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Linux Mint installed but fails to boot-Have Boot repair Url

Postby andyriel on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:54 pm

As the title says I installed Mint but it fails to boot. The boot repair url is http://paste.ubuntu.com/1182817/

I tried searching for a post with this url but could not. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Linux Mint installed but fails to boot-Have Boot repair

Postby austin.texas on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:34 am

The error message at the end is probably the clue.
Are you installing from a USB drive?
Do you have enough ram?
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Re: Linux Mint installed but fails to boot-Have Boot repair

Postby andyriel on Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:20 pm

I am using a usb. I'm not sure how to know if I have enough ram but I think I do. I use to have Vista on it and Ubuntu worked fine as well.
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Re: Linux Mint installed but fails to boot-Have Boot repair

Postby austin.texas on Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:02 pm

This is a mystery.
Your fdisk -l is
Code: Select all
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000d1464

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   230252543   115125248   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       230254590   234440703     2093057    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       230254592   234440703     2093056   82  Linux swap / Solaris


Your sda1 starts at 2048 - which should be fine, and yet you have the warning:
The boot files of [Linux Mint 13 Maya] are far from the start of the disk. Your BIOS may not detect them.


I am afraid I don't understand what is going on there.

Did you try to boot the hard drive after the boot repair?
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Re: Linux Mint installed but fails to boot-Have Boot repair

Postby andyriel on Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:26 pm

Yea. I should have said this but it goes black and says "No Bootable devices--strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility press f5 to run onboard diagnostics." It acts like its not installed but i've reinstalled it a few times and it always shows up during reinstallation to either duel boot or replace it. Thanks for taking a look by the way.
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Re: Linux Mint installed but fails to boot-Have Boot repair

Postby seley123456 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:24 am

Hi friend,
The boot sector of operating system Linux contains all the necessary information of files stored on your hard disk of computer. But the installation of the OS fails if this Boot sector is corrupted so you there comes a need of repair. You may also face an error message 2048 while installing the OS. There are many repair software's available online which are specifically designed to repair error message 2048. Thus you can download the software and repair your corrupted boot sector. Try the software and do reply me.

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