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Old 11-26-2014, 06:44 AM   #1
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unable to mount location


I have created a live linux mint 17 mate on USB stick (Sandisk Cruzer 4 giga) via unetbootin and it works fine...I'm writing this letter from it.
I'm trying to make it persistent and with partitioning. Working from the USB I open my computer tab and I see Sandisk; however,double clicking or right clicking doesn't give access to the sandisk : 'unable to mount location - can't mount file'.
Can it be a faulty Sandisk or a missing link?
searching on the net I found 'How to Mount a USB Drive in Linux?' but this refers to 'computer running on the Linux operating system'
I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and Windows XP III (without partitioning program). I would prefer not to dual boot also because I do not have Windows installation disks.

Thanks for helping this simple but eager soul
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:44 AM   #3
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If you used unetbootin to create this, there is an option in the main unetbootin window to create persistence. It say something like "Ubuntu only" but Mint is Ubuntu under the hood and it works with Mint and most Ubuntu derivatives I've tried. Did you do this when creating the flash?
Ubuntu also has a usb-creator which does this and I expect Mint has this software although probably with a different name.
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Sorry for a belated reaction but thanks for the tips


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