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Live CD menu ?

Postby JimQ on Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:31 pm

When you boot mint from a live CD and hit enter you get the following menu:
Start Linux Mint
Start Linux Mint (compatibility mode)
Start Linux Mint (OEM installation mode)
Check the integrity of the CD
Memory Test
Boot from local drive

What is the difference between the Start menu items and when would you use them?
Does the Check the integrity of the CD do an MD5 check of the CD? If it passes does that mean the CD iso is ok?
Memory Test, are there any instructions for this program?
When would you use the Boot from local drive menu selection?

I'm just trying to learn more, Thanks

Jim
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Re: Live CD menu ?

Postby remoulder on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:44 am

JimQ wrote:Start Linux Mint
Start Linux Mint (compatibility mode)
Start Linux Mint (OEM installation mode)


First option is default - should work for most machines
Second option is if you have problems with hardware when booting from first option
Third option only intended to be used for system builders, i.e. companies selling pre-configured computers

JimQ wrote:Does the Check the integrity of the CD do an MD5 check of the CD? If it passes does that mean the CD iso is ok?


No it doesn't do an MD5, this you have to do against the .ISO download. Re the second part, it means the CD is physically ok, i.e. no corruption, this is not the same as the iso passing the MD5 check so you could still have a faulty installation CD.

JimQ wrote:Memory Test, are there any instructions for this program?


Google for memtest.

JimQ wrote:When would you use the Boot from local drive menu selection?


If you change your mind about booting from the CD?
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