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Old 01-12-2015, 08:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy HELP! I can't get on line.


I'm trying to install mint on my freshly wiped W.D. hard-drive.I have an acer 280?.I downloaded a usb-iso,and mint rebbecca 32bit for my flash drive.I can't get it too load.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 08:11 PM   #2
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Can you be more detailed and provide some info?
Did you make bootable USB stick? How did you put ISO to the stick? If you have stick with iso, how do you trying to boot from stick? Does your BIOS in MBR or EFI mode?
 
Old 01-12-2015, 09:39 PM   #3
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Also, it might help to know what make/model computer.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 09:42 PM   #4
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I thought I made the stick bootable.Isn't the ISO bootable?I believe bios is MBR.I downloaded the iso from the mirror freedom???,on the mint website.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 09:55 PM   #5
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What is your computer? Is it laptop or desktop?

ISO is a file ready to put it to CD/DVD or to USB stick. If you put it to the stick correctly, you will be able to boot from stick. If you just copied iso file to stick, it will not make it bootable. You need to create bootable stick from iso file using special program like Unetbootin. Did you used some kind of program to create bootable stick? If no, download it here:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
and follow the instructions.

If you already created bootable stick with such a program, you need to boot into your stick live OS (LinuxMint).
How to do it depends on your hardware model/brand.
 
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:09 PM   #6
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How did you try to put the Mint iso on the flash drive? What specific software did you use? You can't just copy the iso to the flash, what exactly did you do?
 
Old 01-12-2015, 10:14 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone!I've got things to check on,and some work to do now, so I'll let you's know how it went.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 11:39 PM   #8
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What do you meant Rebecca??

Anyway, is your BIOS set to boot from USB?
 
Old 01-13-2015, 02:50 AM   #9
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Rebecca was some kinda code name or something.
 
Old 01-13-2015, 05:07 AM   #10
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Linux Mint 17.1 is called Rebecca. Like Debian has a Wheezy and Ubuntu a Funky Gibbon or whatever...

Play Bonny!

 
Old 01-13-2015, 07:08 AM   #11
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If you can't get online, how are you writing all these questions and updates?

If you go to write an ISO to the USB stick in Linux, my preferred method to do this is to use the dd command, an example if the USB happens to be in /dev/sdb would go like this:
Code:
sudo dd if=linuxmint-201403-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=32M
And pretty much for most Linux distribution ISO files, that would make the USB stick bootable. Next, you obviously have to set your system to boot off of USB, as smeezekitty pointed out earlier.
 
Old 01-13-2015, 01:31 PM   #12
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Linux Mint 17.1 is called Rebecca. Like Debian has a Wheezy and Ubuntu a Funky Gibbon or whatever...
LOL Rebecca. I never paid much attention to code names so it threw me off guard.

If you are using Windows, here is how to write the ISO to a USB device: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/file-f...rn-iso-usb.htm

In some quirky BIOSes, for booting from USB, you need to set it to boot from a "hard disk"
and then in a separate BIOS option, I needed to change the order of the "hard disks" to put the
USB device first.

Very confusing to say the least.

I am a little confused by the OPs question. Is the problem with writing the image? Or booting it?
 
  


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