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Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint 11

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:49 am
by belovedmonster
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)

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:32 am
by Fred
belovedmonster,

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

Fred

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:35 am
by belovedmonster
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.

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:00 pm
by Fred
No, this is my only post on the subject.

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

Fred

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:26 pm
by ed@Mint
It works well for me, either in Gnome and KDE.

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:19 pm
by Fred
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.

Fred

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:09 pm
by xstation

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:30 am
by moonmoon
Very informative indeed!

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:01 am
by erginemr
I believe this PDF guide should be included in the next version of Mint Live CD.

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:09 am
by Painfulpleasure
Cheers Mate!

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:34 pm
by yamawho
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.

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:56 pm
by Blaze
hello..i am new to linux mint

i was wondering if someone could help me, i have a dell d600 laptop and would like to load linux mint i played with mint in a vm but would like to go the full way now...my only concern is drives for my dell d600 ????

please help

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:21 am
by Scunnered
I have attempted to view the Users Guide from the Wiki introduction section and in each instance am informed that the link has been not found .

The howto link whilst working seems to be devoted to installing which is not quite what I am looking for. Is it possible to either have the links reinstated or have a full pdf of the guide made available for download.

I do not want to pester the life out of the forum asking questions that I am sure will be contained in the guide. I like very much what I see and if I can resolve my booting problems anticipate that I will adopt Elyssa as my main OS.

Thanking you in anticipation

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:12 am
by merlwiz79

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:14 pm
by Scunnered
merlwiz79

Many thanks for your kind assistance. I shall have a read of the document and see how many daft posts it avoids.

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:14 pm
by tikigod13
Hello, I'm very new to Linux

I'm trying to install Linux Mint Light Edition (Elyssa) to a inspirion 1100 Dell Laptop

I boot from CD using f12 and i get into the installer easy enough. I get past the screen that says Linux Mint boot in 10 seconds. After that some words fly across the screen and it says ready. So it starts installing (or I assumed). After that i just get a black screen, Bad burn? or not enough ram (The laptop only has 256 RAM on it). On my frist attempt I got a circle (I assume is like the hourglass) and then the cursor was in the center of the screen and i couldn't move it. At first I may have thought it froze because my battery was extremely low on the laptop. So I restarted and tried again. I got past the first Linux Mint screen but now I didn't get a mouse its now just a black screen.


Can anyone assist me? Sorry if I am not using correct terminology, kinda a newb :?

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:39 pm
by merlwiz79

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:06 am
by fauxpas
The guide doesn't work for me...

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:19 am
by Fred
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.

Fred

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:24 pm
by clem
I updated the URL in the initial post.

Clem