Originally Posted by AMD_man
Linux can be tricky to use on certain hardware. You should try searching for your exact hardware online and see if anyone else ran into a similar problem.
How did you create the bootable USB? Is it for BIOS or UEFI? If you are using a GPT drive and trying to boot on BIOS that won't work.
We need more info to help you. Hardware, how you created the USB, if you can create it again, re-download the iso and create it again using Rufus.
Exactly what Mint version it is, etc. Try to give more info please.
I made this USB last year
I had an old PC in the basement. This past summer I secure erased the drive and installed Linux Mint 18.2.
I did use Rufus.
I had no issues installing off this USB onto that old drive.
Unless the USB stick just went bad sitting in the drawer for a few months. No crazy temps.
I have turned on the monitor manually. They do work.
Just is no detecting any signal. I have 4 monitors.
3 Acer 144mhz
1 POS old optiquest. .
I guess I will just try and start from scratch.
Hopefully soon I will get some time and check all the connections inside.
It almost sounds like something got disconnected. Thats my gut instinct.
With this USB that I currently have mint 18.2 on. Can I do a secure wipe erase with parted magic? This download rufus again and the latest mint and see of that works.