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BootMGR Missing - SOLVED

Postby ShakeyJake on Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:20 am

Hello all,

After being impressed with Cinnamon I decided to install it on my desktop instead of MATE. I also treated myself to a shiny new SSD too as I needed more space.

Every time after I install I reboot and I get the message 'BootMGR Missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Restart'. Online I have read about people having issues with creating the bootable usb sticks incorrectly, having bad downloads of LMDE itself and using stick formatted incorrectly. I have tried two separate USB sticks, both formatted to FAT32 as suggested, and both created from Unetbootin and the inbuilt LMDE tool.

I'm completely and utterly stuck, does anyone have any suggestions that I may have missed? I'm tearing my hair out unable to get to my main desktop pc.

Thanks,
Jack
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Re: BootMGR Missing

Postby GeneBenson on Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:09 pm

Hi ShakeyJake,

Please don't be offended, but the obvious question is, where did you install GRUB? The correct answer should be sda (i.e. in the mbr). :wink:
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Re: BootMGR Missing

Postby austin.texas on Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:14 pm

ShakeyJake wrote:Every time after I install I reboot and I get the message 'BootMGR Missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Restart'.

You may have 2 hard drives now? The old whirlygig and the shiny new SSD?
That would mean that the SSD is probably sdb.
The default location for GRUB during installation is sda, as GeneBenson said.
You might have to change your boot order in the BIOS.
It would help to see the result of this command in a terminal -
sudo parted -l && sudo os-prober
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Re: BootMGR Missing

Postby ShakeyJake on Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:08 pm

Yes, yes, I'm an idiot.

Years of building pcs, messing with fstab, lots of hard disks in a system. The last one was / on the SSD and /home on a HDD. I'm used to this. And yet still, it was looking on the HDD for grub, which I'd handily placed on the SSD.


I'll say it again: idiot. The only way I've managed to maintain some dignity is that I realised before I came back to check the thread, so technically I fixed it myself. :oops:


Thanks for your help folks.

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