Author Topic: Installation of Peppermint 6 on a USB drive  (Read 1347 times)

Offline marcdutonkin

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Installation of Peppermint 6 on a USB drive
« on: July 26, 2015, 04:31:37 pm »
This afternoon, my wife's computer has suddenly freezed due to a hard drive failure. Pending for a repair, I offered her to install linux on an externel USB drive.
However, even if at the end of Peppermint 6 installation there is no error notification, after system reboot, the file system is mounted as read only. So updates fail, etc....

Is there anyone who knows how to investigate or correct this situation ?

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Re: Installation of Peppermint 6 on a USB drive
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 04:58:25 pm »
How old is this USB stick ?

When a file system is remounted read-only at boot it usually indicates a corrupt file system (often caused by bad sectors/unreadable blocks)



Have you still got the LiveCD/LiveUSB you used to do the installation ?

If so, can you boot to it (with the USB stick you've installed Peppermint to also connected) and post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -land
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mount
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Re: Installation of Peppermint 6 on a USB drive
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 09:33:23 am »
Did you use the new partition table option on the usbdrive you installed to. ?

http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?action=post;quote=20540;topic=2107.0;last_msg=20566
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 09:37:06 am by Tea »