Live disk works, install doesn't.

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Live disk works, install doesn't.

Postby hairypreacher » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:54 pm


I may be missing something obvious so here's the story so far...

Downloaded the latest Mint iso, ran it live in an old dell machine, (2Ghz Celeron, 2Gb ram, onboard graphics intel 845, plenty of HDD space)
Works perfectly (I'm using it now)
Installed it dual boot with winblows xp, installation went fine then after reboot I get to the log in screen, after entering username and password I get a blank screen, the only error message I get is,

/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256

Any help or pointers much appreciated, have had a search here but have not found an answer yet...


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Re: Live disk works, install doesn't.

Postby richyrich » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:28 pm

Hi Andy,
Something to try, (hard drive boot) when you get to the login screen, click the Session, and change it to Failsafe Gnome, then log in. Once logged in you should be able to get/download all the Mint updates, and change/check your display setup. Reboot, & change the Session back to Gnome.

Let us know how it turns out.


EDIT: I googled your error message, and found a solution in the Ubuntu forums: (hard drive boot)
On the initial boot screen (counting down the seconds), hit the spacebar, and choose Compatibility Mode. Arrow down to Root Terminal, hit enter, use your regular password, and type the following (in green) at the prompt:

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mkdir -p /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.system; chmod 755 /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.system

Hit enter, and exit / reboot.

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