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peppermint7 install problem SOLVED
« on: December 22, 2016, 12:52:31 pm »
Hi, i have been using peppermint6 at home and work for a year or so and really like it.  I am trying to install peppermint7 amd64 on my mother's home computer.  It is an HP Pavillion desktop that originally ran windows7.  I am installing from a usb stick.  Everything goes smoothly until almost 3/4 through and it freezes when it is "Installing the 'grub2' package".   I have tried this twice and same thing happens at same point.  I wrote the usb stick using unetbootin and usb image writer and both gave me the same result.  I simply do not know enough to make a decision on how to proceed.  Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.   Adam
« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 04:47:11 pm by adamunderwood »

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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 02:23:08 pm »
Is this a UEFI system ?

Is there any BIOS setting that's protecting the master boot record ? .. if unsure, have you got the EXACT model of HP Pavilion ?

Did you check the MD5 sum of the downloaded ISO image ?

I take it the USB stick will boot to a live session desktop ? .. if so, what's the output from:
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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 02:47:22 pm »
I just was trying a peppermint6 install.  Identical result. 
I do recall seeing UEFI along the lines of attempting to install.  I have never seen that before when i installed on other computers. 
This computer is a HP Pavilion model p2-1033w.  Product QP812AA#ABA
Yes, I checked both the md5sum and gpg signature.
Yes, will boot to a live session (that is what I am currently using to reply here)
Output you requested is very long but here it is:

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/ram0: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram1: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram2: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram3: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram4: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram5: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram6: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram7: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram8: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram9: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram10: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram11: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram12: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram13: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram14: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram15: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/loop0: 1.1 GiB, 1152995328 bytes, 2251944 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 95D1AA53-DEFC-486B-BAAA-89AC7D6B07C6

Device         Start       End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1       2048   1050623   1048576   512M EFI System
/dev/sda2    1050624 971319295 970268672 462.7G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda3  971319296 976771071   5451776   2.6G Linux swap




Disk /dev/sdc: 14.9 GiB, 16008609792 bytes, 31266816 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x5fae51d7

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1  *        0 2379775 2379776  1.1G  0 Empty
/dev/sdc2         616    5351    4736  2.3M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)


Disk /dev/zram0: 651.3 MiB, 682958848 bytes, 166738 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram1: 651.3 MiB, 682958848 bytes, 166738 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
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« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 07:04:07 pm by AndyInMokum, Reason: Encapsulating output with [spoiler] »

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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 02:57:23 pm »
You're currently showing 2 hard drives

sda = a 500GB hard drive
and
sdc = a 16GB hard drive

sdc is showing as having a UEFI bot partition

Any idea what that 16GB disk is ?
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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 03:03:43 pm »
The thumbdrive i am running off of is a 16 gb.  Could that be it?

i just pulled the side cover off.  Only 1 hard drive in the computer.

If it is my usb stick.  not sure how it got uefi boot partition.  Was written on my older laptop running 32 bit peppermint6
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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 03:47:01 pm »
Yeah my mistake.

Is Peppermint going to be the ONLY operating system on the 500GB hard drive (at least for now) .. what I'm asking is if it's okay to completely wipe the drive ?
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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 03:59:15 pm »
Yes, wiping the entire drive is the plan.  I found where to disable the uefi and boot off "legacy bios" in the startup menu, so I am giving that a go.  It is copying all the files now.  I should know in a few minutes.

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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2016, 04:18:00 pm »
Well it appears that did the trick.  Thank you for bringing the UEFI more to my attention.  Do you think there is anything to worry about leaving it disabled?

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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2016, 04:23:08 pm »
It shouldn't be a problem. You probably had something called "secure boot" turned on in UEFI, would be my guess.

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Re: peppermint7 install problem
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2016, 04:47:03 pm »
Peppermint should install even with Secureboot on

UEFI makes the master boot record unwriteable (protected) and for some reason Peppermint wasn't installing in UEFI mode (possibly because there was no pre-configured EFI partition).

It'll be fine like it is .. but up to you if you want to try it in UEFI mode again .. after manually creating an EFI partition.
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Re: peppermint7 install problem SOLVED
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2016, 04:49:07 pm »
If you don't foresee any problems, I think I will leave it alone. 
I think that would be a little above my pay grade and you would probably have to walk me through it.
Thank you for your help.
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Re: peppermint7 install problem SOLVED
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2016, 07:05:34 pm »
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Re: peppermint7 install problem SOLVED
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2016, 10:19:50 am »
Thank you for making the corrections for me.  I will keep that in mind.  Adam.

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Re: peppermint7 install problem SOLVED
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2016, 10:53:48 am »
Cheers Adam, catch you later mate :)
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