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Old 01-18-2015, 02:51 AM   #1
skgoel
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Question Mint XFCE 17 installation hangs


I have a dual boot installation of Mint 17 Cinnamon (separate / & /home & swap partitions) along with WINXP (c: winxp, D: data on NTFS).

I am not happy with the cinnamon and want to install XFCE 17 (fresh download from mint website).

I have created 3-4 different usb sticks wwith the iso (thru unetbootin, YUMI, unisersal boot installer) and tried to install. The installation freezes on the second screen itself - after asking for the language, it just sits there and waits for something to happen. Tried this 3-4 times but it just keeps the wheel spinning. However, while I am trying this I am unable to use the laptop perfectly well. In fact, I am typing this while the the installation is trying to do something!

I will be very grateful for the help. I am not too well uquipped with the Linux command system and still rate myself as a newbie.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 08:09 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by skgoel View Post
I have a dual boot installation of Mint 17 Cinnamon (separate / & /home & swap partitions) along with WINXP (c: winxp, D: data on NTFS).

I am not happy with the cinnamon and want to install XFCE 17 (fresh download from mint website).

I have created 3-4 different usb sticks wwith the iso (thru unetbootin, YUMI, unisersal boot installer) and tried to install. The installation freezes on the second screen itself - after asking for the language, it just sits there and waits for something to happen. Tried this 3-4 times but it just keeps the wheel spinning. However, while I am trying this I am unable to use the laptop perfectly well. In fact, I am typing this while the the installation is trying to do something!

I will be very grateful for the help. I am not too well uquipped with the Linux command system and still rate myself as a newbie.
Have you checked the md5 checksum of the downloaded iso? You can do so by running
Code:
md5sum downloaded-image.iso
The download page should give the expected checksum next to the download. Compare if the two are identical.

On a separate note I personally found that in mint17 cinnamon is a lot more stable then xfce. I used to prefer xfce but it seems the mint developers are giving more attention to cinnamon.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 01:30 AM   #3
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Go with Linux Lite, instead, as a tried and preferred suggestion for an alternate distro, ubuntu-based (as is Mint17xfce)
 
  


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