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onosan 01-30-2011 03:18 PM

Install Linux Mint 10.0 Julia crash
I install the live DVD
After installation process on a HD 160GB on a Pentium 3 1000mhz 384mb memory on the middle of installation was crashing.
How should be format the HD what system operation and what MBR should be.
Please suggestions
Thank you

xeleema 01-30-2011 03:34 PM


Well, by "crashing", I'm going to assume it gave you some sort of error on the screen, can you post that for us? (or just give us the "gist" of it?)
Here's what I would suggest;

1) Check the MD5 sum of the ISO you downloaded.
You should be able to do that with either md5summer for windows or just "md5sum -b /path/to/your/fedora.iso" on Linux. If that MD5 sum you get doesn't match what the website says the MD5 sum should be, re-download the ISO.

2) Use the installer to create two primary partitions
One should be 2GB for swap, and the second should be the rest of the disk (that'll be for the Operating System itself).
Normally I don't recommend "one big filesystem" for the whole O.S., but in the interests of troubleshooting, I'm thinking you might be running out of space (that is, if you've partitioned-out for filesystems like /opt, /usr, /var and so forth).

3) The "MBR"? I don't think you know what that word means.
That's "Master Boot Record". Maybe you meant "what kind of boot loader?" (like LILO or GRUB?)

4) Again, whatever error output you're getting would be nice.

5) Test your RAM.
Bad RAM can cause all sorts of strange problems. memtest86+ would really help you out here.

Good Luck!

onosan 01-30-2011 06:35 PM

Yes I will try to follow your recommendations

1.I was starting to test different Linux versions three month ago
Ubuntu 10.4 was first and I install on windows xp platform and the mistake was when I was installing automatic the partitions.
Next was knoppix 6.2 and the most recent 6.4.3 that works find on usb not to great on hd
Fedora 13.0 was installing but freeze after start

2.MBR (sometime means membrane you are wright) Master Boot Record here is the problem in all Linux software In windows I was using hiren boot 12.0 DVD to fix the errors
GRUB is a gray area I was download rescataux 0.22,super grub2, grub utility, trinity rescue kit
is existing something like hiren boot for Linux applications.

3. I give up and I reformat hd partitions and I install windows xp on that hard drive. For future I will write down the message anyway was 4, 5 rows on final asking for sending the error back to software provider .

4. Testing the ram is a very good idea (I have recently an issue ) with a hard with bed sectors from fabrication was in warranty but I learn that I have to test a new hard before I install something there.

Thank you for your great advises and I will post the results of my endeavor to become a Linux new user.

onosan 02-05-2011 08:17 AM

New attempt to reinstall
1 Attachment(s)
I have the message like in pdf attached asking me to report

xeleema 02-05-2011 01:42 PM

Hello again!

Well, for starters, a PDF file isn't exactly a "screenshot", but hey, it's you're LQ attachment quota. :)
Now that error looks like a python script died. Have you reviewed the /var/log/syslog and /var/log/partman logs when that happens (like the error says to do)?

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