Unable to install Mint 4.0 (partitioner won't run)

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Unable to install Mint 4.0 (partitioner won't run)

Postby v1p3r » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:23 am

I'm completely new to linux, one of my friends recommended Daryana to me and i burned a CD last night. Everything looked pretty interesting until i started trying to install Daryana. The setup process reaches up to the point where the keyboard layout is chosen, the setup than ran the partitioner (scanning disks and other messages), after that i waited for nearly an hour, the drive of my laptop made whirring noises intermittently and the HDD in use light blinked too, but the layout selection screen was all that was visible, in effect my pc was stuck. If you've ever been excited about something new but failed to receive it, you know about the kind of frustration i felt.

I have an Acer 3004WLCi, with 512 MBs of RAM and an AMD 3100+ Sempron processor.

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Re: Unable to install Mint 4.0 (partitioner won't run)

Postby deadguy » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:30 pm

hello vlp3r,

could be a bad burn.

two questions:

1. did you check the md5 checksum?

2. did you burn at the slowest possible speed?

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Re: Unable to install Mint 4.0 (partitioner won't run)

Postby maty1206 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:31 pm

TO deadguy :

Hi, welcome to Linux Mint

I'm spanish forum moderator.

I recommend you to use gparted Livecd for make a new partitions.

Download from here:

Burn it at 8X speed, and boot from the livecd.

It's really easy to use.

Please do this partitions:

one primary partition as Ext3 At least 4 Gb Mount as "/"
one primary partition as Swap partition ( double size real RAM)

Next, you have have to press on "Apply"

Finally you have to boot from Mint livecd, and when you're in partition step, choose "MAnual" and select those partitions:


That's all

Enjoy Linux Mint
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