Issue installing Korora



  • Having trouble installing Korora. I've never installed it before, didn't even know of it's existence until recently. I made a Live USB installer. It's phenomenal. I'd really like to install it on my laptop if I could.

    After I select the drive to install to, and click the "Done" button at the top left, I get an error box.

    The error box shows the following:

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    I copied that text to a text editor to go through it. Unfortunately, it's like 36,000 lines long. Aint no one got time fo dat.

    So I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone has ran across this before and knows off the top of their head what I can try.


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    Have not seen that :(



  • I will try a new download and new media.



  • Just install Korora onto a Dell Latitude e6410 just a couple of days ago. Went fine. New download and install media is where I would look to first.



  • Yeah this just isn't going to happen on this laptop. It's a Dell Latitude E6440... typical laptop. Should work.

    Tried multiple images (v25): cinnamon, mate, xfce, and gnome. None of them work, but even so, I would want mate.

    Multiple USB sticks, with different formats. With and without Legacy and UEFI, with and without Secure Boot. I'd prefer with UEFI+Secure Boot, as anything that doesn't yet support that shouldn't be considered... it's 2017, keep up with the times or gtfo imho.

    I guess it's just not meant to be.



  • I also tried multiple USB boot creators. Unetbootin and "WinSetupFromUSB1.6". Unetbootin just didn't work. The other one was 100% successful, at lest it let me live boot to check it out in full. Works perfectly, just can't install it to disk.



  • For what it is worth Korora is nice but Linux Mint imho is still slightly better. Enough that I will stick with Mint for now.


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    @PenguinWrangler said in Issue installing Korora:

    For what it is worth Korora is nice but Linux Mint imho is still slightly better. Enough that I will stick with Mint for now.

    I prefer Korora but neither installs on my laptop :(



  • @scottalanmiller I had an issue with Korora Mate and my dual screens. It never wanted to pick them up correctly.



  • Try Win32DiskImager or Rufus (http://rufus.akeo.ie/) yet?



  • @dafyre Rufus is awesome



  • I find that these installtion issues typically happen with the graphical installer. Many times using the text based installer will eliminate them, or allow you to fix them. For example, the infuriating 'grub install' errors that happen quite frequently on uefi laptops/pcs can be avoided by using the text installer; usually you can specify the device to install grub to if it fails the first time.



  • I'm still trying some things in between other things. No luck yet. I'll see if there's a way to do the text based install through the live boot option. Is there?

    I may just end up sticking to Debian based distributions (for non-server use). Haven't had any trouble with those... but Mint is too much for me, I don't like it for myself. Though, it'd set it up for my parents or grand parents. I don't like the route Ubuntu went, so it's not a preference, but it works well.

    That's why I like #!++ so much. It just fits. Kali is great too, but not for every day purposes. I'd rather install what I need on #!++ and go with that.



  • Ya I just prefer regular Fedora with Gnome 3.


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    @stacksofplates said in Issue installing Korora:

    Ya I just prefer regular Fedora with Gnome 3.

    Eww



  • @scottalanmiller said in Issue installing Korora:

    @stacksofplates said in Issue installing Korora:

    Ya I just prefer regular Fedora with Gnome 3.

    Eww

    Gnome 3 is my go to. I have my set of extensions I use and I feel lost without them.



  • I can't stand the way gnome3 went. I'll be sticking with Mate.



  • @stacksofplates said in Issue installing Korora:

    @scottalanmiller said in Issue installing Korora:

    @stacksofplates said in Issue installing Korora:

    Ya I just prefer regular Fedora with Gnome 3.

    Eww

    Gnome 3 is my go to.

    Why?



  • FWIW I had this same issue (very rarely though) with an install of Debian. After a little bit of troubleshooting, I found it was a corrupt download. But you appear to have tried that already.



  • @BBigford said in Issue installing Korora:

    @stacksofplates said in Issue installing Korora:

    @scottalanmiller said in Issue installing Korora:

    @stacksofplates said in Issue installing Korora:

    Ya I just prefer regular Fedora with Gnome 3.

    Eww

    Gnome 3 is my go to.

    Why?

    Extensions, and the activities overview. I never have to touch my mouse to get anything, but the extensions are the biggest benefit.



  • @Tim_G said in Issue installing Korora:

    I may just end up sticking to Debian based distributions (for non-server use). Haven't had any trouble with those... but Mint is too much for me, I don't like it for myself. Though, it'd set it up for my parents or grand parents. I don't like the route Ubuntu went, so it's not a preference, but it works well.

    You can try ubuntu Mate. this is my current develop env and it runs in a VM. My personal laptop runs debian with gnome 3.
    That was my workstation before I shut down my company.

    anyway, if you are more of a redhat guy, have you evern seen this?

    About the error: it's python, if you can post it all, maybe I can help debugging the thing.



  • @matteo-nunziati said in Issue installing Korora:

    @Tim_G said in Issue installing Korora:

    I may just end up sticking to Debian based distributions (for non-server use). Haven't had any trouble with those... but Mint is too much for me, I don't like it for myself. Though, it'd set it up for my parents or grand parents. I don't like the route Ubuntu went, so it's not a preference, but it works well.

    You can try ubuntu Mate. this is my current develop env and it runs in a VM. My personal laptop runs debian with gnome 3.
    That was my workstation before I shut down my company.

    anyway, if you are more of a redhat guy, have you evern seen this?

    About the error: it's python, if you can post it all, maybe I can help debugging the thing.

    Okay, I did grab a report and dumped it as a .tar.gz. I don't want to waste your time on this, but just incase, maybe a last resort... and you don't spend more than 10 minutes on!

    Anyways, some new info: I can guarantee it's not the media or ISO now.

    Maybe it has something to do with my SSD? I don't know how to tell. I can see it in gparted.

    It happens when I select the drive to install the OS on, then click the Done button. After that it spits the error and I have to close it.

    How do I do the text install? I don't see an option anywhere to do that.



  • Also, maybe it has something to do with this mmc0 error. I don't see why as I think that's card reader or something.

    The live boot works great, everything works. No idea why I can't install...

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  • @Tim_G said in Issue installing Korora:

    Also, maybe it has something to do with this mmc0 error. I don't see why as I think that's card reader or something.

    yes card reader. IMHO you should be fine ignoring it.

    The live boot works great, everything works. No idea why I can't install...

    well the live do not manage to install on the disk... when you say you see it from gpartede you mean from the gparted instance into the live env? if so the env has controller drivers for your ssd.

    did you try - as test- to partition the ssd from gparted run into the live env? at least you can be sure you can partition the ssd.

    if you have stuff on the ssd try also -and first- to mount it in the live env and open random files here and there.

    for text install try passing the kernel option inst.text. advice: never tried it!



  • @Tim_G What is mmc0? Is it an actual card reader peripheral plugged into some headers on the mobo? If so, disconnect it for the install.

    For the text based installer, on live boot distros there is usually an option like

    Graphical Install
    Install

    from the boot menu of the live media.



  • @momurda said in Issue installing Korora:

    @Tim_G What is mmc0? Is it an actual card reader peripheral plugged into some headers on the mobo? If so, disconnect it for the install.

    For the text based installer, on live boot distros there is usually an option like

    Graphical Install
    Install

    from the boot menu of the live media.

    It's a laptop, so I'm pretty sure it's referring to the built-in card reader.

    This live boot does not have a text install option.



  • Actually, you know what...

    I'll just stick to the main trunks of Linux flavors from now on, personally and professionally: Debian/Ubuntu, Slackware/SuSE, RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, and Arch.... oh and I'll include FreeBSD (only for the sake of completion), but I don't consider that Linux at all (it's not).

    I believe I finally arrived at the point where I just don't think there is any reason to consider anything else for any purpose... be it enterprise or personal.

    The rest of them I think is just the IKEA effect at it's finest...


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    There is rather a bit of value to that. I'm on Ubuntu these days rather than Korora or Mint because neither would install on my laptop, which makes me sad. But it works. Still better than other options.



  • @Tim_G said in Issue installing Korora:

    Actually, you know what...

    I'll just stick to the main trunks of Linux flavors from now on, personally and professionally: Debian/Ubuntu, Slackware/SuSE, RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, and Arch.... oh and I'll include FreeBSD (only for the sake of completion), but I don't consider that Linux at all (it's not).

    I believe I finally arrived at the point where I just don't think there is any reason to consider anything else for any purpose... be it enterprise or personal.

    The rest of them I think is just the IKEA effect at it's finest...

    for business centos, ubuntu LTS, SLE, debian and -maybe now- opensuse are the most robust choices IMHO.

    I usually stick with centos on bare metal (KVM) or critical services, while I opt for ubuntu in VM (mostly because it is a faster debian install). Still missing the opportunity to test Suse in real envs.

    On the desktop any of the above will fit, but centos/SLE is a bit of old for a control machine/workstation.

    I keep Fedora out because it seems rather bleeding edge to me.

    Of course in the years I've meet (on line) people who deploy arch linux and slackware in production, but this is not quite common.


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    @matteo-nunziati said in Issue installing Korora:

    ubuntu LTS,

    For robust you actually want to avoid the LTS release. It's a name, not a long term support agreement. This is straight from Canonica, it you want the robust Ubuntu option, you must stay on the current release, not the LTS.

    https://mangolassi.it/topic/8737/how-ubuntu-lts-support-works


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