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Installing Linux Mint on MK1 CF-19

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I started posting this up in my up and Speeding up my MK1 CF-19" thread, but decided it was enough of a struggle that it deserves its own thread. I struggle with stuff like this.

I also ALWAYS seem to find the hardest way to go about doing something. What I "think" I am after, is to install Linux on a 32gb thumb drive attached to the WWAN card port. I like this as I can turn that card on/off quickly in bios and have the nice hidden install. In normal use the drive doesn't even show up in Windows. Perfect. That part is well proven too. Works just as I want it to.

So what I did was to use ApplePi Baker to burn the Mint image to the 32gb drive with my MacBook. Plugged the drive into its spot, booted up the MK1 and bam, linux loads. But I want to now install a persistent version onto that same thumbdrive. I don't want any traces of linux on the main HDD. I am having issues making the install go to that drive and it keeps wanting me to define multiple partitions and needing to know how much I want for each one. I want an automatic install with the correct choices made for me since I don't know lol...

Let me try a simple solution... I will shut down and reboot WITHOUT the main HDD in place, since it only takes 5 seconds to pull the caddy out. Nope. While it eliminates me installing linux to that drive, the issue still remains. I think the problem is trying to make the install persistent to the drive the install image is on.

Ugh, well I had to de-case the thumbdrive to make it fit. So I am going to grab my "broken" Acronis image drive and use that for the Linux image, wipe this drive clean, and try again. Will hopefully post up a good progress report shortly!

 


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