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LiveCD boot question/issue

Postby airjoe on Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:02 pm


First let me say thanks for all your work. I am new to Mint/Linux in general.

I DL'd this Final release and tried to boot from liveCD. I get an error, "linux" kernel not found and I am left at the boot: prompt.

I have DL'd all the 4.0 beta (prior to this release) and had no issue with the booting from liveCD.

I read the release notes (as stressed), and found a section about DELL recovery partitions/boot issue/etc. I have a DELL laptop with the recovery partition.

Basically, I don't understand what the "workaround" is telling me.

Can anyone clarify what I need to do do to boot this release from the live CD on a DELL with a recovery partition?

Thanks in advance....if this is in the wrong forum please move it to the correct one
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Postby Husse on Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:24 am

General help would be the right forum. General announcements are for the Mint team and for the community to post bug reports
I understand that you don't understand the workaround for Dell Recovery partitions. This is unfortunately a bit geeky, but there is nothing we can do about it....
Now as I understand it your problem is already when you try to boot the live CD.
This probably means a bad CD
Check the md5sum
Burn again at low speed
What the release notes tell you is to do the three commands in a terminal when the live cd is running - you need an internet connection too. It replaces the Mint installer with the Ubuntu installer
You could restore sources.list from the one in the release notes instead of the CD - think that's simpler
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