mint then lubuntu won't boot after fresh install
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 30, 2012
I installed linux mint 12 LXDE on a Dell Inspiron 2650 using a USB flash drive (also had a broken cd drive, so had to load plop boot manager on a floppy to tell it to look at USB).
It loaded as long as I put the option acpi=off in the boot options.
Then I installed, restarted the laptop and it's just a black screen.
Then I installed lubuntu 12.04 without removing mint, restart still black screen.
Thanks for any help with this craziness. Forgive me if it's simple, I'm a bit new to Linux.
Here are the results from bootinfoscript:
Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
for (,msdos6)/boot/grub on this drive.
=> Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
Multidisk, multiboot system does not boot after fresh install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 15, 2011
Hi, I originally asked this question on FedoraForum, but I'm lead to believe this could be a Linux/Grub issue in general, so I ask here.
After going through the installation process from a Fedora LiveUSB, I am unable to boot into it and instead am greeted by a blinking unresponsive cursor in the top-left of the screen.
The only interesting thing about the install process is that I have two SATA hard disks: a primary (Windows) and a slave (Linux). Rather than have bootloaders compete with each other, near the end of the installation process I chose to install GRUB on "the first partition of sdb1". This way I have separate bootloaders for each disk, and can control which OS boots simply by changing the boot order in the BIOS.
A response in the other topic mentioned that doing so would also change the device nodes of disks and I'd have to first set up GRUB with only one disk installed so that it sees only one disk.
However I find it hard to believe that:
Linux Mint 15 refusing to boot after errorless install
location: linuxexchange.com - date: January 1, 1970
Installed Mint on a brand new Lenovo Z585 Ideapad alongside the pre-installed Windows 8. Everything seemed to go fine, until the reboot, which simply dumped me at a Grub prompt.
I tried the usual ls investigations, but my Mint partition (/dev/sda9) returns an error along the lines of "invalid file name ''." - sorry I can't be more precise right now.
I've booted back into the LiveCD and run boot-repair, which generated the following summary - http://paste2.org/Owy3XNpH.
os-prober recognises my Windows installs (the real install and the recovery thinger), but no Mint.
As far as I can see, browsing the partition through the live cd, the install itself is fine, but I'm more than willing to be corrected. Can anyone help?
Boot problem after fresh install of Lubuntu 13.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 20, 2013
I have freshly installed Lubuntu 13.10 on an old Advent laptop (1000 MB RAM) which was previously running Ubuntu 12.04. I changed because I felt Unity was a bit heavy for this machine and was quite slow. The installation appeared to have carried through successfully (in fact it told me it had).
However, the new installation does not boot successfully. After the splash screen I get an endlessly repeating black screen with the following:
* Starting LightDM Display Manager (OK)
* Stopping Send an event to indicate plymouth is up (OK)
Any suggestions gratefully received.
missing /boot/grub after fresh install of Ubuntu 8.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 9, 2008
I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition on my Acer Aspire 5100 laptop. But the problem is when I reboot Ubuntu is not listed in the boot-menu items. On further inspection I found that /boot/grub was not created. So how do I install grub?
Mint 12, grub recovery> error after fresh install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 10, 2012
Well after 3 days, 5 windows 7 mbr repairs and at least 10 reinstalls I finally got Mint 12 installed on it's own external usb 3.0 seagate hard drive and it boots like it should.
it appears that a lot of people are getting this grub recovery> error along with something about file system not being reconized. Most people have been saying to reinstall grub2 by way of chroot and a live cd. Well i managed to not to do that.
First my system is an MSI GT660R laptop. Very well equiped. 6 gig memory (DDR 3), intel i7 quad, geforce gtx285m video card, 2 500 gig hard drives on a raid 0. Recently I got a Seagate 1 TB USB 3.0 external hard disk drive for a fresh install of linux mint 12. Was trying for Ubuntu 11.10 but had simular issues with grub rescue>.
My final attempt finally worked, here is what I did to get this config to work.
1) Prep: I should have unplugged my internal hdd but did not. I have much experience in this type of install. I do know that one mess up and it t
No boot manager after fresh install
- date: July 21, 2011
So I recently ran testdisk on my hard drive in attempt to recover some files from a partition. Now I just installed ubuntu 10.04 from my flash drive to same hard drive after formatting it. When the hard drive was booted I got a message saying 1234f. I read that this happens sometimes when you write testdisk's MBR(which I did) and that the solution was to reinstall grub2. So I followed a tutorial on reinstalling but whenever I go to run "apt-get update" it shows that the files could not be retrieved, meaning I can't even reinstall grub2.
Output from apt-get update
:/# apt-get update
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
Something wicked happened resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg
Something wicked happened resolving 'security.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Fails to boot after fresh 14.04 install
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 24, 2014
Trying to install 14.04 as the sole OS on a Dell Inspiron 570 desktop. ISO ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso burned to USB stick using unetbootin.
Ubuntu runs from the stick OK, and the install process appears to go OK, but when I try to boot the new installation I get the following error:
Kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found. Try passing init= option to kernel. See Linux Documentation/init.txt for guidance.
CPU: 2 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 not tainted 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu
Hardware name: Dell Inc. Inspiron 570 /04GJJT, BIOS A00 10/19/2009
00000000 00000000 f74a3f78 c164b873 efcc332e f74a3f98 c16469ac c1826f5c
c1aa5c80 c1815698 efcc332e 00000000 c193ce80 f74a3fac c1641cec c1815b80
c1815688 fffffff8 f74a2000 c1659ab7 c1641bf0 00000000 00000000 00000000
Wont boot after what looks like a successful install..??
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 27, 2014
I am having a post-install issue booting various distros,(Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403, Fedora, SolydXK) on a Samsung 160gb SSD. I get a "No Boot Medium Found" when reboot. I'm think it has something to do with EFI. But I also installed to Virtual Box and it boots right up after install and works great. What gives?
This is on a 3-or-4 year old Samsung R480 notebook.
Anyone have any suggestions?
By the way. Currently this laptop has Debian 7 Stable "Wheezy" on a mechanical hard drive. It works good but a little slow sometimes. I have the Samsung 160Gb SSD that I want to use for speeding up read/write and OS. I wanted to try one of those other distros that I listed above, but if I cant get them to work, I will just install Debian stable on it.
Windows 7 Wont Boot after Backtrack 4 Install. GRUB problem.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 5, 2010
I installed backtrack 4 R1 on a seperate hard drive than my windows 7 install. For some reason it installed grub on the windows hard drive too but it wont load windows. It gives me an error.
I believe my MBR is borked, is there a way to re-apply the windows MBR. But the problem is that I dont have the Windows 7 x64 Ulti CD I need to repair it.
Is there any way I can reapply the Windows MBR on the Hard-drive without a CD?
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