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Installation freezes

Postby RamBurner » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:55 am

Computer: Compaq Presario SR5450F
Pentium Dual Core 2.00 GHz
2GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
Integrated video Nvidia GeForce 7100

Have attempted installing 17.2 Cinnamon x86 and 64 bit many times from both USB and DVD. It always freezes during installation.
I have used "Compatibility Mode" as well and it still freezes during installation.
The ISO images I'm using for both the USB and DVD work fine on other installations, passes MD5 as well.

I just installed Windows 7 32 bit on it with no problem.

Any solutions for this?

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby seeley » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:24 am

Hi!
Could you please give us some more detail - what do see on screen? Something displayed?
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Re: Installation freezes

Postby Cosmo. » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:28 am

Open in the live system synaptic and remove the package ubiquity-slideshow-mint.

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby RamBurner » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:06 am

I will see if removing slide show works. There is nothing to see on screen, it freezes.

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby RamBurner » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:29 pm

Unfortunately removing the slideshow didn't help. It still does a complete freeze on installation.

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby Cosmo. » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:48 pm

At which point does it freeze? Do you get all dialogs at the beginning and do you see the slide show afterwards?

If it freezes, can you quit the installer or what do you have to do for getting forward?

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby RamBurner » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:12 pm

It freezes after it has done the copying of files and has installed many files and is getting close to the end of the installation.
There is nothing that can be done at that point besides holding in the power button to shut it down.
It does not freeze at the same point every time.

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby Cosmo. » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:24 pm

I admit, that I am out of ideas. Does the computer gets hot, when you install?

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby RamBurner » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:29 pm

I just got Mint 17.2 to install and it was in an unexpected way. I did a Force PAE and it installed. This was not expected on a E2180 Core 2 Duo. But it worked :mrgreen:

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby Cosmo. » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:35 pm

Good finding. :idea: I was always in the assumption, that with hardware, which needs the PAE option, the live system would not boot at all. (I do not have such hardware, so I could not test it.) So your feedback is especially interesting.

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby RamBurner » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:55 pm

I'm still getting some random hard freezes, but I'm thinking it is a video problem as on the boot up when the desktop spreads into view it stutters. I may throw a video card in it and see if that solves it.
Hahaha, this was a machine that was given to me to refurbish so I can do my thing and donate it to a person that needs a computer but can't afford one.
I knew the old hard drive was toast and replaced it with a good one I had, but man this one has been a nightmare...woof :shock:

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Re: Installation freezes

Postby chemikul30 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:23 pm

I had same issue. Mint doesn't play well with NVidia GeForce GPU. I'm having issues updating GRUB to make my changes permanant but this should fix your problem:

On boot, when you hit GRUB menu, press 'e' when your boot version Mint is highlighted. This will bring you to the boot parameters.

Look for the command: QUIET SPLASH.

Before or after that, leaving a space between other commands, type

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nouveau.noaccel=1


This should stop the freezes for now but you will also need to go into the Driver Manager app under Menu/Administration and change the driver to Nouveau.

This should stop all freezes. You will need to type this in each boot until you change the etc/default/grub file and make and save the same changes. Use

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sudo gedit grub
or your favorite text editor. If you don't have it type

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sudo apt-get install gedit


Once changes are saved, run:

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cd /etc/default

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su
enter pw.

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update-grub


If this solves your freezes, mark this as solved. if you have any errors thrown while updating, create another post. GRUB polls multiple files to update, 'grub' in etc/default/ is the the only grub file to append.


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