View Full Version : Linux Mint 5 KDE installation fail

October 23rd, 2013, 10:52 PM
Hi. I'm trying to dual-boot Linux Mint 15 KDE 64-bit with Windows 8 Pro. I've installed the iso file on the my usb but when I boot it from my Compaq PC, it says "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I will press enter two times and I will go boot to Windows 8. I've already did the BIOS things before but still it won't work. Any help?
Also, I have installed Xubuntu 32-bit before with Windows Vista, but then I removed it. My processor is Intel Pentium Dual Core.

October 24th, 2013, 12:36 AM
Moved to Other OS/Distro Support.

October 24th, 2013, 06:54 AM
If it's me, i will get rid of windows, install any version of ubuntu or linux mint. Then run windows on virtualbox. Dual boot always come with problems with partitions and boot loader ...
For the best of clean installation, get a server version or mini cd version whatever it's call. Then pick a gui of you choice (i would go with xfce or lxde for light weight as you are running on a laptop). Follow this post http://namhuy.net/1584/how-to-install-gui-on-ubuntu-and-linux-mint.html

After GUI, install driver if necessary, install virtualbox then load windows on virtualbox. better way to go than dual boot.