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I am trying to install Peppermint from USB on an HP computer.
I created several bootable USBs for different distros using the dd command after formating them to fat32.
They all work on my other computer, however on the HP machine it gives an error after I click install Pepperment:
Can not mount /dev/loop0
I am not sure if this is based on UEFI.
I do not know if this would make a difference but I was wondering if I could try to create USB with unetbootin, but not sure if that will just be same issue. Alternatively I was thinking ill buy some DVDs and try those, but I do not want to try DVDs if it may just be the same issue.
Peppermint 6 respin (64bit), or Peppermint 7 (64bit) should not require the disabling of "Secureboot" on UEFI systems.
Will the Peppermint 7 (64bit) LiveUSB boot to a Live session if you choose "Try Peppermint" .. if so, will it install from the "Install Peppermint" icon on the desktop ?
I'm personally running Peppermint 7 on two HP Pavilion 15 laptops, and it installs perfectly in either UEFI or Legacy BIOS modes .. so I'd be more likely to suspect the LiveUSB creation method or ISO integrity.
I tried a live session but it gives the same error message of unable to mount /dev/loop0
Ive tried UEFI and BIOS. Still giving same error.
The USB-iso seems good because I was able to install Peppermint on a Toshiba laptop. I also created another bootable USB using DD command and that gives same error. Very strange. I could try DVDs today after work.
Edit: I also have tried other distros just to see if it would boot up, but no luck. All those other distros work on another laptop. Ex: I have Tails, Kali, crunchbang
Last edited by Belikewater; 08-19-2016 at 08:13 AM.
Have you used the same USB drive for all your failed installation attempts? I know it seems odd, but following the "switch out different components while keeping everything else the same" methodology, I would try another USB drive if I were you (use exactly the same ISO and load technique etc. that have you used previously).
Also, what is the full error message produced? Does it end at "Can not mount /dev/loop0" or is there any more error text after that?