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Old 09-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #16
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To be safe, just remove power from the internal drive(s) or use a virtual machine to install to usb.

You can mess up your hard drive is either you or the installer app is not careful/correct.
I'm trying to install from a Maya 13 CD. I'm going to look harder for any option that can specifically target the USB flash drive instead of your HD without the need for complex partitioning.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #17
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I use virtual machines. Just make a vm, remove or don't create a virtual hard drive and mount your iso image as cd/dvd drive. When it boots attach the usb to the client and load the OS.

It is possible but not really practical to boot to a usb in a vm so just reboot into your real computer to either finish install or run.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 06:08 PM   #18
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Thanks a million guys! I finally got XFCE Maya installed my flash drive with 4.2gigs free! I had to use EXT4 and "/" which was accepted. Thanks!

I already found some minor flaws like the Desktop background "slideshow" feature doesn't continuously change after viewing the first two screens and mysteriously the zoo/expand/quit marks on the windows edge disappear and Windows Manager won't pop up to fix it with, and the only way out to normal is to create a new session, but I'll post these on new topics soon.

I'll be looking for "garbage" collection programs like "Computer Janitor" to create more space once I get programs like Stellarium and Celestra and art files installed, but if you have other recommendations I'd be glad to hear them! My undersranding is that Mint has no "diskcheck" or "CCCleaner" type programs.

Thanks again!

Jim in NYC

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #19
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Do you have compositor enabled for your Window Manager by any chance? If so, and if you can do without transparency, I would be tempted to turn it off and it may solve some glitches when displaying windows.

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #20
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Thanks a million guys! I finally got XFCE Maya installed my flash drive with 4.2gigs free! I had to use EXT4 and "/" which was accepted. Thanks!

I already found some minor flaws like the Desktop background "slideshow" feature doesn't continuously change after viewing the first two screens and mysteriously the zoom/expand/quit marks on the windows edge disappear and Windows Manager won't pop up to fix it with, and the only way out to normal is to create a new session, but I'll post these on new topics soon.

I'll be looking for "garbage" collection programs like "Computer Janitor" to create more space once I get programs like Stellarium and Celestra and art files installed, but if you have other recommendations I'd be glad to hear them! My undersranding is that Mint has no "diskcheck" or "CCCleaner" type programs.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #21
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Do you have compositor enabled for your Window Manager by any chance? If so, and if you can do without transparency, I would be tempted to turn it off and it may solve some glitches when displaying windows.
Unfortunately it looks like Compositor was never turned on. Should I to see if it'd work or will I damage anything? (is this pertaining to the Desktop slideshow feature?)

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Sorry, no, I was referring to the fact that having the compositor enabled can cause window decorations to vanish and other visual problems. If you've not got it enabled it rules it out as a cause of your buttons vanishing.
Oddly on my install the slideshow desktop background doesn't seem to work and only shows a new picture for each session.
 
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It might be a bug in the OS. Bad download or write.

Some systems don't do correctly on a usb boot. I have never figured out why.
Maybe it is some timing issue with the usb system. If all that fails is the screen saver then keep going.

It is possible that you could compress it but you'd have to work on that for a while.

Don't forget that you can use another usb device also to use for storage.
 
  


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