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Old 07-19-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation "Not Enough Memory to Load Specified Image" Message on Boot-Up


Hey Guys, I recently tried to install Linux Mint (Version 64 bit MATE) on a "New" computer, using a 4.7GB DVD-R Disk. I downloaded the ISO File on a Mac, and installed it using disk utility, by selecting Open Image, and then burning the ISO as an image. I say "New" because the computer has never been used, but it is a bit old. I got to the auto-boot screen, but when it tries to Boot it gives me the following message:

Not Enough Memory to load specified image
Boot:_

When I try to type something into Boot:_, it gives me the following error:
"Cannot find specified Kernel."

I'm trying to install on a Dell Optiplex 740 with the following specs:

Phoenix Award BIOS (There is no setting called "Memory Hole")
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
Integrated Graphics set at 128 MB
2GB of DDR2 RAM
A 500GB SATA Hard Drive (Just put it in today, and yes it does show in BIOS)


My hard drive is set as my boot drive, then My CD Drive, then a USB Drive which I do not have.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Cheers!
 
Old 07-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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and then burning the ISO as an image
Have you put the DVD in a drive in another computer to check to see if the standard files are seen, to verify it was burned correctly? Did you do an md5checksum to verify the download before burning the DVD?

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I got to the auto-boot screen
What auto boot screen? BIOS??

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My hard drive is set as my boot drive, then My CD Drive
You indicate you have burned the iso to a DVD and indicate you have a CD drive. Do you have a DVD drive? If you want to boot from the DVD, why do you have the hard drive set to first boot priority? I am reading your comment above incorrectly?
 
Old 07-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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Have you put the DVD in a drive in another computer to check to see if the standard files are seen, to verify it was burned correctly? Did you do an md5checksum to verify the download before burning the DVD?



What auto boot screen? BIOS??



You indicate you have burned the iso to a DVD and indicate you have a CD drive. Do you have a DVD drive? If you want to boot from the DVD, why do you have the hard drive set to first boot priority? I am reading your comment above incorrectly?
To answer your first question, yes, I verified that the DVD burned correctly, just to make sure, along with md5checksum, I downloaded 2 versions of Mint, MATE, and Cinnamon. These were all done at 4X speed.

When the computer started booting, I got a grey/green screen with "Linux Mint" at the top. It stated the message: "Auto-booting Mint in 10 Seconds" (Countdown).

Sorry about that, the drive is set to read DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD, and DVD disks. I had a problem before all this because I was trying to use DVD+RW, which my drive wasn't rated for. I went to Staples and picked up a 10 pack of DVD-R 4.7GB disks after that. I should've been more specific.

Along with all this, I have a friend who uses Linux quite a bit, and he recommended Ubuntu to me. It works, but it's a bit slow, and when I go into the Linux equivalent of search, it freezes the computer. So I'm still looking at Mint.

-Cheers!
 
Old 07-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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I got a grey/green screen with "Linux Mint" at the top. It stated the message: "Auto-booting Mint in 10 Seconds"
And...what happens then? Nothing? On recent versions of Mint that I have tried, I usually have seen that screen and then have the screen go black for 3+ minutes before it actually boots to the Desktop. It might be the graphics but I don't really have any other suggestions.
 
Old 07-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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And...what happens then? Nothing? On recent versions of Mint that I have tried, I usually have seen that screen and then have the screen go black for 3+ minutes before it actually boots to the Desktop. It might be the graphics but I don't really have any other suggestions.
No when that countdown ends that's when the message comes up.

-Cheers!
 
Old 07-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #6
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Have you tried selecting the memtest option on boot?
 
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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Have you tried selecting the memtest option on boot?
Yes, it took a while, but came out to a 100% pass.

-Cheers!
 
  


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