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Um, you can install while being in Mint. On the live CD Mint desktop, there should be an icon that says something like "Install Mint".
yes mint does allow me to install itself when I boot into it on a virtual machine, however, it doesnt show my hard drive as being available. The only space it gives me to install is my USB.
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Try using unetbootin or live linux (lili) i have had issues with universal usb installer
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Try using unetbootin or live linux (lili) i have had issues with universal usb installer
tried unetbootin, it formated my usb fine, but when I try to boot from it, I get a boot failure warning
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tried unetbootin, it formated my usb fine, but when I try to boot from it, I get a boot failure warning
Are you getting to any kind of Linux boot loader or is it failing to get that far even.

If it's the prior try this

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/error-c...-image-linux/q

If it's the later it sounds like a hardware bios issue try a different USB stick. You are using mint 10 and not mint 10 debian right?
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Some of those are different to others. Ubuntu is based on Debian, Gentoo is based on a portal package management system. Novell now own SuSe and charge for it, but there is still the OpenSuSe project.

I'd personally go for Ubuntu (Xubuntu, because I prefer XCFE) or Fedora Core
gentoo uses portage, which is based on the BSD ports system, novell has owned suse for quite awhile, since around 2002 i believe, and opensuse is supported by novell, its relationship is akin to that of fedora/redhat. fedora hasn't been called "fedora core" in quite awhile, since about release 4 or 5 don't remember which one they dropped the "core" branding.


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yes mint does allow me to install itself when I boot into it on a virtual machine, however, it doesnt show my hard drive as being available. The only space it gives me to install is my USB.
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tried unetbootin, it formated my usb fine, but when I try to boot from it, I get a boot failure warning
unetbootin is weird at times...you can try:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/
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Are you getting to any kind of Linux boot loader or is it failing to get that far even.

If it's the prior try this

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/error-c...-image-linux/q

If it's the later it sounds like a hardware bios issue try a different USB stick. You are using mint 10 and not mint 10 debian right?
Will try a different stick, also going to try to burn a dvd on my lappy.

mint 10 not debian mint 10

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unetbootin is weird at times...you can try:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/
word, I tried universal installer, I give me an error when I try to format my usb saying it wont be bootable


and thanks for all the help too I really appreciate it!
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If the pen drive has any kind of file compression software on it it will not work, if there is no compression software and the drive is fat 32 format it should work....I found that out the hard way, trial and error.

edit; Many pen drives achieve their storage capacity by means of file compression, which is pre - installed on the drive, usually when this is the case if you format the entire drive it will cease to function or no longer reach it's stated capacity. If you have this type of flash/pen drive it will not work.
Edited by Fuego - 4/11/11 at 2:39pm
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If the pen drive has any kind of file compression software on it it will not work, if there is no compression software and the drive is fat 32 format it should work....I found that out the hard way, trial and error.

edit; Many pen drives achieve their storage capacity by means of file compression, which is pre - installed on the drive, usually when this is the case if you format the entire drive it will cease to function or no longer reach it's stated capacity. If you have this type of flash/pen drive it will not work.
thans for the advice, but its formatted for fat32.


on another note, I burned a bootable dvd on my laptop...then remembered I have no disk drive on my desktop
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Edited by (mirror)52-D.S.L. - 4/11/11 at 4:21pm
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If your HDD is partitioned, give this a shot:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20079...er-or-netbook/
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