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Advanced Topics / Re: P5 backup and restore GRUB2?
« on: August 11, 2015, 05:21:07 pm »
Well the point is that sometimes, a "not friendly linux distrobution" overwrites Grub, and then all your personalization is gone.

In old Grub there were grub.cfg that contained the information and if you modified this file and ran Sudo update-Grub then it would be implemented.

Where is this stored when talking about Grub2?

Advanced Topics / Re: P5 Boot usb stick from GRUB2?
« on: August 10, 2015, 09:25:25 am »
Well, poop.  Sorry about that.  I'm clearly not the person to ask on this subject, so I'm just going to bow out gracefully now.  Good luck with getting this to work.

Well you tried:) Thats the main thing:)

Thanks for your help again:)


Advanced Topics / Re: P5 Boot usb stick from GRUB2?
« on: August 10, 2015, 09:18:14 am »
Unfortunately it didn't work, there is no menu entry for the USB stick:(

I have found an article on how to use Plop bootmanager together with Grub2 so I will try that now:)

Advanced Topics / Re: P5 Boot usb stick from GRUB2?
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:38:28 am »
I tried what you suggested:

thunder@thunder-VT82C694X ~ $ sudo update-grub
[sudo] password for thunder:
Generating grub configuration file ...
using custom appearance settings
Found background image: /root/Templates/Jpuppy-bliss.jpg
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-55-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-55-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-29-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-29-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
thunder@thunder-VT82C694X ~ $

I will now reboot to see if it worked.

Advanced Topics / Re: P5 Boot usb stick from GRUB2?
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:32:24 am »
Well, if you wanted to use more than one USB stick to do this, you would need any sticks you wanted to use plugged in when you ran the command.  It can only find boot entries for what is present when you run it.  And, say you run the command with one plugged in and it finds the partitions on it, if you unplug it, plug in another and then run the command again, it will forget the first stick entirely.

Isn't there a way to change UUID to the port or drive so that I can use any usb stick?

Advanced Topics / Re: P5 Boot usb stick from GRUB2?
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:22:17 am »
With the USB stick plugged in, open a terminal and run:

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sudo update-grub
Unless I'm mistaken, the computer should find the operating systems on the USB stick and create boot entries from them.

Hi and thank you for the quick answer: )

I have read this, but I'm concerned with it because grub2 uses UUIDs instead of hd(x,y), so that will mean that I can only use that one USB stick because another USB stick will have a different UUID - or am I mistaken?

with kind regards


Advanced Topics / P5 Boot usb stick from GRUB2?
« on: August 10, 2015, 07:23:18 am »
Hi, I like to edit GRUB2 to allow Booting USB stick - can someone help me with this?

I'm running Peppermint 5 on an old pc without the option to boot from USB - I'm using this pc for testing linux versions that will run on old HW, in order to help friends out that just need a system where they can use netbanking/Java - they have XP which is not supported anymore and no money to buy new pc.

I have a Multiboot USB stick I have set up with 3 different linux versions and other utilities - and its working fine on systems that can boot from USB.

There is no bios update for this pc, so thats not an option.

NOTE: I have Grub-customizer installed for easy editing and update

I already tried pressing C at Grub to get command line and then ls to get drive info but ls only shows (hd0) and the partitions there, it doesn't find (hd1) where the USB normally would be. Running Gparted from within Peppermint  shows the USB at /dev/sdb1 with boot,lba as flags.

I have read this:

But its about booting ubuntu for which I'm not trying so I'm not really sure which commands to use instead.

Hope someone can help


Advanced Topics / P5 backup and restore GRUB2?
« on: August 10, 2015, 07:04:13 am »
Hi, I would like to backup my current GRUB2 settings so I can restore them in case of problems.

Can someone help me with this?

Also I like to know how to restore it again:)

I'm going to install Android kitkat 4.4.2 on the system I'm running Peppermint 5 on, and later I like to set up GRUB2 to Boot from USB - That might screw up the GRUB2 settings so thats why I like to backup:)

Thanks in advance


Advanced Topics / Re: [Q]Transfer "Install" from PM5 to LiveUSB?
« on: July 19, 2015, 09:18:59 am »
Hi and thank you for the answer:) Well, i guess i have to live with the SystemBack way of installing(overwritting everything on the HDD), but the reson i asked here was that I didn't want to start doing something with someoneelses program like the Ubiquity installer - before asking first;)

But I can tell you its running smoothly, with java 8.45 and Adobe Flash player 10.3(for older systems).

SystemBack also has a nice feature that you might want to look at if you like me like to play with your system - System restore points like the system restore from Windows:)

Thanx again:)


Advanced Topics / [Q]Transfer "Install" from PM5 to LiveUSB?
« on: July 19, 2015, 02:24:18 am »
Hi, this is a bit tricky request:) Hope someone can help me with this:)

I have made my own LiveDVD from a Peppermint 5 setup with all the software and apps installed needed for my systems and the one of my friends. I used SystemBack to make the LiveDVD and Pendrive Linux to install it to my 32GB Kingston Datatraveler USB stick, from which I'm running it as multiboot together with other systems I have setup - Not at the same time though:) I also have Clean Peppermint 5 on this stick.

Now to the question/request: I like to be able to install my LiveDVD/usb creation to other PC's, while SystemBack has a Feature to do this - I like the one that is in Peppermint 5 and I'm wondering if its possible to transfer that one to my creation?

The systems are 32 bit. And I also have access to Windows 7 32 bit(where I'm writting this, and running my USB stick through QEMU(Very slow)). I also have another laptop I can run this on if needed.

The reason for this creation is to be able to access systems without ODD.

Thanx in advance:)


Hi again, I have changed my card to a newly purchased Geforce 6600 AGP 256Mb Ram - but when I go to additional drivers and choose the 304.125 legacy driver (Proprietairy, tested) and click on apply it starts to apply changes and after finish it reverts back to the X.Org X server Nouveau driver.

EDIT: Never mind, it worked third time I tried:)


Hardware / Re: [SOLVED]: Peppermint 5 - Boot splash wrong colours
« on: July 01, 2015, 05:15:25 am »
Hi guys and thank you for all your input, I managed to solve this by myself.

I have changed my card to a newly purchased Geforce 6600 AGP 256Mb Ram - and now problem is solved, bootsplash look as it should do. so this nVidia card works:)


Hi again, and sorry for not making clear that it was my TNT2 M64 card we were talking about :-[

I have this driver I got from nVidia which is the correct driver for my card. the 173 does not work with this card as scifidude said before.

I have systemback installed which makes it possible to go back if I screw up - similair to MS system restore function.

So what I like to know is how to remove the nouveau so I can install this old driver.


Hardware / Re: Peppermint 5 - Boot splash wrong colours
« on: June 24, 2015, 10:23:32 am »
If you're turning it into a LiveCD, it's gonnna load the drivers for the target hardware, so the splash screen won't necessarily look weird on their machines  ???

Hi again, I'm well aware of that:) But its not for other people, its for my pc to when something goes wrong - then i can restore it from the Live DVD:) I'm using systemback to make the DVD.


Hardware / Re: Peppermint 5 - Boot splash wrong colours
« on: June 24, 2015, 08:34:38 am »


The grub menu looks fine, its only the boot splash screen that has problems.


Hi insomniacno1,

A simple question: Why is this so important for you? The boot splash screen is only visible for a short time and as a bit of "eye-candy".  If everything else is working (grub menu, login display, desktop, programs) then I think that you should be happy -- especially given the known difficulties using various Nvidia graphic cards! I think that you have solved all of the "show-stopper" problems ... or am I overlooking something?  :-\


-- Slim

Hi Slim, well I like to make this setup into a LIVE-DVD at some point and I don't really feel good with the boot screen looking like that:)

Its a small issue - but still an issue!

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