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Old 12-29-2011, 11:11 PM   #91
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So, Mint runs on the netbook from the USB - no problem - view files, see applications, etc - except FF doesn't execute. I haven't tried any of the other applications but it did find the internet hub.
If you made it to that point you can run lspci for your wireless device.
Another thing if you were to run the debian installer you would know if it can detect your wireless network without committing fully to the install.
 
Old 12-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #92
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Unhappy Installed Mint, but...

Ok. I took the option to install Mint alongside the existing Linpus, which it insisted on calling Fedora release 8.0 (Werewolf)!

Allocated drive space partition details were designated as follows -

Fedora /dev/sda1 (ext2) 30.0GB
Mint /dev/sda2 (ext4) 89.0GB

Problem. I expected to see an option at boot for Linpus or Mint. Instead it boots straight to Linpus. I looked in the Boot Menu (F12). The options there are -

1. IDE 0: WDC WD1200BEVS-22USTO
2. Network Boot: Legacy PCI Device

I followed the install to the letter. Could some kind soul tell me where Mint is? This is soooo frustrating
 
Old 12-30-2011, 05:52 PM   #93
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Could you please open a terminal on Linpus and post the output of the following commands
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fdisk -l
Code:
df -h
Code:
lspci
Code:
lsusb
You can also boot the Mint-installer, open there a terminal and post the above commands.

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Old 12-30-2011, 05:59 PM   #94
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Hi, here's the output -

[user@localhost home]$ fdisk -l
[user@localhost home]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 28G 5.3G 21G 21% /
none 247M 0 247M 0% /dev/shm
none 28G 5.3G 21G 21% /mnt/home
/dev/mmcblk0p1 3.8G 2.4G 1.4G 63% /media/BACKUP
posix-overlay(/media/BACKUP)
3.8G 2.4G 1.4G 63% /tmp/posixdir
[user@localhost home]$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) HD Audio Controller: Realtek ALC662G/268 (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
04:00.0 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMircon SD/MMC OHCI Host Controller
04:00.2 Generic system peripheral [0805]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMircon SD Host Controller
04:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMircon MS Host Controller
04:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMircon xD Host Controller
[user@localhost home]$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0c45:62c0 Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
[user@localhost home]$
 
Old 12-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #95
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You should try
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sudo fdisk -l
maybe this works. Since Linpus does not know anything about Mint, it doesn't mount the partition.

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Old 12-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #96
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Here it is -

[user@localhost home]$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x537c5b79

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3647 29288307+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14463 14593 1052257+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 3647 14462 86877185 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3647 14399 86365184 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 14399 14462 510976 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 3999 MB, 3999793152 bytes
98 heads, 33 sectors/track, 2415 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 3234 * 512 = 1655808 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/mmcblk0p1 3 2416 3901952 6 FAT16
 
Old 12-30-2011, 06:22 PM   #97
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If you want to boot Mint, you should boot the USB-Installer again and try to install (or fix) the bootloader (which is Grub). Note that I've no experience with Grub, I'm using lilo so I can't help here.

Markus
 
Old 12-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #98
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I've absolutely no idea what Grub is or how/when/where to use it. I don't recall coming across it when installing. Did Mint not install?
 
Old 12-30-2011, 06:31 PM   #99
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It did probably install, there is enough space as the fdisk-command shows.

Grub is the bootloader, it lets you select the Operatingsystem at boottime.

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Old 12-30-2011, 06:43 PM   #100
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I'm confused . Why didn't this Grub install when I selected to install Mint alongside Linpus? It clearly stated that I would see an option on boot.

By the way, thanks for staying up late to answer these questions
 
Old 12-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #101
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You should read the documentation for Mint. You're right, normally the Mint-installer should have installed Grub properly.

But as you wrote, it's late now and I'm going to bed.

Good luck with the installation

Markus
 
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:40 AM   #102
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I've had a quick look into Mint relase notes but couldn't find anything relevant. Had a quick lok to see what Grub was about but got lost in all the jargon, but again, there seemed nothing similar to my case. Tried a re-install of Mint but it wants to add another partition alongside the existing Mint LXDE (and presumably Linpus).

I've started a new thread because this has gone waaaaay off topic - http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...15#post4562515.

Thanks for the help. Hope you had a good nights sleep
 
  


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