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unable to load debian xfce

Postby biffer on Fri May 18, 2012 8:50 pm


I've downloaded the above, burnt the dvd, and checked that the data is okay. It is.

However, when I try to open the distro, things just jam up. The first choice, start debian, stops at
"waiting for /dev to be fully populated [24.010121] SP5100 TCO timer. mmio address 0xGfe00 already in use."

The second choice, compatability version, stalls at
"05MHz voltage P00mv available graphics 2030062 kiB
27.0466741 512MiB GART (aperture)"

There's a lot more in the same vein, none of which is understandable by me. Could somebody help here, please/
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Re: unable to load debian xfce

Postby monkeyboy on Mon May 21, 2012 1:52 pm

Details! Details! Details!

Include the version and architecture (32-bit, 64-bit) of Linux Mint.
List any relevant hardware or software specifications. 'inxi' is a useful terminal command for listing hardware, use inxi -h for a full listing of identification. To provide a full output of your hardware, type the following in terminal -> inxi -Fc 0
List what Display Environment you are using if relevant (GNOME, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, etc).
If you have output errors, list them in their entirety.

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Re: unable to load debian xfce

Postby biffer on Mon May 21, 2012 6:36 pm

I should of course posted all my computer details first thing. Trouble is it's a new computer and I'm not sure what I've got yet. And, in addition, when I tried both terminal commands you suggested neither of them worked. I got 'no such command' or similar.

Now I don't really feel up to delving into anything deep at the moment. So I'll forget about Debian Mint and just carry on as normal until I feel prepared for a proper session.

Thanks very much for answering my original post, Monkeyboy. Hope you're around when I come back.

best wishes,
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Re: unable to load debian xfce

Postby jjaythomas on Wed May 23, 2012 8:14 pm

If still wondering or looking...

I found a Window box with one of those (secret) partitions (for back-ups) aren't alway compatible to run a linux.
Also SSD drive (mainly hybrid ones) don't like some distros. Had to install one distro 1st to clean instal another (a GPARTED HD wipe didnt work either).

So if have a spare HD lying aroud may want to swap Hard Drive to see if LMint runs on hardware. :wink:


P.S. Ihave a hybrid SSD that Swift Linux (distro) won't insall (or do anything after live boot :x ) BUTonce I install LMint (proper :wink: ) I can clean install Swift Linux (even change partitions during install). :shock:
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