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Dan

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How to Install Mintstick (USB Formatter and USB Writer)
« on: October 28, 2015, 03:36:59 AM »
If you would like an alternative to Unetbootin for making USBs, Mintstick is a good choice. It's actually my preferred method. To me, it's the quickest and easiest to use. I've used it countless times, and it has always worked.

If you're unfamiliar with it, when you add it to your system, it comes as two separate apps. It won't be called Mintstick in your menu. The first app you'll want to use is the USB Stick Formatter...use it to format your USB before you write anything to it.

The second app is called the USB Image Writer. Use it to write your image to the USB after formatting.

Edited: Don't use the PPA. I'll explain in the following post.

1. You can add the PPA and install it through the terminal by entering the following commands...

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/trusty-backports

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mintstick


2. You can directly install it (with the GDebi Package Installer) by downloading it from the link below. The latest build will be the last "all.deb" on the list.

http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main/m/mintstick/

Either method will place it in your menu's Accessories category.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2015, 04:06:09 PM by Dan »

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Re: How to Install Mintstick (USB Formatter and USB Writer)
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 04:13:01 PM »
My apologies about adding the PPA. Here's the deal...

While using Mintstick (which was installed through the PPA), my computer(s) would freeze during the USB writing process. I had to manually shut the computer off and restart the computer. I've tried this on two different computers with the same result.

Option 2 (installation of the latest .deb file with the GDebi Package Installer) works great though.

Again, I apologize to anyone who may have experienced this problem with using the PPA.