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Peppermint 5 won't install?
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:12:55 am »
I really liked Peppermint 4 so I decided to install Peppermint 5. But, the problem is that the starting up screen freezes half way through. Is my computer under powered? Or is it something else? Thanks!  :)

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1.46508GB of RAM
Intel GMA 900
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 08:40:53 am »
It is possible your processor is not PAE capable, Please open a terminal Ctrl Alt+t and type inxi -F and also type cat /proc/cpuinfo and post the results here thanks...
It may also be a video card driver the more I think about it....  :)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2014, 08:43:07 am by rjm65 »
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 08:46:13 am »
System:    Host: roni-VGN-FJ170 Kernel: 3.8.0-35-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Four
Machine:   System: Sony product: VGN-FJ170 version: C100QYPG
           Mobo: Sony model: Q-Project version: 01 Bios: Phoenix version: R0140X6 date: 07/10/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (nx sse sse2) clocked at 1733.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 9.1.7
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.0-35-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver: 8139too
           IF: eth0 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:01:4a:ca:7c:9d
           Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection driver: ipw2200
           IF: eth1 state: down mac: 00:13:ce:75:31:03
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 100.0GB (5.7% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK1032GS size: 100.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 91G used: 5.4G (7%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.60GB used: 0.02GB (1%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 75.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 155 Uptime: 2:19 Memory: 798.8/1500.2MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

processor   : 0
vendor_id   : GenuineIntel
cpu family   : 6
model      : 13
model name   : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz
stepping   : 8
microcode   : 0x20
cpu MHz      : 1733.000
cache size   : 2048 KB
fdiv_bug   : no
hlt_bug      : no
f00f_bug   : no
coma_bug   : no
fpu      : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level   : 2
wp      : yes
flags      : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx bts est tm2
bogomips   : 3458.08
clflush size   : 64
cache_alignment   : 64
address sizes   : 32 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management:

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 09:03:23 am »
Ok well it is showing the PAE tag on the cpu so it is not that, probably something to do with a video driver if it is freezing during the live cd/usb boot up, this is a little outside my range of expertise, hang in there till the experts chime in on this one...  sorry I couldn't help any further...   :(
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 09:08:57 am »
Okay, thanks anyway.  :D

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 02:23:10 am »
It still won't install. Any solutions?  ???

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 07:39:21 am »
Is anything displaying on screen ? .. are any keyboard lights flashing ?
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 01:13:32 pm »
Try adding ( i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 ) to grub.conf as shown here...    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1904374

The conflict between Intel video chip and Mesa drivers cause it to overheat and shutdown. Had a similar deal with a build I did for my big brother and this is what solved it for me. Of course..YMMV

Mesa 10 fixed it on my brothers computer..I see you are at Mesa 9

Hope this helps

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 08:14:10 pm »
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Is anything displaying on screen ? .. are any keyboard lights flashing ?

And no, there weren't any keyboard lights flashing.


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Try adding ( i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 ) to grub.conf as shown here...    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1904374

The conflict between Intel video chip and Mesa drivers cause it to overheat and shutdown. Had a similar deal with a build I did for my big brother and this is what solved it for me. Of course..YMMV

Mesa 10 fixed it on my brothers computer..I see you are at Mesa 9

Hope this helps

Sadly, it didn't work. But thanks anyway. :)

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 07:39:41 am »
Try removing "quiet splash" from the kernel boot line and see if the scrolling text gives you a clue to where the boot is stalling.
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2014, 02:49:13 pm »
The pic above shows exactly how far I'm getting as well.

I used P4 for quite a while and right now would like to install P5. My notebook Acer TM8210 WLMI, iso md5checked, first attempt with method you advised Unetbootin, no success. Then burned a CD, and booted into black screen, no CD movement etc..

Using firewire_ohci.blacklist=yes it boots until stopping at the same point as shown in the pic. Removing the quiet & splash options show that it boots until "load modules from /etc/modules"
                       "configure network device"   and thereafter
                       "firewire_ohci 0000:0a:09.4 failed to set link Power Status"

Really would appreciate any help to tame this "beast".  As an info P4 was also booted using that firewire Kernel parameter, in fact I have to use it since Ubuntu 11 . I have read it'l help to include this in /etc/modules to blacklist it, just dont know how to do it in an ISO to get to a desktop.

Thanks for reading

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2014, 03:11:56 pm »
[EDIT]

sorry I missed that you'd already tried that

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Try adding

firewire_ohci.blacklist=yes

to the kernel boot line and see if it boots .. and please let us know.



Or even better, see if you can disable firewire in the BIOS
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2014, 03:27:50 pm »
It is exactly what I did,  without "firewire_ohci.blacklist=yes" The booting process would stop in even an earlier phase before splash screen. I also tried "blacklist=firewire_ohci" like I've read in some Ubuntu forum. Sadly without success.

My excellent BIOS does not provide an option to switch off firewire, unfortunately..

Thanks for replying

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2014, 03:50:38 pm »
Have you tried

nofw

instead ?

Nothing in the BIOS that mentions 1394 (eg. IEEE1394)



You could also try the

nodma

kernel boot parameteer
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't install?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2014, 05:26:26 pm »
Thank you for trying, nofm and nodma have no effect. Booting would stop before the point where the splash screen shows.

Only either blacklist=firewire_ohci or firewire_ohci.blacklist=yes gets P5 booting to the point, where it wants to establish network devices.

And, sorry, no option for anything regarding IEEE1394 in this wonderful PHOENIX BIOS.

How can I post a pic of the screen?
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 05:31:37 pm by Ernest »