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Old 10-03-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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problem installing from live cd mint64 dektop


m running pc mint mint live.cd.boot.flash ,have put 2 hdd but none disks are seen in a8v bios boot order. mint recognize st320 (st80 cant see). intention was to install mint on st320 and dual boot it with st80 on w7 but when installation comes on banshees and audio codecs it crashes. donnt remembe where it crashes first time (but it overvrite on w7)
might be bios needs flash and install iso is broken or needed preparations were not executed - or els. is there some easy smooth check to know closer what the matter is?
 
Old 10-03-2016, 06:00 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by web dust View Post
m running pc mint mint live.cd.boot.flash ,have put 2 hdd but none disks are seen in a8v bios boot order. mint recognize st320 (st80 cant see). intention was to install mint on st320 and dual boot it with st80 on w7 but when installation comes on banshees and audio codecs it crashes. donnt remembe where it crashes first time (but it overvrite on w7)
might be bios needs flash and install iso is broken or needed preparations were not executed - or els. is there some easy smooth check to know closer what the matter is?
fdisk -l
... from terminal (maybe with sudo prefix).
 
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:41 AM   #3
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m running pc mint mint live.cd.boot.flash ,have put 2 hdd but none disks are seen in a8v bios boot order. mint recognize st320 (st80 cant see). intention was to install mint on st320 and dual boot it with st80 on w7 but when installation comes on banshees and audio codecs it crashes. donnt remembe where it crashes first time (but it overvrite on w7)
might be bios needs flash and install iso is broken or needed preparations were not executed - or els. is there some easy smooth check to know closer what the matter is?
A couple of questions -

Have you turned the disks on in the BIOS? Check your settings (SATA/PATA)
Is your Win7 isntallation currently active on the two disks you mentioned? I'm guessing it isn't, but thought I'd check.

I've never installed the boot loader/grub on separate disks like that so you are in unknown territory for me, but you may want to start simpler until you get the hang of it.

In the past, it has been recommended to install Windows first since it didn't play well being second fiddle. (something about the MBR) Then, install Linux and you should be good to go.

To recap - (my opinion only. There are many ways to skin the !cat)

Make sure drives are being recognized in BIOS.
Install Windows
Install Mint

Optional idea - Install either Windows or Mint and then use a virtual machine for the other such as Oracle VirtualBox.
 
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:49 AM   #4
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fdisk -l
... from terminal (maybe with sudo prefix).
i surfed out some commands but cant see much from results. smbios 2.3 is present, smaller disk is invisible and and on main hdd few installation entries are seen


Quote:
mint@mint ~ $ sudo dmidecode -t 2
# dmidecode 2.12
SMBIOS 2.3 present.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes
Base Board Information
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product Name: A8V Deluxe
Version: Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MB-1234567890

mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 4009 MB, 4009754624 bytes
145 heads, 48 sectors/track, 1125 cylinders, total 7831552 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xdb120674

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 48 7831551 3915752 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Disk /dev/sdb: 8100 MB, 8100249600 bytes
250 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 15820800 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x4e0a6e65

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/sdc: 8009 MB, 8009023488 bytes
104 heads, 40 sectors/track, 3760 cylinders, total 15642624 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd5c03566

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 8064 15642623 7817280 b W95 FAT32

Disk /dev/sdd: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0008141e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 2048 499711 248832 83 Linux
/dev/sdd2 501758 625141759 312320001 5 Extended
/dev/sdd5 501760 625141759 312320000 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root: 317.7 GB, 317651419136 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38618 cylinders, total 620412928 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/mint--vg-swap_1: 2143 MB, 2143289344 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 260 cylinders, total 4186112 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/mint--vg-swap_1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
mint@mint ~ $

Last edited by web dust; 10-04-2016 at 10:55 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2016, 11:10 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Sader881 View Post
A couple of questions -

Have you turned the disks on in the BIOS? Check your settings (SATA/PATA)
Is your Win7 isntallation currently active on the two disks you mentioned? I'm guessing it isn't, but thought I'd check.

I've never installed the boot loader/grub on separate disks like that so you are in unknown territory for me, but you may want to start simpler until you get the hang of it.

In the past, it has been recommended to install Windows first since it didn't play well being second fiddle. (something about the MBR) Then, install Linux and you should be good to go.

To recap - (my opinion only. There are many ways to skin the !cat)

Make sure drives are being recognized in BIOS.
Install Windows
Install Mint

Optional idea - Install either Windows or Mint and then use a virtual machine for the other such as Oracle VirtualBox.
none of disks are seen in bios and cant enlist them in, mint can se one
i tried with win dvd install it starts but asked for drivers. (when live cd mint made install entry it overwritte on win so i formated hdd and forgot to take out drivers backup -i even had systemimagebackup on an part.)
 
Old 10-05-2016, 02:16 PM   #6
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Depending on your computer, entry to setup will be shown on the boot screen, will have to be fast as it's only there for a second or so. on my computers it's the delete key , escape key and the F2 or F12 keys. there will be only 1 you need. you may have to reboot several times before you get in, timing is critical too soon or late and you miss it. write down whatever function key it tells you to use and restart and have your finger on that key and press it as soon as the notice comes on the screen. from there you can see if your drives are recognized and if not it depends on how the bios is setup how you do that.

Last edited by radiomanL; 10-05-2016 at 02:19 PM.
 
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:36 PM   #7
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Hi. Have you other machine to check those devices? It seems like HD failure (if BIOS cant detect it).
Linux detect hardware if the BIOS cant see it (on the old mothers, if your BIOS only see in the HD 1024 sectors, linux can see all the disk up to 2Tb).
Or you have a problem on your mother (check interface conectors on the mother and HDs, clean it and try again, and check electric cables too).
Once you clean, you can try with:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 (this command clean mbr and you can partitioning like on a clean disk. You must reboot to write new partitions).

Have a nice day.
 
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:27 AM   #8
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hija! was out 2 bd cards greetings, lots happend and i aint better at cli.
-it was mb fading out (it was second hand mb used for max cloks), now is 1551.G intel pc. luckily i saved mint stick it halped me a lot on other pc, due to physical stress it couldnot boot but mint saved ma day. thruogh it sylvia mint was downloaded and instaled,qiuck smooth install. after some (kernel?)updates from bios pc runs quick dual boot(c-w7/64 and on d-mintsylvcinn/64).
sylvia.cinemon is fine stable os, without doubt i can recomend this mint to non.dos.knowlege windows user who need help in lynux.

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