[SOLVED]Linux Mint crash

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[SOLVED]Linux Mint crash

Post by eliew » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:26 pm

Hey guys. I'm trying to instal Linux Mint Cinnamon for the first time. I got it on a USB Flashdrive and created a 400GB partition for it. I wanna Dual boot it with windows 10 to give it a try first(even though I'm pretty sure I will love it). Now I booted from the flash drive and got in the Linux partition. I started the Linux Mint installation and when I get to "Installation type" I just get a blank white window and there's no partition or anything to choose from. And when I press the "+" or "change" options the installer crashes.

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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by eliew » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:45 pm

It's linux mint 18.3 sylvia

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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by Pjotr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:59 pm

From within the live session, please generate an overview of your system like this:

- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);

- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;

- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

- Press Enter.

- Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by eliew » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:14 pm

System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: XPS 15 9550
Mobo: Dell model: 0X2P13 v: A01
Bios: Dell v: 1.2.19 date: 12/22/2016
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-6300HQ (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 18432
clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1160 MHz 2: 950 MHz 3: 799 MHz
4: 799 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
Resolution: 1920x1080@59.93hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network: Card: Broadcom BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC
driver: brcmfmac bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1096.2GB (0.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: LITEON_CS1 size: 32.0GB temp: 0C
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ02ABF1 size: 1000.2GB temp: 24C
ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 64.0GB temp: 0C
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 25.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 34.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 211 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 555.7/7806.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35



Also my computer becomes extremely slow when I'm on Mint. It took me about 15 min to open firefox and get this message sent. I'm really not sure why, I have a pretty strong computer

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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by Pjotr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:53 pm

You may have to do something for that Nvidia card:
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sylvia_cinnamon.php
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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by eliew » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:51 pm

Hey I tried setting my Nvidia card as my default card but it hasn't worked. I'm trying to instal Linux Mint 17.3 now hoping that would work

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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by eliew » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:55 pm

It's crashing at the exact same step in the installation with Mint 17.3 as well

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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by eliew » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:34 pm

I tried installing the latest version of Ubuntu. It's not as slow but it's also crashing at the same step as Mint

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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by michael louwe » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:16 am

@ eliew, .......
eliew wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:34 pm
I tried installing the latest version of Ubuntu. It's not as slow but it's also crashing at the same step as Mint
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Your install problems are likely related to ... https://triplescomputers.com/blog/uncat ... operation/ (solution-switch-windows-10-from-raidide-to-ahci-operation without the need to reinstall Win 10 in AHCI disk mode)
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter ... t/19659260

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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by eliew » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:22 am

Ok thank you. I'm at work at the moment but I will try this as soon as I get home

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Re: Linux Mint crash

Post by eliew » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:20 pm

Hey it worked! Thank you so much for your time guys! :)

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