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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2019, 10:10:14 am »
Save me the time of going back and reading the entire thread again .. have you tried using the Peppermint 9 LiveUSB without persistence and using Peppermints inbuilt "USB Image Writer" software ?

If a LiveUSB created that way boots to a working desktop, we can confidently assume the problem is with the LiveUSB creation software/method you're using .. and can figure out a fix.
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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2019, 08:57:53 am »
Hello - sorry for the delay in replying:

Here is what is produced with nomodeset test:

This was with a live ISO of PM9.  Kernel 415043 generic i686 32 bit. gcc 730.   No persistence.

Please note it still hangs at start up (on a MSI laptop - 64 bit)

On changing to  quiet splash nomodeset --  The OS boots with no problems.


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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2019, 09:15:57 am »
Okay if the nomodeset option works, we can go ahead with an install if you wish and I'll explain how to boot the first time after installation, then set that kernel boot parameter permanently (if it's necessary after installing, which it might not be).

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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2019, 04:33:26 am »
Hi - I am  going to stick with PM8 Live ISO (and  one dual install) for the moment as I have it working well across three machines. I also prefer chromium to firefox which i find has many bugs. I hope PM continue to offer 32 bit.

On one machine I was going  to install and try to put /home on the HDD and / on the SDD but on trying this with an install on a USB I had problems with Gparted and it wasn't straight forward for myself as a beginner.

Eventually I will try and do a simple full install on three USB's and use these as everyday OS it avoids playing with partitions.

I also want to encrypt the installs on USB's. Is there a way to do this AFTER install? Or must encryption be done before and then install into the encrypted space? I think only LUKS or Veracrypt are capable?

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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2019, 05:24:14 am »
Encrypting post-install **can** be done, but it's not straight forward:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ManualFullSystemEncryption

Seriously, I wouldn't even attempt this unless you have a full (and tested) unencrypted backup FIRST .. there's just too much scope for disaster and loosing access to everything.
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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2019, 06:38:51 am »
Agreed - It looks a little advanced for me to do a post install encryption.

Thanks for the link (I also read: (https://askubuntu.com/questions/284525/how-to-encrypt-full-disk-after-installing).


When I come to do a straight install later (on a  HDD or  using a USB) I may try to include the in-built encryption at the time of install. Is this available in PM as it is in Ubuntu?

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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2019, 07:10:46 am »
It is .. we use the default Ubiquity installer from Ubuntu.
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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2019, 10:11:29 am »
Many thanks for the help. I have problems with my web cam. I will open another subject in the forum.

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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8? (SOLVED)
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2019, 10:18:40 am »
install gnome disk utility, open it and click on the usb drive you want to format. up on the top right theres an icon with 3 lines, hit that then pick restore disk image. find the iso you want to burn then continue and it should start burning to usb. that and etcher are the only 2 reliable application ive tried

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Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8? (SOLVED)
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2019, 03:52:53 pm »
Erm, gnome-disk-utility is already installed in Peppermint.

but more importantly, for writing ISO disk images to a USB in Peppermint you'd be MUCH better served by either:-

a) Simply right-clicking on the ISO image and selecting "Make bootable USB stick"
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b) Using the "USB Image Writer" utility in the main menu.
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