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just downloaded and installed Linux mint 17 qiana cinnamon 64 on gateway laptop nv52. formerly had windows 7 premium.
drive was wiped with dban before installation with a couple non fatal errors. cinnamon is working great but downloaded packages for chromium and wine are broken and do not know how to fix. AS I said everything working great just -f install not working ...what else can I do or try. Also should I be reseting or changing the bios settings for the new system?
Sounds like you got a bad install. The best idea would be to reinstall.
installed 4 times 2 with mate (was worse) and this is second time with cinnamon. This is the best one yet. could it be due to a slow internet connection or the mirror/torrent?? My down speed is maybe 1
Something is definitely wrong. Did you verify the download of the install media against its published checksum (MD5 or SHA)? Also, you might want to double check your hardware with memtest86+ and the SMART hard drive self test tools (see man smartctl for details).
Hello again, I must apologize for the vanishing act but sometimes life changes your priorities for a while. Anyway I have appreciated all the help but nothing has worked so I got my hands on a good disk and am going to try to install again with it.
Here is the questions, 1- how do I properly check the md5 to ensure a good install (memtest is good) and I created a logical partition on my windows 7 pc labeled I drive, How do I install to that drive.
I know the pc is healthy so if I can install on my pc without anymore problems then I know its the laptop, or if both have problems it must be something I am doing wrong.