Roel Zuidema wrote:You wrote:
Another option is to use my rEFInd boot manager. Download the Debian package and either the CD or USB flash drive image. Prepare a CD or USB flash drive and boot from it. You can then boot to Mint by selecting one of the penguin icons, although you'll probably need to hit F2 or Insert twice and add a reference to your root device, as in "ro root=/dev/sda7" (or whatever it is). Once you've booted Mint, install the Debian package and it should work more smoothly.
Thanks a lot, I installed it from Windows and its the first step. I still can't start my installed Linux. When I choose Linux in the rEFInd menu, it looks like starting LInux, but in the logs written on the screen it says things like
Mount /root/.... failed: no such file or directory.
And after a few lines it stops running.
That's because it doesn't know what its root device is. That's the purpose of adding the "ro root=/dev/sda7" boot option I described in my post that you quoted (and that I've quoted again, for quick reference). You'll need to change "/dev/sda7" to whatever your root partition is. If you're not sure what that is, you'll have to figure it out with the help of a partitioning program. It's probably your biggest ext4fs partition.
Roel Zuidema wrote:Now I've found out I had to press F2 in the rEFInd Menu, it all went pretty fast.
Only thing I've to figure out is how to select Linux as first choice in rEFInd.
Thanks a lot. You really helped me.
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