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Old 05-20-2017, 05:14 PM   #1
patricalexander1951
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mint 17 Installation problem


Hi:

I have 2 problems here!
I am trying to install mint 17 on a toshiba labtop (no problem format the hard disk etc.). I go online, etc.
However, When I double click on the icon, to install it on hard disk, the first window appears BUT for a millionth of a second!!!!
I see the bar is on English as well as at the bottom it says, "close"????? So it closes on me very fast!!!
I attempted it many times over, I have read some release stuff, some articles etc.etc but no success.

My hard disk is 750 Gb. I partitioned it to 500 and the rest. I see the 500 (and make if fat 32) but have no control over the other one as it does not appear at all? I tried to access it but could not?



Can some1 help me out here please?

love these stuff!!!


Many thanks
 
Old 05-20-2017, 05:24 PM   #2
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Why 17 ?. Current would be 18.1.
Do you know how to get in to the terminal emulator ?. If so, after one of the failed install attempts, run these commands and post the output.
Code:
dmesg | tail -n 20
sudo parted /dev/sda "print free"
 
Old 05-21-2017, 06:23 PM   #3
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the result is in!!!

Hi:

First, thanks for your quick reply.
I guess I see where the problem is but can't fix it. I assumed I used all 750GB for fat 32 and format all to fat 32 but. . .here is the result:

number. . . start. . . End. . . size. . . type. . . . file sys. . . flag
. .. . . . 33.3 kb. . .1049kb. 1049kb . . free space. . . . . . . . .
1. . . .. 1049kb. . . .750 Gb. 750 GB. . primary. . .fat 32. . . boot, raid
. . . . . .750 GB. . ..750 GB. 909 kb. . .. . .. ...free space. .. . . ..


I hope it makes sense with my dots!!!!


I appreciate all the help.
learning slowly!!!!

 
Old 05-21-2017, 06:31 PM   #4
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fat32 does not support partition sizes anywhere near the size of your partitions. I suggest that you format the partitions as ext4 and try the install again.

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Old 05-21-2017, 07:14 PM   #5
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You should be able to copy and paste from the terminal.
I would suggest you delete the partition entirely - the installer will partition as needed, and also allocate a swap partition. Should be un-eventful install if that is the only disk.

Also, just leave the text in your post(s) default - what you used looks awful. If it's too ugly, people may not bother to read it.
 
Old 05-21-2017, 09:30 PM   #6
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What?

Quote:
Originally Posted by patricalexander1951 View Post
Hi:

First, thanks for your quick reply.
I guess I see where the problem is but can't fix it. I assumed I used all 750GB for fat 32 and format all to fat 32 but. . .here is the result:

number. . . start. . . End. . . size. . . type. . . . file sys. . . flag
. .. . . . 33.3 kb. . .1049kb. 1049kb . . free space. . . . . . . . .
1. . . .. 1049kb. . . .750 Gb. 750 GB. . primary. . .fat 32. . . boot, raid
. . . . . .750 GB. . ..750 GB. 909 kb. . .. . .. ...free space. .. . . ..


I hope it makes sense with my dots!!!!


I appreciate all the help.
learning slowly!!!!

This looks contrived!
 
Old 05-22-2017, 05:41 PM   #7
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1. To: Steve

I changed it to ext4 and did not work?
There must be other ways!
Thanks for the help.


2. To: svg00

I will try this method.
It's a laptop so there is 1 hard disk?
I have no data on it.


Thanks for the help.


3. Awesome M

LOL

All is true!
am having a hell of baaaaad time!
Just wanted to (*&%^ !!!! (on color). Next time it will be all in B&W!!!
 
Old 05-22-2017, 07:01 PM   #8
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Code:
sudo parted /dev/sda "print free" | nc termbin.com 9999
and post the short link.

Thanks.
 
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:38 PM   #9
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That one I will have to remember.
 
Old 05-22-2017, 07:48 PM   #10
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Lightbulb Making friends with CLI *from .iso* (maybe even BEFORE install!)

>"love these stuff!!!" and "I love to learn ALL ABOUT LINUX!!!!" (your prior thread)
Me too! I've (tried to) learn here@LQ to focus on full&precise info.

My 'learning' suggestion here is to spend some time/study at a shell prompt,
maybe start with fdisk (or more advanced relatives), and collect above info.

The exact laptop model might help, &maybe specific details on steps/results.

Or, since you say there's nothing to save on the disk,
delete all the partitions, and then re-try install. (I assume not UEFI/GPT)
Or maybe here: wipefs -a /dev/sda; dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M

I noticed the term "raid" (in the green scream); I wonder what's going on with that (?)

Anyway, *best wishes* for success with what I call "the endless puzzle_FUN" of Unix/Linux!

Edit: 'TL;dr' some playing (FUN learning) I just did. 17.3 cinnamon 32bit
I hit <tab> during .iso initial "Automatic boot in 10 seconds" countdown,
to get to bootloader, shown in attached screenshot. (VBox is my 'computer')
I backspaced away the "quiet splash --", changing it to: init=/bin/bash<enter>

After a minute of hundreds of kernel msgs (&some Begin: msgs I didn't understand),
I got a shell prompt! Cool! I believe you/anyone could (tho not really 'useful')
mint / #
I ran `fdisk -l` successfully! CLI heaven And it gets BETTER:
See 2nd screen shot: I got braver and tried (to enable networking): dhclient

Then #8 (no sudo cuz # already) parted /dev/sda "print free" | nc 5.39.93.71 9999
worked! YEA#8! Click: ve6g (I used IP# cuz I didn't bother to setup resolv)
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Last edited by Jjanel; 05-23-2017 at 04:18 AM.
 
Old 05-23-2017, 06:30 PM   #11
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That one I will have to remember.
It's such a goodie, I setup my own termbin.

I've posted one-too-many passwords to other people's pastebins, figured I'd may as well abuse my own service
and not have to worry about it.

alias tb="nc termbin.com 9999" in ~/.bashrc and it's all "<cmd> | tb".
NOTE: Complex or compound commands may be troublesome.
but for basic stuff, it's a Keeper.

Loves this enough:
Code:
sudo lsblk /dev/sd[a-z] -o model,name,size,fstype,label,uuid,mountpoint | tb
Have fun!

instructions are at http://termbin.com
It uses fiche and nginx

Last edited by Habitual; 05-23-2017 at 06:33 PM.
 
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:44 PM   #12
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Case solved: Linux Mint 18.1, Serena, Cinnamon installation

Hi to ALL:

After trying every method, procedure, suggestion, ideas I was unable to install it.
So I went to the full-filled lies bin called, "Internet". I picked up some procedure/method and learned that most did not work! i.e. make some usb image etc.
However, I decided to install Win 7 and then Linux and go back and remove Win 7 (as I am planning to quit all drugs manufactured by "Micropufft"!!!!).

So I installed Win 7 and as was trying to install Linux, usb image stuff crashed! After that Win 7 did not start??? I took it as it is dead so C is available. I pushed in Linux DVD and installed it with no problem.

Now, I have "Linux Mint 18.1, Serena, Cinnamon, 64-bit" and happy happy.

Once again I thank all the great guys here who come up with help and advice and all.

However, you guys are not of the hook yet as I need more help (maybe!!) and I will be back!


THANKS
 
Old 06-10-2017, 12:24 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by patricalexander1951 View Post
Now, I have "Linux Mint 18.1, Serena, Cinnamon, 64-bit" and happy happy.

Once again I thank all the great guys here who come up with help and advice and all.
Hi...

Glad to hear you're up and running. If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

Regards...
 
  


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