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USB installation
« on: October 02, 2017, 05:34:37 pm »
Hello! I've recently installed peppermint os on a 8gb usb, because my laptop's hard drive is broken. There are two things i'm struggling with >:(:
  • It's slow: Every click, when i start the system is such a pain. It took 1 min or more to open applications menu, open wifi menu, etc.
  • Storage: Well, i haven't had problems yet, and i am thinking on keep my pc with just a few programs, and up to 20-30 docs. It's an old pc. So i want to know how to keep some free storage, with no web browsing cache and stuff.
Thank you, peppermint os is my main os in home's computers.


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Re: USB installation
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 03:18:45 pm »
Have you tried physically removing the HDD (in case it's slowing the system) ?

Is the USB a proper full installation or a LiveUSB ?

What's the spec of the system ? .. can you post the output from:
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Re: USB installation
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 09:59:00 pm »
It's the result:

System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   Mobo: Dell model: 0WXY9J v: A12 Bios: Dell v: A12 date: 01/25/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium P6200 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2128 MHz 1: 1729 MHz 2: 1463 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: bcma-pci-bridge
           IF: wlp18s0b1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp19s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 4.0GB (78.5% used)
           ID-1: USB /dev/sda model: USB_DISK size: 4.0GB
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 0.98GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-2: swap-2 size: 0.98GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 176 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 653.7/3752.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

I haven't take out the old hdd; I'll try that. It's a properly installation on a USB.

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Re: USB installation
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 02:43:04 pm »
With 4GB memory you might want to try a LiveUSB (with persistence) rather than a proper installation .. specially where your USB ports/drive are less than USB 3.0
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Re: USB installation
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 09:22:11 pm »
You would have to create a USB stick with extra space in it.  I would add another partition to it for storage.  It depends on the way the ISO was put on the USB drive.  I go the ISO dump route by using the DD tool but if you go another route the file system will not 100% be read only.