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Old 09-18-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default mint 17 initramfs at boot

I put an ISO of Mint 17 with Cinnamon v2 on a usb (First a Sony 16GB, then a Wintec 8GB) but no matter what i do, on startup, immediately after it asks me what i want to run, i get the initramfs promt. I've tried all the fixes people say should work, but nothing has been posted specifically about Mint 17 yet. All the fixes for 16 do nothing. is there any way to remedy this problem, or am i better off getting an image of a different OS?
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:58 AM   #2
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have you made the USB bootable with a proper software?
i use this: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
I have used that for the following OS'es.
different Ubuntu based OS'es, DSL, zorin and Mint 16
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:56 PM   #3
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That's the software I used. Ran it through again and it came up with a bunch of broken files that it didn't see the first time

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Is there a dd equivalent for windows?
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Have you tried unetbootin? its another open source software. I downloaded mint17 and it worked fine.
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:22 PM   #6
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I used unetbootin too

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I tried ubuntu, and it worked just fine

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