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gnappi
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Install stops

Post by gnappi » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:29 pm

After getting to the live screen and starting the install of 18.3 the errors(s)

"Install error resolving ubuntu,pool.ntp.org"

Keep coming up and will not continue. I'm guessing that it wants an internet connection and it cannot find / configure my wireless adapter that I use (under Win7) connect to my Android phone wireless hotspot?

The PC I have is a HP-DC7800 with 1/2 TB HDD, Netgear WNA3100 N300 wireless adapter, 8 gigs of RAM.

Any ideas that do not include hunting around for hardware to make Mint happy? :-)

TIA,

Gary

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Re: Install stops

Post by gnappi » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 pm

PS, my wireless adapter has a Broadcom BCM43231 chip.

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Re: Install stops

Post by gnappi » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:42 pm

Believe it or not, a brand new fully functioning (under win7) 500 GB WD5002 SATA drive was causing the install stoppage. I put an old 80 gig SATA drive in on a hunch and it blew right past where the other three failed installs (one on 18.0 and two on 18.3) stopped and finished installing. I guess I have to try some other drives and lose the dinky 80 gig drive!

Looks like there's an issue with 18.0 and 18.3 (64 bit) on this particular model drive.

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Re: Install stops

Post by gnappi » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:10 pm

SOLVED!

Well, I toughed out the 500gig issue, it seems as if the installer found the drive but ignored it.

After I opened from menu > preferences > disks and selecting the tools icon I found that somehow a RAID member signature was on the drive and I was able to remove it, repartition and format it and the installation went smoothly.

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