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Old 04-03-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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Linux Mint 17.1 MATE blinking cursor error, no grub menu


Hello, when I boot linux mint mate 17.1 from my live cd usb, it works perfect (no internet connection for some reason?) I install it successfully all is good untill I reboot. I get my bios screen like any other OS but then I go straight to a blinking cursor screen. control alt delete still reboots the system but there is no button I havent tried to push/hold down to try to get open a grub menu. There is a fix that seems to work for some people (located at bottom) but since i get it to connect to my wireless internet it doesnt work for me. Thanks in advance for all help! P.S I do have an AMD processor and a radeon hd 5450 graphics card if that's relevant. Thanks for all help!

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
sudo boot-repair
 
Old 04-03-2015, 11:13 PM   #2
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No internet at all - not ethernet nor wifi ?. From the liveCD open a terminal and post the output from this
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sudo lshw -class network
The flashing cursor means it can't find the grub code. Boot-repair should fix it, but it seems to be sometimes yes, sometimes not. If you do get to run it post the link to the info it generates. Need to fix that network first.
 
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To all who also have this error the solution is here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...193292&start=0
 
  


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