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afraid to install mint..!

Postby bolle on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:13 pm

hey guys, i installed linux mint on my laptop a couple weeks ago, and the hard drive went corrupt or something because during the installation process , the hard drive was formatted too many times..

i dont want this to happen again, because i had to buy a brand new hard drive...

im gonna uninstall ubuntu after..

i have a mint xfce live cd, and i dont wanna keep formatting the hard drive!
what should i do?? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby lagagnon on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:15 pm

Drives do not fail because they are formatted too many times. They fail because they fail, like any other electromechanical component will do over time and use. Don't worry about it - enjoy.
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby g-banjo on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:25 pm

What made you think that was the reason for the failure?
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby bolle on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:27 pm

my sisters bf said that was the reason..

so, i should put the live cd in, and do that..

what should the partitions be like.

should i do all for mint?

or what?
and should i do anything now?
before i install it?
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby bolle on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:29 pm

oh yeah, and during the install last time..
it wouldnt work..

random errors about the partitions..
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby bolle on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:56 pm

anyone!?? :x
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby lagagnon on Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:01 pm

bolle: I suggest you read the Mint Guide, available at the Mint Wiki, regarding installation procedures and partitions, especially pgs 10-20. Pretty much all your questions will be answered better than me repeating them here.
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby bolle on Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:47 pm

i burned a cd with the iso image on it, and while trying to boot linux mint, it said CD error?
what do i do?
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby Kaye on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:49 pm

bolle wrote:i burned a cd with the iso image on it, and while trying to boot linux mint, it said CD error?
what do i do?

Well, there was an error with the CD. So burn another one. Use the slowest burn setting and check the md5 before attempting to boot it.
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby Azati Prime on Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:15 pm

Make sure you burn the cd image and don't just put the .iso file on the cd.
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby bolle on Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:07 pm

how do i check the md5
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby lagagnon on Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:32 am

bolle wrote:how do i check the md5

See page 8 of the Mint Guide at the Mint Wiki ( http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/ ... nglish.pdf )
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Re: afraid to install mint..!

Postby Acid_1 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:26 am

Try this:

First off, download this if your running Windows.

http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/md5sums/

To use it just drag the ISO onto the executable, and the readout should be the same as the one given on the download page. Then use your disc burner to burn an ISO. Not a data disc, but ISO. Use the slowest burn setting (Probably 4x), and let it be. Then when installing Mint, simply follow the installers instructions. Good luck.

PS: Don't listen to your sisters BF. He doesn't seem to know what he's talking about. Only flash drives you have to be worried about. And that's not directly related from formatting, but more or less to do with reading and writing to the flash and how many times it's capable of. Different File Systems for those can produce more writing or less writing depending.
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