Problem installing Mint 21

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ml1782
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Problem installing Mint 21

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I downloaded Mint 21 and loaded it to a USB.
I plugged into the PC and powered up. Mint starts but its the splash screen is all that comes up. I left it over night and it still has the splash screen
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Re: Problem installing Mint 21

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Can you post the contents of your fstab file - xed /etc/fstab. Also need the terminal output of lsblk -f.
Computer: Dell Vostro 470
Systems: Linux Mint 21 Xfce (Vanessa), Manjaro 22.0 Xfce (Sikaris), Windows 10 (21H2) Pro.
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Re: Problem installing Mint 21

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Are you talking about a not booting live system - in difference to an installed system?

If so, try it with LM 20.3.
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Re: Problem installing Mint 21

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Its hard to post an fstab file when the install never gets past the splash screen. I have gone back to mint 19.1 with the same results.
I went to Ubuntu 22.04 (64bit) and it installs without any problems. I changed USB drives to a brand new one. my download passes sha256 test. but again it hangs on the splash screen. this is a Dell laptop 1TB SSHD, 8GB ram
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Re: Problem installing Mint 21

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Is it a dual boot with Windows? Perhaps you need to disable fast boot
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Re: Problem installing Mint 21

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I want a pure mint machine. The 1TB drive is a new SSHD. That is what I was trying to build
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Re: Problem installing Mint 21

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ml1782 wrote:
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:20 am
Its hard to post an fstab file when the install never gets past the splash screen. I have gone back to mint 19.1 with the same results.
I went to Ubuntu 22.04 (64bit) and it installs without any problems. I changed USB drives to a brand new one. my download passes sha256 test. but again it hangs on the splash screen. this is a Dell laptop 1TB SSHD, 8GB ram
So you're saying you can't get a Live Mint USB to boot? How did you go about making it?
Computer: Dell Vostro 470
Systems: Linux Mint 21 Xfce (Vanessa), Manjaro 22.0 Xfce (Sikaris), Windows 10 (21H2) Pro.
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Re: Problem installing Mint 21

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For information, I write this reply to tell that I have the same problem : I cannot boot from a USB loaded with Mint 21 on my desktop.

More details :
I have downloaded MINT 21 cinnamon and flashed it on a USB stick (Kingston DataTraveler 100 G2 : 4 Gb)
When I try to boot on it on my desktop (Intel Core i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10 Ghz, RAM 16Gb), I first have the menu to start the live session or test RAM.
If I choose to start the live session, I get a black screen with just a blinking cursor and the USB stick blinks endlessly.

BUT I HAVE NOT THIS PROBLEM when installing MINT 21 with the same USB stick on my laptop (ACER Aspire 2920)... The installation is successful.

Note also that I have downloaded MINT 21 MATE on another USB stick (Lexar 8Gb). And I have exactly the same problem on my desktop.

Any idea ?
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Re: Problem installing Mint 21

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domint wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:15 am
For information, I write this reply to tell that I have the same problem : I cannot boot from a USB loaded with Mint 21 on my desktop.
Okay, for information, that is fine. But you can't get help in this topic: for that you should start a topic of your own.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!
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