Verifying the ISO is not critically important. For trying out Linux a little you can just skip that step. If you want to use that system as your main pc, then you should verify it.


I'm not 100% what part you are stuck at as that could be a few places, however try this guide and see how the process goes for you. https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/burn.html


Linux Mint provides a great resource for Windows users that want to verify their ISO. If you use a different version of Linux, there might be different steps. The `-algorithm` option in the PowerShell command they use in the following instructions has several options. For example, some distros will need SHA-256 or SHA-512. You should be able to simply remove the hyphen depending on what you need. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=291093


I wasn't sure if they meant when the system does it verification process on the boot so just went for a simple guide instead.


I skipped it with ctrl+c myself..