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Re: Upgrade to P5
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2014, 05:05:42 pm »
You "shouldn't" get prompted for username and password .. but try

username = peppermint
password = <leave blank>

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Which version of Mint do you have on the main PC ?

Still nothing on the login.........comes up with 'incorrect password, please try again'.   Mint 17 on the main pc

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Re: Upgrade to P5
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2014, 05:19:50 pm »
OK, let's try creating the LiveUSB stick in Mint using startup disk creator.

First you're going to need to format the USB stick, so install gparted in Mint:
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sudo apt-get install gparted usb-creator-gtk

Now fire up GParted .. ignore any messages about an incorrect file system on the USB stick .. and make sure you select the USB stick in the top right drop menu.

When you're SURE you're working on the USB stick, select Device > Create Partition Table > msdos

When that's done, create a single FAT32 partition on the USB stick.

Once you've done that .. close GParted.

Fire up Startup Disk Creator .. and follow the instructions (For users creating the LiveUSB stick in another version of Peppermint (or other Ubuntu based distro)) at the bottom of this posting:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11987.msg96520#msg96520
ignoreing the bit about installing usb-creator-gtk and the "erase disk" option.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2014, 05:22:33 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: Upgrade to P5
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 07:36:37 pm »
Hi Mark - thank you, the last set of instructions worked perfectly and P5 is now up and running!

One issue - wireless is non-existant!  Clicking on the symbol brings up only 'wired connection, disconnect,VPN connections'.  I remember there was a similar problem in P4 -  I think it's to do with the Broadcom wireless card in the Compaq Mini?  You gave instructions here

http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11515.msg92488#msg92488

Would these also pertain to P5?

Thanks again

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Re: Upgrade to P5
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2014, 08:53:08 pm »
No, the lpphy firmware is now included in firmware-b43-installer .. so with a cabled connection, run:
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Re: Upgrade to P5
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2014, 10:26:10 pm »
No, the lpphy firmware is now included in firmware-b43-installer .. so with a cabled connection, run:
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sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

That's great, Mark and thank you!  All up and running. ;)

I'll let herself have a play for a few days to see if any issues arise and get back to you if needs be.

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Re: Upgrade to P5
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2014, 11:17:32 pm »
No problem :)
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