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Old 03-26-2015, 08:16 PM   #1
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Installation problem. Linux Mint 17 Rebecca (Mate). On Acer Aspire 5532

Hello Gents,
Ive recently converted to Linux, only problem is, i can't get Linux Mint to download. I go to the BIOS, boot from USB, which has the Distro, i go through the configuration, Laptop does its thing, (looks like a bunch of garble, with being a noob and all) and then finally, i end up with:
BusyBox v1.21.1 (ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands

(initramfs) [ 37.512065] random: nonblocking pool is initialized

I had previously installed unbuntu on this laptop alongside Windows 7 a long time ago, but i ended up deleting it because i was having some other issues. for anyone who can help, i can send a picture of whats actually on the screen, since i cant add a photo directly from my hdd. sorry about not making this brief, but tried to explain as much as i much as i could to help you help me. Thank you.
Old 03-28-2015, 05:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Is W7 still on your laptop?

Are you trying to dual boot or just install Linux on its own?

I suspect that your bootloader needs sorting out.

This link may help you:

Boot Repair:

Boot Repair Disk:

In addition, you have a slow CPU which is benchmarked at 649, so you should really try a lightweight Linux distro such as Zorin OS 9 Lite which is reviewed here:

Have a look at the Linuxed table of contents to search for similar lightweight distros:
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:13 AM   #3
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Hi eth329 ,

Make sure the usb boot stick was made correctly. Try to use an utomated tool like Pendrive :

Hopefully this will solve your problem.
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Hello again. Sorry, I had some other business going on, but I had finally figured out the problem. Before, in HS, I had W7 installed alongside with Ubuntu. Didn't end up liking that distribution so I tried unistalling it. Probably left some lingering files somewhere that had interfered when I tried recently installing Linux mint over W7. But what I ended up doing was reinstalled ubuntu, wiping everything, then continued to try and Install LM over ubuntu. Sorry for wasting your guys time, but I do appreciate it as well.


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