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Old 12-16-2010, 11:28 AM   #46
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In your new OS, you don't have to install the software you way you did it with Linpus (or like it is with Windows). There is a package manager that does the install for you and notifies you about software updates.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 11:30 AM   #47
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Hi,then you may use this one in Portugal, it's even faster:
Code:
wget http://cesium.di.uminho.pt/pub/linuxmint/stable/10/linuxmint-10-gnome-dvd-i386.iso
Markus
Thanks markush.It downloaded in about 15b mins.Now it is in user-file manager.Of course this is where I hit a brick wall again.Left click takes me to xarchiver while right produces open,extract etc in a pop down menu.Would you mind telling me precise steps to follow?This,I suppose,is to completely download and install or wil I still need to transfer it to a pendrive?
Thanks.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 11:33 AM   #48
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While I welcome your "veiled" apology for a possible rudeness towards me,I am amazed that you still consider hijack appropriate in this instance.I'd be amazed to if you can make a valid comparison between my "unfortunate" error and the action of a hijacker.
Enough,as you say,said
Not intent as a apology but a means for YOU to understand why it was hi-jacking. Yes, it was unfortunate but you should re-read LQ Rules.

I also suggest Netiquette which is a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums.

If your feelings are that thin then thicken up the skin a bit. You will learn more with personal interaction here on LQ and do expect to be corrected by the mods. It is moderated forums here on LQ.

Continued discussion on 'hi-jack' is not warranted thus this subject is closed.

Continued constructive discussion can be over PM if you wish to indulge. We have broken, off topic or swayed enough.

Back on topic!
 
Old 12-16-2010, 11:37 AM   #49
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Hi,

if you want to install it without a DVD, read here: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/171
Otherwise you may look at "unetbootin" this programm helps you to create a bootable pendrive http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Markus
 
Old 12-16-2010, 11:43 AM   #50
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If you have accesss to a Windows PC I recommend you use that to download and then burn an ISO. If you want a truly easy to use Linux then I recommend Puppy Linux.

Puppy Linux will fit on and run from a CD, DVD or flash drive.

Last edited by puppyite; 12-16-2010 at 11:45 AM.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:03 PM   #51
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In your new OS, you don't have to install the software you way you did it with Linpus (or like it is with Windows). There is a package manager that does the install for you and notifies you about software updates.
This is half my problem,if not all, being a newbie,Where on earth do you click or on what?I have not installed linpus in case you missed the beginning-it was pre-installed.So following your advice and some of your helpful colleagues:what do I look for or if there is something in "my downloads" what do I do with it? thanks
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:26 PM   #52
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Hi,

if you want to install it without a DVD, read here: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/171
Otherwise you may look at "unetbootin" this programm helps you to create a bootable pendrive http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Markus
Thanks again Markus.I can see why people use windows,really.I'm not a geek obviously and having read the first bits of the link all I can say is that it really seems like too much hard work.All I want is to surf the web so if I can get mint or easypeasy onto a usb from my or another computer and chuck it into mine and then click "install" I'll be dead happy.But the link you sent me which I downloaded is in "my downloads"-are you saying that I am not halfway there already?Is it not posible to click on it and "hey presto"?
Cheers
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #53
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Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough. I was referring to your post #45, point 2, and after re-reading it I think I have misunderstood you.
So, there will be no migrating to your new OS. Your downloaded file should be a hybrid-iso, that means you can directly write it to a flash-drive. To do this, open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo cat linuxmint-10-gnome-dvd-i386.iso > /dev/sdb
This action will take some time, so be patient. If there are no errors you will not see any messages, the command will just return to the input line.

Now is the time to reboot and look if it worked. I don't know about your netbook, but there should be an option at boot to choose a boot-device. Choose to boot from your flash-drive, and it should bring you to the Linux Mint desktop in a live-system.
From here you can install the new OS to your harddisk, just choose the standard options (of course not for your language and keyboard if you are not in the US), and when it comes to partitioning choose the "Use the whole disk"-option.
If you have questions during the install, you can use the browser from the live-system to ask here.

Would all be much easier if Acer hadn't chosen such a crippled OS for pre-installation. Sorry, had to say that.

Last edited by TobiSGD; 12-16-2010 at 06:33 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 07:38 PM   #54
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Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough. I was referring to your post #45, point 2, and after re-reading it I think I have misunderstood you.
So, there will be no migrating to your new OS. Your downloaded file should be a hybrid-iso, that means you can directly write it to a flash-drive. To do this, open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo cat linuxmint-10-gnome-dvd-i386.iso > /dev/sdb
This action will take some time, so be patient. If there are no errors you will not see any messages, the command will just return to the input line.

Now is the time to reboot and look if it worked. I don't know about your netbook, but there should be an option at boot to choose a boot-device. Choose to boot from your flash-drive, and it should bring you to the Linux Mint desktop in a live-system.
From here you can install the new OS to your harddisk, just choose the standard options (of course not for your language and keyboard if you are not in the US), and when it comes to partitioning choose the "Use the whole disk"-option.
If you have questions during the install, you can use the browser from the live-system to ask here.

Would all be much easier if Acer hadn't chosen such a crippled OS for pre-installation. Sorry, had to say that.
Thanks a lot-will try tomorrow and keep this forum in my mobile in case the laptop goes blank.Re your last comment;agree 100%. Maybe that is why it was cheap.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #55
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If you install any OS on the hard drive without first testing it out as a Live Disc then you leave yourself with no options. If the new OS doesn’t have drivers for all of your hardware then you’ll be left with a crippled PC.

First step is download an ISO and then burn it to a blank disc. If Linpus doesn’t have this facility (or is too dificult to use) then use another PC for this step.

Next step is to enter the BIOS and set the boot order so that the Live Disc will boot Puppy Linux.

Last step is boot the Puppy Linux Live Disc and test all your hardware.

If everything works then shutdown and create a save file. This is easier and faster than installing any other OS and you don’t paint yourself into a corner.

Last edited by puppyite; 12-16-2010 at 07:59 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 08:01 PM   #56
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:32 AM   #57
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well! we' re the future
 
Old 12-17-2010, 09:06 AM   #58
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joe jordan:

Does your laptop wth Linpus on it have a CD burner (not just a CD-ROM drive, but a CD burner)?

If so, run this command (just copy and paste it into a terminal to eliminate the chance of typing errors):

Code:
cd ~; ls -lR /dev &> devices.txt
And then attach the file "devices.txt" that you'll find in your home folder to your post.

Last edited by MTK358; 12-18-2010 at 09:12 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 06:10 AM   #59
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Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough. I was referring to your post #45, point 2, and after re-reading it I think I have misunderstood you.
So, there will be no migrating to your new OS. Your downloaded file should be a hybrid-iso, that means you can directly write it to a flash-drive. To do this, open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo cat linuxmint-10-gnome-dvd-i386.iso > /dev/sdb
This action will take some time, so be patient. If there are no errors you will not see any messages, the command will just return to the input line.

Now is the time to reboot and look if it worked. I don't know about your netbook, but there should be an option at boot to choose a boot-device. Choose to boot from your flash-drive, and it should bring you to the Linux Mint desktop in a live-system.
From here you can install the new OS to your harddisk, just choose the standard options (of course not for your language and keyboard if you are not in the US), and when it comes to partitioning choose the "Use the whole disk"-option.
If you have questions during the install, you can use the browser from the live-system to ask here.

Would all be much easier if Acer hadn't chosen such a crippled OS for pre-installation. Sorry, had to say that.
This is starting to bore me-as I put previously;I understand why people go for windows,not to say that I am not totally grateful for all the help here-it is really encouraging etc.Well I wrote the "sudo cat......" to get the responseermission denied.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 06:57 AM   #60
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Hi joe jordan,

you got many help in this thread, unfortunately I have lost the overview about what you really want to do
Here a summary of what I've understood:
1) you want to install Mint
2) you managed to download an isoimage of the Mint-DVD

Questions:
1) can you manage to burn the image on a DVD? Do you have a burningprogramm on your computer?
If you can burn the image, I'd recommend to do this since it is the most easy way!
2) if you can't burn, you'll have to create a bootable USB-drive for the installation. If you want to use the DVD-image on a flashdrive, be sure that the drive has at least the size of the image!

In order to do what TobiSGD wrote, be sure, that your USB-drive is really /dev/sdb, to check this, please (after inserting the drive) post the output of
Code:
ls /dev/sd*
and
Code:
df -h
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