Linux Mint 5.0 Boot Gnome HELP!!

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Linux Mint 5.0 Boot Gnome HELP!!

Postby cl0ud_nyn3 on Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:14 pm

I've installed Mint 5.0 R1 on my standard IDE ATA drive, and I'm having problems getting it to boot properly, it will get to the loading screen, and the bar will move back and forth for about 3 or 4 minutes and then it sends me to a screen that says
Busybox1.3.3 <--- blah blah blah

(initramfs) "Please type "help" for a list of commands"

and then I can enter commands, its like x server isn't on, but I haven't even been asked to login or anything, so I don't know =/

I do get errors running the live disk, like I can't partition in EXT3 and It took me like 3 times to get ext2 to work with mint, this isn't my hardware because I was running 4 fine and Mandriva PWP 2008 perfectly so I dunno, I love mint and just want to get this working.

any advice is very much appreciated =)

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Re: Linux Mint 5.0 Boot Gnome HELP!!

Postby Husse on Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:27 am

Describe your hardware please
Run lspci and post the result
And perhaps as important describe how your disk is partitioned and if you have more than one disk
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Re: Linux Mint 5.0 Boot Gnome HELP!!

Postby clem on Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:02 pm

Check the MD5 of the ISO, make sure you burnt at low speed... and after all that, if it still doesn't work then you probably need some boot options. I've got the same problem on my desktop machine and the trick for me is to add "irqpoll" at the end of the boot command (at boot time, modify the options and add "irqpoll" after " -- "). But again, that's working for my hardware, it could be different for yours.

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