Out of the box Mint 20.3 I believe I had to install specialty drivers for the ethernet adapter and nothing else (and said adapter continues to have conniptions should I ever swap which slot its in), and I had to configure hibernate to work properly. Are we aware of any additional steps Mint 21.1 will need to take to get Frame.Works working at 100%?
The current guide for 21.1 was tested, follow those instructions and you’re good. Note, the Ethernet expansion card just works with the provided kernel. If it’s dropping connections, you will want to contact support as that may be a bad card.
Yep, this is correct. I would advice caution with any new release of a Linux distro as there are always bugs to be ironed out that may not shake out for a few weeks from the Mint team - the known issues section of their release notes would definitely have me waiting.
Hey Michael. I installed LMC 21.1 on a 12th Gen DIY Framework 13 without incident. I then nuked that install and re-did it with Secure Boot, Full Disk Encryption and an encrypted removable backup device. That’s all been humming along since January.
Without a little more information it won’t be possible for people to make targeted suggestions. If you have a camera you could use it in place of screen shots.
Tell us about your Framework hardware, how you prepped the installation media and what happens when you (try to) boot that media and execute the installer.
This is a 12th Gen DIY edition with 2TB - WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™, 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4-3200, two USB-C cards, one USB-A card, and one microSD card. I downloaded the ISO from the Mint site (checksums were ok), and flashed it to a USB drive, using BalenaEtcher (sorry, couldn’t use Rufus–no Windows machines in this house).
When I try to boot, I get the Framework logo, the BIOS briefly, and then choose Linux Mint 21.2 cinnamon interface (also tried 21.1, and also, Manjaro–more on that in a moment). Mint logo appears, and then I get the sort of output in the first two screen shots I’m attaching:
I’ve not used Manjaro however in my experience with LMC 21.1 the SCSI disk driver claims the USB storage devices (/dev/sd[a-z]). The NVMe slot is claimed by the nvme storage driver and appears in the device tree as /dev/nvme0.
The kernel messages shown in the photos suggest problems with /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. One of these will be your boot “stick”; the other is probably your microSDXC card. Try installing without the storage card inserted to eliminate spurious problems.
My guess is that your boot stick is poorly prepared or faulty. You could be more confident that it was OK if you were able to boot into the Mint Live environment on a different machine.
PS: I used bash(1) on a Dell lappy running Ubuntu to prepare the Mint Live booter. Downloaded the ISO with wget(1), verified it with sha256sum(1) and wrote it to a USB disk (the disk device, not a partition) with dd(1).
I would never have believed that the boot stick was bad–but it was. I was able to get myself going with a different flash drive. Thanks, guys. Now one more question: Right or wrong (probably wrong) I installed 21.2, which seems to be fine, but when I try to do the final step of installation (Completing Setup, with the long sudo apt string), I get an error message which I will attach here (I’m sure this is my fault for installing 21.2 before a guide was made for it). Nevertheless, if anyone can direct me as to how to edit that string to do all the right things with a 21.2 install, it would be great, thanks.