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How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by deepus » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:20 am

Hi my netbook does not have a cd drive so i was trying to install mint 10 into it by making a usb pendrive bootable. But unetbootin and pendrive linux does not have options for mint 10( only till mint 9). How do I make a USB drive bootable (ultimately i plan to run mint 10 from the usb). Thanks

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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by daquirm » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:04 am

Hi,

I believe that I did that with unetbootin by manually selecting the iso. But here's a great tool to do that at http://liveusb.info/dotclear/

in mint add this to your repository:
deb http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot all main

then run in terminal:

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sudo apt-get install multisystem
Then run multisystem, download the Mint ISO and just drag and drop it to the window of multisystem. Previsously you have to have your USB pendrive mounted of course...

Hope this will help...

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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by markcynt » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:08 am

If you're running Windows use Linux Live USB creator. Very simple program to use.

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by manuleka » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:50 am

i just installed my mint onto my netbook last week...

i used the universal usb installer on windows xp http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal- ... -as-1-2-3/ and a downloaded mint 10 iso... its quite simple really

at first i keep getting error when trying to create the bootable usb, then i re-downloaded the iso and everything worked fine... :)
~ $ sudo convert "windows xp pro" >> "mint 14"

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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by deepus » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:33 am

Thanks for the replies. I will try out these. I made the pendrive bootable with unetbootin but could not install it into another pendrive from it. May the file i downloaded is not correct. I will re download it tonight and try.

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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by manuleka » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:16 pm

deepus wrote:Thanks for the replies. I will try out these. I made the pendrive bootable with unetbootin but could not install it into another pendrive from it. May the file i downloaded is not correct. I will re download it tonight and try.
yes try re-downloading... i spent a whole day trying to figure out why my pen-drive wouldn't install mint, so i thought i'd re-download and ka-boom :) let us know if you problem was fixed
~ $ sudo convert "windows xp pro" >> "mint 14"

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Solved Thank you

Post by deepus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:25 pm

I downloaded the mint iso again and tried unetbootin. It worked well ! Thanks very much to all. In fact when i used the previous file to install it was getting stuck repeatedly at the copying of certain file. (during the process of copying the files before installation.). Strangely it was getting stuck at the same file when I made a bootable dvd with that iso and tried to install using a usb dvd drive. So that i think is one of the symptoms of a bad iso file. After redownloading the iso i could install from a pendrive easily

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Re: Solved Thank you

Post by manuleka » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:45 pm

deepus wrote:I downloaded the mint iso again and tried unetbootin. It worked well ! Thanks very much to all. In fact when i used the previous file to install it was getting stuck repeatedly at the copying of certain file. (during the process of copying the files before installation.). Strangely it was getting stuck at the same file when I made a bootable dvd with that iso and tried to install using a usb dvd drive. So that i think is one of the symptoms of a bad iso file. After redownloading the iso i could install from a pendrive easily
it pays to do a signature check after download before proceeding any futher :)
~ $ sudo convert "windows xp pro" >> "mint 14"

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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by cristobal » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:02 pm

daquirm wrote:Hi,

I believe that I did that with unetbootin by manually selecting the iso. But here's a great tool to do that at http://liveusb.info/dotclear/

in mint add this to your repository:
deb http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot all main

then run in terminal:

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sudo apt-get install multisystem
Then run multisystem, download the Mint ISO and just drag and drop it to the window of multisystem. Previsously you have to have your USB pendrive mounted of course...

Hope this will help...
I followed these instructions. Two entries appeared in the Mint menu, "Multisystem VirtualBox Test" And "Multisytem" When I click on the first one nothing happens, when click on the second one a gtk-dialog that says "Multisystem" runs indefinitely.
Is there a gpg key for this repo?
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by gn2 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:47 pm

deepus wrote:~ unetbootin and pendrive linux does not have options for mint 10 ~
You can use Unetbootin to create a Mint 10 one by first downloading the Mint 10 .iso then in Unetbootin select the Diskimage option then click the button to the right with the three dots on it and browse to the downloaded .iso

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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by cristobal » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:51 pm

I tried unetbootin. It doesn't work. Maybe because I am trying to install LMDE not Linux Mint 10.
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by gn2 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:35 pm

It worked for me.
Have you installed p7zip-full yet?

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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by cristobal » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:19 pm

gn2 wrote:It worked for me.
Have you installed p7zip-full yet?
Yes I have. I get a "Boot Error" message when I try to boot from a usb drive made with unetbootin. As near I can figure this is because syslinix.cfg is pointing to a boot image that is'nt there. It has never worked for me no matter which distro I'm trying to install. But thanks for the encouragement.
What I would really like to know is, how to use Multisystem to make bootable usb drive.
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by Midnighter » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:36 am

cristobal wrote:
gn2 wrote:It worked for me.
Have you installed p7zip-full yet?
Yes I have. I get a "Boot Error" message when I try to boot from a usb drive made with unetbootin. As near I can figure this is because syslinix.cfg is pointing to a boot image that is'nt there. It has never worked for me no matter which distro I'm trying to install. But thanks for the encouragement.
What I would really like to know is, how to use Multisystem to make bootable usb drive.

Are you sure it installed to the pendrive? You sometimes need to make sure it's pointing to the right usb device, mine has gone to install to my usb exernal hard drive if I'm not careful, and make sure it's pointed at the right device. I've used unetbootin with both LMDE and Mint 10 with no probs.
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by Pranaone » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:24 am

I never knew of multisystem. Thanks for the info!

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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by cristobal » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:21 pm

Pranaone wrote:I never knew of multisystem. Thanks for the info!
Good luck with it. Multisystem doesn't work for me.
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by cristobal » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:25 pm

Midnighter wrote:
Are you sure it installed to the pendrive? You sometimes need to make sure it's pointing to the right usb device, mine has gone to install to my usb exernal hard drive if I'm not careful, and make sure it's pointed at the right device. I've used unetbootin with both LMDE and Mint 10 with no probs.
I only have the one usb thumb drive.
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by cristobal » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:30 pm

This is how it is done for non-hybrid.iso images like LMDE:

http://salinelinux.proboards.com/index. ... &thread=24
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by seeley » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:05 pm

Hi deepus!
Please read my HOWTO: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 38#p360138 (LMDE)
With PartedMagic/ UNetbootin it is no problem to install Julia on USB; I just did it - analogical.
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Re: How to make Bootable USB Pendrive for mint 10

Post by cristobal » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:00 pm

seeley wrote:Hi deepus!
Please read my HOWTO: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 38#p360138 (LMDE)
With PartedMagic/ UNetbootin it is no problem to install Julia on USB; I just did it - analogical.
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I think Deepus wants to know how to make a bootable USB drive with Linuxmint , not how to install Linuxmint from a bootable USB drive.
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