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Old 04-28-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
Cliff McGinnis
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Can't load DVD ISO to hard drive


I have tried to put Linux Mint 17.1 on a 500 gig HD (IDE) from
a DVD ISO. The file loads ok but will not complete loading. The
HD drive light stays on solid until I must shut off computer with
power button. Has anyone else run into this problem?

thanks Cliff
 
Old 04-29-2015, 01:12 PM   #2
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Does the DVD boot correctly into Linux?
 
Old 04-29-2015, 01:22 PM   #3
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Hi Cliff...

Welcome to the forum

Can you describe to us what you see on your screen during the time the hdd light is continuously on?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-29-2015, 01:24 PM   #4
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Did you do an md5 checksum on the downloaded iso file to verify it?
At what point int the installation does it stop? Do you get to the point where you can select an "Installation Type"?
Some info on your hardware would be useful. How old is the computer? Since you haven't mentioned it, I expect you do not have any operating system on the computer?

Last edited by yancek; 04-29-2015 at 09:32 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 03:32 PM   #5
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" The file loads ok but will not complete loading."

What does that mean exactly?? Are you creating a dvd using an application that can create a bootable dvd from an iso image?
 
Old 04-29-2015, 08:25 PM   #6
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cant get mint to complete when using DVD with ISO

I burned a copy of mint unto a DVD ISO. The DVD boots up fine but when I try to put it on a 500 gig HD (IDE)
the installation wont complete. I see a symbol that it is still loading but it goes on till I have shut the
machine down. It is an older machine The CPU is slower than 1 gig.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 08:41 PM   #7
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Did you burn the *.iso to the DVD using the "burn image" tool in your burning program or just copy it over to the disk? It the latter, all you have is another copy of the *.iso file, not a recreated bootable optical disk.

It's an easy mistake to make. I've done it even when I was old enough to know better.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 08:47 PM   #8
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Quote:
I have tried to put Linux Mint 17.1 on a 500 gig HD (IDE) from
a DVD ISO.
1) HOW are you doing this ?
2) from WHAT operating system are you doing it from?
3) WHAT format os that drive ?
as in is it a fat32 and you are trying to put a 4.7 gig file on it ?
 
Old 04-30-2015, 06:34 AM   #9
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Did you follow the "official" install procedure by clicking on the "install" icon from the DVD boot?
Did each stage appear to proceed correctly?
Did you have a working internet connection before you started the install?

Did you get as far as the question about where to place the GRUB (the bootloader)?
 
  


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