Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint 11

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Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint 11

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If you are new to Mint or Linux in general and want a simple user guide on how to use and install Mint without all the confusing jargon then please consult our User Guide:
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/ ... h_11.0.pdf

If you ask a question which is already covered in the guide you will simply be recommended to download the guide, so you are speeding up the process if you just read it in the first place. Although if something in the guide fails to make sense to you or you want more explanation then don't hesitate to ask it here on the forums, we will do our best to help you.

Welcome to the Linux Mint Community. 8)
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

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belovedmonster,

The file seems to be corrupted. Is it on my end or yours?

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It works fine for me. But unless you have posted this several times in different messages I think you are not the only one who has commented with having problems opening the file. I've noticed a few comments about it.
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No, this is my only post on the subject.

I got an error window saying the file couldn't be opened with kpdf.

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I got it. Must be something to do with Firefox 3.0. The link is pulling in the text above it too.

I went to the site and downloaded it from there without a problem.

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Nice one 8)

How you all doing ...

I have no current Mint install at the moment, got used to using ubuntu and haven't looked back.
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The guide doesn't work for me...
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tikigod13,

I suspect your problem is related to not having enough ram to install. I would suggest you use Gparted to make a swap partition of about 512 MB and reboot before you try to install. This should help greatly if that is your only problem.

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I updated the URL in the initial post.

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Re: Different desktop version CDs are the same?

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wjbite wrote:I decided to try Mint on two machines.
I wanted Gnone for my desktop and XFCE for a really old laptop that has low capabilities.
I downloaded the xfce disk image and checked the checksum - GOOD.
I started to download the Gnome disk image and found that the checksum for both disks is that same.
Can that be so?
Also, whilst registering for this forum, I found that the forum software handles passwords in "clear text".
I would appreciate a warning about passwords not being secure. Is there a special place to request administrative things like that?

Thanks for the work all have put into this distro.
The checksum should not be the same.
LinuxMint-5-r1.iso md5sum:
b19dd5164828c9725b30fb6394ce29f2

LinuxMint-5-XFCE.iso md5sum:
6b9f579f207d1bf6f0f2271c4a2a47bd

You must have not used the correct file for the second checksum.
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greetings,
I have just loaded up Mint and I already like it. I came over from MW (i no longer say the name) because of various problems including virus attacks.
Do i need protection whilst surfing etc. using Mint.
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thanks a lot for this helpful topic
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Beginners.... 2 n's.
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belovedmonster wrote:If you are new to Mint or Linux in general and want a simple user guide on how to use and install Mint without all the confusing jargon then please consult our User Guide:
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/ ... /EN-v1.pdf

If you ask a question which is already covered in the guide you will simply be recommended to download the guide, so you are speeding up the process if you just read it in the first place. Although if something in the guide fails to make sense to you or you want more explanation then don't hesitate to ask it here on the forums, we will do our best to help you.

Welcome to the Linux Mint Community. 8)
Hi,

I would like to translate and distribute such User Guide to portuguese. May I? After translated, should I submit for revision of someone else?

Rgds,

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Hi, I read your information to help people. I downloaded the user guide but it only is for Linux Mint "Elyssa" I have Felicia

does it matter?

ohh, if you get the same message i sent... wasn't sure if i did it right or not because i saw your name in my out box and it seems i maybe having problems sending out e-mail or not.

Thanks again!

spider :)
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ok i must say

Linux Mint has saved my life so many times now that i'm really greatfull for the distro, it rocks

really easy to use too
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