I don't have a Mint DVD of any sort at the moment, so I can't try it out, but I never remember seeing a login prompt on any of the ones I have used over the years so I don't know how that happened.
As for the number of updates then yes, this is normal. LMDE is a rolling release and therefore collects far more updates than the point release of Mint Main. Also the latest iso is now 7 months old, so that number of updates is not at all unusual.
BTW I moved your post into the LMDE section as that is what it relates to.
Hope it works when you finally finish those updates!
Seems the login thing is a bug, read the answer on one of the intro pages on here
7 Months of updates Eh!! that would makes sense why there was 1118 of them!
Sorry about posting in the wrong forum!! thought it was in the right one, my bad
Chuffed as nuts with the system as a whole !! looks good, boots quick and does exactly what i want !!
There is a few things i want to change/bug fix, but customization and playing is what its all about..
One quick question, if i install LMDE on my other machine, can i transfer the updates over? save me downloading them again?
Anyways Thanks for the Info, looking forward to playing some more !!
Till Ron Ray!