Broken ISO on download page..?

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JasonStonier
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Broken ISO on download page..?

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Weird one - I downloaded the Mint 19 Mate edition 32bit iso from the download page, burned to a USB stick, booted as normal but it didn't auto-login in to the live session. Tried user 'mint' password blank and it had a second or two of trying to login then looped back to the login prompt.

I downloaded the iso 4 times on four different machines (Linux Mint, Mac, Windows 7, Windows 10) from four different mirrors, and burned using two different ISO burners (unetbootin, rufus) to two different USB sticks.

Same issue each time.

Eventually I downloaded the mint 19 XFCE iso and it worked first time, so I've solved my problem.

Anyone else seen this problem?

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Is it possible that it got corrupted during downloading? I'd redownload, and check with that.
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Post by Pierre »

did you check each ISO had the correct checksum:
https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
select the checksum, for the version(s) that you have downloaded.

ie: you can get some really weird errors, if that checksum is incorrect.
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been there - done that.
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Re: Broken ISO on download page..?

Post by JasonStonier »

Didn't verify the checksum, but did download it 4 separate times from 4 separate mirrors :D

Like I say - my problem is solved because I downloaded the XFCE version and installed Mate later...just weird though.

I'll try and do a checksum verification when I get home from work, just for interest sake.

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How did you burn the ISO to Usb stick? Mint 19.1 Mate 64bits worked fine for me, haven't tried 32bits. Your CPU is not 64bits?
Mint 19.1 MATE x64

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dcrowder wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Your CPU is not 64bits?
My thoughts too. Apart from verifying the .ISO to make sure, it's worth opening a Terminal and posting the output of inxi -Fxz here. Usually, these days, the 64-bit version is the better choice. The inxi output will be a good guide as to whether this is the case for you. (Note: Capital F).

Some software (including Waterfox, for example) is 64-bit only these days. This is becoming the norm for modern OSes.

For writing .ISO images to USB sticks, I usually use dd. I can help with that if you wish to give it a go but beware you need to make sure you're writing to the correct device!
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Toshiba NB250 - Manjaro KDE------------------------K7S5A AMD 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
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Re: Broken ISO on download page..?

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dcrowder wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:02 pm
How did you burn the ISO to Usb stick? Mint 19.1 Mate 64bits worked fine for me, haven't tried 32bits. Your CPU is not 64bits?
ISOs burned 4 times, split between unetbootin (Linux and Mac) and Rufus (Windows 7 and 10). It's a 64bit CPU - I run 64bit mint no problem. I needed a true 32bit environment for something and I never got a chroot working satisfactorily under my 64bit install.

It's all working now on 32bit - I donwloaded the XFCE version 32bit and it worked fine. It's just the Mate 32bit iso that wouldn't start up correctly.

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Post by pbear »

FWIW, I had no trouble booting that ISO. Something quirky about your system, it would seem.

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mint@mint:~$ inxi -F
System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic i686 bits: 32 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1  Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite L655 v: PSK2CU-03U01U serial: N/A
           Mobo: Intel model: N/A serial: N/A BIOS: INSYDE v: 2.80 date: 07/03/2012
On the mad chance you actually meant the current version (19.1), I tested that too. Booted fine also.

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