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Postby BobThAK on Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:03 pm

i tryed booting from livecd, but cd reads it for about a minute and a half then continues to boot winxp. the cd will boot on my other computers and this computer has booted from any other livecd's. any help with this would be nice.
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Postby Boo on Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:12 am

have your tried burning mint again?
It could have been a bad media.
have you checked the download? to make sure it is not bad.

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Postby BobThAK on Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:00 am

well i would try that but since the cd works perfectly in my other computers, i didnt think that was the problem.
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Postby Boo on Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:11 pm

Try swapping the CD drive with one the CD does work in.
If it is not media it could be the CD Drive.
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Postby BobThAK on Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:25 pm

well i forgot one issue

im trying to run it on a laptop.
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Postby Boo on Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:36 pm

You could try putting Mint on a USB stick drive and booting off it (if you can boot of USB).
I created one on a 1GB USB drive.
the hard part can be the partitioning of it.
I used fdisk first and then gparted to fix it up (start again).
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Postby BobThAK on Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:37 pm

well i cant get anything to work. cant figure out why it will work on everything except this.
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Postby Husse on Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:35 am

Follow the advice here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ur_Live_CD
The Wiki is there for you to use.
It could be that your laptop can't use the video driver selected and when that happens it "falls back" to booting XP
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