With the release of Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” on November 26th, the distribution gets a lot of attention these days. If you’re like me, you probably like to try “new” distributions from time to time. This is why I felt like giving a try to Mint this week.
Creating the bootable device
- Download a Linux Mint image from here
- If you’re under Ubuntu, use Startup Disk Creator (installed by default)
- If you’re under Windows, use Univeral USB Installer, free and available here
- The rest is pretty straightforward…
Fixing a common problem
Once your USB device is “ready”, you will get the following error if you try booting from it:
vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image boot:
After some short research I found the following fix, which is very simple to apply, and completely solves the problem:
- Browse the USB device to the syslinux folder
- Open and edit the syslinux.cfg file
- The first line should read: default vesamenu.c32
- Change it to: default live
- Save and close the file
That’s it! You’re now ready to try/install Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”.