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Old 09-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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Question GRUB boot loader


Hi there,

Linux noob here. I am sure this question is asked here many times already but "search" didn't lead me to the right direction. If anyone can do so, I'll appreciate it.
My friend made me install Mint 13 on my Vista comp. We created a 25 gb partition on vista then using a thumbdrive installed Mint 13. We chose to install it along with Vista.
Now the problem is when I reboot my comp, it automatically loads Vista without asking me which one I want to load, even when I "esc" during reboot. When I "esc" during reboot it gives me 2 choices HDD or CD-Rom and both leads to Vista again.
However, when I reboot the system while thumbdrive is in the USB and "esc" during reboot, I can chose USB from the menu and it brings "GRUB boot loader". Then I can choose Mint 13 and it works from there on. I can take out the memory stick once it is booted to Mint 13.
Any idea how to get "GRUB boot loader" menu without using thumbdrive?
Thanks for any information.

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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Next time you boot linux mint reinstall grub most likely it's installed to /dev/sdb it should be /dev/sda
 
Old 09-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Next time you boot linux mint reinstall grub most likely it's installed to /dev/sdb it should be /dev/sda
Thanks Eddy, I'll see how to do that.


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Old 09-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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Before running you need to see if you installed to hdd or to usb.
Post output of
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fdisk -l
Install grub
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grub-install sda
 
Old 09-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #5
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Before running you need to see if you installed to hdd or to usb.
Post output of
Install grub
This is what I'm getting:

~/Desktop $ fdisk -l
~/Desktop $ grub-install sda
unshare failed: Operation not permitted
rm: cannot remove `/boot/grub/915resolution.mod': Permission denied
~/Desktop $
 
Old 09-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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You have to do as root or using sudo
As root
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#fdisk -l
#grub-install /dev/sda
As user
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sudo fdisk -l
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
 
  


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