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Old 09-25-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
silversquid
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Question grub2 error on linux mint 16


hi people thats my first question here

i searched the foruns for solutions that but nothing solved my problem

error: file "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod" not found,

___________________________________________________________________________

i built a new system on asus mb h97.. installed windows 7 and then linux mint 16 (17 crashed on instalation)

they were working great (only windows booting normally, linux had to be choosen from uefi bios) until i tried to setup grub2 to boot

have tried already every solution found on many foruns like using chroot, reinstall linux, reinstall grub2, swap to grub legacy, go back to MBR

boot OS are on ssd and i dont know how to disable secure boot on uefi

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

i have the following message on boot:

error: file "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod" not found,
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

anyone ? thanks
 
Old 09-25-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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Mint 16 is no longer supported and you will not be able to receive any updates or install software in the usual manner, Software Cetnter or apt-get. Mint 13 and 17 are still supported.

Are you using uefi for windows 7? You should not have to disable Secure Boot from what I have read but I don't use it so can't verify that. If you use uefi for one system, you need it for both and vice versa. Probably the best step to take is boot the Mint installation medium and go to the site below and download/run the bootinfoscript. Post the output, a results.txt file and someone should be able to help you.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
 
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:57 AM   #3
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Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
in partition 94 for .
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
=> No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc.
=> Syslinux MBR (3.61-4.03) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdd.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Linux Mint 16 Petra
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sdb2: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files:

sdb3: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files:

sdb4: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files: /grub/grub.cfg

sdb5: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdb6: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files:

sdc1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sdd1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ........>..sr>........s.9...0...~.....~...f...M.f.f....f..0~....>E}.u......
Boot sector info: Syslinux looks at sector 2526008 of /dev/sdd1 for its
second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the directory.
No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg
/efi/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 293,038,079 293,036,032 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2 293,040,126 390,717,439 97,677,314 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 293,040,128 390,717,439 97,677,312 83 Linux


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 3000.6 GB, 3000592982016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 364801 cylinders, total 5860533168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sdb1 1 4,294,967,295 4,294,967,295 ee GPT


GUID Partition Table detected.

Partition Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors System
/dev/sdb1 34 262,177 262,144 Microsoft Reserved Partition (Windows)
/dev/sdb2 264,192 1,953,685,503 1,953,421,312 Data partition (Windows/Linux)
/dev/sdb3 1,953,685,504 3,907,106,815 1,953,421,312 Data partition (Windows/Linux)
/dev/sdb4 3,907,106,816 3,911,106,559 3,999,744 Data partition (Linux)
/dev/sdb5 3,911,106,560 3,919,106,047 7,999,488 Swap partition (Linux)
/dev/sdb6 3,919,106,048 1,674,442,751-2,244,663,296 Data partition (Linux)

Drive: sdc _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdc: 15.6 GB, 15623782400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1899 cylinders, total 30515200 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sdc1 2,048 30,512,128 30,510,081 83 Linux


Drive: sdd _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdd: 8021 MB, 8021606400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 975 cylinders, total 15667200 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sdd1 * 2,048 15,664,128 15,662,081 b W95 FAT32


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 7934CE041D9C5E58 ntfs OS
/dev/sda5 ecfdc7be-85a8-43be-9209-bfaa40caaf51 ext4
/dev/sdb2 8CCA893CCA892394 ntfs Main Data
/dev/sdb3 9C761E9A761E756C ntfs 2nd Data
/dev/sdb4 eebea837-2146-48e0-bf78-e123b478a97c ext4
/dev/sdb5 dd4ca2b8-07f3-4204-a0f3-5c212f102c84 swap
/dev/sdb6 9c671a36-b3fc-4a3c-9631-6580209ec7ec ext4
/dev/sdd1 CAA7-0E0F vfat

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sdb3 /media/mint/2nd Data fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
/dev/sdb6 /media/mint/9c671a36-b3fc-4a3c-9631-6580209ec7ec ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdd1 /cdrom vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)


=========================== sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
insmod all_video
else
insmod efi_gop
insmod efi_uga
insmod ieee1275_fb
insmod vbe
insmod vga
insmod video_bochs
insmod video_cirrus
fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 ecfdc7be-85a8-43be-9209-bfaa40caaf51
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root ecfdc7be-85a8-43be-9209-bfaa40caaf51
fi
font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
set gfxmode=auto
load_video
insmod gfxterm
set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
set lang=en_US
insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
set gfxpayload="$1"
if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then
set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
else
set vt_handoff=
fi
}
if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ "x${timeout}" != "x-1" ]; then
if keystatus; then
if keystatus --shift; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=0
fi
else
if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
set timeout=0
fi
fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
menuentry 'System setup' $menuentry_id_option 'uefi-firmware' {
fwsetup
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=ecfdc7be-85a8-43be-9209-bfaa40caaf51 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /boot was on /dev/sdb4 during installation
UUID=eebea837-2146-48e0-bf78-e123b478a97c /boot ext4 defaults 0 2
# /home was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
UUID=9c671a36-b3fc-4a3c-9631-6580209ec7ec /home ext4 defaults 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
UUID=dd4ca2b8-07f3-4204-a0f3-5c212f102c84 none swap sw 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)


============================= sdb4/grub/grub.cfg: ==============================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
insmod all_video
else
insmod efi_gop
insmod efi_uga
insmod ieee1275_fb
insmod vbe
insmod vga
insmod video_bochs
insmod video_cirrus
fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 ecfdc7be-85a8-43be-9209-bfaa40caaf51
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root ecfdc7be-85a8-43be-9209-bfaa40caaf51
fi
font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
set gfxmode=auto
load_video
insmod gfxterm
set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
set lang=en_AU
insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
set gfxpayload="$1"
if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then
set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
else
set vt_handoff=
fi
}
if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry 'Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit, 3.11.0-12-generic (/dev/sdb4)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_gpt
insmod ext2
set root='hd1,gpt4'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd1,gpt4 --hint-efi=hd1,gpt4 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,gpt4 eebea837-2146-48e0-bf78-e123b478a97c
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root eebea837-2146-48e0-bf78-e123b478a97c
fi
linux /vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic root=UUID=ecfdc7be-85a8-43be-9209-bfaa40caaf51 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit, 3.11.0-12-generic (/dev/sdb4) -- recovery mode' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod gzio
insmod part_gpt
insmod ext2
set root='hd1,gpt4'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd1,gpt4 --hint-efi=hd1,gpt4 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,gpt4 eebea837-2146-48e0-bf78-e123b478a97c
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root eebea837-2146-48e0-bf78-e123b478a97c
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 3.11.0-12-generic ...'
linux /vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic root=UUID=ecfdc7be-85a8-43be-9209-bfaa40caaf51 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ "x${timeout}" != "x-1" ]; then
if keystatus; then
if keystatus --shift; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=0
fi
else
if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
set timeout=0
fi
fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
menuentry 'System setup' $menuentry_id_option 'uefi-firmware' {
fwsetup
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sdb4: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)


=========================== sdd1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=auto
insmod efi_gop
insmod efi_uga
insmod gfxterm
terminal_output gfxterm
fi

set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray

menuentry "Start Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit" {
set gfxpayload=keep
linux /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/linuxmint.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=${iso_path} quiet splash --
initrd /casper/initrd.lz
}
menuentry "Start Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit (compatibility mode)" {
linux /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/linuxmint.seed boot=casper xforcevesa iso-scan/filename=${iso_path} ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --
initrd /casper/initrd.lz
}
menuentry "Check the integrity of the medium" {
linux /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper integrity-check iso-scan/filename=${iso_path} quiet splash --
initrd /casper/initrd.lz
}
menuentry "Test memory" {
linux16 /casper/memtest
}
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

============================== sdd1/syslinux.cfg: ==============================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
default menu.c32
prompt 0
menu title UNetbootin
timeout 100

label unetbootindefault
menu label Default
kernel /ubnkern
append initrd=/ubninit file=/cdrom/preseed/linuxmint.seed boot=casper quiet splash --

label ubnentry0
menu label Start Linux Mint
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/linuxmint.seed boot=casper quiet splash --

label ubnentry1
menu label Start in compatibility mode
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/linuxmint.seed boot=casper xforcevesa nomodeset b43.blacklist=yes ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --

label ubnentry2
menu label Integrity check
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz boot=casper integrity-check quiet splash --

label ubnentry3
menu label Memory test
kernel /casper/memtest
append initrd=/ubninit

label ubnentry4
menu label Boot from local drive
kernel /ubnkern
append initrd=/ubninit

label ubnentry5
menu label Start Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/linuxmint.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=${iso_path} quiet splash --

label ubnentry6
menu label Start Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit (compatibility mode)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/linuxmint.seed boot=casper xforcevesa iso-scan/filename=${iso_path} ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --

label ubnentry7
menu label Check the integrity of the medium
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz boot=casper integrity-check iso-scan/filename=${iso_path} quiet splash --

label ubnentry8
menu label Test memory
kernel /ubnkern
append initrd=/ubninit

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sdd1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)


================= sdd1: Location of files loaded by Syslinux: ==================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)


============== sdd1: Version of COM32(R) files used by Syslinux: ===============

menu.c32 : COM32R module (v4.xx)

=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

cat: /tmp/BootInfo-EdrT0soo/Tmp_Log: No such file or directory
cat: /tmp/BootInfo-EdrT0soo/Tmp_Log: No such file or directory
cat: /tmp/BootInfo-EdrT0soo/Tmp_Log: No such file or directory
cat: /tmp/BootInfo-EdrT0soo/Tmp_Log: No such file or directory
No volume groups found
 
Old 09-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #4
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You have grub installed to the master boot record of sda with windows on sda1 and Mint 16 on sda5. The grub.cfg file (grub menu) on sda5 does not have any menuentries??

You have windows code in the mbr of sdb and windows partitions on sdb2 and sdb3 and a Linux partition on sdb4 which does not appear to have the proper files. The grub.cfg and other files are on sdb4. The device sdb (3TB drive) has a GPT partition table, the 250GB does not. Do you have multiple installation of different windows versions or those data partitions for windows?
 
Old 09-26-2014, 10:10 PM   #5
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locked inside mint 16 usb

thank you yancek!

i divided ssd in 2

150 GB for windows 7 and 100 GB for linux

they were running all right until i tried to set up grub2

from this moment on i had that message on boot

error: file "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod" not found,
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

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to fix that i tried to resinstall linux many times with different partitions configuration even divided the linux ssd partition again (50GB) but never worked

all the other partitions like boot swap and home i did on hd


now i'm locked inside linux mint 16 usb boot..... i have two other empty usb (exFat) there i'm trying to burn mint 17 or windows 7 but they cannot be mount, linux cant read them anymore nor even format to another kind of file system

i also cant run unetbootin anymore because after installation is asking for extlinux, which i couldn't install because crashed

fuck i really screwed it! i have my wife's old macbook where i have unetbootin and downloading mint 17 by now

do i have any chance ?

should i use the macbook to burn windows 7 in the usb and fix the mbr , since i have the iso file ?

will i ever fix that ??
 
Old 09-27-2014, 08:09 AM   #6
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You have windows code in the master boot record of the 3TB drive, do you have a windows install on that drive? You have a Reserved partition there so I would think so. If that is the case, try setting this drive to first boot priority in the BIOS. If no windows is installed on that drive, if that is just a data partition it won't work.

If you are having problems with unetbootin, you should be able to use the dd command to put Mint 17 on the flash drive. The link below explains and gives an example of its use on Linux as well as Mac. Don't know about windows.

http://wiki.networksecuritytoolkit.o..._Images_To_USB
 
Old 09-27-2014, 07:34 PM   #7
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Thumbs up all fixed

hey yancek i really appreciate your help, it is fixed now....

your time has been precious for me

i finally reformated and set up the partitions straight

all the best!


regards

matt
 
  


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