Thanks a million guys! I finally got XFCE Maya installed my flash drive with 4.2gigs free! I had to use EXT4 and "/" which was accepted. Thanks!
I already found some minor flaws like the Desktop background "slideshow" feature doesn't continuously change after viewing the first two screens and mysteriously the zoo/expand/quit marks on the windows edge disappear and Windows Manager won't pop up to fix it with, and the only way out to normal is to create a new session, but I'll post these on new topics soon.
I'll be looking for "garbage" collection programs like "Computer Janitor" to create more space once I get programs like Stellarium and Celestra and art files installed, but if you have other recommendations I'd be glad to hear them! My undersranding is that Mint has no "diskcheck" or "CCCleaner" type programs.
Jim in NYC
Last edited by jimwg; 09-06-2012 at 06:09 PM.