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Old 07-16-2014, 02:25 AM   #1
AbhimanyuAryan
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Lightbulb Linux Mint 17 could not boot


I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1 clone image via clonezilla.

dev/sdc2 (NTFS) dev/sdc3 (NTFS)

then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ and swap file. Then i putted bootloader in root/ (sdc2 ext4 /). After install when i choose to boot from external hard drive. A message show up on screen saying couldn't find operating system. Press ctrl+Alt+dlt. Whats wrong? Please help me fix this
 
Old 07-16-2014, 04:36 AM   #2
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did you set MBR and grub?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1
OK, so you have windows 8 on the first partition of that drive.

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clone image via clonezilla.
Cloned an image of what? Not windows 8 as that is on another partition of the drive, right?

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then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ and swap file. Then i putted bootloader in root/ (sdc2 ext4 /
So you then created these partitions for Linux, was that during the installation process? And which of the 500+ distributions of Linux might you be using? If you put the bootloader on sdc2, the Linux partition, did you manually configure the windows 8 bootloader with third party software to boot Linux? If you did not do that and did not put the Grub bootloader in the mbr, there is no way to boot it. Are you using uefi or mbr to boot windows 8?
 
  


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