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Peppermint 5 won't boot
« on: July 03, 2014, 09:40:16 pm »
Hi Guys,
Decided to install Peppermint 5 in place of Pep 4 on my ageing Dell Inspiron 1640 laptop. The installation seemed to go ok and the screen came up for restart after installation, I did the restart but the touchpad locked up, screen went black, lots of writing including something about Kernel panic. Managed to shut down but now it just gets to the peppermint starting up screen and goes no further.

Your advice as always would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Degsy

Tried again using recovery mode, the second option on the Boot Menu and after much screen writing etc the system booted successfully!
Not sure if this is helpful/useful but here it is
[email protected] ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for derek:

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 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: 0x00098838

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048      499711      248832   83  Linux
/dev/sda2          501758   234440703   116969473    5  Extended
/dev/sda5          501760   234440703   116969472   83  Linux

Disk /dev/mapper/sda5_crypt: 119.8 GB, 119774642176 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14561 cylinders, total 233934848 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: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/sda5_crypt doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-root: 118.2 GB, 118170320896 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14366 cylinders, total 230801408 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: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-root doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-swap_1: 1602 MB, 1602224128 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 194 cylinders, total 3129344 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: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-swap_1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
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What do you suggest next?

Degsy
« Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 10:28:42 pm by Degsy »

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 11:54:30 pm »
Make sure you're connected to your router by an ethernet cable .. now boot into recovery mode, log in ..then run:
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sudo apt update
then
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sudo apt upgrade
then
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sudo apt dist-upgrade
once finished, run:
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sudo shutdown -P now
will it boot normally now ?
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 09:17:44 am »
Thank you Mark, will do that later today and let you know what happens.

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 07:48:28 pm »
Hi Mark,
Carried out your suggestion but unfortunately the boot up stops at the " peppermint.    Starting up"  screen.
Would the easy answer be to boot to the live cd and re-install Peppermint 5?

Thanks for your help,

Degsy

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 08:59:58 pm »
Did you install from the Live session desktop .. or from the screen that offers you "Try Peppermint" and "Install Peppermint"

If you're going to reinstall .. select "Try Peppermint" .. then once at the desktop use the "Install Peppermint" icon that'll be on the desktop.

Reason - If the Live session boots .. so should the installed version.
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2014, 10:13:55 pm »
Hi Mark,
Well again I did as you suggested and booted to live CD then selected Install (which is what I did first time), the install as carried out and then on re starting after the install the system just stops at the  Peppermint Starting up screen with just a very small bit of red along the indicator line. There was no Kernel Panic this time but still wont boot up. Did as last time and went to Recovery Mode and this boots OK, which is where I am now typing this reply.
If you have any further suggestions they would be most welcome, sorry about this, I just dont understand what is going wrong.

Thanks in advance,
Degsy

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 12:48:43 pm »
The Recovery Mode essentially uses the nomodeset by default, so this is pointing to a graphics problem.

As Mark suggested in your other thread:
Boot with the Recovery Mode, once you are on the desktop:
Go to Software & Updates > Additional Drivers (tab), and that should offer you the proprietary driver(s) for your graphics card.

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 01:29:27 pm »
Hi Sezo,
The Software and Updates, Additional Drivers Tab shoes "No additional drivers available "
Any other suggestions?

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2014, 03:28:22 pm »
Difficult to say without knowing what graphics your laptop has.

Can you post the output from (boot to Recovery Mode):
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sudo lshw -C display

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2014, 03:58:41 pm »
Hi Sezo,
As requested:
[email protected] ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for derek:
  *-display:0 UNCLAIMED   
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: [email protected]:00:02.0
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:eff00000-eff7ffff ioport:eff8(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:efec0000-efefffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: [email protected]:00:02.1
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:eff80000-efffffff
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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2014, 11:38:14 am »
I am not too up on graphics drivers but you could try to install (or reinstall) the xserver-xorg-video-intel drivers
To see if it is installed do the following:
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aptitude search xserver-xorg-video-intel
You will see the xserver-xorg-video-intel with an "i" in front of it.
The "i" means installed. If it were not installed there would be a "p" in front of it.

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Then reboot and see if that makes any difference.

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2014, 11:58:10 am »
Hi Sezo,
Thank you for your response, here is what happened:[email protected] ~ $ aptitude search xserver-xorg-video-intel
i A xserver-xorg-video-intel        - X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel:i386   - X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-dbg    - X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-dbg:i3 - X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-qu - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-qu - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-qu - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-qu - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-ra - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-ra - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-ra - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-ra - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-sa - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-sa - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-sa - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-sa - Transitional package for xserver-xorg-vide
[email protected] ~ $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel libgll-mesa-glx libgll-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libgll-mesa-glx
E: Unable to locate package libgll-mesa-dri
[email protected] ~ $

Any further help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Degsy

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2014, 01:00:14 pm »
OK, try without those two packages:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel xserver-xorg-core
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
And reboot

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2014, 01:22:20 pm »
I am afraid it is still the same, just sits stuck on the "peppermint. Starting up" screen.

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Re: Peppermint 5 won't boot
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2014, 02:15:15 pm »
It looks like the drivers are not loaded for your card:
Try this old hack:
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sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
and make it look like this:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.modeset=0"
or
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.modeset=1"
Save the file. Run:
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sudo update-grub
Then reboot

 


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