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Old 04-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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how to download linux mint on to a USB flash drive?


how to download linux mint on to a USB flash drive to install onto Windows Vista Home Edition (dual boot)? And if possible can I delelt it off my drive later? And how big does the drive needs to be?
 
Old 04-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

If wanting a persistent usb. 4 gig or up should be OK. If just running live with no persistence 1 gig should be OK.

Follow the directions provided at those sites,

You can format any usb drive when done unless it is one of those drm read only software installs USB like U3 software on a Sandisk USB drive.

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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Mine is a Sandisk and it is a 2gb. Now I do have a bigger external hard drive but that has a lot of stuff on it.

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Old 04-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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Try out the 3 gig with persistence

http://u3.sandisk.com/launchpadremoval.htm

you'll need to run the above in Windows to remove U3 read only software if it is installed. before reformatting that Sandisk as Fat32 before using either of the above 2 links in Windows.

Read up on installing persistence

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/help/guide/step3

You will be limited on what changes you make to your install though with just 3gig. you will b e able to tell though when it is filling up with the

Code:
df -h
command in terminal in Linux or used gparted in Linux to see via a gui.

Code:
:~$ df -h
Filesystem                                              Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs                                                   17G  4.7G   12G  29% /
udev                                                    242M     0  242M   0% /dev
tmpfs                                                    50M  788K   49M   2% /run
/dev/disk/by-uuid/8bdcb4fd-4a43-45e9-be6b-dd455f91e802   17G  4.7G   12G  29% /
tmpfs                                                   5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs                                                    99M   92K   99M   1% /tmp
tmpfs                                                    99M  500K   99M   1% /run/shm
/dev/sda1                                                11G  5.5G  4.1G  58% /mnt/sda1


---------- Post added 04-23-12 at 08:38 PM ----------

Try out the 3 gig with persistence

http://u3.sandisk.com/launchpadremoval.htm

you'll need to run the above in Windows to remove U3 read only software if it is installed. before reformatting that Sandisk as Fat32 before using either of the above 2 links in Windows.

Read up on installing persistence

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/help/guide/step3

You will be limited on what changes you make to your install though with just 3gig. you will b e able to tell though when it is filling up with the

Code:
df -h
command in terminal in Linux or used gparted in Linux to see via a gui.

Code:
:~$ df -h
Filesystem                                              Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs                                                   17G  4.7G   12G  29% /
udev                                                    242M     0  242M   0% /dev
tmpfs                                                    50M  788K   49M   2% /run
/dev/disk/by-uuid/8bdcb4fd-4a43-45e9-be6b-dd455f91e802   17G  4.7G   12G  29% /
tmpfs                                                   5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs                                                    99M   92K   99M   1% /tmp
tmpfs                                                    99M  500K   99M   1% /run/shm
/dev/sda1                                                11G  5.5G  4.1G  58% /mnt/sda1
 
Old 04-24-2012, 06:32 AM   #5
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Can I cut everything from the flash drive install Linux, download it to my computer, format the drive, cut it back to my flash drive? But is there any way to not use a flash drive/ DVD?
 
  


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