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04-27-2014, 03:27 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-27-2014, 03:28 AM by stiffy.)
#16
RE: Linux
(04-27-2014, 02:39 AM)April Wrote: "unable to find a medium containing a live file system."

What's the exact make and model of the machine you're booting it on?
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04-27-2014, 03:33 AM,
#17
RE: Linux
(04-27-2014, 03:27 AM)stiffy Wrote:
(04-27-2014, 02:39 AM)April Wrote: "unable to find a medium containing a live file system."

What's the exact make and model of the machine you're booting it on?

It's a dell latitude D820.
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04-27-2014, 03:40 AM,
#18
RE: Linux
(04-27-2014, 03:33 AM)April Wrote: dell latitude D820.

Does that have 1GB RAM? 60GB hard disk?

What's the linux Mint version you're booting? Is it a Live version (designed to run just from the stick)?

Do you want to just run Linux from the stick, install over Windows, or install with a dual boot win/linux?
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04-27-2014, 03:51 AM,
#19
RE: Linux
(04-27-2014, 03:40 AM)stiffy Wrote:
(04-27-2014, 03:33 AM)April Wrote: dell latitude D820.

Does that have 1GB RAM? 60GB hard disk?

IT'S WORKING !! and yes...

Quote:What's the linux Mint version you're booting? Is it a Live version (designed to run just from the stick)?

the one you recommended above, and yes.

Quote:Do you want to just run Linux from the stick, install over Windows, or install with a dual boot win/linux?


I was shooting for booting Linux from the stick... and three tries are a charm I guess. Thanks for trying help stiffy. I'm off to go check it out. Grin
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04-27-2014, 04:01 AM,
#20
RE: Linux
(04-27-2014, 03:51 AM)April Wrote: IT'S WORKING !!

Hey, you realize you've just earned a whole bunch of nerd points, don't you? LOL

You never know, you could end up going Full Nerd!!

[Image: nerd_glasses.jpg]

When you get your nerd glasses, send us a selfie, would ya?
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04-27-2014, 04:31 AM,
#21
RE: Linux
(04-27-2014, 04:01 AM)stiffy Wrote: Hey, you realize you've just earned a whole bunch of nerd points, don't you? LOL

Yes ! Getting ready to download my first torrent on my first night of linux mint. Racking them up. Tongue

Quote:You never know, you could end up going Full Nerd!!

You never know... Shifty2 ...... [Image: happy0185.gif]

Quote:When you get your nerd glasses, send us a selfie, would ya?

ok... but only once. [Image: cool0024.gif] [Image: character0233.gif]
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04-27-2014, 10:27 PM,
#22
RE: Linux
Congrats, April!

I've played with Mint 16 a bit, from a LiveCD, it's really quite nice. But, as I understand it, I cannot actually install the Linux VPN client from my provider since I'm running from CD, so that severely limits any actual browsing. Since I refuse to do anything online without my VPN I haven't even opened a browser yet...

However, I've read that you can install at least some software, but it will not persist after shutting down Linux. This makes sense, is it correct?

I also found that I'm able to actually access files that reside on various logical discs that were created in Windows. I'm surprised. How is this possible? And does this mean that I can also save files to those discs while in Linux? I haven't tried it, 'cause I'm a paranoid freak.

Thinking of setting up a dual boot, but I haven't made a decision yet, even though that would be a much better alternative in the long run. If everything went right.
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04-27-2014, 10:34 PM,
#23
RE: Linux
(04-27-2014, 10:27 PM)temp9 Wrote: I've played with Mint 16 a bit, from a LiveCD, it's really quite nice. But, as I understand it, I cannot actually install the Linux VPN client from my provider since I'm running from CD, so that severely limits any actual browsing. Since I refuse to do anything online without my VPN I haven't even opened a browser yet...

You should be able to like other software but it won't persist after a restart.

(04-27-2014, 10:27 PM)temp9 Wrote: However, I've read that you can install at least some software, but it will not persist after shutting down Linux. This makes sense, is it correct?

That's correct. All running programs are stored in sys memory.

(04-27-2014, 10:27 PM)temp9 Wrote: I also found that I'm able to actually access files that reside on various logical discs that were created in Windows. I'm surprised. How is this possible? And does this mean that I can also save files to those discs while in Linux? I haven't tried it, 'cause I'm a paranoid freak.

Linux can read/write the Windows NTFS filesystem as well as it's own EXT versions and the various FAT systems...also Apple's HFS. There's always some danger of disk errors when writing but I haven't had any r/w issues in the various distros I've used.
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04-29-2014, 03:16 PM,
#24
RE: Linux
Thanks for the info, Easy! Much appreciated.
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05-02-2014, 04:56 PM,
#25
RE: Linux
if you run it as a live USB, you can save to usb.
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