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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Re: Mint - 04-16-2009, 02:31 PM
Maybe UNetBootin would work for you? Here's the link: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
I've used it to install Ubuntu 8.10, but I don't have any experience with other distros.
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: Mint - 04-16-2009, 06:31 PM
Most distros have an option to install to flash drives and the Mini 9 is very linux friendly
Mint is awesome. I've used the XFCE version on my desktop for a while, XFCE should run faster than the standard Gnome version and they have a KDE edition that looks slick. All are based on Ubuntu so you can run all the same software under any edition. I just got my first mini 9 last week and I like the Dell interface a lot and it boots crazy fast but when I get tired of it, I'll start trying out a few distros
I have an external dvd drive that I've used but I'll try out UNetbootin looks great and says it works with almost everything and no need to burn/waste CDs. You can also see a bunch of easy tutorials at http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ - they include the option to save settings on the usb drive (so you can have a keychain of OSs) and there's mini programs for different distos installing from windows
if you are distro testing use UNetbootin and just swap out the iso file, you can also try out - http://opengeu.intilinux.com/ and http://www.dreamlinux.com.br both are really cool looking AND http://crunchbanglinux.org has a netbook edition. all based on ubuntu so they should run great (but they may have that ubuntu audio problem, just check the forum for the easy fix)
- have fun
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Colorado, USA
Re: Mint - 04-20-2009, 09:59 PM
I don't really have anything new to add to the discussion...just wanted to let you know that I also used UNetBootIn (linked above) to install Linux Mint when I got my Mini 9 a few days ago. I have really enjoyed it thus far. Looks crisp and runs well, right out of the box. Hope you have a similar experience if you try it out.
EDIT: I did forget that you'll have to apply the sound fix after installation, but it takes only a minute, and the instructions are listed under Step 4 on this site: http://www.ubuntumini.com/2008/10/insta ... -mini.html
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