Dahq'tur Revelator wrote:
Hi, I'm also a noob at this and I've just had the same issue. I followed the instructions at http://www.muktware.com/1284/install-li ... linux-mint
for creating my bootable USB, and its been working fine for about three days.
Today, I shut it down normally, pulled the usb and stowed the laptop, and went to another location. Now as I try to boot it up again, the laptop freezes on the opening screen until I pull the linuxMint14 usb out, then it moves. As long as that usb drive is in a slot, the computer won't budge anymore. confused?
I'm using a HP-G62 laptop. I can still access the info on the usb using the liveUSB on another stick, so what is the 'grub' trick mentioned above?
Update: I did a re-install from the liveUSB without formatting the drive and using the same user:pass and computer name I used originally. The install hung up for about 3 hours towards the end, but I was forced to shut down.
When rebooting, the opsys booted from the usb and loaded as it did before, and all the data (email/browser settings) all seemed to be intact. Rebooting the 2nd time wasn't as successful as it repeated the same behavior of freezing the machine.
This time, I pulled the usb and ran the system repair on the computer. It ran its diagnostics and eventually returned a "could not find/repair the problems" and rebooted. I quickly plugged the linuxmint14 usb into the slot and it booted back up again. hmmmm. Inconsistant is not much better than not working at all, most of the time, its worse.
Now the interruption on the install is becoming apparent because the system updater now returns this message:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
So far so good. Now comes the reboot to findout if its going to stick.