Linux MintWith 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

  1. Download a Linux Mint image from here
  2. If you’re under Ubuntu, use Startup Disk Creator (installed by default)
  3. If you’re under Windows,  use Univeral USB Installer, free and available here
  4. 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:

  1. Browse the USB device to the syslinux folder
  2. Open and edit the syslinux.cfg file
  3. The first line should read: default vesamenu.c32
  4. Change it to: default live
  5. Save and close the file

That’s it! You’re now ready to try/install Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”.