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error message installing linux mint 19.1 on computer

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Rozesky, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Rozesky

    Rozesky New Member

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    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
    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

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  2. poorguy

    poorguy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. Condobloke

    Condobloke Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  4. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
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    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
     
  5. TechnoJunky

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    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.
     
  6. Rozesky

    Rozesky New Member

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    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 :(
     
  7. Rozesky

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I did turn my firewall on that is good to know
     
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    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
     
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    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????
     
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    Rozesky New Member

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    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.
     
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    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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