Please add support for Peppermint

Asked by Mark-pcnetspec on 2017-02-08

I was wondering if there would be any chance of adding support for Peppermint to Unetbootin ?

If it helps, choosing the profile for the Lubuntu version Peppermint is based on works perfectly .. as can be seen here:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,5076.0.html

Downloads will always be in
https://peppermintos.com/iso

with a filename in the format
Peppermint-7-20161201-i386.iso
or
Peppermint-7-20161201-amd64.iso
where
5 = 14.04
6 = 14.04
7 = 16.04
8 will = 16.04
9 will = 18.04
10 will = 18.04

and the "20161201" is the release date which can be ignored.

And persistence works perfectly as long as the respective Lubuntu profile is used (Peppermint being based on the latest Lubuntu LTS)

Thanks in advance.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

How does one go about contacting the devs for inclusion as a supported distro ?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

How does one go about contacting the devs for inclusion as a supported distro ?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

I have no relationship to unetbootin, nor to peppermint OS. I am just trying to answer launchpad questions as good as I can.

1. Maybe you should create a bug report if a significant operating system is missing in the unetbootin list of OSs.

2. I just tried to access https://peppermintos.com/iso and received a 403 not authorized response. Apparently this URL does not allow identifying and downloading the newest iso file for people outside the peppermint team.

My apologies I wasn't very clear about that, that directory is locked for browsing, but direct links to the current release ISO's can always be found here:
https://peppermintos.com/guide/downloading/
and to older version ISO's here:
https://peppermintos.com/previous/

Thanks though, I'll try raising the question as a bug .. and try phrasing it better.

For clarity, I am the Peppermint lead developer.

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #7

Hi Mark! I'm the developer of unetbootin. Sorry for not responding to bugs I've been very busy these days with my actual research work. Anyhow it would be very helpful if you added a persistent redirector to the latest i386 and amd64 isos and provide the URLs (if your webserver supports php then you can just put a file like https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin.github.com/blob/master/unetbootin-linux-latest/index.php to accomplish it, or if it's nodejs or some other framework just look up how to make an http redirect [status code 302]) so I don't need to change unetbootin every time you make a new release (it is a maintanence nightmare). As for description text, please provide one otherwise I'll just add this one from wikipedia:

Peppermint Linux OS is a cloud-centric OS based on Lubuntu, a derivative of the Ubuntu Linux operating system that uses the LXDE desktop environment Peppermint's developers have written about their principles of providing a familiar environment for newcomers to Linux, which requires relatively low hardware resources to run.

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #8

If you would like to make my life even easier, you can just add it youself following the instructions at https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/wiki/newdistro and I'll be happy to merge your pull request

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