sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sdc
sudo fdisk -lu
I have installed Linux Mint but when I remove the CD and reboot there is no Grubb it just boots into Windows as it normally does. I have tried "sudo os-prober and also sudo update-grub" and get rather lengthy error messages.
If anyone has a rather simple solution to this problem I would really appreciate it if you would help me out. I realize there is a steep learning curve when changing to Linux and there is a lot of research to be done. I am willing to do that but I would like to be in Linux with a icon on the desktop for Firefox, after that it is mostly up to me and how much time I am willing to put into it.
Thank you very much
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sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt
mintybits wrote:There should be no need to reinstall Windows
The issue is with booting it.
What changes have you made to your system since your first post?
mintybits wrote:I would keep it simple and keep what's working safe while you try to get linux running. I would suggest physically disconnecting (or remove power cables) from the two Windows disks before you tackle Mint. That way, you cannot possibly harm them.
With only the Mint disk connected, try to boot. If it doesn't it is probably because the Grub bootloader has not been installed to that disk properly.
Either, reinstall Mint from scratch or reinstall Grub.
To reinstall Grub, boot the Mint live CD/USB and open a terminal.
Find out the name of the Mint hard disk
sudo fdisk -lu
It is probably sda but might be sdb or sdc. Look for the name of the root partition, it is probably sda1. I'll assume sda and sda1 in these instructions but change to suit.
Then reinstall grub. First mount the root partition at /mnt
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
Then install grub to the MBR of the disk
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
Then update grub's configuration file
If no errors occured, reboot and try booting the Mint hard disk.
mintybits wrote:Each disk can be booted. Your motherboard software, called the BIOS (Basic Input Output Software), chooses which one to boot.
You have to tell the BIOS which one to boot.
You access the BIOS setup screen by pressing a key, typically F10 or "delete", just after you power-up and see text on the screen. The initial text will say which key to press but it doesn't stay displayed very long.
That's it, really.
So connect all 3 disks. Set the BIOS to boot the linux disk first.
When it has booted into linux, open a terminal and type
To add Windows entries to the Grub boot menu.
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