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Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by piperdan » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:40 pm

You probably already know this, but make sure you burn an image of the .iso, and not just copy the iso as a data disk.

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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by Richard » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:26 pm

Lots of help.
Looks like the OP has gone out partying.
Maybe tomorrow. :)
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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by Mauser » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:16 pm

BitJam wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:04 pm
Mauser wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:58 pm
No, all that will tell you is if what you downloaded is authentic. I have had personal experience with the same issue burning DVDs for all kinds of things. Not all burning software burns correctly. A defective DVD can also cause that issue.
Nope. This checks the live media you are running. It happens during the boot process. The iso file is not involved. We check the md5 of the vmlinuz file, the initrd.gz, and the linuxfs file on the live media. If there was a problem with burning the dvd then we will catch it. If you pass my md5 check then your live media is correct. I don't check the bootloader but if you get to my md5 check then the bootloader did its job and everything else depends on the three files we check.

This is a great way for you to quickly and easily check your dvd burns. Please give it a try.
No, because I know from my own personal experience that's not so. I had disks that I burn that checked out fine using the md5 check method but was a bad burn on the disk. Re-burning the disk using a different disk burning software made it work.
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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by BitJam » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:40 pm

Mauser wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:16 pm
No, because I know from my own personal experience that's not so. I had disks that I burn that checked out fine using the md5 check method but was a bad burn on the disk. Re-burning the disk using a different disk burning software made it work.
That is something different. When you boot your live-dvd, use the "F5 Options" menu and select "checkmd5". This will do a check of the files that are on the dvd, not the iso file which seems to be what you are talking about. I wrote the software. I know what it does. For kicks, you could do the check after you boot. You can run:

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cd /live/boot-dev/antiX
md5sum -c *.md5
This checks the files on the dvd, Just like I do during the live boot.

If you sometimes have trouble with dvd burns then I recommend that you always use "F5 Options" --> "checkmd5" the first time you boot.

Yes, there is an md5 file that lets you check the entire iso file and I agree with you that this doesn't help check for bad dvd burns, it only checks for bad downloads. But we have 3 more .md5 files that are built into the iso. You can mount the iso and do "ls -1 $MNT_PNT/antiX/" Or on a live system you can do "ls -1 /live/boot-dev/antiX/". Here is what you will see:

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delete_this_file
initrd.gz
initrd.gz.md5
linuxfs
linuxfs.md5
random-seed
vmlinuz
vmlinuz.md5
These 3 .md5 files built into the iso are used to check the integrity of 3 key files on the live media. In your case it checks the files on your live-dvd. We added this feature to the live system years before the first release of MX Linux. If you pass the md5 check during the live boot then you know your live media is good.

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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by anticapitalista » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:40 am

F4 not F5 key
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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by BitJam » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:32 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:40 am
F4 not F5 key
D'oh!
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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by tb75252 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:44 pm
nope, that would be new.

try running the installer from the terminal

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sudo minstall
and post any output you might get.
This is what I get:
$ sudo minstall
"awk -F '\t' '!/^#/ { print $3 }' /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab | sort"
exit code: 0
+++ void MInstall::setupkeyboardbutton() +++
"cat /usr/share/antiX/locales.template"
exit code: 0
"grub-probe -d /dev/sda2 2>/dev/null | grep hfsplus"
Today I re-downloaded the .iso file and burned it again to a DVD. I used the PC at work just to make sure. The result is the same: Selecting the Install icon does not do anything.

I must say that the burned live image on the DVD boot up just fine on my PC. As a matter of fact, I am writing this message using the Firefox program that comes with the live image. It is just the Install to the HD function that does not seem to be working...

PS: I cannot install using a USB thumb drive because my BIOS does not have that option.

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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by fehlix » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:47 pm

tb75252 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm
I must say that the burned live image on the DVD boot up just fine on my PC. As a matter of fact, I am writing this message using the Firefox program that comes with the live image. It is just the Install to the HD function that does not seem to be working...

PS: I cannot install using a USB thumb drive because my BIOS does not have that option.
When you booted live, can you paste the output of this command running from the terminla as normal user to get a quick system info:

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inxi -Fxxz
thanks
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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by BitJam » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:10 pm

tb75252 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm
PS: I cannot install using a USB thumb drive because my BIOS does not have that option.
If you make a live-usb with the same system that is on the live-dvd then you can select "F4 Options" --> "from=usb" when you boot the dvd. It will start the boot on the dvd and finishes with the usb. You can get most of the live-usb features if you made a full featured live-usb.

Despite all of your precautions, I still suggest you do an "F4 Options" --> "checkmd5". If this test passes it ensures there is no problem with your live media. Since your problem is still a bit of a mystery it would be good to rule things out that are so easy to rule out so we don't waste a lot of time.
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Re: Unable To Install MX Linux 18...

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Post by tb75252 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:13 pm

fehlix wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:47 pm
tb75252 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm
I must say that the burned live image on the DVD boot up just fine on my PC. As a matter of fact, I am writing this message using the Firefox program that comes with the live image. It is just the Install to the HD function that does not seem to be working...

PS: I cannot install using a USB thumb drive because my BIOS does not have that option.
When you booted live, can you paste the output of this command running from the terminla as normal user to get a quick system info:

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inxi -Fxxz
thanks
Here is the output:
$ inxi -Fxxz
System: Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.19.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 tk: Gtk 2.24.31 wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM
Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum Dec 20 2018 base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
Machine: Type: Unknown System: Seneca product: PRO181820 v: N/A serial: <filter>
Mobo: Intel model: DP55WG v: AAE57269-404 serial: <filter> BIOS: Intel
v: KGIBX10J.86A.5531.2010.0521.1135 date: 05/21/2010
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7 860 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Nehalem
rev: 5 L2 cache: 8192 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 44803
Speed: 2977 MHz min/max: 1199/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2513 2: 1775 3: 2485
4: 2550 5: 2137 6: 2648 7: 2279 8: 3324
Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 730] driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0
chip ID: 10de:1287
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: nouveau unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa
alternate: nv resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: NV106 v: 4.3 Mesa 18.2.6 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:3b56
Device-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
chip ID: 10de:0e0f
Device-3: Logitech type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus ID: 1-1.6:6
chip ID: 046d:082c
Device-4: SteelSeries ApS type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
bus ID: 1-1.1:3 chip ID: 1038:1260
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64
Network: Device-1: Intel 82578DC Gigabit Network driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 2020
bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:10f0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 56.4 MiB (0.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000AZLX-00ZR6A0 size: 465.76 GiB
speed: <unknown> serial: <filter>
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.31 GiB used: 56.4 MiB (0.6%) fs: overlay dev: ERR-102
ID-2: swap-1 size: 11.66 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 40 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 203 Uptime: 7m Memory: 11.72 GiB used: 844.6 MiB (7.0%) Init: SysVinit
v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 alt: 6 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12
running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.25
The "checkmd5" test passed.

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