I'm trying to get a Linux Mint Debian Edition 16 USB key booting.
On a Win7 machine, using
linuxmint-201403-mate-dvd-64bit.iso (or 32-bit, they both do this), I used LiLi and forced it to use the latest LMDE it knew about (201303, I think) to create the USB stick. For both 64- and 32-bit LMDE sticks, I can boot to them on my 64-bit desktop box*, but the text-mode menu where you can choose live, persistent, file integrity check, or memory test, and it counts down from 10, none of the options do what they say. All of them simply cause an instant screen flicker and the menu's countdown is back at 10 seconds and counting down again.
* An AMD Sempron-based system that runs Haiku 64-bit nightlies OK, so I know it can, in general, run a 64-bit OS.
The 32-bit one I also tried in a (32-bit only) netbook, and it did the exact same thing.
On both of these systems--my desktop and my netbook--
linuxmint-16-mate-dvd-32bit.iso worked fine in the default mode (live or persistent, I don't remember ATM) and I also ran the installer to install to HD. However, as they're older systems and a bit slow to load, I was hoping to try the Debian Edition, because it was said to be faster. I didn't expect this much trouble. How can I get an LMDE USB stick to actually boot up the full OS, like the normal Ubuntu-based Linux Mint does?
Also tried: I got Universal-USB-Installer and UNetbootin, but they both suffer from the problem of not having a "Mint Debian Edition" option and guessing which one to override with is beyond me, but if anyone knows that would be great.
- Ubuntu Mint 32 on desktop: fine
- Ubuntu Mint 32 on netbook: fine
- Debian Mint 32 on desktop: broken
- Debian Mint 32 on netbook: broken
- Debian Mint 64 on destkop: broken
broken = will not boot past Mint boot menu, but just keeps looping back to it no matter the menu item chosen
fine = actually boots Mint normally with a GUI and installer and such