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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2013, 09:00:52 pm »
Just as a matter of interest .. will it boot an earlier kernel ?
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2013, 09:10:16 pm »
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Just as a matter of interest .. will it boot an earlier kernel ?

I tried that this morning it's just the same in fact it wouldn't even boot into recovery mode with the nvidia card but it would go into recovery with the onboard


I'm a bit confused with this command

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sudo fsck -f /dev/sda5

excuse my ignorance but how can I run that command in the installed Linux Lite when Linux Lite is installed on that partition (sda5) if you didn't want me to mount it ?

« Last Edit: August 16, 2013, 09:14:22 pm by Emegra »
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2013, 09:13:25 pm »
Ok I ran sudo fsck -f /dev/sda5 again in Linux Lite live session and no errors reported
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013, 09:16:28 pm »
I thought you said Peppermint was on sda5 ?

if you boot normally, when it appears to stop, are you able to drop to a console with Ctrl+Alt+F2
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if so, what happens if you log on and run:
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013, 09:20:44 pm »
Did you say it will no longer boot a Peppermint LiveCD/LiveUSB that it used to boot ?
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2013, 09:21:32 pm »
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I thought you said Peppermint was on sda5 ?

No Mark sorry if I gave that impression but Peppermint & Win 7 are on the 80gb drive alongside each other Peppermint is sda1 Linux Lite is sda5

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if you boot normally, when it appears to stop, are you able to drop to a console with Ctrl+Alt+F2

ok I'll go try that

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Did you say it will no longer boot a Peppermint LiveCD/LiveUSB that it used to boot ?

Yes it wouldn't boot from a PM4 CD the same CD I installed it with, I couldn't get that PC to boot from a USB
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2013, 09:32:51 pm »
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if you boot normally, when it appears to stop, are you able to drop to a console with Ctrl+Alt+F2

 Ctrl+Alt+F2 does nothing :(
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2013, 09:33:36 pm »
2 things -

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No Mark sorry if I gave that impression but Peppermint & Win 7 are on the 80gb drive alongside each other Peppermint is sda1 Linux Lite is sda5

According to this:-

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linux@linux:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000af57d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048    78262216    39130084+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2        78262270   156301311    39019521    5  Extended
/dev/sda5        78262272   152109055    36923392   83  Linux
/dev/sda6       152111104   156301311     2095104   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders, total 160836480 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00043822

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *        2048   156119039    78058496   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2       156121086   160835583     2357249    5  Extended
/dev/sdb5       156121088   160835583     2357248   82  Linux swap / Solaris
linux@linux:~$

You have 2 hard drives

drive1 = /dev/sda has a winodws partition (sda1) and a Linux partition (sda5)

drive2 = /dev/sdb has a Linux partition (sdb1)

So if Peppermint is definitely on the same drive as Windows, it MUST be in /dev/sda5

and Linux Lite must be on the second drive /dev/sdb1



Anywho .. if it will no longer boot the LiveCD, it MUST be a hardware issue.

Didi you say you tried the LiveCD with only the onboard GFX card ?
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2013, 09:36:20 pm »
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Didi you say you tried the LiveCD with only the onboard GFX card ?

I don't know If I did that I've tried so many things I'm losing track, do you want me to try that ?
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2013, 09:37:12 pm »
Yeh, give it a shot .. let's see what happens.
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2013, 09:43:36 pm »
OK done that, during boot I get a lot of scrambled graphics a screen ful of "U" with a small arrow top & bottom then I get that Plymouth wont start business then the screen just goes black
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2013, 09:45:33 pm »
Have you got another GFX card you can try ?
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2013, 09:48:09 pm »
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Didi you say you tried the LiveCD with only the onboard GFX card ?

I have a few AGP cards but this board is not AGP I don't know what it is I may have a PCI card I could try I'll go have a look
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2013, 09:51:58 pm »
Have you tried running memtest from GRUB or the LiveCD to test the memory for errors ?
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Re: Screen crash the no Boot
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2013, 09:56:00 pm »
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Have you tried running memtest from GRUB or the LiveCD to test the memory for errors ?

No but I'll go try that
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