I'm wanting to try Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon on a flash drive, so I used LinuxLive creator, and it said there were no online mirrors.
So I decided to google for some places where I could download the ISO.
I found a place http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=172
It has a ton of mirrors. I downloaded one, and then I ran MD5 (a program I have never used before) on the downloaded ISO, and the checksum was different than the one stated on the website. So I downloaded another one, it gave me a completely different checksum. I downloaded a third, and again a completely different checksum from the other 2, and different from the number it's supposed to be.
So I decided to go ahead and just use LinuxLive on one of the downloaded versions. It said the ISO was not on the compatibility list, but it would try to install using parameters for 17.1 mate. I figured, cinnamon, mate, maybe the parameters are the same. But after creating it, it does not work. Will not boot, nor will it run in virtualbox. I just get an error that the kernel is corrupt.
So, a few questions.
1. Why am I getting a different checksum each time I download from a different mirror?
2. How come it's not on LinuxLive's compatibility list, is it because the desktop version is not the same as what's needed to make a USB bootable OS?
3. How can I get this distro, should I just give it another try each day in hopes that LinuxLive will find an online mirror?