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Synaptic > Mark All Upgrades > GRUB error 11

Postby FPtje on Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:18 am

Hi, I have installed linux mint Gloria 7 and I really liked it...

Until I broke it with synaptic...

Basically I opened synaptic, clicked the "Mark All Upgrades" button, Clicked apply, shut down all applications and reboot.

Whenever I try to boot linux mint now in GRUB(either linux mint gloria 7 or the recovery)
it instantly says:
Error 11: Unrecognized device string


When I select the linux mint Gloria and press E(edit) I see this:
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root d0530466-d6de-453a-8301-8dd2ee6d1f2b
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=d0530466-d6de-453a66-d6de-453a-8031-8dd2ee6d1f2b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic
quiet

(please don't blame me for a mistake)

Note: One of the packages was linux-generic... Wasn't that the linux kernel?

Please help! I'm a linux noobie
Last edited by FPtje on Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:35 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Synaptic > Mark All Upgrades > GRUB error 11

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:54 am

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root=UU10=
Should be
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root=UUID=

Also Is this the universal edition or did you install the ubuntu grub package?
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Re: Synaptic > Mark All Upgrades > GRUB error 11

Postby FPtje on Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:11 am

Thanks for responding

I think I have the "Main edition"

Downloaded and installed from here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
(download under Main Edition)

And installed next to my windows
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Re: Synaptic > Mark All Upgrades > GRUB error 11

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:14 am

I don't see how since the main edition doesn't use ubuntu grub.
It uses grub-gfxboot and root UUID doesn't work in grub-gfxboot.
root=UUID=PARTITION_UUID does but not set automatically.
So you would have to install grub and then removed your menu.lst file.
After that you would have to of run sudo update-grub.
This would be the only way it would have automatically used any UUID at all.

The Universal Edition uses plain grub from Ubuntu and is a live DVD.
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Re: Synaptic > Mark All Upgrades > GRUB error 11

Postby FPtje on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:05 am

merlwiz79 wrote:I don't see how since the main edition doesn't use ubuntu grub.
It uses grub-gfxboot and root UUID doesn't work in grub-gfxboot.
root=UUID=PARTITION_UUID does but not set automatically.
So you would have to install grub and then removed your menu.lst file.
After that you would have to of run sudo update-grub.
This would be the only way it would have automatically used any UUID at all.

The Universal Edition uses plain grub from Ubuntu and is a live DVD.

Ok how do I install grub and remove the menu.lst file?
I can't boot in linux since the bootloader is broken...

I can however put the CD in and it will boot that non-install version of mint

So how do I do this?
(I'm new to linux, Please explain step by step :( )
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Re: Synaptic > Mark All Upgrades > GRUB error 11

Postby FPtje on Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:25 pm

PROBLEM SOLVED:
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root d0530466-d6de-453a-8301-8dd2ee6d1f2b


Should be:
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root (hd0,4)



if THAT gives an error 17: Cannot mount partition(or something like that)
try root (hd0,5)
root (hd0,1)
root (hd0,2)
etc... until you've found the right one!
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