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Re: Only able to boot Linux Mint 32 bit on a 64 bit machine?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2016, 06:17:54 pm »
No problem Cheiro, good luck :)
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Re: Only able to boot Linux Mint 32 bit on a 64 bit machine?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2016, 04:10:07 pm »
Hi, I am a very experienced Windows user but a complete novice for Linux. I want to move to Linux to avoid the ever closer clutches of Microsoft with Windows 10 and later releases. Today I downloaded a Linux Mint ISO file and burnt it to a DVD, intending to try a test-drive before getting serious with re-partitioning my disc etc. When I boot into Mint I get the same issue as Cheiro, which does not seem to have been resolved. I have no idea what any of the suggestions are saying, so I don't know where to go from here! Think of it like this - I want to learn to drive but I can't even turn the engine on, so it's no use telling me about umpteen technical things that could be wrong because I don't know my head gasket from my water pump! I just need the car to be in working order! No criticism intended folks, honestly, but please could somebody tell me in simple but complete steps, from scratch, how to create a bootable DVD that will take me into the Mint desktop automatically at bootup? I am running Windows 7 on a 64 bit system with two large hard drives.
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Re: Only able to boot Linux Mint 32 bit on a 64 bit machine?
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2016, 05:04:28 pm »
How did you burn the ISO image to the DVD ?

And did you check the ISO images MD5 checksum before burning it, to make sure the download didn't become corrupt ?
(if you're unsure how to do this, just ask)
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