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#1 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:13 AM

HI,This is my foray into LINIX.

So this is what i am working on a friend had a laptop that was given to her but it will not work and from what i have found so far is it does not have a OS and in another forum it was suggested that i install a LINUX OS  on it.

the latest version i was told on another forum at bleeping computers is mint Xfce 18.1.

Now before i start it i have a blank disk in pc right now that says it is 4.7GB is this enough space and  do i format disk then download the mint Xfce 18.1 or burn it straight to dvd and will i have the option to save to desktop for future use,thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:40 AM

Howdy LOVEMYPC,

 

 

Your DVD is will work but you have to create a bootable DVD first.

 

DON'T COPY iso to DVD.

 

WRITE IMAGE to DVD.

 

I recommend infrarecorder if using Windows.

 

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-DVD-Burning/Infra-Recorder.shtml

 

 

 

Download the Linux Mint iso and then follow the guide below.

Let the Linux Mint installer create the partitions and do the install just follow the prompts.

 

When installing make sure you have a wired internet connection.

Just follow the prompts when installing and all should go well.

 

 

Download iso from here.

 

https://linuxmint.com/release.php?id=28

 

 

Read and follow this guide.

 

https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

 

 

The actual install.

 

https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/install.html


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:39 AM

If you have downloaded the Mint .iso file using a working Windows computer with a DVD burner, all you need to do is right-click on the .iso file and select 'Burn disc image' (with a blank unformatted DVD R or RW inserted in the burner).

 

Then set the laptop boot order in the BIOS to boot from optical drive. 

 

When you boot from the DVD. you can run in 'live' mode from the DVD disc, or install to the laptop hard drive.  The guides listed above should be helpful, and provide you everything needed to get started!

 

Enjoy!



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

while i tried 2 disks and when i click to burn disk it rejects the disk,why.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:10 PM

this is what i got off of speecy as far as burner goes

TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653A SCSI CdRom Device



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:26 PM

Exactly what disc burner did you try.

 

The one in Microsoft ?

 

or

 

Did you install and try infrarecorder?

 

Which one.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:50 PM

Bad Optical Drive or Bad DVD's

 

What OS are you using to do this?

 

What type of DVD's R or RW? and have they been written to before?

 

If in Windows 7, Right Click on Linux iso and select "Burn Disk Image".

 

If it don't work, do you have a spare USB?


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#8 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:00 PM

I installed infrarecorder and it is telling me there is no disk in writer used 2 different disks i have a copy of LINUXMINT ON DESKTOP that i want to copy to a disk what am i doing wrong part of the problem i am having is my not writing to disk on regular basis.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:09 PM

Can you play a music CD in that player?


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

As pcpunk inquired, if the computer can boot from a USB flash drive, which any modern computer should, use the iso with Unetbootin to create a bootable USB. 

 

https://unetbootin.github.io/



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

Writing a CD or DVD image with Windows Disc Image Burner

In Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, Microsoft includes a free program called Windows Disc Image Burner that you can use to burn ISO or IMG disc images onto a CD or DVD. To start the Windows Disc Image Burner, you need to right-click on an ISO or IMG file and then select Burn disc image as shown in the image below.

 

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Once you click on the Burn disc image option, the Windows Disc Image Burner will open.

 

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Select the drive that corresponds to your DVD writer and make sure there a blank DVD or CD inserted into the drive. Once you are ready to start burning the selected ISO image, click on the Burn button. Windows Disc Image Burner will now begin to burn the ISO image on to the selected media.

 

windows-disc-burner-writing.jpg

 

When it has finished burning the disc, Windows Disc Image Burner will automatically eject the disc and then state that it has finished.

 

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You can then click on the Close button and use the DVD as needed.

 

Writing a CD or DVD image with CDBurnerXP

If you using Windows XP, or would rather have a full featured DVD/CD burning program, then you can CDBurnerXP. This is a free program that works on all versions of Windows and is a full featured DVD & CD writing utility. To install CDBurnerXP, go to their homepage and click on their download link.

http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

Once you have downloaded the program, double-click on it to start the installation process. While you go through the steps to install it, it may prompt you to install a 3rd party program. At the time of this writing they were prompting you to install RealPlayer. If you do not wish to install this program, uncheck the check boxes that ask if you wish to install it. Then continue with the install process. When it has finished, CDBurnerXP will automatically start.

 

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As we want to burn an ISO image, click on the Burn ISO image option and then click on the OK button. You will now be shown the Burn ISO Image screen.

 

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Click on the Browse button to open a window where you can navigate to the ISO file you to wish burn. When you have selected the file, click on the Open button. You will now be at the same screen, but now the ISO you wish to burn will be selected.

 

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Make sure you have a blank DVD/CD media inserted and that your target device is set to the correct drive. Then click on the Burn disc button. CDBurnerXP will now start to burn the ISO image to the inserted media.

 

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Please be patient as the image is burned. When it is finished, CDBurnerXP will automatically eject the burned media state that it has finished.

 

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You can now close CDBurnerXP and use the media as necessary.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

Optical Drives
        TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653A SCSI CdRom Device
            Media Type    DVD Writer
            Name    TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653A SCSI CdRom Device
            Availability    Running/Full Power
            Capabilities    Random Access, Supports Writing, Supports Removable Media
            Config Manager Error Code    Device is working properly
            Config Manager User Config    FALSE

Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
    Windsor 90nm Technology
RAM
    4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 375MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
    Dell Inc 0CT103 (Socket M2 )
Graphics
    SAMSUNG (1280x768@60Hz)
    1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 (NVIDIA)    133 °F
Storage
    149GB Seagate ST316081 2AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA)    110 °F
    931GB Seagate ST1000DX 001-1CM162 SCSI Disk Device (SATA)    101 °F
    931GB Seagate Expansion+ USB Device (USB (SATA))    101 °F
    59GB PNY USB 3.0 FD USB Device (USB)
Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653A SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Drive    CdRom0
            Media Loaded    TRUE
            SCSI Bus    1
            SCSI Logical Unit    0
            SCSI Port    0
            SCSI Target Id    1
            Status    OK



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 10:34 PM

If it don't work just use the link John provided in post #10  This will write the iso to a usb.


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