my ageing desktop that was duel booted with peppermint 2 and xp, now has no os,
I tried to put peppermint3 on, doing away with xp, but all this did was to remove both peppermint 2 and xp , it booted untill the run live, install,l bit and when I tried to install, it would not go any further, it had it as a fdd not hdd drive.
So i created a new a new peppermint 4 usb stick, which I have used to put peppermint 4 on this netbook, so it works fine, but when I try it on the desktop computer, it doesn’t work.
Possibly removing xp has done something,
any help would be appreciated, just remember I know nothing about this, so keep it simple please.
Sorry for the delay, but holidays and illness got in the way, but I’m back.
I have tried all the above,
I have used 3 different usb sticks,
formatted them fat 32
Downloaded Peppermint 4 iso many times,
will boot the zg5 no problem but still comes up on the desktop computer as a FDD.
Will it just be easier to get my son to download the iso on a cd or dvd?
asked my son to run me a live cd,
he came around Sunday and wasn’t sure if he had downloaded it correct, so he did me a live usb stick as well,
went on the pc, decided to show him why previous attempts failed, so I put the usb stick in and tried to boot, it came up with FDD, so I said it wouldn’t work because it should be HDD, Well, blow me, the next menu came up so I booted to try peppermint 4.
That loaded very slow, I then installed peppermint4,
it was very slow and “flakey” but did load.
I did the install as your tutorial up to stage 7
but it’s not very fluid or quick, not slow but not quick,
another strange thing is that when I slide the cursor over an icon the icon disappears
so now I’ve got it working, I’m going to boot again, next to this boot, so I’ll let you know if Its any better or if I need any more help.