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I can't install MX Linux 18

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Akis
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I can't install MX Linux 18

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Post by Akis » Wed May 08, 2019 2:49 pm

I'm stuck at this screen! I tried many times and I always get stuck on this...
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Desktop PC, 2.8Ghz CPU, 2GB ram, Radeon GPU, it's a pretty old computer though!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: I can't install MX Linux 18

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Post by fehlix » Wed May 08, 2019 3:00 pm

Akis wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:49 pm
a pretty old computer though!
How old? any idea about the name,brand? Can you boot with anything else? Might be a non-pae ISO is needed?
Gigabyte Z77M-D3H, Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 (Quad core), 32GB RAM,
GeForce GTX 770, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB

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Re: I can't install MX Linux 18

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Post by Adrian » Wed May 08, 2019 3:05 pm

Does the same USB thingy works on a different computer? Maybe there's something wrong either with the downloaded ISO (did you check the checksum?) or with the device itself.

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Re: I can't install MX Linux 18

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Post by BitJam » Wed May 08, 2019 3:23 pm

Akis wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:49 pm
I'm stuck at this screen! I tried many times and I always get stuck on this...
Let's try to narrow down where the problem is. Use the boot option "bp=b8". This will get you to a bash shell before the script that populates /home/demo runs. Try to run that script manually with:

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/live/etc/init.d/live-init start
If the script runs to completion then we know the problem is outside the script. Otherwise there is something in the script that is hanging.

You can also use the boot parameter "v=8" which will cause much more information to be sent to the screen.
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Re: I can't install MX Linux 18

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Post by Akis » Wed May 08, 2019 3:53 pm

fehlix wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Akis wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:49 pm
a pretty old computer though!
How old? any idea about the name,brand? Can you boot with anything else? Might be a non-pae ISO is needed?
Its at least 10 years old, found it on my loft and thought i give it a new lease of live with MX but...

Unfortunately I cant boot nothing else on it, even Win 7, XP!
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Re: I can't install MX Linux 18

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Post by Akis » Wed May 08, 2019 3:55 pm

Adrian wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Does the same USB thingy works on a different computer? Maybe there's something wrong either with the downloaded ISO (did you check the checksum?) or with the device itself.
Yes it does, its working fine on another desktop pc!

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Re: I can't install MX Linux 18

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Post by mxer » Thu May 09, 2019 6:34 am

Faulty disk(?), bad sector, maybe, can you do a disk check from a running 'live' Linux(?).
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Re: I can't install MX Linux 18

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Post by Akis » Thu May 09, 2019 8:02 am

Damn thing wont work no matter what i throw at it! Obviously is something very wrong so I decided to take it to the recycling centre!!

Thank you all for you advice!

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