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Title: [Solved] About Permanence
Post by: Shamgar on March 16, 2018, 06:26:39 am
Hello,

I like Peppermint but I'm not a big linux expert, so I need your kind help.

I'd like to have Peppermint on a USB stick, not live, but as if it was installed on a hard disk. I tried to do install it with the permanence option with lili linux creator, but I doesn't work as I expected. In fact I'd like to have the same wallpaper and to install some programs and to find them again with their settings when I reboot, exactly as it happens on a hard disk installation.

How can I do it?

Thanks
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: pin on March 16, 2018, 06:30:36 am
Does this help? https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6697.0.html
Just let us know!
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: Shamgar on March 16, 2018, 06:57:50 am
I've already tried to install the OS on a USB stick as if it was a hard drive, but everytime it freeezes during the installation process and I don't know why...
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: pin on March 16, 2018, 07:17:52 am
Does it freeze or does it just take a long time? I've done this several times and had no issues with it, both PM7 and 8.
Is it an USB 3?
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: Shamgar on March 16, 2018, 07:21:59 am
I admit I gave up after maybe 15 minutes... I used a 2.0 USB stick. Is this the problem?  :'(
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: pin on March 16, 2018, 07:27:16 am
I have no idea what could be wrong but, 15min sounds like a looooonnnng time. I don't remember having to wait a fraction of it!?! It's just slower than installing to a hard drive but, not that slow.
Anyone...??
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: AndyInMokum on March 16, 2018, 07:54:52 am
Hi Shamgar, how did you download the ISO?  Was it a direct download, or did you use the torrent download?  Did you check the md5sum and sha256sum of the ISO?
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: Shamgar on March 16, 2018, 09:58:48 am
it was months ago, but it seemed to me that I downloaded it by torrent. Never done the check you say, I don't even know what they are...

The installation process worked until it had to create the partition, than everything freezes there...
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 16, 2018, 11:17:49 am
You can either do a "proper" full install to a USB stick, or you can make a non-persistent LiveUSB persistent by following this:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6141.0.html
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: VinDSL on March 16, 2018, 06:51:45 pm
Door #1 is the best choice IMO.

I ran my DJ bot 24/7/365, for a couple of  years, on a USB stick with full install - wanted to see how long it would take to bork it. Couldn't tell any difference in performance between the USB stick and a spinner.

It lasted ... Er...  "a couple of years", before it started acting up.

The stick is still usable for sneakernet duty, but won't run for long, as a fully installed device, before hard locking.

Just saying ...
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: Shamgar on March 24, 2018, 07:20:55 am
Can you please tell me, step by step, how to set the partitions? I tried to do it, but at a certain point the installation stopped and the terminal didn't give any sign of life, just the flashing cursor waiting for who know what...
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 24, 2018, 01:48:19 pm
So did you try this:-

you can make a non-persistent LiveUSB persistent by following this:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6141.0.html
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: stevesveryown on March 25, 2018, 05:07:29 pm
2 years ago my Asus 1005-HA's harddrive crapped ouit.  I was ordering one from Ebay but in the meantime I installed Peppermint 6 and Cub Linux on 2 sdcards. I had no problem. thru the installation.  I had taken the laptop with on a family vacation and my in-laws thought I was a wizard. 
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: Shamgar on March 28, 2018, 10:52:51 am
I solved. The problem was the pendrive, I bought a new one and everything went fine. I'm writing now from an Acer Aspire One with just 1Gb or Ram and Peppermint 8 installed on a perndrive, and it works fine.

Last time I installed Peppermint was on an old Pentium 4 I assembled myself so to let my mom to transform is cheap Led Tv in a wonderful Smart TV. The Peppermint version was 6, and was very good. That said, Peppermint 8 to me it's even better, I immediately appreciated the feel, good job!

Thanks for the patience
Title: Re: About Permanence
Post by: AndyInMokum on March 28, 2018, 07:04:03 pm
I solved. The problem was the pendrive, I bought a new one and everything went fine. I'm writing now from an Acer Aspire One with just 1Gb or Ram and Peppermint 8 installed on a perndrive, and it works fine...

Nice detective work - well done  ;).  Thanks for marking the topic as [SOLVED]  ;). 

Wow, 1GB of RAM, now that's impressive  :o!  If you can, I suggest you try to upgrade your RAM to 1.5GB.  It's a bit fiddly to do on those Acer Aspire Ones because the RAM slot is under the keyboard.  Unfortunately, it involves taking the laptop apart.  It's not difficult, just fiddly.  I could do it in 10 min - I timed myself for fun  ;D.    The extra 0.5GB does make a difference though  ;).

You might find this link useful: How to install Peppermint to an Acer Aspire One (https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1797.msg16969.html#msg16969).  I think I was installing Peppermint 5 on that machine.  That little computer ran like a champ  ;).  Unfortunately, the motherboard finally died.  The method of installing is still the same with Peppermint 8  ;).
Title: Re: [Solved] About Permanence
Post by: Shamgar on March 29, 2018, 02:41:19 am
The story is I have to use this little coffee machine-PC because my heads gave it to me, so I can't add more RAM nor modify anything. That's why I installed Peppermint on a Pendrive, so to have a smooth experience and to overcome this limit...  :D

However I assure you that even with 1Gb it works fine. I use to open some Libreoffice sessions, Chromium with 3 or 4 tabs, and another program called Xyphos, and it never thinks too much about what to do  :D

however thank you for the advices!