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Old 08-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Linux Installed, wrong GRUB appearing


Hello all, thanks for taking a look at this, I spent all of yesterday, and then stayed up til almost 3am trying to figure this thing out on my own and I have finally decided it's time to get help, before I was another day.

A quick background, for the past few months I've been running Windows 8/Ubuntu dual boot flawlessly. Windows started acting and constantly freezing, after looking into that for a week or so, I decided I am just going to go with Linux. However, I wanted to try Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. I installed from Live CD (which I am typing this to you on), formatting my SSD (which Windows was on) and mounting linux on that. I installed GRUB, but when I start up computer, my old Ubuntu GRUB shows up with Windows 8 and Ubuntu, meaning I cannot access Mint unless on the Live CD.

Anyone have any idea why my Linux Mint GRUB isn't showing up? Thanks in advance.

Edit: Ubuntu was not on the SSD, it was on my 1TB HDD

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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Where was grub installed to during the installation of Mint or was there errors while installing Mint? Running
Code:
sudo update-grub
in Ubuntu should give you a listing for Mint. Changing boot order of the drives could also fix you problem, but may induce other problems.

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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Great, seems to work as I am on Mint now and am no longer running from the Live CD. I considered that option last night, but my only problem is, since I have installed Mint, Ubuntu isn't working properly (I installed Mint on a completely separate hard drive than I did Ubuntu). It would take a long time to get to the login screen, and when it finally did, and I typed in my password, it would just show the purple background with nothing on it, but I managed to open up the terminal and do what you said.

With that though, if I want to get rid of Ubuntu, and just have Mint on my machine, will I have to reinstall everything, as GRUB is currently in Ubuntu?

Thanks so much.
 
Old 08-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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Also, does this mean every time I want to configure Grub I have to go into Ubuntu? What is the best way about making Mint my default OS, where I can do all that kind of stuff in there?
 
Old 08-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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You will have to install mint grub to the MBR of the drive that is first in boot order before uninstalling Ubuntu with
Code:
sudo install-grub /dev/hd?
sudo update-grub
 
  


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