So, this is a long story so here I go. (I'd also like to point out, I'm a Linux noob)
I've been in the process of trying to teach myself Linux for a long while now, as I would like to eventually fully switch over from Microsoft.
My only major hang-up, is that I play a few games that won't work (as far as I know) with Wine. I'll get into that in another thread though.
****** Here is my Issue ******
I have an older laptop that is in really bad shape. The stock internal HDD went bad a while back, and the monitor is cracked so badly, you can't see anything on the screen. I plan on using this laptop on my TV to watch videos, and surf (I guess like a Media Center).
I have a little 2 GB SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 flash drive that I want to install Linux on. I want to set up the remaining space for persistence.
I have tried SEVERAL times to make this work using unetbootin and LiLi. Both times, it will install just fine, and work on the laptop, but not on ANY other computer I try to use it in afterwards. Also, if I try another computer, and then go back to the laptop, it wont work there either. That was with Ubuntu.
I tried Cinnamon (Linux Mint) and as far as I can tell, will boot up but I can't change it to the TV as the main monitor, it does extended desktop, so I can't see anything or make changes. Can't right click either.
Am I doing something wrong, or is there a much more viable way of doing what I'm attempting? Maybe a better distro you all recommend?
All I need it for is to watch Netflix, surf the web, watch videos from another flash drive etc.
Thanks in advance!