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June 6th, 2015, 10:06 PM
Hello everyone,
I have been trying to install the latest edition of Linux Mint alongside Windows 7 on my older computer via torrent, [http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=172]....but couldn't even get to live mode. keep getting stuck on the same thing every time!

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random nonblocking pool is initialized

Any idea why this keeps happening? I have had Mint before on this computer, and it installed just fine.


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LAURA-PC

System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model GT5694
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9100e Quad-Core Processor, 1800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 7B3P081G, 5/5/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Laura-PC\Laura
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.47 GB
Total Virtual Memory 15.5 GB
Available Virtual Memory 12.9 GB
Page File Space 7.75 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Name AMD Radeon HD 5570
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68D9&SUBSYS_20091787&REV_00\4&25574E2E&0&0010
Adapter Type AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x68D9), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. compatible
Adapter Description AMD Radeon HD 5570
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Installed Drivers aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,at icfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64 .dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a. cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver Version 14.501.1003.0
INF File oem46.inf (ati2mtag_Evergreen section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xFE8E0000-0xFE8FFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000C000-0x0000CFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967293
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys (, 575.50 KB (589,312 bytes), 11/20/2014 9:08 PM)

June 6th, 2015, 11:20 PM
After you downloaded the iso file from torrent, how did you write the iso to your USB drive?

June 10th, 2015, 12:25 AM
After you downloaded the iso file from torrent, how did you write the iso to your USB drive?
1. Downloaded Rufus

2. Inserted USB drive, chose File Format FAT32, where it says FreeDOS, clicked the drop down arrow and chose the Linux Mint ISO file, then start.

June 10th, 2015, 06:38 AM
always found using unetbootin which is in repo
sudo apt-get install unetbootin
and then creating a live USB [takes under 10 mn] is a failsafe way here ... maybe try that?

June 10th, 2015, 06:44 AM
I have read good reports about Rufus.

Unetbootin works well in Ubuntu, when installed via the developer's ppa. The version in the Ubuntu repositories is not up to date in order to install from the versions 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS to 15.04.

https://launchpad.net/~gezakovacs/+archive/ubuntu/ppa (https://launchpad.net/%7Egezakovacs/+archive/ubuntu/ppa)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unetbootin

See more details in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick