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Installation Problem

Postby Ummagumma » Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:47 pm

I burned the disk image for Daryna 4.0, and put it into an old Dell Optiplex GX60 w/ 1.6ghz processor 256mb RAM - I wiped the drive clean before installing (bad idea?) and the Main menu pops up fine, and I'm trying to start it in safe graphics mode, but after doing so it just goes straight to a black screen - no command line or anything. Is there anything I am doing wrong?

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Re: Installation Problem

Postby MagnusB » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:42 pm

With just 256 RAM liveCDs tend to be a bit slow, and unfortunately there is no alternate install CD for Mint. You could just retry (I know this work, I have a box myself with only 245 RAM, and usually I just try and try again until it work), or you could try out the XFCE edition, as XFCE is a much more RAM friendly desktop environment than GNOME.. It might also be an issue with your disk, does Mint come with the check CD function?
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Re: Installation Problem

Postby Guest » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:51 am

One thing I have done before in a situation like this, which usually works, is add some more ram from another computer that you have, if it is compatible, and install the system. You can then remove the ram after the install and all will be will, though a bit slow. No guarantees but a good shot anyway.

Good luck


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