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Old 10-08-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
golightly
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Mint install booting into grub?


I'm a novice at this. I installed Mint 13 Cinnamon onto a separate hard drive and it now boots into a blank screen with a Grub cursor with instructions to use the Tab key for keywords. When I entered the word 'boot' it replied ' no loaded kernel'.
I would really appreciate any advice as I haven't got a clue.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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Did you install the Mint Grub bootloader to the master boot record of that drive? Do you have that drive set to first boot priority? What else is on the system and what bootloader and OS are you using to try to boot?
 
Old 10-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Yancek, I simply followed the screen prompts to install on a specific drive as the only OS on that drive and I did change the BIOS to give that drive priority. I normally dual boot with Windows XP on one drive and Mint 11 on a second drive. For this installation I wanted to try Mint 13 safely on a third, external drive which already had Mint 8 on it. I agreed for the Mint 13 installation to delete all existing files systems first.
Hope this makes sense.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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I would suggest you go to the site below and download the bootinfoscript. If you don't have any Linux OS installed, do it from the Mint CD. Read the instructions on how to run it and if you don't understand the output (results.txt file) post it here and someone should be able to help.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
 
Old 10-09-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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Thanks Yancek I'll give it a try.
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