[SOLVED] New Guy Waiting for New Toshiba NB305 and Thinking Mint
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New Guy Waiting for New Toshiba NB305 and Thinking Mint
I am new here and I'm sure I will have all sorts of questions, but for starters, here is some background and two quick questions.
My new Toshiba NB305-410 should be arriving tomorrow with Win 7 Starter, and I want to immediately move to a dual boot Linux system. I have heard good things about Mint and Peppermint so I will likely be trying Mint 9, LXDE Mint, and Peppermint Live CDs to checkout HW compatibility and see what I think.
My "normal" machine is a MacBookPro which of course has Apple's versions of BSD underneath and I also have MacPorts installed, so I have done some Unix exploring, a little problem solving, and a little Perl programming. However, I am a Linux newbie and a Unix amateur.
Q1: Can I burn live CDs on my Mac and boot them on my netbook? In fact, can I make a live boot usb stick on the mac and use it on my netbook?
Q2: Assuming Q1 is yes, can I test the CDs or usb sticks on my Mac?
I am quite concerned here since the MacBookPro is my steady, dependable, get things done machine, where the netbook is a new toy to experiment on. With the netbook, I will have "restore to factory condition" backup disks and would do that with impunity. However, I do not want to spend the time and lose the productivity inherent in restoring my Mac from backups. I would be happiest if the live CD didn't mount my laptop drive, and I really would not like it near my MBR.
Answers and suggestions will be most appreciated, especially if these questions are not sensible.