could not get lmde 5 to install

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could not get lmde 5 to install on ideapad320. i want to install it on lap to test out longterm before installing it on main mechain
 


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Have you checked out a page such as: https://www.infofuge.com/how-to-install-linux-mint-on-lenovo-ideapad-320-from-usb/? The first item you must be certain of is that your installation medium is true without errors. You usually check that out with checksums and a command like "sha256sum", or you can use the "cmp" command to compare the installation file on a usb with the original. Those commands are on a linux machine, but I guess MS machines have equivalents if you need to use those. I suppose after that you could hunt for examples online of installation on your hardware. The lenovo T15 which I have followed the linux installation instructions on the lenovo website which may or may not help in your case.
 
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Have you checked out a page such as: https://www.infofuge.com/how-to-install-linux-mint-on-lenovo-ideapad-320-from-usb/? The first item you must be certain of is that your installation medium is true without errors. You usually check that out with checksums and a command like "sha256sum", or you can use the "cmp" command to compare the installation file on a usb with the original. Those commands are on a linux machine, but I guess MS machines have equivalents if you need to use those. I suppose after that you could hunt for examples online of installation on your hardware. The lenovo T15 which I have followed the linux installation instructions on the lenovo website which may or may not help in your case.
i did everything it says does not work. i had linux mint 20.3, rockey linux and other running on it. i see the live environment it intsall i say yes at the end to restart computer. then go back to the installer like it never installed if i dont take usb out . when i take usb out . i just get boot screen with no lmde 5 install
 
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Do you have the Xfce version of LMDE 5? As far as I can tell (looking at the site) the Cinnamon is still in beta, which is why I ask.
 
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Do you have the Xfce version of LMDE 5? As far as I can tell (looking at the site) the Cinnamon is still in beta, which is why I ask.
ya it cinnamon . i dont have a problem installing cinnamon, whcich is the one i asking about but i do like xfce better. btw this is just test machine
 
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LMDE only comes in Cinnamon, as far as I am aware.

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Obviously Brian, I am simply trying to establish what the OP is seeking to do/ has done.

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it go throught the install process but it does not install on my laptop
Give me an hour, and when I come back I will do a bit of checking and make some more comments
 

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Some of what I will say will not apply to you, but may help others,
why Linux won't install.
Most common problem is either a corrupt download or a bad burn of the ISO, check the Sha sum matches that given by the distribution builder, use a good quality clean install medium [pen drive or DVD-r]
second is trying to install the wrong ISO, trying to install a 64 bit ISO to a 32 bit system or trying to install a64 bit ARM distribution on a 64 bit x86 system
other problems are usually component based. So I looked up the workshop sheets, there are so many variations for the ideapad320. Depending on screen size, to what country it was made to be sold in, it was a bit of a task, However I cannot see any components that should stop you from installing Linux except for the storage drive.
Is your machine one of those with a SSD? If so, then you may need to enable AHCI in the main Bios before you start the installation.
Is it currently a w8/W10/W11 machine? if so again in the main bios you need to disable windows fast boot, and then fully turn off the machine[ to make sure it fully closes down after you switch it off , disconnect from the mains supply and if possible pull the main battery for 20 seconds], then follow the installation guide,

I will be in and out all day today, so I may take a while to answer further questions

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Some of what I will say will not apply to you, but may help others,
why Linux won't install.
Most common problem is either a corrupt download or a bad burn of the ISO, check the Sha sum matches that given by the distribution builder, use a good quality clean install medium [pen drive or DVD-r]
second is trying to install the wrong ISO, trying to install a 64 bit ISO to a 32 bit system or trying to install a64 bit ARM distribution on a 64 bit x86 system
other problems are usually component based. So I looked up the workshop sheets, there are so many variations for the ideapad320. Depending on screen size, to what country it was made to be sold in, it was a bit of a task, However I cannot see any components that should stop you from installing Linux except for the storage drive.
Is your machine one of those with a SSD? If so, then you may need to enable AHCI in the main Bios before you start the installation.
Is it currently a w8/W10/W11 machine? if so again in the main bios you need to disable windows fast boot, and then fully turn off the machine[ to make sure it fully closes down after you switch it off , disconnect from the mains supply and if possible pull the main battery for 20 seconds], then follow the installation guide,

I will be in and out all day today, so I may take a while to answer further questions

Bwiz
mine is has a 1t hard dirve and amd a12. when i frst try to download my fire fox web browser sayed it was a risky so i click another mirror on linux mint websit to download
 

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if its a standard hard drive then all I can now suggest is, check the integrity of the download/ISO [the sha sum] if that's ok disable windows fast boot [see above] and try again
 
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if its a standard hard drive then all I can now suggest is, check the integrity of the download/ISO [the sha sum] if that's ok disable windows fast boot [see above] and try again
re downloaded lmd5 on another usb and it still did not install . I even change the mirror
 

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you are burning the download to the pen drive as an ISO and not just copying across ! Then I just cannot think why you're having problems installing, unless its because you're trying LMD 5 which is still only a beta test version at the moment, have you tried LMD 4
 

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LMDE only comes in Cinnamon, as far as I am aware.

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What I *think* I know to be correct:

There's a "Community" Xfcx here: https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=27 (That's a horrible name/page and Mint should be ashamed of themselves.)

The Cinnamon version is still in beta: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4281

Which I find quite confusing.

re downloaded lmd5 on another usb and it still did not install . I even change the mirror

It's beta software, prone to breakage and may not even install. Scroll down at my second link and report it as a bug.
 
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What I *think* I know to be correct:

There's a "Community" Xfcx here: https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=27
Which I find quite confusing.
It is confusing. It's a fooler. Follow the link and check out the "Release Announcement." It's from 2008. The "Release Notes" throw a 404 error. So although your link says LMDE 5 Elyssa, it is actually LM 5, Elyssa. The versioning history is quickly verified with Wikipedia. Mint's use of female names in alphabetical order was a major clue... "E" was a long time ago since they're now on "U" (Una).

Agreeing with @wizardfromoz, as far as I know, LMDE 3, 4, and 5 (beta) were only released with Cinnamon (4 and 5 provided on Mint's download page). LMDE 1 and 2 had MATE and Cinnamon versions.
 
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View attachment 12050 you are burning the download to the pen drive as an ISO and not just copying across ! Then I just cannot think why you're having problems installing, unless its because you're trying LMD 5 which is still only a beta test version at the moment, have you tried LMD 4
from what i know is ideapad320 was able to install Debian 11, Rocky linux 8.5 ,linux mint 20.3/20.2/20.1/20 and all the ubunut mixes. i do burn them with linux usb tools as download to the pen drive as an ISO
 
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