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Re: Peppermint 8/9 live USB not responding [SOLVED - used Mint non-PAE]
« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2019, 10:27:30 pm »
Just FYI .. the Linux Mint 18 32bit LiveDVD/LiveUSB's "forcepae" menu option (Start with PAE forced) ends with:-
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quiet splash -- forcepae
so that should work in Peppermint 8 32bit too.



That seems to suggest your wireless driver is loaded.

Does
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iwlist scan
report any networks ?
« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 10:32:14 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: Peppermint 8/9 live USB not responding [SOLVED - used Mint non-PAE]
« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2019, 10:34:42 pm »
I missed the space between the dashes and the "forcepae" - I'll try again and report back.

iwlist does work in mint-18 - indeed the network windows do show lots of available networks - but won't connect. 

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Re: Peppermint 8/9 live USB not responding [SOLVED - used Mint non-PAE]
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2019, 10:53:17 pm »
I am sorry, Mark:  I am getting thoroughly confused with all these versions I've been trying.  In fact Mint 18 does not present the option of forcing PAE
I suggest that I try all the Peppermint and Mint versions again and create a table of results in order to keep track of their behaviour. 
It doesn't help that I have to create a new LiveUSB each time! 
It will take me a while to complete. 

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Re: Peppermint 8/9 live USB not responding [SOLVED - used Mint non-PAE]
« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2019, 12:01:34 pm »
Mark,
Trying so many different operating systems has confused me too much so I propose to consider only trying 32-bit Peppermint and Mint versions that will work either without PAE or offer the option for forcing it.
The situation at present is:  the Dell 505 has Peppermint 3 and Mint 17.3 loaded and working but, as you say, both are now unsupported. 
As I understand it, you suggest that Peppermint 8 and Mint 18 would be good contenders as they are still supported and come in 32-bit flavours.  Here are my results for these OSs and Peppermint 9:

Peppermint 9
Offers a Force PAE option via space bar (or was it the TAB key?).  After a long wait and much output we get:
“end Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)”
and hangs permanently. 

Peppermint 8
Offers a Force PAE option via TAB key. 
After 1 minute, starts the boot process. 
After 2 mins, gobbledigook output then blank screen.
After 2 mins, starts Peppermint 8.
Wireless connection OK (details entered while Ethernet connected).
Chromium browser / Gmail / Google drive for office functions but others available. 
Nemo file manager – nice!
mintstick – nice!
Failed to shut down - just hung permanently
Very, very slow (at least as a LiveUSB. )

Mint 18
1. The start menu does offer Forced PAE (ignore my previous, confused post!).
2. iwlist does not work (yet).
2. Using Ethernet I can connect to the internet. 
3. Having established connection via Ethernet (and then removing it) I can now connect wirelessly! and iwlist now works (strange it didn’t before). 
4. Mint 18 is very easy to use and quick even via a LiveUSB, and has everything the average user is likely to want and is familiar with from Ubuntu.  As it is supported until April 2021 this is the one I shall install.

I shall attempt to install it and choose to overwrite the existing P3 & Mint17.
Stay tuned for a report on that. 
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Re: Peppermint 8/9 live USB not responding [SOLVED - used Mint non-PAE]
« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2019, 01:26:37 pm »
Mint 18 now installed and running well.

My sincere thanks to all contributors - especially to Mark for patience beyond the call of duty. 

Keith

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Re: Peppermint 8/9 live USB not responding [SOLVED - used Mint non-PAE]
« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2019, 07:40:13 pm »
Glad you're up and running Keith :)
(even if it is the wrong kinda mint :)))
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Re: Peppermint 8/9 live USB not responding [SOLVED - used Mint non-PAE]
« Reply #81 on: February 04, 2019, 10:09:59 pm »
I did feel a bit embarrassed about that but when using LiveUSBs, P8 worked better than Mint 18.  An installed P8 might well have been better, and certainly P3 was working very well.  A difficult call. 
I installed P8 on a friend's PC some time ago and she loves it. 

Many thanks once more - you're a gent.

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Re: Peppermint 8/9 live USB not responding [SOLVED - used Mint non-PAE]
« Reply #82 on: February 05, 2019, 12:54:33 pm »
I was only kidding, Linux is Linux right :)
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