Install of LMDE 201303 on Dell Mini10v grub error

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Install of LMDE 201303 on Dell Mini10v grub error

Postby bra1n on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:12 pm


After installing LMDE 201303 (32bit Cinnamon) on a Dell Mini10v and rebooting, it successfully boots from the hard disk the first time. I am typing this message from the Mini10v now. If I reboot the netbook, I receive a grub error and the grub recovery console. Details on the grub error will follow after I reboot to get them. Below are the details from an inxi:

mengel@mini10v ~ $ inxi -Fx
System: Host mini10v Kernel 3.2.0-4-486 i686 (32 bit) Distro LinuxMint 1 debian
CPU: Single core Intel Atom N280 (-UP-) cache 512 KB flags (nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips 3324.93 clocked at 1667.00 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1024x600@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.4 Mesa 8.0.4 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
Network: Card-1 Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver b43-pci-bridge BusID: 03:00.0
Card-2 Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI at port 2000 BusID: 04:00.0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (-) 1: /dev/sda OCZ_VERTEX_PLUS 60.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 54G used: 4.3G (9%) fs: rootfs ID:/ size: 54G used: 4.3G (9%) fs: ext4
ID:swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes 106 Uptime 2 min Memory 118.3/2017.3MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23

The touchpad doesn't quite work right and the wireless driver needs to be updated but I believe I can fix that. Its the grub error on the second reboot that is puzzling me. Any help would be appreciated.

Actually the netbook is hung on restarting system. The 5 dots progress across the screen, and I can switch to a vty but not type anything. Forcinfg a shutdown and rebooting provides:

GRUB loading.
Welcome to GRUB!

error: unknown filesystem
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

Searches don't seem to present anything relevant to debian. The file system on /dev/sda1 was formatted ext4. /dev/sda2 was formatted swap and GRUB was installed on /dev/sda.

Again, any help would be appreciated!
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