Installing Mint 14; installer crash [SOLVED]

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Installing Mint 14; installer crash [SOLVED]

Postby zaphyr on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:42 pm

Hi,

I was going to do a clean update from Mint 13 to Mint 14.
I downloaded the 64bit ISO and created a bootable USB key using ImageWriter. It boots just fine and everything is working.
I start the installer and choose to install / on sda with formatting, and /home on sdb with no formatting. After a minute or so the installer crashes at "removing conflicting operating system files"
I try again, with only the sda disk installed in my computer, doing a standard install where I let the installer do everything automagically..unfortunately it still crashes.
I can see there's a bug report for this ( #946663) but it seems unresolved...or it says "fix released" but I have no idea how to apply the fix... :-(

As of now I have no OS on my computer, the installer formatted the disk before it crashed.

Please, I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out here...

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Last edited by zaphyr on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Installing Mint 14; installer crash

Postby zaphyr on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:34 am

After hours of troubleshooting, I realized that my problem was slightly different from the one in the bug report. My installer crashes, while the ones in the bug report locks up. This made me think my problem could be unique, and something in my setup was causing it. The solution was too simple really...I installed an older LUbuntu version I had laying around, downloaded the LM 14 ISO again and made another USB boot key on a different key...and guess what!? It works! It was the USB key all along! Sometimes it's the simple solution that works :-)

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