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[SOLVED] Mint 18.3 Disk.

Post by Bob M » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:32 pm

I’m trying to download and burn an active Mint 18.3 64bit Cinnamon disk, but so far have only wound up with two disks with just the .iso files which won’t boot.

What am I doing wrong?

.iso files have always caused me trouble so I’m obviously screwing something up. :oops:
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Re: Mint 18.3 Disk.

Post by Moem » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:42 pm

Try burning the disk 'as an image'.
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Re: Mint 18.3 Disk. (Solved)

Post by Bob M » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:59 pm

Thanks Moem

I was thinking an iso file was already an image so I didn’t want to burn it again as such.

All good now, just have a couple of coasters. :D

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Re: Mint 18.3 Disk.

Post by all41 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:03 pm

Bob M wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:32 pm
I’m trying to download and burn an active Mint 18.3 64bit Cinnamon disk, but so far have only wound up with two disks with just the .iso files which won’t boot.

What am I doing wrong?

.iso files have always caused me trouble so I’m obviously screwing something up. :oops:
As Moem mentioned the .iso file must be written to the dvd as an image. You cant just burn
the .iso and get a bootable dvd.
This shows the contents of a properly written dvd when opened with a file manager:
18.3.png
You will have more joy if you can do a usb flash though

edit: to further clarify
the .iso file is just a container of the files needed to make a bootable device
When you write a linux .iso as an image the files get extracted to the target in the correct configuatation and order along with the boot sectors.

If you are in Win you can use rufus:
https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html
or Linux Live Usb Creator:
https://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download
There are many others
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Re: Mint 18.3 Disk. (Solved)

Post by Moem » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Bob M wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:59 pm
All good now, just have a couple of coasters. :D
Toss them in the microwave and hang them in your Christmas tree! :lol:
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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 18.3 Disk.

Post by Bob M » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:57 pm

Yes all41, given that less and less Laptops/Notebooks are being sold with CD/DVD drives, I’d better get used of booting from and working with Flash/Thumb drives.

I’ve only ever used Flash/Thumb Drives for temporary storage, but I can see the rules have been changed courtesy of the Hardware Manufactures. :(

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Re: Mint 18.3 Disk. (Solved)

Post by Bob M » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:59 pm

Moem wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:28 pm
Bob M wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:59 pm
All good now, just have a couple of coasters. :D
Toss them in the microwave and hang them in your Christmas tree! :lol:
:idea: :D

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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 18.3 Disk.

Post by all41 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:10 pm

Bob M wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:57 pm
Yes all41, given that less and less Laptops/Notebooks are being sold with CD/DVD drives, I’d better get used of booting from and working with Flash/Thumb drives.

I’ve only ever used Flash/Thumb Drives for temporary storage, but I can see the rules have been changed courtesy of the Hardware Manufactures. :(
The performance is dramatically enhanced using a flash instead of optical.
Once you are booted into Mint making a usb from an.iso is simple.
Just use the USB Image Writer app. It's in the menu.
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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 18.3 Disk.

Post by Bob M » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:55 pm

Thanks a million all41.

I’d never heard of “USB Image Writer” but it works a treat.

Definitely a “Game Changer” for me. :D

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