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Support => Installation => Topic started by: mattosensei on May 06, 2014, 05:20:42 pm

Title: Can I install a persistent version of Peppermint to USB stick? [SOLVED]
Post by: mattosensei on May 06, 2014, 05:20:42 pm
Hi guys  ;D

Peppermint is the only OS on my netbook.
I have duel boot on my desktop (Win7/Peppermint)
But on my laptop (used to be duel boot) I now only really want Win7 on the SSD (it's also encrypted) rather than having two OS on the SSD.

However, I still like fiddling in Linux on the laptop now and again. I can just use the USB (liveCD version) which I am doing as I type this - but it doesn't remember any settings so I have to re-configure wifi each time, etc.

Is it possible to install a persistent installation of Peppermint to a USB that can be used as a standalone system? I have a 4GB USB stick I would like to do this to (if it's possible).

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Can I install a persistent version of Peppermint to a USB stick (NOT LiveCD?)
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 06, 2014, 05:33:31 pm
See this posting on the old forum:
http://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?p=38441#p38441

which explains how to create a LiveUSB with persistence in either Peppermint or Windows.

or do you mean - "is it possible to do a "proper" (non "Live" session) installation to a USB stick" ?
Title: Re: Can I install a persistent version of Peppermint to a USB stick (NOT LiveCD?)
Post by: mattosensei on May 06, 2014, 05:42:00 pm
Oh, I hadn't noticed that persistence slider in YUMI. Will have a look. Thanks!

Re: difference between the two - I just need a full Peppermint I can boot from USB (only) that remembers settings (wi-fi etc) and I can install a few extra progs to. So it's a bit like a standalone system that lives on a 4GB USB.
Title: Re: Can I install a persistent version of Peppermint to a USB stick (NOT LiveCD?)
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 06, 2014, 05:47:04 pm
You can do either

a) A LiveUSB with persistence
or
b) a "proper" installation to a USB stick

(a) is easier and less risky .. but (b) is possible, you just have to be careful where you put the bootloader during installation otherwise you'd not be able to boot Windows without the USB stick inserted.

BTW, that was not YUMI ;)
Title: Re: Can I install a persistent version of Peppermint to a USB stick (NOT LiveCD?)
Post by: mattosensei on May 06, 2014, 05:52:50 pm
Thanks will try a).   ;)

Hmm I used to use USB Installer in the past when I first got into Linux but according to my system I seem to now be using YUMI! Not sure if one is better than the other though assume they're very similar? Will try the Universal installer again.
Title: Re: Can I install a persistent version of Peppermint to a USB stick (NOT LiveCD?)
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 06, 2014, 06:01:30 pm
Here's another option:
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/
which also does persistence.

but someone said that also now does some weird "run inside Windows as a virtual drive" .. probably best to steer clear of that option

See the "Using your LinuxLive USB key directly within windows" section here:
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/help/guide/using-lili
maybe best not to use that option .. at least I've not tried it yet.

But if you BOOT to it (rather than run it INSIDE Windows) it works as a persistent LiveUSB