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Old 12-01-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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(Solved) Linux Mint 8 will not boot


After install Linux Mint 8 will not boot. I looked for grub and could not find it. If I install Linux Mint 7 every thing works fine. Is there a problem with 8.

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Old 12-01-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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is 8 using Grub2?

is there a grub.conf in /boot/grub ?
 
Old 12-01-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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As I understand it they are using Grub2 and that seems to the issue. I have not found a grub config.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 08:28 PM   #4
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maybe try re-installing Grub2 from the LiveCD?
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

http://www.techenclave.com/guides-an...ion-92883.html
 
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I tried everything on your post but it still won't boot. Linux Mint is loaded on a extended partition. /dev/sdb9. The message I get is Insert system disk and press any key. I'm not getting any response from Linux Mint forums at all. When I load Linux Mint 7 there are no problems. Do you know what they changed???
 
Old 12-04-2009, 06:21 AM   #6
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"they" didn't change anything - Ubuntu did.

As it is based on Karmic Koala - then yes - it does indeed use Grub2.

However, if Mint8 is giving you grief, then go back to Mint7,
especially if it did work for you.
 
Old 12-08-2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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It seems that any distro that's using Ubuntu 9.10 has to be on a primary partition. It can not be on an extended partition.
 
  


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