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Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby DeadmanIncJS on Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:42 pm

I purchased a laptop from zareason.com a while back with Ubuntu. i like Ubuntu, but wanted to try Linux Mint after coming across this in a magazine. so I downloaded the ISO, burned it and did the live cd for a while. decided to install it. did the whole thing, chose the option to load Mint next to the other OS (Ubuntu). install was complete, rebooted. screen came up with a bunch of options on what to boot to. of course i chose Mint. logged in, and just get a black screen. any ideas?
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby Husse on Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:39 am

Completely black?
I guess not - black with a mouse cursor
This has started happening with the present versions of Mint and Ubuntu (something with X)
Boot into Recovery mode and use the fix X option there
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby DeadmanIncJS on Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:58 pm

thanks, ill try that when i get home tonight and let you know what went on.
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby DeadmanIncJS on Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:35 pm

i tried doing that and still got nothing. what's next? hahah
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby Husse on Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:58 am

OK - perhaps a bad CD (can be that even if you got this far)
Did you check the md5sum and burned as slow as possible?
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby Muzer on Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:19 am

Burning as slow as possible is actually a myth - as long as you don't have a crap drive, you should try to burn as close as your drive can get to the lower limit of the burn speed on the CD.

For example, my CDs are labelled as 52x, but my CD drive can only go up to 48x, so that's what I burn at. I've never had a single faulty disc, and believe me, I've burnt a lot of discs.
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby DeadmanIncJS on Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:31 am

i just said screw it and installed it on the whole hard drive. but can't get my wireless to work :*(
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby Muzer on Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:35 am

Give us the output of the following command:
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lspci -nn

Edit by Husse: Or lsusb if it's a USB unit
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby Husse on Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:03 am

Burning as slow as possible is actually a myth

Yes and no
You should try out the speed at which your burner gives the best result, but that's not an option for most people so the advice to burn as slow as possible is a good advice
The fact that someone has not had problems burning at 48x does not mean that it's a good speed recommendation
A recommendation in the forum must assume "the worst" case
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Re: Dual Boot (Ubuntu + Mint)

Postby Muzer on Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:20 am

Well, maybe in the short term to avoid errors from the word go it's better to burn slower, but in the long term, the discs are likely to last longer if you burn them at their own recommended speed.

Basically if you have a good quality drive and discs, you should just burn at the speed marked on the disc.
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