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Old 11-19-2017, 05:01 AM   #1
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No bootable device, linux mint installed (acer)

Hello, I've just installed Linux Mint on my laptop (never done it before) and after reboot all I see is "No bootable device". Linux Mint is installed correctly, because when I boot from disk the installer detects it. I'm sure there is something simple i'm missing here.
Looked for help on the internet and found that you have to add linux as trusted for boot from the bios menu, but the option is missing for me (not greyed out) even after I set the supervisor password as suggested.
Linux is installed on HDD, there is no Windows anymore. In the boot order HDD is the topmost option. I hope i'm not locked out of my computer. Maybe there are some diagnostic commands I should run to get more info?
Old 11-19-2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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There's a few reasons it may not have worked. PC's newer than M$ win 8 have a bios option to allow M$ windows on this pc, that needs to be unchecked. Secondly on the forums there seems to be mention of a change between legacy boot and UFEI? i'm no expert but try enabling legacy boot. is your HDD still a boot device?
Old 11-19-2017, 07:22 PM   #3
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Maybe you are repond : no when system asking to install grub master, than should be install it manually
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Did you install it as legacy? and where did you install the bootloader?
Old 11-20-2017, 04:11 AM   #5
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Hello again!
1) My laptop is quite new - about 3 months
2) I don't have any relevant BIOS options available (they're missing, not greyed out)
3) I did not install as legacy
4) My HDD is listed in the boot menu as first device, i'm assuming that means it's a boot device
5) I have no idea about the bootloader, I used default settings in the GUI installer that comes with mint
6) How do I enable legacy boot? I can boot in legacy from the DVD disk but the only difference is that my cursor doesn't work.

As a temporary measure, I'm planning to install windows 10 back. Is it possible to burn the windows iso to the disk that I'm booting from? The way I understand it, booting from disk makes the OS run purely from RAM. Otherwise, I'm pretty much stuck.


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