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As a further update, I'vc found that Lubuntu 17.04 64-bit installs and runs on this Thinkpad X61.  My impression is that it runs more sluggishly, however, than Peppermint 6 64-bit, so I'll continue to use PM6 until (hopefully) there is a newer version of Peppermint that I can get to run.  Alternatively, I could go back to running PM8 32-bit which ran well.  I have a couple of programs in R that require 64-bit, but I rarely run them.  So I'm on the fence.

Anyway, whatever is going on in Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit versions that failed install on this hardware has been addressed in 17.04.  Hope this helps someone.

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Just an update.  I downloaded the 64-bit version of Lubuntu and installed it exactly as I did for Peppermint 8.  I ended up with exactly the same hung computer (kernel panic again).  I tried the 32-bit version and it ran fine.  So this is really an Lubuntu issue, not so much a Peppermint problem (except for those of us running old hardware).  I'll check the support forums there and see if anyone has solutions.  In the meantime, I'll continue with my Peppermint 6 64-bit version which runs just great on this machine.

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Installation / Re: Peppermint 8 Hanging during install
« on: June 22, 2017, 12:19:10 pm »
I'm wondering if this has the same root cause as the problem I'm having on my older computer.  Running Peppermint Six 64-bit with no problem.  My install of Peppermint Eight 64-bit did not hang like this, but neither did it run after the install completed, it just hung when rebooted.  And I have no problem with Peppermint Eight 32-bit, which installs and then boots without any problems.

For reference, my machine is also an oldie, purchased new in June of 2007.

 
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System:    Host: dfh-ThinkPad-X61 Kernel: 3.16.0-77-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 767559U version: ThinkPad X61
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 767559U Bios: LENOVO version: 7NETC1WW (2.21 ) date: 10/09/2009
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU T7300 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@50.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.16.0-77-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection driver: iwl3945
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 255.4GB (12.2% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: INTEL_SSDSC2BP24 size: 240.1GB
           2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: Ultra_Fit size: 15.4GB
Partition: ID: / size: 46G used: 5.7G (14%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 131G used: 24G (19%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 18.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: 37.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
Info:      Processes: 177 Uptime: 12:57 Memory: 1310.0/2984.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17

 

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Looking now at the same files for my working 32-bit installation, here is the fstab file contents:
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=d8e6dd8e-55e8-4b4d-8466-ac21156b9714 none            swap    sw              0       0


And here is the grub config for the 32-bit Peppermint 8 installation that works:
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#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
if [ "${next_entry}" ] ; then
   set default="${next_entry}"
   set next_entry=
   save_env next_entry
   set boot_once=true
else
   set default="0"
fi

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
  menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
  menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}
function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
function load_video {
  if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
    insmod all_video
  else
    insmod efi_gop
    insmod efi_uga
    insmod ieee1275_fb
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
  fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
   font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
    font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
  set gfxmode=auto
  load_video
  insmod gfxterm
  set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
  set lang=en_US
  insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ] ; then
  set timeout=30
else
  if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
    set timeout_style=menu
    set timeout=10
  # Fallback normal timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is
  # unavailable.
  else
    set timeout=10
  fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
insmod png
if background_image /boot/grub/grub-background.png; then
  true
else
  set menu_color_normal=light-gray/black
  set menu_color_highlight=white/red
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
set gfxpayload="${1}"
if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
else
set vt_handoff=
fi
}
if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=text
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
  else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
  fi
else
  set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-56-generic root=UUID=8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9 ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-56-generic
}
submenu 'Advanced options for Peppermint GNU/Linux' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9' {
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-56-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-56-generic-advanced-8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-56-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-56-generic root=UUID=8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9 ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-56-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-56-generic (upstart)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-56-generic-init-upstart-8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-56-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-56-generic root=UUID=8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9 ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff init=/sbin/upstart
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-56-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-56-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-56-generic-recovery-8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9' {
recordfail
load_video
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-56-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-56-generic root=UUID=8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-56-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-53-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-53-generic-advanced-8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-53-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-53-generic root=UUID=8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9 ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-53-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-53-generic (upstart)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-53-generic-init-upstart-8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-53-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-53-generic root=UUID=8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9 ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff init=/sbin/upstart
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-53-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-53-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-53-generic-recovery-8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9' {
recordfail
load_video
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-53-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-53-generic root=UUID=8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-53-generic
}
}

### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry 'Memory test (memtest86+)' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
knetbsd /boot/memtest86+.elf
}
menuentry 'Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8e36d06f-bc67-47a2-b57d-21bf1847f6b9
fi
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry 'Peppermint Six (6) (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-simple-77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-77-generic
}
submenu 'Advanced options for Peppermint Six (6) (on /dev/sda7)' $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-advanced-77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic--77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-77-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-77-generic (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic--77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-77-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-77-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic-root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro recovery nomodeset-77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro recovery nomodeset
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-77-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-73-generic (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-73-generic--77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-73-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-73-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-73-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-73-generic-root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro recovery nomodeset-77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-73-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro recovery nomodeset
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-73-generic
}
}

set timeout_style=menu
if [ "${timeout}" = 0 ]; then
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
  source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

If it will help, I can give you the same information for my working Peppermint 6 64-bit installation from /dev/sda7 on the same SSD.

At this point, I have successfully installed the 32-bit version of Peppermint 8 three times on this drive.  With this latest attempt, I have failed five times with the 64-bit version, varying parameters, doing it offline, trying with different USB sticks, and having confirmed the MD5sum and checked the USB sticks each time.  Hopefully you can review the above and suggest another avenue to explore?

Thanks!



5
OK, I re-installed Peppermint 8 64-bit from a new USB stick.  I reformatted the partition where I had successfully installed Peppermint 8 32-bit and installed there.  I used one USB stick for the liveCD and another where I mounted a partition to capture the output you recommended I obtain.

When I ran "sudo fdisk -l" I got the following output:

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/loop0: 1.1 GiB, 1217847296 bytes, 2378608 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: 223.6 GiB, 240057409536 bytes, 468862128 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: 0x00099532

Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *         2048  58595325  58593278    28G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2        58595326 468860927 410265602 195.6G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5       433704960 468860927  35155968  16.8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6        58595328 336225812 277630485 132.4G 83 Linux
/dev/sda7       336226304 433690623  97464320  46.5G 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order.


Disk /dev/sdb: 14.3 GiB, 15376000000 bytes, 30031250 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: 0x00000000

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1          32 30031249 30031218 14.3G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


Disk /dev/sdc: 29.8 GiB, 32015679488 bytes, 62530624 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: 0x000bae0d

Device     Boot    Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1  *          32 60407807 60407776 28.8G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdc2       60407808 62529535  2121728    1G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/zram0: 745.7 MiB, 781856768 bytes, 190883 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: 745.7 MiB, 781856768 bytes, 190883 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
peppermint@peppermint ~ $

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="00099532-01"
/dev/sda6: UUID="1fdf0eca-e0f8-458a-99d2-6adc9578eb9e" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="00099532-06"
/dev/sda7: UUID="77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="00099532-07"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="D395-B567" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdc1: LABEL="PEPPERMINT8" UUID="00FC-0D9F" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="000bae0d-01"
/dev/sda5: UUID="d8e6dd8e-55e8-4b4d-8466-ac21156b9714" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00099532-05"
/dev/sdc2: LABEL="C-Live" UUID="87c2847a-e91c-4e4e-9dfe-7b58c6350c80" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" PARTUUID="000bae0d-02"
/dev/zram1: UUID="b60a17bf-081d-47e7-98da-f0549d06755e" TYPE="swap"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/zram0: UUID="38a13949-e2a1-44b0-9869-371d1955238b" TYPE="swap"

The fstab for the new 64 bit installation on /dev/sda1 is as follows:
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=d8e6dd8e-55e8-4b4d-8466-ac21156b9714 none            swap    sw              0       0

The grub config file on the new installation looks like this:
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#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
if [ "${next_entry}" ] ; then
   set default="${next_entry}"
   set next_entry=
   save_env next_entry
   set boot_once=true
else
   set default="0"
fi

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
  menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
  menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}
function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
function load_video {
  if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
    insmod all_video
  else
    insmod efi_gop
    insmod efi_uga
    insmod ieee1275_fb
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
  fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
   font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
fi
    font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
  set gfxmode=auto
  load_video
  insmod gfxterm
  set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
  set lang=en_US
  insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ] ; then
  set timeout=30
else
  if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
    set timeout_style=menu
    set timeout=10
  # Fallback normal timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is
  # unavailable.
  else
    set timeout=10
  fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
fi
insmod png
if background_image /boot/grub/grub-background.png; then
  true
else
  set menu_color_normal=light-gray/black
  set menu_color_highlight=white/red
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
set gfxpayload="${1}"
if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
else
set vt_handoff=
fi
}
if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=text
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
  else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
  fi
else
  set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
fi
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-53-generic root=UUID=c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-53-generic
}
submenu 'Advanced options for Peppermint GNU/Linux' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a' {
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-53-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-53-generic-advanced-c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-53-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-53-generic root=UUID=c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-53-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-53-generic (upstart)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-53-generic-init-upstart-c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-53-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-53-generic root=UUID=c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff init=/sbin/upstart
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-53-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.8.0-53-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.8.0-53-generic-recovery-c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a' {
recordfail
load_video
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.8.0-53-generic ...'
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.0-53-generic root=UUID=c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.8.0-53-generic
}
}

### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry 'Memory test (memtest86+)' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
fi
knetbsd /boot/memtest86+.elf
}
menuentry 'Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c01b9c2a-b0aa-4b5d-99dc-68adb71a3a5a
fi
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry 'Peppermint Six (6) (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-simple-77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-77-generic
}
submenu 'Advanced options for Peppermint Six (6) (on /dev/sda7)' $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-advanced-77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic--77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-77-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-77-generic (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic--77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-77-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-77-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic-root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro recovery nomodeset-77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-77-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro recovery nomodeset
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-77-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-73-generic (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-73-generic--77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-73-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-73-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-73-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda7)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-73-generic-root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro recovery nomodeset-77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-73-generic root=UUID=77a013e1-d27e-40f3-89ae-f19a7749419d ro recovery nomodeset
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-73-generic
}
}

set timeout_style=menu
if [ "${timeout}" = 0 ]; then
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
  source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

In my next post, I'll show the same files for my (working) 32-bit installation



6
I'm assuming that you'll want me to re-install the (non-working) Peppermint 8 64-bit version before I read the fstab file & grub.cfg file?  I'm currently using the PM8 32-bit version which does work on this machine.

So I'll re-install the 64-bit version, boot from the LiveUSB give you the disk info and mount the HDD to give you the fstab & grub.cfg contents, right?

I probably should also read these for the currently installed 32-bit version so we can compare, right? 
And I might as well look at the same files from the working Peppermint 6 64-bit version too, right?

I'll have a go at this all tonight.  But I want to confirm what we need, so as not to make extra work for myself.

Thanks again for your help!

7
Do you know where the init files live?  I'll spend some time with init.txt Linux documentation.  This is a new area for me, and above my pay grade.

Thx!

8
So I tried a different USB stick, used unetbootin to create a 64-bit Peppermint 8 LiveUSB, which ran fine when booted on my Xi61.  However, once again when I installed to the SSD on my IBM X61 Thinkpad the installation would not boot, just hangs.

So I re-installed the 32-bit version for now.  it works nicely.  I like the menu structure and the overall design very much.  I'll probably keep using the Peppermint 6 partition as my daily driver and will try again to install the 64 bit version in amonth or two.

Hats off to the development team for a well thought-out release!  I did make a PayPal donation to the cause. 

I can't mark this as "solved" since only the 32-bit version installs and runs, though the 64-bit version runs as a LiveUSB.  Weird!


9
OK, installing the 32-bit version worked.  Everything appears to function so far.  I'm wondering if something happened when I created the previous LiveUSB for the 64-bit version.  In the interest of science (and because I'd prefer the 64-bit version), I'll create a new LiveUSB and try re-installing once again.   i'll report back.

I'm up to 5 Peppermint 8 installs so far on this machine, one of which worked.  Hopefully the next one will be perfect and we can mark this as solved!

10
Nope, that didn't work.  I did notice at the end of the recovery option the message says
    "No working init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel.  See Linux Documentation/init.txt for guidance"

Is there some parameter I can use to start this?

In the meantime, I think I'll try the 32-bit version to see if that might work.  The 64-bit Peppermint 6 has been a joy, so I'd rather stay there, but who knows?  Maybe my copy got corrupted in writing the USB or something?  But then the USB shouldn't boot either, right?  And it seems to work fine.

I'm at a loss.  I'll report back on the 32-bit install.

Thanks for your help.

11
I'll give that a shot & report back.  Thanks!

12
At the Grub menu, I have Peppermint GNU/Linux & Advanced Options, which has 3 options with the Linux 4.8.0-53 generic, upstart, and recovery mode.  Grub also shows my Peppermint 6 installation, which works fine in another partition.

Recovery mode scrolls a lot of text, then hangs. I have to shut off the computer to  reboot.

Upstart  ends hung with the following final lines
    "[<c1170170>] panic+0x81/0x1af"
    "[c17adedb>] kernel_init+0x8b/0xe0"
     "[c17b7b49>] ret_from_kerne_thread+0x21/0x38"
    "[c17ade40>] ? rest_init+0x70/0x70
    " Kernel Offeset: disabled
    "----[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: Requested init /sbin/upstart failed (error -2)" 

further up the page I see
    "runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c"
and
    "Failed to execute /init (error -8)"

Is there a log somewhere I should look at?  I can boot with either the Peppermint 6 and mount the partition that has the new Peppermint 8, or I can use the Live USB stick from which I installed Peppermint 8 to look for a log file if someone can tell me where to look?

Thanks!

13
I have an old Thinkpad X61 on which I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 and Peppermint 6 (mostly using the latter).  My 240GB SSD is partitioned with /dev/sda1 being 30GB Ubuntu Ext4, /dev/sda2 is the extended, and /dev/sda5 is 18GB swap; /dev/sda6 is 50GB Peppermint 6 and /dev/sda7 is a 140GB data partition (it's ./home for Peppermint 6, although I did not set it as /home for the new Peppermint 8 install and I used a different user name).

I am installing from a USB stick, which runs Peppermint 8 live quite nicely.  Installing using "something else" I select /dev/sda1 as the boot partition and set it as root for the new Peppermint 8 install, plus reformated it as Ext4.  The install seems to run smoothly, but after reboot when I get the grub menu and if I select Peppermint 8, the system just hangs.  https://forum.peppermintos.com/Smileys/dizzy_light/huh.gif

Fortunately, my Peppermint 6 installation still runs fine.  I can mount the P8 partition and everything appears fine to an unskilled user.

I explored advanced options a bit to try booting from there and I'm seeing a message that the kernel is panicking and it finds but can't execute init? 

I did MD5sum check the downloaded file, and a re-install a second time ended up also with a hung system.  What am I doing wrong?  Any suggestions to fix it?

14
New Users / Re: Missing menus & whisker menu
« on: January 28, 2017, 07:51:20 pm »
Nope, none at all.

I don't think Peppermint 7 and Peppermint 6 can run alternately with root in different independent partitions & use the same /home partition.  I've had no trouble with [P6 + Ubuntu 16.04], or[ P6 + Mint 18.1}.   So I assume it's something in the shared configuration files.

If I really want to use Peppermint 7 on this computer, I think it will have to replace P6.  I'll put in a different SSD and spend some time with it, see if I like it as much, then do a fresh install by itself.

Thanks for your help, but I think I've failed.

15
New Users / Re: Missing menus & whisker menu
« on: January 28, 2017, 06:11:37 pm »
Whoever said -- insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?

Yup, reinstalled with same results.  This time I plugged into a wired ethernet connection.  Was able to wget and unpack the tar file, but received an error message.  Logged out and back in with no joy.

Error message: "failed to quit the panel" "no running instance of xfce4-panel was found"

So it sounds like it's trying to use configuration files from /home and that's buggering the system.  I could rename the directories involved, if I knew which ones were the culprits.  Right now I'm stymied.

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