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Ok I'll try tomorrow.

Thanks. Are there any special instructions for formatting?

Thanks in any case. I will hang on a while to see if there are any other suggestions. I actually doubt if a re-install and new iso will work. Given that it happens after a full hard drive install and with a live usb try. It even happens when I try linux mint from a live usb.

This stall happens before that Peppermint - starting screen comes...I do not know what happens in the background from the time I select to start peppermint from the Grub menu until the peppermint-starting screen comes. But it sure takes long, and the screen with the spider web-type or whatever, looks less defined as compared when I boot from my laptop - which makes me think it is graphics related.

I tried another usb port, but same problem. Not sure it can be the usb, because when I was booting peppermint from a live dvd, I had the same boot problem

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Another thing that might be relevant is the fact that I got the "black screen" when I installed linux mint on this same hard drive (in this same PC) before. I was unable to resolve the black screen, therefore I tried linux peppermint (finding peppermint was a good thing that came from that).

Okay, try this...
Boot to you BIOS and, under the Advanced tab, look for Integrated Peripherals (or the equivalent...some BIOS are different).  Under Integrated Peripherals see if you find Onboard SATA Mode.....[AHCI].  If so, change the [AHCI] to [Native IDE].  Exit and boot  your external HD.

In Bios, I went to advance tab, found integrated peripherals, but did not find onboard SATA mode (AHCI)
However, found there on-chip Ata devices; there, on-chip Sata controller was enabled, while on-chip IDE controller was disabled. I enabled on-chip IDE controller, and then tried booting again, but the same problem persisted.

When you say

    It boots normally when I try on my laptop

is that a separate install on the laptop or are you using the same external HD?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 07:50:53 pm by mac »

I am using the same external HD.

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hgm@hgm-MS-7529 ~ $ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /dev
tmpfs           395M  6.3M  388M   2% /run
/dev/sda1        33G  5.4G   26G  18% /
tmpfs           2.0G   20M  2.0G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           395M   12K  395M   1% /run/user/1000
hgm@hgm-MS-7529 ~ $

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hgm@hgm-MS-7529 ~ $ blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="f37412bc-a528-4fb0-a6e4-4751afe1302d" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="8352d179-01"
/dev/sda5: UUID="1d0ac509-fc71-4d06-915f-7b9bb0fab0b2" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="8352d179-05"
hgm@hgm-MS-7529 ~ $

Questions for you...

"1) You ran those commands booted from your external HD Peppermint install, correct?
2) How did you install Peppermint to the external HD?"

answer 1 - Yes, ran commands booted from external HD Peppermint install
    "        2 - I booted from a live usb, on the pc that is giving me this booting problem, chose the try peppermint option,     
and when booted in, I clicked the install peppermint icon, and chose the option to install peppermint on the drive (custom install) - wiping everything already there. This PC's hard drive with windows 10 was disconnected when I did the install.

I did update the grub just now, but still the same problem.

I should also point out that I get the same long boot (described above) when I boot a live usb session. It also just hangs where you get those red spider webs for 4 or 5 min . When I use that same usb on my laptop, it boots normally.

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hgm@hgm-MS-7529 ~ $ systemd-analyze blame | head -n 20
         15.701s apparmor.service
         12.741s dev-sdb1.device
          9.627s mintsystem.service
          9.542s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
          8.050s grub-common.service
          7.380s networking.service
          6.737s irqbalance.service
          6.704s ondemand.service
          6.057s NetworkManager.service
          5.295s lightdm.service
          4.345s console-setup.service
          3.598s systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
          3.359s ModemManager.service
          3.306s accounts-daemon.service
          3.188s nmbd.service
          3.001s samba-ad-dc.service
          2.595s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          2.542s systemd-udevd.service
          2.403s plymouth-start.service
          1.994s keyboard-setup.service
hgm@hgm-MS-7529 ~ $

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hgm@hgm-MS-7529 ~ $ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 7.201s (kernel) + 46.316s (userspace) = 53.518s


Result for:

pluma /etc/default/grub

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# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

Hi, I have installed Peppermint 7 on an external hard drive. Ie works fine, but it takes very long to boot after selecting peppermint at the Grub Menu...probably about 4/5 minutes. It boots normally when I try on my laptop. Here are my specs:

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MS-7529 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: hgm-MS-7529 Kernel: 4.4.0-62-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: G31M3-F V2(MS-7529) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: V1.5 date: 08/13/2009
CPU:       Dual core Pentium E5200 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2520 MHz 1: 2520 MHz 2: 2520 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@85.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G33 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 12.0.6
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-62-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: ens33 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1040.2GB (0.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: MHT2040AT size: 40.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 33G used: 5.2G (17%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 161 Uptime: 12 min Memory: 549.9/3942.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35


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