"Disc image can't be opened--no mountable file system."
That sounds like it's may be
the fault of Apple dropping SMB & NTFS support in later OSX versions…viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6791&p=83673&hilit=ntfs#p83673
Thanks for the reply buddy, but looks like you are staying up a bit late . . . a man's gotta have sleep to keep going in life. Anyway, appreciate the thoughts . . . on the "apple dropping SMB & NTFS support" idea . . . would that be retro-actively reaching across to my 10.6.8 partition? I was thinking that they had dropped something in 10.8.5, which I just got around to right before they released Mavericks (timing is everything) . . . so the failure of what had worked before wasn't a total surprise. But, in falling back to 10.6.8 which I like for its rock solid stability and finding the same "new" issue . . . I became perplexed. Posted a questrion on the LM forum about it, got a number of views, but as usual no replies . . . if there is some problem with how they are formatting the .iso's I doubt if they would cop to it.
But, in terms of the SMB & NFTS . . . I'm not totally sure what that is, if SMB is "samba" I don't know about or use it; but if NFTS is part of OSX DU's ability to format to FAT32?? that seemed to be still do-able in 10.8. I wouldn't have enough CLI chops to follow MBs instructions to get MacFuse?? or follow what he did. I don't have any other apps than DU installed in both 10.6 & 10.8 partitions . . . .
Also, thanks for the link to 32 bit Cinn . . . my unit can run 64 bit, but I'm not bothering with Cinn any more . . . a better name for it should be "Siddamon" . . . it promises a lot, but it's just not too stable--I was checking out the MATE edition, before the 16 version of XFCE comes out. For LM 15 I wound up with XFCE edition; this time I went back to LM13 MATE, only because it has the Floating Feet screensaver that I also posted here about awhile back--it's just hilarious watching those GNOME feet . . . what can I say.
If I do get this .iso burned I may update to 16, or more likely I'll wait until 17 LTS comes out. In terms of what I downloaded I used a couple of mirrors from their site; the last one from the link I'll include, "Secondary mirrors" in USA using "PSGNet" . . . that mirror worked for me before, whereas others did not. I mostly don't check the Checksum5??? . . . haven't had to for the previous many times I've done it, if it doesn't mount I trash it and go on, but this time I wound up trashing it 3 times, maybe a fourth.http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=146
Thanks for your thoughts, and for just being there, much appreciated,
[Edit: The other approach I haven't learned how to do is to try the Torrents dealie, since most of the time I'm in OSX and we don't have Torrents (as standard fare) . . . I don't have any experience using that; but LM seems to encourage that, may get around to experimenting with it in the coming weeks.]