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Old 02-06-2015, 12:11 AM   #1
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Mint 17 fresh install


Hi everyone,

I just installed Mint 17 Mate, I created the partition of about 30 gigs, it installes to the point where the linux image is on the desktop, but unfortunately the mouse and keyboard is frozen.

W8.1 64 bit (brand new machine).
I installed the 64 bit Mint Mate iso

It all seemed to be going seamlessly until I started my celebrations

ps. it hadn't gotten to the installation pont where I was able to select the 30g of non-allocated space

Any ideas?
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:20 AM   #2
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What do you mean by

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it installs to the point where the linux image is on the desktop
Could you post a picture (even if you have to take it with a digital camera)?

If you click "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the posting window, you get the dialog that allows you to attack a picture. It would also be good if you included information about the make/model/specs of the computer. It might not be essential, but it could also help.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:26 AM   #3
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Here's the pic, hopefully it helps, and I have to believe this is just a brain fart on my part
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:50 AM   #4
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That's only the live-image meaning that you can either test the system or click on the disk for install.
I would assume that you have a hotkey that will enable the mouse. It's usually the Fn-key+<an fkey>, you should see an icon for mouse in blue.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 01:33 AM   #5
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That's only the live-image meaning that you can either test the system or click on the disk for install.
I would assume that you have a hotkey that will enable the mouse. It's usually the Fn-key+<an fkey>, you should see an icon for mouse in blue.
i'll have to look closer, I knew thats what I was looking at, I just couldn't figure out how to free up the mouse

But I just ran into a pot of gold! I know you've all seen this, but Linux is the king of making things easy on us..

This site has the usb-installer (AWESOME)


http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/

From which point you simply browse your iso and VOILA!!!

Love it!!

Thanks again everyone, if anyone is in MPLS, the first round is on me.

-Randy
 
Old 02-06-2015, 07:01 AM   #6
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Glad you got it going Randy , contgrats
 
Old 02-06-2015, 05:57 PM   #7
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I got it going but loused something else up, some Grub GNU error. I'll keep plugging away and get it eventually
 
Old 02-07-2015, 12:57 AM   #8
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This is my very first post from my 1st Linux Machine (out of the sandbox)..

I loved how Mint has all those software packages available! I immediately downloaded kismet (for class), and installed my alfa!

Thanks for all your help and encouragement, I am glad I found this site.

~cheers

Randy
 
Old 02-07-2015, 01:47 AM   #9
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Actually Alfa didnt play nice, some config issues with Linux, which seems really odd, arent the made almost exclusively for linux users? (Thinking kali and kismet within a sandbox, dongle wi-fi) etc...
 
  


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