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Old 04-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #1
UkrainianSalo
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Completely new to Linux, cannot get Mint Cinnamon to launch dual boot install


Hi friends. I have to say right off the bat, this is basically my first time trying to install Linux by myself. After reading this forum and others, and tech sites, I decided Linux Mint looked the most to what I am used to, which is Windows 7.


Here is my CPU-ID Info - http://valid.x86.fr/5ya0sx


I downloaded Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64bit (The one found on this link, http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=172).
I burned the img to a DVD with Nero Burning ROM. I wanted to boot from the disc, and the Linux started to show it's logo, and I waited for a few minutes, and I finally thought something was going to happened, but this showed up, (Screenshot) http://i.imgur.com/oELzKCg.jpg.
So basically I shut down my computer and here I am. I have eno experience as to what I am supposed to do when I get that message. Frankly I did not see this type of message when looking through step by step instructions about how to install Mint allongside W7.
Can someone please tell me, for the love of Star Trek Voyager and all that is Holy, how do I install Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon as a dual boot on a Windows7 system.

Thank You
 
Old 04-27-2015, 05:04 PM   #2
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UkranianSalo,

Welcome to LQ.

First of all backup all personal data on W7 to an external hard drive.

Next, follow the instructions on here or a similar dual-boot tutorial:

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2015/02/27...uefi-firmware/

Here is another tutorial to read before proceeding further:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/d...-7-ubuntu.html

It is very useful to have access to another another computer when doing this.

Failing that, make sure that you print copious notes in advance.

Last edited by beachboy2; 04-27-2015 at 05:05 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2015, 06:07 PM   #3
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The message state "unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem" so I don't see how it could have done anything. Might be a bad download or a bad burn but you should be able to just boot back into windows and do a backup as suggested. Did you do an md5 checksum on the downloaded iso? Burn the iso as an image? Try booting it in another computer to see if the DVD with the iso actually boots?
 
Old 04-28-2015, 06:40 PM   #4
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The message state "unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem" so I don't see how it could have done anything. Might be a bad download or a bad burn but you should be able to just boot back into windows and do a backup as suggested. Did you do an md5 checksum on the downloaded iso? Burn the iso as an image? Try booting it in another computer to see if the DVD with the iso actually boots?
Hello yancek. I don't know what I have done to offend you, but I guess I apologize.
I have never done an md5 checksum, but I read what it was, and ran a test. It shows that the files match. Here are the screenshots:

http://i.imgur.com/lKopnB4.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/VNXPPVV.jpg

Your other question was why did I burn the ISO as an image?
A: Well that's what I have done most of my life when I had an ISO file, and my NERO does it. I guess I am confused as to why you believe this is bad?

I do it, because it's so easy to find the option, and NERO makes it so easy.

http://i.imgur.com/kQCGJp7.jpg

Unofrtunately I do not have access to another computer to test this DVD on.


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UkranianSalo,

Welcome to LQ.

First of all backup all personal data on W7 to an external hard drive.

Next, follow the instructions on here or a similar dual-boot tutorial:

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2015/02/27...uefi-firmware/

Here is another tutorial to read before proceeding further:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/d...-7-ubuntu.html

It is very useful to have access to another another computer when doing this.

Failing that, make sure that you print copious notes in advance.

Thank you beachboy2. I am going to read those links ASAP. Thank you
 
  


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