As the title says, I am having trouble installing the Linux Mint 13 Operating System in my computer and I am looking for advise on how to solve the problem. I hope you can help me.
I downloaded Linux Mint 13 with the MATE Desktop from Linux Mint's Main Page, and burnt it on a DVD, then started installing it.
After going through the configuring process and creating the Superuser account, the slideshow introducing Mint appeared, and 30 seconds or so after that, the installing window vanished, without giving notice about the installation progress. From then on when on the desktop, the pointer would always have the "waiting Icon".
After waiting for a while without seeing any changes, I restarted my PC and tried booting normally, to see if the installation had been completed without me knowing. But it wasn't complete. And Windows wasn't starting either.
So I did the whole thing again. This time instead of giving the choice of installing alongside Windows, the installing program gave me the choice of installing alongside Linux, so the installation was partially, yet not fully complete. The installing window vanished again after the first slide of the slideshow appeared.
I kept tried several times, re-burning the DVD once or twice, but to no avail. I wondered if this was happening because the ISO file had not been correctly downloaded, so I did it again (this time changing to the Cinnamon desktop since I didn't like MATE). And it happened exactly the same thing.
I noticed that the current state of the installation when the window closed was irrelevant; the window would always close after showing the first slide of the slideshow, so I guess the problem must have something to do with this, yet I have no idea what it could be.
I hope that someone can help me, I need to have Linux installed in this computer as soon as possible.