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Old 07-20-2005, 07:08 AM   #1
bigoli
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SimplyMepis-3.3.1 Won't Install


I tried to upgrade to SimplyMepis-3.3.1 and the installation fails. I set up the partitions correctly, the system starts, and then it stops loading.

Did I fail to do something I should have or is there something wrong with Mepis?
Must I uninstall first?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: SimplyMepis-3.3.1 Won't Install

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the system starts, and then it stops loading
Could you provide more details?

Did you verify the md5sum of the .iso before burning the CD?

Did you verify the md5sum of the CD?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 02:56 PM   #3
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Dude..
I just ran into the same thing.. the installation took
forever.. then crashed...

mine was a bad burn..

Actually, the only feature about
"upgrading"
is to preserve your /home.. otherwise it is a
new installation..

hth

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Old 07-20-2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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Sometimes burning the CD at 2x or 4x speed helps to make it a better/more accurate burn.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 04:37 PM   #5
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To all:

Thanks for your quick replies. I thought I did everything correctly - checked the md5sum, verified the CD burn, ran the distribution first from the CD ROM drive, etc. Exactly the way I ran the first the distribution I got over 8 months ago.

Bad burn? Always a possibility. I'll give it another try.

I did select the 'preserve /home directory' option which I did not do when I originally installed MEPIS.
 
  


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