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Zorin 9

Zorin OS 9 just made its debut with a familiar, Windows 7-like interface by default. In the wake of XPís demise, there may be no better time to check it out. http://zorin-os.com/free.html
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:23 PM
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Zorin OS 9 just made its debut with a familiar, Windows 7-like interface by default. In the wake of XPís demise, there may be no better time to check it out. http://zorin-os.com/free.html
How can I load Zorin on a flash drive with persistence, I have tried with Lili USB creator and YUMI-1.9.9.9, both only load it as a live CD.
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How can I load Zorin on a flash drive with persistence, I have tried with Lili USB creator and YUMI-1.9.9.9, both only load it as a live CD.
Use UUI http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/

Here is a tut http://www.groovypost.com/howto/real...a-memory-card/
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OK, I used UUI and it worked perfectly. I now have Zorin installed on a 8gig flash drive and it seems to be very quick.
Thanks for the help.
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So how do you like the OS now that you have tried it for awhile ?
I have been putting it on computers for people with XP machines and have heard good reports.
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So how do you like the OS now that you have tried it for awhile ?
I have been putting it on computers for people with XP machines and have heard good reports.
It's an excellent OS and if I needed a replacement for XP I would definitely install it as my only operating system. I have hd it on a flash drive for months with no problems whatever.
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I installed Zorin on a 32 Gb flash drive.
When I logged on, there was an installation file on the desktop.
I thought this might finish the installation.
When I opened it, I was asked to remove the partitions and I would lose all information on the computer (or something like that.)
I declined.
If it is on the flash drive, why would it want to re install on the computer?
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I installed Zorin on a 32 Gb flash drive.
When I logged on, there was an installation file on the desktop.
I thought this might finish the installation.
When I opened it, I was asked to remove the partitions and I would lose all information on the computer (or something like that.)
I declined.
If it is on the flash drive, why would it want to re install on the computer?
It seems to me that you tried to install it on your computer hard drive, not on the flash drive. To install it on your flash drive you have to download it as an ISO file and install it on your flash drive using an installer such as "Universal-usb-installer". If you do that allow persistence of as much as possible (The Universal usb installer will let you know how much you can have) and then your flash drive will retain anything you install on it for future use.
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It seems to me that you tried to install it on your computer hard drive, not on the flash drive. To install it on your flash drive you have to download it as an ISO file and install it on your flash drive using an installer such as "Universal-usb-installer". If you do that allow persistence of as much as possible (The Universal usb installer will let you know how much you can have) and then your flash drive will retain anything you install on it for future use.
It's installed on the flash drive.
But why put an installation file on the desktop.
It boots to the USB flash drive.
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It's installed on the flash drive.
But why put an installation file on the desktop.
It boots to the USB flash drive.
I don't understand - I do not have an installation file on my desktop, to boot into the flash drive, I have to restart my computer and set up a boot priority for the flash drive.
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install on formatted hdd

Can Zorin be installed on a formatted hdd as a stand alone operating system?
Or does it need windows to support it?
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Can Zorin be installed on a formatted hdd as a stand alone operating system?
Or does it need windows to support it?
Zorin can be installed on a formatted hard drive as a stand alone operating system, it does not need Windows. It can also be installed on a partitioned hard drive to operate alongside Windows.
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Zorin can be installed on a formatted hard drive as a stand alone operating system, it does not need Windows. It can also be installed on a partitioned hard drive to operate alongside Windows.
Thank you Ahduncu, I'll install it on an old Dell laptop that I have.
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Thank you Ahduncu, I'll install it on an old Dell laptop that I have.
I downloaded the program.
Burnt it to disc as an ISO image.
Selected to boot to CD/DVD
Computer can't read the CD /DVD drive when trying to install.
What am I doing wrong
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I downloaded the program.
Burnt it to disc as an ISO image.
Selected to boot to CD/DVD
Computer can't read the CD /DVD drive when trying to install.
What am I doing wrong
I don't know. Perhaps you could ask the question in the PC Questions and answers, telling them that you are trying to load a Linux OS on a CD and the computer can't read the CD/DVD drive. I am no expert on this, I only loaded Zorin on flash drives, never a CD/DVD.
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I downloaded the program.
Burnt it to disc as an ISO image.
Selected to boot to CD/DVD
Computer can't read the CD /DVD drive when trying to install.
What am I doing wrong
I burned it to a DVD (using CD Burner XP), rebooted my computer (my computer automatically boots into a CD/DVD) and Zorin 9 came up perfectly. You need a DVD because a CD is too small. Be aware, anything you install on Zorin on a disc will be lost when you shut it down. You need to install it on a flash drive with persistence to enable it to retain any changes, or install it on your computer hard drive.
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From there website http://zorin-os.com/installguide.html


If you wish to install Zorin OS to your computer please follow this guide:

1. First go to the Download page and download Zorin OS.
2. When the download is finished burn the image file to a blank DVD (any type) at the slowest possible speed in order to avoid any errors. You can download ImgBurn if you don't have a CD/DVD burning program already installed.
3. When the burning process is completed insert the DVD into the computer and restart with it still in. The computer should boot from the DVD, if not you should change the settings in the BIOS or press F12 (or whatever key it is to select the boot device) while booting up again.
4. Press the Enter key to start the LiveDVD, this is a thing that lets you run the operating system off the DVD without installing it onto your computer.
NOTE: The Live DVD runs much slower than after the full installation.
5. Click the Install icon on the desktop if you choose to install it onto your computer. This opens a window, now you can select your desired settings.
6. Later you will be prompted to make a new partition, a partition is a thing you make if you want to install an alternate operating system. This slices your Hard Drive to allow the installation of another operating system. The minimum size for Zorin OS Core is 5 Gigabytes (Just remember to leave enough space for your first operating system).
7. During the installation you will be asked to select your language (over 55 are available), your location, time settings, keyboard layout, partitioning settings and import your files, settings and user accounts from your Windows installation (if you have one).
8. The installation should take 10 minutes up to an hour.
9. After the installation you will be prompted to restart the computer, after the restart the computer should boot up into a menu where you choose which operating system you want to start. To select one use the arrow keys to highlight an option and press the Enter key to start the highlighted one.
Now you should have Zorin OS installed to your computer.
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From there website http://zorin-os.com/installguide.html


If you wish to install Zorin OS to your computer please follow this guide:

1. First go to the Download page and download Zorin OS.
2. When the download is finished burn the image file to a blank DVD (any type) at the slowest possible speed in order to avoid any errors. You can download ImgBurn if you don't have a CD/DVD burning program already installed.
3. When the burning process is completed insert the DVD into the computer and restart with it still in. The computer should boot from the DVD, if not you should change the settings in the BIOS or press F12 (or whatever key it is to select the boot device) while booting up again.
4. Press the Enter key to start the LiveDVD, this is a thing that lets you run the operating system off the DVD without installing it onto your computer.
NOTE: The Live DVD runs much slower than after the full installation.
5. Click the Install icon on the desktop if you choose to install it onto your computer. This opens a window, now you can select your desired settings.
6. Later you will be prompted to make a new partition, a partition is a thing you make if you want to install an alternate operating system. This slices your Hard Drive to allow the installation of another operating system. The minimum size for Zorin OS Core is 5 Gigabytes (Just remember to leave enough space for your first operating system).
7. During the installation you will be asked to select your language (over 55 are available), your location, time settings, keyboard layout, partitioning settings and import your files, settings and user accounts from your Windows installation (if you have one).
8. The installation should take 10 minutes up to an hour.
9. After the installation you will be prompted to restart the computer, after the restart the computer should boot up into a menu where you choose which operating system you want to start. To select one use the arrow keys to highlight an option and press the Enter key to start the highlighted one.
Now you should have Zorin OS installed to your computer.
Thank you FosterHacket. I followed your instructions fully.
The first disk I burnt was at a fast speed, 16X I think. This one i did at slow speed, 2X.
Now I have it as the only operating system on the old laptop.
I couldn't get internet with the laptop as it did not support my encryption.
Zorin connected without any problems.
I have a few pensioner friends still running XP.
I'll try to talk them into running Zorin alongside XP, or as a flash drive boot.
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I've got an LG laptop with XP.
I have Zorin9 on a flash drive, also an ISO file on disk.When I boot to USB or CD/DVD, I get a message, No Media file found.
Then a DOS like screen opens with a flashing cursor to enter commands.
How can I overcome this to install Zorin.
I also ran Dban and still have the same message. No media file found.
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What menu key are you using ?
You need to change the bio settings to boot from the Cd.
I am not sure about an LG Laptop as to which key it would be but it should tell you on your screen at boot up.
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