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by jgn2112
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Old computer fixed, now won't connect to network
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Old computer fixed, now won't connect to network

I apologize, but I thought that was frowned upon. I must be thinking of another forum.
by jgn2112
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Old computer fixed, now won't connect to network
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Old computer fixed, now won't connect to network

Well, it's a stream which means I cant even hook up an ethernet cable. So I have no easy way of copy/pasting the results of your requested commands. But I did run them, and the curious part of the inxi command was the part where it looks at the network... Network: Message: No Device data found. That...
by jgn2112
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Old computer fixed, now won't connect to network
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Old computer fixed, now won't connect to network

I have an hp stream that I just fixed from a previous issue (storage full) after it sat unused for 7 months. Now it will not connect to the internet. The bluetooth works, so toggling airplane mode doesnt resolve it. The pizza-esque network icon in the lower right has a red x on it and I cannot get i...
by jgn2112
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Memory full - wont allow me past the login screen
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Memory full - wont allow me past the login screen

I managed to solve this after posting by doing a secure boot and using the cleanup option. Then I got into the terminal and removed the offending files. I can now log in, but it's been months since I've used this computer and now the network will not connect...as in, the network icon in the lower ri...
by jgn2112
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Memory full - wont allow me past the login screen
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Memory full - wont allow me past the login screen

I have 19.1 installed on an old HP Stream and apparently I filled up the memory without realizing it. When I get to the login screen and I type my password, it just flashes the login screen and blanks out the password field and I start over. I'm told this is because the memory is full. There is one ...
by jgn2112
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

fw fwupx64.efi grub.cfg grubx64.efi I do have a second thumb drive but does it have to be made from the live USB or can I make another live USB from one of my other computers? I think installing the software to make an ISO image live on a second USB from a live linux USB might be beyond my abilities.
by jgn2112
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

No dice...I can't copy-paste the two terminals since the touchpad is disabled, so here are pictures. https://imgur.com/a/qbHEBcC https://imgur.com/a/HvE9GQg As you can see from the top image, there's an error: efibootmgr failed to register the boot entry: Unknown error -1 And a couple others after t...
by jgn2112
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

So before I make this next post, I wanted to first say THANK YOU. I realize this is something you probably do in your free time, so I appreciate every bit of help. I tried the series of commands you gave above to manually install grub2 and here is where it all goes south... root@mint:/# apt-get inst...
by jgn2112
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

Here is the results of the log command: Feb 10 15:55:05 mint kernel: [ 639.477911] elan_i2c i2c-ELAN0609:00: invalid report id data (ff) Feb 10 15:55:05 mint kernel: [ 639.488071] elan_i2c i2c-ELAN0609:00: invalid report id data (ff) Feb 10 15:55:05 mint kernel: [ 639.497858] elan_i2c i2c-ELAN0609:0...
by jgn2112
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

You're never going to believe this, but it stopped installing at 85% progress. All the commands went fine, except there was one or two minor errors...something about an invalid signature with an amd file and it said "dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct t...
by jgn2112
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

Ok, I have a standard install going on right now with your previous command line disabling the touchpad. Should I start over and enter in the above code into the command line before beginning another install?
Thank you!
by jgn2112
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

I'm about to run your first command line, but as a warning, I've done it before with no luck (it looks like a familiar command string so I think I have, but I'll try it again after I turn wifi off and then I'll edit this post). Here are the results of your second command string: Model: ATA WDC WD10S...
by jgn2112
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

I filmed a video of me attempting an install. While you can watch the whole thing just to check if you'd like, the error occurs at 11:26 into the vid.

https://youtu.be/VQvaDRm9sIk
by jgn2112
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

Yes, I select erase everything and install. I'm actually considering making a video and posting it to YouTube so people can see exactly what happens but this is so irritating that now it's like, I have to find out why it's doing this. Millions of others install it with zero hassle and I get the one ...
by jgn2112
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

I tried again, turned off wireless, typed in the command you suggested, did not elect 3rd party software, did the update, and it still hing up on installing the grub2 package. I'm not willing to quit, but I'm incredibly demoralized. Any idea what's causing this? Any further suggestions to fix will b...
by jgn2112
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

I just did it with that command line and it still got hung up on the grub2 package installation.

I didn't connect to wifi, but I did connect directly to my router with an ethernet cable.

Would that interfere?
by jgn2112
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

I've tried installing without connecting to wifi and it still loops the endless invalid report data id error. I'm not certain I'm booting in EFI mode though...I suspect I am. I had legacy boot mode on in the bios but I've since changed it back to UEFI since it didn't seem to make any difference. I'l...
by jgn2112
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

1. The reason I ask is there was a similar issue on an ubuntu forum where the problem was resolved by selecting another method of installing and then changing the partition in gparted. It wasn't clear on specifics though. 2. Is it possible to do an installation without grub2, and then manually insta...
by jgn2112
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

Should I try selecting "Something else" under Installation type and running gparted beforehand?
If so, how should I set things up? I'm completely out of my element on these.
by jgn2112
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation
Replies: 43
Views: 2177

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 stops installing when it gets to Grub2 installation

I'm doing the installation right now with touchpad disabled via the Mouse and Touchpad menu under Preferences. How long does installing the grub2 package normally take? It appears hung up at the grub2 installation but I want to give it time. I just lose patience at this point and the minute I start ...

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