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Windows 7: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

06 Apr 2014   #40
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Could you please make a screenshot, at least I have some difficulties to understand you now.

If you are setting up (installing) Linux Mint, select a username, select and confirm a password and you are done. If Mint is already installed, use the username and password given when Mint was was installed.


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06 Apr 2014   #41
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I must of missed something about passwords when I install Mint on a stick. I will just do a fresh install on the stick and make sure I do things correctly. I will get back with you in a little while.
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06 Apr 2014   #42
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you did the installation with the Universal USB Installer, there should not be any user name or password. The username is mint (per default) and I have never seen a password request with this way of installing. Try this way. This is how I installed on 3 sticks and an SSD and they all run without user name and password.
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06 Apr 2014   #43
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you did the installation with the Universal USB Installer, there should not be any user name or password. The username is mint (per default) and I have never seen a password request with this way of installing. Try this way. This is how I installed on 3 sticks and an SSD and they all run without user name and password.
Ah OK, I stand corrected! Never done it so, always only a clean install on a PC or vm.

Never too old to learn something new. Thanks Wolfgang.
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06 Apr 2014   #44
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I did it that way 3 times now. It keep asking for a password and then goes back to a black screen several times after a while.
I do not get this.

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS-capture.jpg


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06 Apr 2014   #45
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am very sorry Jack. But now I am lost myself. I just booted with the newest system from my 60GB SSD that I created just a few hours ago and it went like on rails.

I wanted to make a small video for you, but for that I have to first get Plop working with VMware Player so that I can make a video recording from my host system. But that is a bigger job.

Did you format the stick in Fat32 before you installed.
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06 Apr 2014   #46
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I hooked it up to my other computer and it loaded and showed this.

[ 20.630278] EXT2-fs (loop1): error: ext2_lookup: deleted inode referenced 163707
[ 20.630301] ext2-fs (loop1): error: ext2_lookup: deleted inode referenced 163707
Welcome to Linux Mint 14 Nadia (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64)

Welcome to Linux Mint
*Documentation: http:/www.linuxmint.com
mint@mint ~ $ (blinking cursor)

Yes I did format eFAT 32.

I did download and install Mint using a computer with UEFI Bios.
I will try it on the other computer with NON UEFI Bios.

@Kari: Once I'm in mint I have no way of making a screen shot that I know of.

I will be back.
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06 Apr 2014   #47
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Whs I did notice form here Mint Mate is 16 1.2 gb instead of 14 968 mb when doing this Try this way.I will continue.
I will try Mint 16 1.2 gb.
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06 Apr 2014   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yah, the older tutorial is on 14 and the last one on 16. Maybe you should try 16. I think there is a problem with the iso. Get this one - and get it from the James Madison University.

Linux Mint 16 "Petra" - MATE (64-bit) - Linux Mint
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06 Apr 2014   #49
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That is what I'm downloading now from James Madison University. 45 minutes to go.
I got over half a day in Mint 14 from James Madison University and I can't get it to work on either computers. One with old style bois and one with the new UEFI bios.
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