Yesterday I decided to install Linux Mint onto my PC and dual booting it with Microsoft Windows XP. And after downloading the program from here, burning it onto a DVD, I started installing Mint.
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with 110 GB harddrive, 1024 MB RAM and 1,73 GHz Centrino Duo.
However, after installing Linux, when I rebooted the PC, I got a message saying "Error 16".
And ever since yesterday I've been struggling trying to fix this. I've been searching the whole Internet after solutions to fixing the GRUB, and I've both tried this:
and even tried the unofficial program SuperGRUB. ( http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/ )
But nothing has worked out.
A friend of mine who knows Linux Mint a lot more than I do, has tried to help me. But he is astonished why is help doesn' give any results.
When trying to restore GRUB in Terminal, everything turns out fine, and it seems to be working:
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grub> sudo grub
GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
completions of a device/filename. ]
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
grub> root (hd0,4)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
grub> setup (hd0)
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"... 15 sectors are embedded.
Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+15 p (hd0,4)/boot/grub/stage2
But when I reboot the PC, the error pops up again. According to my friend it seems like the whole 'grub' is gone, and that there's no use restoring something that isn't there, but I need to install it again. But I don't know how.
Does anyone know what I can do? I really need to use my Windows again now, but I can't get into it. This has given me a really bad first impression of Linux after wondering about getting it for so long..
I appreciate all help I can get.