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Old 05-21-2014, 05:25 PM   #16
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Are both machines laptops?
If so then since you have a system on 1 hdd why not take hdd out of the running machine & put it in the Averatec 6210 to see if it boots. If so leave it & install to the other drive.

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Old 05-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #17
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BEST IDEA I HAVE HEARD YET!!!

thx, I'll try it
though the drivers for the video r not the same - not even close.
 
Old 05-21-2014, 06:26 PM   #18
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that worked like a charm -------- so why can't I install it if it is happy with the other install?????????
 
Old 05-21-2014, 08:35 PM   #19
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Weird..........
I installed the same Mint on the Averatec drive in the Dell, same config, all default, and it won't boot in the Averatec. But the original Dell HDD boots -- Dell = Hitachi travelstar 80GB vs Averatec = Seagate 160GB
It gives the same error when trying to boot to the DVD re display server.
both boot in the Dell
got an answer for that???????????

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Old 05-21-2014, 11:44 PM   #20
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trying cinnamon 17 on Dell............
liveDVD is running in software rendering mode
I did not see that with MATE
It has nvidia Go4-440 graphic card.
where can i get go4 440 linux drivers?

installation completed
rebooting...............
success -- except it is still in rendering mode.

Is there a fix for that?
 
Old 05-22-2014, 12:02 AM   #21
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that worked like a charm -------- so why can't I install it if it is happy with the other install?????????
If it worked why not leave it. Sis driver may not be not well supported on cd or dvd. But it may already be built into the kernel not sure.
 
Old 05-22-2014, 02:46 PM   #22
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well, I am experimenting................
I need to figure this out.............
I HATE things that r unstable............if it is the same it should work the same..right?
Now I need to figure out why one drive worked and another did not.............
I am doing a reinstall of Linux MATE 17 since:
Cinnamon won't work in accelerated mode on the Dell
Cinnamon doesn't seem to want to work on the Averatec at all.
The laptops r old.
I am old.
I find Cinnamon more difficult to use - for 1 the icons r too small for my eyes and the tool text does not appear next to the mouse pointer. Who's idea of a joke was that. One must hover over the icon and look elsewhere on the screen for the answer. Not good human engineering.
 
Old 05-22-2014, 04:35 PM   #23
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It has nvidia Go4-440 graphic card.
where can i get go4 440 linux drivers?
Since you can boot to Mint, click on the menu tab, mouse up to Administration and over to Driver Manager and click on it. You should see a new window with a few options. If there is a specific proprietary driver available for your graphics card, it should be seen there and should say 'recommended'. If it is, just click Apply Changes.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 11:02 AM   #24
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It depends on how you are trying to install it I suppose?

Optical media? Perhaps the optical drive has a few issues. Dust on the lens. The burned result doesn't match the source material. Spider web causing a blind spot on a part of the disc.

USB media? Maybe the usb bus is faulty. Which is basically the only reason that I stopped using my old laptop. Tired of buying PATA drives that couldn't handle the heat of a laptop with a failed fan. And it wouldn't boot reliably to usb anymore. But mostly because it started corrupting the filesystem on a 1TB HDD in a docking station connected over USB.

I tend to do my installs in a chroot these days. Bare bones and once you get it bootable with network support you can finish the install in the system you're installing. The debootstrap method for debian is so dreamy for me. I've done a knockoff way of that for gentoo starting from a stage one tarball. Just be prepared to grab stuff as you need it package wise. As in you can install a gui web browser without having X or a window manager installed. You can install a window manager and it wont grab X as a dependency. And other things that you remain oblivious to if you use a traditional installer.

Using mkfs and rsync to clone an install is kind of nice too. Take your existing desktop install and put it on a stick to run basically the same OS on a different machine. As long as the cpu type and install type agree. Make two clones so you can boot one and clone the other clone to the destination machine. Many of the things that make linux so great.

You could setup a PXE boot system. A bit overly complex, but an option.
 
  


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