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Old 07. Oct 2018, 08:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Installing MX-17 is a just a way of bypassing the problem of MX-16 being on a small partition, sda 9
This would be my choice too. Installing a distro in a new partition makes the system in that partition accessible from the grub menu, while copying a partition over to another does not necessarily work the same.
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Old 07. Oct 2018, 10:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Moving it should. Particularly if this is EFI rather than MBR. GParted should be able to manipulate the EFI system partition correctly.
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Old 07. Oct 2018, 11:20 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Not directly related to this thread but may be of general interest assuming users have USB3.

I now use an external SSD for all my distro testing to avoid messing with my stable main drive configuration which is Windows 7 + one Linux dual boot.

Depending on the distro, not always will grub install to the external drive despite being told to and even if it does it wonít show in the main grub menu although a simple sudo update-grub will fix that. Any other issues I have always managed to fix via a live session of MX-17 boot tools.

The system I have will not boot at all thereafter unless the external drive is attached but if needed to remove this just boot the internal Linux system with it in, remove the external drive and then sudo update-grub again to remove the external drive boot entry.

Maybe this isnít the best way to go about this but it does work for me and avoids tinkering with the internal drive partitions.
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Old 08. Oct 2018, 04:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Many thanks, once again, for all your suggestions. I have yet to succeed in installing MX-17.1 but will report back on my progress as and when this happens!
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Old 16. Oct 2018, 03:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Here is the latest installment to my ongoing HDD saga!

I still have XP installed and booting fine, but no longer have MX-16 installed. However, I now have a partition that is approx 270 GB and formatted to Ext4; ideal for reinstalling MX-16 and thus restoring my dual boot system.

(In case you were wondering, I attempted to install MX-17.1 via an external HDD and a USB memory stick, using UNetbootin, but both failed to boot, despite the hardware being formatted to FAT32 and altering the BIOS to boot from USB HDD.)

The problem is that when I attempt to reinstall MX-16, from the DVD I originally installed it from, I only get as far as login and password. After submitting the default details I get the following message:

bash:/msr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion/:input/output error

TIA
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There are issues with MX-17 and Unetbootin. A better option is Rufus using DD mode.
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I was going to use Rufus but the latest version doesn't work with XP; however, I found an older version that does. Unfortunately, I got the following dialogue box, which failed to locate the 2 files it mentions when I opted to click Yes.

https://imgur.com/a/Cydbkxw
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Old 16. Oct 2018, 08:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I was going to use Rufus but the latest version doesn't work with XP; however, I found an older version that does. Unfortunately, I got the following dialogue box, which failed to locate the 2 files it mentions when I opted to click Yes.

https://imgur.com/a/Cydbkxw
I guess the joys of using an obsolete OS.

You could always use the tool included with MX via a live session to create your bootable USB.
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Old 17. Oct 2018, 03:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I guess the joys of using an obsolete OS.
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Very true! The most up-to-date version of Windows I ever had was Vista but I disliked it so much I reverted back to XP. I then missed the boat with subsequent upgrades to MS OS's, culminating in being unable to get a free upgrade to W10.

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You could always use the tool included with MX via a live session to create your bootable USB.
My current problem, as outlined in #15, means I can't do that as I can't get into a live session.

PS I have tried numerous versions of Rufus but still no joy yet!
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Old 17. Oct 2018, 04:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Try this yet? https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-m...t-usb-creator/

I haven't used it but the site is good resource when I played on Linux. I gave up Linux but the site is well ran. Use partition drive in place of USB drive for everything and it should work
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