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Old 07-06-2019, 12:52 PM   #16
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Have you tried to boot the DVD/usb of Mint on another computer to verify that is not the problem?



That would obviously be expected as it is a blank drive? Or is this when you set the DVD/usb to first boot and it triess to boot the second drive?
Not having a drive letter set to a partition simply means it is not a windows filesystem format as windows only assigns drive letters to ntfs/vfat,etc partitions so this is unrelated. If you are unabele to make/save changes in the BIOS, you have problem with your system board I would think and your stuck with 7. May a firmware update?
Along with Michaelk, you have both given me some things to try.

I'll let you know what happens.

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Old 07-06-2019, 12:58 PM   #17
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Hi,It sounds like the boot order is wrong or the flashdrive has not been created correctly.

Try etcher to redo the flashdrive as michaelk has suggested..

What is the make and model of your computer?

Bodge99
I shall give etcher a try. Three of you on here have what is likely my problem.

My computer is generic built by myself a while back now, like 2012.

Based on asus amd motherboard.

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Old 07-06-2019, 02:10 PM   #18
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have you tried using this yet?
to burn your iso -> USB Stick
https://rufus.ie/
 
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:23 PM   #19
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Please do not use windows to burn DVD or CD. you need to use a program like freeisoburner do to windows 7 does not burn ISO9660, Joliet and UDF formats.
I believe. you will need that.
Thanks Michaelk. I have had issues with one of my machines the free isoburner worked for it everytime.

Last edited by slackware-current; 07-06-2019 at 02:31 PM. Reason: Thanks Michaelk. I have had issues with one of my machines the free isoburner worked for it everytime.
 
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:23 PM   #20
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The documentation recommends Etcher

https://linuxmint-installation-guide...test/burn.html

rufus might work but lets not confuse the OP to much. I have not played with either utility and don't know if rufus works with Mint but if its in the manual then I assume it has been verified.

Yes, Windows 7 burns ISO9660 correctly and the burning software is builtin to the operating system. The ISO file system is already built i.e the downloaded ISO file and burning software does not care about formats i.e Joliet. The ISO file is ISO9660 so UDF isn't an issue.

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Old 07-06-2019, 02:44 PM   #21
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How did you burn the DVD? If you extracted the contents of the iso file or just burned the ISO file itself it will not boot. Again you need to right click on the ISO file and select burn as image.

How did you create the USB flash drive? If you just copied the file or extracted and copied the contents it will not boot. From windows you need a program i.e. Etcher to create a bootable USB drive.
Hi,

I have downloaded Etcher for windows & linux. Having watched an install video, I am left with 2 questions.

First, which version of etcher do I use? Windows or Linux to create the flash drive?

Second, there is a point in the process where it asks for a password. I have no clue what password they are talking about! I don't have a password set in the bios if that's what they mean.

Can you help with this please?

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Old 07-06-2019, 02:54 PM   #22
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If your going to create the USB drive from Windows then use the Windows version.

Without reference to the install video I don't know. If using Windows I would not expect the need to use a password.
 
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:24 PM   #23
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Hi to you all. I am a complete novice to Linux, so please bear this in mind.

I have a hard drive running Windows 7 & working fine.

I want to install Mint 19.1 on a second drive. Have a flash drive with iso on it.

No matter what I do to bios settings, my computer insists on booting up windows!

If I disconnect my windows drive, the second blank drive on it's own, throws up error message 'boot manager is missing'.
Have you checked the download is not corrupt?

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Also, any ideas as to why I can't boot from either my flash drive or DVD
Have you turned off secure boot in the BIOS?

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I am getting very frustrated now!
Welcome to linux.

Be advised, because the learning curve for Linux can at time be steep, this will not be the only time you get frustrated.
 
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:33 PM   #24
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Every Linux install (Every Windows install for that matter) is a learning experience. Sometimes in small ways, some days it is a full education. Never be shamed by having encountered and educational opportunity.

I never burn USB devices these days. I load Easy 2 Boot (E2B) on my USB device and just copy my linux ISO files into the linux folder. E2B makes the USB device bootable, and searched the directories for proper ISO files and presents them in a menu for booting. I just boot, select the one I want, and start the install. This way I can carry many versions or distributions on a single USB drive, and boot to the one I want at need. It makes life SO much easier.
 
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:48 PM   #25
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I have downloaded Etcher for windows & linux. Having watched an install video, I am left with 2 questions.

First, which version of etcher do I use? Windows or Linux to create the flash drive?
If the machine is running Windoze, use the Windoze etcher.

If the machine is running LInux, use windoze etcher.

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Second, there is a point in the process where it asks for a password. I have no clue what password they are talking about! I don't have a password set in the bios if that's what they mean.
What process do you mean?

If you mean during the install Linux install process, Linux will ask you to create two passwords.

One for each user, so the machine knows who is using the machine..... The machine will also ask you for a user name(s).

The other to become root (su/sudo). Becoming root (su/sudo) which will allow you to update the system or install/remove apps.

In both cases the machine will then ask you to confirm the password.

If neither of these apply, have a look round the download page. Somewhere it will say root/su/sudo password is "X".
 
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:04 PM   #26
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If the machine is running Windoze, use the Windoze etcher.

If the machine is running LInux, use windoze etcher.



What process do you mean?

If you mean during the install Linux install process, Linux will ask you to create two passwords.

One for each user, so the machine knows who is using the machine..... The machine will also ask you for a user name(s).

The other to become root (su/sudo). Becoming root (su/sudo) which will allow you to update the system or install/remove apps.

In both cases the machine will then ask you to confirm the password.

If neither of these apply, have a look round the download page. Somewhere it will say root/su/sudo password is "X".
Hi,

The process I'm talking about is while using etcher to create a bootable flash drive. It asks for a password to authenticate. Don't know what they mean.

Hope that clears it up for you.

Your help is really appreciated.

Regards

Tony
 
Old 07-07-2019, 04:29 AM   #27
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Hi,

It would appear that you are logged into windows as a normal user. I'd say that Etcher is asking for your administrator password.

Bodge99
 
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:47 PM   #28
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if that is what it is, I'd try right click run as administrator, to see if you can get around that.
 
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:50 PM   #29
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Thread sounds like mine.

https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=50525
 
Old 07-07-2019, 05:56 PM   #30
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Success at last!

Hi to you all who have contributed to this thread of mine.

I now have Mint 19.1 installed & working on my second drive & it's all down to you guys.

I am truly grateful to you all.

I had not created the flash drive properly as several of you suggested.

That was the main problem.

I also appreciate the welcome I've received.

Now for the steep learning curve that awaits me!

Thanks again guys, you've been great. (Hope that's not too much sugar!)

Kind regards

Tony
 
  


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