Welcome to Mint Transitman
This seems like nonsense to me
- but if it works....
No Ubiqity - the installer - puts grub where it tells you it puts grub. Ubuntu and Mint use the same installer
If you had chosen hd(1,1) from the beginning this would not have happened, unless you changed the disks.
If needed you could do it from the Mint live CD. It does not like changes to the disks but will accept it if you sudo...
But as stated - if it works then, great....
Thank you for the welcome.
If "Ubiqity" is the same in both Ubuntu and Mint, then why is there a problem in the Mint install, leaving everything default, and there were no problems with the Ubuntu install, leaving everything default?
It seems like Ubiqity is having a bit of trouble of deciding where to place tthe Grub loader in Mint.
Also, as I pointed out, when this problem developed, and knowing that Mint is built off the *Buntu platform, I did a re-install of Ubuntu, just to be sure there were no problems on the install. When Ubuntu booted from hard-disk like it always had, and this is from a fresh install, I then went back to the Mint installer and did a fresh install again, whereby the Grub 22 error reared its ugly head.
After more digging around, I found the problem and corrected it.
But, if as you say Mint should not have done this, then therein lies a problem. Somewhere down the line the Ubiqity installer got hosed when it was compiled by the Mint team, or not.
And to further test the install method of Mint, i re-downloaded a fresh copy of Mint onto another computer, verified the MD5 checksum, burnt the CD with ImgBurn in Windows and the install still failed upon restart with a Grub 22 error.
I have 3 SDA disks in my computer, 1 for Windows and all programs, 1 for all my music, and 1 for my Linux OS.
All 3 drives showed in the partioner, and I used the manual method to make sure that the correct drive was the one to get the Linux OS. I did this in both Ubuntu and Mint. Ubuntu passed on the install, Mint failed.
So now, how does one explain this??
BTW, I have been using Linux full-time since Ubuntu 5.10, or about 2 years.