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Old 03-17-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
russiangary
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my question may seem dumb. as a former windows user. i don't know much about Linux.my question is. i,m using peppermint Linux. i cant seem to figure out how to get usb to work. i tried using livelinux usb. download fine. but don't have knowledge to figure out how to use.
 
Old 03-17-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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What exactly are you talking about? You want to boot the machine from USB, or are you trying to use some kind of USB device from within Linux?
 
Old 03-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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use usb within linux.
 
Old 03-17-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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OK, then in that case, what kind of USB device are you working with?
 
Old 03-17-2011, 09:40 PM   #5
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not sure if this is what your asking. 4GB USB Flash Drive
 
Old 03-17-2011, 10:14 PM   #6
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With newer kernels, USB is pretty much plug and play. With older ones, it was necessary to configure and mount devices manually.

I just looked at the Peppermint website. It appears to be a highly stripped down, highly specialized variant of Linux. Have you checked their docs about USB?
 
Old 03-17-2011, 10:42 PM   #7
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To be honest, you may want to try a different Linux distribution. There are plenty that are use friendly. A Linux distribution is like a different version of Linux. It's not so much how old or new it is like Windows XP and Windows 7, but more like different versions for different applications, like Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Edition and Windows 7 mobile. Perhaps you should try Ubuntu, openSUSE or Fedora.

Peppermint Linux looks to focus on cloud computing, which is probably not something you want.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-17-2011, 11:22 PM   #8
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Never Mind.Misunderstood Question.

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