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LM 16 Installer Crashes

Postby Aminel on Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:59 pm

I'm having trouble installing Linux Mint 16. It will only install in Compatibility Mode (though it seems to otherwise run fine in the other) and I get dconf permission errors (viewtopic.php?f=47&t=109609) if I don't remove the ubiquity slideshow. It crashes creating the user if I try to encrypt my home folder. Are these bugs? I mean it installs, but I wonder what could have gone wrong under the hood.

I tried multiple times, using the same partition I always have, wiping it after each failed attempt (with gparted.) It's an SSD, barely a year old, I've setup Windows and previous linux installs to minimize writes and enable TRIM and all that.

It's been a few days now, other than a few lockups (while the sound kept playing), I think it's running okay. But I still would like to do it over again and have it not just baaaarely install (and encrypt it too.)

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HardInfo Summary

-Computer-
Processor      : 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Memory      : 8120MB (504MB used)
Operating System      : Linux Mint 16 Petra
User Name      : mint (Live session user)
Date/Time      : Sat 07 Dec 2013
-Display-
Resolution      : 1920x1200 pixels
OpenGL Renderer      : Gallium 0.4 on NVE4
X11 Vendor      : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter      : HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH
Audio Adapter      : HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
-Input Devices-
 Power Button
 Power Button
 HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone
 HDA Intel PCH Line Out Side
 HDA Intel PCH Line Out CLFE
 HDA Intel PCH Line Out Surround
 HDA Intel PCH Line Out Front
 HDA Intel PCH Line
 HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic
 HDA Intel PCH Front Mic
 HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm      : 9=
 HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm      : 8=
 HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm      : 7=
 HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm      : 3=
 Eee PC WMI hotkeys
-SCSI Disks-
ATA M4-CT128M4SSD1
ATA WDC WD1001FALS-0
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50

Operating System
-Version-
Kernel      : Linux 3.11.0-12-generic (x86_64)
Compiled      : #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC 2013
C Library      : Unknown
Default C Compiler      : GNU C Compiler version 4.8.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.8.1-10ubuntu8)
Distribution      : Linux Mint 16 Petra
-Current Session-
Computer Name      : mint
User Name      : mint (Live session user)
Home Directory      : /home/mint
Desktop Environment      : GNOME (default.desktop)
-Misc-
Uptime      : 5 minutes
Load Average      : 0.83, 1.07, 0.57

-Display-
Resolution      : 1920x1200 pixels
Vendor      : The X.Org Foundation
Version      : 1.14.3

-PCI Devices-
Host bridge      : Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
PCI bridge      : Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
USB controller      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Communication controller      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
Ethernet controller      : Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
USB controller      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Audio device      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
PCI bridge      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge      : Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c4) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
PCI bridge      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 8 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
USB controller      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
ISA bridge      : Intel Corporation Z77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
SATA controller      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
SMBus      : Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
VGA compatible controller      : NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 670] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Audio device      : NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
SATA controller      : ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
PCI bridge      : ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1083/1085 PCIe to PCI Bridge (rev 03) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
USB controller      : ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Last edited by Aminel on Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:27 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: LM 16 Installer Crashes

Postby frank_claessen on Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:14 pm

Could you boot from a live dvd/cd/usb stick ... install hardinfo and generate a report that can be copied here?

Would like to see more about your hardware
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Re: LM 16 Installer Crashes

Postby Aminel on Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:18 pm

frank_claessen wrote:Would like to see more about your hardware


Sure. Updated the post.
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Re: LM 16 Installer Crashes

Postby frank_claessen on Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:23 am

The problem you describe I found back with a previous version of Mint:

viewtopic.php?t=119215&f=46

Haven't heard though that this happens with Petra too.

Your hardware info is not elaborate enough. Especially your video card I would like to know.

Are you running on nVidia?
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Re: LM 16 Installer Crashes

Postby Aminel on Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:43 am

Yeah, a GTX 670. It's there, just buried in the PCI devices list, sorry about that.
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Re: LM 16 Installer Crashes

Postby frank_claessen on Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:04 pm

Found yet another (older) topic on LM - Compatibility mode install ...

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=139985

You might try the suggestions from that post ...
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