Having very strange problems installing

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kefka
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Having very strange problems installing

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I'm having weird problems installing LMDE. I used dd to put the iso on a flash drive, no problem. I boot the drive, no problem. I start up the installer, still nothing wrong. However, every time I boot the installer, it hangs at around 7 to 10 minutes after booting, and the only way out of this hang is to reboot my computer. I thought it might be some kind of flash drive overheating, so I tried a different drive, and had the same symptoms. I can, before the hang, access any of the normal programs on the live boot.

Am I missing some kind of a no-brainer here?

EDIT: I should add that i also have checked my MD5 checksum

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Re: Having very strange problems installing

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What kind of install are you doing, dual-boot to a hard drive, or using the entire drive for Linux? Maybe try via burned DVD instead if possible?
rtfm - read the fine manual...
Boot info script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280
grub2 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
PC-BIOS based booting, mbr, boot records; http://thestarman.pcministry.com/

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Re: Having very strange problems installing

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breaker wrote:What kind of install are you doing, dual-boot to a hard drive, or using the entire drive for Linux? Maybe try via burned DVD instead if possible?
I'm just doing a single full hard drive one partition install.

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Re: Having very strange problems installing

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So it hangs 7-10 into the install process, is that what you are saying? Is anything shown at this point that gives a clue what's going on?

Anyway, some people have had to boot to the Live desktop, then remove the installer's slideshow before installing, try that;

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 8&p=596461

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sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint
rtfm - read the fine manual...
Boot info script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280
grub2 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
PC-BIOS based booting, mbr, boot records; http://thestarman.pcministry.com/

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Re: Having very strange problems installing

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This worked, thanks.

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Re: Having very strange problems installing

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great, you're welcome..
rtfm - read the fine manual...
Boot info script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280
grub2 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
PC-BIOS based booting, mbr, boot records; http://thestarman.pcministry.com/

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