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Old 09-23-2010, 06:21 AM   #1
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Question boot failure

i have downloaded linux mint using a USB followed all instructions and removed the USB stick as requested but it failed to boot on restart. it boots ok with the stick connected. i have changed it to boot from the hard drive and still no joy. i can access the terminal when the stick is on and all i need are the instructions to enable it to boot without the usb stick.
Samsung N210 10.1 inch notebook
1GB Ram
250 HDD
came with windows 7 and i selected to use the whole disk when i installed Debian on it, the same when i installed mint and removed debian.
Old 09-23-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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Do you have a boot loader installed on your MBR on the first drive? grub or lilo?
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:19 AM   #4
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Hi all.

I know Dema from work. I believe that he doesn't have grub or lilo installed on the MBR and this is what is causing his issues, but I'm unsure on how to advise him how to install it.


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