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amadeus128
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Non bootable CD

Postby amadeus128 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:32 pm

I have successfully installed Linux Mint 6 on my computer (versions Gnome and KDE). I wanted to install it on my wife's computer to no avail: as soon as the first line appears on the monitor (vimlinux etc, etc), the CD stops and nothing happens. I tried the DVD with the KDE version with the same result. I am quite disapointed as I love that distribution. My wife's computer is newer than mine (Intel Duo Core processors). I have tried three different monitors to no avail. Someone could help me? You may answer in French.

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Re: Non bootable CD

Postby Synthros » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:39 pm

The media could be bad, or just incompatible with your wife's computer. I've run into this a few times, where I burn a CD or DVD that works on most systems, but there's just one or two systems that won't take the media. To remedy this, I've had to use a different brand of recordable CD or DVD.

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Re: Non bootable CD

Postby amadeus128 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:21 pm

Thank you for your suggestion. I will try it and let you know.

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Re: Non bootable CD

Postby amadeus128 » Mon May 11, 2009 10:02 pm

I tried two different CD but it didn't work. However I have installed Suse 11.1 which works fine. I even tried Ubuntu with success. Maybe it has to do with the Graphic Card, an Intel G33/G31 card? I also tried the new version 7. It didn't work either on this computer but runs fine on my older computer and a Compact portable.

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Re: Non bootable CD

Postby amadeus128 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:58 pm

I have finally found a solution: first I inserted the Ubuntu CD. After having chosen the language (French in my case), I removed the CD, inserted the LinuxMint CD and proceeded to install it. So, all our three computers are now running on LinuxMint and we love it very much. By the way, we are «young» LinuxMint enthusiasts (77 and 80 years old).

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Re: Non bootable CD

Postby richyrich » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:02 pm

An ingenious solution ! :D

Welcome, and may you have many more years of the "Mint" experience!

best regards, Richard
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