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Having problem installing, please help

Postby frankwhite on Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:37 pm

I was able to download the program and burn it to a dvd as ISO but when I restart my laptop nothing happend so Im stuck, dont know how to install the program (linux mint 7).I went to mycomputer and I was able to see that the dvd is not empty. I can also hear the dvd loading but thats all it does. Can anyone please help me how to fix this, thanks
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Re: Having problem downloading, please help.

Postby richyrich on Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:39 pm

What program are you using for burning ?
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Re: Having problem installing, please help

Postby frankwhite on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:16 pm

Im using burn my files, thanks for replying but messing with it, I was able to burn it, now for some reason when I restart my computer the installation process doesnt come up. I check mycomputer and the dvd is not empty so something is in there, I hope. so thats where Im at now, cant get the installation to come up after I restart, any tips, thanks
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Re: Having problem installing, please help

Postby richyrich on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:26 pm

I'm not familiar with Burn My Files, but did you use the "Burn Image to Disk" option ?

Have you set your BIOS boot priority to cd/dvd first ?
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Re: Having problem installing, please help

Postby frankwhite on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:52 pm

No I havent, correct me if Im wrong. I make this changes by going to F2 when my laptop restart right?,well if thats the case I try doing that but is asking me for a password whitch I dont remenber,:( any other way if thats the case, if not, how do make the changes.
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Re: Having problem installing, please help

Postby richyrich on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:02 am

When you first boot, you get the "Press F2 for Setup" (or something like that), Does it also give you "Press F12 for Boot Options" or "Alternate Boot press F??" or some such ? . . sorry for being cryptic, but I don't know your system. :?

If not, you gotta get that BIOS password or you will be unable to boot the Live disk! and will be left with mint4win as your only choice, running Mint from within Windows. (I've never used mint4win, but just go to the mint4win section of this forum for info, or the Mint Wiki)

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Re: Having problem installing, please help

Postby frankwhite on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:09 am

thanks for all your support, Ill try to find that password, to make those changes, if not, Ill try that, hopefully got some good graphics, thanks for everthing
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Re: Having problem installing, please help

Postby frankwhite on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:22 am

One more thing, where can I find mint4win to download it, I went to all versions and is not there,thanks?
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Re: Having problem installing, please help

Postby richyrich on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:46 am

It's on the disk.

if you have Windows running and insert the Mint Live CD it should start automatically. ( autorun )
If not , open Windows Explorer , navigate to the disk, and double click mint4win.exe
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