Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint 11

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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby AlbertP » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:04 am

Make sure the filesystem for the USB is correct: some computers need Fat32, older ones may need it to be Fat16 formatted. Also, you can't just copy the contents of the ISO to a USB. Mint will not work then. You need Unetbootin (if you use Linux to make a Linux USB) or Universal USB Creator (www.pendrivelinux.com, if you use Windows to make a Linux USB).
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby pickafer » Sat May 07, 2011 12:01 am

Thanks

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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby proxima_centauri » Thu May 12, 2011 2:30 pm

* Updated user guide URL for Linux Mint 11

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby reem » Sat May 14, 2011 1:59 pm

for some reason the universal usb creator does not list mint 10 gnome - which is the name of the iso. Thus it can't find the iso at all...

I'm trying it by choosing 'unknown' from the UUC list.

Any ideas if this doesn't work?

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby reem » Sat May 14, 2011 4:34 pm

Well I got it running, after a fashion.

tons of errors, a frankly awful experience!

I then tried to download Deluge to get hold of a copy of windows - anything! - and was met with a baffling array of folders: which I presume I was meant to pick and choose from?

Liked the idea of Linux, loved the look of it, but it's clearly not for me!

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby AlbertP » Sun May 15, 2011 5:29 am

Just use 'Mint 10' instead of Mint 10 Gnome. This works fine for Mint 10 (but not for 11).
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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby paraschivp1993 » Fri May 27, 2011 6:52 pm

great information on this topic. thanks guys.


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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby thevaliantx » Tue May 31, 2011 2:35 pm

Does this guide address the issues that some (I can't be the ONLY one) are having with the installer failing at the stage of installing the bootloader? This is a very important topic. Without being able to boot to Mint 11, well ...

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby Shadus » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:58 pm

So I'm currently attempting to get through the transferral of files (copying them, that is) from an 8 gig stick to my hard drive (which is currently empty as it is a new acquisition), and I am currently stuck at the 'who are you?'part where you set your password, name your computer, etc. All files seem to have been copied and waiting, but I can't move forward because the forward button is grayed out. >.< I can't seem to find a way past this, and have already tried rebooting without the 8 gig stick after the first time (my dad is helping me with this and we are booting from the 8 gig stick to get this work), it's not working. Could someone please help? I really want to get my computer back. :(

p.s. the instal Linux Mint option is being used to take care of this, so I don't know.

Edit: Please disregard. I managed to figure out the problem on my own.

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby Yingchun » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:20 am

This is worth a read: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=11872 (note that this is a bit old; ext3 was the default when this was written. Stick with ext4 for now. brtfs is going to be the next "default" filesystem for Ubuntu, but for now I recommend sticking with the ext family of filesystems simply because they've been tried and tested again and again and found to be reliable).
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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby antalves » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:53 am

By doing a reinstall, the program detects the presence of existent installation and asks if we wants to fix it. This option really applies in order to leave an existing installation in "good shape"? :wink:

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby Rosenquartz » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:37 pm

Hello, I tried asking for help on the IRC but no one answered my so I'm hoping I can get help here. I'm having trouble installing Mint. I burned the iso to a disk the way the guide laid out, did the check, but for some reason after I restart my computer I can only get as far as telling Mint to run before my screen just goes black and I have to force quite to be able to do anything. I have no idea what I could have done wrong so any help is greatly need and appreciated.

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby antalves » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:41 pm

Rosenquartz wrote:Hello, I tried asking for help on the IRC but no one answered my so I'm hoping I can get help here. I'm having trouble installing Mint. I burned the iso to a disk the way the guide laid out, did the check, but for some reason after I restart my computer I can only get as far as telling Mint to run before my screen just goes black and I have to force quite to be able to do anything. I have no idea what I could have done wrong so any help is greatly need and appreciated.


I had some problems with installations. I decided to remaster the ISO at low speed (x2) and then worked perfectly :idea:

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby Mechanics Fan » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:06 pm

I used the downloaded image file and Unetbootin to create a bootable usb drive. Installation was seamless.

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby wright » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:02 pm

ihve read and followed all in beginners guide plus all suggested add ons download via torrent and hve not been able to get anything to work md5sum will not work winzip will not erxtract iso burned to cd will not boot or install i find this unusual any way i really wanted to install mint on one of my omputers but have twarted at every turn. i guess i will jut give up do not know what to try next thanks

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby wordsmyt » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:54 am

Hi,

Gurus Please help!

I'm using an Acer Aspire 5602wlmi system
Core Duo Processor 1.66 GHz, 667 Mhz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
1GB RAM
512 MB ATI Graphics
Running Win XP SP3

and I'm trying to boot/install from a DVD-R .

> I've ensured that I've got the boot sequence set to check CD/DVD drive first
> I've also ensured that the files on disc are the iso image and not the iso itself copied to disc.
> I've done the MDF check and it matches up.

What am I missing...?

Symptoms observed while running windows -- regular Blue Screens Of Death (BSOD)

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PS. I've also ensured I picked up the 32 bit version
listed here http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=81

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby AlbertP » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:01 am

Does anything happen when you put the CD in the drive (open the drive when shutting down Windows), and then turn on the computer?
Perhaps you need to configure the BIOS to boot from CD.

Indeed, for a Core Duo (not a Core 2 Duo) you need the 32-bit edition.
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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby sunewbie » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:04 am

I think you must have been comfortable by now with linux

still need help read these two posts.

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby nppeds05 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:20 pm

anyone please, i have downloaded mint 11 katya. to dvd. everytime i have no luck, just boots directly to windows. i even went to computer store, they downloaded to dvd. and once again nothing.

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Re: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint

Postby sunewbie » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:23 am

nppeds05 wrote:anyone please, i have downloaded mint 11 katya. to dvd. everytime i have no luck, just boots directly to windows. i even went to computer store, they downloaded to dvd. and once again nothing.


Did you change the bios setting. You need to change boot order priority. Generally hard disk is set to boot.

change it to
1. CD/DVD
2. hard disk.

You can keep this config. If there is no CD in CD drive, it will boot from hard disk.

Incase you do not know how to change BIOS:

To enter into Bios, you have to press [F2] or [F12] or [Delete] as soon as to press power button. Correct option depends upon motherboard (which contains bios) For me, I have GigaByte Motherboard and [F2] works on me. Initially for 2 seconds, there is a splash screen (before boot loader or before windows starts to boot) which indicates which is the shortcut to enter into bios config. If you miss it, you need to reboot and keep pressing that key. if the screen stays for a very short time (not enough to read the shortcut) you can press [pause] or [pause break] key. After reading the key binding (shortcut key) again press [pause] key to resume and quickly press shortcut key for BIOS.
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