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Old 07-12-2009, 09:20 AM   #16
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Also, you can add the options
acpi=off apic=off failsafe
by editing /boot/grub/menu.lst

After complete boot,
Press CTRL_ALT_F1
login
type
Code:
sudo mv /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.backup
to make a backup of the original file
Then type
Code:
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
look for he line
Quote:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/sdb5 ro
make it look lika
Quote:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/sdb5 ro acpi=off apic=off failsafe
/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/sdb5
can be different in your case

safe the file reboot

Don't give up to fast.

Last edited by repo; 07-12-2009 at 09:24 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 09:30 AM   #17
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Did you do the reconfiguring?
yes...the configuration is mostly about the type of keyboard layout...
 
Old 07-12-2009, 09:33 AM   #18
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yes...the configuration is mostly about the type of keyboard layout...
and the videocard
 
Old 07-12-2009, 09:43 AM   #19
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and the videocard
there is no mention of my video card ???? there is only a mention of some sort of a buffer thing that you can change to on or of
 
Old 07-12-2009, 10:10 AM   #20
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Also, you can add the options
acpi=off apic=off failsafe
by editing /boot/grub/menu.lst

After complete boot,
Press CTRL_ALT_F1
login
type
Code:
sudo mv /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.backup
to make a backup of the original file
Then type
Code:
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
look for he line

make it look lika


/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/sdb5
can be different in your case

safe the file reboot

Don't give up to fast.
did not work,got a message saying-> cannot stat '/boot/grub/menu.1st':no such file or directory
 
Old 07-12-2009, 10:13 AM   #21
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did not work,got a message saying-> cannot stat '/boot/grub/menu.1st':no such file or directory
It is
Quote:
/boot/grub/menu.lst
with the "l" from linux, not the "1" from one
 
Old 07-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #22
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It is


with the "l" from linux, not the "1" from one
HAHA,oops,my bad....thanks for you trouble!
 
Old 07-12-2009, 01:27 PM   #23
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Also, you can add the options
acpi=off apic=off failsafe
by editing /boot/grub/menu.lst

After complete boot,
Press CTRL_ALT_F1
login
type
Code:
sudo mv /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.backup
to make a backup of the original file
Then type
Code:
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
look for he line

make it look lika


/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/sdb5
can be different in your case

safe the file reboot

Don't give up to fast.
This caused me MAJOR problems!!!!!!!!!!! Could not access any of the 2 OS, the green grub menu did not show, eventually i reinstalled mint again,luckily it worked,but i think i have two mint7's installed now.

I am sick of Linux!,this was a very bad experience, can you pleas help me to get it uninstalled, i don't know how to do it.How can I go back to Windows only on my PC
 
Old 07-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #24
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Take a look at
http://quainttech.blogspot.com/2007/...ista-dual.html
 
  


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