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Old 01-16-2011, 04:33 PM   #1
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Cant install LinuxMint 10 on win pc


So i fall at the very first hurdle.downloaded the ISO and tried both options. Looks like Win doesnt like the idea of me installing another o.s.
Get error message to the effect "acces denied" and referred to log file.
thats fine ...except i havent a clue what the logfile is telling me.
Any ideas ?
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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Once you downloaded the ISO file did you burn it to a DVD as an image? If yes then did you try to boot the DVD? If yes then you should have seen Linux Mint boot. Is that what happened?
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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not really sure what to tell you (i think i am misunderstanding your nomenclature)...
you seem to be trying to install linux under windows (linux is actually a totally separate operating system that doesnt depend on windows) ?

what you would need to do with your downloaded iso is write it to a cd or usb as an image (not sure what burning software you are using).
then shutdown windows and restart your pc (making sure your bios boots from cd or usb first).
then boot into linux...

edit: also not quite sure what you mean by 'tried both options'.

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Old 01-16-2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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yes i did all that.burnt dvd and tried both options
1. run under windows
2. boot from disc

got the same result from both (as above)
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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If you created the DVD correctly then you should be able to boot Linux directly from it. There is one possible problem. Your computer may not be configured to boot from the DVD player. You should be able to select a boot menu when you first turn your computer on. If so then you should be able to select the DVD player as the boot device.

If that works correctly then you will not see Windows at all.

If that does not work correctly then it suggests that you did not burn the DVD as an image.

If you start Windows, put the DVD in the DVD drive, and can see the ISO file that you downloaded then you did not burn the disk correctly.

On the other hand if you run Windows, put the DVD into the DVD drive, and can see many files on the DVD then you did burn it correctly.

Burning the ISO as an image is very different than burning a data disk.

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input guys. Yes it is an ISO disc, on checking it all the files are present, so i tried clicking on the .exe file on the dvd. It looks like i have now installed from the Mint .exe file on the dvd. Just going to reboot and find out!
 
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yes i did all that.burnt dvd and tried both options
1. run under windows
2. boot from disc

got the same result from both (as above)
^ as far as i know it is impossible to run linux under windows (virtualisation maybe) ?
maybe something is being lost in the translation.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input guys. Yes it is an ISO disc, on checking it all the files are present, so i tried clicking on the .exe file on the dvd. It looks like i have now installed from the Mint .exe file on the dvd. Just going to reboot and find out!
never tried mint before; scratching my head as to why a windows .exe is on a linux installer. maybe it is some pre-install program (or is it possible it is not related to linux mint at all)?
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:23 PM   #9
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^ as far as i know it is impossible to run linux under windows (virtualisation maybe) ?
maybe something is being lost in the translation.
Since Mint is based on Ubuntu it may have the wubi installer. I looked on the Mint web site but I couldn't find it specifically mentioned.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:24 AM   #10
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nothing lost in translation guys, the full name of the file on the dvd is....mint4win.exe....and heres the two options on the install menu:-

1. Demo......Try linuxmint without installing......reboot with the dvd in the tray.......

2. Install inside windows.....install and uninstall like any other application, without the need for a dedicated partition........

So i take it that mint4win.exe is a windows installer? i wouldnt know, this is the first time i have tried linux.

But it may be the last cos i just found out that there is no linux driver for my Mackie onyx sattelite and i cant do without it!
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:36 AM   #11
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When you are trying to boot from the disc what is the error your getting?
Are you sure you've burned the disc correctly? may be you've burned the ISO image as file on the disc not as image?
 
Old 01-17-2011, 10:20 AM   #12
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nothing lost in translation guys, the full name of the file on the dvd is....mint4win.exe....and heres the two options on the install menu:-

1. Demo......Try linuxmint without installing......reboot with the dvd in the tray.......

2. Install inside windows.....install and uninstall like any other application, without the need for a dedicated partition........

So i take it that mint4win.exe is a windows installer? i wouldnt know, this is the first time i have tried linux.

But it may be the last cos i just found out that there is no linux driver for my Mackie onyx sattelite and i cant do without it!
i've never seen anything like this (i think option 2 is some sort of vmware that lets you try mint while windows is working in the background.

i would try option 1. (make sure the pc's bios is set-up to boot from the dvd drive).
 
Old 01-17-2011, 12:16 PM   #13
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Option 1: running as a live CD will allow you to use Mint, but it will run slower as it accesses the optical drive instead of the hard drive.

Option 2: mint4win installs Mint inside of Windows like WUBI. You then run Mint as a Windows program. Benefit is that since no partitioning involved, if you don't want it, you can easily uninstall Mint just like any other Windows program.

You can also install Mint as a dual boot by following the install instructions. Lots of info on the Mint (or any Linux site about dual booting). Dual booting allows you the choice of what operating system you want at boot.
 
  


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