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Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby Wisco on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:55 pm

hi,

Trying to run linux mint 14 off of a usb drive it won't boot. I can boot it from a CD but it takes an average of 3 to 5 minutes to boot. I know the usb works because i have used it on diferent computers.

Heres a pic of what it looks like: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1894513

I've tried 3 diferent linux's.. so i'm thinking its something with the computer

thanks for the help
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby catweazel on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:57 pm

Have you tried reading the manual for your BIOS to determine how to boot from auxiliary devices?
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby Wisco on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:59 pm

Well it says usb flash memory and i select tht.. I guess it would'nt hurt to try and give it first boot priority in the bios and see if that has any effect
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby Dngrsone on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:38 pm

Have you tried a different USB port? I know I have a single port on my laptop that won't boot from USB drive because that port is paired witht eh internal port for my BT module.

Booting off on of the two ports on the other side of the laptop works fine.
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby Wisco on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:02 am

just tried a diferent one.... still didnt work. I will try a diferent computer tomorrow and see what happens. The computer i'll ttry has booted other linuxs fine. Is there anything else that could be the problem
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby catweazel on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:18 am

Wisco wrote:Is there anything else that could be the problem

Yes, there is. How exactly are you creating the image on the usb pendrive?
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby Wisco on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:42 pm

i have tried unetbootin and also universal usb installer
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby Dahq'tur Revelator on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:25 pm

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?
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby Dahq'tur Revelator on Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:24 pm

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.
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Re: Linux mint 14 cinamon usb boot problems

Postby Wisco on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:30 pm

Well i have found a solution but it does'nt really make any sense. With a diferent usb flashdrive its boots up fine on my computer at home. But the other one i was using that was giving me problems also booted up fine on another computer but not mine.... But now it does'nt really matter, thanks for all the help
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