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Old 04-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #16
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Well, something isn't working like it did yesterday. I put in the script and it returned a totally different message. I'm goint to reboot and try it again. Sorry.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #17
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I'm back and here is what came back after rebooting and re-entering the script.

sh-3.00# cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc smxi.org/inxi && chmod +x inxi
--2013-04-13 09:32:32-- http://smxi.org/inxi
Resolving smxi.org (smxi.org)... 209.197.72.47
Connecting to smxi.org (smxi.org)|209.197.72.47|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://inxi.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/inxi [following]
--2013-04-13 09:32:32-- http://inxi.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/inxi
Resolving inxi.googlecode.com (inxi.googlecode.com)... 173.194.79.82, 2607:f8b0:400e:c00::52
Connecting to inxi.googlecode.com (inxi.googlecode.com)|173.194.79.82|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 354237 (346K) [text/plain]
Saving to: `inxi'

100%[======================================>] 354,237 1.28M/s in 0.3s

2013-04-13 09:32:33 (1.28 MB/s) - `inxi' saved [354237/354237]

sh-3.00#
 
Old 04-13-2013, 11:36 AM   #18
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Sorry, I didn't go far enough. Here is the results of the second entry.

ystem: Host: puppypc1640 Kernel: 3.2.18 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Enlightenment 0.16.999.71440 Distro: macpup Linux Linux 3.2.18 [ arch]
Machine: Mobo: N/A model: SiS-760 Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 PG date: 09/08/2004
CPU: Single core AMD Athlon 64 2800+ (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2) bmips: 3600.8 clocked at 1799.426 MHz
Graphics: Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.org: 1.11.3 drivers: sis (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio: Card-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 AC'97 Sound Controller
driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: e000 e100 bus-ID: 00:02.7
Card-2: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster driver: snd_ca0106 port: e800 bus-ID: 00:07.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet driver: sis900 port: e200 bus-ID: 00:04.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: (130.3GB,-) () 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1200JB size: 120.0GB
2: id: /dev/sdb model: Maxtor_91021U2 size: 10.2GB
Partition: ID: swap-1 size: 0.88GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 58 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 141.9/978.1MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A Client: Shell (sh) inxi: 1.8.45
sh-3.00#
 
Old 04-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #19
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Ok, run
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inxi -Fxz
next and post results.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 11:44 AM   #20
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System: Host: puppypc1640 Kernel: 3.2.18 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Enlightenment 0.16.999.71440 Distro: macpup Linux Linux 3.2.18 [ arch]
Machine: Mobo: N/A model: SiS-760 Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 PG date: 09/08/2004
CPU: Single core AMD Athlon 64 2800+ (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2) bmips: 3600.8 clocked at 1799.426 MHz
Graphics: Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.org: 1.11.3 drivers: sis (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio: Card-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 AC'97 Sound Controller
driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: e000 e100 bus-ID: 00:02.7
Card-2: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster driver: snd_ca0106 port: e800 bus-ID: 00:07.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet driver: sis900 port: e200 bus-ID: 00:04.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: (130.3GB,-) () 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1200JB size: 120.0GB
2: id: /dev/sdb model: Maxtor_91021U2 size: 10.2GB
Partition: ID: swap-1 size: 0.88GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 57 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 133.8/978.1MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A Client: Shell (sh) inxi: 1.8.45
sh-3.00#
 
Old 04-13-2013, 11:56 AM   #21
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Graphics: Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter bus-ID: 01:00.0
The dreaded SIS graphics card is what I am guessing is killing your Mint boot.

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Memory: 141.9/978.1MB
1 gig of ram should be enough to run Mint.

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clocked at 1799.426 MHz
Single core Pentium 4 should be OK for 32 bit mint also. I hope thor jumps in here because I am not proficient with Mint and SIS graphics.

When you boot the Mint disc. First use the integrity check option to make sure the disk burned OK since you say that the md5sum checked out OK.

Then if integrity is OK. Pick the Start in Compatability Mode in the boot menu.
That is the best I can think of for Mint. I have not been running Mint 14 64bit very long and I did not have a problem booting it on the hardware I installed it on. Posted this from

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~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.2.0-4-486 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) 
           Desktop: Openbox 3.5.0 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy)
Machine:   System: IBM product: 679421U
           Mobo: IBM model: IBM Bios: IBM version: 20KT46AUS date: 06/04/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-UP-) cache: 256 KB flags: (pae sse sse2) bmips: 3588 clocked at 1794.001 MHz 
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] bus-ID: 01:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.12.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@85.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI nv05 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.2 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 1c00 1840 bus-ID: 00:1f.5 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller driver: e100 ver: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:08.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter usb-ID: 001-002
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 100.1GB (9.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_SV6003H size: 60.1GB temp: 0C 
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: IC35L040AVVA07 size: 40.0GB temp: 31C 
Partition: ID: / size: 27G used: 3.9G (15%) fs: ext3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 28.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 103 Uptime: 42 min Memory: 350.4/1136.6MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.37) inxi: 1.8.4
See, on this old IBM M41 Desktop. I don't run Desktop Enviorments (though I run E17 in Macpup). I prefer Window Managers (Fluxbox,Openbox,Icewm) instead. It is lighter on resources and I have practically the same specs as you as far as processor and ram goes.
The only big difference is the video chip. You use SIS. I use Nvidia NV6.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 12:05 PM   #22
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I have a win 7 laptop and the mint 64 loaded just fine on it. It's the 32 bit version that I am having trouble with and you just may be right on the video because that seems to be where the install stops. I get a lot of different screen flashes and it feels like it can't get beyond that. I like this MacPup. Is there a way to run it from the hard drive in a dual boot atmosphere? I'm getting the feel of a different system. I also have been trying to do some reading in between our posts back and forth. Thanks so very much for all your help. From here, I guess I just have to experiment. I have been trying to get the money together to build a new desktop machine but I'm just in the research stage as to which mobo/processor combo etc. I just love messing with this stuff.

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:05 PM   #23
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Mint works just fine with SiS graphics: I've got the same system. But you need to start the installation disk in the failsafe or compatibility mode.

If the installer crashes (as it does on a few older computers) use the following commands in a terminal:
sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint
sudo ubiquity

Ubiquity is the installer and it doesn't crash: it's slideshow that fails.

This shouldn't put you off Mint: just a couple of bugs inherited from Ubuntu. Once you've installed Mint, it works perfectly.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 12:11 PM   #24
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Mint works just fine with SiS graphics: I've got the same system. But you need to start the installation disk in the failsafe or compatibility mode.

If the installer crashes (as it does on a few older computers) use the following commands in a terminal:
sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint
sudo ubiquity

Ubiquity is the installer and it doesn't crash: it's slideshow that fails.

This shouldn't put you off Mint: just a couple of bugs inherited from Ubuntu. Once you've installed Mint, it works perfectly.
Thanks for chiming in. But you have opened a new can of ??????worms for me. I'm not sure of what or how you mean. I require some very explicit instructions to do all that you say. So far, all I have done is put the dvd in the drive and boot. From what you say, I'm not doing all the necessary steps. Please explain. Thanks again,

Ray
 
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Dave. He is not even getting to the installer. He just gets a white out on boot.

Like Dave said Ray. Try the compatabilty mode in the live boot menu.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 12:20 PM   #26
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Try the compatabilty mode in the live boot menu.


I don't know where this is at and how to execute it. Where do I find "compatibility mode"?

R
 
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As far as dual booting Macpup. I quad boot this old IBM testbox with Semplice,Vector Linux 7 STD Gold, AntiX 13 Testing, and Macpup 529.

I don't use grub2 but legacy grub. Which is like speaking greek to you Ray.
Multibooting takes skill. Get Mint installed. Run it for some months. Then start a new thread about dual booting Puppy with Mint and grub2 at Murga Forums. One problem at a time is all I can handle.
 
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Try the compatabilty mode in the live boot menu.


I don't know where this is at and how to execute it. Where do I find "compatibility mode"?

R
The first thing you see when the Mint disk boots.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #29
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As far as dual booting Macpup. I quad boot this old IBM testbox with Semplice,Vector Linux 7 STD Gold, AntiX 13 Testing, and Macpup 529.

I don't use grub2 but legacy grub. Which is like speaking greek to you Ray.
Multibooting takes skill. Get Mint installed. Run it for some months. Then start a new thread about dual booting Puppy with Mint and grub2 at Murga Forums. One problem at a time is all I can handle.
When I asked about dual booting, I was referring to either booting into Windows or into whatever Linux o/s I might have. In this case MacPup. If I find something I like I want to have the option of using it in the easiest way. Having it loaded in ram means I have to redo the settings everytime I load it. Or am I wrong?

R
 
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The first thing you see when the Mint disk boots.
I may be getting confused but I don't recall seeing that upon bootup. I just get the message boot from cd.... I then just wait and it starts loading. Maybe I missed something but I don't remember any choices at bootup.

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