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Old 11-21-2018, 04:39 AM   #46
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oh, so near and yet so far. A seeming brick wall has been replaced by a somewhat smaller one.

Can you remember what options you chose for the install? i.e. 3rd party addons? install updates?
 
Old 11-21-2018, 11:02 AM   #47
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Usually you get some kind of running commentary as to what the install was doing.
Any idea as to what it was doing just before the fail?
Were you connected to the internet during the install - this allows the install to fetch the latest software updates?

Pretty much the last thing the install does is to write GRUB (the boot loader) to your boot sectors.
Up to this point it won't modify anything Windows related.
After this point you can boot into Linux or Windows - ie its a dual-boot setup.
So no harm has been done to anything.

I wouldn't bother about bug-reporting until you can rule out all hardware errors.
 
Old 11-22-2018, 05:43 AM   #48
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Jeremy

Apparently he has a poor and intermittent internet connection, and power can go out, so I advised him to not tick the 2 items that are likely to involve downloading (3rd party and updates), to minimise the chances of it failing to do finish. Let's face it, updating after install on Linux will take 1/10th of the time that it would for Windoze.
 
Old 11-24-2018, 07:37 PM   #49
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Hi everyone,

suddenly silence in this thread since I posted
that the installer crashed, but it did not
damaged my system? 4 days. Do you not believe me?
Do you REALLY think that I invented a story?

NO! Speak with the developer of the installer if
the text which is offered to the user after such
a crash is identical with the text I repeated here.

Listen. To be disorientated does not mean too much.

But to go digital astray, as one can get lost in
a thick forest - that needs experience!

Johnny_Mango (LQ Newbee) - a comparable case.

As I told you in my first post this is the only
group, chat, community - call it whatever you
like - that I took part in over 15 years.

And, as I told you in my first post too, I once
purchased my first computer in 1977.

Let me tell you in short how and why:

The dismay started so early with a Wang CP/M
OS, with 64 KB of RAM and two 8-inch Floppy
Drives and a Zilog Processor - for which I had to
take a credit from the Commerzbank AG in
Hamburg (Germany) of Deutschmark 25.000.--

This burden costed me in 1 year over 100
sleepless nights and a nervous breakdown. -

When then, on very thin ice, and after one
full year (1977 to 1978) I finally could turn
the wheel around and mastered the beast,
I could size down my small office from 2.5
female typewriters to only one fulltime girl.

That allowed me to quickly pay back the
bank-loan and my ass was saved, so to speak.

That Wang "system" with which I banned
the typewriters out of our office 20 years
earlier than our lawyer-customers did - it had
the power of a present babyphone. But this
experience took a toll on my health, because
it was an existential threat, it left marks inside
of me. Not a Trauma. That is a too strong
expression which should be reserved for true,
terrible violence or death. But it left a mark.

That is why I sometimes did not reacted - "stop
and go", as one attentive person remarked in
this Linux-Questions Forum, - quick enough.

Unbelievable how much help I received here.

Back to my Acer Aspire which has over 1 Million
times more power than the Wang, but costed less
than 1-thirtyfifth of the money I paid in 1977.
OK, thats Moores Law. But I feel the stress and
aversion coming back from that time 40 years ago.
It poisons my health. I spent so far now over 3
months in this Forum with no result. Or should
l not better say I wasted 3 months?

I could have really done better with my time.
I am 67 now and I have no time to give away
for nothing. I thought the last 3 days about it.

I will no longer take part in this schizophrenia.
It is not against you. Please! No! I do like you
all, really. You are so empathetic, so very much.
I am not, I admit it, even though I can take my
share of criticism, that is ok and not the problem.

But its a waste of time & energy in a nutshell.

I have finished with my green dream of calm
and cool which in reality behaves in the same
unexplainable patterns of astray in dark woods
as the CP/M, the DOS and the Windows does,
- did, and always will do.

Life is too good to be wasted on such futilities.

Please! I do not want to discriminate or insult
anyone here. Exactly the opposite is true. But I
dare to ask (silently) if not you too see some
more important things (think) to have priority.

Mankind will sacrifice its own wonderful
planet in less than 100 years on the altar of
its bloody "progress".

This destructive "progress" has let to more
extinctions of living species in just the last 15
years, than it had in the 2000 years before.

Our treatment of nature is as totalitarian as
Hitlers treatment of the Jews. And one day
Mankind will desperately try to turn the ecology
around, - but by then it will be already too late.

I am sorry. I will not come back to this Forum
in my remaining lifetime for two reasons. First
my health, second the profanity of the subject.

No, I did not want to treat you like a clueless
or guilty child, nor wanted I to be treated as such.

No, I do not want anything from Linux no more.
No, I am really sick and tired from this experience.
No, did I not already said that I do not want it again?

And please, do not come with conclusions anymore.
The only conclusion is the Windows-dictatorship.
I canīt go on no more. Linux cannot install. - Basta.

Please forgive me.

Yours sincerely,

Lusitano

(after sending this message he went on sailing vacation)
 
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Old 11-25-2018, 02:54 AM   #50
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When I had trouble getting a Linux distribution to work I gave up and tried another one. Maybe you'd like Puppy Linux. It boots up in ram from a disc and you can safely save your configuration and files onto your Windows 10 hard drive with it. It will make a little folder on C: drive where all its contents will go. It's my go to operating system when I've run into a computer problem. http://puppylinux.com/

Enjoy your vacation!
 
Old 11-25-2018, 09:27 AM   #51
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Lusitano, You gave virtually zero information beyond "it didn't work".

Therefore no-one can help you, despite your advanced years.
BTW I'm 65 and I recently upgraded Mint on a Acer Netbook from one version to another.

"It just worked"
 
Old 11-26-2018, 06:11 AM   #52
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It's been a while since I used Mint, but the last time I tried an upgrade, it failed due to trivial files being 'in use'. I'm impressed.
 
Old 11-26-2018, 07:32 AM   #53
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It was an upgrade of Mint 17 -> Mint 19 - the upgrade includes a dummy run to spot errors (there weren't any).

I also did an upgrade of LMDE2 -> LMDE3 (that's the Debian edition of Mint) on my main desktop.

If you read the install/upgrade instructions its very easy.
 
Old 11-27-2018, 06:33 AM   #54
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A few editions ago, Mint started recommending a fresh install, and stopped giving a gui upgrade program, for exactly the reason I stated. It looks as though they must have fixed it more recently. It wasn't for that reason that I stopped using it though; it was more down to problems with 3rd party (Ubuntu) repositories, not working.
 
  


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