Author Topic: Installing peppermint  (Read 2557 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Installing peppermint
« on: January 03, 2013, 11:55:37 pm »
Hi - Ive downloade the USB installer and picture onto the USB stick - seems to be taking a really long time (2 hours so far!) to install. The iso iso window has shown 99% extracting for all that time - the text in the window lists 28 errors.. am wondering if this is a bad sign?! Thanks

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13999
  • Karma: 348
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 12:25:15 am »
Erm .. I'm confused what picture ?

You don't download anything directly to the USB stick ?

if during writing the Peppermint ISO to the USB stick you are getting errors .. it would be my guess that the ISO you downloaded is corrupt, or the USB stick is dead/dying.

Do you know how to create an MD5 checksum for the Peppermint ISO

and can you describe exactly what you've done to try get the ISO onto the USB stick.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 01:35:16 am »
Hi - I think it's done now - I closed the iso window and it sped up - the installer window said universal USB installer successfully installed peppermint 3 on F:\
Process is complete.

I assumed the iso image was a picture - I'm guessing it's not!

I followed the instructions on tutorial exactly, downloading to pc (at library), then running it from my vista.

So is this ok so far? Shall I do the next step and do I need the boot device selection info from you?

Thanks.

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13999
  • Karma: 348
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 02:16:56 am »
What happens if you pug the USB stick into a slot THEN turn ON the EeePC, and immediately start hitting the "Esc" key ?  .. do you get presented with the “Please select boot device” screen ?

You may need to disable the "Boot Booster" option n the BIOS first.

See here for further info:
http://support.asus.com/FAQ/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Eee%20PC%202G%20Surf/Linux&p=20&s=1&os=&hashedid=n/a&no=89CB4361-B37C-E0F1-1096-C1BDDA52BD95

and possibly here, though parts of this are windows specific:
http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Eee%20PC%204G%20Surf/XP&os=&no=1718

DO NOT attempt to install peppermint yet .. you will fail and loose any data you may want to recover .. just work out how to boot to the LiveUSB, and select "Try Peppermint".

When you can do that let me know and I'll tell you how to proceed.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 02:20:07 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 10:40:58 am »
Hi - I checked boot booster and it was already disabled.

Selected the USB and it said

welcome to peppermint
Start peppermint
Install peppermint
Memory test
Boot from local drive

Selected start, and it said invalid or corrupt kernel image
Boot

I'm guessing this is a problem - do you think this is to do with the iso? Thanks

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13999
  • Karma: 348
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 11:00:10 am »
I do .. download it again, and recreate the LiveUSB

Once you've re-downloaded the Peppermint ISO, before burning it to the USB stick check the MD5 checksum against the one from the Peppermint website .. there is some free software for Windows that will generate the MD5 checksum for the downloaded ISO image here:
http://www.md5summer.org/
instructions on using it here:
http://www.md5summer.org/help.html

If the MD5 checksums match .. the download is OK.

If you download the Pepermint 3 32bit ISO from here:
http://peppermintos.info/dl2/Peppermint-3-20121105-i386.iso
the MD5 checksum should be:
05157d6dbd4ab7953870e9ee308a70a5

.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 11:03:56 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 12:50:33 pm »
Hi - this is looking very promising - I have got as far as having the peppermint desktop with 'install peppermint' icon on top left corner. Just had a quick look to see if I can access documents on hard drive but doesn't seem to - not sure if I should be able to at this point? Not a big issue anyway as not much on there.

Shall I proceed to stage 2, and can I get it up and running before doing the wireless steps? (Just that I have no internet at home - got to use friends or work - and hoping to try it asap!!)
Thanks

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13999
  • Karma: 348
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 01:08:15 pm »
Yes you can install without a wireless connection ..
BUT
No don't progress to stage 2 yet .. as I said you need to make a modification to get it to install to a 4GB drive .. I'll tell you how to do that in a  bit.

If you open the File Manager (menu>File Manager) what's listed in the left hand column under "Places" ? .. or are you SURE you don't want to recover anything before installing ?
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 10:20:11 pm »
Ok great - I think I would actually like to save some files that are on the pc. I don't think I can access file manager how you described, when I switch it on I get a window with 5 tabs: Internet,work,learn,play,settings and favourites. File manager icon is on the work tab window - I dint think there is a "places" anywhere..?
The files I would like to save are in my eeepc/my home/my documents.
Thanks

Offline SeZo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1524
  • Karma: 120
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 10:44:26 pm »
You could try:
Click on the Main Menu icon, and browse up to ‘Accessories’ > ‘File Manager’

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13999
  • Karma: 348
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 11:00:35 pm »
NO .. that's the Xandros interface.

I want you to boot to the Peppermint 3 LiveUSB stick .. Select "Try Peppermint" (NOT Install Peppermint) .. then when at the Peppermint desktop, click the "menu" button (bottom left of screen) .. then clck the "File Manager" icon.

When the file manager window opens .. your internal SSD will be in the left hand column .. click it to see its contents.

You can then plug in an SDcard (which again will show up in the file manager left column) .. and copy your files from the internal SSD to the SDcard.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 11:40:21 pm »
Hi  - sorry I can't see it! I've clicked on file manager and the left hand column just says:
Places
Peppermint
Desktop
Trash
Applications
User
System
Casper - rw
Bios

Confused!

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13999
  • Karma: 348
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 11:54:07 pm »
what's in casper-rw ?

and

User ?

aand

System ?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2013, 11:56:43 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 12:35:29 am »
In Casper rw:
Nothing except
/cow

User:
Folders as follows
Dev disks etc home lib lost+ found mnt opt root usr var
System:
Bin boot dev disks etc home initrd

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Installing peppermint
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013, 12:38:48 am »
System contd:
Lib lost+found media mnt opt proc root sbin srv sys tmp usr var vmlinuz

Thanks

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal