SOLVED Mint installation hangs part way through

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SOLVED Mint installation hangs part way through

Postby mouse2282 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:44 pm

May I start by saying mint looks great and I am soory to find problems with it.
I have an 800Mhz P3, 1Gb memory, 40Gb hard. This runs win xp and Debian linux ok.
I downloaded the" mint 13 cinnamon 32bit live cd iso" and burnt it, from cd runs fine, like it so much I want to install it as the os ( I dont mess with multi os booting)
I selected the "install mint" from the desktop , all went well, I opted to reformat the entire drive and give it all to mint, i selected ext4 format ? was this correct? it formated hd and started copying files while I entered user,password etc, all ok, then it offered a slide show, this is where after a few seconds the computer hangs. I have done this 3 times same result each time. when i reboot the pc there seems to be no evidence of an install and the live cd runs fine, it also says it is in "live mode"
Last edited by mouse2282 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
P3 800Mhz, 1Gb pc133 ram, 40Gb hard, mint 13 and precise puppy
P4 2.6Ghz, 500Mb 400 ram, 160 Gb hard, debian squeeze
486Dx2-66, 512K 540 Mb hard, Win 3.1
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Re: Mint installation hangs part way through

Postby caribriz on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:51 pm

Hello mouse2282 - welcome to the Linux Mint forums :)

The slideshow has been known to cause some problems during the installation process.

Try booting with your live cd and before you click the Install icon -

Open a terminal and enter
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint


When it's finished, exit the terminal, then click the Install icon.
Hopefully, the install will continue to completion.

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Re: SOLVED Mint installation hangs part way through

Postby mouse2282 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:01 pm

Thankyou Caribriz, I am answering this on a fully installed mint13
when I entered code: select all the terminal told me code command did not exist ??
so I gave up and entered the sudo remove command, this did all I expected it to thankyou for your help
P3 800Mhz, 1Gb pc133 ram, 40Gb hard, mint 13 and precise puppy
P4 2.6Ghz, 500Mb 400 ram, 160 Gb hard, debian squeeze
486Dx2-66, 512K 540 Mb hard, Win 3.1
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Re: SOLVED Mint installation hangs part way through

Postby caribriz on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:54 pm

Glad to hear you got it installed :)

mouse2282 wrote:when I entered code: select all the terminal told me code command did not exist ??

Yes, just for future reference - if you see a "code: select all" box on the forums, you would just type (or copy/paste) the command inside the box
(the green text) into the terminal.

Hope you enjoy Linux Mint :)

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