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« on: December 19, 2009, 05:45:50 AM »
can boot manager solve this problem?
I partitioned my hard drive to Win XP on one half, LinuxMint7 on the other half.  I installed LM7 by downloading iso file, burning cd image and booting from cd.  LM7 has problems which I think are due to faulty burn.  Now I want to retain WinXP, dump LM7, and install LM8 by copying the iso file to a memory stick and boot it from usb.  But my BIOS does not offer a usb boot option.  Can I use boot manager to create a usb boot option so that I can install LM8 from a memory stick?  Comments and suggestions welcome.


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Re: newbie question
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 14:10:44 PM »
if you LM8 is able to boot from usb, then its possible



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Re: newbie question
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 01:30:55 AM »
A lot of questions for a newbie...

From what I'm reading I think your system is still working and booting fine into Win Xp? LinuxMint7 did not install or work well because of a faulty burn, maybe because you don't want to waste a cdr you want to put the LinuxMint8 iso on a usb stick? Unetbootin is the usb-creator tool. Plopbootmanager only boots a well prepared usb-stick.

01 Download unetbootin:

02 Download LinuxMint8.iso:

03 Format your usb stick to fat32, and start unetbootin.
In Unetbootin select the LinuxMint8.iso file and select the proper usb drive and finish.

04 Download plopbootmanager:

05 Setup plop boot manager as a boot option in win.ini

If win xp didn't boot in the first place, ask again for a different solution!


« Last Edit: December 27, 2009, 10:18:14 AM by walterav »