The .iso is a type of file, like .txt or .doc or .jpg. For Linux, it is a really BIG file, because the entire operating system is contained inside it.I don't know what ISO means
From this, and the rest of your description, it doesn't sound like you had the option to boot on your DVD. You have to take special steps to "burn the DVD" with the Linux .iso file, just as I described for USB. With Windows 10, you should have the ability to "burn the DVD" or "burn an image"... and then you would tell it where to find the .iso file... stored in your Downloads folder, or wherever you put it.I have downloaded Mint 19.2 on to a DVD.
I am so very new to all of those that I could be no help to you whatsoever. But, stay tuned, because the people on this site are awesome! They will get you up and running if anybody can do it and they will stick with you until you’re done. They’re wonderful people I can’t say enough for them. Welcome!I have been a win10 user for some time. I thought that I would like to have a dual boot with Linux. I am not very savvy with computers so I contacted an on line help forum. This turned out to be much too complicated for me, so I wondered if there was a simple way to do it.
Sure, that's more than enough. Because you will want to use this over and over again for awhile, when you "burn the USB" with Linux, you will want to enable a feature called "persistence." This means that the USB will remember (persist) things like your wireless network password, so you don't have to enter it in every time you boot on the USB. You can actually install programs on the persistence space too.... but a caution: Do not "update" the Linux USB or try to install drivers (video, sound, wireless, etc). The is one of the limitations of using persistence, but otherwise it is very handy.I have got a SanDisk Cruzer force 32GB. Will that do?
Sorry, but you're really going to need to communicate more than that. Just "plugging it in" does not make anything happen magically. What have you done? Where are you stuck?I have plugged in the SanDisk and nothing has happened. What should I do now?
That's a good one, a very good choice. Right-click on that file and choose Properties. Tell us the "Size on Disk"... it's a very big number in parentheses. Give us the exact number with all the digits. I will compare the file size on a Windows 10 computer. They should be the same.I downloaded Linux Mint cinnamon 19.2 64 bit
Before you begin with Universal USB Installer, plug in your USB drive and be sure you know the drive letter that Windows assigns to it. You'll need it.set up your Selections page. step 1 selected go to step 2. Step 2 is greyed out.