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Old 05-12-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
Fredster
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Unhappy Boot Problems


Hi! I'm Fredster and I'm new here. I installed Linux Mint 17.3 a couple of days ago, and it seems to have a boot loader problem. The only boot option it gives me is CD/DVD RAM. In order to start or restart I have to insert a (believe it or not) Windows 8.1 disk. After it boots up, I remove the disk and go about my business. I tried using escape and then the number 3, but I can't get any other boot option than CD/DVD. Is there a way to repair the boot loader?
Thanks for your help,
Fredster
 
Old 05-12-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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Can you boot and login to your Linux Mint OS or not?
Have you EFI bios setup (graphical bios, with mouse action etc)?
 
Old 05-12-2016, 04:44 PM   #3
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When I use the Windows disk it instructs me to press any key to load from the disk. If I don't press a key, it boots to Linux 17.3
I don't know how to set up EFI, but am willing to try anything you suggest.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 04:48 PM   #4
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How does you boot menu look like, is it a Linux boot menu or a BIOS menu?
Forget about EFI for the moment
 
Old 05-12-2016, 06:50 PM   #5
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Are both windows 10 and Mint installed using UEFI? It isn't clear what you can boot, windows or Mint or both with this process? If you can boot Mint, get the boot repair software from the link below. If you can boot only windows, download the iso and burn it to a CD and boot from it and select the option to Create BootInfo Summary and post a link with that information here.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
 
  


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