rivenought wrote:Welcome to the Mint forum.
Sorry to hear you are having a problem getting Mint to install, but tiny issues such as this do crop up from time to time. I am going to assume you are using the 32-bit version of Mint 6. I have had issues myself with that version, but the 64-bit version cranked right up and ran flawlessly. Go figure.
While running the Live CD, did you try right-clicking the Install icon and choosing Open? I have seen that happen before. Sometimes it might take a minute or three for the installation to get started, especially if this is your first time installing Linux.
Also, since you are planning on installing Mint, you may want to partition your drive while running the Live CD. By doing this, you can go ahead and create a /swap partition. I have found my installations go much faster this way.
Before I start with an installation, I always turn off the Updater. Otherwise, it keeps trying to update every five minutes, which slowed down my first install. After that, everything went quickly. Good luck.
I've tried right clicking and choosing open as well but nothing happens either
I also tried launching the installer via the start menu, but that also doesn't work.Edit:
I launched the system log viewer and got this this message to appear when I clicked on the install icon:
mint ubiquity ubiquity 1.10.10
mint ubiquity log-output -t ubiquity fontconfig-voodoo --auto --force --quiet
Not sure what that all means though.2nd Edit:
Well today I tried running the live cd again and lo and behold, it worked! I still don't know what caused the problem last time, but at least it works now.
Oh yeah, and so far, Mint is awesome