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 Post subject: Installation problems with Peppermint 3
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:59 pm 
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I have been attempting to install Peppermint for several days and have not been successful on putting a bootable ISO image on a USB drive. I tried Unetbootin and it stopped when it couldn't find a cd drive. I tried using the imagewriter in Linux Mint and it claimed to have been successful but it would not load at startup. My laptop is preset to load from usb drive first.


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 Post subject: Re: Installation problems with Peppermint 3
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:02 pm 
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What is the make/model of your laptop ?

Not all PC's can boot from USB sticks as they're reported to the BIOS as a "removable media".

Have you ever booted from a USB stick on this PC ?

Have you tried the USB stick in another PC to rule out the USB stick being the problem ?

Do you get any error messages, or anything on screen ?

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 Post subject: Re: Installation problems with Peppermint 3
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:07 pm 
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I have installed multiple distros using the USB drive. I recently installed Linux Mint 14, Solus 1.3 and Solus 2A7. I'm on an HP Compaq.


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 Post subject: Re: Installation problems with Peppermint 3
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:15 pm 
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On that PC ?

With that USB stick ?

Do you get any error messages, or see anything on screen when you attempt to boot from the LiveUSB ?

What is the make/model of laptop ?

If you're creating it with Mint .. install usb-creator-gtk:
Code:
sudo apt-get install usb-creator-gtk

then look for "Stertup Disk Creator" in your menu .. use that to create the LiveUSB .. I've never known that to fail unless there was an issue with the hardware.
(let Startup Disk Creator format the USB stick before creating the LiveUSB)

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 Post subject: Re: Installation problems with Peppermint 3
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:04 am 
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jwsawyer wrote:
I tried Unetbootin and it stopped when it couldn't find a cd drive.

I think this is the weird part. Why doesn't it see your USB stick? That just seems very wrong. Can the rest of the OS see the stick? And is that on Windows or Linux?

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Stefan


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