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Old 03-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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How to Install Linux Mint-KDE on USB stick

I have a;

Fedora install on my Computer.
I have a linuxmint-14-Kde.iso on DVD.

How do I put Linux Mint on a USB stick ?
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Two possibilities suggest themselves:
1. if you want a live-usb with persistence, something like unetbootin or Mint's (or Ubuntu's) live usb creating tool should work.
2. A full install as you would on a hard drive (don't know if ubiquity will let you do this)
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As suggested above, there are many ways.

One is to follow Mint's web pages or for easy ways. Those installs are pretty safe. They use either the native app or a third party app to convert a live cd/dvd to a usb.

Second is a way to just take a special iso file and use dd command to install it to your usb. BE CAREFUL. dd is a command that has no opps key.

Third is a way common to most modern distros. A usb is used like an internal scsi drive. In fact an IDE drive is treated like a scsi drive as well as a sata. All appear to linux as a real hard drive. That means most installers just ask you where you want to install the OS. Be careful here too. RTFQ comes into play. Read the F question. If you hit OK, OK, OK you will be back here.
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use the dvd to do a normal install BUT to the usb

use gparted ( in the fedora repos or use the live cd )
to blank the usb
plug in the usb and pop in the install dvd and reboot

do a normal install BUT to the usb
-- it will run a bit slow

there are a few other ways including using "dd" but that is on a " LIVE " version and in iso format
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Originally Posted by mickeyboa View Post
I have a;

Fedora install on my Computer.
I have a linuxmint-14-Kde.iso on DVD.

How do I put Linux Mint on a USB stick ?

jefro is right the sure way is with donīt use Unetbootin i tried it and never had luck with it
so all the Linux distros ISO i made with success was with Pendrive.
Old 05-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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I just download the Mint ISO, saved it and:
dd if=/path/to/iso of=/dev/sdc
(as root)
Where /dev/sdc is the path of the unmounted USB stick. Check in /var/log/syslog what path the USB stick got when it was plugged in.

If you use the wrong path here, you destroy the wrong drive.



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