Cannot get cinnamon live CD to boot...MDM fails

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Cannot get cinnamon live CD to boot...MDM fails

Post by timbrown527 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:22 pm

Hello! I"ve been interested in changing to Linux Mint Cinnamon. I downloaded the livecd and booted the image. I have an Asus G73jw laptop.

Everything goes ok until it tries to start the MDM display manager. THe boot screen detail simply says "Fail".

I've tried it in failsafe mode as well as regular mode. Neither works!

I have an Nvidia display adapter. Is there a resolution to this?

thank you,

Tim

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Re: Cannot get cinnamon live CD to boot...MDM fails

Post by Pierre » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:45 am

the Cinnamon DE does require better resources,
- so maybe try again, but with the Mate DE, instead.

what is the hardware specifications, for your PC ?.
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Re: Cannot get cinnamon live CD to boot...MDM fails

Post by timbrown527 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:28 am

Pierre wrote:the Cinnamon DE does require better resources,
- so maybe try again, but with the Mate DE, instead.

what is the hardware specifications, for your PC ?.
Hi Pierre and thanks.

You are referring to Ubuntu Mate? If so, it's the same? I'd really like to get a look at "mint"!

Here are the specs for my laptop...from the Ebay page. I would think resources aren't the issue. Plenty of ram, etc. I'm thinking the Nvidia card?:


Product Identifiers
Brand ASUS
Model G73JW-A1
MPN G73JWA1
UPC 884840690436
Color Black
Laptop Type Notebook

Power
Battery Type Lithium Ion

Processor
Processor Intel Core i7 1st Gen. 740QM (1.73 GHz)
Memory Cache 6144 KB

Memory
Installed Memory 8 GB (1066 MHz)
RAM Max Supported Size 8 GB

Motherboard
Chipset Intel HM55 Express

Hard Drive
Hard Drive 1 TB 7200 RPM
Storage Controller Serial ATA

Disk Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD-RAM

Display
Display Size 17.3"
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Video Card Memory 1536 MB


Thanks again.

Tim

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Re: Cannot get cinnamon live CD to boot...MDM fails

Post by waldo » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:34 pm

You obviously have more than ample resources to run Cinnamon, so that is not the problem. Just as a test, try another CD with a different Mint DE. Also, there is a possibility that your disk (or the ISO that created it) is defective. Your nVidia card is unlikely to be the issue.

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Re: Cannot get cinnamon live CD to boot...MDM fails

Post by exploder » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:46 pm

I suspect a bad burn of the iso. Did you burn the iso at the lowest possible speed?

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