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No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby Hellishcross on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:56 am

Hi,
I am currently running Mint 6 on my Dell Inspiron 2650 with no problems.

It has the following specs:

Pentium IV M 1.80GHz
375 MB Ram
20GB HD

I've tried the CLI upgrade to Mint 7 and it hangs when downloading certain packages from the Ubuntu archives. I tried the GUI upgrade with the same results. I've even tried doing a fresh install from the live CD (MD5 sum verified). It says loading caspervmlinuz........ then it says READY_ and hangs there. (Won't boot into the live CD.)

Should I just chalk it up to not enough RAM and try to get 512 MB?

Any suggestions?
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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby newW2 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:02 am

That may be what you need - more RAM. I assume that the statement was made based on teh releasse notes:
System requirements:

A minimum of 512MB of RAM is recommended. Once installed the system works fine with as low as 256MB RAM. The installation process deals with 2.5GB of data compressed on a 700MB CD and it can hang or fail on systems with less than 512MB RAM. If you have between 256MB and 512MB RAM you may have to try to install several times.
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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby emorrp1 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:18 am

The repos are down at the moment, you can when they're back up at http://packages.linuxmint.com
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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby Hellishcross on Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:40 pm

newW2 wrote:That may be what you need - more RAM. I assume that the statement was made based on teh releasse notes:
System requirements:

A minimum of 512MB of RAM is recommended. Once installed the system works fine with as low as 256MB RAM. The installation process deals with 2.5GB of data compressed on a 700MB CD and it can hang or fail on systems with less than 512MB RAM. If you have between 256MB and 512MB RAM you may have to try to install several times.


Mint 6 has the same requirements and it runs great on my laptop and installs without any hangups but I'm thinking that I will get some more RAM anyway.
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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby Hellishcross on Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:41 pm

emorrp1 wrote:The repos are down at the moment, you can when they're back up at http://packages.linuxmint.com


I was trying to install off and on all week... have they been down that long?
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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby richyrich on Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:45 pm

No, they've been back up for a while. I think emorrp1 was talking about you trying the CLI upgrade path.
If you are using the Live cd, it shouldn't even be an issue.

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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby lakaski on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:55 am

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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby emorrp1 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:16 am

Hello, and Welcome to Linux Mint lakaski, please can you post that as a new topic, as it's probably a completely different reason, and we can better attend to it if they're seperate, thank you.

Hellishcross: my bad, didn't notice you'd tried the LiveCD too, we had quite a lot of people posting problems while the repos were down, so I just assumed.
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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby lakaski on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:28 am

I 've just created a new topic. Visit the link of my previous message message Thank you.
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Re: No Luck yet with Installing Mint 7

Postby Hellishcross on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:59 am

Is there a way to point the upgrade to the live cd for the packages instead of downloading them?
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