I will start by saying that I have zero, zip, nil experience with Linux. I just bought a used pico-itx computer that currently has no OS or optical drive. It does have a 2.5" hdd that I would like to install mint on. I have read tutorials about booting from a USB flash drive but I don't want to always boot from the flash drive. I would like to use the flash drive as way to install Mint on the hard drive (just like you tipically would with the CD). Can anyone help me?