I recently got fed up about Ubuntu's Unity interface and just got a violent crash during the upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04, so I eventually decided to switch to Mint.
However, when it comes to installing the distro on my Mac, I'm stuck. To be more precise, I'm trying to run the install process from a live DVD. The system boots properly, and I'm fully able to use the liveCD's environment; but when I click the "Install Linux Mint" icon, the process freezes after selecting my language: I get an error message like "The folder contents could not be displayed: You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of 'tmp.xxxxxxxxx'" (with 'xxxxxxxxx' a string I can't exactly remember). After this, everything hangs and I get an endlessly spinning cursor. The system is not completely frozen, but the installation is, and I can't quit the liveCD normally, I'm forced to do a "hard reset".
I'm using a Macbook Pro 8,2, and I'm trying to install Linux Mint 13 MATE 64-bit. My computer is currently dual-booting Mac OS X and Windows 7.
Did anyone get the same problem (the installation process freezing after the 2nd installation screen)? If anyone did, did you manage to fix this? How? I'm starting to be completely clueless about this issue.
Here is some information about my hardware I got using inxi -Fc 0 on the Mint LiveCD:
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System: Host: mint Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: System: Apple (portable) product: MacBookPro8 2 version: 1.0
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-94245A3940C91C80 version: MacBookPro8 2
Bios: Apple version: MBP81.88Z.0047.B27.1201241646 date: 01/24/12
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-2635QM CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
Clock Speeds: 1: 2001.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz 5: 800.00 MHz 6: 800.00 MHz 7: 800.00 MHz 8: 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M Series]
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: vesa,fbdev) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAICOS GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.2
Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Caicos HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6400 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: c8:2a:14:36:49:8f
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n driver: bcma-pci-bridge
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: e4:ce:8f:13:14:8c
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (-) 1: /dev/sda Hitachi_HTS54505 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 1.9G used: 152M (8%) fs: overlayfs
Sensors: Error: No active sensors found. Have you configured your sensors yet?
Info: Processes: 175 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 627.5/3865.5MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
If anything seems unclear about the freezing issue or my computer's configuration, feel free to ask; I may have omitted to mention important information, so if it's the case I'll try to give you the relevant pieces of information as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance...!