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Old 03-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy please help

just got my linux mint 32+64 bit combo disk
the computer i am putting it on had troubles with the boot sector on its hard drive so i reformatted it and am trying to put linux on it
i put the disk in and turned on the computer and its still just wanting to run some form of DOS
Old 03-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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Did you set the "boot order" in the BIOS?
You may have to add the CD to the list commonly known as "boot order" or "boot devices"
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thanks very helpful ^_^
Old 03-19-2013, 05:51 AM   #4
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You may want to think about shrinking your Windows 7 partition before installing Linux Mint.

Before I installed Fedora I had to shrink my Windows 7 partition because the Fedora Installation CD
told me that there wasn't enough room on the HDD. Not those exact words but close-


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