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installing LM19 from usb with problem

Post by arno_a »


hope someone can help me:
I installed LM19 from usb on my pc (quad core i5-2400, kernel 4.15.0-20-generic) with option "erase disk..."
All fine, I installed it on the disk, made a reboot without usb stick, and couldnot reboot the system. In Bios I have changed the primary boot sequence in HDD here LM has been installed, but without stick it doesnt boot.

Whats my problem?

Thanks a lot for your help!

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Re: installing LM19 from usb with problem

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The short answer is you've only indicated what you don't see. What is needed is a description of what you do see on your screen.

It appears from what you have said that you can boot the new install if your USB device is inserted. If this is true, then it would be helpful if you ran the command inxi -Fxxz in a terminal window and post back the results between [code][/code] tags (the 5th button from the left above the text entry box. This will provide a starting point in trying to determine the source of the issue you are having with your new install.

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Re: installing LM19 from usb with problem

Post by arno_a »

this way?

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mint@mint:~$ inxi -Fxxz
System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) dm: lightdm
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop System: LENOVO product: 3129B2G v: ThinkCentre M71e serial: N/A
           Mobo: LENOVO model: N/A serial: N/A
           UEFI: LENOVO v: 9QKT37AUS date: 02/14/2012
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-2400 (-MCP-) 
           arch: Sandy Bridge rev.7 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 24742
           clock speeds: min/max: 1600/3400 MHz 1: 1999 MHz 2: 1606 MHz
           3: 1599 MHz 4: 1619 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0102
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop
           version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 (compat-v: 3.0) Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1c20
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000
           bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 988.2GB (26.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500DM002 size: 500.1GB
           serial: <filter> temp: 31C
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3160812AS size: 160.0GB
           serial: <filter> temp: 36C
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Rainbow_Line size: 8.0GB
           serial: <filter> temp: 0C
           ID-4: USB /dev/sde model: HTS543232L9A300 size: 320.1GB
           serial: <filter> temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.9G used: 332M (9%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 192 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 921.8/7827.3MB
           Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191 running in gnome-terminal-) inxi: 2.3.56 

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Re: installing LM19 from usb with problem

Post by michael louwe »

arno_a wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Whats my problem?
To confirm that your 2012 Lenovo desktop computer is Legacy BIOS/MBR-msdos, ie not UEFI/GPT, please run sudo parted -l. If so, ...

You have a multi-drives setup which requires the manual "Something else" install method, ie should not have used the automatic "Erase disk and install LM" method. The latter auto-install option is for a single-drive setup, eg you could have unplugged the other hard-drives before doing the install. So, the installed LM partitions and bootloader are now messed up = cannot be booted.

Try unplugging the other hard-drives, ie leaving only one internal hard-drive connected, and reinstall LM with the automatic "Erase disk and install LM" option. After install has completed OK, replug the other drives. If you need to fix the partitions of the other drives, run GParted from the Live LM media, eg to delete any wrongly installed LM partitions or the bootloader.

Or leave the other hard-drives connected and reinstall LM with the manual "Something else" option. Click "-" or Subtract to delete the wrongly installed LM partitions. Ensure that the "Device for boot loader installation" is the same internal hard-drive where you intend to install LM, eg /sda. ...
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=122276 (manual partitioning Tutorial for Legacy BIOS mode and MBR/ms-dos disks)
http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=274529&p=1504317#p1504317 (Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?)

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