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Peppermint OS 4 on Toshiba nb250
« on: November 12, 2013, 11:31:17 pm »
Hi guys, i have a toshiba nb250 netbook with windows 7 starter and it performs very poorly. I've been thinking about changing to linux, and I heard Peppermint OS is considered a very suitable OS for netbooks. Can I install it and keep both OS's? And would it result in slower pc performance, or should I delete Windows 7, even though I never used a Linux OS? What do you guys recommend? :D Thanks in advance guys.

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Re: Peppermint OS 4 on Toshiba nb250
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 12:24:41 am »
There's *probably* nothing stopping you setting up a dual boot system .. but to be 100% sure, you'll need to create a LiveUSB stick, bnoot to it, and send the output from a couple of commands for us.

If you're unsure how to create a LiveUSB of Peppermint 4 .. see "Stage 1" here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11109.0

DO NOT install Peppermint yet .. just create the LiveUSB and make sure you can boot to it selecting "Try Peppermint".

The reason I say don't install yet is I want to see the partition layout, and see if we'd be better off keeping the Windows bootloader .. so you don't loose access to the recovery partition.

Let us know when you've created and can boot the LiveUSB, and we'll go from there.....

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Re: Peppermint OS 4 on Toshiba nb250
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 03:00:03 pm »
Ok I booted Usb Loader and selected "Try Peppermint" and the mouse pad doesn't work, what should I do? Thanks man

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Re: Peppermint OS 4 on Toshiba nb250
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 11:59:46 pm »
Hmm, hat's a new one :)

Have you got a mouse you can use for a bit whilst we troubleshoot this ?

If so, hit Ctrl+Alt+T .. a terminal should open, run:
Code: [Select]
xinput list
and post the output back here.
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