How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

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How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby mstarr on Thu May 01, 2008 9:10 pm

I burnt linux mint iso file to a cd, but not sure how to run it from the cd or install it. This is the first time with Linux other than wubi install of unbuntu. Can anyone help?
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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby jokersloose on Thu May 01, 2008 9:33 pm

You just put the CD in the tray, reboot, enter your BIOS set-up and tell it to boot from the CD-Rom and it will load Mint for you and from there you can tell it too install.

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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby Fred on Fri May 02, 2008 5:35 am

mstarr,

I would suggest you take a look at the user guide to get you started.

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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby Zwopper on Fri May 02, 2008 6:42 am

mstarr wrote:I burnt linux mint iso file to a cd, but not sure how to run it from the cd or install it. This is the first time with Linux other than wubi install of unbuntu. Can anyone help?

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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby belovedmonster on Fri May 02, 2008 8:05 am

In short, you simply reboot the computer with the CD in the drive. It will then load from the CD.

If you have any problems with this consult the user guide.
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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby Ede on Fri May 02, 2008 11:09 am

belovedmonster: Depend on his bios-settings. For some reason, the bios on my workstations motherboard was set to boot harddrives before cd-rom, and the floppy after that again.

Don't know why.
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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby mstarr on Mon May 05, 2008 12:40 pm

Thanks for your help, I did get it to cd correctly. I changed my boot order to boot from the cd first, but I get an error which is close to this.

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Boot Error

Unable to read or load from cd.

I will see if I can get a picture of it so you can all see what it looks like.


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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby rivenought on Mon May 05, 2008 3:08 pm

I have seen that type error once with a machine that had a 3.5 floppy drive. We changed the boot order and still got the same message. I knew the CD had to work since it was the same CD I did my main install with. Tried it just once more, and it worked that time. That was the only installation glitch I have ever seen with a Mint Live CD. Oddly, I did hear of a guy who had to unplug his floppy drive for the system to get cranked up with Mint. It is certainly worth the learning experience in troubleshooting. Mint is an excellent distro. Good luck.
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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby mstarr on Mon May 05, 2008 3:42 pm

I will look into what is going on and post what I find, thanks


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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby mstarr on Mon May 05, 2008 8:14 pm

Here is a shot of the error.
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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby rec9140 on Mon May 05, 2008 9:06 pm

Re-download the ISO, this error is most commonly from a bad download.

Use a program to verify the MD5 sum.
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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby xvedejas on Mon May 05, 2008 9:07 pm

Make sure you burn the .ISO at a very low speed! (I do all of mine at about 10x, that should be good)
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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby mstarr on Mon May 05, 2008 10:03 pm

I burnt one at my slowest of 12x same result, three different cd's. I will try it on another pc perhaps this weekend and I will keep everyone posted.
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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby Zwopper on Tue May 06, 2008 1:55 am

mstarr wrote:I burnt one at my slowest of 12x same result, three different cd's. I will try it on another pc perhaps this weekend and I will keep everyone posted.

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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby MagnusB on Tue May 06, 2008 11:33 am

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Re: How do I run Linux Mint from the Cd?

Postby mstarr on Wed May 07, 2008 12:14 pm

I just wanted everyone to know that I tried the Mint CD in another PC in the house that I had forgotten about and it runs fine. The problem is with the PC itself, I will keep you all posted.
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