Help with Linux installation please

Jon Davies jon at
Sat May 30 11:16:46 PDT 2015

On 24 May 2015 at 15:47, Alan Milewczyk <alan at> wrote:
> so it's been a case of installing Linux (Mint-17.1 64 bit) onto a different
> PC. Oh boy, I now remember why I loathe Linux so much, it's like pulling
> teeth without anaesthetic..... :-(
> I've tried to follow the installation instructions as closely as possible
> bearing in mind I might as well be reading Chinese but after umpteen
> iterations to download and install things that the system seemed to be
> telling me it needed, I'm still hitting a brick wall.

You could try the instructions here:

(Yeah, I know the URL doesn't mention Mint, but if you start at the
Wiki homepage ( and
follow the links for "Installation" and "Ubuntu / Mint" that's where
you end up.)


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