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Linux Mint Instsallation icon

Postby mintgum on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:13 pm

Hello,
I installed Mint along with Windows 7 (dual-boot), and now I see on Mint desktop a CD icon named "Linux Mint Instsallation", so I am confused, didn't I install it already? what is this icon for? it means I need to finish the installation by clicking this icon?
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Re: Linux Mint Instsallation

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:25 pm

When finish your install the system ejects the DVD ask to hit enter before preceding if you didn't do that then your computer is booting from the DVD. I never installed using USB so I don't know if the same occurs but you shouldn't see a "Linux Mint Instsallation" on your desktop.

Use System Monitor>File Systems you should see a / dev/sda2/ (or sda plus another number depending on your configuration) that's you linux system. If you don't see anything you haven't installed LinuxMint.
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Re: Linux Mint Instsallation

Postby karlchen on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:33 pm

Hello, mintgum.
I installed Mint along with Windows 7 (dual-boot), and now I see on Mint desktop a CD icon named "Linux Mint Instsallation"
Currently this is the normal behaviour.

didn't I install it already?
Strictly speaking: No, not really.
The steps which mint4win performs inside Windows are merely preparing the real Linux Mint installation which should launch automatically after rebooting the machine, but sadly this automatic startup of the real Linux Mint installation stopped working Mint 12 or so.

This is why ever since then Mint4win users have to click the "Install Linux Mint" button manually.

what is this icon for? it means I need to finish the installation by clicking this icon?
Correct.

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Re: Linux Mint Instsallation icon

Postby mintgum on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:39 pm

Thanks for replies, I have 1 more question, this it asks me for mnsallation asks for disk space, but I already provided it with 18 GB on the windows installer, what should I do, if I tell the installation to use 6GB it means the total amount of Linux on my hard drive would be 18+6 =24? I am afraid that using this installation icon will damage Windows 7.
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Re: Linux Mint Instsallation icon

Postby karlchen on Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Hello, mintgum.

May I suggest to go through the installation steps explained here: Installing Linux Mint 13 32-bit xfce via Mint4win.

Note:
Please, ignore any explanation about correcting the installation ISO file. This affected Mint 13 x86 only, not Mint 14.
Please, ignore any instruction given for the XFCE desktop only, unless you are installing Mint 14 XFCE.

The answer directly related to your question about the already assigned disk space for Mint 14 can be found in the section "Mint4win Installation Steps under Linux Mint 13 Live System", items (6), (7), (8).
And do not get irritated because in the instruction the root.disk has been created with a size of 25 GB. Your 18 GB root.disk should be perfectly all right as well.

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