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Postby kris69 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:06 pm

Hi everyone,

i really like Mint from what i could see using it as a live cd, i've been trying to move to Linux for a few years but unfortunately, i always encountered problems of one sort of another.. Mint though seems to be working fine, except ...

last night i decided to install, so i defragmented the drive, created a 20gb ext3 partition, a 1gb swap partition (with partition magic in xp) and went on to install.

I choose manual install because the installer gives me only the option to install on drive sdd (if i can remember correctly)which is the first of my 2 sata drives. Mint must be seeing the sata drives before the ide ones, i guess.
Only i want to install on sda, because that's where i have xp installed, so i chose manual install, selected the partition sda5 which is the one that coincided with the one i created, chose use as ext3 and mount point to /, chose the swap partition i created and installed.

After reboot, i got the message that the partition sda5 didn't existed...

So i went on and reinstalled, this time after reboot i got the message Grub error 17, and again after reistalling for the third time..

Could someone tell me what i did wrong, because i thought i followed the right procedure, but obviously there's something i must have missed, any help would be really appreciated :wink:

cheers,

kris
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Re: problems after install

Postby distoaddict on Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:43 pm

for hardware problems you could consider mint4win installed on and co-existing with windows if all else fails.
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Re: problems after install

Postby Decemberdoom on Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:22 pm

Grub Error 17 huh?

You may want to take a look here: http://www.iknowkungfoo.com/blog/index. ... b-error-17

In this guys situation, he had an external USB HD that caused his computer to see things differently, try to load up a live-CD and see how Linux views your partitions. You then might want to edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file to correspond with that.

Otherwise, you could try disabling all other hard-drives other than the one Linux is on, see if it works. If it does, use the HD's jumper settings to master, then change the other two HD's settings to slave.
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Re: problems after install

Postby kris69 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:11 pm

thanx very much for the replies..

@Decemberdoom: that could be very likely teh problem, considering i have two sata and two external hd..
The drive is already master since is the one where the operating systems are installed, but if i disconnect all drives, install and then re-connect them and log on, won't there be any trouble with Mint recognizing them?

@distoaddict: I just tried to do that and guess what, after installation the loader can't find the root partition and stops before loading Mint! Strange thing is, i tried Mint 6 kde rc and it was fine (with mint4win), i would have loved to keep it but there were issues with the sound, it was clipping a lot, whereas it was fine with Mint main... :? I'm downloading another copy of Main just to see if it may have been a faulty disc..

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Re: problems after install

Postby kris69 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:41 pm

I disconnected the usb drives, installed Mint with mint4win, rebooted, finished installation and at reboot got black screen that said dev/sdd1 doesn't exist dropping shell! it only happens with mint main, it worked fine with the kde edition... anyone knows what could be the problem with the sound clipping in kde?? it may be easier to troubleshoot than this.. :mrgreen:
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Re: problems after install

Postby distoaddict on Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:36 pm

i think you're right.i'd rather have sound clipping than a black screen any day
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Re: problems after install

Postby newW2 on Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:48 am

kris69, this looks like a device naming issue. It's hard to tell without seeing how your partitions are listed in /etc/fstab, and how grub is pointing to these partitions. Take a look at this how-to on our wiki: http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... annot_boot

also: http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p15.htm#17

// edit // and here's some reading on sound issues reported in intrepid that may help (there is mention of a kde 4.2 solution in a link
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=997506
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Re: problems after install

Postby kris69 on Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:21 am

newW2 wrote:kris69, this looks like a device naming issue. It's hard to tell without seeing how your partitions are listed in /etc/fstab, and how grub is pointing to these partitions. Take a look at this how-to on our wiki: http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... annot_boot

also: http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p15.htm#17

// edit // and here's some reading on sound issues reported in intrepid that may help (there is mention of a kde 4.2 solution in a link
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=997506


thank you very much for your reply, i'll give it a try today! :wink:

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