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Old 02-12-2017, 05:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy Linux boots to a blank screen with a grey cursor

So I was running Windows 10 on my PC in local drive C partition of the HDD. I installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon on the other partition (E of the same HDD using Rufus while I was still running my Windows OS.

So when I later rebooted, the Linux OS boot over the Windows OS (My assumption is that the Linux bootloader had booting sequence from the Windows bootloader) and I am stuck on this grey screen with a blinking cursor.

I wanted to boot with a DVD later on and realized that the BIOS does not open even when I press F2. I have also tried the ALT+F10 command when powering up but Acer erecovery management does not work.

I have tried every possible solution on most forums and none of them seem to work for me.

IF ANYONE could help me at all, that would be great...
Old 02-15-2017, 03:42 AM   #2
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Plug out the hard drive in your laptop, it should provide you an option to go the BIOS then set the necessary settings to boot to DVD.


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