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Old 11-24-2015, 05:38 PM   #1
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What is Arg1?


Just the other day I decided to see what was wrong with my Mint installation (version 17 Rafaela). Here's what the error message said.

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Cannot find arg1 in all drives. Press Alt+Ctrl+Del to restart.
There was also a list of hard drive divisions, and a line reading "BIOS: Drive=0x0, H=0, S=0". I'm running Windows 7 with (I think) EasyBCD as a boot manager. Please help.
 
Old 11-24-2015, 06:03 PM   #2
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It would be useful if you were to indicate exactly what you did to get that information?
 
Old 11-24-2015, 10:08 PM   #3
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When I start the laptop, it presents me with a choice of booting Windows or Mint. I chose Mint and the 'arg1' screen came up. Is there any way I could take a screenshot of the screens in question?
 
Old 11-24-2015, 10:25 PM   #4
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Is there any way I could take a screenshot of the screens in question?
Smartphone and upload to say imgur.com or postimage.org
 
Old 11-24-2015, 10:42 PM   #5
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did you by chance run or LET run all on it's own the Microsoft Windows Update??????

i am betting you did

i would reinstall grub2


by chance you did not use something like easyBCD did you ????
-- you are !

there is and never was a need for that
grub can boot windows JUST FINE

install grub2

not only can the FREE default grub2 bootloader boot windows
but will auto ASK you if you want it to at the time of install
and would AUTO add it ( and a nice fancy icon ) to the boot menu

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Old 11-25-2015, 01:02 AM   #6
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I am just curious what is an Arg1 is. Tried to search it google, doesn't find any relevant one.
 
Old 11-25-2015, 02:49 PM   #7
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Smartphone and upload to say imgur.com or postimage.org
The trouble with that is, I don't have a smartphone.

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by chance you did not use something like easyBCD did you ????
-- you are !

there is and never was a need for that
grub can boot windows JUST FINE
My brother didn't know that. Chill.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 03:49 PM   #8
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I'm sorry, all; it seems the relevant term is 'ang1', not 'arg1'. I found this thread about how to fix the problem, but then when I tried Mint couldn't mount /dev/sda5 from the terminal.
 
Old 01-14-2016, 12:00 AM   #9
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You have to be root to mount a drive. How did you try to mount /dev/sda5?
 
Old 01-14-2016, 07:58 AM   #10
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I did use sudo. The odd thing is, when I looked in GParted, it showed my extended partition as being mounted even though I'm running Mint from a USB key.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 03:49 PM   #11
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How did you try to mount /dev/sda5, what commands did you use, or what program? Sda5 is usually an extended parition, which can't be mounted as such. You mount the logical partitions inside the extended partition. GParted doesn't really show what is mounted, only existing partitions.
 
  


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