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I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 ( 32 bits , Mate ) on my former XP PC , it has a NVIDIA GeForce Fx550 Video card and in the beginning I got error messages like :
failed to Idle channel 0xcccc0000 after which the system shut down .After some research on the forum I found something to try :
From a TTY interface give in :
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
It start then with a package , if this works ( there are other times when it fails to unpack ) I get to the Startup screen of Linux Mint with 4 icons in the middle after a long time , in which I can click on the icon of a Hard Drive and it loads the Desktop with :Install Linux Mint 17.2 at the left corner.
If I click this one nothing happens , it just freezes I can hear it is trying to read from the DVD where I placed Linux Mint 17.2 on but that is about that.
I do not know what else to do .
I thought about placing the right Linux Mint driver for Nvidia on the DVD as well next to the Linux Mint installation files , but then my PC does no longer boot from the DVD .
I checked the minimum hardware requirements , the system passed this .
I burnt the DVD as an image with the InfraRecorder program recommended at the Linux Mint Installion site .
I am booting the PC from the DVD , it does not support booting from USB .