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Old 07-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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two distros - only one available


I've been running Mint 13 very successfully. I wanted a second distro to act as backup and so installed Stella.

The trouble is that I can now boot from Stella but when I try to boot from Mint I get 'error 13 press any key to continue' When I press any key I'm sent back to boot from Stella.

Do I have to change something in Grub and, if I do, how do I do it, please.
Old 07-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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How did you install Stella? it may have overwritten your bootloader. I have never used stella and am not sure what its support is, I know Mint supports dual boot installs so if you installed Stella first then Mint it would have seen the exisiting bootloader and saved ur config and re-set it up but I don't believe Stella has that check from what I can see online.
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I installed Stella second, after Mint. I think you must be right about Stella overwriting. I'm going to install Mint again, this time in the partition that holds Stella - this way I should have two Mints, both working.

Then, I'll make up my mind about two distros. Stella seems rather too techie for me.

I'll let you know what happens
Old 07-09-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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Well, i've given up on the idea of two distros. I couldn't get them working together so I overwrote Stella with PcLinuxOS. That seemed okay - until I updated. It then gave me too many problems.

So I back to having Mint 13 as the one and only.

Thanks for your reply.


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