Nadia fit on CD? -- SOLVED

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Nadia fit on CD? -- SOLVED

Postby pgmer6809 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:12 pm

The latest iso install image for Nadia is too big for a CD.
My computer has trouble booting DVD's but boots CDs fine.
I have the Nadia 64bit Mate ISO.
Are there things I can delete from that ISO so that it will fit on a CD (600MB)
I don't need all the EFI/UEFI stuff for example as my computer is stricly BIOS/MBR type.

pgmer6809

Thanks to the help of XENOPEEK this is solved, or at least worked around.
I used Plop and booted from a USB stick instead even though my computer does not boot from usb.
There were a couple of gotchas. After Downloading and extracting Plop Vers 5.0.14,
1. I burned a Plop bootable floppy using the dd cmd in linux to send the plpbtin.img file to /dev/fd0
2. I tried to use MINT's make a USB cmd from the menu but it did not work and was very slow.
So I just used the dd cmd instead to dd the iso image to the usb device.
3. When I booted from floppy and got Plop I tried to select USB from the menu. But that did not work.
Then I noticed that plop reported THREE hard drives, HDA, HDB, HDC but I only have two. So I selected HDC from the
menu and sure enough that was the USB stick. It booted the NADIA install 'Live CD' actually running from the USB.
THis is a VERY nice develpment.
Thanks very much.
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Re: Nadia fit on CD?

Postby xenopeek » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:15 am

You can boot from a USB stick instead, if you have one of at least 2 GiB. Instructions for that are here: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744. If your computer can't boot from USB sticks, you can burn the Plop Bootmanager to a CD and boot from that--and it will allow you to boot from a USB stick instead, regardless of whether your computer supports that or not. http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html
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Re: Nadia fit on CD?

Postby pgmer6809 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:41 pm

Thanks I will investigage Plop some more.
I did try burning a cd of the Ultimate Boot CD iso which includes Plop, and running Plop but it did not seem to work very well.
Just gave me some sort of ugly screen and no prompt, or opportunity to select a usb stick.
But I will try the pages you mention.
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