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64 bit mint 10 won't install

Link to this post 22 May 11

I've ran into problems with betas before, so I figured I would wait until the final release is out and try again. This was my first experience with 64 bit ,and I thought maybe there was something I needed to do to get it set for 64 bit. But, when the live CD loaded and ran well I assumed it was A-ok.

Link to this post 23 May 11

oldator wrote:

I've ran into problems with betas before, so I figured I would wait until the final release is out and try again. This was my first experience with 64 bit ,and I thought maybe there was something I needed to do to get it set for 64 bit. But, when the live CD loaded and ran well I assumed it was A-ok.

You most probably have hit a bug of some kind

Link to this post 23 May 11

You don't have to set anything to install the 64 bit, you just need to have downloaded the iso that was meant for 64 bit. And, as marc said, you probably hit a bug with the rc release. Even with the Fedora release days away, the iso that will be used for the release blows up if you try to verify the iso with the md5sum while in the installer. There's really no work around for this sort of thing, one just waits for the new release then tries again.

Link to this post 23 May 11

Goineasy9 wrote:

There's really no work around for this sort of thing, one just waits for the new release then tries again.

The workaround would be to notify the distro of your problem with their bug tracking system.

Sometimes the solution is really simple and they'll find it in just a few minutes :)

Regards

Link to this post 26 May 11

You are not using the stable release are you? Perhaps your LiveCD has a problem. However that are two places to look, check your file system. Sometime a bad filesystem can halt the installation of a new Os because it can not determine where to put the system files. Also is your hardware fully detected. If any hardware is not properly detected/accessed the system will halt.

Link to this post 26 Oct 11

Since posting this, the final version has been released, and I have downloaded, and tried to install 13 different DVD's of Linux Mint 11. I have downloaded from different repositories, used different machines, different brands of media, and get the same end result. Failure to install. I have come to the conclusion that it is the machine. However, I did manage to install a CD, with the LXDE window manager, 32 bit. Most of the other distros will not show 16 gig of ram, but this one does. I would have preferred the 64 bit, but will settle with the 32. Mint is the BEST distro I have used since PCLOS. I am fixin to upgrade my main machine with a quad core processor, and 16 gig of ram, so I know I can install the lXDE version of Mint 11. I have several 500 gig spare HD's which I used to test various distros, and so far Mint has been the only 64 bit that won't install. Thanks to all who responded.

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