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 Post subject: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick? (solved)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:59 pm 
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Is there a way to install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?

We have 4 older closed box systems, each with:
    * No CDROM drive.
    * 1 floppy drive.
    * 40 Gb hard disk.
    * 2 Non-bootable USB ports.

With boot floppies we have installed the "Ubuntu MinimalCD" on these systems.
So we have the Ubuntu CLI available.
Now we would like to install Peppermint and make these basic web browsing systems.

Suggestions will be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:03 am 
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I'm sure this can be done but I'm going to leave it for Kendall...or Ikey (if he ever sees this). Since I don't know how you would go about doing this and they might.

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 Post subject: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:58 am 
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I boot Peppermint OS via usb using the Universal Linux Pendrive installer which can be found at: http://www.pendrivelinux.com


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 Post subject: Re: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:19 pm 
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Ollie wrote:
I boot Peppermint OS via usb using the Universal Linux Pendrive installer which can be found at: http://www.pendrivelinux.com


The problem with that is while three are USB ports they aren't bootable.

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 Post subject: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:42 pm 
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I got the same with a desk computer and now, I am trying to save a laptop in the same shape! Both are WIN XP in very bad shape, CD drive so-so, USB ports not bootable.

I did and still trying to get Peppermint in both, without success, using virtual box from the USB-stick. Virtual Box return the same message on both: "Unable to allocate and lock memory".

I doublecheck memory, clean the files, defrag and those things, freeing enought rooms on HD, more than recommanded. Nope.

I have installed Peppermint One on many computers, up to now, without this problem. And presently, I got 2 computers with the same problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:14 pm 
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If by "closed box",
you mean you are unable to open the boxes
to connect a temporary CD-ROM drive to boot from,
or to remove the hard disk to put into another computer to install on and then return it home.

If that's the case then it is a serious problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:28 pm 
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Sounds like boat anchors to me.... computers that were made for throw aways...

in any case, have you tried seeing if you can select usb in the bios for booting to?

And for closed boxes, you can open them, but in my experience, all the hardware in it are like closed sourced software, meaning the hardware in is all its ever going to be, changing anything in it might not work as the bios and cmos are programmed for that and that only.... I had a box very much like that... in the end, I still had DOS6.22 on floppy, and used that to play DOS games.... corny I know, but it worked... afterwards, I sold them as DOS machines...

thats my little story...... but as for the USB, I am sure you can select it in the bios as first boot... check it out, if u havent already, and let us know your findings? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:47 pm 
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Here, are not closed box. Laptop is Acer, desktop is Compaq. But as I am not technician, it is the same... :(

In both case, BIOS does not allow boothing by USB-port. As the CD-drive does not work properly, so I try by using Virtua-Box, from the USB-key, as I did with success before. Virtual Box is loading, open the windows and begin to load Peppermint. It does 2 completed dots pass, then ont the third pass, stops suddenly on the second dot (Waiting). I can not see the problem, so I ask here. Is someone got this problem before? What is the meaning of this message: what do I have to set in the computer, to allow Virtual box to run properly Peppermint from the USB-key?

Again, message is: "Unable to allocate and lock memory".


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 Post subject: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:25 am 
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I have found something...

Virtual box needs RAM to run properly. As WIN XP needs about 180Mb to run properly on idle, remaining of RAM is available for Virtual Box. Some advisers say that roughly 256Mb are needed for Virtual Box to run properly. So, you need, minimum, 512MB RAM to use Virtual Box.

Conputers I am working on are 256Mb RAM. So, if that, I'm afraid I have to forget Virtual Box for those computers.

So... I hope that I will retreive this old external CD-driver, not used it for a while... :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Install the Peppermint ISO from a USB stick?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:56 pm 
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OK, I got it with the laptop!

This morning, I saw that on the bios menu...

In the boot menu, the item "hardrive", there is a sub-menu. This sub menu allows the USB-drive to be set as the boot unit.

Set done, and that's it!

Different1, it is possible you get similar setting, in the boot menu, in the bios menu.

Happy, I am again!

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