[Help] Linux Mint installs fine but hangs on initial boot.

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[Help] Linux Mint installs fine but hangs on initial boot.

Postby drtaru on Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:54 pm

Linux mint boots to the LiveCD fine, installs fine, but upon rebooting to enter the newly installed system I receive this. (splash turned off in the boot options)

It just sits on this screen for a long time, then i get dumped into what I believe is the initrd shell or something of the like (I forgot to screenshot that)

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Re: [Help] Linux Mint installs fine but hangs on initial boot.

Postby Alpha-Geek on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:17 pm

Yeah. Welcome to my world. :? viewtopic.php?f=46&t=17640
Judging by the lack of response, there doesn't seem to be any fix for this. I believe it's hardware/installer related as the same disk will install & boot up properly on other computers. I'll just have to wait until Mint 6 is released & give it a try on this box.
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Re: [Help] Linux Mint installs fine but hangs on initial boot.

Postby jhouse59 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:42 pm

Do you have a SATA hard drive installed on your computer? I was having a problem similar to yours http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=15130. If you do here is how I fixed mine http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/If_your_installed_Mint_cannot_boot.
Hope this helps.
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Re: [Help] Linux Mint installs fine but hangs on initial boot.

Postby drtaru on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:20 am

Thanks! Switching the Grub menu to use the UUID instead of /dev/sdb1 worked flawlessly! :P
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