Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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I installed it on a usb drive and it boots up but will hangup after a few minutes after clicking on the mouse. I have tried booting up several times and it occurs at different actions and times. In the log I have an error: Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed. I don't know if that is relevant to the hanging up.
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Re: Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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Hi Mike,
Give us a little more info on your system.
Run this command in a terminal and post the output here:

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inxi -Fxxxz
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Re: Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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Is your PC having a discrete graphics card?
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Re: Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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kc1di wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:23 am
Hi Mike,
Give us a little more info on your system.
Run this command in a terminal and post the output here:

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inxi -Fxxxz
This system normaly runs Windows 7 on another partition

mint@mint:~$ inxi -Fxxxz
System:
Kernel: 5.4.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.5 wm: muffin 4.8.0 dm: LightDM 1.30.0
Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: Z87X-UD4H v: N/A serial: <filter>
Chassis: type: 3 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z87X-UD4H-CF v: x.x serial: <filter>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: F7 date: 08/03/2013
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-4670K bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Haswell rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
bogomips: 27137
Speed: 1826 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1502 2: 1607
3: 1515 4: 1506
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics
vendor: Gigabyte driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0412
Device-2: NVIDIA GK106 [GeForce GTX 660] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau
v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:11c0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: NVE6 v: 4.3 Mesa 20.0.8 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:0c0c
Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
chip ID: 8086:8c20
Device-3: NVIDIA GK106 HDMI Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e0b
Device-4: HP HD-4110 Webcam type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus ID: 3-10.4:7 chip ID: 03f0:9207
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-58-generic
Network:
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-V vendor: Gigabyte driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k
port: f080 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:153b
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: enx8efe577eaf04 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 2.21 TiB used: 165.2 MiB (0.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: BB0Q scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM001-1CH164 size: 1.82 TiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: CC29 temp: 34 C
scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 120GB size: 111.79 GiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: BB0Q scheme: MBR
ID-4: /dev/sdd type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Ultra size: 57.84 GiB
serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 3.83 GiB used: 107.9 MiB (2.7%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102
ID-2: /var/log size: 54.82 GiB used: 57.3 MiB (0.1%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/sdd3
ID-3: swap-1 size: 29.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
ID-4: swap-2 size: 15.48 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdc4
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nouveau temp: 34 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 1110
Info:
Processes: 216 Uptime: 3m Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 1.07 GiB (13.9%)
Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash
v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38
mint@mint:~$
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Re: Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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charlie1911 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:23 am
Is your PC having a discrete graphics card?
I do have a graphics card apart from the graphics on the motherboard
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Re: Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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If it is trying to boot to the Nvidia graphics it will most likely need a Nvidia driver which can be found in the driver manager.
Install the recommended driver and reboot.
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Re: Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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kc1di wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:20 pm
If it is trying to boot to the Nvidia graphics it will most likely need a Nvidia driver which can be found in the driver manager.
Install the recommended driver and reboot.
How can I install since Mint is running from a USB drive. It seems like anything I do is not saved when I boot it back up
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Re: Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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That is true if you are running the live session what ever you do is not saved on reboot.
only thing you can do is test it and see if it stop the freezes. Then you will know what you must do if you install the system.

Also you should look at the release notes found here: https://linuxmint.com/rel_ulyssa_cinnamon.php
scroll down to solving freezes during boot.
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Re: Installed 20.1 cinnamon on usb drive and it is hanging after a few minutes

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I bought a new sshd and installed 20.1 on it using compatibility mode (the only one on the usb drive that would not hang up) and and after loging on to the new drive after install it hung up but I rebooted and quickly changed to the nvidia v: 460.32.03 driverand rebooted and so far it has not hung up. I also disabled the onboard graphics
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