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Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013, 01:12:35 am »
Look for your files in both:-

User > home (and any sub-directories)

and

System > home (and any sub-directories)

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Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2013, 12:31:43 pm »
Hi - I've found them - it was in user - home - user - my documents. Have copied to SD card and checked copies on a different laptop.
So now do I need to make that adjustment so I can install?
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Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2013, 01:32:46 pm »
YES .. Peppermint uses the same default setting for the Ubiquity installers "Minimum Disk Size Requirement" as Ubuntu 12.04 (4.4GB IIRC) .. even though Peppermint is much smaller.

So even though Peppermint will easily fit on a 4GB drive, the Ubiquity installer will say your drive doesn't meet the necessary required size

So we need to change that "required size"..

Boot to the LiveCD/LveUSB .. once at the desktop, hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal, and run:
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sudo gedit /usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/misc.py
Line 796 (very near the bottom) will read:-

    min_disk_size = size * 2 # fudge factor.

Change that to read:-

    min_disk_size = size * 1.4 # fudge factor.

SAVE the file.

Now run the installer from the "Install Peppermint" icon on the desktop.

Ubiquity will now state that it requires a 3.1GB drive :)

BTW .. DON'T install Peppermint with the SD card inserted .. only insert the SDcard AFTER installation.

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Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2013, 04:06:37 pm »
Hi - I've done all that now and it looks great, but when I click on a file (in my SD card), a window appears saying Connect to your google account and asks for email and password. If I right click the file I'm trying to open a different window appears saying Open, Open with ...etc. Do I need to select an application and set it as default to open files? Or do I need to be online to use it?
(I installed offline so need to do the software updates - might this be causing it?)
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Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2013, 06:15:11 pm »
Might help if you mention what the file is ?

Would I be right in thinking it's an OpenOffice document ?

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Do I need to select an application and set it as default to open files? Or do I need to be online to use it?

It depends on what you're trying to open .. by default Peppermint IS designed to be online .. but there's nothing stoppiing you installing applications locally.

Such as .. if you're trying to open a .odt or .doc , by default these open in GWOffice which is effectively Google Docs (online) with some synchronization .. but there's nothing stopping you removing GWoffice and replacing it with LibreOffice (new version of OpenOffice), then you can open and edit docs without having to be online.

What do you generally do with your netbook OFFLINE, and I'll tell you what to install .. bear in mind, you'll need to be online to install anything.
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Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2013, 11:41:04 pm »
Hi - yes the files were word documents ending in .doc (think they were called open office on old OS)

Offline - I need to do college assignments ie create / edit / save text documents (and insert photo illustrations)

Online - upload assignments to cloud storage - I've used ADrive before but any free one would do - I guess google docs would be simplest?
I don't do any film or games downloading really- just web browsing.

So yes please can you tell me what to install for creating text docs offline?
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Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2013, 12:08:28 am »
OK, when you're online .. do stages 4 and 5 from the Peppermint tutorial:-
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.0

Then do stage 6, but change the second command read:
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sudo apt-get install vlc libreoffice-calc libreoffice-writer apt-xapian-index && sudo update-apt-xapian-index
instead.

Then do stage 7, but DO NOT install the Java stuff.

And if you want to install the jupiter power manager for extended battery life ..
Do stage 11, but change the last line to read:
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sudo apt-get install jupiter-support-eee
instead.

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Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2013, 12:43:45 am »
Great thanks I'll have a go at work tomorrow.

 


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