Peppermint OS 4 on Toshiba nb250

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? :smiley: Thanks in advance guys.

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:

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…

Any questions, just ask :wink:

BTW … Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Ok I booted Usb Loader and selected “Try Peppermint” and the mouse pad doesn’t work, what should I do? Thanks man

Hmm, hat’s a new one :slight_smile:

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:

xinput list

and post the output back here.

hello there,

I googled this topic and decided that I can continue it where it finished :slight_smile:

I run “Try Peppermint” from prepared previously USB installation of Peppermint OS 6.
My platform is Toshiba NB250 and my touchpad does not work either.
Here you have output from xinput list:

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Chicony USB 2.0 Camera                  	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=10	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Toshiba input device                    	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]

Have you ever had any version of Linux working on your NB250 ? … if so, which ?

no, never installed any linux on that machine

Can you open a tgerminal and post the output from running this command:

cat /proc/bus/input/devices

I have managed to get the touchpad working.

I downloaded Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela and installed synaptics drivers and after restart touchpad is working.

Now I might need some assistance in installing Mint beside Windows as I want to have a dual boot on that netbook.

thanks in advance.