richardgc1 wrote:I believe it was 14.1. I don't understand what you mean by did you check that the MD5 check sum was correct on the ISO that you D/Ld ?
Building on what Pierre said.
Boot up your "working" live Mint cd on the same computer that you downloaded the iso file on. (I'm going to assume it is a computer using MS Windows.) Choose to "test"/"use" Linux Mint, NOT "install" for right now.
Once it is up and running, open Firefox web browser (Menu/Internet/Firefox) and go to Linux Mint home page. From there go to the "Downloads" area and find the version that you downloaded. Click on it to go to the page for downloading that version. Now, part of the description on that page will have the MD5 value you need your iso file to match. At this point just minimize the browser (don't close it) to get it out of your way.
Next, you need to find the iso you downloaded on your Windows hard drive. To do this you're going to browse the file system in a fashion similar to using Windows Explorer. If you click the "Menu" button and then click "Computer" it should list the different drives on the computer. If you know which one you need, click (or doubleclick) to mount and open the drive. Then navigate to the folder that contains the iso file. (Probably under Users/Home/Downloads or something like that.) If you can't tell which drive is which, open one and look for the Users folder. If not there, close out and try the next one, etc.
Once you find the location, right click on the folder
that contains the iso file and choose "Open Terminal Here".
Now (in the terminal) type the command in Pierre's post, but substitute the name of your iso file where he has "isofile.iso". For example, if you have the 64-bit Mate version, you would type:
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It will take 5-15+ seconds for the result to show, so just wait until it's done. Now maximize your browser window and compare the result shown in the terminal to that on the web page. If they are different, you need to download the iso again to get a good copy. If the iso file is good, then try burning another dvd at a slow rate of speed to reduce chance of errors.
Hope this helps.