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Problem trying test run Ubuntu Mint

Postby pensioner77 on Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:25 pm

I am trying, as a complete novice, to see if I could use Linux. I wish to trial it using what I think is called a 'live' disc. I downloaded from the web site and burned a CD, but when I tried to boot from it,after the intial screen for Ubuntu Mint, it changed to a black screen displaying the following "Loading. Invalid or corrupt kernal image--boot " What am I doing wrong and how should I proceed.
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Re: Problem trying test run Ubuntu Mint

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:55 pm

Hello Pensioner77

Welcome to Mint.

It sounds as though there is a problem with your CD. Firstly check that the MD5 sum of your download is the same as the file on the download site, then burn the CD at the slowest speed possible. This should ensure a good copy. If you still do not succeed in being able to boot the CD then it may be that you do not have enough RAM on your machine.

Good Luck and let us know how you get on.
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Re: Problem trying test run Ubuntu Mint

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:23 pm

Hello Pensioner77 and welcome to Mint
You posted this in the Rules & Notices section of the forum and in red at the top you can read
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Re: Problem trying test run Ubuntu Mint

Postby pensioner77 on Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:45 pm

Husse wrote:Hello Pensioner77 and welcome to Mint
You posted this in the Rules & Notices section of the forum and in red at the top you can read
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Section reserved for the team. You can reply to announcements here but please do not post new topics.

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Sorry, but new to the forum and a newbie at this IT stuff,I do not find it easy to do the correct thing!!
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