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Old 07-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Question Cannot install distribution with kernel 3.x but I can do it with kernel 2.6.x


Hello I have a machine with a Asus Maximus VI Extreme motherboard, an Intel i7-4770K CPU and 16 Gb of RAM.

I have tried to install different recent distributions of Linux: Mint, Debian, OpenSuse, Fedora, etc. and I cannot install any of those. During the installation process my computer simply halts with all those distributions. I have realized that all of these distributions have a Kernel 3.x.

However, I CAN install a distribution with a kernel 2.6.x like Scientific Linux or CentOs.

Do you have any clue on what can I do in order to install a 3.x version of linux? something that I have to change in the setup of my computer?

Thank you very much and kind regards,

Diego
 
Old 07-26-2014, 09:44 AM   #2
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What video do you have? Any unique hardware like RAID disk controllers, etc? What are the exact error messages you get?

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Old 07-26-2014, 09:56 AM   #3
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What video do you have? Any unique hardware like RAID disk controllers, etc? What are the exact error messages you get?
Hi, thanks for your answer.

How I am running Scientific Linux ... with kernel 2.6.x

Code:
[daalvarez@eredron ~]$ uname -a
Linux eredron 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Oct 16 11:13:47 CDT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
With regard to my hardware I have:
Code:
[daalvarez@eredron ~]$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I217-V (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #2 (rev d4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Z87 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 610] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 43b1 (rev 03)
04:00.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8605 PCI Express 4-port Gen2 Switch (rev aa)
05:01.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8605 PCI Express 4-port Gen2 Switch (rev aa)
05:02.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8605 PCI Express 4-port Gen2 Switch (rev aa)
05:03.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8605 PCI Express 4-port Gen2 Switch (rev aa)
07:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller (rev 01)
08:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller (rev 01)
[daalvarez@eredron ~]$
With regard to the errors I get while installating, the computer simply halts, it does not say anything, I cannot load even a live distro.

EDIT:
I tried to install Linux Mint 17 XFCE 32 bits (I know I have to install a 64 bit version) with the command:
Code:
/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/linuxmint.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/inird.lz --
And I get the following output
http://i58.tinypic.com/2hyds2r.jpg
and then the computer halts.

Last edited by diegoandresalvarez; 07-26-2014 at 10:33 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 11:30 AM   #4
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It looks like USB3 ports are the issue. How are you booting the new distros to install? I have had spotty results booting from USB3 ports and generally boot from USB2 ports.

Are you trying to boot into live mode before the install? I'd recommend that to make sure the distro will run properly...

Last edited by NGIB; 07-26-2014 at 11:31 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 11:42 AM   #5
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It looks like USB3 ports are the issue. How are you booting the new distros to install? I have had spotty results booting from USB3 ports and generally boot from USB2 ports.
I am always booting from a DVD.

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Are you trying to boot into live mode before the install? I'd recommend that to make sure the distro will run properly...
That is the idea, but I cannot even get to that point.

What can I do next?

Last edited by diegoandresalvarez; 07-26-2014 at 11:51 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2014, 01:30 PM   #6
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With regard to the errors I get while installating, the computer simply halts, it does not say anything, I cannot load even a live distro.
While installing Debian you can see error messages by pressing ctrl+alt+f4.
 
Old 07-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #7
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While installing Debian you can see error messages by pressing ctrl+alt+f4.
Now I am trying with Linux Mint and Ctrl+Alt+F4 does not work.

Any other solution? I think I have to change something in the BIOS, because I cant install any Linux distribution at all.

I tried now booting from the USB, and I get a different error:

http://i57.tinypic.com/r1a1qh.jpg
 
Old 07-28-2014, 11:21 PM   #8
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Not sure about others but debian is ctrl+alt+f4, maybe someone can give more info on console in mint
 
Old 07-29-2014, 11:41 AM   #9
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I think displaying error messages in a terminal is a Debian thing. With the Ubiquity installer in Ubuntu and Mint, they'll only go to /var/log/installer.
 
  


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