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Old 11-14-2017, 08:45 PM   #16
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broken
brokeN?.....

that sucks, why? how?


mint is the only os on the laptop


there's no way to boot from usb -- https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...27-4175611742/


what other ways are there to fix mint?

why it works randomly yesterday? but update doesn't?
 
Old 11-14-2017, 08:47 PM   #17
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mint has a 'recovery' & 'upstart' options on the thing that starts up when you start up the laptop

is it bad?

why wasn't it suggested?

is it cos it's bad?
 
Old 11-14-2017, 08:52 PM   #18
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So basically what you are saying is that your computer has been "completely dysfunctional, crashes and freeze randomly" since August. Maybe it is a broken computer? Have you thought about buying a new computer with Windows or Mac OS?
 
Old 11-14-2017, 08:54 PM   #19
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mint has a 'recovery' & 'upstart' options on the thing that starts up when you start up the laptop

is it bad?

why wasn't it suggested?

is it cos it's bad?
Recovery mode is not "bad" but it is very powerful. If you are not careful, you can make things worse.

First I need to know whether you have backups of your data. I don't want to make things worse for you.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:30 PM   #20
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Maybe we are not explaining it well.

I think you are saying that you have an unbootable system is that correct?
Two ways to go usually. One is to try to fix what you have and two is replace with new OS.

Fixing an unbootable system may be beyond newer users skill level. One could try to see if they can get to any place on the boot and then use a live cd to see what reported maybe. There might be a way to get pass error. Might be a way to boot to single user mode.
May be possible to use repair disk to check the filesystem.

You and others have mentioned the mount issue. That might be possible to fix using live boot or at least inspect what you have.
 
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:19 AM   #21
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since August

no since like feburby,

or jan or something liek that

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Old 11-15-2017, 01:20 AM   #22
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Maybe it is a broken

no its mint

its 100% mint

mint = evil

lenovo = evil

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Old 11-15-2017, 01:22 AM   #23
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backups of your data

there's noting important on the computer,

there's nothing important on any computers

ok so how to get mint working so at least computer works?

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Old 11-15-2017, 09:59 AM   #24
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I think you have two good options. You should decide which option is your comfort zone:

1. Start a new thread with a title descriptive of the actual problem. Something like: "Linux Mint 18 won't boot and gives startup error." Make sure to post the full error message. Somebody who is an expert on Linux Mint boot problems will see your post and give you advice. Currently you are not getting good advice in this thread, because your thread title is not descriptive of the actual problem (that you can't boot Linux Mint).

or

2. Use a Linux Mint Live DVD or Live USB to completely reinstall Linux Mint and start over again from scratch. Since you say "there's nothing important on the computer" this should be an acceptable solution. I see from your other thread you had trouble using Unetbootin. So this time, don't use Unetbootin. Instead, try these instructions from the Linux Mint developers: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744

Good luck whichever option you decide!
 
Old 11-15-2017, 10:13 AM   #25
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no its mint

its 100% mint

mint = evil

lenovo = evil
If you truly believe this, then why have you been struggling with this "evil" problem since January? Why not install Windows on your Lenovo, or replace the Lenovo with a new Asus/Dell/Acer/HP/Apple/etc. computer that will better fit your needs?

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Old 11-15-2017, 07:53 PM   #26
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two good options

this error is not specific to mint, they have it other linux version, didnt you check?

the link linked says clearly that the laptop does not boot usb

also that page is from 5-4 years ago -- and the most recent comment says it doesnt work


any other solutions?


you cant install windows due to the mint / lenovo problem


any other solutions?

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Old 11-15-2017, 08:38 PM   #27
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this error is not specific to mint, they have it other linux version, didnt you check?

the link linked says clearly that the laptop does not boot usb

also that page is from 5-4 years ago -- and the most recent comment says it doesnt work


any other solutions?


you cant install windows due to the mint / lenovo problem


any other solutions?
If you truly cannot access the BIOS at all, and your computer truly cannot boot from USB, and your computer truly cannot boot from DVD (having exhausted ALL options) then your computer is broken. There is something wrong with it. You should replace your broken computer, or take it to a computer shop. Perhaps if you take it to a computer shop, they can install Windows for you, then you won't have to use Mint any more?

I hope you get some good replies to your "Linux Mint won't boot" thread. There are some VERY smart people here at LinuxQuestions. If it is possible to repair your Linux Mint boot, we will help you, don't panic.

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Old 11-15-2017, 09:30 PM   #28
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I think we are stuck in a communications gap.

When I hear a phrase like won't boot I assume there is no power but you may mean you can get some power to get to pre-post or past. Maybe we need to break down the problem to well described issues.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 10:23 PM   #29
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I agree we are stuck in a communications gap. OP provided very, very little, incredibly incomplete information about what appears to be multiple problems. I have tried to help OP with other threads of his in the past and the structure of his posts leaves a lot to be desired.

He says
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can't boot from usb - so using 'UNetbootin'
which is a live usb creation utility, and then goes on to describe what you'd typically see when booting linux.

He then describes an error
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> ERROR: '/deve/disk/by-label/' device did not show up after 30 secondds...'
given the typo's and incomplete information, I'm assuming he was handcopying the information. I suggested on that thread the same I did when he again mentioned that problem in this one which he never replied to.

And then this thread starts off
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what's all the diagnostics programs to run typically on a laptop?

ill just run those diagnoistics and see if it says anything

mint doesnt update

some error, long

mint 18.1
OP needs to clarify exactly the steps he's taking and what's going wrong, chronologically.
 
Old 11-16-2017, 05:07 PM   #30
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He then describes an error

this thread is seperate from the other thread

this startup error happened on the day i made that comment on this thread

ok so we have the error, how to fix it?

someone mentioned what it may mean, what do you think it means?

and how to fix this error since that's the focus
 
  


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