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Because of the limited drive capacity of the SSD, and unless you want to start messing with mount points to keep home but loose the rest, the answer is probably "not really"... it *can* be done, but I doubt if you'll have room.
As the Mint USB stick you've created is a "LiveUSB", you will be able to boot to a working desktop by selecting "Try Mint" when you boot from the LiveUSB... then just copy the files you need onto another USB stick, or SD card.
Then once you've got what you want, install Mint with the ""Use whole drive" option
Thanks for all the help Guys it was very much appreciated I have restored Linpus but still lost the data that was there,later I will load Mint.
But in the meantime I had an app from Huawie for my Vodaphone K3565 mobile broadband dongle because Vodaphone don't support Linux,and I can't locate one on the net where I got it the last time, does anyone have a link to one.
Thanks for the info,it is different to what I had originally for a connection as it was a HUAWEI DONGLE app to connect, but if it does the job that will be Ok, will I still need that when I change to Mint, as I want to see if I can extract any old emails from the Linpus/Acer email client as that is the only reason for still using it.
From what I gather the K3565 will "just work" in Mint, though (depending on Mint version) you *may* have to install the usb-modeswitch package from within the Mint package manager... then set up your mobile connection in Network Manager.
I loaded Mint everything was OK but when the USB was removed for the reboot Mint was not there, only the B.O.D.
WAS BACK. checked the boot sequence was correct but without the USB it was not permanent.
So I have reverted back to Limpus Lite and even downloaded firefox 5 on it and it works used my 3G phone chip to get online but Google has a problem with storing the bookmarks, which they say they're working on.
I could not get the Betavive fix to work for the Vodaphone dongle,it keeps on coming up with name not found error I will try once more, I enlarged and printed off the instructions to make sure the imput into the teminal was correct.
Hi PCNET, I have put the mobile dongle in, that is what the problem may be but I was not sure as there was no net connection but the dongle did show a green light,
I get as far as this.
$> cd /etc/yum.repos.d
$> sudo wget
Then this error message.
Resolving www.betavine.net... failed: Temporary failure in name resolution
If I take the ethernet cable out of my desktop and connect it to my netbook would that work on a tempory basis.
Last edited by Tomereader; 07-02-2011 at 08:21 AM.
Erm... it is trying to download a file from the internet and add it to your system... but it cannot download it because you don't have a wireless connection yet.
You will have to connect your AA1 to a router with an ethernet cable (so you have an active internet connection) until you have downloaded that file, activated the repository, and downloaded and installed the 'vodafone-mobile-connect' software.
THEN you can disconnect the cable, and set up the wireless connection.
In summary -
Everything between Adding Betavine to the repository
and Betavine Mobile Connect Setup
requires the AA1 to have an active internet connection.
I can use my sim card from my smart phone as I have a 3G slot and it gets me online I have tried that before to check the updated browser was working, I also have a wireless router with an ethernet cable (virgin).