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mint 14 booting me into failsafe mode

Postby jonass on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:07 pm

I played around with mint 14 last night, love it cinnamon 1.6 is a big improvement. I installed it this morning, leaving my /home intact and overwriting my /root folder from my previous ubuntu 12.04 install. Install was quick, didn't seem to have any problems, but now upon starting the computer I get the error message, No Exec line in session file: ubuntu

Then it makes me manually log in, anyone have any fixes for this? It is Mint 14 cinnamon 32 bit
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Re: mint 14 booting me into failsafe mode

Postby remoulder on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:18 pm

jonass wrote:overwriting my /root folder from my previous ubuntu 12.04 install

Did you format it? If no then you should re-install and do so, otherwise have you tried running update-grub?
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Re: mint 14 booting me into failsafe mode

Postby jonass on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:33 pm

I did format the /root folder but not the /home folder. Once I got into failsafe mode I did install all the recommended updates is that the same as update-grub?
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Re: mint 14 booting me into failsafe mode

Postby DrHu on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:42 pm

Nope update-grub simply updates the grub.cfg which will of necessity already have included any system updates you have done which may also have generated a newer kernel version etc..
http://man.he.net/man8/update-grub

Your system and application updates and update-grub to fix-up grub2 menus are unrelated..
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Re: mint 14 booting me into failsafe mode

Postby jonass on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:27 pm

Well I tried updating grub, sudo apt-get update-grub, but as my terminal doesn't show anything I write in this mode I am not sure if it worked or not, but I believe it did and the problem still persists, should I try formatting my /home drive?

Here is a pastebin of my grub.cfg file is there something I can add to that to fix this?

http://pastebin.com/Kg9ieqjK
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