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    would the network installer help? If so which architecture should I choose

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    Not sure why, but the installer programs handle graphics drivers differently than the OS does.
    And the network install may be a good choice. Probably the i386 version.
    Just make sure that you still have an ethernet cord plugged in for it.
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    I can't use wireless?

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    also what filse do I download? Sorry I have never done anything with linux once in my life before.

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    would the minimal cd help? If so can I boot the minimal cd from a usb stick because I don't want to waste a double-layer DVD+R on a 28 MB ISO

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    You can't use wireless for the netinstall, as it downloads everything, including the needed wireless drivers, from the online repositories during the installation process. Here is the link that you would likely need.

    And yes, you should be able to use a USB key for it.
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    From the net-install page:
    To install, boot your computer from the the Minimal CD and type "cli" (command line install) at the prompt. You can then follow the instructions from the text-based installer. After the base system is installed, log in, and type "sudo tasksel" to select the system to install.
    Personally, I would advise trying the text-based installer, which I believe is included on your current burned disc.
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    what linux distribution should I select for the universal usb installer for the minimal cd

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    I have ended up simply trying mint and it is working with absolutely no hassle so far

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    Did the USB not have enough space or you got it bootable but you couldn't boot the USB from your computer?

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