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Old 07-02-2014, 05:15 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JeremyBoden View Post
My normal.mod file is located at
Code:
/boot/grub/normal.mod
and I am using mint...
I don't have any architecture dependent directories (such as i-386) on my machine.
I'm not saying this makes your config wrong though!!!

BTW I'm using a "legacy boot" configuration - not a UEFI boot configuration.

Since you say it worked for one boot, did anything happen that issued warnings or errors?
not really, i tried the grub install thing when i had ubuntu multiple times without it working, it only seemed to work that one time when i rebooted using the terminal, i suppose the only thing that happened was the next morning when i rebooted it was at the grub menu and so i tried typing boot becuase i didn't really know what to do, it then said that i needed to load the kernal first, i searched on the internet about it and one thread suggested that it would be best to reinstall.

Last edited by beenlord; 07-02-2014 at 05:40 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 05:42 PM   #17
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and here is my grub config

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
if [ "${next_entry}" ] ; then
set default="${next_entry}"
set next_entry=
save_env next_entry
set boot_once=true
else
set default="0"
fi

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}
function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
function load_video {
if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
insmod all_video
else
insmod efi_gop
insmod efi_uga
insmod ieee1275_fb
insmod vbe
insmod vga
insmod video_bochs
insmod video_cirrus
fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 d9ba528d-def9-4e97-a048-a306ba4694c2
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root d9ba528d-def9-4e97-a048-a306ba4694c2
fi
font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
set gfxmode=auto
load_video
insmod gfxterm
set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
set lang=en_GB
insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ] ; then
set timeout=-1
else
if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
set timeout_style=hidden
set timeout=0
# Fallback hidden-timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is
# unavailable.
elif sleep --interruptible 0 ; then
set timeout=0
fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
set gfxpayload="$1"
if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then
set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
else
set vt_handoff=
fi
}
if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry 'Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit, 3.13.0-24-generic (/dev/sda1)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 d9ba528d-def9-4e97-a048-a306ba4694c2
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root d9ba528d-def9-4e97-a048-a306ba4694c2
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=d9ba528d-def9-4e97-a048-a306ba4694c2 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit, 3.13.0-24-generic (/dev/sda1) -- recovery mode' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 d9ba528d-def9-4e97-a048-a306ba4694c2
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root d9ba528d-def9-4e97-a048-a306ba4694c2
fi
 
Old 07-02-2014, 06:03 PM   #18
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Mint 17 has the normal.mod file in /boot/grub/i386-pc. That was not the case with earlier versions.

Take a look at the link below. It is the Ubuntu forums but Mint is derived from it so it might work. If you have the i386-pc folder it means it should be legacy boot an not uefi.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/38646...n-ubuntu-13-10
 
Old 07-03-2014, 05:17 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yancek View Post
Mint 17 has the normal.mod file in /boot/grub/i386-pc. That was not the case with earlier versions.

Take a look at the link below. It is the Ubuntu forums but Mint is derived from it so it might work. If you have the i386-pc folder it means it should be legacy boot an not uefi.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/38646...n-ubuntu-13-10
i tried the first solution with no luck, i can't remember the exact error but i think its something to do with a web adress not being whitelisted hence stopping it from downloading the necessery files
 
Old 07-03-2014, 08:21 AM   #20
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You shouldn't be messing with an internet solution that requires whitelists, at least at this stage.
Can you say that the internet connection was working at all?

You can check this by booting from the Mint DVD as a live disk (no install).
You should be able to configure your wireless so that firefox can access a few well known web sites.
If you cannot, any attempt to install is doomed.
 
Old 07-03-2014, 10:03 AM   #21
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You shouldn't be messing with an internet solution that requires whitelists, at least at this stage.
Can you say that the internet connection was working at all?

You can check this by booting from the Mint DVD as a live disk (no install).
You should be able to configure your wireless so that firefox can access a few well known web sites.
If you cannot, any attempt to install is doomed.
sorry i may have said that wrong, my internet works fine its just when i tried it i got this error: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...ntu1_amd64.deb Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'

so i assumed it had something to do with a security feature like a list of safe websites or something
 
Old 07-03-2014, 02:41 PM   #22
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http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...ntu1_amd64.deb is certainly a valid URL (works for me)

It contains a package that says:-
Quote:
Package: os-prober
Version: 1.63ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Installed-Size: 143
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4)
Section: utils
Priority: extra
Description: utility to detect other OSes on a set of drives
This package detects other OSes available on a system and outputs the
results in a generic machine-readable format.
Original-Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
 
Old 07-03-2014, 04:27 PM   #23
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Have you tried? http://askubuntu.com/questions/26642...-mod-not-found
 
Old 07-08-2014, 10:24 AM   #24
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yes, i used that solution to get ubuntu working for that single boot before it went to the grub menu on all subsiquent boots, thats part of the reason i tried mint, because i hoped it would work better as well as the fact it had a start menu (sorry for my absence by the way, i just got a new gtx 660 so i've been testing it out)
 
Old 07-15-2014, 08:09 PM   #25
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i assume i'm going to have to reinstall considering i have new hardware
 
Old 07-16-2014, 06:14 AM   #26
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No.
Linux is not Windows...
 
Old 07-16-2014, 09:03 AM   #27
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No.
Linux is not Windows...
well thats certainly good to hear
 
Old 07-18-2014, 04:39 PM   #28
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good news! i tried installing from a fresh iso download and it booted! i want to wait a day or two to make sure it still works before marking the thread as solved, but i want to say thanks to you all for your willingness to assist me with this problem. so thanks everyone
 
Old 07-20-2014, 04:03 PM   #29
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and it died when i tried updating it, i've tried reinstalling it but it didn't work so i'm trying out xubuntu to see if that works betterd
 
Old 07-20-2014, 06:42 PM   #30
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What method did you use for the update that killed the original install?

Is it possible that this was flawed???
 
  


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