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Hungs up while installing...

Postby Alejandro » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:27 pm

Hi!

first post :twisted:

So, I have been using Linux since 2002, today I saw this new Mint thingy :) and I decided to give it a try.

After a very fast download, I burned my CD and started to install (Celena? it's the 3.1).

As everything, almost nothing goes as smoothly as we would like to. The installation hung my computer while copying files the message is "few minutes to complete installation..." (or something like that)

Does anyone have the same problem? or this is just an Alejandro problem? :(

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Postby frank392 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:58 pm

try the cd on other computer, if it works then is your the computer and if the problem persists on the other computer it might be the cd.

and please some info about your hardware wont hurt :)

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Postby Alejandro » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:08 pm

:lol: you're right :P

I have a Gigabyte mobo, AMD Athlon 64 @ 1800 MHz and 2 GB the HDD is a 80BG Seagate Barracuda.

Sadly I can't test the CD in any other computer as I don't have one. My GF has a laptop and she doesn't want anything to do with Linux (I've tried, believe me...), so I'm short of those things...

I'll try to install Debian now and see if it's the HDD.

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Postby frank392 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:13 pm

there is no reason why Mint should not work in your hardware.
try debian you would like it a lot
going back to mint try to burn another copy at a lower speed

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Postby Alejandro » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:15 pm

I'll try debian just as a test. I think I like Mint very much and I'll find the way to install it... :twisted:

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Postby frank392 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:17 pm

one more question, what edition (kde,gnome,celena,cassandra) are you trying to install?

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Postby Alejandro » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:18 pm

Gnome 8)

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Postby frank392 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:20 pm

cassandra or celena?

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Re: Hungs up while installing...

Postby Alejandro » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:22 pm

Alejandro wrote:I burned my CD and started to install (Celena? it's the 3.1).

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Postby merlwiz79 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:58 am

Have you check the md5 of the ISO and burned at 2X?
This link might help.
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ur_Live_CD
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Postby Alejandro » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:24 am

md5 checked... :(

still trying


So, I found the problem: my HDD is broken, I'll have to wait until I get a new one :cry:


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