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Help (Older Version)

Postby Rezert on Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:27 pm

I have the 5-something version of Linux Mint and am having a problem. I had this before and I remember finding something in the Wiki to edit GRUB and it fixed it. Well, recently we had a power outage from snow. It messed up my installation a bit which is weird... Basically, the

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Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic (recovery mode)


duplicated so it looks more like this:

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Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic (recovery mode)
Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic (recovery mode)
Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+


They have the same boot configurations in GRUB. My main problem is that they boot into BusyBox (dun dun dun!) As I said, I had this problem before and I had to edit a GRUB configuration file to fix it but I can't remember where/what (I know how).

Thanks,
Rezert
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Re: Help (Older Version)

Postby Rezert on Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:36 pm

Sorry, the reason is because

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ALERT! /dev/hda1 does not exist.  Dropping to a shell!


Oh, and I tried /dev/hda2, /dev/hda3, and /dev/hda0 which none of worked. Did this wipe my drive or something? :O

Should I just try to install Linux Mint 6?
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Re: Help (Older Version)

Postby Gbabb on Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:03 pm

Hi i am running mint5 on my dell laptop and i love it. i would like to install mint6 but i am having problems with the intsalation. i either cant get my laptop with mint5 to boot off the disk, or the live cd im downloading is a fake. i was wondering if anyone could help me with this problem. wether it be a site with a working iso, or if there is any way that you have to set up the computer in the boot options that i dont know about.. any help i would be greatly thankful. thank you
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