Linux mint installer won't run.

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yskywalker
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Linux mint installer won't run.

Postby yskywalker » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:12 pm

When I double click on the install linux mint icon on the desktop, it won't run. Instead, it tells me, "the program is using root permissions without requiring a password." It goes on to say that, "This is not a bug, or necessarily a problem. It's just a warning." The problem is that after I click close on the "warning" box, nothing happens. I tried right clicking the icon, and choosing "run as administrator", but that requires an administrator password.(more on that in a moment.) Then I went to properties for that icon, and copied and pasted the terminal command that the icon invokes into a terminal window, but that also requires a password.

I have asked for the default password on the "newbies" forum, and hopefully that will fix the problem. I still want to know why in the world this doesn't work.

Thanks in advance. :)
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Re: Linux mint installer won't run.

Postby zerozero » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:18 pm

are you using a live-dvd or a live-usb? if the latter how did you created it? with what "tool"? if not unetbootin try it. it won't ask you for root pw for installation :wink:
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Re: Linux mint installer won't run.

Postby yskywalker » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:23 pm

Wow! That was quick. I am using a live-usb made with the "usb pen drive linux" tool.
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Re: Linux mint installer won't run.

Postby zerozero » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:28 pm

ok :D try unetbootin as i suggested in the post above. there's no root p/w for lmde, the problem is that some tools don't play well with the installer (or the other way around) and instead of a live-session (as you want) you get a kinda of a persistent install but without choosing username and p/w
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Re: Linux mint installer won't run.

Postby yskywalker » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:30 pm

OK, I'll try that.
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Re: Linux mint installer won't run.

Postby gerrygeneric » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:18 pm

Thanks for the answer. I was having the exact same problem, for the same reason. I'll try this after work tonight. Gotta love community software. :D


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