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Old 07-12-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Deleted important linux mint system files, Attempts to re-install freeze

I successfully installed linux mint 18.2 with a Windows 10 dual boot (Windows was previously installed). After trying to uninstall some pcre libraries that were causing problems. I destroyed the operating system. I typed 'Yes, do it anyway' before mint crashed and would not come back.

I cleared the partition from the windows partition manager.

I tried to re-install linux mint with the same iso image on a usb disk I used previously but it freezes on the moving dots below the mint logo screen. When launching compatibility mode it sends some fast error messages then loads to a mint login. I re-burned the iso image to the same effect.

I put ubuntu on the usb and tried again. It froze at the same moving dot ubuntu screen.

I suspect the files from the old destroyed mint are still be read or something?

I am quite lost of what to do.
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After rebooting many times trying to read the printing from compatibility mode it finally let me into the installation. Everything is working now on this installation.
I did read "bad file system" at one point.

I pushed in my laptops power cord more tightly right as it worked. Must have been the solution. Just kidding.
Old 07-12-2017, 05:02 PM   #3
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That's partly what's fun about Linux. The ability to fix things yourself and of course don't forget customization. Glad you got it fixed though.... power cords can be mean


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