LMDE wont boot after installation

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LMDE wont boot after installation

Postby Laxa on Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:51 pm

Hello world :)

I have installed LMDE today on a old pc (AMD socket A MBO) and when i try to boot it i get "disk boot failiure, insert system disk and pres enter".

I have tried to install grub on the same partition as boot and on a separate one, same problem.
Tried to restore bios safe defaults, same problem.
Tried to reinstall LMDE, same problem.

Any suggestions?

PS
Im not using any raid, single HDD in the pc.
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Re: LMDE wont boot after installation

Postby DrHu on Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:55 pm

Insert system disk and press enter is a windows OS type message
--so are you trying to install via windows OS, for example a WUBI or Mint4win install..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_(Ubuntu_installer)
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Re: LMDE wont boot after installation

Postby Laxa on Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:57 pm

No, clean install from a live usb, formatted the HDD containing a win xp installation and partitioned the drive before installing (a few times by now).
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Re: LMDE wont boot after installation

Postby Monsta on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:04 pm

A familiar message. It's not from Windows, it's from BIOS. Check your boot settings there. :)

Also...
Laxa wrote:I have tried to install grub on the same partition as boot and on a separate one

well, I thought one should install grub to a drive (e.g. /dev/sda), not to a partition (e.g. /dev/sda1)... or not?
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