Hi, this my first post (question), not sure if it's in the right place...please be patient because most this is totally alien to me...there are some things I don't remember exactly and I've done the best I can without going through the process again to check
I would like some installing MINT15 with MATE desktop.
The story so far...(what I have done)
I have enabled my laptop to boot from my USB ports
I have downloaded the iso for the above LINUX distribution
I have run Universal USB Installer from Pendrive, selecting MINT15 as the iso
and told it where to find the iso that I downloaded
I told the UUI where to install MINT - my pen (flash/USB) drive
put a bunch of stuff on the USB drive, although I had to reformat the USB stick (a facility within the UUI) to make it bootable
I restarted my laptop, and it loaded the MINT screen.
I successfully connected to the internet
there's an icon on the MINT screen saying 'install MINT'...clicking on this icon starts a process...
first I select 'other' as to where the action is going to happen...I do not want to overwrite my copy of Win 7
It opens a screen with what I assume are (virtual) disks... something wrong because the sizes aren't correct
I manage to select my USB to be the installation target site: I recognise it by it being the only FAT32 formatted one
I select for the boot loader location from the drop-down menu (after I get the hand of working the mouse for this) as the same virtual disk [
?/sd4] (previously recogsed as my USB drive), and select the continue button. This is where I get the problem...it says it can't find or there isn't a \ROOT...I abandon the process.
On the MINT desktop, there's a computer icon, which opens a file manager, I see my USB drive there, and click on it...it tells me that it can't mount that volume...
I had believed that MATE was a GUI-TYPE INTERFACE..
so that brings me here
Can anyone guide me through the remainder of the process (if that isn't the end, and I just haven't recognised a successful installation ??) What have I done wrong ? The example ubuntu installation on www.linux.co.uk
looks a lot easier...http://linux.co.uk/index.php/pages/installation/
HP Pavilion dm4 1050ea