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amc
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Boot Install Linux Mint DVD

Post by amc » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:31 pm

I am abandoning Vista on an older computer & wanting to try Linux Mint. The hard drive has been dban. I have tried several times to make a Mint install boot dvd (USB in not a boot option) but they are not recognized as a boot disk. I do have boot utility cds that are recognized.

This is what I did on the last attempt. On a Windows 10 computer I went to this site https://linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=238. I used the University of Oklahoma mirror site to download this ISO file linuxmint-18.2-cinnamon-32bit.

I downloaded & opened ImgBrn program. I clicked on “Write image file to disc”. Found the file & clicked “open” & then clicked on “Write”. The burn was successful.

The message I get whenever I try use the disk is “disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.”

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Re: Boot Install Linux Mint DVD

Post by michael louwe » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:47 pm

@ amc, .......
amc wrote:...
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Best to use DVD+R discs, and not DVD-R or DVD+-RW discs. Burn speed should not be more than 4X - recommended is 2X.

When I used Imgburn, I browsed to the location of the LM ISO file, double-clicked on the file(not open it) and then click Write.

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Re: Boot Install Linux Mint DVD

Post by JerryF » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:22 pm

michael louwe wrote:@ amc, .......
amc wrote:...
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Best to use DVD+R discs, and not DVD-R or DVD+-RW discs. Burn speed should not be more than 4X - recommended is 2X.

When I used Imgburn, I browsed to the location of the LM ISO file, double-clicked on the file(not open it) and then click Write.
I've read that in the USA, it's better to use DVD-R than using DVD+R.
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Re: Boot Install Linux Mint DVD

Post by Tomgin5 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:38 pm

I have used both+ and - . Sucessful on both.
Definitely select but do not open the iso before the write.

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Re: Boot Install Linux Mint DVD

Post by all41 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:48 pm

Hi amc and welcome to the forums.
This is a link to the new Linux Mint Installation Guide for creating a bootable DVD:
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... /burn.html
Either DVD-R or DVD+R is fine as long your Optical drive is compatible with that type.
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(Solved) Boot Install Linux Mint DVD

Post by amc » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:50 pm

I am able to boot into Linux Mint. I used a combination of the suggestions offered.

There was a newer release (18.3) that I downloaded. I used dvd+r (I had been using dvd-r).
I set Imgbrn to write at 2x & double clicked on the file to select.

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Re: Boot Install Linux Mint DVD

Post by JerryF » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:42 pm

Great!
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