Mint 7 Instal from Labs CD re-boots to GRUB error 18
Newbie talking here
Had Mandriva, wanted to add Mint7,tried directdownloadfile, which each time installed 2.3 of 2.5Gb. then bought CD.
Installed that side-by-side in a partitioning mess with the 3 unsuccesful 2.3s (which it called ubuntu), 'cos didnt want to lose Mandriva.
Grub error 18 on restart.
Then tried clean instal.
Re-installed mandriva side-by-side
clean installed mandriva
working, back to where I started!
The Mint CD works fine as diskdriveOS, but not as onboard OS.
The partitioning shown now is normal looking just Mandriva and Swap and 140G free etc.
I see some ref.s here to Grub errors, but nothing I can understand.
When bootloading stops at error 18, there's a cursor there which looks as tho there's something useful I could type in?
I will now start finding out where to find out how to write something to a partition! I'll start in control centre.
Or maybe from the Mint disk I can control something.
Mint is a fork of Ubuntu .
So if you have not change anything during install it writes GRUB in MBR of sda
Unless you give told her to do different
How many drives do you have ?
Check this thread.
only one drive. Anyway I now have mint installed ok EXCEPT for accessing net, and I couls get net on mandriva, but it won't instal because of grub18.
BUT I'm happy to stay with Mint on my lowpowered laptop. Only problem: although it says connection established (three bars) all websites return message in firefox: "please check connection, spelling, DNS servers etc.
I don't know about DNS servers.
I used to get this response in firefox with Windows and could often fix with "Tools - Delete Private Data". But that doesn't work.
So I think there is a setting wrong somewhere.
So I am at library every few days now to see if anyone can help with Optus3g function in firefox.
Should I take this question to another thread?
Also I have lost my list of applications in menu.
Thanks, I'll be back here in 3 days.
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