[SOLVED] Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

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[SOLVED] Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby GZT on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:08 am

Hello,

I am trying to fresh-install Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit version on my laptop (Pentium dual-core T3200; 4GB RAM; Intel graphic card). It boots to the selection menu (Start LM/Start in compatibility mode/Memtest/Boot from HDD) from USB and/or DVD (tried both).

No matter whether I try normal or compatibility mode, after a blank screen in first case and a few lines of text in the second the computer restarts and boots into an existing Win7 64bit.

The same thing happened while trying to install Arch Linux 64bit, however I had no problem with Arch 32bit. Right now I will try with LM 14 Cinnamon 32bit.

Any ideas?

[UPDATE] As expected LM 14 Cinnamon 32bit works perfectly.

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mint@mint ~ $ inxi
CPU~Dual core Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 (-MCP-) clocked at 1000.000 Mhz Kernel~3.5.0-17-generic i686 Up~8 min Mem~341.2/3995.9MB HDD~504.1GB(-) Procs~140 Client~Shell inxi~1.8.4
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Re: Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby GZT on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:57 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby gnuuser on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:15 pm

apparently it doesn't like 64 bit editions of linux
this could be caused by a bios setting for the hard drive
some sata drives needed to be set to ide mode to install linux
but some machines will run the live cd but after install all you will get is the system constantly rebooting itself
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Re: Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby GZT on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:31 am

I 've tried both with IDE and AHCI mode selected, no change.
And yes, after crash the system reboots in whatever is on primary boot medium (for me HDD).
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Re: Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby gnuuser on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:22 pm

have you tried to install the 32 bit versions or just booting them to live cd/dvd?
were you trying to install dual boot?
some systems with win 7 64 bit had a bios setting for secure boot and it would not let you install linux unless it was disabled!
(another reason among many for my irritation with the ms software family) and why i went to linux many years ago
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Re: Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby GZT on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:16 am

I actually installed 32bit version, but he 64bit version wouldn't even boot to live CD.
Yes, I have dual boot system with Win 7 64bit.
I will check the bios.
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Re: Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby GZT on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:58 pm

Update:

I have successfully installed Ubuntu Studio 12.10 64bit edition. I still can't install the new LM.

Any ideas?
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[solved] Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby GZT on Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:49 am

Im found out the problem was with my upgraded RAM.

Simply adding mem=4096m to boot parameters solved the problem.

LpG
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Re: [solved] Mint 14: Computer restarts during fresh install

Postby LukeAllan on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:49 pm

GZT wrote:Im found out the problem was with my upgraded RAM.

Simply adding mem=4096m to boot parameters solved the problem.

LpG


Was having the exact same problem and this solved it for me as well. Thanks!
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