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Installation Stops

Postby driver818 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:22 pm

I was using mint 12 when a flash upgrade was required which failed. Decided for Mint 14 (latest 32-bit as of 3.31.2013). Install stops soon after i start installation from desk top. The pointer shows the circling icon for working. Browser works but not much else.
I did check forums and installed in compatibility mode on the first screen from disk boot. Being windows spoiled i would prob need to be shown or told the fix.
Hardware (memory) test was good.

athlonxp 2600 barton
2 gb pc2700
k7vt4a pro
hitachi desk star 165 gb
nvidia 7300 pro
lg multidrive cd/dvd/cd burner
acer 19" monitor
no other peripherals than tracball and keyboard.

Any assistance would be appreciated, thank you.
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Re: Installation Stops

Postby bigj231 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:48 pm

Did you try it multiple times? Did you use the "check media integrity" boot option? If it passes, then just keep trying.
Last time I installed Mint 14, it froze 3 times in a row between 22-63% The fourth time, it worked flawlessly. To put it in perspective, It took the Windows 7 install disk 7 times to load on the same machine with ~15 minute load times. I had to resort to making a bootable USB which still took 3 tries to install.
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Re: Installation Stops

Postby catweazel on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:45 am

bigj231 wrote:Did you try it multiple times? Did you use the "check media integrity" boot option? If it passes, then just keep trying.
Last time I installed Mint 14, it froze 3 times in a row between 22-63% The fourth time, it worked flawlessly. To put it in perspective, It took the Windows 7 install disk 7 times to load on the same machine with ~15 minute load times. I had to resort to making a bootable USB which still took 3 tries to install.

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Re: Installation Stops

Postby driver818 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:45 pm

Youtube said i didn't have the correct flash plug in and offered a link to upgrade. i used the instructions for the ".tar" file and it was not successful.
i tried the forums removal of flash then tried again. no luck. i uninstalled again and used synaptic to install flash 11.2 with no luck. then i uninstalled via synaptic and tried mint software manager. no luck.

i have tried to install mint 12 that i was using and it stops at the same place, the actual installation of mint 14. runs from dvd, and copy's some files at the user/password part even waiting for the files to finish being copied before selecting continue. it does require a dvd for a 966mb iso, right?

have tried 4 times with m14 even leaving it to run over night because of 20 0/0 cpu usage. have tried a second good drive and checking cables.

the fact that installing mint over ubuntu 10 was a breeze on a cd has me really aback.

thank you for your responses.
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Re: Installation Stops

Postby driver818 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:48 pm

And yes i did a memory check and a media integrity check, and installed in compatibility mode.

thanks again.
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