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Old 02-08-2019, 10:52 AM   #1
tacosalad
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"Default boot device missing or boot failed" error (resolved)


Hello, I am trying to install Ubuntu MATE as I had an issue with Mint crashing. When I have the bootable USB in I am able to install it, but when I start up without the USB I get the error "Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery mediaand hit any key." If I don't insert the USB I get the options 1. yes or 2. no. If I do insert the USB I get 1. Linux (SCSI DISK) in addition to yes and no. Selecting Linux only lets me try out or reinstall, I can't boot Ubuntu MATE. I tried using boot-repair. I currently have no OS installed, tried UEFI and legacy, tried enabling and disabling secure boot. It seems like the OS is not installing to the HDD if I'm not mistaken, and I need to figure out how to mend that in order to boot Linux?

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Old 02-08-2019, 04:57 PM   #2
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If you already have boot repair, run it with the Create BootInfo Summary option and when it finishes, post the link you get here. You either installed it UEFI or Legacy so which was it?

The obvious question, did you remove the install usb and change the boot priority to the hard drive? If you did then obviously the Grub bootloader wasn't properly installed. Post the output of boot repair and someone might be able to help.

Where are you getting the options 1 or 2, yes or no? In the BIOS??
 
Old 02-08-2019, 08:46 PM   #3
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Default boot device missing or boot failed
It seems like the OS is not installing to the HDD
I once ran into this issue trying to install something to an eMMC drive on a small tablet with detachable keyboard. The eMMC chip was in protection mode, locked. Had to install mmc-utils in Ubuntu live and run appropriate command to unlock it.
 
Old 02-09-2019, 03:39 PM   #4
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I managed to fix my booting issue by getting it to install via legacy mode and not UEFI. Seems to be booting fine now!
 
  


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