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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.
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.