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by tinker123
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

It worked. I can boot off of my hard drive again. Thanks for your help. When I boots I get almost no ouput until the desktop appears. Is it easy to change the GRUB settings so that I can see messages indicating that it is doing something? Have others had this this problem? Can I vote on a bug tracke...
by tinker123
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

Yes, a completely missing boot loader could account for the computer not booting at all :)

I will try what you suggested when I get home from work tonight.

I'll let you know how it works out
by tinker123
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

I'm using (from the liveDVD ) Mint 13 Maya Mate ( the older GNOME ). I didn't see anything called "Disks" in the "System Tools" menu nor the "Administration" menu. I did see a "Disk Utility", but when I ran it I didn't see an option for "SMART" data. I installed gnome-disk-utility but I couldn't fig...
by tinker123
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

This is the ouput of "inxi -Fz" on my system mint@mint ~ $ inxi -Fz System: Host: mint Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya Machine: Mobo: Intel model: D845PESV version: AAA97669-107 Bios: Intel version: SV84510A.86A.0008.P04.0210201732 date: 10/20/2002 CPU:...
by tinker123
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

I've had some luck, but I am still not home. I was not able to boot Mint off of the hard disk, but I was able to boot Mint off of the DVD again. The first time I was able to get to the DVD I held the left Shift button down after leaving my BIOS. I only got a prompt "boot: ". I hit enter, I got a men...
by tinker123
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

Thanks! I'm hoping to use the left shift key to get into GRUB on my hard drive tonight. Hopefully from there I will be able to use the first set of advice you gave me. I use NVIDA and I think this problem is why I am not on Ubuntu 12. When I tried upgrading to that I could not boot, was told it was ...
by tinker123
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

I'll let you know tomorrow. The installer on the liveDVD said Mint 13 successfully installed, so it is on my hard drive, so I'm thinking there is a chance the GRUB is there to be gotten into. The computer fix-it shops I have gone to have refused to deal with linux boxes, but I can try another and as...
by tinker123
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

If the computer doesn't want to boot from the DVD any longer, that sounds scary. I'd say check in the BIOS to make sure the DVD is set as the first boot device, and perhaps run any diagnostics available in the BIOS for the hard disk and perhaps the RAM. I did all of that a number of times yesterday...
by tinker123
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Failed Installation: Mint13

Does the GRUB boot menu show up? No. Upon turning my computer on I get my BIOS message telling me about my mother board, then I get a plain black screen with a blinking cursor. I can not get the computer to boot off of a liveDVD (anymore, that worked fine before the install ) nor the hard drive. If...
by tinker123
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed Installation: Mint13
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Failed Installation: Mint13

I have a custom built system that will literally be 10 years old in a few weeks. It was running Xubuntu 11.10 with the KDE installed. I knew support was ending in April so I took a chance on installing Mint 13 Mate. Everything looked great running it from the DVD off of my DVD/CDrom drive. I was eve...
by tinker123
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Live CDs?
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Live CDs?

Are the MINT isos for Live CDs or just straight installation discs?
by tinker123
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Versions Of Mint = Which Versions Of Ubuntu
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Which Versions Of Mint = Which Versions Of Ubuntu

Which version of Mint would be based on Ubuntu 12.04?
by tinker123
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Versions Of Mint = Which Versions Of Ubuntu
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Which Versions Of Mint = Which Versions Of Ubuntu

I might be trying to make my old PC make do for a bit longer. I had a lot of trouble with upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10( I tried right when it first came out, so some bugs might have been worked out). I ended up rolling down to 11.10. Which versions of Ubuntu correspond to these versions of Mint?: 14 Na...
by tinker123
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Assorted Beginner Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Assorted Beginner Questions

Regarding your answers to #3 and #10. Do you mean that per installation/upgrade, mintupdate will take care of updating software for that version, as long as your press "ok" when it prompts you. However when it comes time to upgrade to a new version of MINT, you are on your own, as downloading MINT a...
by tinker123
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Assorted Beginner Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Assorted Beginner Questions

Hi, I'm getting a new PC in March. I've been thinking about putting MINT on it. I've been using Ubuntu for a few years. I have a few miscellaneous questions. 1. Id like to install MINT natively, learn how to use VM software and then install Windows 8 in the VM. The custom computer shop told me they ...

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