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mint4win issues

Postby AnalBeard on Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:51 pm

Hi guys, I'm trying to install Mint using mint4win, but I always get the error about the installer failing to access the cd at the end of the 'creating image' part of the install. Can anyone shed any light on this? The checksums are correct, re-burnt the cd just to check too. In case it makes a difference, I'm using Vista x64 SP1.

I've tried anything suggested in this thread too - viewtopic.php?f=46&t=20359&p=120602

Cheers in advance.
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Re: mint4win issues

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:07 pm

Put the iso and the mint4win.exe in the same folder.
Now remove the cd from the drive.
Just double click the mint4win.exe and install the Linux Mint Main.
The x64 bit version isn't out yet.
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Re: mint4win issues

Postby AnalBeard on Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:12 pm

that appears to have done the trick, thank you!
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Re: mint4win issues

Postby TJConnell on Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:49 am

The stupid thing is that did not work for me!!

I tried that as that was a solution to a similar problem with wubi, but mint4win did not appear to see the LinuxMint6.iso file and instead tried to download! Unfortunately it tried to download the 64 bit iso which is not yet available and the drop down box for version had ONLY the 64 bit version available for selection!

It cannot have been a problem with the iso as when I burnt it to a DVD rather than a CD it installed OK

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Re: mint4win issues

Postby AnalBeard on Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:39 am

Open up the command prompt, navigate to the folder where mint4win.exe and the iso file are and run the following command (without apostrophes):

'mint4win.exe --32bit'

this forces it to install with the 32bit edition, rather than download the (nonexistant) 64bit edition.
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Re: mint4win issues

Postby TJConnell on Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:15 pm

Aaahh OK!

I will remember that if I need to install from another CD! As I said I solved the problem by writing the iso to a DVD so have installed OK now!

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Re: mint4win issues

Postby qfunk on Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:51 am

Hi! I tried installing with mint4win.exe with the cd still inserted in, and the mint4win in a folder along with the iso file... using the command prompt solution provided here on this page...

I couldn't get it to work... please can someone here guide to what I've done wrong??

my thread regarding this is: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=24205#p141759


EDIT: Just saw this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaJ6Pv0VU24 ... maybe I rebooted to linux instead of windows, that's why it's showing this error... thinking of double clicking mint4win.exe again... if it doesn't work, Will have to remove linux mint from windows and reinstall it using mint4win... :D
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Re: mint4win issues

Postby gemes_nemen on Thu May 28, 2009 12:10 am

Unfortunately the install of Mint7 with mint4win.
time process searching mint-backup, cannot process with message eror please connect to the internet.
but my PC have been connect internet..
please help me..

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Re: mint4win issues

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu May 28, 2009 10:03 am

Make sure the iso and mint4win.exe is in the same folder.
Then open the console and cd to the correct folder.
If your trying to install the Main(32bit) in a Windows 64bit then use the command:
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mint4win.exe --32bit
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