Can't fully boot Felicia LiveCD

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Can't fully boot Felicia LiveCD

Postby Markix on Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:03 am

This http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2609 seems to be locked so posting here.

I am unable to boot the felicia livecd into X. It drops to the command prompt during boot.

The basic problem seems to be this when I tried startx:
(EE) VESA(0): No valid modes
(EE) Screens(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

I'll have another crack at it if anyone feels they can help guide me a bit. The Wiki page above under "Motherboard problems" is how many combinations to try? I had a go at compatibility mode, noapic, vga=787, but really, life is too short to blindly try every combo.

So instead I burnt Ubuntu's 9.04rc (release candidate). On booting it crashed, BUT, their boot menu includes an option to install directly (without booting from the livecd). I tried this and it installed flawlessly, including my graphics driver. I think Mint could really do with a direct install option or a text based installer.

A shame. I like Mint (used it on my last PC), but for my latest GT725-210UK laptop it seems broken. So Ubuntu it is for now...

Regards,

Mark
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Re: Can't fully boot Felicia LiveCD

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:36 pm

We have a different installer for the Fluxbox edition now - perhaps we will be able to adapt that to the other editions
Seems like a bad CD/DVD
Did you check the md5sum? (In Windows you need a third party program for that)
Did you burn as slow as possible?
Did you try Compatibility Mode?
You find it by pressing a key while the live CD/DVD counts down
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Re: Can't fully boot Felicia LiveCD

Postby RestlessSoul on Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:31 pm

I've got the same problem - The live CD will load up, but get stuck about halfway through the loading bar. Then it displays page after page of error messages.
What gives?


**********************************
Last run in with mint - 15 minutes ago.
Inserts CD
Cd runs.
Is awed by the shininess that is Linux Mint.
Load bar loads.
Stall point of doom approaches!
Computer stalls.
*frenzied swearing*
Twiddles thumbs.
GUI is replaced by a screen full of text. Various errors, mostly composed of numbers.
Command prompt at the bottom.
Types random commands after CTRL + ALT + DEL fails, including "kill" "exit" and "quit"
text on screen replaced by "kernel panic - attempted to kill init! not syncing bla bla technogobbledegook"
*hits power button on computer in disgust.*
*posts on other computer*


In compatibility mode, the error is
'run_program: exec of program ' /lib/udev/scsi_id' failed



udevd-event[5130]: 'run_program: exec of program ' /lib/udev/scsi_id' failed


What does this mean? I'm told that running into problems in the HAL portion of a live CD can mean hardware problems.
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Re: Can't fully boot Felicia LiveCD

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:25 am

/lib/udev/scsi_id' failed

This tells me that there is a problem with a SATA disk or controller (unless you have scsi)
Will have to check a bit more and come back to you
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Re: Can't fully boot Felicia LiveCD

Postby Husse on Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:55 am

@ Markix
Did you try compatibility mode as suggested in my first post above (as well as the rest)
@ RestlessSoul
Did you follow the advice in said first post?
Because fail on scsi-id seems very much a bad CD to me (or faulty hardware)
We may have an alternate installer already in Gloria
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