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odd problem

Postby steve_steve on Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:05 pm

I've been dual-booting XP and Ubuntu for about a year w/o any problems. I came across Mint and my first thought was that it really looks good. I decided to install it in the Ubuntu partition. Since the dual-boot was running so flawlessly on the desktop (and a laptop), I thought this should be an easy one.

This computer has a SATA primary drive, and I had stuck in an old IDE drive as a backup (long before I installed Ubuntu). When installing Mint, it decided that the IDE should be the primary drive & the SATA the secondary and apparently wrote that to the MBR. It took me a while to figure out what had happened, and another while to fix it. I was down for about a day.

I would guess that this is covered in some documentation somewhere and I should rtfm first. But I didn't. Just thought I'd mention it. All in all it was pretty troublesome.

Mint does look good though.
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Re: odd problem

Postby Aging Technogeek on Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:50 am

This is a well documented problem. See Wiki page here:

http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/If_your_installed_Mint_cannot_boot

Hopefully, the kernal devs are working on a fix.
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Re: odd problem

Postby steve_steve on Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:41 am

Thank you for posting that.
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