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#1 DeadRinger

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

I was able to boot 18.3 Cinnaman 32bit from a USB onto my old x86 CPU VISTA machine...

 

Everything seemed smooth and I was ready to commit to a complete install and WIPE the HDD to clear all the mounted drives.. etc.

 

After I stepped through the install the screen FROZE during the "Almost finished copy files..." notice.

The green bar is 3/4 complete...

 

The mouse no longer responds and the HDD does not sound or appear to be working...

 

Any thoughts?

 

This is real time post.. so in an hour or so I'll reboot the computer and try again... Hoping to get insights about why the hang for the next attempt.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:38 PM

What are the specs of the machine you are trying to install Linux mint on?


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:39 PM

UPDATE:

 

The PC did not recover on its own.

 

I turned the PC OFF and restarted it with the USB bootable again.

I looked on the HDD and they are there with what seems to be the LINUX files for the install, cause all the previous mounts and VISTA files were gone.

 

So, I turn the PC OFF and restarted to see if it would boot from the HDD.

 

No-Go. I just waits with a flashing cursor after identifying the CPU.

 

I'm running BIOS diagnostics now, but really I don't expect to find any hardware issues.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

Again what are your specs may I ask?

 

Also I gather you have more than one machine here, what tool did you use to make your linux mint boot image?


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:45 PM

What are the specs of the machine you are trying to install Linux mint on?

Dell XPS420

Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

L2 Cache 8 MB

64 Bit with Intel EM64T

Memory 3GB DDR2 800Mhz

HDD Hitachi HDP725032GLA

 


 


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:46 PM

Again what are your specs may I ask?

 

Also I gather you have more than one machine here, what tool did you use to make your linux mint boot image?

I used Etcher, Yeah I'm in using my Windows 7 laptop to chat here...


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:49 PM

Hmm... I chose the 32-BIT Linux thinking this machine was 32Bit but the BIOS says its 64 capable "64 Bit with Intel EM64T"...

 

It runs great off the USB...


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

Got you, well firstly i suggest using a 64bit version of linux.

32bit is slowly but surely dying out on linux (and on windows too)

There is nothing hardware wise suggesting that only a 32bit OS will run on this hardware.

I suggest for this hardware linux mint 64bit MATE instead or Ubuntu MATE.

I mean its still older hardware so cinnamon may not run as smoothly


Edited by MadmanRB, 17 February 2018 - 12:52 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:54 PM

Got you, well firstly i suggest using a 64bit version of linux.

32bit is slowly but surely dying out on linux (and on windows too)

There is nothing hardware wise suggesting that only a 32bit OS will run on this hardware.

I suggest for this hardware linux mint 64bit MATE instead or Ubuntu MATE.

I mean its still older hardware so cinnamon may not run as smoothly

OK, I'll load that one up and kick in the ass again...



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:56 PM

Hopefully it will work this time, thats why i suggested both 64bit but at the same time a more lightweight desktop.

Granted MATE isnt as fancy as cinnamon but it may play with your hardware better.

Hard to tell why your install failed right now so please forgive some of my guesswork here :D


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

Looking good now.  Made it passed the previous screen and into the "Installing... COnfiguring Hardware screens... The last time the Slideshow was not even available... looks like I'm on my way to a better install with the 64 Bit version...



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:44 PM

Cool, I mean who knows it may be a bug with your hardware the last time or a hiccup.

But if this a success tell us :D


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:46 PM

SOLVED:  Yes I was able to use the 64 BIT version and everything is great.  

PROBLEM: I tried to install 32 Bit Mint onto a 64 Bit machine.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:48 PM

Eh it could have worked, methinks it was just a hiccup of some kind.

In any case glad to see it going!

 

Take your time, learn our new OS and come here for any questions :D


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