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Old 04-13-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Help Please!!!!


Hi, I am trying to install Mint 14 on to a new Seagate Barracuda 5ooGB drive. It keeps throwing an error at me saying that the installer failed. One of the errors it gave was that it came against a read only file. I just cant seem to get any further with it. Can someone please help? It is Mint 14 64bit. Thanks
 
Old 04-14-2013, 12:41 AM   #2
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Are you installing from a CD or DVD? Did you burn said optical media yourself? If not, where did you get it? Do you know it's good? If you burned it yourself, did you verify the checksum of the iso before doing so?

You've provided no detail on your computer other than it has a 500 GB Seagate hard drive. If you want to get ny useful help, you'll need to provide a lot more details than this. Oh, and thread titles like "Help Please!!!" are generally ignored because they convey no information as to hat you actually want help on.
 
Old 04-14-2013, 02:13 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
Please for next time, use a topic more specific and more details, so we can help us
 
Old 04-14-2013, 03:39 AM   #4
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Hi, I am trying to install Mint 14 on to a new Seagate Barracuda 5ooGB drive. It keeps throwing an error at me saying that the installer failed. One of the errors it gave was that it came against a read only file. ...
Try partitioning and formatting the hard drive first with a Parted Magic live CD: http://partedmagic.com/
Create 3 partitions:
1. A 20-30GB partition as ext4 for the root partition.
2. A 1GB swap partition.
3. The rest as ext4 for the home partition.
If you need help with partitioning, see this helpful site: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installseparatehome
Note that that example uses the Ubuntu partitioning tool, but it would be essentially the same using the Parted Magic live CD.
Then install Mint. Choose manual partitioning and set the 20GB partition as root, the 1GB partition as swap, and the rest as the
home partition.

If you are burning your Linux CDs from Windows, consider using Infra Recorder to burn the CDs: http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=c..._infrarecorder
Be sure to burn the CDs at the slowest possible speed to avoid errors.
Write back if you need more help.

And welcome to the LQ forums!

Last edited by tommcd; 04-14-2013 at 03:42 AM.
 
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for help

Thanks Tommcd, really appreciate the fast response time. Am in the process of getting programs so as to try to get this thing running. Will try to keep you posted.
 
Old 04-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #6
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Windows 7 has a great image burner installed by default.
All you have to do is:
download iso
Find in downloads
Single-click on image
select Burn Image on menubar
Not to forget you need a Cd/Dvd in drive
 
Old 04-27-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Success at last

Thanks again Tommcd, your suggestions worked, and I now have Mint14 up and running. Had some problems with the computer itself, that is why it has taken so long to reply to you. Really appreciate the help. Regards Wayne
 
Old 04-27-2013, 11:16 PM   #8
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Glad you got things running ok!
Welcome to Linux! Welcome to the cool side of computing!
 
Old 04-28-2013, 01:29 AM   #9
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Thanks again Tommcd, your suggestions worked, and I now have Mint14 up and running. Had some problems with the computer itself, that is why it has taken so long to reply to you. Really appreciate the help. Regards Wayne
Just a reminder to mark this thread as [Solved] using the Thread Tools menu located above your first post.
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