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Problems to boot LMDE as Live cd

Postby BarbaJoe on Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:17 am

Dear Mint Comrades:

I'm a Mint user since february and I'm looking forward to move to a rolling release distro. Because of that, I tried to test LMDE as a Live cd, but I can't. It seems that there is a problem with the iso or something (maybe unetbootin). I've used Unetbootin to make a Live usb stick with LMDE and when I try to boot and the menu appears, when I hit enter in the default option (the only one that appears there), the 10 seconds counter restarts. If I wait until it reaches to 0, it restarts again, and again and again.

If I press tab, I can edit boot line, but I'm a newie in the Linux universe, so I don't know what to do.

I downloaded two .iso files from different mirrors and I've got the same problem. What can I do?
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Re: Problems to boot LMDE as Live cd

Postby MrCleanWithHair on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:44 pm

I'd recommend checking the md5sum of the images before you do anything with them:

Gnome 32-bit= daeabb182b016cd62bfced5483441b5a

If you have 64-bit or an xfce version find the md5sum by clicking on your version here: http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php

open a terminal in the directory you downloaded the image to and run:

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md5sum filename.iso


where filename is the name of the file.

compare the value it returns to the known m5sum.

If they aren't equal download it again and repeat the process.

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If you have already checked the md5sum and you know the image is good I would recommend you try two things:

1) Reformat the flash drive, make sure you have an updated version of unetbootin, and try again.

2) Be old fashioned and burn a cd.

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If none of that works for you it might be a different issue completely.
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Re: Problems to boot LMDE as Live cd

Postby BarbaJoe on Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:47 pm

Thank you very much, MrClean, I'll try the first method... hope it works. So that well, I'll burn a cd.
Tomorrow I tell you what happened.
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