Vrkalak: Two other questions you asked: first, why did I use ISO Recorder to begin with? The "Official User Guide" instructions say to "Burn the ISO to CD" (which makes sense, obviously), and they're very clear on how to do that.
Second, as to whether I got Linux Mint installed -- no, alas, I wasn't able to get it to work. After Step 4 of the installation, I started getting screens that are not shown in the Mint 8 User Guide, with technical questions that I wasn't understanding. Since I was trying to install Mint on a hard drive which also has Windows XP on it (which was supposed to work) -- and the pop-up windows were suggesting I could damage that operating system if I continued -- I had to give up.
Too bad. Maybe I'll try later, or when I have some money get another machine and go that route.