I can't install Linux mint

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I can't install Linux mint

Postby Firekeeper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:13 pm

To make a long story short I don't have an OS anymore so I made a bootable flash drive with Linux on it but it's not working, but it's not the USB because it works on my sister's computer and the windows recovery USB also isn't working, witch is the official one btw. Each time I try to install it, it brings up something about the partition. My sister said this happened to her old computer but thought it was just the USB. I have an Lenovo flex 3 and would really love it if someone helped me out.

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby richyrich » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:17 pm

Each time I try to install it, it brings up something about the partition.


Too vague! Without knowing what that exact error message is . . makes it near impossible to help you troubleshoot. :shock:

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby Firekeeper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:43 pm

OK here's what the error says
The installer encountered an error copying files on the hard disk
[Errno 30] Read-only file system: '/target/lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic/kernel/sound/PCI/vx222'
This is often due to a faulty hard disk it may help to check whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement or to move the system to a cooler environment

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby MintBean » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:00 pm

Could it be your Windows install went screwy because the hard disc is on its way out? That error is talking about a problem with the target drive in your PC.

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby Firekeeper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:06 pm

The hard drive is brand new

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby richyrich » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:16 pm

There are only two . .
1) Faulty new hard drive, or incorrect type of hard drive installed, or faulty cabling at the hard drive, or
2) Bad usb drive or corrupt Mint ISO image used.

Suggestion: Download a new Mint ISO, be sure to verify the ISO, then install new ISO image to the usb. Try again.

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby Firekeeper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:33 pm

It may be the hard disk for I have already tried your suggestion. Thanks anyway, may sell this computer so if anyone is interested, HMU

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby deleted » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:40 pm

You can install the SMART utilities in the live session and see what it reports about the drive.
If it seems fine, then I'd recreate a partition table, etc...
-Hinto

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby MintBean » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:51 pm

If the program 'disks' is on the live USB (I think it may be) this does a disc SMART check.

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby deleted » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:38 am

That's the one!
Thanks.
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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby Firekeeper » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:49 am

MintBean wrote:If the program 'disks' is on the live USB (I think it may be) this does a disc SMART check.

I don't understand.

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby MintBean » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:56 am

Firekeeper wrote:
MintBean wrote:If the program 'disks' is on the live USB (I think it may be) this does a disc SMART check.

I don't understand.

Run Mint from the USB without trying to install.
Go to the Mint menu, left click on it, type 'dis' in the search box.
The menu will show an icon called 'disks.' Click on it to launch the program.
In the disks program, there is an icon (top right if I remember correctly, looks like 3 horizontal bars IIRC) that you left click on and one of the options is something like 'SMART check' if you have a drive highlighted on the left of the window. Running this you will be able to check if the hard disc you are trying to install on has any issues.

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Re: I can't install Linux mint

Postby harold323 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:12 pm

Short Story: Lenovo Flex 3 with Windows 10 and Mint 18.2 Cinnamon-Works Great!!
Long Story:
I purchased a Lenovo Flex 3 laptop 6 months ago. Finally decided to install the Linux Mint 18.2 side by side with Winows 10. I have a brother printer and thankfully they have a file on their website to download the drivers for both printing and scanning I followed their instructions on their site. The Intel display drivers were obtained at their website (follow the instructions that can be found at linux Mint 18.2 on how to install and configure).

The system works great. Some advise for newbies.
1- Follow the post configuration suggestions provided at this site.
2- Do not install an anti-virus. The system is plenty secure.
3- Do not install any emulators (virtualbox, VM, etc.)
4- I use Cinnamon. Don't install other UI's like Mate or KDE together with Cinnamon, I've read that things can get kind of messy after that. Either Mate, KDE, Cinnamon or other interface, but not all together.
5- I've worked with repositories. stick to the ones you know are trustworthy.
6- I am used to working with the following applications in Windows 10
1) OneNote- I now use the online version and have an addon in the Firefox browser for clipping as well as in Opera.
2) Word- I now use one of several alternatives. Online Word is to slow.
a) Google Docs
b) LibreOffice Writer
c) WPS Writer
3) Excel- Still difficult to replace. There are no other spreadsheet programs that can easily do some of the very advanced features in Excel and no one else in my industry uses alternatives (yet).
4) Outlook- There online version is great for one account, but not more.
a) Evolution works like it with addons
b) Thunderbird is the same as Evolution

Hope this helps


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