I'm new to the Linux Mint forums and pretty darn new to Linux as well. I currently have my laptop set up to triple-boot Vista Business, XP Pro, and Ubuntu. Vista has been my primary OS, but I'm getting frustrated with it, and have always wanted to get into Linux more. A friend of mine suggested Mint and from what I've seen it looks good.
My first problem though is, I've lost my Gparted CD. Now, that shouldn't be a big problem except I can't seem to get and ISO to burn to make a new copy. I've had problems with burning ISOs before. I've used BurnCDCC and more recently ImgBurn. Most of the time it looks like the ISO has burned but when I try to boot from the CD it doesn't work. Sometimes I get the message that the CD is not 'blank', yet my computer reads it as blank. Anyway, I'm running out of CDs and getting frustrated. Can someone please give me a suggestion for a freeware ISO burning program as well as a direct link (or as close as you can get) to and ISO download of Gparted (or any good partition editor [that's free]) so I can try get this done.
I am planning on reformatting my whole HD and starting over. I have a friend that can bring me a copy of GParted to church tomorrow (weather permitting), but I should be able to do this on my own. Its not like it is a difficult task. But is annoying me very much and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. The one Gparted ISO I burned worked 1 time, but since then I get a command line type screen and I don't know what to type. My old Gparted just went right to the program. Sometimes that CD doesn't even go to the command line screen though.
So if someone could give me a link so I know I've got a good ISO (I've tried doing the ones off the GParted site, but I want to make sure I have the right one). Maybe you can tell me the best version/release. And also if you could tell me a good ISO burning program.
I hate to start off with such a dumb question, but this is really annoying me. Sometimes I wonder if my CD/DVD burner is not working correctly, but things burn ok sometimes. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
EDIT: The one time I did get GParted 0.3.4-10 to boot and go to normal screen (and I'm not sure why it did it that time and every other time it went to a command line menu) I got a screen that looked like this(minus Clonezilla):
But if I ever get that again, which option do I want to go in a reformat and partition my HD?