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Linux mint won't boot from CD

Postby saskatoon1961 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:08 am

Hi,
I have downloaded, verified and burned a CD with Linux Mint version 5. I have tested the CD on one computer and Linux runs fine. I am now trying to install this on a slightly older computer (MSI RC410M with a 2.66GHz P4 w/ on-board ATI Radeon Express video). When I use normal boot I get:

"Loading /casper/vmlinuz .......
Loading /casper/initrd.gz .......
Ready"
Then nothing

When I boot in compatibility mode, it recognizes the CPU, it allocates memory, the last line I get is:
"27.194852 SLUB:Genslabs=11, HWalign=64,Order=0-1, MinObjects=4, CPUS=1Nodes=1"
Then nothing

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
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Re: Linux mint won't boot from CD

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:19 am

Which version of Mint and how much memory does this older computer have?
To run the live CD you are recommended to have some 300+ MB - but running the installed version takes much less memory
The fluxbox version is least memory hungry
One solution is to use Knoppix or some such to make a swap partition - it will be used by the live CD
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Re: Linux mint won't boot from CD

Postby saskatoon1961 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:28 pm

The computer has 1.5G ram and i am trying to install ver 5.
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Re: Linux mint won't boot from CD

Postby Husse on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:47 am

There's a warning in red on MSI's page for that mobo
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_sp ... l=RC410M-L
Maybe you should try another timing on the memory
Apart from that I can't for sure tell you what's wrong
The troubleshooter gives you a few options
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... d_problems
I think the option to start with would be irqpoll
Sorry that it does not work....
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Re: Linux mint won't boot from CD

Postby Juanete on Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:54 pm

Same here, stucked on "Ready." with Elyssa. Nothing works (not even REISUB). Same with Safe mode.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520
Core 2 Duo
2gb RAM
nvidia 8400

I have ubuntu 8.04 instaled an running since May (instaled from livecd).
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