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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#31 Post by teddylegs » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:33 pm

fehlix wrote:
teddylegs wrote:
fehlix wrote:I'm on Mint Mate 18.3 at this point.
Fine! You need run the iso check also
navigate into your folder with the latest MX iso and run and compare the iso

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md5sum MX-17.1_April_x64.iso
c2ef3d943898b4ebbd28f40a2eae14ee  MX-17.1_April_x64.iso
If you are on Mint's MATE you can run Mint's USB-image writer to make the dd-imaged USB stick!
Oops, a lot of posts, so I can understand things getting a bit mixed up. I'm using the Final release, not the April snapshot, which I just read a moment ago has a little glitch to do with grub?

Md5sum checks out, and, yes, using the USB image writer to make the stick. Have done it on 2 different USB's and downloads, but the main USB referenced here and that I've just run tests on is the HyperX Savage 64 GB USB 3.1/3.0 Flash Drive.

Grrrr, lol, this 'thing' is winning at the moment ... I can't imagine what it can be now; my last Mint Mate install was done cleanly and via UEFI. I don't choose the 'clean entire drive' option on install, as it seems it would take a very long time, especially on a 1tb drive, but may need to consider doing that.

Maybe inxi -Fxz will give some clues.

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System:    Host: cat-Erazer-X310 Kernel: 4.15.0-13-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 90AV001LUK v: Erazer X310
           Mobo: LENOVO model: N/A v: 31900058 STD
           Bios: LENOVO v: I1KT44AUS date: 11/14/2014
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4790 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28734
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 1088 MHz 2: 2513 MHz 3: 3246 MHz
           4: 2675 MHz 5: 1102 MHz 6: 1560 MHz 7: 1313 MHz 8: 1635 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde PRX [Radeon R9 255 OEM]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD CAPE VERDE (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-13-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-13-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (19.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DX001 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 901G used: 166G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 473M used: 199M (45%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 17.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 50.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 238 Uptime: 30 min Memory: 1497.8/15972.4MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#32 Post by teddylegs » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:35 pm

fehlix wrote: So again, Sir!
Ah, I'm a lady Teddylegs! :-) And really appreciate advice very much. No worries, as the USB key has come through as healthy, and the iso details check out. Sorry if this is taking a lot of time or getting confusing. If anything looks relevant in the system specs above, might that give us a clue?
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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#33 Post by teddylegs » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:47 pm

teddylegs wrote:
fehlix wrote: So again, Sir!
Ah, I'm a lady Teddylegs! :-) And really appreciate advice very much. No worries, as the USB key has come through as healthy, and the iso details check out. Sorry if this is taking a lot of time or getting confusing. If anything looks relevant in the system specs above, might that give us a clue?
inxi -f gives some extra information ...

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Quad core Intel Core i7-4790 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 1276 MHz 2: 1523 MHz 3: 1586 MHz
           4: 1293 MHz 5: 1581 MHz 6: 1812 MHz 7: 1903 MHz 8: 1029 MHz
           CPU Flags: abm acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx avx2
           bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8
           de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept erms est f16c flexpriority fma
           fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ida invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce
           mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid
           pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts
           rdrand rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smep smx ss sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2
           ssse3 syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer
           vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr
oops, sorry; thought I was editing the post above, but posted again by accident.
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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#34 Post by fehlix » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:49 pm

teddylegs wrote: USB key has come through as healthy, and the iso details check out.
Well, you need to run the badblock check for the whole device as otherwise the can not be confident that this has not caused the error!
(See my latest command-line above.) To boot woth the dd-image-USB-stick is slightly different to the liveUSB installed variant.
Thats why I would try to do this first. Hope you forgive me the "Sir" ;=)

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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#35 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:51 pm

so you've just used the mint usb image writer? I wonder if its done something to your drive?
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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#36 Post by fehlix » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:54 pm

The Mint USB image writer is a dd-only one. I dont think that's the issue.
I'd rather be a bit suspicous about the bad usb blocks.

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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#37 Post by teddylegs » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:31 pm

Hi and thank you very much for suggestions. Sorry, but I'm getting too confused. I have to say I've had no issues with other installs, or the usb keys, etc. There aren't any bad blocks was what the tests showed up, and no damage to drive. I don't know what dd-image and liveUSB difference is.

Looking at the MX install guidance, it looks like partitions have to be manually altered and set up? I really am at a loss as to why the live usb won't run/no way to install. There's nothing in the inxi sections that suggests there'd be an issue?

And no worries at all about the 'Sir'; it was funny, and I understood. :-)

Looked in bios:
SATA Mode [AHCI Mode]
Onboard ethernet Enabled
LAN Boot Agent Disabled
Core multi-processing/Intel(R) Speedstep Technology/Intel(R) Virtualization Technology ... all Enabled.
CPU ID 306c3
Microcode Revision 19
ACPI Standby Mode [S3 (STR)]
Secure Boot Status User Mode
Secure Boot [Disabled]
and USB Key is 3rd from the top in primary boot sequence list, with USB HDD and USB CDROM at the bottom of the list.
CSM Enabled
Boot Mode Auto
Boot Priority UEFI first
Quick Boot Disabled
Boot Up NumLock On
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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#38 Post by fehlix » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:42 pm

Rereading the whole thread again.
A short summary:
The issues is about a boot error.
The USB stick was dd-imaged using Mint's image writer.
The two steps to verify the MX17.1-iso and the verify the UBS-blocks
have been proposed.

What I'm not yet convinced with is the proper verification of
the whole ISO, i.e. not only the check of the MX linuxfs and vmlinuz files.
The USB-stick badblock verification was only done on a part of the stick
not the whole stick.
Only with both checks done sucessfully I'd go further with trying to nail down the boot error.
Different USB-sticks come to mind as well other image writer.
But let's do it one step after the other.

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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#39 Post by teddylegs » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:05 pm

I'm sorry, I don't know, but thank you, fehlix, for summarising things :-) There's nothing in the inxi details or boot information that shows a potential issue? I followed the instructions to check the USB and iso, but can't find any CDs. I've earlier tried another USB and another MX download, and if usb 2 or 3 ports make a difference. Sorry, am getting a bit overwhelmed; am not too good with lots of code, and avoid workarounds etc as much as possible. :eek:
Thanks to you and everyone who's taken the time to advise, but I think I'll need to check at some other point to see if a different installer will work, or if I can wipe the drive thoroughly and see if that helps, etc. Very sad to not be able to come over to MX at this point, but hopefully sooner rather than later will be able to. I'd been looking forward to contributing some wallpapers etc too! (am very arty) and you've all been great ... I just can't do any more code stuff; sorry, but thank you very much for offering further help.
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Re: live usb invalid sector size 65535

#40 Post by fehlix » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:39 pm

Don't worry. And believe me, You are helping us! As your approach to sort and view this, is helpfull to review how we could help.
Guess what. I'm sure we can solve this together. Don't give up to quickly.
Let me think about to provide you a way to get this installeld, without you having any further "coding stuff" (as you call it).
But give me a day or so. Let' me know if you want having some alternative approaches, and I'll provide you with some proposals.
You'll see ... Happy :happy:

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