Originally Posted by skgoel
I have a dual boot installation of Mint 17 Cinnamon (separate / & /home & swap partitions) along with WINXP (c: winxp, D: data on NTFS).
I am not happy with the cinnamon and want to install XFCE 17 (fresh download from mint website).
I have created 3-4 different usb sticks wwith the iso (thru unetbootin, YUMI, unisersal boot installer) and tried to install. The installation freezes on the second screen itself - after asking for the language, it just sits there and waits for something to happen. Tried this 3-4 times but it just keeps the wheel spinning. However, while I am trying this I am unable to use the laptop perfectly well. In fact, I am typing this while the the installation is trying to do something!
I will be very grateful for the help. I am not too well uquipped with the Linux command system and still rate myself as a newbie.
Have you checked the md5 checksum of the downloaded iso? You can do so by running
The download page should give the expected checksum next to the download. Compare if the two are identical.
On a separate note I personally found that in mint17 cinnamon is a lot more stable then xfce. I used to prefer xfce but it seems the mint developers are giving more attention to cinnamon.