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Old 09-15-2011, 07:15 AM   #136
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After "mount" here is the result:


/dev/sda1 on / type ext2 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
none on /mnt/home type aufs (rw,si=d659c180,xino=/home/user/.aufs.xino,create=mfs,dirs=/home/user=rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/disk type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,utf8,shortname=winnt,uid=500)


How can I undo having removed the stick safely?

After running these lines:

cd ~/Downloads
chmod a+x unetbootin-linux-555
./unetbootin-linux-555

I got a message that said I needed to do this in root (something I still don't understand), but there was an instruction to run either of two commands each beginning with sudo. I thought I would have to type those in the command line, but there was a button saying ok, I clicked on it, and after a couple other messages in windows, UNetbootin opened up for running.

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:56 AM   #137
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root (something I still don't understand)
The "root" account is the administrator account in a Linux system, it's allowed to modify system files. Your normal user account doesn't have such permissions, which prevents you from messing up your system accidentally.

The "sudo" command runs a command as another user (root if you don't specify a username). You can also use "su", which starts a new shell under a different user account (again, root by default). All commands you type afterwards will be run under the other user account. You can then use the "exit" command to quit the shell and drop back to your original one.

Note that Linux is based on Unix, an operating system designed to be used by many people logged in at once. This explains a lot about how the permissions work and why they're done the way the are.

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but there was an instruction to run either of two commands each beginning with sudo. I thought I would have to type those in the command line, but there was a button saying ok, I clicked on it, and after a couple other messages in windows, UNetbootin opened up for running.
Note that it might have limited functionality when not running as root. You have to post the contents of those message windows to be sure. Or just launch UNetbootin like this:

Code:
sudo ./unetbootin-linux-555
 
Old 09-15-2011, 10:23 AM   #138
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After running "sudo ./unetbootin-linux-555" I got:


sudo: ./unetbootin-linux-555: command not found
audit_log_user_command(): Connection refused


and UNetbootin didn't open.
 
Old 09-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #139
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After running:

cd ~/Downloads
chmod a+x unetbootin-linux-555
./unetbootin-linux-555

I got a window saying:

"UNetbootin must be run as root. Close it, and rerun using either:

sudo/home/user/Downloads/unetbootin-linux-555

or

su--c'/home/user/Downloads/unetbootin-linux-555"


I clicked ok and this appeared:

"mlabel not found. This is required for Arch Linux install mode. Install the "mtools" package or your distribution's equivalent."

I clicked ok and this appeared:

"7z not found. This is required for either install mode. Install the "p7zip-full" package or your distribution's equivalent."

I clicked ok and UNetbootin opened.
 
Old 09-15-2011, 10:43 AM   #140
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But what is my flash drive now being called? I can't figure it out from the output after running "mount"--given in post #136.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:25 AM   #141
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Close it, and rerun using either:

sudo/home/user/Downloads/unetbootin-linux-555
Then run:

[code]sudo /home/user/Downloads/unetbootin-linux-555[/quote]

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But what is my flash drive now being called? I can't figure it out from the output after running "mount"--given in post #136.
It's mounted to "/media/disk".

And the device itself is called /dev/sdb1 (This has nothing to do with the name of the drive, Linux orders them by the order in which they are plugged in. If you plugged in the backup drive while this one is plugged in, it will be called /dev/sdc1).

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Old 09-16-2011, 12:06 PM   #142
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Ok, the device name appeared for the USB drive and I began to run. The progress was shown and it started off clipping along downloading files. But downloading suddenly stopped at 7889 KB and it sat there for five minutes before I gave up, deleted what had been loaded onto the stick, and tried again. This time it stopped at 3115 KB and at this writing it is still stopped after eight minutes.

The total size of the bulk being downloaded is 699 MB.

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Old 09-16-2011, 12:31 PM   #143
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Ok, the device name appeared for the USB drive and I began to run. The progress was shown and it started off clipping along downloading files. But downloading suddenly stopped at 7889 KB and it sat there for five minutes before I gave up, deleted what had been loaded onto the stick, and tried again. This time it stopped at 3115 KB and at this writing it is still stopped after eight minutes.

The total size of the bulk being downloaded is 699 MB.
So you're downloading the distro using UNetbootin, right?

How about trying to download it manually:

Code:
wget "http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/linuxmint/stable/11/linuxmint-11-gnome-cd-nocodecs-32bit.iso"
and then only using UNetbootin to put it on the stick?
 
Old 09-16-2011, 12:37 PM   #144
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So you're downloading the distro using UNetbootin, right?
Yes.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 12:46 PM   #145
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This manual download also is hung up, at 2.074 MB.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 12:51 PM   #146
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How do I cease running of the manual download? There's a clock of some sort ticking.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 12:58 PM   #147
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Manual download started up again.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 01:34 PM   #148
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You can cancel the download (or any other command that's taking a long time) by pressing Ctrl+C in the terminal.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #149
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Manual process ended with this output:


2% [ ] 14,327,960 --.--K/s

12:41:47 (346.40 B/s) - Read error at byte 14327960/698150912 (Connection timed out). Retrying.

--12:41:51-- http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/linuxm...decs-32bit.iso
(try: 5) => `linuxmint-11-gnome-cd-nocodecs-32bit.iso'
Connecting to mirror.yellowfiber.net|67.23.114.18|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 698,150,912 (666M), 683,822,952 (652M) remaining [application/octet-stream]

2% [ ] 14,731,952 --.--K/s

12:56:56 (446.78 B/s) - Read error at byte 14731952/698150912 (Connection timed out). Retrying.

--12:57:01-- http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/linuxm...decs-32bit.iso
 
Old 09-16-2011, 03:24 PM   #150
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So is this the end of the road as far as changing my operating system?
 
  


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