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I have a Windows computer that I am trying to convert to Linux. I have downloaded the .iso file from Linux Mint 14 and have used UNetbootin to convert my USB to a bootable drive.

I choose to boot from Linux Mint and the login screen pops up with a countdown (10s). At 2s, the screen goes blank and it reboots to the login screen again (and continues to do so). I have read online that I am supposed to let it countdown, but it seems to fail at 2s.

Does anyone have any recommendations on this? Or know if I should put 'mint' in the username and what the default password is as a workaround?

Thank you.

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Have you chosen the correct version between 32-bit and 64-bit, according to your hardware? – Sekhemty Apr 30 '13 at 12:58
    
Yes - I confirmed 64bit. – user1911092 Apr 30 '13 at 12:59
    
I also have tried compatability mode. – user1911092 Apr 30 '13 at 13:23
    
Do you get the same looping countdown behavior if you boot the USB drive on a different computer? – karel Apr 30 '13 at 13:32
    
I don't have another computer to try it out on unfortunately. – user1911092 Apr 30 '13 at 13:33

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