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#1 Mr.Nerd

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 09:33 AM

I'm trying to install linux mint onto my windows vista 32bit desktop and I used unetbootin to write it to a 4Gb USB and when I went to boot from the USB I get a boot error. any suggestions? 



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:37 AM

Rewrite the flash drive and try again. 


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:27 AM

Burn everything and install Windows 7.

I have been using Linux Mint for the last year or two and though it has its awesomeness, so many things are impossibly annoying to deal with.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:38 AM

Rewrite the flash drive and try again. 

just and it did not work :\



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 12:43 PM

I found I was easily able to dual bool Mint on my laptop with Windows 7. I think i used Linux PenDrive to do it? I went with Mint and Cinnamon.

 

I've only ever tried Mint and Ubuntu but I favour Mint. That being said, I don't use it for every day things I needed it because my computer graphics course was much easier on Linux than Windows. I'm still on it now and again because it boots up way faster.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 12:51 PM

Try UUI. Make sure you have the 32 bit version of Mint

http://www.pendrivel...-easy-as-1-2-3/


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 12:16 PM

Linux Mint is great, it serves it's purpose. I prefer to use Mint over Ubuntu in certain situations (most of them)

Actually I've only ever used Mint and Ubuntu from the Linux PC range. (Solaris, Rasbian, etc being others)

 

If you want to dual boot Mint and Windows 7, that's possible, as stated above. For help on that ......... honestly just Google it.

If you want a Linux system .... 4GB is enough for Mint, at least. Yes, install the 32bit version only, unless you have MORE than 4GB of RAM.

The above applies if you're installing to your internal disc.

 

If you want to install Linux Mint on a bootable USB thumbdrive/flashdrive - Find an installer (such as Win32Installersomethingsomething which I use to install bootable Windows USBs)

Install Mint to the USB, then ensure your PC is booting from your USB before it's HDD/SSD ... away you go.



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 05:21 PM

The best way to get Linux on your flash drive is to remove everything on it and put Windows on it. Then keep it that way.

 

Really, though, the way I've always done it was use pendrivelinux. I have nothing against Ubuntu or Linux, They are both great software according to what they were made for. 

 

I still prefer Windows over them, however.


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