Download linux mint on old computer

frag

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Huh... The entire point of a BIOS password is to prevent changes to the device, which includes booting to alternative media. It's an administration thing, meant to stop the computer from being fundamentally altered. Being able to boot to USB makes said password entirely pointless.

Lemme test something before pressing the reply button.

Yeah, I just tested on a Dell and a BIOS password stops me from booting to a USB.

I'm kinda surprised that you'd be able to do so. Dell really dropped the ball with that one - 'cause that's pretty much the entire point of password protecting the BIOS. You set it to boot first to the internal drive and lock it down. We used to do this with nearly every computer at my old company, as well as a case lock.
wait actually I dont know if it worked, It installed and i restarted my computer but now I just have a blank screen, its been like this for the past 20 minutes
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That means it's doing something. It's not something right, but at least it's doing something.

I'm going to suggest you write the ISO to USB with Balena Etcher. It's small, easy, and free.

I'd also verify the ISO, but you are using Windows and will need another application to do that.

I'd eliminate those two things as potential problems. They're quick and easy things to eliminate.
 

frag

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That means it's doing something. It's not something right, but at least it's doing something.

I'm going to suggest you write the ISO to USB with Balena Etcher. It's small, easy, and free.

I'd also verify the ISO, but you are using Windows and will need another application to do that.

I'd eliminate those two things as potential problems. They're quick and easy things to eliminate.
I know that the iso file is good, and I tried it with unetbootin and rufus. Im gonna try to install it again and see if it works
 
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