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What version of mint should i install based on this hardware

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:09 am

Hy all,

I want to install linux mint, i have tried lxfe edition but i got stucked at logo. I donno what to install that actually works - here`s my hardware - :

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0:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 5a31 (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
   Kernel modules: ati-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
   I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
   Memory behind bridge: c0100000-c01fffff
   Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-dfffffff
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
   I/O ports at 8440 [size=8]
   I/O ports at 8430 [size=4]
   I/O ports at 8420 [size=8]
   I/O ports at 8410 [size=4]
   I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
   Memory at c0004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
   [virtual] Expansion ROM at 40000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: sata_sil
   Kernel modules: sata_sil

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
   Memory at c0005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
   Memory at c0006000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 20)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
   Memory at c0007000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 82)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
   I/O ports at 8450 [size=16]
   Memory at c0004400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
   Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
   Kernel modules: i2c-piix4

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
   I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
   I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
   I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
   I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
   I/O ports at 8460 [size=16]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
   Kernel modules: pata_atiixp

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
   Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
   Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80) (prog-if 01)
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=64
   I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
   Memory behind bridge: c0200000-c02fffff
   Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 3c000000-3fffffff

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 17
   Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
   I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
   Memory at c0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
   [virtual] Expansion ROM at c0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: radeon
   Kernel modules: radeonfb, radeon

02:04.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device 7094
   Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 20
   Memory at c0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: ath5k
   Kernel modules: ath5k

02:06.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 23
   Memory at febfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
   Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=176
   Memory window 0: 3c000000-3ffff000 (prefetchable)
   Memory window 1: 44000000-47fff000
   I/O window 0: 0000a400-0000a4ff
   I/O window 1: 0000a800-0000a8ff
   16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
   Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
   Kernel modules: yenta_socket

02:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
   I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
   Memory at c0215000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: 8139too
   Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

02:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) (prog-if 10)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
   Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
   Memory at c0215800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
   Memory at c0210000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
   Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby wayne128 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:19 am

What is your CPU model / freq / RAM size?
your graphic is quite old.. Redeon X series..
You probably want to start from Linuxmint 13 xfce or mate.
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:26 am

RAM size : 1GB
CPU : Intel Core Duo processor T2300 @ 1.66Ghz (2MB L2 cache)
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby wayne128 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:33 am

liviuboldis wrote:RAM size : 1GB
CPU : Intel Core Duo processor T2300 @ 1.66Ghz (2MB L2 cache)


ok ,
it is quite a fast CPU and more than enough RAM to run many Linux OSes.

I recommend start with LM13-xfce or mate.
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:34 am

I am trying right now Mint 13 (xfce ) . Hope it boots up. Cause 16 was stuck on logo. I will reply once tryied.

BTW : laptop is called - Toshiba Satellite A100-512 - in case someone else is searching for the right linux for it.
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:55 am

I have an error on boot : SQUASHFS error : Unable to read directory block
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby wayne128 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:05 am

Have you checked md5sum? of your downloaded iso?

Is your live media a DVD or USB flash, or something else?
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:28 am

It is a DVD. If have checked it ( checksum ) . No errors. I have tried several linuxes : lubuntu ( 14,12,11 ) , Linux mint xfce ( 16,13 ) , Bodhi ( latest ) , none will complete booting and start install. :(
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:29 am

Only ones that works are : Ubuntu 8.04, 10.04 , 14.04 -- But if i really want mint.
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby wayne128 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:34 am

What is the working OS on this laptop?
May be you can try some other method of installing Mint. Without DVD.
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:42 am

Right now i have Ubuntu 10.04 - working with lubuntu ( lxde ) desktop installed.
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby wayne128 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:48 am

OK,

here is a quick way for you, to test out booting Linuxmint from Hard Disk.
So you could avoid the use of DVD..
Hopefully you can be successful to boot it :mrgreen:

1. Run from ubuntu 10.04

2. install unetbootin to ubuntu
sudo apt-get install unetbootin

3. run unetbootin

4. point to the Linuxmint iso as its input

5. on the last line of unetbootin windows, you see Type..
click to select Hard Disk,
yes select Hard Disk.
then OK

you should see unetbootin starts to copy file into hard disk and make some amendment to grub of ubuntu 10.04

6. reboot, scroll down and select a line that read 'unetbootin', it should boot into Linuxmint...

good luck
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:51 am

Thanks ! i will try it now !
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:12 am

So, no luck. I got errors ! Error with files, with everything. :(
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby liviuboldis on Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:19 am

So, these are the errors ( linux mint 13 xcfe x32 ) : BusyBox v.1.18.5 ( Ubuntu 1:1.18/5-lubuntu4) built-in shell ( ash )
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
(initramfs) help



I entered "help" but i don`t understand the commands.
I entered "exit" but i got alot of : No such file or directory OR nonexistent directory.
also : Target filesystem doesn`t have requested /sbin/init.
No init foun. Try passing init= bootrag.
I did what u said above, rebooted, and selected unibootin and that`s what i have got.
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby austin.texas on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:03 pm

Have you tried the DVD on a different computer to test it?
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Re: What version of mint should i install based on this hard

Postby wayne128 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:18 pm

It seems your toshiba is a tough one to handle typical linux OS.
Read a lot of forumers saying toshiba gave them tough issues on linux.

Not sure which other method is good for that toshiba..


Another possible method is:

If you have another computer, you can install Linuxmint from that computer to a USB drive, say into a small ext4 partition of around 10G.

Then, come to this toshiba laptop, run from ubuntu 10.04, create some unallocated space equal or larger than the Linuxmint OS partition on USB drive.

Use ubuntu's gparted to copy the whole Linuxmint OS partition to the unallocated space.

Do a sudo update-grub
Then reboot, select Linuxmint OS and see if all is well.

good luck to crack the tough one.
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