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Old 11-11-2013, 04:10 AM   #16
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The mint15 on the external disk is not running, so any users/passwords from that are irrelevant to this process.

You need root priveleges on your live system to perform the commands, either by logging in as root with 'su' or (presumably) by using sudo to prefix the individual commands (not sure how this is dealt with in mint-live, but it should be documented on their site).
Ty I ran each command from the tutorial and am going to try to reboot now. will update this post after testing.

STILL got same "read error" upon booting to external so had to get back on my thumb drive.

what i did

sudo su -l
fdisk -l
mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/
mount -t proc none /mnt/proc
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
mount -t sysfs sys /mnt/sys
chroot /mnt/ /bin/bash
update-grub
/usr/sbin/grub-install --recheck --no-floppy /dev/sdc
sync & reboot

I assume I did that correctly changing from sda to what my externals were (sdc sdc1 etc etc)

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:26 AM   #17
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I've never used this: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/ but it looks cool and up to date, may what to try a major distro to run live for the fix...

Edit: missed your last post before putting this one.

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Old 11-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #18
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Hi,

I just wanted to check to make sure that you have changed the cmos boot order, something that simple could be the problem. I have found that something that simple can sometimes be the problem.

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #19
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Hi,

I just wanted to check to make sure that you have changed the cmos boot order, something that simple could be the problem. I have found that something that simple can sometimes be the problem.

Nbiser
you are refering to the boot order on the laptop no? If so yes I did that a while back. That is how I am posting questions right now

I am using a thumb drive atm with a test mint 15 and usb hdd is my first thing to boot in bios. regular hdd is the very last thing since I do not have that drive anymore

Due to how frustrating this is I WOULD just stick to the test mint but it does not have enough free space (1.4gb) and it does not save any progress like installs or anything so if the laptop were to shut off I would lose everything.... very frustrating how this external can store data just fine but refuses to run the os....

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