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#26 OFFLINE   raymac46

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:40 AM

Linux Mint has two excellent utilities (both GUI) USB Stick Formatter and USB Image Writer. I just get my downloaded ISO, format the stick, write the image, done. It's way easier than using a DVD writer. Faster to write, boots faster when written.
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#27 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:07 PM

View PostCluttermagnet, on 14 August 2018 - 06:39 AM, said:

I downloaded Etcher for Linux 64bit. But I then realized I would need a little
hand-holding in order to do this for the first time ever. That's right, I have
never, so far, made a single USB drive OS successfully. A bit imtimidating...
In fact, I have never. so far, even made a single attempt. Just something a little
off putting about the whole task... It's sitting in my Downloads folder for now...



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If you can use Synaptic then raymac46's method may be a way to go.

Here are a couple of etcher step by step articles,

https://opensource.c...tarted-etcherio

https://www.ostechni...rds-usb-drives/

with pictures.

Notepads are neat but so too are tools for the pc. ZIM is a neat program, this is the sort of thing you can do with it,

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Easy to set up , easy to use, and easy to keep backups. I find it very very useful as it is easy to forget stuff if you are unfamiliar with it and if you only use stuff once in a while.

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Edited by abarbarian, 14 August 2018 - 07:08 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:25 PM

Zim Desktop Wiki is excellent, I've been using it for years to keep notes.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:26 AM

View Postsunrat, on 14 August 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

Zim Desktop Wiki is excellent, I've been using it for years to keep notes.

I think I started to use Zim after reading one of your posts way back. I find it invaluable. :breakfast:
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Posted 22 September 2018 - 06:42 AM

Wow- Some really excellent suggestions, guys! I downloaded the x64 version of
bl-Helium last night, and noticed I had already downloaded the i386 version in
early July this year.

I found the USB Image Writer and Stick Formatters easily in Linux mint when I
looked. I'll try them 'shortly'. So many things on my plate lately...

Etcher looks really good! I intend to try it. Not afraid of a little cli work. The install
description looks pretty straightforward.

BTW Bruno had shown me a couple of powerful dd commands a while back,
when I had an old hard drive that apparently was harboring something unsavory
in the boot directory. Anyway, I have those two commands carefully saved in
my notebook, and have used them from time to time to 'nuke' an old drive.
Very effective! By and large I'm too much of a rookie to be using dd commands,
but those two have been pure gold for me.

Clutter


P.S. Zim looks really interesting. I'll take a closer look at that as well!

Edited by Cluttermagnet, 22 September 2018 - 06:45 AM.

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