new to linux, I've looked around and decided LMDE is a good choice for me, but the install has failed halfway thru everytime, system freezes and I can't use the mouse or anything. I tried the 'nomodeset' suggestion (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=189&t=144486
)but no change. And I tried both cinammon and mate 64bit disks, both work fine but hang on install.
My system is this:http://www.pc-koubou.jp/goods/1139122.html
- sorry the link is in japanese, this laptop is only available in Japan I think. It seems to be all intel (no nvidia) which I thought was a good thing for linux. I'm using a usb dvd drive, there was some hint somewhere that might be an issue. I'm intending to dualboot with windows7, the computer is brand new.
Any advice gratefully recieved, but I am very much a newbie so you might need to give any command line instructions slowly
Thanks for reading
Me: a Linux novice running Mint 17 64-bit Mate on a UnitCom Lesance NB S2103/L Celeron 1007U @ 1.5GHz Memory 1.8GB
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