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Postby randizzle3000 on Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:29 pm

Hi, super noob here, and I'm trying to run the liveCD to test this out. I get a problem right after boot up. I choose Start Linux Mint, then the little loading bar bounces back and forth, then:


BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-Zubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs) mount /*I typed mount*/
mount
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec)
none on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hda oncdrom type iso9660 (ro)
(initramfs) tty /*I typed tty*/
/dev/console
(initramfs) _


I've searched around, posted help requests, and everyone wants all the messages before "can't access tty..." plus my hardware. Then no one answers. I've been on an Ubuntu thread where like 7 different people are having this problem and also cannot find a solution.

So here I present it to you all. And here is my hardware:

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Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name RANDY (Randy Room)
User Name Randy

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64 (AM2) x2 4200+, 2200 MHz
Motherboard Name ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
Motherboard Chipset nForce 590 SLI
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award (08/21/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

Display:
Video Adapter GeForce 7600 GT (256 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT (256 MB)
Monitor Sony SDM-S51 [15" LCD] (4025443)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter HD Audio front headphone
Audio Adapter SoundMAX HD Audio

Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive ST3250620AS (232 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Disk Drive Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Disk Drive Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Disk Drive Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Disk Drive Flash Drive AL_USB20 USB Device (2015 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Maxtor 6L200P0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive WDC WD1600JB-00DUA3 (149 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive LITE-ON DVD SHD-16P1S
Optical Drive LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S (DVD+R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/8x,

DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 20998 MB (7027 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 217473 MB (189151 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 152625 MB (36156 MB free)
F: (NTFS) 194168 MB (53165 MB free)
Total Size 571.5 GB (278.8 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Easy Internet Keyboard
Mouse Logitech-compatible Mouse PS/2
Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver
Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter

(192.168.0.105)

Peripherals:
Printer Auto Lexmark Z52 Color Jetprinter on TINA
Printer Canon i250
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
FireWire Controller Texas Instruments TSB43AB22 1394A-2000 OHCI PHY/Link-Layer

Controller
USB1 Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller [NoDB]
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device Logitech Dual Action USB
USB Device Logitech Microphone (Zoom)
USB Device Logitech QuickCam Zoom
USB Device Logitech USB Camera (Zoom)
USB Device Logitech WingMan Extreme Digital 3D (USB)
USB Device Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
USB Device USB Printing Support


--------[ DMI ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks in advance! BTW I booted the Ubuntu 6 LiveCD with no problems, but my mouse pointer became invisible. I only know when I'm hovering over a button because it lights up, and I use that as a reference. It sucked.
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Postby clem on Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:06 pm

Hi,

Did you check the md5sum?

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Postby randizzle3000 on Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:11 pm

Yea, MD5 Check says they match.

f57c1935b04546ced05f4e8b3d6fdea8
from iso

f57c1935b04546ced05f4e8b3d6fdea8
from website
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Postby Telkwa on Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:54 pm

What that tells you is that the download is OK, and that's good. What we don't know is whether the CD came out OK or not.

Can you try the LiveCD out on another PC?
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Postby randizzle3000 on Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:39 am

It sure works on another crappy comp that i have in the basement, but i got some Gnome error, 'like Activation of GnomeStartup.daemon timed out'. other than that it worked great. desktop showed, i could see the mouse pointer, internet worked, everything. So i guess the problem is with my comp. Any idea what?
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Postby Telkwa on Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:29 pm

I don't want to steer someone away from Mint, but if you've got broadband and it's no big deal to download/burn another distro, try PCLinuxOS and tell us what happens.
I've got a modern homebrew PC that refuses to run any Ubuntu-based distro. It always hangs on hardware identification. But PCLOS flew right thru.
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Postby randizzle3000 on Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:51 pm

The thing is I was running ubuntu fine from the liveCD. The only reason I want to try mint is because ubuntu wouldn't recognize my wireless adapter, and the mouse pointer was invisible, so i had a hard time seeing where to click.

Also, when i went to install ubuntu anyway, i had created an Ext3 partition using partitionmagic through windows. Then in ubuntu, gparted forced me to create a new ext3 partition, so i went ahead and ALMOST did that, until it showed a warning that all data on that hard disk will be deleted. I assumed that meant

my windows c:\ partition
my everything else d:\ partition
my linux swap space (empty)
and my linux ext3 partition (also empty)

so I didn't do it.

Once again, I'm a super noob, so I'd like a distro that's ideally as easy and functional as ubuntu seemed. I've tried lindows, xandros, fedora, and a couple others before, but i dont have a spare hard drive to back all my crap up, so i'm extra cautious when partitioning. If the linux doesn't have an easy partition tool, i can't use it. I'll try that pclinux tho. thanks. I really liked using mint on my other comp tho.
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Postby Telkwa on Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:16 pm

Weird that it works Live but not when installing. Not unheard of, but certainly frustrating.

I know what you mean about wireless. A friend had Ubuntu but we wiped it for Bea. Still don't have wireless but that may be operator error.

I've heard plenty of people say Partition Magic can cause problems with Linux. Others say it works fine. Have you tried GParted LiveCD?
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
Worked great for me so far.
Take a peek at this guy's website to review the GPLCD how-to I wrote.
http://www.sroyc.blogspot.com/
The GPLCD guide is after the PCLOS guide. It's aimed at an all-Linux HDD but still gives you some idea how to move around in GPLCD even if you're dual-booting Windows.
Here's a write-up I did on how to take a screenshot from GPLCD in case you want to put an image up in the forum. Wait, I'm not sure you can do that in this forum. I don't see an obvious "attach" button. Anyway, screenshots are so easy with Linux (not quite as easy in GPLCD) that I've started printing screenshots instead of taking hand-written notes. A screenshot of your partitions and hd#'s will almost certainly come in handy later!
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=325775

If you build your partitions first with GPLCD there'll be less confusion. Just mount the Ubuntu / to whichever partition you already formatted as ext3, whether it's primary or logical.
Too bad you don't have a spare HDD laying around that you can practice on. Much less stressful! [/img]
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