[SOLVED] how to install cinnamon on partitioned win 7 pc
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Thank you for your help in installing Linux 17, it worked great, now the problem...
I tried it with cinnamon and I got the "vertical hold" crash screen before I could even try to install it so I tried mate. No problem, installed without a hitch worked great, downloading wine and half way through again, "vertical hold" crash screen. Now I downloaded cinnamon and mate from 2 different mirrors originally, then from torrent, all from Linux site. broken packages, vertical crash screen every time. This time I got actual disks. cinnamon worked on laptop and mate on desktop...until now. Now I do have a stupidly slow internet (cost of living urban)or my machines do not like Linux, OR I am doing something wrong. I'm guessing 1 or 3.
Any further help would be great, I like Linux but cannot get it to smooth operation. If it is an update issue I cannot get it to update before the vertical crash screen.
Would it be just as good to run from a high speed usb?
What on earth is a "vertical hold crash screen"? Could you take a screenshot? I don't use Mint very often, but I've never seen anything like that. Is it possible there's a hardware problem (maybe overheating)?
No, not overheating. Thats all i could think of to call it. The whole screen goes into diagonal (it seems) digital lines at a right angle and i cannot get it to revert. Think old tv's and lightning bolt type lines going from bottom left to top right.
Try adding "nomodeset" to the linux line on boot. Probably your graphics drivers. Take a look In System settings or Control Center for an option to install additional drivers. Not sure where the option is with Cinnamon.