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Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2017, 12:41:16 pm »
So...what do I do next? Anyone??
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Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2017, 12:37:55 am »
Okay, on your Mint netbook

Download this file
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/backport/m/mintstick/mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
and put it on your DESKTOP

Now open a terminal and run:
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cd ~/Desktop
then
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sudo dpkg -i mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
enter your passwrd when prompted, and hit enter.

Once that's finished, post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep mintstick
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Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2017, 05:44:03 pm »
Ok done, thanks.

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ cd ~/Deskto
bash: cd: /home/karij/Deskto: No such file or directory
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ sudo dpkg -i mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
[sudo] password for karij:
dpkg: error processing mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep mintstick
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $


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Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2017, 06:18:18 pm »
That would have worked better with cd ~/Desktop (instead of cd ~/Deskto)

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Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2017, 01:41:17 am »


OOPS sorry,  the text  and screen are very small on this netbook.

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ cd ~/Desktop
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~/Desktop $ sudo dpkg -i mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
[sudo] password for karij:
Selecting previously unselected package mintstick.
dpkg: regarding mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb containing mintstick:
 mintstick conflicts with usb-imagewriter
  usb-imagewriter (version 0.1.3-1linuxmint2) is present and installed.
dpkg: error processing mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing mintstick
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~/Desktop $ dpkg -l | grep mintstick
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~/Desktop $

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Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2017, 06:51:52 pm »
Okay run:
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sudo apt-get remove usb-imagewriter
then try again
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