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Old 12-28-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 8 doesn't boot on Acer Netbook

I got a copy of Linux Mint 8 onto my USB key and it installed fine, but whenever I try to boot from GRUB, all I get is a black screen with a blinking white cursor. I suspect it's a kernel installation problem or a GRUB parameter issue, but I can boot Mint perfectly fine in recovery mode.

Any thoughts?
Old 12-28-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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Well, it did turn out to be something with grub. I removed the quiet and splash options and I was able to boot normally. After I applied all of the updates (including the kernel update), I was able to boot normally without having to append any of the grub options.

Oh well, thanks for looking.


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