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Old 03-30-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Angry Trying to download Mint 64bit unsuccessfully

I am trying to download Mint10 64 bit the trouble is that I cannot boot into the purchased dongle or my PC will not boot into the downloaded dvd. I have tryed to alter the boot sequence in the BIOS but to no avail.Can you help. Here is the spec of my pc:-

Operating System: Microsoft 7 Ultimate 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz 1333FSB
Motherboard: Board;Asus P5Q DeLuxe
Graphics Card: Saphire HD4870 Toxic 1GB
Memory: GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500C5 1066MHz Dual Channel Kit
Sound Card: Auzen X-Meridian
Storage Devices: SAMSUNG: SAMSUNG HD154UI
Internet Connection: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
Other Info: Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Game

Can anyone help what am I doing wrong.
Old 03-30-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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What happens when you start with the Mint DVD in the drive when you turn power on? Do you see a remark on screen that the BIOS is polling the DVD drive, then ignoring it to boot win7? Or does the boot go directly to win7 and skips the DVD drive?

In win7, does the DVD drive work?

Have you compared the md5sum of the .iso you downloaded to the md5sum published at the Mint wetsite? A corrupted .iso would probably not boot, but there should be an error message of some kind on screen.
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Please don't take offense but have you burned the iso correctly? I have seen many users just burn the iso as a file onto a cd.

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:55 PM   #4
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Hi I have checked the DVD properties and it has downloaded corectly 844,866KB, I have 2 DVD drives and both D and & E drives are working correctly so I feel the problem is a BIOS problem as the D drive is suposed to be the 1st boot followed by the C drive as second boot

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