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[Closed]Mint 11 hangs on requirements screen

Post by jk121960 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:35 am

HI, To make a long story short, my daughters wanted me to install Linux so I said ok, box has windows 7 already installed so I set up a dual boot gave 200 gig /root and 50 gig swap (large I know but 2TB drive) . There is a Gigabyte EP45-UD3L Mobo with 4 gigs of ram and an nvidia GT430 card and a d-link wireless. I started the install and when you get to the part in the beginning where it shows the install requirements, How much disk space etc, the install hangs. I tried multiple times same result. So I said OK, tried Ubuntu 11.04 same result, so I tried Debian 6021 it went in. So it is in the Ubuntu layer or the interaction thereof. I got a hold of a Ubuntu 11.04 Alternate install(text based) and tried that and it went in. The alternate has the text based install. So I was wondering if someone has an idea of what this or is there a text based Mint edition. I want Mint because it is a much more finished desktop product. Hopefully someone has run into this and knows what to do.

thanks

--jerry
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Re: Mint 11 hangs on requirements screen

Post by proxima_centauri » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:04 am

jk121960 wrote:200 gig /root and 50 gig swap (large I know but 2TB drive)
Please delete that SWAP partition and make a new one that is 4GB. There is no reason on the planet that would justify a SWAP partition that large. It only needs to be the equivalent of your RAM for modern computers.
Unfortunately, there is no text-based alternate installer for Linux Mint

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Re: Mint 11 hangs on requirements screen

Post by sagirfahmid3 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:33 am

jk121960 wrote:50 gig swap (large I know but 2TB drive)
LOLZ! Dude, unless you have like 16MB RAM, the 50GB of swap wont really come in handy. Besides, 2GB of swap works fine for a computer with 3GB RAM.

Wow, lol this was funny...50GB of swap....
No offence lol, but make it like 4GB max if you have like 8GB or higher. Swap=paging file (I think), so it takes a long time for it to write to the harddrive and it will slow down your harddrive's performance (if you have less than 512MB of RAM).

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Re: Mint 11 hangs on requirements screen

Post by jk121960 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:51 am

Truthfully the reason the swap is that big is that was the left over space after I divided the device up in as many partitions as possible. I realize it don't need it and I have never seen more then a couple of mg in it. But are you serious about the size making it fail?

thanks --jerry

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Re: Mint 11 hangs on requirements screen

Post by sagirfahmid3 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:12 pm

No no, the swap file didn't make the installation fail, its something else, but swap should be between 1GB to 4GB (or 8GB if your RAM is like 16GB).

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