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Installation does not pass language setting

Postby b_jan on Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:30 pm

hey everyone,
maybe this belongs into the newbie section... i am quite new to linux mint, but have used ubuntu before. my problem is the following: i have a new acer aspire and wanted to install mint in it. since it has no cd-drive i prepared a pendrive with unetbootin and the iso-file from the mint homepage. i even checked the md5sum and it was alright.
it boots and loads the desktop screen and i can start the installation. but after i have chosen the keyboard settings and clicked on forward nothing happens. and i really waited for a long time, redid the iso installation etc...

can anybody help me?
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby wayne128 on Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:09 pm

b_jan wrote:hey everyone,
maybe this belongs into the newbie section... i am quite new to linux mint, but have used ubuntu before. my problem is the following: i have a new acer aspire and wanted to install mint in it. since it has no cd-drive i prepared a pendrive with unetbootin and the iso-file from the mint homepage. i even checked the md5sum and it was alright.
it boots and loads the desktop screen and i can start the installation. but after i have chosen the keyboard settings and clicked on forward nothing happens. and i really waited for a long time, redid the iso installation etc...

can anybody help me?



Sound like there may be some partitions issue on hard disk.
You can boot on the Live CD, then go to terminal and type sudo fdisk -l, hit enter, it should list the partitions details.
You may want to post all the terminal response here for others to help you
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby b_jan on Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:57 am

ok, that|s what he gives me>

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mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xebf5c504

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        1698    13631488   27  Unknown
/dev/sda2   *        1698        1710      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3            1710       20385   150002688    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4           20385       38914   148832256    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5           20385       34408   112640000    6  FAT16
/dev/sda6           34408       38914    36190208    6  FAT16

Disk /dev/sdb: 4011 MB, 4011851776 bytes
88 heads, 24 sectors/track, 3710 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2112 * 512 = 1081344 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           4        3711     3913792    b  W95 FAT32
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby wayne128 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:15 pm

It looked interesting that the new Acer laptop come with default 3 primary partitions and one extended partition with two FAT16 partitions inside.

Perhaps you could consider back up all the two FAT16 partition data, then delete sda5,6 then sda4.
Re-create an extended partition sda4 that is Linux partition, within that you could add logical partition to install Mint or other Linux OS.
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby b_jan on Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:34 am

thanks for the answer.
but do i delete the partitions under windows 7 or under the mint live cd environment? and if so, how do i do that? i have never done any partitioning with linux except at the installation process...
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby wayne128 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:52 am

b_jan wrote:thanks for the answer.
but do i delete the partitions under windows 7 or under the mint live cd environment? and if so, how do i do that? i have never done any partitioning with linux except at the installation process...


You can delete partition in Win7, it should be easier for you since you have not yet learn gparted in Linux
Check this win 7 tutorial
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... -partition
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby b_jan on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:01 am

ok, i have deleted sda5 and 6. how do i know which one is sda4? it shows me 3 more volumes: one without a name, acer (c:), and system reserved...
which one should i delete? the first one without a name?
and do i re-create the partition sda4 after that under windows too?
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby wayne128 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:12 am

b_jan wrote:ok, i have deleted sda5 and 6. how do i know which one is sda4? it shows me 3 more volumes: one without a name, acer (c:), and system reserved...
which one should i delete? the first one without a name?
and do i re-create the partition sda4 after that under windows too?


Since you now have three left, it seems window disk manager has already deleted the extended partition sda4.
You are done on deleting partition

Now when you boot up Mint Live CD, you can verify by running on terminal gparted or fdisk to check that your hard disk has three primary /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3.
Command for gparted is sudo gparted,
command for fdisk is sudo fdisk -l

as your hard disk has lots of spare space, Mint installer should work.
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby b_jan on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:27 am

ok, with fdisk he gives me this>
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mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xebf5c504

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        1698    13631488   27  Unknown
/dev/sda2   *        1698        1710      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3            1710       20385   150002688    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4           20385       38914   148832256    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)

Disk /dev/sdb: 4011 MB, 4011851776 bytes
88 heads, 24 sectors/track, 3710 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2112 * 512 = 1081344 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           4        3711     3913792    b  W95 FAT32


i think i didnt make it clear before. but it showed me 4 partitions in windows before. the one i deleted and the three other ones. there is just no option under windows to delete them, i can onlz shrink them.

and gparted is not startind. it shows me some this massage in the terminal:

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mint@mint ~ $ sudo gparted
======================
libparted : 2.2
======================
Backtrace has 16 calls on stack:
  16: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_assert+0x2a) [0xbfbf4a]
  15: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x424b7) [0xc334b7]
  14: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x432c7) [0xc342c7]
  13: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x445bc) [0xc355bc]
  12: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0xf7f1) [0xc007f1]
  11: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_disk_add_partition+0x262) [0xc04072]
  10: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x45f53) [0xc36f53]
  9: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x4614f) [0xc3714f]
  8: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_disk_new+0x75) [0xc04e55]
  7: /usr/sbin/gpartedbin() [0x80901d6]
  6: /usr/sbin/gpartedbin() [0x809fc8b]
  5: /usr/sbin/gpartedbin() [0x80c0522]
  4: /usr/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1(+0x30eb2) [0x188eb2]
  3: /lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(+0x65dcf) [0xb7adcf]
  2: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread.so.0(+0x596e) [0x27796e]
  1: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(clone+0x5e) [0xe31a0e]
Assertion (head_size <= 63) at ../../../libparted/labels/dos.c:659 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed.
Aborted


sorry for my stupid questions...
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby wayne128 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:35 am

gparted must have found something it did not like in the hard disk.

So you can use fdisk to delete the partition 4.
Handle with care. It is low level stuff..

See this tutorial, make sure you select partition 4...
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-how- ... k-command/
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby b_jan on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:51 am

ok, i did that and i think it worked. fdisk is just showing me three partitions now.
but gparted still does not start. it gives me the same message...
what can i do?
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Re: Installation does not pass language setting

Postby wayne128 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:48 am

b_jan wrote:ok, i did that and i think it worked. fdisk is just showing me three partitions now.
but gparted still does not start. it gives me the same message...
what can i do?



I read some other people who had similar problem. Some bug reports on ubuntu.
I am not sure if you are hit by this problem, from your post:

1. your libparted version is 2.2, that is used in Mint9/ubuntu10.04
I am now on Mint10 and LMDE both have libparted version 2.3

What version Mint or other Linux you are trying to install using unetbootin to prepare USB stick?

2. from reading the error
Assertion (head_size <= 63) at ../../../libparted/labels/dos.c:659 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed.
Aborted


it might have something to do with your usb stick that has unusual geometry:
Disk /dev/sdb: 4011 MB, 4011851776 bytes
88 heads, 24 sectors/track, 3710 cylinders

Usually USB stick has similar geometry like
255heads/63 sectors
124heads/62 sectors

So a few things I think you can do:

3. go ahead and try your mint installation to see any error
4. Try another USB stick, preferably with 255heads/63sectors geometry
5. Try to get latest gparted live cd, or partedmagic live cd 5.9 version ( which has gparted), then boot up live cd and run gparted to see if the new version can work.
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