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No 700 MB Live CD for Mint 13?

Postby rbeltz48 on Fri May 25, 2012 8:37 am

One used to be able to copy Mint onto a 700 MB Live CD with No Codecs . Is that option no longer available with Mint 13? I couldn't find it anywhere on this site. Is that is so then my only option is to buy the CDs to see if I like this version. Please comment. Thanks.
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Re: No 700 MB Live CD for Mint 13?

Postby xenopeek on Fri May 25, 2012 8:41 am

Indeed, Linux Mint 13 doesn't come in 700MB CD images anymore. The release announcement had this to say about it:
Because of the size of the content, and the fact that a vast majority of systems nowadays can either boot from DVDs or from USB, Linux Mint no longer provides images which fit in 700MB CDs. It is however possible and easy to to modify ISO images. By removing packages such as Java, Mono, LibreOffice, Gimp..etc.. Linux Mint ISOs can be made to fit within 700MB. For instructions on how to remaster the Linux Mint ISOs, please read the following tutorial:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/918

Is booting from a USB drive an option for you as an alternative? There is a tutorial on putting the DVD image onto a USB drive: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744
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Re: No 700 MB Live CD for Mint 13?

Postby rbeltz48 on Sun May 27, 2012 9:52 am

Thanks for your reply Vince. These options may work. But based on what I'm reading on the forums about Mint 13, it appears that it has bugs and a few corrupt files which is making installation impossible for a number of people. Another example of a product that hasn't been tested enough.

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 on both of my IBM Thinkpad T61s and it is running well, even though support has ended as of April 2012. I will just have to wait until Mint 13 gets tweaked and debugged the way it should have been before release.
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Re: No 700 MB Live CD for Mint 13?

Postby xenopeek on Sun May 27, 2012 10:18 am

I've seen a few people with issues on installing Linux Mint 13 on specific hardware. Usually graphics cards from Nvidia or AMD need a little help. But nothing that read like it was impossible to install.

You could consider dual booting, so you have a fallback if indeed it doesn't work for you. In that scenario, you can have Ubuntu's GRUB2 boot directly the Linux Mint .iso file from your harddisk. See here for an example: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR ... From_GRUB2
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Re: No 700 MB Live CD for Mint 13?

Postby Elmario on Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:20 pm

I've troubles with the lack of a CD burnable image, too. In normal I use mint on many different old PCs, when I'm at people who like to make use of some old hardware they got, whom I want to show mint, with many them not even having a modern PC. These PCs (mostly socket 478 or socket A-Thunderbird) very often neither offer DVD capable drives, nor booting from USB at all.
As these installations often are spontaneous I usually also don't have time for creating or bringing a modified ISO in normal.
It's about once a week that I could use an ISO image fitting on a CD in between. There are many places where there could have been a happy mint user, yet :(
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Re: No 700 MB Live CD for Mint 13?

Postby prmpec on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:47 am

Agree with Elmario.
LinuxMint Xfce 32bit is about to install it to older PCs.
(I also don't understand why does the installer contains the Mono or Java.)
But the real problem is:

The referenced tutorial does not exists. Can someone help me reducing the ISO size?
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Re: No 700 MB Live CD for Mint 13?

Postby administrollaattori on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:05 am

prmpec wrote:Agree with Elmario.
LinuxMint Xfce 32bit is about to install it to older PCs.
(I also don't understand why does the installer contains the Mono or Java.)
But the real problem is:

The referenced tutorial does not exists. Can someone help me reducing the ISO size?

--> viewtopic.php?f=42&t=107350
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Re: No 700 MB Live CD for Mint 13?

Postby prmpec on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:14 am

I've found an other thread in the topic, mentions Plop, as an alternative for computers that can only boot from CD.
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=103449
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