Helena KDE install No DVD player, only CD-ROM

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Helena KDE install No DVD player, only CD-ROM

Postby tlcmd » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:50 pm

Me again: really slow learning noobie.
I like Linux Mint and will probably stay with it instead of upgrading my Windows XP to Windows 7 or whatever is next. Assuming I can be more Linux Literate.
Am trying to become somewhat literate with Linux Mint Helena and would like to "upgrade" to the KDE version.

Problem: the iso is 1 Gig which, obviously, requires a DVD.

My computer has a cd drive that will not accept the iso DVD. (Burned it from another newer computer and the MD5 is verified).
This cd drive does accept the cd-rom iso of Helena and will play DVD's on my Windows XP with a DVD player program.

My 320 G hard drive is partitioned into Windows XP and Linux Mint Helena with a dual boot.
I have a 1 TB Verbatum external hard drive.

How do I download and install Linux Mint Helena KDE?
Please remember I'm a Linux noobie, and please try to keep it really simple for me.

Thank you in advance for the assistance.

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Re: Helena KDE install No DVD player, only CD-ROM

Postby DrHu » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:10 am

http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/08/in ... -from.html
http://www.linuxforums.org/articles/ins ... m_361.html
    Install Linux without an optical drive (CD or DVD)
    --unfortunately Mint 8 uses Grub2, instead of the previous Grub (nee grub 1.3x, grub legacy to the grub 2 developers), that may cause you some issues, if there is a choice, you will probably find grub legacy (the older grub) menu will be easier to understand

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