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Problems Booting Linux

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May 30, 2013 7:04:59 PM

I just built my first computer. I am pretty sure everything is working alright with the hardware because it turns on and I can edit BIOS settings etc. But when I placed my DVD with Linux Mint Cinnamon version 15 64 bit burned on it, the computer acts like nothing is on the disk. I downloaded the OS from a "mirror" server in the US. I am pretty confident that all of the download is on the disc because the download size was about 940 mb just like the size of the data being burned onto the DVD. I have not messed with the software on the Computer at all, except making the cdrom boot before my ssd in an attempt to fix my problem.

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May 30, 2013 7:36:31 PM

grich96 said:
I just built my first computer. I am pretty sure everything is working alright with the hardware because it turns on and I can edit BIOS settings etc. But when I placed my DVD with Linux Mint Cinnamon version 15 64 bit burned on it, the computer acts like nothing is on the disk. I downloaded the OS from a "mirror" server in the US. I am pretty confident that all of the download is on the disc because the download size was about 940 mb just like the size of the data being burned onto the DVD. I have not messed with the software on the Computer at all, except making the cdrom boot before my ssd in an attempt to fix my problem.


You downloaded the ISO from a reputable source.
How did you write it to the DVD? Just copy the ISO file over? That doesn't work.

No...you need to, in your preferred DVD burner software, "Burn ISO image". That's the verbiage in CDBurnerXP. Yours maybe slightly different, but not by much.
May 30, 2013 8:10:12 PM

Some of the Linux live dvd's take a while to load into ram. It's not unusual to wait two minutes or more for the desktop to finally appear.
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