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Old 07-04-2017, 06:44 PM   #1
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mintstick: how to make one, please?


I see mintstick *mentioned* everywhere, but I can't find how to actually make one.

I have the lastest mint iso and a 16GB USB drive..I guess I like the step by step info how to do it.

Thank you for any help!
 
Old 07-04-2017, 07:28 PM   #2
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You can use:
Code:
$ dd if=./mint.iso of/dev/sdb
where sdb is your USB drive. But if your USB drive is different, you have to use to use the correct drive. If you're trying to make the drive in Windows, the above will not work.
 
Old 07-04-2017, 07:31 PM   #3
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What working operating system(s) do you have available?

Rather than being an object that you create, Mintstick is the Mint-provided application used to create a bootable flash drive with the Mint installer on it. Is that what you mean?
 
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There are three ways to make a linux usb usually.

One is to use a program. Plenty exist. They usually cheat the live image to run on a usb.

Two is to dd a file to a usb. It won't be full install in many cases. Some like SuseStudio created would be.

Three is to install the OS on to the usb as if it were a real hard drive. Safest way is to remove power to internal drives. Boot to DVD and insert usb. Then follow installer.

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Old 07-05-2017, 04:50 PM   #5
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I prefer to use the dd cmd.

You can give Unetbootin a try.

https://unetbootin.github.io/
 
Old 07-05-2017, 05:57 PM   #6
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I see mintstick *mentioned* everywhere, but I can't find how to actually make one.

I have the lastest mint iso and a 16GB USB drive..I guess I like the step by step info how to do it.

Thank you for any help!
alternatively you can use Rufus.
 
Old 07-05-2017, 08:16 PM   #7
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Mintstick?
It sounds like a new candy or breath freshener.

now that I got Linux I just dd it, but heres some options,

10 Tools to Make a Bootable USB from an ISO File

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