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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Never mind, I opened the terminal with Root privileges, typed in your original suggested command, and it's doing something now. Don't ask me why I didn't try that earlier. :oops:

Edit: OK, it did its thing. I'm about to reboot and try it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:45 pm 
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OK, good luck :)

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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:48 pm 
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OK, you officially rule. I'm now running Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit from the USB drive on my desktop. After the Root terminal did its thing, I rebooted, went into the boot menu, selected the drive and it booted right up. :mrgreen: Unfortunately, I already wrote that particular .iso to a DVD, but I'll definitely have to write your instructions down for later use. Thanks a lot. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:49 pm 
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No worries .. glad it worked :)

Be aware the Peppermint ISO images are NOT isohybrid images .. so youll have to run:
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isohybrid /path/to/peppermint.iso

on the standard Peppermint ISO to turn it into an isohybrid image .. then cat it to the USB stick.

Also be aware, that USB stick will NOT be recognised as normal USB stick until you format it.

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Someone said it's possible to create a normal partition at the end of the drive .. but I haven't tried this, so can't say one way or the other.

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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:41 pm 
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One thing I learned today was to NOT do this with my .mp3 player plugged in. I guess it was attached as "sdb," so it wiped the internal memory and I had to use GParted to reformat it back to FAT32. :lol: I wiped all of my music off, but fortunately it's all on my PC and can be re-copied.


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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB (SOLVED)
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Ooops :)

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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:51 pm 
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Serves me right for not paying attention to where stuff is mounted. ;) At least the device's firmware is protected and I didn't have much music on there at the time. In fact, I was working on adding more music to it when things went horribly wrong. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB (SOLVED)
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I'll bet it scared the living %^&* out of you till you were sure about the firmware though .. it would have me :)

Worth mentioning though .. as not all mp3 players may be so lucky.

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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:11 pm 
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PCNetSpec wrote:
I'll bet it scared the living %^&* out of you till you were sure about the firmware though .. it would have me :)

Worth mentioning though .. as not all mp3 players may be so lucky.


You are correct, sir. It definitely scared the poop out of me. Fortunately, though, I have a pretty basic .mp3 player. It's a SanDisk Clip+, which isn't an Android player or anything that fancy. They probably figure you don't even need access to the firmware (which is true) and lock you out to prevent stupid things from happening. I have an Android tablet, so I know I'd have not been as lucky with an Android .mp3 player. Though, I could have downloaded the firmware from their website and reinstalled it if necessary, which is nice to know.


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 Post subject: Re: Non FAT Live USB (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Sorry for offtopic, but:
Sansa clip is perfect if you add RockBox to it. almost as customisable and addictive as linux and you can play games on you mp3.

And thanks for the topic, it was an enlightening read!


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