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graphics file message.mint missing, press a key (solution)

Postby Sammy95 on Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:19 pm

If You gets this message about 2 sec after booting Your computer - read on..
graphics file "/etc/grub/message.mint" missing, press a key to continue....

I have had this error message when the computer booted since the first time I installed Linux Mint on my hard drive.
I searched this forum and found out that a lot of other users have had the same problem.

A few solutions are presented but not one of them worked for me.
Well.... - to # comment out the line worked, but was a boring and really not a solution but just a removal of the problem.

So after several bootings and testing I found out how to do it (and why i think this works - I am NOT an Linux expert)

The problem only seems to exist when You have created an own boot partition and LinuxMint boots on this one.

I am currently running Linux Mint Daryna (I Love this OS :-) ), and have only one disc,
but it has been split into a /boot partition and a / (root) partition.

I have also kept my old Windows on one partition (to run my accounting software, so don't flame me ;-) )

After reading the error message Grub told me that a file was missing. Grub gets its info about the location from menu.lst
I found out that the file did exist in the folder where Mint said it did not. (well at least I thought so..)

But I was wrong - when the computer boots it does not boot (in our case with a separate boot partition) on Your ordinary partition.
It is then working on Your boot partition, and it is inside(!) the folder /boot

So to get this elegant picture shown up on Your screen at boot up we have to start from inside the /boot folder
and we have to be on Your boot partition.

So lets change the following line in the file menu.lst that are located in the folder /boot/grub on Your boot partition.

gfxmenu=/boot/grub/message.mint

into

gfxmenu=(hd0,X)/grub/message.mint

( you have to change X into the number of Your partition... 0,1 or 2.. or whatever you have)

(hd0,X) will tell Your computer on which partition it should look for the file...
/grub/message.mint will be the correct folder/file since we already are in the /boot folder during boot..

To me gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/grub/message.mint was the correct entry..

And if anything here is incorrect it's might be because English is not my mothers tongue,
and that I am just a fresh starting newbie on Linux just fallen in love with the taste of Mint.

Sammy :)
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Re: graphics file message.mint missing, press a key (solution)

Postby Boo on Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:02 pm

i have some notes on this somewhere.

gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/grub/message.mint
should be
gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/message.mint
if you are going to use it.

search the forums, im sure someone has done this before.
most likely in tips and tricks

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Re: graphics file message.mint missing, press a key (solution)

Postby Sammy95 on Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:38 am

Boo wrote:gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/grub/message.mint
should be
gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/message.mint
if you are going to use it.


That's what I thought also at first...

But....
gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/message.mint
Doesn't work..

gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/message.mint
Works 100%

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Re: graphics file message.mint missing, press a key (solution)

Postby clem on Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:31 am

It really depends on the partition you're looking at.. if it's the main partition then the file is in /boot/grub/elyssa.mint... if it's the boot partition then it's in /grub/elyssa.mint

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Re: graphics file message.mint missing, press a key (solution)

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:45 pm

But....
gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/message.mint
Doesn't work..

gfxmenu=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/message.mint
Works 100%

Interesting :)
You've made a typo ....
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