Having found a very old laptop (Dell 505, 32 bit, 2GB RAM) with Peppermint 3 on it, I thought I would upgrade it and donate it to a friend who has need of one.
I downloaded the Peppermint 8, 32 bit ISO and checked the md5sum - OK.
Then I used UNETBOOTIN to create a live USB.
I have tried it on both my Lenovo T500 (64 bit) and the Dell 505 with the boot orders set to boot from the USB first, but it always boots into the installed OS on both machines.
The Lenovo boots successfully into an 64 bit Ubuntu live USB and the Dell tries but naturally tells me politely that it’s the wrong architecture.
Gotcha. I thought that the unpacking of an ISO produced non-ISO files, but I get the idea.
The live USB works a treat in my Lenovo T500 but fails to start on the Dell 505 for which I wanted it.
The USB menu pops up, I click on “Try peppermint live usb” and the machine freezes. I left it for 10 minutes but no response so far.
Does USB Image Writer work only for Peppermint or for other Linux OSs as well?
(BTW: P8 is really good! Thanks to your good self, I believe. )
Etcher rings a bell though It doesn’t appear to be on my PC. But I’ve just found Mintstick (and I must have installed for a reason!) so it looks like I used that, but my memory isn’t what it used to be.
Best thing is for me to re-create the live USB using Minstick and come back to you. Might be a few days as I’ll have a visitor. Actually, it will be a few days as she has the laptop!
Laptop arrived and Lady-friend departed.
Downloaded Peppermint 9 and checked MD5SUM - OK.
Used Mintstick (USB Image Writer) to create a live USB.
Everything was going well until I noticed that the USB device was no longer showing on file the manager.
At the end of the process (success message) I refreshed the file manager page but still no sign of the USB.
Removed USB and rebooted.
USB device still does not show on Nautilus or Nero. Knackered USB?
I may have screwed up things as I normally use Nero although plugging a USB automatically brings up Nautilus. Perhaps I closed the wrong window whilst waiting for things to end.
I shall need to buy a few more USBs before trying again.
I am using Ubuntu 16.04 on my main PC to create the Live USB.
The USB had already been formatted as I had been using it for other purposes.
Mintstick did complete writing the LiveUSB, and told me it was successful.
When I say “USB device still does not show on Nautilus or Nero” I mean it’s name will no longer display on the LH pane.
so I can’t even attempt to use it for an installation or, indeed, for anything else.
I think the problem was finger trouble - closing the wrong file manager (Nautilus rather than Nero) - during the process, so I shall buy a few USBs and try again. And try to be a little less impatient next time.
I’ll return next week to report progress.