Hi, I have being trying to install Linux Mint on to my Pc and failed! I found a possible reason why, When installing Linux It needs to connect to the internet and for some reason I am unable to connect to the internet via Virgin Media.
Can anyone tell me in simple terms (if Possible) how do I connect to Virgin Media via Linux Mint 18 please. I can connect to Virgin Media when using Windows Okay.
I hope a Linux Mint guru can provide more information if necessary, but since you don't mention whether or not you are attempting the connection wirelessly, I'd say ensure that the PC is connect to the Hub wired. The connection to the Internet is then assured subject to Linux Mint 18 installer being Internet ready.
Hi, Thanks for your reply, My internet connection is wired only.
I can start to install linux Mint 18 and after a while it gets to the stage where it needs to download something from the Internet and can't because it is unable to for some reason! I can see I am connected to the router because I can see the connection icon in the bottom right corner, I just don't get any traffic passing through the router and my PC and the internet for some reason.
If it works from Windows ok - I presume this is on the same computer? Or a different device?
If a different device, do you know the internet connection works on the computer you're installing Mint on? (In other words, could it be a problem with the underlying computer network adaptor/hardware, rather than a Mint issue).
Are you installing Mint from a Live CD/DVD version of the distro? If so, if you boot into the Live CD environment (rather than trying to install to your hard disk), does the network work from there?
These should help you narrow down the issue, hopefully. Good luck.
Hi thank you for the tip about EasyBCD. I managed to install Linux Mint 17 and I am able to load Mint 17 from the boot selection page at start up.
The problem I have is when starting Fire Fox even though I am connected to the internet (via cable connection to the router) no web page will load. I have used the Sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source.