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#1 crimson2877

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 09:56 AM

After a fresh install of Linux Mint 17 from a liveUsb, the computer won't boot. The boot menu(not the GRUB) comes up with 4 devices, one of which is Ubuntu, which is Mint. When I select this, the window disappears and immediately reappears. What can I do to install Mint?

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:32 AM

Bit more info,

 

Pc type are you dual booting if so what are you dual booting with?

 

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:33 AM

Its a Fujitsu brand computer with no dual boot

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:43 AM

Sorry.

 

I need your PC specs.  Processor type ram grafix.  is it 32 or 64 bit.

 

I dont like those USB installs give me good ol fashioned ISO on dvd.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:45 AM

DVD didn't work either. Intel i7 of some type and a geforce gpu. 64 bit

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:23 AM

"The boot menu(not the GRUB)"

What's the difference between the boot menu & the GRUB?



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:25 AM

Its not the Linux mint GRUB. It is a plain blue window with 4 boot options and if I press tab it gives me an "application menu" with the BIOS and two other options on it.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:29 PM

I will just chime in because I am bored, but I don't have much real knowledge as someone like NickAu1, so follow his instructions.  I am just adding some thoughts that might help.   

 

Did you check the md5sum as specified, just to rule out one thing at a time.  Next time log all the options that you saw so someone can help better.  If you try another install, log the procedure that you followed, it might be just a mistake on your part.

 

I would think a little history on the pc would also be good.  I7 that is pretty good stuff must be pretty new, why is there no OS on there now ,or was there, and you were trying to replace with Linux Mint?  This might help Nick assess the situation also.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:59 PM

I erased Windows (7 if I remember correctly) a few years ago and replaced it with mint, and proceeded to forget about that computer. Recently, I wanted to start off with a clean slate, so I burned Mint 17 cinammon to a dvd-rw and used the livedvd install method. That is when I got the error. Since then, I have tried many different things, such as converting the partition table to GPT, or editing the grub boot commands in the DVD before installing. Nothing has worked

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:27 PM

This is why I asked for PC specs.

 

Being an i7 I am wondering if secure boot is on?

 

 

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:49 PM

Secure boot is definetly disabled. Every time I boot the liveusb, it throws a message up saying so

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:55 PM

that link makes no sense, NIck.


Edited by bmike1, 01 September 2014 - 08:56 PM.

A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 10:11 PM

that link makes no sense, NIck.

How's that?

 

I ask about secure boot ( UEFI) and provide a link to a thread that shows you how to deal with most issues.


Edited by NickAu1, 01 September 2014 - 10:20 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 10:49 PM

maybe it is just my head injury.....


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:08 PM

I gather from a few of your comments that you know Linux a bit.

You are installing to sda

Just asking I have made the same mistake.

 

Boot from that Live Disk and run GParted Or get Gparted Live Disk. Download

Delete the partition then create a new ext 4 partition and set it as boot. Then try and install.

 

What version of Mint?

Try this.

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=158


Edited by NickAu1, 02 September 2014 - 03:01 AM.





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