Re: New to Group & Linux
- --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Scott <scottro@...> wrote:
>Good point, Scott! Many people might be turned off by a distro only because it ran slowly "live".
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 11:16:39AM -0000, Darksyde wrote:
> > --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, "sue_in_al" <sdp30564@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Since then I have heard that Mint is better than Kubuntu. What is the consensus here.
> > >
> > > I would like to give it a try, but as of yet I have not been able to create a bootable cd. Kubuntu was on a free cd. Is Mint available on a free cd too?
> > >
> > > Thanks, Sue
> > >
> > I'm sure everyone else has mentioned this by now but it's terribly easy to download a distro and burn to disk, even if it makes you uncomfortable at first...don't be, just dive right in.
> Hrrm, I'm not sure anyone did. :) Yes, Sue, that's one thing most
> distributions now offer, a live CD so that you can test out the
> distribution without installing anything to hard drive. (Do keep in
> mind though, that a live CD will run more slowly than an actually
> installed distribution.
- --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, "loyal_barber" <loyal_barber@...> wrote:
> --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Susan Muska <sdp30564@> wrote:
> > OK, I'll try again to create a liveCD this time for Mint. While I followed the directions for several burners and understand the difference between copying a file verses an image. I would always get an error when trying to boot from the disk. Good thing I have a big stack of blank CDs. ;o)
>I use Brasero for my burns. It may not get the highest ratings but it does automate the MD5 and I've burned many disks with success.
> There are a couple of things you can do to improve your burn:
> 1. Check the MD5 check sum on your download. If you don't know how
> to do that, just ask
> 2. Slow the speed way down
> Usually works for me. Most burners always select max speed and I
> find that rarely works correctly.
> Had to jump in because Mark and I both went to Mint about the same
> time. If you need help and suggestions how to download and and
> burn your own free copy of Mint, let us know. This group can be
> very helpful. I assume you are coming from Windows so I feel
> Mint is an excellent choice. I am a heavy-duty technical guy so
> even though you might find those that say that Mint is too much a
> newbie distro, I am here to tell you that Mint is for those who
> just want the distro to be easy and to work.
I'm newer than new and have found this entire string most informative. Could you post a note on how to download and burn a copy? Perhaps it could be stored with files for 'posterity'. That's for the help.