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Mint 6 laptop install freezes

Postby lexon on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:59 pm

I am trying to install Mint 6 on a laptop currently running Linspire 5.1.427. The install freezes at one point every time. I have to remove the battery to power down the PC. Tried a few times but no joy. The DVD seems to stop. No indication of DVD turning or reading.
Freeze point.

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Laptop specs.
* AMD Mobile Sempron 2800 (black chassis)
* 15" XGA 1024x768 Display
* 1256MB DDR400 RAM DDR400 PC3200 DDR 200-pin SODIMM
* VIA K8N800 Chipset and Onboard VGA (AGP 8X, 3D Capable)
* CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
* 40GB Hard Drive
* 4 x USB 2.0
* Integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, 56k v.92 modem
* Linspire O/S + DVD Player
* Mini-PCI Wireless 802.11G
* Weight 7 lbs

Thanks.

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Re: Mint 6 laptop install freezes

Postby rivenought on Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:26 pm

Lexon,

Have you tried using "compatibility mode" yet? When the live CD is booting, press any key. In the pop-up menu, choose "compatibility mode," and everything should load up from that point. If you notice my hardware specs in the signature, you will see similarities to what you have.

On a side note, when booting the 64-bit live CD, I do not have any problems. It is only with the 32-bit Live CD that I must use "compatibility mode." Maybe this will help you get up and running. Good luck.
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Re: Mint 6 laptop install freezes Solved

Postby lexon on Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:52 pm

That worked fine, thank you.

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