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Can't install mint4wn

Postby brownt4t5 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:38 am

I am trying to install on windows vista and the install runs fine but it hangs and I get the following error

The download was interrupted with the error: The requested URL returned error: 404

It trys 9 times before it times out
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby Husse on Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:07 am

Hmm - I've only seen this in an unreleased version....
The live cd is to be in the bay the whole time - it may be that
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby brownt4t5 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:16 am

i downloaded the ISO and used that. I did it running it from the CD in the bay the whole time.
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:21 am

It should not download anything
I'll ask merlwiz79 about this - he is the guy behind mit4win
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:21 pm

Which edition?
The main, x64 or XFCE CE RC?
If the cd is in the bay use lmmenu.exe.
It shouldn't need to download anything if the cd is in the cdrom dirve.
If the files on the cd are corrupt then it'll try to download the iso.
If it's the XFCE CE RC then it's not setup on our servers for it to download.
That's only for the Final.
There is a log in the temp dir.
Example: C:\Users\merlwiz79\AppData\Local\Temp
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby jamilbakir on Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:37 pm

hey. im new to all of this linux stuff and i downloaded linux mint to try it but i got the same error. 404 url not found. it sucks because i nearly finished my internet download quota then it doesnt work. i tried the lmmenu and the file said "invalid". plz help us.
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:59 pm

Which edition?
The RCs aren't setup to download anything.
The mint4win checks the md5sum of the files on the iso, maybe it's a bad burn.
Launch min4win and it should detect that it's in the cdrom drive and create a iso from it.
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby LouisCash on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:02 pm

I'm also getting the 404 error message when using mint4win, the program runs fine until it gets to the bit to download certain files it says it will try and download it up to 9 times then fails. I am using vista home premium, if anyone has a solution to how I can resolve this it will be very much appreciated.
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:36 pm

LouisCash wrote:I'm also getting the 404 error message when using mint4win, the program runs fine until it gets to the bit to download certain files it says it will try and download it up to 9 times then fails. I am using vista home premium, if anyone has a solution to how I can resolve this it will be very much appreciated.

Which edition are you using?
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby linuxfan on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:34 pm

Yes, I have the same problem trying to use the wubi installation.
The installer has finished the checksum verification and then tries
the multiple download attempts exactly as described by others.
Have you discovered what is causing this yet? Perhaps one of the mirrors
has a corrupted file?
When I tried the "live" mode everything seemed to work fine which is why
I then proceeded to the installation.
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby linuxfan on Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:56 pm

Well, there is evidently a problem with the wubi "min4win" here - I had previously got the 6Xfce version
directly from the link on Distrowatch which takes one to a site in the USA. The second time I fetched
the "Main" version from a site in Europe. This time the installer did not stall trying 9 times to connect
to a server, but started straight away re-dowloading the whole installation package.
Having already been through this twice and carefully burned two disks I am not anxious to have to do
this all over again! Please could somebody find the answer to this and hopefully provide a fix.
I am only attempting to install it this way to see how well it works and because I am tired of dual-boot.

many thanks,

Mike.
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:27 pm

Does your pc have a 64 bit cpu and you want to install the 32bit distro?
If it is copy the mint4win.exe to the same folder as the iso and run from cmd mint4win.exe --32bit
Well if the md5sum doesn't isn't correct then it downloads the iso.
You could copy the mint4win.exe to the same folder as the iso.
Then launch it.
It'll then download the file needed to check the iso info.
You should have only 1 download error.
It tries to download a file not needed to check the iso.
After the download fails it then decides it wasn't needed.

If it still doesn't work it could be that the iso is corrupt.
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby Fred on Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:34 pm

merlwiz79,

Is it possible that one of the early RC versions got out somehow and is getting distributed without your knowledge?

Just an idea.

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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:02 pm

Fred wrote:merlwiz79,

Is it possible that one of the early RC versions got out somehow and is getting distributed without your knowledge?

Just an idea.

Fred

I didn't think of that. :o
I believe the KDE CE did, not sure about the Fluxbox CE.
If it's an RC and the live cd has the incorrect md5sum then it can't download the iso.
None of the RCs are made to download the iso's.
All RCs have tested the mint4win install before releasing as an RC.
I have installed all RCs through mint4win with no problems, as did exploder, the developer of the CE and clem.
All RCs can only have mint4win create the iso from the Live cd from the cdrom drive.
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby MatchStickMen on Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:15 am

I used this video to install Linux Mint inside Vista, works great:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaJ6Pv0VU24
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Re: Can't install mint4wn

Postby Fred on Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:29 pm

merlwiz79,

It was just a wild guess on my part. I can't be much help since I have never even tried to do an install like that. Seen more than a few messes that were made with Wubi though. :-)

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