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Mint 5 Installation Problem

Postby desmodromics on Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:16 am

I tried to install Mint 5 on my computer but somehow it kept crashing at circa 95-98% or so of file transfer process. Everytime installation process reached that far, the screen went blank, HDD and DVD-ROM drive were blinking for a few moment and then stopped without giving any information/alerts whatsoever. I've tried running the live CD with both normal and compatibility mode and ran the installation from there, but there seems to be no difference (i.e. file transfer stopped at around 94-98%). Could someone please give me some clue on what I should do?

For your information, I also encountered exactly the same problem with installing Hardy Heron. Below is my machine's specs:

- AMD Sempron 3000+ (running at stock speed)
- Biostar NF-61S Micro754 (nVidia 6100 chipset with IGP)
- 512 MB DDR400 (PC3200) RAM
- 2 Hard drives:
1x 160GB ATA133 (Seagate) on Primary Master
1x 250GB SATA-I (Western Digital) on Secondary Master
- On board LAN connects to an unknown brand ADSL modem

If you need additional information, please tell me.
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Re: Mint 5 Installation Problem

Postby Husse on Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:43 am

file transfer stopped at around 94-98%

You mean the progress in install I suppose
I have a feeling I know what happened
Do you have a complicated partition structure - that is lots of partitions?
Did you use guided partitioning?
If yes on both questions install failed when it was to install grub - this is a nasty and well known (at least for us) bug in Ubiquity (the installer)
If you boot the live CD and use Gparted to create partitions before you install and then manual partitioning so you can install in the partitions you created I think it will work (you select mount point by "Edit" for the partition - a minimum of root / and swap)
Mint installs nicely in a logical partition
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Re: Mint 5 Installation Problem

Postby desmodromics on Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:22 pm

yes, i have a lot partitions. bout 5 NTFS partitions and 1ext3 and 1 swap.

but i did not use a guided partioning, custom partiotion. i'm creating the partition from Linux Mint CD when i'm install Linux Mint. in unallocated drive on my primary slave drive.


actually, i have a same problem when im tryn to install Ubuntu and Kubuntu. because i didnt install them normally so i dont know the effects. im installing Ubuntu using WUBI. when im trying to connect to the internet, after connection established, a couple minutes then they got blank (hanging).
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* my monitor photo, i captured it using my mobile phones. same thing happen to my linux mint.

i have another question, did linux mint having some problem when running on AMD processors?

thank you very much for answering my questions.




best regards


desmodromics


NB : im a newbie on linux OS.
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Re: Mint 5 Installation Problem

Postby Husse on Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:24 pm

No problem with AMD - I have two desktops running Athlon 3700+
At what stage is that photo taken and what is it that's repeated?
I don't think this is after the failed installation or is it?
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Re: Mint 5 Installation Problem

Postby desmodromics on Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:29 pm

Husse wrote:No problem with AMD - I have two desktops running Athlon 3700+
At what stage is that photo taken and what is it that's repeated?
I don't think this is after the failed installation or is it?



actually that photo was my ubuntu (installed using WUBI), but same thing happen to my Linux Mint. :?
in my linux mint case, that hapen when i fail installing (approx. 98% intall progress, like i said on previous post) Linux Mint.
it makes my PC hanging. then i try to restart my PC. i was supprised that i can loggin to Linux Mint whereas i didnt finish installing Linux Mint.
and a couple minutes after i loggin that thing happen. i dont know why.
and i already reainstalled Linux Mint 3 times. :(
but still that thing happen.
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Re: Mint 5 Installation Problem

Postby Husse on Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:02 pm

i was supprised that i can loggin to Linux Mint whereas i didnt finish installing Linux Mint.

Maybe not that strange, at 98% all that's left is to install grub so if you look in /boot you will not find a grub folder
Do you mean that you get something (please tell us what) repeated over and over again on the screen.
The entire screen?
Can you use mouse/keyboard?
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Re: Mint 5 Installation Problem

Postby desmodromics on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:10 pm

Husse wrote:
i was supprised that i can loggin to Linux Mint whereas i didnt finish installing Linux Mint.



Do you mean that you get something (please tell us what) repeated over and over again on the screen.
The entire screen?

sir.. yes sir....
repeated over and over on the screen and my harddrives LED on CPU turn off.

Can you use mouse/keyboard?


i dont know, because im currently using A4tech wireless keyboard, they didt have LED lite on the keyboard, so cannot tell you if works or not. but i think i they didnt work.
only one button that works properly!! the restart button on hardware case. :lol:

*just jokin mate. coz i know you were buzy lately. :D
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Re: Mint 5 Installation Problem

Postby Husse on Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:24 am

hmm - I'm loosing it slightly :)
It can still be a bad CD even if you come this far
Did you check the md5sum and burned as slow as possible?
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