Installing Linux Mint 13 on older desktop

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Installing Linux Mint 13 on older desktop

Postby wpshooter on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:56 am

I have a friend who has an older desktop which does not have the capability to boot to a USB drive but does have ability to boot to a CD-ROM device - he does not have DVD drive.

I have the ability to make bootable USB on my computer but I do not have DVD drive (and as I said neither does my friend's older computer).

Is there any way to get Linux Mint installed on his older computer under these circumstances ? Otherwise, I am going to have to put him on CentOS 6.2 but would greatly prefer to put him on Mint 13 ?

Is there something like the ALTERNATE/text install method that Ubuntu uses ?

Thanks.
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Re: Installing Linux Mint 13 on older desktop

Postby Fornhamfred on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:32 pm

This link should help you.

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=103449

There is also a method for reducing the size of the iso at this how to:

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