I am having trouble installing Mint 14 and I need the issue resolved as soon as possible (this machine is my main work machine and clients are waiting on me).
When I boot from a Mint live USB created with unetbootin, imagewriter, or dd (they all produce the same results), it boots to the desktop successfully but the installer is impossibly slow - many times slower than the optical drive. Also, once the installer is nearly complete, it crashes.
How can I fix this? Please note that the optical drive is not an option because the drive on this machine does not like my older burned DVDs and I cannot burn any new discs since the LiveCD does not have drivers to allow this machine to burn DVDs with Brasero.
Please help. I need Linux on this machine for my work as soon as possible and I would greatly, greatly prefer to use Mint but if I can't get this working I will need to look to other distributions.