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 mint4win for the Linux Mint 12 DVD edition

I have created a mint4win.exe WUBI installer - (works on Linux Mint Version 12 DVD version and CD version)

I did this because the DVD version does not include mint4win.exe and there was an arbitrary decision why it was not included.

There is no technical limitation stopping the inclusion of mint4win.exe on the DVD.

I recompiled it from the sourcecode from Sourceforge mint4win project on 11/23/2011.

It is hosted @

It does not work on version 11 due to internal checking routines that I did not decide to edit.

---{(2 Easy Instructions)}---

1. Put linuxmint-12-gnome-dvd-64bit-rc.iso into the ROOT Directory (ie: C:\, D:\, E:\, Z:\, Q:\, L:\)

or whatever your .ISO is named, you can rename the ISO because mint4win does not check the name)

MAKE SURE IT IS IN the ROOT directory (ie C:\ D:\ E:\ -> Z:\)

2. Double click mint4win-12.exe (it will scan the root directories for any ISO between 600MB and 4.7GB and scan for any physical or virtually mounted DVD/CD, and analyze what it found to make sure what it found has the correct files.

---{(Additional Info)}---

This mint4win-12.exe Only works on version 12.

This mint4win-12.exe does not automatically download from the internet (please download the ISO first from a mirror)

If you use a physical DVD/CD you can choose the "Demo/Full Installation" option - but this does not install into Windows, it is exactly like using booting the disc itself  and bypasses any functionality of mint4win and WUBI therefore you should not choose this option - 

Choose "Install into Windows" to use mint4win (WUBI)

If you use a virtually mounted DVD/CD DEFINITELY do not choose "Demo/Full Installation" because it will try to reboot and the virtual drive won't be there anymore.


This has been downloaded 22,000 times since It was posted. Thanks everyone.

-Abei Villafane (needed some street cred)

Tags: mint4win wubi DVD CD Linux Mint 12
Created: 6 years ago.
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6 years ago

For Those who dont want to extract files use magiciso or poweriso to mount them  
6 years ago


Thank you for your information!

6 years ago

I just tested mint4win-12.exe on Windows XP - It works.
Its also confirmed tested on Windows 7 (64 bit and 32 bit) and it's designed for Vista as well, so mint4win is compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP.
6 years ago

I would like to ask you one thing.
Is there the restriction of Windows Version?
Does it work on Win XP/Vista/7?, or works on Vista/7 but does not work on XP?

6 years ago

Mint4win-12.exe is the installer. Do you mean you ran the installer, it said "Copying Files" - but you don't know how to start Linux Mint????

At the end of the installer it prompts you to "Reboot Now" or "manually reboot Later" - Bottom line is - You HAVE to reboot - "The Launcher" is a boot menu option auto-added to your boot code under "Windows" it will say "Linux Mint". If mint4win
6 years ago

I followed your instructions. But now what do I do? I don't see a launcher.  
6 years ago

Superb decision. I wonder why it is not included in the DVD version. I really like this!!

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