[SOLVED] 18.2 installer crashing

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[SOLVED] 18.2 installer crashing

Postby petri0 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Never had this kind of trouble before with Mint. Could it be Ryzens fault - is AMD still that bad? Anyhow after I gone through partitioning on installing and start writing my name etc it crashes claiming that I should be using lower speed when I'm burning the DVD. It's an USB stick actually - can't burn that slower.

Because this is new hardware Ryzen 5 and Asus Prime X370-Pro so of course I'm suspecting them. I have tried to install without network cabel and starting with "sudo ubiquity" but no success. Anyone who knows other alternatives to make the installation work?
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Re: 18.2 installer crashing

Postby coffee412 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:14 pm

I have the same board. :) And running 18.1

Have you tried a different usb port. On the back they have 3.1/3.0/2.0 ports.

Also, Have you upgraded your bios?

UPDATE: Re read your post.

What program are you using? Just open a term window and DD the iso to the stick. That should work fine.
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Re: 18.2 installer crashing

Postby Mattyboy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:27 pm

Isn’t there an issue with the kernel not supporting Ryzen under 18.2? Don't quote me but I'm sure I've read that here.

Try installing 18.3 Beta, comes with Kernel: 4.10.0-38.

I've been running it fine under intel since yesterday.

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Re: 18.2 installer crashing

Postby petri0 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:31 pm

Thanks for replying. BIOS is the newest 1201, and I have used 2 USB sticks and moved around the USB ports which BTW in my board lacks the 2.0 ones :wink: - or there isn't any black ones but they can't put blue on 2.0 port right? SSD has GPT table with necessary partitions according to this site: https://medium.com/@manujarvinen/settin ... a1fcf8d502

I used the USB Image Writer which has worked just fine so far. Even the checkup on stick at boot gives green light so it should be ok.

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Re: 18.2 installer crashing

Postby petri0 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:33 pm

Mattyboy wrote:Isn’t there an issue with the kernel not supporting Ryzen under 18.2? Don't quote me but I'm sure I've read that here.

Try installing 18.3 Beta, comes with Kernel: 4.10.0-38.

I've been running it fine under intel since yesterday.


Thing is I had 18.2 installed on this and with kernel 4.10.0-38 but it started to give constant AW SNAPs in Chrome and VLC and Kodi simply crashing at start - untill then it worked somehow.

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Re: 18.2 installer crashing

Postby petri0 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:07 pm

Now I have even tried with 18.3 beta. Crashes at exactly same point - where the name, computer name and password is written.

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Re: 18.2 installer crashing

Postby michael louwe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:56 pm

@ petrl0, .......

Try the fix at this link ... viewtopic.php?f=90&t=256985

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Re: 18.2 installer crashing

Postby coffee412 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:19 pm

I know that Kodi would segfault on me when installing and it was because Iam using a RX480 video card and the AMD driver. I switched to the kernel driver and that fixed everything.

Try using DD to write to the stick:

dd if=some.iso of=/dev/yourstick bs=2048
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Re: [SOLVED] 18.2 installer crashing

Postby petri0 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:29 am

One of the RAM sticks was faulty. Mint 18.2 works like charm with the healthy one - now I just have to wait the store to test the faulty one and decide am I going to get replacement. Would be surprised if not.


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