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Problems installing and running Mint 4.0

Postby Guest on Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:09 am

Hi,

I've had a couple of problems installing and running Mint 4.0. The installation problems I fixed, but I wanted to let other people know what happened. The installation of Daryna appeared to work without any problems. It recognized and installed the correct driver for my HP F2120 (which Celena didn't) & the scanner worked (Yea!!). The first problem I found was when I tried to boot back into Windows. For some reason Grub had picked the wrong harddrive & partition as the Windows distribution. The entry for windows was as follows:

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/hdc1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd1,0)
savedefault
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

The fix was:
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/hdc1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

My system is as follows:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
2GB ram
nVidia GEFORCE FX 5500
hd0 - 40GB ntfs Windows boot (/dev/hda1)
hd1,0 - 40GB ntfs Partition (/dev/hdd1)
hd1,1 - 10GB ext3 Linux Mint (/dev/hdd2 mounted as /)
hd1,2 - 2GB linux swap (/dev/hdd3)
hd2,0 - cdrom0 (/dev/hda1 mounted as /media/cdrom0)
hd3,0 - 16GB ext3 (/dev/hdb1 mounted as /home)

The other more serious problem I had was that it would frequently take up to 5 seconds to switch between windows. On celena this was instantaneous. On Daryna it was immediately noticable. I also had the system freeze on several occasions. The mouse would work, but nothing else would & I'd have to reboot. Because of this I've reverted back to Celena. The applications I was using was Firefox, Thunderbird, Firestarter, & the Second Life Client Viewer. Has anyone else had problems like this?

Mintgeezer
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Re: Problems installing and running Mint 4.0

Postby Husse on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:13 am

I almost never get problems with my systems, and when I do they are really serious :lol:
So still not a single problem with Daryna (except for small things that are to be expected - extra steps to install the scanner and such)
I have seen reports that the menu freezes at times that's all
Can you give me a list of disks and partitions - the grub error seems really odd
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Re: Problems installing and running Mint 4.0

Postby mintgeezer on Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:06 pm

Here's a list of mounted disks:

/dev/hdd2 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.20-15-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hdb1 on /home type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hdc1 on /media/hdc1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/hdd1 on /media/hdd1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
fusesmb on /home/ron/Network type fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,max_read=32768)
/dev/sda1 on /media/FreeAgent type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)

fstab is:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/hdd2 :
/dev/hdd2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# Old Entry for /dev/hdc1 :
/dev/hdb1 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
# Entry for /dev/hdc1 :
/dev/hdc1 /media/hdc1 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 1
# Entry for /dev/hdd1 :
/dev/hdd1 /media/hdd1 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 1
# Entry for /dev/hdd3 :
UUID=26b9654b-e998-4c2e-8916-26d852b5de2b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0


/dev/hdd is an 80GB PATA internal drive
/dev/hdd1 is a ~40GB ntfs partition used for windows.
/dev/hdd2 is a 10GB root partition for Mint.
/dev/hdd3 is a 2 GB swap partition
The remainder of the space on this drive is unallocated.

/dev/hdb is a 40GB disk with 1 partition:
/dev/hdb1 mounted as /home 16GB., the remainer of the space is unallocated.

/dev/hdc is a 40GB PATA NTFS internal hard drive with Windows on it

/dev/sda1 is a 500GB USB external drive formated as NTFS.

I hope this is what you were looking for.

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