NEC L320 Laptop not installing Mint 5

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NEC L320 Laptop not installing Mint 5

Postby Dark Pingu on Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:02 am

Hi
I am having a problem installing Mint 5 onto my laptop. The Live CD boot ok but when I click install the CD spins and after about 5 mins a blank window appears but then nothing else happens except the CD continues to spin up, slow down, spin up, slow down continuously with the head moving about. This is the second CD I have tried with the same result. The laptop has a P3 933Mhz cpu, 512Mb Ram & 20Gb HDD. Would anyone have an idea what may be causing this problem.
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Re: NEC L320 Laptop not installing Mint 5

Postby miket on Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:03 am

Hi !

Dark Pingu wrote:Hi
I am having a problem installing Mint 5 onto my laptop. The Live CD boot ok but when I click install the CD spins and after about 5 mins a blank window appears but then nothing else happens except the CD continues to spin up, slow down, spin up, slow down continuously with the head moving about. This is the second CD I have tried with the same result. The laptop has a P3 933Mhz cpu, 512Mb Ram & 20Gb HDD. Would anyone have an idea what may be causing this problem.


Quite possibly not enough memory ... 512mb is very tight for Mint !
Can you upgrade the memory ???

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