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Old 05-28-2019, 07:25 AM   #1
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Stuck on “Boot linux installation-19.1cinnamon-64bit” grub page


Mistakenly when I tried to install linuxmint I didn’t use a DVD or removable USB.
I put linuxmint installation straight onto the hard drive,

I quit the installation halfway through so didn't install it. But when I power on now I get a grub page saying :

“Boot linux installation-19.1cinnamon-64bit” which then loads the installation again unless I stop it.

I cannot get past this grub page and I want to load Windows 10 again.
My desktop is Lenovo H30-05

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Old 05-28-2019, 07:58 AM   #2
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Hi jjson, and welcome to LQ.

Are you saying that you now want to completely re-install Windows 10, replacing everything on your hard drive?

How did you "put linuxmint installation straight onto the hard drive"?
 
Old 05-28-2019, 08:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for your prompt reply.

I tried to put a dual boot of linuxmint alongside W.10 on Lenovo H30-05 desktop.
I followed this video, but i didn't put the installation onto a removable USB.
https://itsfoss.com/guide-install-li...-boot-windows/

Halfway through the installation I decided to quit because the partition I readied was labelled "unusable".

I just want to get Windows 10 back.

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Old 05-28-2019, 08:54 AM   #4
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you need a windows install dvd/usb look up how to repair the MBR and Bootlist for Windows and just follow the instructions, if you did not corrupt your Windows then you should be fine, just complete the steps to restore your boot sector for Windows.

If you did corrupt it, well you're still fine, because you have your install DVD/USB to do so.

If you do not have one, search for that too. Windows has a sight that you can use to create a bootable usb stick using one of there iso's. as far as the KEY needed, I am not sure where you are with that. mine is already logged on there servers so I no longer have to enter a KEY number to finish the install of windows.

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Old 05-28-2019, 11:09 AM   #5
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I followed this video, but i didn't put the installation onto a removable USB
The video explains how to put Mint on a usb in order to be able to boot the usb to install Mint. If you didn't do that, exactly what did you do? Did you use pendrivelinux on windows as explained at the site? If you did that and put Mint on your internal hard drive with windows, I hope you have a windows install DVD. What this does is put the Mint installer on the hard drive which probably overwrites everything. Not sure you can repair that if that is what you did.

Was your windows 10 an EFI install? Do you have any Linux 'Live" system you can use to gather information?

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Old 05-28-2019, 12:56 PM   #6
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I did it just as the video said but without using a USB.

I recently put a clone on it of W10 from the old machine I am using now.

If I have to do that again it wouldn't be so bad but how would I go about it with this grub page whenever I power on?
 
Old 05-29-2019, 04:39 AM   #7
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I did it just as the video said but without using a USB.
That could have worked if you had let the install finish and it was successful. You should have then been able to set that drive to first boot priority in the BIOS, booted it and used it to install Linux Mint to another drive. This has likely overwritten most of whatever you had on the disk but if you had personal data, it may be possible to recover some of it with software such as testdisk.

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If I have to do that again it wouldn't be so bad but how would I go about it with this grub page whenever I power on?
Since you have/had windows 10, it should have been an EFI install and you can go into the BIOS setup and set windows to first boot priority in the boot options. If that doesn't work or if it is not an EFI install, you will need a windows install disk or some recovery software for your version of windows 10. Should be able to get that at the microsoft site or some other reputable windows site.
 
  


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