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Sorry, I didn't mean to question your computer expertise. Sometimes the obvious gets overlooked - at least that happens to me.

About your network problem, I had exactly the same message today after I installed a new router, changed the static IP on my PC, and rebooted.

I believe in my case it was a different problem. I had configured my /etc/network/interfaces file manually to enable a bridged network under Xen. Unfortunately I used the Linux Mint GUI (network-manager ?) to change the static IP which changed my interfaces file. It's a long story but I solved it eventually - if interested see here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=150&t=111023.

I would check the /etc/network/interfaces file first. I found that mine was configured incorrectly and that caused the long wait on boot and the funny message about Waiting for....

Here an example:
Code:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0

iface eth0 inet dhcp
for using DHCP.

Hope you have been able to solve your "sudo service network-manager start" problem so that it gets started automatically.
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Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post

1) Who needs USB when you have Grub?
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1549847
2) You cannot run wicd and network-manager, it's a known bug/issue that I'm not sure is going to be resolved (sometimes it works however it is a thing you are told not to do). You run one or the other, make sure it's started at services. I prefer wicd as it tends to handle the network better (latency in games for me is proof at least on my hardware). If you want to get down and dirty:
http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse#WPA-EAP
In conjunction with(WPA-PSK - Covers WPA1 and WPA2):
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=571188
That gets you auto-dhcp with a specific network. You can also set up profiles if you want to get funky with it but you need to manually bring the network up (connect).

Well its impossible to do any kind of repair install for any OS I know of with out being able to boot from media. Not to mention the fact that it was a "bug" in my system. That don't fly. If it dose not work right and I cannot make it work I remove it. Personal policy of mine:)
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Sorry, I didn't mean to question your computer expertise. Sometimes the obvious gets overlooked - at least that happens to me.
About your network problem, I had exactly the same message today after I installed a new router, changed the static IP on my PC, and rebooted.
I believe in my case it was a different problem. I had configured my /etc/network/interfaces file manually to enable a bridged network under Xen. Unfortunately I used the Linux Mint GUI (network-manager ?) to change the static IP which changed my interfaces file. It's a long story but I solved it eventually - if interested see here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=150&t=111023.
I would check the /etc/network/interfaces file first. I found that mine was configured incorrectly and that caused the long wait on boot and the funny message about Waiting for....
Here an example:
Code:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
for using DHCP.
Hope you have been able to solve your "sudo service network-manager start" problem so that it gets started automatically.

Well thank you guys but after trying the latest from here and another forum I'm asking for help in this matter I stooped in desperation.

A friend of mine as a laptop from the same era as this. Now...many hours later the issue is resolved with a fresh install of Mint. Network manager works and starts like it should but the problem that got me into this nightmare still presists. My wifi card needs the B43 firmware and driver's. I know this from successfully installing Ubuntu on it(this laptop). When I was running Ubuntu it was fineI followed instructions on the ubuntu site and within a few my wifi card worked perfectly. Now I have Mint but now wifi so I'm going to make another thread about installing firmware and driver's becuase the same stuff won't work for mint.. I have installed and removed the firmware and driver's about 5-6 times(with out messing up Network Manager lol) and none of them work.

Thank you guys very much. and wish me luck on figuring out this driver and firmware... Why they don't add it to the download is beyond me, words cannot express how baffled I am at this lol.
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Glad you got at least one thing solved. How did you install Mint again when you couldn't get it to boot from external media? Or did you solve that?
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Glad you got at least one thing solved. How did you install Mint again when you couldn't get it to boot from external media? Or did you solve that?

Never solved it. I used a laptop from the same era (borrowed from a friend) and it booted into windows 7 live, XP live, Ubuntu live and Mint live. So I reformated and partitioned the hard drive and reinstalled EVERYTHING. So I was not able to find a fix for either problem. instead I am focusing on the problem that got my network config deleted in the first place.

The dreaded B32 wireless card.. the new thread to solve this issue is Here, but its not looking good at this point.
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Well its impossible to do any kind of repair install for any OS I know of with out being able to boot from media. Not to mention the fact that it was a "bug" in my system. That don't fly. If it dose not work right and I cannot make it work I remove it. Personal policy of mine:)
Well thank you guys but after trying the latest from here and another forum I'm asking for help in this matter I stooped in desperation.
A friend of mine as a laptop from the same era as this. Now...many hours later the issue is resolved with a fresh install of Mint. Network manager works and starts like it should but the problem that got me into this nightmare still presists. My wifi card needs the B43 firmware and driver's. I know this from successfully installing Ubuntu on it(this laptop). When I was running Ubuntu it was fineI followed instructions on the ubuntu site and within a few my wifi card worked perfectly. Now I have Mint but now wifi so I'm going to make another thread about installing firmware and driver's becuase the same stuff won't work for mint.. I have installed and removed the firmware and driver's about 5-6 times(with out messing up Network Manager lol) and none of them work.
Thank you guys very much. and wish me luck on figuring out this driver and firmware... Why they don't add it to the download is beyond me, words cannot express how baffled I am at this lol.

1) was a bit sarcastic, I should have said something. I do realize it's a bug and should be fixed, just grub boots iso files as a very good bonus. I've forgotten it too many times and just installed whatever with a USB kicking myself in the but after I thought about grub->iso.

In your Mint thread, you blacklisted b43 which you cannot do. If you need the b43 firmware, it's safe to say you need the module too. If you want b43 blacklisted your only other option is broadcom-wl or ndiswrapper.
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1) was a bit sarcastic, I should have said something. I do realize it's a bug and should be fixed, just grub boots iso files as a very good bonus. I've forgotten it too many times and just installed whatever with a USB kicking myself in the but after I thought about grub->iso.
In your Mint thread, you blacklisted b43 which you cannot do. If you need the b43 firmware, it's safe to say you need the module too. If you want b43 blacklisted your only other option is broadcom-wl or ndiswrapper.

Thats the problem, If you don't blacklist B43 linux live WILL NOT BOOT. It will hang on the wifi card every single time. When your at the linux live CD you MUST add b43.blacklist=yes or it won't load the CD just a blank screen.

I'm going to reinstall them and remove the blacklist allthough I dont remeber having to do this about a week ago on ubuntu 12.4.

Sorry if I seem a little snappy, but this is a total nightmare and nobody (even linux guru's) has been able to assist. I do have a few things to try out thought. I'll post results in the other thread.
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Thats the problem, If you don't blacklist B43 linux live WILL NOT BOOT. It will hang on the wifi card every single time. When your at the linux live CD you MUST add b43.blacklist=yes or it won't load the CD just a blank screen.
I'm going to reinstall them and remove the blacklist allthough I dont remeber having to do this about a week ago on ubuntu 12.4.
Sorry if I seem a little snappy, but this is a total nightmare and nobody (even linux guru's) has been able to assist. I do have a few things to try out thought. I'll post results in the other thread.

Mint != Ubuntu, Ubuntu has a much larger dev team to fix stuff like this. Mint takes what it can, repackages it, adds a little "spunk" and that's it. Mint doesn't really do much in the terms of making a distro, it's more like a Ubuntu skin/mod if you want to get down to it. You shouldn't be having these issues, any of them if you spent the time on one solution. Pick one of the 3 I mentioned (other thread) and remove ALL traces of the other solutions and focus on that. You'll have a solution in the end.
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