Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Cinnamon - Installation #1 fail

Two days ago I tweeted I'm downloading Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Cinnamon. A first trial was scheduled for the week-end. I pulled out the HP Compaq laptop.

First things first, need to make a Live pendrive.

linux-mint-17-live-usb

Next thing, booting the laptop with the pendrive. All is clear. No glitches, boot time is decent enough. The desktop looks like nothing new though. So, I didn't explore much & dived straight for an install.

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Aww! That is mom's laptop running Manjaro Linux. I bargained it with another one running SUSE Linux Enterprise. She's happy with that for the moment.

I did the usual partitioning with a swap, a root and a home partition. Installation was proceeding smoothly. Four minutes into copying files & BOOM! Ubiquity shoots an error.

LM17-Qiana-install-error

The error indicated there could be problems with the installation media, which in this case would be the pendrive. The Live pendrive creation process had completed without errors and I had no reason to doubt any problem coming from there.

Could the problem come from a corrupt download? I checked the md5 hash, which should be 1c3fef2117fad9c9bc905abdeb474ac1 for the 64-bit version as published on the Linux Mint 17 download page.

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Aaargh! They match. By this time, I was already feeling hungry & I didn't have energy to look into the installation errors. Mission abort! Installation #1 fail!

Also, while I had to copy the screenshots on another pendrive, it looks like automount went nuts.

LM17-automount

I manually mounted the pendrive & copied the screenshots.


I'll try the installation afterwards & still if errors persist, I'll file the bugs with relevant information.


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