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Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

Here you can post about what you did to get MEPIS to work right with your computer or if hardware worked right out of the box for you. This is for the computers and/or hardware that is normally hard to get working right in Linux or MEPIS.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#51 Post by anticapitalista » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:45 pm

uncle mark wrote: I know about that discussion. But the bog standard base install of MX-64 I did the other night is showing as 3.2G, and that's including home. So I think it would be doable, as long as she didn't load it up with a bunch of extra packages.
I disagree. Having only about 800 MB leeway is only going to work if you never install anything. (cache build ups etc in var).

I think it would be best to run frugal on that box as is, as somebody previously mentioned. Frugal is very fast and takes up around 1 GB
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#52 Post by uncle mark » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:49 pm

anticapitalista wrote:I disagree. Having only about 800 MB leeway is only going to work if you never install anything. (cache build ups etc in var).
Makes sense. I guess that's why you're the developer and I'm the...
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#53 Post by Gaer Boy » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:00 pm

uncle mark wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:I disagree. Having only about 800 MB leeway is only going to work if you never install anything. (cache build ups etc in var).
Makes sense. I guess that's why you're the developer and I'm the...
As an example, my new fully-fleshed MX-15 including /home is 5.74 GB, but my much-used MX-14.4 with the same suite of apps is 20.17 GB.

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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#54 Post by BitJam » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:55 pm

Sorry I'm late to the party.
Eadwine Rose wrote:When it started to boot mx did try to find a dvd in the drive after the booting started (sr0, there was an old livedvd in there waiting to be overwritten) and it booted from that instead
This is exactly what "F4 Options" --> "from=usb" is for. You can even use it to start a boot from a LiveDVD and finish the boot from a LiveUSB (the LiveDVD and LiveUSB have to match for this to work). Some machines won't boot from a usb drive. The "from=usb" hybrid boot gets around this.

Since you are booting from a LiveUSB you can use "F8 Save" --> "save" to save this setting (and the others) for the next time you boot. It will also save things like your Language and Timezone selections. This can be very convenient.


ION, Since I work directly in the command line I use the following commands to umount a device:

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sync; umount $DIR
The "sync" command makes sure all file systems buffers are flushed to disk. This is just what you want to safely umount a device.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#55 Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:39 pm

In the mean time at clock strike midnight I finished the tweaking and all that of the install I made with unetbootin to the sdcard in the eeepc. Running like a charm, even spotify (save for the facebook issue :laugh:) is working. Imagine the sound coming out of those speakers :laugh:

The only thing that I found that doesn't work (in Opera beta) is the adblock extension when I click to block an ad on the page, or to for instance not run on a certain domain. Ah well, that is little stuff that can be tolerated :smile:

Loving how fast this runs, considering the clean install of winxp with chrome was slow as molasses.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#56 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:58 pm

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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#57 Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:02 pm

thanks Jerry! :happy:
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