indeed some of the several instructions are a bit confusing, because it seems that LiveUSB pendrives can be created from a Linux as well as a Windows box.
Quote: "I'm having these issues with other apps I desire to install, as well, but cannot figure out how to get them into the Pkg Mgr. Can anyone help out here?"
You don't have to put them in! You get them out the Package Manager!!!!
Another misunderstanding is, that you have to download files from websites and install them one way or another. The software you need is in the Ubuntu repositories, which are simply accessed thru Menu->Package Manager (Synaptic). Once you have chosen your software it will be automatically installed.
The easiest way to create a USBLIve pendrive if you have Mint installed (not running from the LiveCD):
1. Go to Menu
(you have to enter your password), enter usb-creator
in the Quick Search field
, mark for installation
and press apply
2. When the installation is finished go to Menu
->USB Disk Start Up Creator
3. Follow the instructions and use either your MintCD or an ISO file to create you LiveUSB pendrive. That's all.
I will create again a new LiveUSB pendrive within the next half hour and will let you know the result.
Edit: my PIII 1.2 Mhz with USB 1.0 is quite slow, but in the mean time:
In advance, I formatted my 2GB pendrive to FAT32 and selected the remaining disk size with the slider to 1.2GB for persistent mode. I kept the second (lowest) radio button unselected. Installation is 75% ready now ... will be back asap.
Edit: The good news: It worked and booted my other laptop (winXP) flawlessly.
The bad news: It is not
This was different some months ago ... edit: with Ubuntu 9.04 before I went to Mint.
Now I need help...anybody?!