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How to make a bootable USB to install LM19

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:09 am
by wildalaska
I'm a Linux newbie. I have an ASUS X53S laptop running Win7. I hate it. I'm planning to use Mint 19 (Tara) because I tried Cinn 64bit 18.2 and liked the desktop. That was last winter; alas I forgot how I did it.

On my ASUS I made a 49 GB Linux partition. I plan to copy the Mint 19 ISO to this partition. Would that make the partition bootable? If so, how do I make the laptop boot from it?

(One problem with the ASUS - I used to love their motherboards but this laptop is crappy - is the OE Hitachi GT51N DVD went bad, and I can't find either an OE replacement OR the correct W7 drivers for the Toshiba TS-L633B/ACBF that I replaced it with, so the 633 fails. Thus I can't make a bootable DVD. Any ideas on that? How to make a bootable USB stick or HDD?)

I DESPERATELY want to escape Microsoft's plantation. First Linux ap I plan to install is Firefox.

Any help will be appreciated.

Rod

Re: How to make a bootable USB to install LM19

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:53 am
by xenopeek
Our installation guide covers how to create a bootable USB: https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... /burn.html. I'd recommend you use that instead of trying to get the ISO to boot from a location on the hard disk.

Re: How to make a bootable USB to install LM19

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:35 am
by Moem
wildalaska wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:09 am
First Linux ap I plan to install is Firefox.
There's no need. It comes pre-installed in Mint.

Re: How to make a bootable USB to install LM19

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:39 am
by jimallyn
wildalaska wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:09 am
I DESPERATELY want to escape Microsoft's plantation.
A noble ambition, indeed!
wildalaska wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:09 am
First Linux ap I plan to install is Firefox.
Firefox, and a lot of other applications, will be installed when you install the OS. One of the beautiful things about Free/Libre/Open Source software is that it's all free. So all the most popular applications are included in the OS install.