I am a beginner. I installed Linux Mint Maya 64 bit from a CD and from within Windows 7 64 bit. When I change Linux settings, such as the desktop backgound, the new settings do not persist after rebooting. I suspect that the installation is incorrectly behaving as though it were booting from the CD. Indeed, the Linux files are on my hard drive and the CD drive is empty. After sellecting Linux from the boot screen, I always get the message, "Completing Linux Mint Installation." That message seems inappropriate after every boot.
Is this normal and, if not, what should I do?