I've searched these forums and the rest of the internet for solutions to this problem. Previously I had Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 13 and Windows 7 booting from this machine with no problem. Update to Mint 14 and nothing but problems. LiveCD boots fine. Install hangs at the Install "Where are you?" screen where you choose your location for time purposes. It's really frustrating that Windows 7 installs with no issues on the same machine yet Linux Mint can't. Suppose if I can't get this working I'll give Ubuntu a whirl again. Just wish things would work without so much hassle. Put this machine together around 2008 and the hardware was pretty decent at the time. I had been trying to install to sdc and am now attempting to install to the old Ubuntu partition on sdb which resides alongside win7.
So no one needs to ask:
1. I've checked md5s and integrity.
2. I slow burned the disk.
3. I ran the "sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint" command prior to running the install program.
4. I've got four hard drives. The one specified as the main boot drive is the 1GB drive that has Win7 installed.
5. System: Host: mint Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Rampage Formula version: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 1001 date: 03/11/2010
CPU: Quad core Intel Core2 Quad CPU (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19242.3
Clock Speeds: 1: 1596.00 MHz 2: 1596.00 MHz 3: 1596.00 MHz 4: 1596.00 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 [Radeon HD 4850] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 [Radeon HD 4850] bus-ID: 02:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV770 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: 2x Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4850/4870] driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
Card-2: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card-1: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 ver: 1.30 port: b800 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth1 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 ver: 1.30 port: d800 bus-ID: 05:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 5001.0GB (0.1% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3500630AS size: 500.1GB temp: 37C
2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD1001FALS size: 1000.2GB temp: 34C 3: id: /dev/sdc model: ST3500630AS size: 500.1GB temp: 38C
4: id: /dev/sdg model: Backup+_Desk size: 3000.6GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID: / size: 2.0G used: 134M (7%) fs: overlayfs ID: swap-1 size: 3.42GB used: 0.02GB (1%) fs: swap
ID: swap-2 size: 50.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: 61.0C gpu: 90.0,95.5
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2376 sys-1: 0 sys-2: 0 sys-3: 1442
Info: Processes: 212 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 772.7/4034.4MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
Last edited by roboiii
on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.