Linux mint installation problem

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have been trying to get linux mint working on my new pc and i cand for the life of me, it started with only working in compatibility mode, then when i changed the boot thingy to nomodeset (as seen here) it started working, but once i had installed it to my ssd, it would not boot.

it may be something to do with the drivers however i have not been able to figure it out (rx 580 if that helps)

any solution would be much apreciated
 


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Hello donnerkebab1730, Welcome to the forum.

Does it boot ok with the live usb? If so please boot to the live usb session and go to a terminal and
Type this command
INI:
inxi -Fxxz
and post the output here.
This will give us an overview of your system so we can better guide you.
Thanks.
 

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linux mint working on my new pc
Welcome to the forums
It would have helped if you gave the full make and model number of your machine , and which flavor of Mint you are trying to install
 
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Welcome to the forums
It would have helped if you gave the full make and model number of your machine , and which flavor of Mint you are trying to install
sorry for not doing that before, i presume by model number you mean my pcs specs,which is an i3-10105f, an rx580, 16gbs of 3200mhz ram (g.skill ram if it matters) and a msi pro vdh wifi mobo with a bios flashed about a week ago.

im also trying to install linux mint 20.2 cinnamon
 

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presume by model number
I mean the manufacturer and the modle number [example dell 1540]
if its one you built yourself, then if you can run it live from the pendrive, then open a terminal put in inxi -Fnxz [inxispace-Fnxz] copy and paste the output here
 

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There is more than one model of the MSI Pro VDH which one do you have? (B550M? B350M?)

Look in your mobo book, if you have it.
 

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So what is it doing? Does it boot from the USB or whatever media you're trying to use?

Does it just give you blank screen at boot?

Does it get anywhere during the install process?

I've had a few installs where the GUI would not start up. Installed using the CLI and then loaded up the GUI by figuring out which drivers/settings it needed to work. It seems to happen more on machines that have graphic cards with HDMI as the primary output.
 

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RX 580 is AMD or ATI before AMD got them. There is real driver issues with NVidea. Only problem I ever had with Mint was on a new build it did not like the NVmE m.2. Works on the SSD with Dual Boot on the M.2 Win10.
 
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So what is it doing? Does it boot from the USB or whatever media you're trying to use?

Does it just give you blank screen at boot?

Does it get anywhere during the install process?

I've had a few installs where the GUI would not start up. Installed using the CLI and then loaded up the GUI by figuring out which drivers/settings it needed to work. It seems to happen more on machines that have graphic cards with HDMI as the primary output.
it says its installed then asks too restart, after that it asks to remove the usb before booting into a black screen
 

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It sounds like you may have an nvidia graphics card if that is the case you'll need to boot with nomodeset and then install the correct driver from the driver manager.
 

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it thinks my i3 has 8 cores
not quite, what it sees is a quad core processor with two threads per core making 8 processing channels,
INXI can tell us more at a glance than we could ever hope to get from a novice user and is one of the main tools in any repair box
 
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not quite, what it sees is a quad core processor with two threads per core making 8 processing channels,
INXI can tell us more at a glance than we could ever hope to get from a novice user and is one of the main tools in any repair box
@brickwizard
I've been using INXI ever since I found out about it. It really is helpful, especially for us old geezers who have problems remembering!
OG
 

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not quite, what it sees is a quad core processor with two threads per core making 8 processing channels,
INXI can tell us more at a glance than we could ever hope to get from a novice user and is one of the main tools in any repair box
sorry for taking my time, here are the results:

System:
Kernel: 5.4.0-74-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 5.0.4 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20.2 Uma
base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7C83 v: 1.0 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: B460M PRO-VDH WIFI (MS-7C83) v: 1.0
serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1.50 date: 10/26/2021
Battery:
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard
serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i3-10105F bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: N/A L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
bogomips: 59197
Speed: 1893 MHz min/max: 800/4400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3515 2: 3223
3: 3565 4: 3577 5: 3500 6: 3500 7: 3302 8: 2956
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:67df
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: ati,vesa
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon resolution: 1680x1050~N/A
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 11.0.0 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.2.6
compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a3f0
Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
chip ID: 1002:aaf0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-74-generic
Network:
Device-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi
v: kernel port: 4000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 8086:24fb
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0
chip ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 227.30 GiB used: 116.3 MiB (0.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400M8240G size: 223.57 GiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> temp: 24 C
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB model: USB DISK 2.0 size: 3.72 GiB
serial: <filter>
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 7.79 GiB used: 110.8 MiB (1.4%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102
ID-2: /var/log size: 1.65 GiB used: 5.6 MiB (0.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 66.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 256 Uptime: 4m Memory: 15.58 GiB used: 1.23 GiB (7.9%)
Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash
v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38
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