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I'm on windows 7 right now. Here's the situation, I'm trying to boot Linux mint Debian Cinnamon. It's too big to fit on 1 CD, and i don't have DVDs right now. I tried booting using usb but for some reason it doesn't boot, usually it works but my PC isn't detecting it.

I have many empty CDs, so is it possible to burn it on 2 CDs? like the big Xbox games or whatever, where you insert disc one and then disc two and so one.

I already know that what I'm asking for is crazy! (to say the very least, but you could call me stupid, no hard feelings) Nonetheless, the question is within the defined FAQ.

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And on the website Linux Mint it states "Buy CDs" so why wouldn't there be a CD download ;) Guess they haven't fixed the button yet. –  Rik Dec 2 '13 at 22:19
    
Another option are USB drives, if the target system can boot from them. –  David Foerster Dec 2 '13 at 22:24
    
@DavidFoerster As i stated in the question, I'm no longer able for some reason to boot from USB, I think it's because my laptop is already dualbooted, it goes directly to grub, I tried manipulating BIOS, didn't work, the only option is to use a cd/dvd –  Fischer Dec 2 '13 at 22:41
    
Your BIOS shouldn't care about any on-disk boot loader, before you tell it, which one to use (e. g. via a default boot order setting). Are you sure there is no override? Many BIOS have the option to press some key during BIOS stage (F8, F12, Alt+F2…) to select the boot medium. –  David Foerster Dec 2 '13 at 22:44
    
@DavidFoerster it is F10 indeed and I set it to boot from USB, recently it is ignoring that option and proceeding to grub menu! –  Fischer Dec 2 '13 at 22:47

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You can't use two CD's to boot Linux's OS or at least split up any OS for that matter. It's not the same as a two disc video game, the game is not an operating system, XBox already has one. Think of the OS as the base of a pyramid and anything you stack on top of it is running another program (video game, iTunes, etc).

Hope this helps.

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