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Old 09-08-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
Leon14344
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No GRUB bootscreen after mint4win install on Win7


I recently re-formatted my laptop with Win7 Pro (official commercial version from MSDNAA, not the RC), and installed Mint7 using mint4win.

When prompted to reboot I did, and no bootloader appeared.

I previously had a Vista/Ubuntu dual boot going until the Win7 install restored the MBR.

Anyone know how I can get at this and solve it? It's quite annoying, as I need Mint to connect to wireless on my campus. Interestingly, Win7 won't connect due to network security, but all linux distros can connect easily with a little elbow grease.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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I recently re-formatted my laptop with Win7 Pro (official commercial version from MSDNAA, not the RC), and installed Mint7 using mint4win.

When prompted to reboot I did, and no bootloader appeared.

I previously had a Vista/Ubuntu dual boot going until the Win7 install restored the MBR.

Anyone know how I can get at this and solve it? It's quite annoying, as I need Mint to connect to wireless on my campus. Interestingly, Win7 won't connect due to network security, but all linux distros can connect easily with a little elbow grease.
Try the standard version of linux mint 7 it is a live and install cd
 
Old 09-08-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
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I didn't want to do a full install and further partition my hard drive (The ubuntu partition still shows up under Disk Managment, oddly), but it looks like i'll have to.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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OK but mint4win can it run without windows.
If Ubuntu is still there you can restore GRUB using a rescue CD or maybe there is a repair option on the UBUNTU CD
 
Old 09-08-2009, 10:39 PM   #5
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It's not there anymore, I formatted the partition.

Actually, i'm going to close the thread as I just reinstalled Ubuntu in it's old partition. Basically, as long as I have a form of linux i'm good. I tried mint because I was tired of Ubuntu, but now I see that it didn't really matter that much.
 
  


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