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error message installing linux mint 19.1 on computer

Rozesky

New Member
I haven't searched it yet but that first error message looks like a Broadcom driver. The second error message makes me wonder if the Firefox install is not from the official repos (perhaps it is from the Mozilla site).
Which leads me to wonder if the OP is attempting a 'clean' install or an 'upgrade'?
I would always verify the downloaded .iso before burning it to disk or flashing to a USB.
If doing a 'clean' install the installer should ask if you want to format the disk/partition so an NTFS formatted disk should not pose a problem.
Perhaps un-checking the options to install proprietary/third-party drivers and updates during the install process would help. I don't know if those are still an issue but they used to be.

1. I have tried different usb stick to install linux Mint 19.1 and no luck. 3 different ones to be exact
2. I also tried a fresh install using a DVD with a new download of linux mint ( no luck)
3. I did try to verify my download was good but i followed the instructions and I could not get them to work.
4. I installed the DVD copy of Mint on a different computer using the same hard drive and it installed just fine.
5. So I put the HD back in the computer I wanted to use it in and it booted up. So I thought well now it will surely install, ( thought I needed to do a fresh install, BUT I came up with the same
error of the install failed.
6. I put the HD back in the the other compute and reinstall Mint successfully.
7. the HD back in the computer I want to use it in and AFTER resetting the password. it is doing the updates and appears to be working fine.

SO will there be any problems with the WAY I finally got it working on this computer?

Thanks in Advance
Julie
My snooze time here......I will check in again in my morning....probably around 8 hours from now.

Good Luck, Julie
My snooze time here......I will check in again in my morning....probably around 8 hours from now.

Good Luck, Julie
Before you boot did you go into your bios and set the first boot as removable drive or usb flash drive.

You may have to have the usb drive inserted in a usb port to see it in the bios.

it doesn't act as though the bootable media is being recognized or detected imo.
YES I did do that I didnt have any trouble with the Flash drive as being recognized at bootable

My only question now is if it is ok to use this was
6. I put the HD back in the the other compute and reinstall Mint successfully.
7. the HD back in the computer I want to use it in and AFTER resetting the password. it is doing the updates and appears to be working fine.

doesnt seem like there is a problem so far

Julie
 


poorguy

Well-Known Member
My only question now is if it is ok to use this was
6. I put the HD back in the the other compute and reinstall Mint successfully.
7. the HD back in the computer I want to use it in and AFTER resetting the password. it is doing the updates and appears to be working fine.

doesnt seem like there is a problem so far

Julie
If everything is working than it sounds as though all will be fine.

Just make sure that you enable the GUFW which is the firewall and you can find that in the control center.
 

Condobloke

Well-Known Member
Open Terminal (ctrl alt T) will open it......the copy and paste what i have typed in below in red.......

sudo ufw enable

....then hit enter.
you will be prompted for your password....type it in (you will not see ANY response when you type......just put the password in, this is normal)....and hit enter again

Thats it. Nothing else is necessary.
The firewall will now be turned ON each and every time you startup or reboot
 

wizardfromoz

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Staff member
Gold Supporter
G'day Julie , and welcome to linux.org :), another Aussie here.

Given you are using Linux Mint, it ships installed with Timeshift. It is different to, and far better than Windows Restore.

I have a Thread here, that, if you wade through it, will give you the idea, but ask any questions you like. You are best advised to set up a dedicated partition for it, or even store it on a separate drive.

https://www.linux.org/threads/timeshift-similar-solutions-safeguard-recover-your-linux.15241/

Cheers

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
 

TechnoJunky

Silver Member
Silver Supporter
One possibility is that there's a hardware issue. Not too long ago my wife was trying to setup her USB headset for work on her work laptop. I tried to help, but ran out of ideas. It took a long time but it was finally determined that it was the USB port she was plugging it into. Something about the port was bad, when plugging into a different port the headset worked like it was supposed to. On your computer it could be a bad port and some of the data gets scrambled when writing to the hard drive.
 

Rozesky

New Member
One possibility is that there's a hardware issue. Not too long ago my wife was trying to setup her USB headset for work on her work laptop. I tried to help, but ran out of ideas. It took a long time but it was finally determined that it was the USB port she was plugging it into. Something about the port was bad, when plugging into a different port the headset worked like it was supposed to. On your computer it could be a bad port and some of the data gets scrambled when writing to the hard drive.
I
I did test all the ports and if that is the problem, they are all bad. I also attempted the DVD install it also did not work :(
 

Rozesky

New Member
The post I got from all the you were great I tried all of them at one point. When I discovered that I could move the hd from one computer to the other with the install on it. That is the way I decided to go with this install. I imagine I will see lots more unusual things with installs because I am going to advertise that I will put linux mint on computer running win 7 and provide 1 hour of free tutoring.
 

Rozesky

New Member
G'day Julie , and welcome to linux.org :), another Aussie here.

Given you are using Linux Mint, it ships installed with Timeshift. It is different to, and far better than Windows Restore.

I have a Thread here, that, if you wade through it, will give you the idea, but ask any questions you like. You are best advised to set up a dedicated partition for it, or even store it on a separate drive.

https://www.linux.org/threads/timeshift-similar-solutions-safeguard-recover-your-linux.15241/

Cheers

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
I really like your article about Timeshift and I will use one my linux computer and external drive.
I am sure this will be the start of many posts frome me as I work on more computer to install linux Mint
 

Rozesky

New Member
Open Terminal (ctrl alt T) will open it......the copy and paste what i have typed in below in red.......

sudo ufw enable

....then hit enter.
you will be prompted for your password....type it in (you will not see ANY response when you type......just put the password in, this is normal)....and hit enter again

Thats it. Nothing else is necessary.
The firewall will now be turned ON each and every time you startup or reboot
I did turn my firewall on that is good to know
 

Rozesky

New Member
I am not a real newbie to using Linux Mint I have it on one of my computers and I have installed it on several but THIS install was crazy, it made no sense. I just hope the way I installed it continues to work
 

Rozesky

New Member
OK All is not well in the install ...Linux Mint will not longer boot up it get this message
busybox V1.27.2 Ubuntu 1.1.27.2 ubnutu 3.2)
built-in shell (ash) enter help for a list????
 

Rozesky

New Member
The only other thing I havent tried over the course of 4 days was to reinstall ubuntu, I am beginning think this computer HP will just not run Linux mint 19.1
BUT there is no guarantee that Ubuntu will even install now.
 

Rozesky

New Member
I got the Mint working again by typing in
at the initramfs promt
fsck /dev/sda1 because this was my root directory
That seemed to fix it when I said yes to all the repairs

BUT it is the computer going to keep doing this??

Julie
 

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