bobafetthotmail wrote:Did you check the Md5 hash with the Md5 in the download page to make sure that the file has been downloaded correctly? File corruption can happen.
Did you check the hard drive health with the Disks utility in the XFCE live-cd? (it has a button with a gear in the top right corner, from there select SMART stats or somesuch and look at the table if there is something warning you).
Well, spent a few minutes trying to check out your suggestions . . . computer is running fine in OSX, rebooted into the MATE 64 LiveDVD this morning, and tried to run the "Integrity check" from the boot menu . . . and it spun the drive for a bit and then just stopped, no results, the screen froze with the green letters LM symbol and white line across the top. I shut it down and rebooted and it gets to the GUI desktop . . . was able to re-set the time . . . then I tried to find the checksum file . . . in the folder/direcotry "cdrom" is a file "MD5SUMS" . . . I opened it and it suggested that I could "manually" run "md5sum -c MD5SUMS" . . . which I assume would be in the Terminal?? Terminal showed "md5sum: MD5SUMS no such file or directory" . . . although clearly I had opened such a file.
I then read through the long list of checksum numbers in the file . . . and none of them matched the listed number on the LM download page for the MATE 64 items . . . I can't remember if I used Torrents for the MATE .iso, I don't think I did, but I did use it for the XFCE LiveDVD. I haven't checked the XFCE DVD yet . . . as I was aiming for the MATE install.
So, I was thinking that there might be an issue with the CD/DVD drive, but it manages to get the DVD booted up and I'm typing this post while booted in the LiveDVD . . . launched the Terminal, looked through that MD5SUMS file . . . so, parts of it are working, but the installer seems to have failed a number of times . . . . Would that possibly mean that that part of the download is corrupted? But, that seems to have happened on both the MATE & XFCE DVDs . . . ??? Or CD/DVD drive is intermittently failing and reviving? Weird is all I can say; haven't had these particular kinds of problems in my several installs of LM, once it got to the burned DVD and booted up, it ran fine . . . now, problems burning the .iso in OSX, and problems completing an install . . . LiveDVD boots up and runs OK, but can't install it . . . .
PS: Would it make any difference if I tried, or what would be the Terminal command to start the installer while booted in the LiveDVD? Would that open the graphical installer or would that just give me a CLI installation? It's a little critical as I have 3 partitions and I'd have to erase the failed installation from the last time to select "Install next to" and let the installer set up the partitions and Grub stuff . . . .
PPS: Later that same day . . . as posted above, neither of the LM16 md5sum numbers checked out as being the same as listed on the downloads page. I've had problems over the years with getting the downloads to work, meaning breaking while being downloaded, but this was two different LM16 files, downloaded several weeks apart, using different methods of downloading, but, seemingly if the numbers don't match it means they are corrupt. Since I also tried to revert back to LM13, which only a month ago or less was freshly installed, I couldn't figure out what they trouble was, possibly that md5sum number was wrong as well, but the installer worked? So, at this point I checked the original .iso md5sum number on the LM15 MATE system that I had installed back in June when I only had two partitions, and that number was correct--I then ran the installer and it went fine, just finished the updating on it. So, now I'll try to either do another download of 16 and this time check the md5sum number ****before**** burning it . . . and I'll try to see if the number is matching, will that show up in OSX DU, or, only in LM Brasero??? At least for now, it appears that the CD/DVD drive is OK, and LM is back to 15 . . . with I'm sure the old jumping cursor issue, etc.
MacBookPro5,4 2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo 4GB Ram LM16 MATE 64-bit w/ non-humorous Floating Targets!!!