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Help me

Postby akmoney » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:50 pm

i have one question,

do i need to back up my files when i am booting on by the cd thing? I burned the iso into a cd and want to make sure everything is good. So would i need it when booting off of it?

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Re: Help me

Postby richyrich » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:52 pm

You have to Install Mint to your hard drive to be able to save your settings.

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Re: Help me

Postby akmoney » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:24 pm

no, do i need to backup my files for just booting off the cd

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Re: Help me

Postby richyrich » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:30 pm

Sorry, booting from the CD will not touch or harm your hard drive. Unless you play with or make changes with the GParted application.( will make changes to your hard drive partitions, so stay away from that one.)

Have fun, Richy

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Re: Help me

Postby akmoney » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:33 pm

thanks so much

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Re: Help me

Postby akmoney » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:45 pm

I have a new problem. Can someone give me the link for linux mint kde download and also the steps to puting it on cd. i have sonic media center.


my file says it is curropted.

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Re: Help me

Postby linuxviolin » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:40 pm

akmoney wrote:Can someone give me the link for linux mint kde download

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=42

akmoney wrote:and also the steps to puting it on cd

See at http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Burning_ISO
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Re: Help me

Postby akmoney » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:44 am

which one is it from this site,

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.html

main

torrent, mirror, md5
direct download

universal

direct
torrent, mirror, md5

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Re: Help me

Postby atlef » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:38 am

Unless you know how to download Torrents,this is your best choice.

atlef.

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Re: Help me

Postby linuxviolin » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:50 pm

akmoney wrote:which one is it from this site,

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.html

This is not the link I gave you. It should be: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=42

With it, you can choose your mirror (and even you have also a file md5sum.txt to download and check your download), preferably one near you. The link given by atlef is good also, it's a direct download, without choice :wink:
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Re: Help me

Postby akmoney » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:02 am

my computer is only doing about 1.6kb per sec. is there anyway i can speed that up. i used disk cleanup. i delted all uwanted files.

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Re: Help me

Postby Vermillion » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:30 am

Usually your download speed not depends on the usage of your hard disk (ok, maybe if you have no more space left you can't download anything. but i think thats not your problem).

Are you running any other downloads at the same time? Is another program downloading updates in the background? these are things which may slow down your download speed.

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Re: Help me

Postby akmoney » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:15 pm

No, i just that. no internet be used. i still want linux but it days 13 days and i am not waiting that long.

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Re: Help me

Postby rich_roast » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:26 am

If you're Internet connection is faulty then tell your ISP - I've often found that they can magically fix faults if only they know about them.

If it's always going to be this slow, though, I'd think about buying a CD. The link's easy to find on Mint's homepage, under downloads, option to the right.

Finally, depending on where you are, you might be able to get in touch with a local Linux User Group or the equivalent where you live. There'll be someone there who can obtain and burn a Mint or other distro disc for you.

Good luck.


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