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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:59 pm 
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OK, not the CPU then

When the Peppermint 4 LiveUSB stops and displayes

Boot:

is there a flashing underscore .. like this

Boot:_

?

If so, what happens if you type:-

live

then hit enter. ?

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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:10 am 
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When I used UNetbootin there was a flashing underscore, but with LinuxLive USB the installation screen changed.. and I didn't see the underscore. When I press ESC, then it says "aborted. Boot:". Should I try to type live then?


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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:27 pm 
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Your call :) .. do you want to try get to the bottom of this, or are you happy with Peppermint 3 until Peppermint 5 comes out in May/June ?

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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:19 pm 
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I think I'll hang on 'til May/June. Although, I'm wondering if I won't face the same issue when Peppermint 5 comes out, hehe. It'll have LTS as well, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:37 pm 
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Yes it is LTS up 'till 2019. So, that is something to look forward to.

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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:38 pm 
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Let's take a look at the hardware and see if we can spot anything that might be problematic.

Can you open a terminal and post the output from:
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cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model

and
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inxi -F

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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:19 am 
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This is the output:
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cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model
model      : 3
model name   : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
inxi -F
System:    Host: luylau-P4M266A-8235 Kernel: 3.2.0-60-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro: Peppermint Three
Machine:   System: VIA product: P4M266A-8235
           Mobo: N/A model: P4M266A-8235 Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 PG date: 05/27/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (sse sse2 sse3) clocked at 2405.390 MHz
Graphics:  Card: S3 Graphics VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: savage (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@70.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
Audio:     Card: VIA VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller driver: snd_via82xx Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card: VIA VT6102 [Rhine-II] driver: via-rhine
           IF: eth0 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:0d:87:dc:9d:3b
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (3.7% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC_WD1200BB 120.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 110G used: 4.2G (4%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 0.50GB used: 0.15GB (31%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 115 Uptime: 2:07 Memory: 346.6/464.2MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33


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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:35 am 
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I see she has the same S3 graphics card as my IBM t22's had....
I had major headaches with those machines and linux, I bet it has something to do with the s3 video card... :)

Also I noticed when searching google about your motherboard, it can handle up to 4 gigs ram... You may want to check out ebay or amazon and pick up some ram chips for it, why suffer with 512 megs...
I just bought two 1 gig chips for my wifes machine on ebay and it cost me $18.98... She had 4 slots on her old dell motherboard each was capable of running 1 gig chip, she already had two 512mb chips, so with the addition of the 2 gigs ram I bought she now has 3 gigs ram... Her machine flies now running peppermint 3, not to mention windows vista now runs a lot better.... She has a 2.8ghz processor in hers, I think yours is a 2.4ghz so it should run about the same as hers....


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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:56 pm 
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I'm willing to bet you're right about the S3 graphics card being the root of problem.

We could try "xforcevesa" as a kernel boot parameter .. or booting into text mode, and seeing if it crashes when starting the X server .. but it would probably be best just to wait for Peppermint 5 now.

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 Post subject: Re: Installation Issues using USB flash drive (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:34 pm 
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PCNetSpec wrote:
but it would probably be best just to wait for Peppermint 5 now.


Is Peppermint 5 going to be the solve all solution to all the problems people have been having with video cards and processors and what not??? I hope they solved all these problems in Ubuntu's next LTS, so when Linux mint and Peppermint get a hold of that LTS and make their versions from it, we see a vast improvement in the next version... I been using ubuntu since about 2007, and their choice to go to unity was what forced me to go look at other distros like linux mint and peppermint... :)


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