Peppermint OS

Support => Installation => Topic started by: UUUnicorn on June 26, 2016, 11:13:48 am

Title: Problem installing 7 on MSI Wind
Post by: UUUnicorn on June 26, 2016, 11:13:48 am
Help, please! Thank you in advance!

I tried installing Peppermint OS 7 32-bit from DVD in external optical drive onto my MSI Wind netbook, but a window opened with the information below. I don't know how to fix this.

Thank you very much in advance! BEAUTIFUL distro/release!

Unsafe Swap Space

An unsafe swap space has been detected.

This is a fatal error since sensitive data...

Title: Re: Problem installing 7 on MSI Wind
Post by: Timo on June 26, 2016, 11:30:55 am
Was this the auto installation or manual?
If manual have you created a swap partition?
Title: Re: Problem installing 7 on MSI Wind
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 26, 2016, 11:42:14 am
If this is to b e the ONLY OS on the netbook, boot to the Live session desktop, then open a terminal and run:
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sudo swapoff --allif prompted for a password, just hit enter.

Now close the terminal and start the installation from the "Install Peppermint 7" desktop icon.

Basically it's just found a swap partition flagged as having a hibernation state saved.
Title: Re: Problem installing 7 on MSI Wind
Post by: UUUnicorn on June 26, 2016, 01:41:38 pm
Well, it seemed to install okay. When I restarted, though, the Peppermint OS splash screen appeared with the words "starting up" at the top, but it didn't go beyond it. When I hit "Enter", at the bottom of the screen, this appeared:

cryptsetup: cryptsetup failed, bad password or options?
Title: Re: Problem installing 7 on MSI Wind
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 26, 2016, 01:53:36 pm
Okay, it seems like what happened was on your previous OS you'd chosen disk encryption .. this gave you an encrypted swap partition, and explains the original error.

On a fresh install the easiest and quickest fix here would probably be for you to boot to the LiveUSB/LiveCD again, run:
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sudo swapoff --allproa
then fire up Gparted and delete ALL partitions on the hard drive leaving only empty unpartitioned space.

Once applied and finished, close GParted, and reinstall from the desktop icon.