I know I have praised Linux Mint 13 Mate edition before, but unfortunately this version of Linux Mint just wont work very well with me. I was looking forward to it being “fresh and full of life” and it wasn’t. In fact it left a rather bad taste in my mouth.
First I tried to install it on one of my PC’s and towards the end of the installation I would get an error message saying something about my hard drive. I had never seen such a thing before so I found it rather annoying to say the least.
I tried over and over and over, whether from a DVD, or USB drive with no success. I would get all excited thinking it would work and it didn’t.
Such a pity!
Maybe it was just my imagination, but this being an LTS or long term-support release one would think that they would have made sure that these things would not happen. After all, I would have looked pretty dumb had I tried to install this onto someones PC or laptop just to fail so horribly. I have NEVER ever ever had a problem with installing a distro of Linux onto a computer period so I really do not understand what the problem is.
To make matters worse, I even tried to run it in VirtualBox and that was an epic fail!
Oh well, can’t say I didn’t try. Looks like I will be running Ubuntu 12.04 after all, and maybe just install the Mate’ desktop onto it. This is really important to me at least for the time being while I get used to Unity.
“Come on Clem, Come on Clem, let’s hit em’ with a left and a right” Now how was I to know this was the Mints first fight”.
Maybe it was just my imagination (once again), but this is something that needs to be resolved. I am so not gonna let you blame it on the alcohol.
I am hopeful that this issue will be adressed very soon so that I can go back to complementing Linux Mint again. :(
If any of you can share some light on why this is going on please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated.
Oh yeah, before I forget I was trying to run it on a Dell Optiplex GX280 with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM could that be the issue?