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Old 03-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 12 fails to Restart


Hi. I have a Presario c700. 1.7GHz, 1GB RAM. It previously had Vista on it and I decided to put Linux Mint 12 on instead. I downloaded the file, burnt an ISO disc and booted from disc. I set up the internet connection and then did the install. The install went smoothly and then asked me to restart and remove disc. The screen displayed 'terminating applications' with 'ok' at the end of it. It sat there like this for a while and then i pushed 'enter' and it rebooted. When it rebooted the cursor just flashed on the screen and a light just flashed on the computer (blue light next to cap lock button). And that was that. Nothing. I'm new to linux and have no idea what might be going on. I have successfully installed Mint 10 on the same laptop in the past and did not have this problem. Ideas???????????
Now after starting up it displayed options like normal start, start recovery mode, and 2 options for memtest86. After pushing enter again on that screen I now have: modprobe: FATAL: could not load /lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/modules.dep:No such file or directory.

Waaaaghhhhh.

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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It sounds as if the install is borked. The error messages would seem to indicate that the kernel is mortally wounded.

If you burned the install disk yourself, did you do an MD5 checksum on the download? If so and if it passed, try burning a new disk. If the disk has Live CD functionality, try booting to the Live CD and testing all the functionality you can before trying to install.
 
Old 03-10-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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It sounds as if the install is borked. The error messages would seem to indicate that the kernel is mortally wounded.

If you burned the install disk yourself, did you do an MD5 checksum on the download? If so and if it passed, try burning a new disk. If the disk has Live CD functionality, try booting to the Live CD and testing all the functionality you can before trying to install.

Hi. I did download Mint from the Linux site using their download sites and have downloaded MD5 and installed it. I added the Mint d/load to the file name and tried 'compare' and it brings up a box saying ' MD5 check sums are different'. I have d/loaded a number of these file from Linux.org (mint 10,11,12 etc) and according to MD5 it says 'MD5 check sums are different'. Surely not all downloads can be wrong?? Got me buggered.
 
Old 03-11-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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I'm not exactly sure which site you mean when you say

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The MD5 errors indicate that something is indeed wrong with the download.

It's entirely possible that a file available for download has gotten corrupted and the site hosts haven't learned of it yet. It's rare, but it does happen. I would suggest that, if there is a "contact" form of some sort at the site, you let them know you've encountered repeated errors with downloads of this [insert file name].

The times I've played with Mint, I've gotten it directly from the Mint home:

http://linuxmint.com/

No incidents. Yet.
 
Old 03-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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I agree with Frank, download it from the official site and I'll go further and say download it via torrent if Linux Mint does torrents. Torrents are good for situations like this because they are safer and can actually repair faulty downloads while they are downloading.

Checking a Mint 12 download with multiple md5sums wont do any good. You only need the md5sum for the Mint 12 download if you check it with a Mint 11 or Mint 10 or a LMDE etc md5sum you will get an error.
 
  


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