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Old 12-27-2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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Installation problems with Linux Mint 10!


Hi all!

I've recently got myself a new laptop which I
would like to install the Linux Mint 10. But there's some problems with the installaton. Just when it's about to wrap up it stalls and I can't proceed and complete the installation.

Any ideas?

Thank you=)

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Old 12-27-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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Post specs on the laptop.

Did you test the disk before you tried to start install?

Checksum or md5 checked?
 
Old 12-27-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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It's a new sony vaio VPCF13Z1E/B:

-Intel Core i7-740QM processor
-8GB RAM
-500GB hard drive
-Nvidia GForce gt 425m

I tried the md5 check, but I failed. It said that it was an invalid command. I'm not sure if I did it correctly.. Anyways, I'm in the process now of trying a new download and burn it to a new cd.

Any tips?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-27-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
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From md5sum --help:


md5sum --help
Usage: md5sum [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print or check MD5 (128-bit) checksums.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

-b, --binary read in binary mode
-c, --check read MD5 sums from the FILEs and check them
-t, --text read in text mode (default)

The following three options are useful only when verifying checksums:
--quiet don't print OK for each successfully verified file
--status don't output anything, status code shows success
-w, --warn warn about improperly formatted checksum lines

--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit

The sums are computed as described in RFC 1321. When checking, the input
should be a former output of this program. The default mode is to print
a line with checksum, a character indicating type (`*' for binary, ` ' for
text), and name for each FILE.

Report md5sum bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
For complete documentation, run: info coreutils 'md5sum invocation'
 
Old 12-27-2010, 01:24 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fedorov91 View Post
It's a new sony vaio VPCF13Z1E/B:

-Intel Core i7-740QM processor
-8GB RAM
-500GB hard drive
-Nvidia GForce gt 425m

I tried the md5 check, but I failed. It said that it was an invalid command. I'm not sure if I did it correctly.. Anyways, I'm in the process now of trying a new download and burn it to a new cd.

Any tips?

Thanks!
One tip is to burn the disk at a slow speed. The faster speeds can muck it up on you sometimes.

Also, did you try running Mint straight from the disk at all? If so did it all seem to work? If you did not try it, I would give that a go too. You can always install from the desktop.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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One tip is to burn the disk at a slow speed. The faster speeds can muck it up on you sometimes.

Also, did you try running Mint straight from the disk at all? If so did it all seem to work? If you did not try it, I would give that a go too. You can always install from the desktop.
I did try it first straight from the disk and it worked fine. And I've tried several times now from the desktop. But for some reason it just stalls right before it's about to finish the download, and it says; "when you're ready...".
 
Old 12-27-2010, 01:36 PM   #7
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try to delete the image file .iso and download it again!
 
Old 12-27-2010, 01:54 PM   #8
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try to delete the image file .iso and download it again!
I have done that as well.

I can't press forward after I've selected the user and login information for some atrange reason, so thats where the process stops.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #9
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Can you upload a screenshot (imageshack) to see what exactly happens?
 
Old 12-27-2010, 02:07 PM   #10
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Can you upload a screenshot (imageshack) to see what exactly happens?
Sorry, unable to upload a screenshot.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 02:15 PM   #11
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You need to test the disk at boot time. I think you press space bar to get to that menu or it might be up on it by default. It should have a built in way to check the disk before you boot it with that selection.

Now, your system is hot enough to run VM's all day long too.


What is on it now? Anything?
 
Old 12-27-2010, 04:06 PM   #12
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Do you have a capital letter in your username?
 
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:27 AM   #13
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I checked the disc as you explained and no errors were found. I tried with both capitol letters and without.
I wanted to use Linux as the main OS, so i didn't run it in VM.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 10:14 PM   #14
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caps fixed mine

remove any caps in your username. Lower case only.

Thanks to TobiSGD for the suggestion!!

Last edited by Dadofmykids; 04-01-2011 at 10:15 PM. Reason: forgot something.
 
Old 05-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #15
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Yes, same here, removing caps worked.

I love my CAPS.

Will have to change it back after finishing install.
 
  


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