[SOLVED] Nadia doesn't boot, stays on grub command line

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[SOLVED] Nadia doesn't boot, stays on grub command line

Postby nicolassiandro on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:16 am

Hi everyone,
I just installed Linux Mint 14 64 bits, I created 2 partitions, one mounted on / and the other on /home. When Linux Mint boots, the grub console appears. I don't know what's the problem. Is grub not properly installed or something?

I'll appreciate any help!

Thanks!

Nicolas
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Re: Nadia doesn't boot, stays on grub command line

Postby caf4926 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:22 am

Boot the live session again:

* Open a terminal and type

$ sudo fdisk -l

* Now, you need to remember which device listed is your linux distribution, for reference, /dev/sda1 will be used. Now we need to mount the filesystem to /mnt

$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

* Now mount the rest of your devices

$ sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev

* Now chroot into your system

$ sudo chroot /mnt

*

When that is done you need to run update-grub to create the configuration file.

$ update-grub

*

To install GRUB 2 to the MBR, next you need to run grub-install /dev/sda

$ grub-install /dev/sda
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Re: Nadia doesn't boot, stays on grub command line

Postby nicolassiandro on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:00 am

I actually fixed it last night. When I added the linux mint entry on the Win7 boot menu, I added it as Grub 2, as I always did with linux mint 13. I changed it to grub legacy, chose the partition where my root is and that fixed it (go figure). Next time Mint boots, the grub 2 menu is displayed!

Thanks!

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