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Postby freedrivers on Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:09 pm

hello,

i am new as well. in this board and on linux too.
i have a FSC amilo 2530 Pi with Vista on it and i want to install Linux mint 3.1 or 3.0 , BUT
its the problem Rallen mentioned before:
when i boot from CD never mind which version i get this busybox v 1.1.3
/bin/sh: can't access tty......
i tryed in safe grafic mode an with these commands: break=top and break=bottom.
but i always get this ERROR. what should i do to busybox?
what can i do to get Mint 3.1 installed on my notebook?

Its an ati radeon graficchip.

thanks 4 help
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Postby Husse on Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:27 am

Welcome to Mint freedrivers
Please don't post a new topic at the end of an old one
If you make a New topic you are noticed among unanswered posts and the chances are you get an answer much faster
And it happened to be in one of "my threads", somewhere else it might have been unnoticed

This problem is unfortunately well known to us
There may be two culprits
Your video - use safe graphics mode
The chipset
To fix that (this is taken fromthe Ubuntu forum)
you are getting this error (and you have a SATA harddrive); this is the fix:

At the LiveCD initial boot screen:
o Select F6 for more options
o Add the following option to the beginning of the options list:
break=top
o Press enter to start booting
Ubuntu will start booting, but kick you out to a command prompt; at the prompt type these two commands:
modprobe piix
exit

You will now boot into the LiveCD normally.

Test break=button this "nonsense command" let some people get into a real command line environment - not the hopeless busy box
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Postby Husse on Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:54 am

Your problem is most likely not related to video as the vesa driver will not work.
I will have to look around for a solution but that takes a while
I know that others have managed to install with the same or at least similar chipset after some help
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Postby Husse on Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:56 am

A post in German with lots of links to possible solutions in english is this one
http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/103720/15/
I you read german good - if not try the links :)
One thing to do is to add
all_generic_ide
to the kernel parameters
also add
vga=771 noapic nosplash
to the kernel parameters
Adding is done by pressing F6 at the Live CD boot splash
The nosplash makes it possible for you to see errors
The error you have is just "the front end" to a bunch of different errors
If any of these means success you probably have to add it in the installed version as well
To do that do not reboot immediately the install is ready
Instead navigate to /etc/boot/grub/menu.lst (on the hard drive) and add what you added above at the end of the line that begins with kernel
Code: Select all
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro <add your option here> quiet

Don't remember if you should remove quiet or not....

This is probably partly because the kernel does not fully support the 965 chipset - not sure about Gutsy but hopefully the support is better
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