[SOLVED with solution]!!!! Install Mint 19 woes

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[SOLVED with solution]!!!! Install Mint 19 woes

Post by Arctic-Prospector » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:41 pm

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Credit goes to  ajgringo619, and thru him, catweazel.

SAimplicity is the essence of elegant, Plus the fact
I'm lazy.
now I have a decent mint 19 machine.

disk partitioning - I can help you with.

for linux mint 19 install onto

a ASUS Prime X399-A motherboard with a threadripper 2290WX cpu
and two NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050] with 2 gigs video ram
used only one video card to install with.

installed the latest bios for the motherboard.
set motherboard bios to factory defaults
          2 exceptions set time and date
                       set num lock off at boot
==============================================================

            Linux video cludge between ==== lines

after motherboard bios boot
 "esc" once
linux boot menu options appears
"e" (for edit mode)

add nomodeset after quiet splash - make sure
you do not overwrite anything, and needs a space
before and after nomodeset

F10 to save changes and continue the boot.
==============================================================
Install Mint 19
at the requested reboot, 
repeat the Linux video cludge as above

then as per other posts in here to add nomodeset into grub file.
arctic@Ripper64:~$ sudo nano /etc/default/grub
[sudo] password for arctic: 
arctic@Ripper64:~$ sudo update-grub  <<<<----does not work here...

/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 10: /etc/default/grub: nomodeset: not found
arctic@Ripper64:~$

Now I deal with my needed video drivers.
my 2 video cards are as below
arctic@Ripper64:~$ inxi  -SMCGx

Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050]     bus-ID: 41:00.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )   drivers: fbdev,nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,vesa)
Resolution: 800x600@75.00hz   OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 128 bits)
version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes

Use these commands to remove any Nvidia driver files:

sudo apt purge *nvidia* && sudo apt autoremove
reboot or Logout/ Login. 
Use this command and post the output:

inxi -SMCGx

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa  &&  sudo apt-get update  <-from add'l repositories

apt search nvidia | grep 410    <-- only needed to see additional sources

sudo apt install nvidia-driver-410 nvidia-prime nvidia-dkms-410 nvidia-settings

have not used
sudo apt-get install *nvidia*



my working fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
#/swapfile                              none            swap    sw                0       0
#above was line after UUID=DB6A-2776 etc  <--this removes swap from m2 ssd
#
#
# <file system>                                           <mount point>                <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/nvme0n1p2 during installation
UUID=750a3294-a3a1-4977-b4d5-d78414efbd9e   /                                 ext4    errors=remount-ro  0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/nvme0n1p1 during installation
UUID=DB6A-2776                                             /boot/efi                        vfat    umask=0077            0       1
PARTLABEL="Old System"                         /home/arctic/oldsystem         ext4    errors=remount-ro   0       2
LABEL="Seti-Data-2"                                            /var/lib/boinc-client   ext4    errors=remount-ro   0       2
PARTLABEL="Swapper"                                         none                           swap   sw                           0       0
PARTLABEL="Sata-Data-3"                                   /var/lib/boinc-client    ext4    errors=remount-ro    0       2
PARTLABEL="Temp-Files"                                                  /tmp              ext4    errors=remount-ro    0       2
LABEL="Seti-Data"                                               /var/lib/boinc-client    ext4    errors=remount-ro    0       2
LABEL="500-GB"                                           /home/arctic/oldsystem      vfat     errors=remount-ro    0       2
PARTLABEL="Ripper64-Swap"                                                 none          swap    sw                            0       0
I'm using
a ASUS Prime X-399-A mother board,
a M.2 SSD drive 512 GB, new, probably not partitioned, and unformated
a threadripper 2990WX cpu,
and 128GB memory.
with a bootable 64 bit usb stick of linux mint 19 second version
1st linux mint 19 version had a "grub" error

and 1 only of the two Asus GEFORCE GTX 1050 cards - I've heard trying to
install linux with more than 1 video card is painfull.

finally bios upgraded to 0808 - latest and greatest from ASUS

[ 0.000000] [Firmware Bug] : AMD-Vi:10APIC [130] not in IURS table
[ 0.000000] [Firmware Bug] : AMD-Vi:10APIC [131] not in IURS table
[ 0.000000] [Firmware Bug] : AMD-Vi:10APIC [132] not in IURS table

then 1 line of 2 green "|", and 1 white "|" this 3 group repeated across
screen - this fills 1 line
then - a empty line
then one line of multicolours - no discernable pattern to me

Q-code AA in bios display

Asus tells me UEFI and CSM are my problems
(no how to fix suggestions from them - Linux unsupported)

I have read about nomodeset in here
should I be playing with my boot usb stick from here?
are there other options to try?

the old linux mint documentation does not address these areas.
my install usb works just dandy on older computers.
M/S with it's latest attempt at a computer system has turned me
to Linux Mint. I sure would like to get this new system working
to find ET (SETI)
ideas greatly appreciated.

thanks for all and any help in advance
Last edited by Arctic-Prospector on Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:14 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Install Mint 19 woes

Post by Pierre » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:00 pm

just to clarify here - - you can boot that usb stick ?
& thus get to a working desktop ?

you can then run the installer ?.
does it get part-way or all the way, through the installation ?
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Re: Install Mint 19 woes

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:17 pm

...this thread here contains the answers you're looking for more or less.
Start by making sure that iommu / 'SVM' as Asus likes calling it is enabled,
further see if an option called "Enumerate all IOMMU in IVRS" is available...

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Re: Install Mint 19 woes

Post by Arctic-Prospector » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:27 pm

mint 18.3 same errors exactly.
things to try
booting from usb install stick - never ever tried that


trying to figure out to change "nomodeset"


my 808 bios for that M/B is latest & greatest

time for shut eye

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Re: Install Mint 19 woes

Post by Arctic-Prospector » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:20 am

update again
I made notes from the thread that was brought to my attention.

18.3 Mint usb stick kept flashing after screen "froze"

I'm new to Linux - 3 weeks so far..

breakfast next, trudge thru bios line by line
then try boot options that have been mentioned.

Does Mint 19 support UEFI?

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Re: Install Mint 19 woes

Post by Arctic-Prospector » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:06 pm

Mint 19 does support UEFI

I have the latest bios for the ASUS Prime X399-A mother board
it is as of today 808

reset the bios to normal out of the box, with the only
change being the day and time

to get here used "e" key to add nomodeset after "quiet splash

after editing my /etc/default/grub

start grub

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
# info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" nomodeset
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"
# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console
# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

end grub

commands I used were usb stick at this point
mint@mint:~$ sudo nano /etc/default/grub
mint@mint:~$
mint@mint:~$ sudo update-grub
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'.
mint@mint:~$
mint@mint:~$ sudo run update-grub
sudo: run: command not found
mint@mint:~$
mint@mint:~$ update-grub
grub-mkconfig: You must run this as root
mint@mint:~$

problem with mounted disks
The installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions:

/dev/sdb

Do you want the installer to try to unmount the partitions on these disks before continuing?
If you leave them mounted, you will not be able to create, delete, or resize partitions on
these disks, but you may be able to install to existing partitions there.

I unmounted all

mint 19 installed ok.
I should have edited /etc/default/grub on the new install
I can get into grub.
how to use grub? it does not appear to be user freindly...

all in all - some progress here. not solved - yet!!!

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Re: Install Mint 19 woes

Post by Arctic-Prospector » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:30 pm

solved if anyone desires I will post a concise summary

thanks all

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[SOLVED] !!!!! Install Mint 19 woes!!!!!!!!

Post by Arctic-Prospector » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:32 pm

THANKS ALL

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Re: [SOLVED]!!!! Install Mint 19 woes

Post by Scythe » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:05 pm

I'd like concise summary, if you are so inclined.

I can boot off the live USB....no issues. Install, boot.....No grub just a black screen.

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Re: Install Mint 19 woes

Post by all41 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:39 pm

Arctic-Prospector wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:30 pm
solved if anyone desires I will post a concise summary

thanks all
Yes--posting your solution to a [SOLVED] topic will help others

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Re: [SOLVED]!!!! Install Mint 19 woes

Post by Arctic-Prospector » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:17 pm

here you go Sycthe
first I reset my bios to defaults
I only set correct time, and no number look upon boot

after bios boots
press esc about once per second till you get the mint menu

press "e" once
now you can edit that file
use arrow keys get behind quiet splash
use space bar to give yourself some extra spaces there
type in nomodeset with 1 space before and after
you probably now have to remove some spaces

f10 to save and continue

good luck it works on my amd / asus setup

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