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hello mark

thanks for your reply.

I believe it was showing USB FDD, i was using Sony 8GB USB,

I will try another USB tomorrow and see how i get on.

Thanks again

(First time linux user))

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Okey Dokey .. Good Luck :)

I have noticed that the cheaper USB sticks tend to be recognised by the AA1 better than some of the branded ones .. but really it's probably just luck of the draw.
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Mark,


Finally installed Peppermint Three   :D :) :) :) :)


Another USB worked which was formatted to NTFS.

Now trying to install skype, when i run sudo apt-get update

then sudo apt-get install skype

it comes back with e:unable to locate package skype   :(

Thanks mark

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See this posting again:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.msg76517#msg76517

In Synaptic>Settings>Repositories .. select the "Other Software" tab.

Make sure ALL boxes are ticked EXCEPT

cdrom:[Peppermint 3_Three_ - Release i386 (20120423)]/ precise

(In particular you need to make 100% sure the "Partner" repositories are ticked)

Click Close

Close Synaptic.

Open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install skype
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Mark,
Many thanks for this tutorial, I am enjoying the little Acer even more now. Only problem I have is getting Skype - using the cmd line I get "can't find application" and using the SPM, I choose skype but it never shows up in my menu - the SPM says it's installing it - any clues?

Thanks again!!

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Hi Traveler/Mike, and welcome to the forum :)

You must have missed the part where you enable the "Partner" and/or "Independent" repositories.

Enabling the extra software repositories

In the menu, go to System Tools > Synaptic Package Manager, enter your password, when Synaptic starts -

Go to Settings > Repositories .. when a new window opens -

On the "Peppermint Software" tab, make sure ALL 4 boxes are ticked.

On the "Other Software" tab, make sure all boxes are ticked EXCEPT the cdrom:[Peppermint 3_Three_ - Release i386 (20120423)]/ precise

Click Close

Click the Reload button on the Synaptic toolbar.

Close Synaptic.

(It's IMPORTANT that you close Synaptic, or the commands in the next bit won't run)

When Synaptic has closed, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install skype
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No, I didn't miss that - but I did miss that there was room to scroll down at that portion of the software manager  :o  Looks like it's installing now, and once I mod the mic, I will be set - great tutorial and great little OS!

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You're most welcome :)

You do realise Peppermint 4 is now out ?
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Peppermint 4 - differences in installation; advantages; size
« Reply #158 on: August 02, 2013, 05:27:24 pm »
Can anyone who's installed Pep4 say if there are any modifications or problems with Mark's magnificent instructions. Any big differences or dis/advantages? Howzabout size- with all the recommended programs Pep3 came in at 6-6 1/2 gb, about my limit for little partition at end of the disc. IS Pep4 bigger?

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #159 on: August 02, 2013, 07:45:00 pm »
AFAIK, the only differences to install Peppermint 4 are -

a) Don't (currently) use Pendrivelinux's Universal USB Installer fi creating the LiveUSB in Windows, use this:
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/
If using an Ubuntu based distro to create it, the "Startup Disk Creator" works just fine.

Universal USB Installer STILL hasn't got persistent support for Peppermint 4, or even Lubuntu/Xubuntu 13.04 yet .. c'mon pull your finger out  ::) .. there'a a good chance renaming tghe PM4 ISO to whatever the PM3 ISO was called would work .. but I haven't tested that. Use LinuxLive from the link above instead.

b) Ignore "Stage 11" .. the Jupiter power manager is no longer in active development as it's been replaced by TLP:
http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html

Dunno if PM4 is any larger (installed size) .. but I doubt if there's much in it either way .. that said, I can't talk for later versions of any software you install that's in the 13.04 repo's.
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #160 on: August 03, 2013, 04:27:49 pm »
OK. It's about 60Mb more compressed so that's maybe 300Mb more installed? Anyone do it and can say what exact initial installed size is, or total size after all recommended programs?

DO NOT download Pep4 from that page on 1st page of tutorial, they have a TORRENT for 32 + 64 bits at http://peppermintos.com/. I did it and it took 7 hours! Argh. No worries on burning flash, though now bought 6 little micro SD's, because 7 yr old lappy doesn't have provision to boot from jump drive.

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #161 on: August 03, 2013, 04:43:44 pm »
SO size doesn't necessarily mean anything (as far as installed size goes) .. it may contain more drivers that won't be used, etc.

Or as you say it MAY be bigger when installed  :o
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #162 on: August 04, 2013, 01:13:06 pm »
Hmm, both Pep3 and Pep4 CD's hang on TRYOUT install to ACER 5003 lappy. Are there OS issues w my junky 7 yr old lappy? It does have that paella or whatever, PAE capacity- I tested it.  Did MD5 on the 4 file, but not the discs (can't fnd the MD5 for AMD64 Pep3- mine is Nov 2012, and they now only list July 2012. There's an MD5 file on the disc, but it's got 40 different ones. Maybe that disc burning prog- Brasero- is getting funky.

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #163 on: August 04, 2013, 04:13:56 pm »
Are you saying you cannot run it in LiveCD mode (Try Peppermint) ?

Are there any error messages displayed ?

Are you using CDR's or DVDR's and not CDRW's or DVD-RW's ?

Can that laptop boot from USB stick .. have you tried creating/booting a LiveUSB ?
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #164 on: August 05, 2013, 02:17:54 am »
No its just hanging and freezing on loading the Live image- doesn't boot from USB. No message. Let me try another burning program

 


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