Cannot Install LM19 from LiveDVD

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Cannot Install LM19 from LiveDVD

Post by phil996bp » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:21 am

I've been running Linux since LM17.3 and I've always managed to get myself out of trouble by scouring the internet but this one is beyond me!

I have an HP Z400 Workstation running Linux Mint 18.3 dual booted with Windows 7. When LM 19 was first released I tried the upgrade route from 18.3 to 19 but this failed, so I downloaded the iso and burned the image to a DVD but this failed immediately after the first splash screen returning a terminal error "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init". I've burned three discs using different software and also downloaded the v2 iso but all fail in the same way. I've tried all the options given in the release notes, Compatibility Mode, nomodeset etc, but none of these work either.

I re-installed 18.3 and have been looking for a solution for this ever since without success.

The issue appears to be with Ubuntu 18.04 as this also fails in the same way.

HOWEVER, Both Ubuntu 18.04 and LM19 can be installed and work in VirtualBox from the same installation discs.

The error message spans two screens and the first one is too fast to read but I video'd it on my phone and managed to get it.
MintLiveCDInstallProblem1.jpg
First error screen
MintLiveCDInstallProblem2.jpg
Second error screen
The output of inxi -Fxxz is included below.

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System:    Host: Z400 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) dm: lightdm
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Z400 Workstation
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0B4Ch v: D
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 786G3 v03.20 date: 06/10/2011
           Chassis: type: 6
CPU:       Quad core Intel Xeon W3550 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 24534
           clock speeds: min/max: 1596/3060 MHz 1: 1596 MHz 2: 1596 MHz
           3: 1729 MHz 4: 1596 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G94GL [Quadro FX 1800]
           bus-ID: 0f:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0638
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1680x1050@59.85hz
           GLX Renderer: NV94
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:3a3e
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
           driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1684
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (6.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HUA72302 size: 2000.4GB serial: YFGEXU1A
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23G used: 9.9G (46%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: /home size: 917G used: 111G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 41.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 242 Uptime: 31 min Memory: 2026.2/16027.6MB
           Init: systemd v: 229 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481 running in gnome-terminal-) inxi: 2.2.35 
Does this mean my computer is too old for the software?

I hope someone can help. I may not be able to respond immediately to any requests for further information or actions so please bear with me.

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Re: Cannot Install LM19 from LiveDVD

Post by administrollaattori » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:50 pm

You could try to use custom iso or USB, which uses older vmlinuz and initrd.lz in the casper folder. If using USB, just rename current vmlinuz and initrd and copy older versions from Mint 18.iso .... or Mint 17.iso.

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Re: Cannot Install LM19 from LiveDVD

Post by phil996bp » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:46 am

Thanks for the tip. I've had a quick look to find out how to create a custom iso and it looks quite complicated (for me at least) so I'll have to spend some time trying to have a go... unless you can point me to a quick guide somewhere!

Unless I've missed the point and it's just a case of opening up the iso's in a file manager and renaming/swapping the files you mentioned.

I'll be back...
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Re: Cannot Install LM19 from LiveDVD

Post by administrollaattori » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:02 am

phil996bp wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:46 am
Thanks for the tip. I've had a quick look to find out how to create a custom iso and it looks quite complicated (for me at least)
An easy way is to use Isomaster
https://www.google.fi/search?q=isomaste ... 80&bih=573

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Re: Cannot Install LM19 from LiveDVD

Post by Ren » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:26 pm

I'm just jumping in here to say, #METOO

Tonight I made a LM19xcfe boot CD for my HP laptop ze4230 (2003 era) w/ 40Gb disk, 488Mb ram, Celeron 1.8GHz clock, WinXP
and it will not install from the CD either,
It does boot from the CD, But, ciicking on the Install icon on the Desktop does nothing. Clicking on the System menu "Install from this CD" (or something like that) does nothing either.

It also would not turn off when I clicked on "Turn off Computer".

The SHA check of the download was okay.

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Re: Cannot Install LM19 from LiveDVD

Post by administrollaattori » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:27 am

Ren wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:26 pm
Tonight I made a LM19xcfe boot CD for my HP laptop ze4230 (2003 era) w/ 40Gb disk, 488Mb ram, Celeron 1.8GHz clock, WinXP
Too weak computer for Mint, try Puppy Linux.
http://puppylinux.com/

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Re: Cannot Install LM19 from LiveDVD

Post by Ren » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:43 pm

I found a USB drive with some version of Debian netinstall, that worked. But I need to brush up on my system administration, because I am having trouble installing updated software (Firefox, OpenOffice, etc.)
So, I guess you could say for me, and not for the OP, my problem is solved.

Thanks for responding!
(I'm a user of LM 17 and 18 on other PC's.)

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