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Old 04-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #31
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I may be getting confused but I don't recall seeing that upon bootup. I just get the message boot from cd.... I then just wait and it starts loading. Maybe I missed something but I don't remember any choices at bootup.

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Hmmm. I had those choices on 64bit install. Maybe 32bit is different?

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Having it loaded in ram means I have to redo the settings everytime I load it. Or am I wrong?
You are right. However. There is such a thing as running a Multi_session DVD in Puppy Linux that can keep your changes. Also. You can make a save personal save file in your Windows file system in my documents (you have to point the save file there though)

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/MultiSessionLiveDVD
 
Old 04-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #32
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I'm back on my laptop again. I shut down the desktop and tried it with the mint disk. I did get that menu with the options that you described but I have a problem in that I'm using a wireless keyboard and mouse so by the time the drivers are loaded for the keyboard the options menu is gone and it defaults to the top line. So, I will have to buy a wired keyboard and mouse in order to go any further.

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Old 04-13-2013, 02:22 PM   #33
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I get my wired mouse a keyboards on the cheap from goodwill or salvation army. $1.00 to $3.00.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 02:30 PM   #34
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Don't feel too bad. You are not the only Sis limper.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=123140
 
Old 04-13-2013, 02:30 PM   #35
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Just for giggles I fired up one of my old laptops that runs xp. I got mint installed on it first try. No problem. It has to be what you suggested as to the video/graphics onboard my desktop. I'll try to find some way around it. First I run to the goodwill store for some cheap stuff. Thanks again for all the help I have gotten from everybody.

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Old 04-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #36
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Well this isn't any fun. I went and got a keyboard and mouse. I put the disc in the drive and booted it up. I got to the menu but the choice bar won't move off the upper position. I can't get to the choices below. What do you suggest now?

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Old 04-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #37
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Does the arrow key work in Macpup? maybe a fubar arrow key on fubar keyboard?
 
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Does the arrow key work in Macpup? maybe a fubar arrow key on fubar keyboard?
I rebooted and watched the lights on the keyboard. They come on while it's in it's first stage of booting and then by the time it gets to the white screen the lights have gone out and the mouse and keyboard are no longer responding. It's got to have something to do with this computer because as I said above, I got it working on an old Toshiba laptop without any problems. Of course when I wanted to install it to the h/d I got asked a question that I couldn't answer so I gave up. It has to do with the partition on the h/d and I was afraid that I was going to lose the XP installation there. I couldn't figure out how to create a new partition to install mint into. Maybe you can give me some input on that. If you're getting tired of me just say so and I'll understand.

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I just reloaded macpup and the keyboard and mouse work fine.

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A good guide on what to do to shrink XP and Install Linux

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_w...lled_first.htm
 
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Would these same installation rules apply to mint?
 
Old 04-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #43
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instead, shutdown Macpup and you will be
asked to create a save file, that will give you more space.You can put the
save file almost anywhere,Hard drive,USB Flash drive,Sd card.Etc...
http://macpup.org/forums/index.php/topic,5.0.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piT_z8ESHg4

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43203

Just some more reading.

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Would these same installation rules apply to mint?
Yes.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #44
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just use Crunchbang Linux at http://crunchbang.org/
 
Old 04-13-2013, 04:59 PM   #45
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just use Crunchbang Linux at http://crunchbang.org/

That reminds me of

How many Linux users does it take to screw in a lightbulb.


1 to post a thread in a forum telling the bulb has burnt.
1 to suggest to try to turn the lamp on through command lines.
1 to complain that the user broke the thread.
1 to ask what new bulb will he install.
1 to advice that we shouldn't use the word burn for meaning a broken lightbulb, because it would mean that the bulb was set on fire and that it wold be right to say that the bulb broke due to an excess of electrical current.
25 to suggest to install all the kinds of existing and imaginable lightbulbs.
5 who say that the burnt bulb is an upstream issue that doesn't belong to the distro. There's an open bug on the bulb's developer mail list.
1 noob to suggest to install a Microsoft lightbulb.
250 to flood the noob's mail address.
300 to say that a Microsoft lightbulb would turn blue and that you'd had to reboot continuously to get back to normal.
1 former linux user who still frequents the forum, to suggest to install an Apple iBulb, which has a fresh and innovating design and it costs 250 $.
20 to say that iBulbs aren't free, and that they have less functions than a 20 times cheaper standard lightbulb.
15 to suggest to install a national lightbulb.
30 to say that national lightbulbs are creepled remasters of foreign lightbulbs and that they don't bring nothing new.
23 to argue if it must be a white or a transparent bulb.
1 to remiind everyone that the right name is GNU/Lightbulb.
1 to say that lightbulbs are a Winbugs users thing and that real Linux users aren't afraid of the dark.
1 to announce finally which will be the model of the installed bulb.
217 to discard the chosen model and suggest another.
6 to complain that the chosen lightbulb has propietary elements, and that another should be used.
20 to say that a 100% free bulb, isn't compatible with the lamp switch.
The same previous 6, to suggest to change the switch for a compatible one.
1 to yell out: “STOP ARGUING AND CHANGE THAT LIGHTBULB FOR GOD'S SAKE!”
350 to ask the previous user what God is he talking about, and that if he has scientific proofs of his existence.
1 to say that we can't trust in corporation-made bulbs and that we should trust in community-made bulbs.
1 to post a link to an ODF file explaining how to build a lightbulb from scratch.
14 to complain about the format of the previous file and asking to send it in txt or LaTeX.
5 to say that they didn't like the taken decission and that they'll fork the house's electric installation and install a better lamp.
1 to post a series of commands to put to change the lightbulb.
1 to comment that he executed the commands and had an error message.
1 to advice that the commands must be executed as root

And finally:
The father of the first user, who while everyone were discussing, he went to the shop and bought the cheapest lightbulb.

I just had to break the levity a bit.

Edit: My version of Crunchbang. I run 32bit and 64 bit testing and
am a team member for this distro also.

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