APT bug found in original Peppermint 7 Respin

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This bug has now been fixed in the respin re-release Peppermint-7-20161201

Team Peppermint have discovered a bug in the 16.04 version of APT (1.2.15) which causes the installer to crash with certain locale/keyboard combinations during installation of Peppermint 7 Respin.

As this could result in an unbootable system for a small number of users we’ve taken down the Peppermint 7 Respin ISO’s whilst a fix is applied.

For those already trying to install the Peppermint 7 Respin and getting a crash during the install process, there is a workaround here:

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4701.msg47062.html#msg47062

We apologies for any inconvenience caused, and will have a fixed ISO available shortly.

Meanwhile the original version of Peppermint 7 can be downloaded from the “Previous Versions” page here:

Further info
You can read more about the bug at these links:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdebi/+bug/1592817
and
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1584417
and
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1579454

7 Responses

  1. i would love to have peppermint os 7 as my daily driver but im stuck with windows 10 coz im a gamer and have an amd setup and amd driver dont work so i cant play games on ther so sad :(

    • Mark Greaves

      Have you tried the open source AMD/ATI drivers ? .. so far I’ve found them pretty on par with the older FGLRX.

  2. Andy Ashley

    I’ve downloaded and tried to install Peppermint 7 Respin (64bit), but at the point of it writing the grub data it crashes out. I get a message that it cannot write the data.
    386 version install s perfectly!
    Any suggestions please? I’m using an Acer Aspire 5560 laptop

  3. Andy Ashley

    Solved!
    The drive had previously had Windows installed.
    Ran Peppermint LIve then GParted to delete ALL partitions
    and created a single partition and formatted to ext 4.
    Rebooted and installed without getting updates.
    Installed first time

  4. David Heathcock

    On my old PB EasyNote c3 laptop Peppermint gave the correct monitor resolution (1280 x 800) in test mode, however after installing the only option is default monitor resolution 640×480 refresh 73. In test mode I was also able to choose a different screen resolution.

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