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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2016, 07:50:14 pm »
Well I've tested BOTH apps in Win10 .. and they both worked.

Try running Win32DiskImager "As Administrator"
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2016, 06:54:47 pm »
Attempted to instal Win32 as suggested. Message:
                                                                                 Unable to execute file:
                                                                                  C:\Program Files (x86)\Image writer\Win32Diskmager.exe
                                                                                  CreateProcess failed; code 740
                                                                                  The requested operation requires elevation






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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2016, 08:25:54 pm »
Ignored the above and got as far as the blue icon but cannot transfer Peppermint. I happened to spot that the memory stick titled Peppermint-7 holds the following:
                                              autorun           Icon                          34KB
                                              autorun           Setup Information     1KB
What is the significance of this?
                                               

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2016, 10:49:00 pm »
What make/model of USB stick is this ?

Have you tried another USB stick ?
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2016, 03:06:49 pm »
Sandisk Ultra USB 3

In RUFUS I am asked to click on the small icon and then on Peppermint to transfer it. I Left click on the icon, hold it down, move to Peppermint, release and Left click again. Nothing happens of course. Am I doing the right thing. Is it correct to hold Peppermint in the Downloads file while performing these operations or should it be moved? Should it be opened?

While looking through my old laptop I noticed that UBUNTU-1604.1-desktop-amd64 has been downloaded 5 times. Any clues?

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2016, 09:53:43 pm »
you click on the small icon then NAVIGATE to the Peppermint ISO .. click the Peppermint ISO .. then click "open" or "continue" or whatever.

I have no idea why you're trying to drag it ???
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2016, 08:51:11 am »
Can anyone recommend  a suitable memory stick USB3, 16GB, to act as Live USB when downloading e.g. Peppermint to a laptop. Not Sandisk, not encrypted

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2016, 12:55:40 pm »
It *might* not be a problem with the Sandisk USB stick .. I currently have 2 Sandisk USB 3.0 USB sticks
1 x Sandisk Extreme
1 x Sandisk Ultra fit

I only mentioned Sandisk because some of their earlier drives had some weird encryption that made them awkward to use as LiveUSB's without a FULL reformat first.

Have you tried formatting the USB stick in Windows prior to creating the LiveUSB ?

Does the drive still show up in Windows ?

Maybe you should use the "SDformatter" tool mentioned in this tutorial
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4569.0.html
to format the USB stick prior to using RUFUS

Or just try downloading Win32DiskImager from here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

But if you really want another USB stick, just buy a cheap generic one.

[EDIT]

Another option might be to burn a LiveDVD rather than using a USB stick.
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2016, 07:37:21 pm »
Well Mark have finally got to the LiveUSB stage using Win32 as administrator as suggested by you earlier. Also managed to get SDFormatter after a struggle with the Internet and completed that. The puzzle is that the memory stick is empty. The Peppermint-7 file has 21KB. Can this be right? Have I put in the wrong memory stick address?

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2016, 08:23:35 pm »
The Peppermint 7 ISO file should be around 1GB (1000MB) in size.

BUT

If you used the Win32DiskImager application to write it to the USB stick then Windows will no longer be able to read the USB stick unless you format it again with SDformatter (but don't do that yet).

That said, even though Windows cannot read it, it should still be bootable.

Have you tried booting to it ?



[EDIT]

If you're still looking for a cheap USB stick, ebuyer are currently doing free shipping on a £2.99 16GB (USB 2.0) Toshiba stick
http://www.ebuyer.com/722876-toshiba-16gb-transmemory-u202-usb-flash-drive-white-thn-u202w0160e4
they're damn slow (even for USB 2.0), but I've a 32GB one of these and it works as a LiveUSB for me.

The free postage may be for today (Mon 7th Nov 2016) only though, so be quick if you want one ;)
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2016, 08:58:02 pm »
I am not clear what you mean by "booting to it". Booting what?

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2016, 11:14:31 pm »
What's the make and model of your computer ?
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2016, 08:41:36 am »
AsusUX301LA. i5, 128GB Ram, 8GB SSD.

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2016, 12:03:16 pm »
What happens if immediately after turning on your PC you hit the "Esc" key .. are you presented with a boot device selection screen ?



This link is here for my reference:
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/UX301LA/E_eManual_UX301_VER8435.pdf
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2016, 01:38:11 pm »
According to the manual during POST press f2 to access BIOS. There is a warning that using inapproprate BIOS settings may result in system instability etc. Haven't tried it yet but apparently you can get Windows Boot Manager which sounds a likely candidate.

Await further instructions. Don't see how booting an empty file does any good but what do I know.

 


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