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Old 12-12-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 17.2 does not install on the HARD Disk


Now I finally get to the Desktop with the option of Install Linux Mint ( I start the installation from a DVD ) I get all the questions and options to choose from for this installation BUT no matter how long I wait , the installation does not seem to do anything , there is no HD activity whatsoever , only activity from the DVD player .
I do not get any errors , I end up with a Linux Mint Desktop with a for ever turning around Mouse Pointer .
Tried to get to the HD from the icon Computer , it tells me : Unable to mount location!
I tried the Installation with another HD , choosing again to format the Disk and Install Linux Mint as the only OS , get all the choices to make for the installation but again ending up with the Linux Mint Desktop and a forever turning around mouse pointer and again NO Errors .
Is Linux Mint really impossible to install , is there anything else I can try ? ( I did check the installation DVD with the MD5 Checksum , the PC does meet the hardware requirements )
 
Old 12-12-2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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Some things with rpms take an impossible length of time checking dependencies in Morse code or something. DVDs are often short of drivers, so everything can be in fallback mode

Set up a basic install, and leave it for the day(or night)
 
Old 12-12-2015, 01:33 PM   #3
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what are your computer specs: processor, memory, graphics card, make and model?

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Old 12-12-2015, 04:23 PM   #4
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Can you bring up a terminal and run lshw to see what hw is seen?
How about dmesg? You can look for your hd.
Your hd might not be seen by Linux.
 
Old 12-12-2015, 05:14 PM   #5
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( I did check the installation DVD with the MD5 Checksum , the PC does meet the hardware requirements )
Bravo. Good for you. I always recommend this and do this religiously also. A link to a computer review of your equipment or newegg link to mother board specs with ram and cpu installed plus video card chip being used may help your cause even better.

The reason I mention this. System minimal requirements leave some elbow room for errors.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...f=198&t=159487

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s Linux Mint really impossible to install
Depends on the computer gear and the carbon unit in the chair.
Might try the Mate or XFCE edition of Linux Mint instead.

My guess from lack of info is you are trying to install Mint 17 Cinnamon edition on a unknown computer.

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Old 12-12-2015, 05:53 PM   #6
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My guess is the same as Roky, tring to install to much system on an old machine...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175558910/
 
Old 12-12-2015, 08:59 PM   #7
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If you are able to boot from a Live DVD, then you could try doing <ctl><Alt><f2> to get to a console, and from there do dmesg | less and look for your drive. You can also see other things in there, like some errors.
Also try lspci -v | less, and lshw | less.
Use <ctl><Alt><f7> to get back to the GUI.
 
Old 12-14-2015, 02:06 PM   #8
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I did type in from a terminal :

dmesg | less

I see a lot information but since I do not know what to look for , I do not seem to be able to use this information in any way .
With the second command :lspci -v | less

I get PCI Bridge , Communication Controller , IDE interface , USB Controller ( and lots of others )
with Capabilities : < Access Denied >

I do not think that is a good thing .

With the 3rd command : lshw | less

lots of information just like the first command , but not a specific error and since I do not know what to look for either ...


Do I need to look for specific information ?
 
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We need to know the specs of your coumputer before anyone can help you. Post the output of lshw, lspci, or if you already know it, the amount of ram, processor, graphics card
 
Old 12-14-2015, 02:56 PM   #10
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try installing unbuntu 1st just to see if u get same problem with it

burn a live unbuntu 15 dvd then try to install it and see if you get same problem u do with mint 17.2. if u don't maybe search for another linux OS or stay with unbuntu whatever works.
 
Old 12-14-2015, 02:59 PM   #11
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The fact you got a lot of information is a good start.
Short of posting them here, you could look for the following:

For the lshw | less look for anything that would give us a idea of what your h/w is, like description, product, version, etc. Or at least tell us what the cpu is eg under cpu, the product might be Intel and look for model & speed in GHz. And under memory the size in MiB, and under disk look for description, product and size and a value like /dev/sda which would tell us that Linux is seeing your hd.

That should give us an idea of what your h/w is.

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Old 12-14-2015, 03:08 PM   #12
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When in doubt.

Pencil and a sheet of paper and then typing things out by hand in code tags has always worked for me.
 
Old 12-14-2015, 04:36 PM   #13
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also linux puppy should run on even the oldest of computers

guys i know i am just a newb but shouldn't they try another common distro 1st to see if it will at least work?
 
Old 12-15-2015, 07:21 AM   #14
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For many of the suggestions, you need root privileges. Depending on your distro (which you should name) it might type sudo <command>, or su, and enter root's password when prompted.
 
Old 12-16-2015, 04:42 AM   #15
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I did run lshw | less again and first got a warning that I should run this command as superuser , but after a few seconds it starts running anyway.

*-core
descripton :Motherboard
Physical id :0
*-memory
description: System Memory
Physical id : 0
size:1015MiB
*-cpu
product: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2500+
vendor : Advanced Micro Devices [ AMD ]
physical id:1
bus info:cpu@0
version : 6.10.0
size : 1850MHz
width:32 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse ....

BUT no mention about *-disk , I have other entries like *-pci , *-storage , *-ide
 
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