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Old 08-09-2016, 11:34 PM   #1
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trouble installing linuxmint 18 xfce


I am unable to instal linuxmint 18 xfce 64-bit on an old computer that ran Windows XP based on a Pentium D chip. The installation - from a bootable usb stick - starts alright, but after I have been put through a few hoops, I get a window that says "installer crashed", and invites me to submit a bug report after closing the window, after which, I am promised, someone will get in touch with me to fix the bug. However, the window itself refuses to close, and the only way I can shut the computer down is to pull the plug.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 08-10-2016, 04:43 AM   #2
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Did you check the hash of the ISO that you downloaded to put on the USB stick?

Have you tried installing any other Linux ISOs on that machine?

What are the machine specs?
 
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Is this Pentium D a 64 Bit processor?
 
Old 08-10-2016, 03:44 PM   #4
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Is this Pentium D a 64 Bit processor?
Well, the OP mentions a Pentium D, so very doubtful. Probably 32-bit. But unlikely related to install crash.
But, like always, I could be wrong...
 
Old 08-10-2016, 03:50 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...9/#post5589100

I'd roll with AntiX myself on something so old. But at least I posted a kinda sorta work around if your heart is set on using Mint.

Find a Linux using buddy in your neighborhood is a must though to try my suggestion.
 
Old 08-10-2016, 05:40 PM   #6
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Pentium D is pretty old...

Don't believe Mint 18 Xfce/64 is gonna work on it ...
 
Old 08-10-2016, 05:41 PM   #7
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I am unable to instal linuxmint 18 xfce 64-bit
Download and burn a download the 32bit version from https://linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=221

Boot that.
 
Old 08-10-2016, 07:27 PM   #8
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Well, the OP mentions a Pentium D, so very doubtful. Probably 32-bit. But unlikely related to install crash.
But, like always, I could be wrong...
Friends, indeed I was wrong! I looked up the specs on the D. Yup, 64-bit command set.
 
Old 08-11-2016, 08:02 AM   #9
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Great.

Try the "nomodeset" workaround for the boot process (for the install, maybe after too) discussed at https://linuxmint.com/rel_sarah_xfce.php
and let us know.

Thank you.
 
Old 08-12-2016, 03:06 AM   #10
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Problem solved. There was some issue copying data from the USB install ISO to the hard disk - the installer suggested corrupt iso or possibly failing hard disk. Anyway, I plugged the disk into a different IDE connector on the motherboard and then the installation completed. Probably something wrong with the ageing hard disk controller.

Thanks.
 
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Good job and well done!
 
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Problem solved
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