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by handyman4848
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

Rayser, I tried Boot Repair as you suggested but it will not work as my computer is in Legacy mode, not EFI mode.
by handyman4848
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

Well administrollaattori, that did not work either. The install seemed to complete normally but a reboot gives the same results as before and selcting an EFI boot from the bios boot menu just launches Windows as before.
by handyman4848
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

I do not seem to have that option.
by handyman4848
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

administrollaattori , I don't know if this is relevant, but to boot into Windows I need to press F12 for the Boot Menu and select "Windows Boot Loader" or "EFI xyz" where xyz is the UUID of sda. To boot Linux I would press F12 for the Boot Menu and select the UUID of sda, not the EFI version. Once ...
by handyman4848
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

It looks like I am in legacy bios mode.

~ $ [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "EFI mode" || echo "Legacy Bios mode"
Legacy Bios mode
by handyman4848
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

Well, I tried what you suggested administrollaattori, but no joy. I used cut and paste to make certain there were no typos or other errors but I still get a grub recue prompt when I try to boot up the system. The only thing that works is: grub rescue> set root=(hd0,gpt6) grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0...
by handyman4848
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

Thanks administrollaattori. Not sure what you mean by "If EFI-partition is not in the /etc/fstab file, add it." Would that be my sda2 partition? This is my /etc/fstab file. # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this m...
by handyman4848
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

Laurent85, the grub version I am running was installed when I installed Linux Mint 18.3 following a hard drive re-format and Windows 10 install. Everything was fine for some time, then I added Ubuntu 18.04 to try it out, which of course did a new grub install. I then decided to remove Ubuntu 18.04 a...
by handyman4848
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

Thanks for the suggestion CaptainKirksChair, but I had already tried this and it does not work ... returns the error message shown below. ~ $ sudo grub-install /dev/sda2 Installing for i386-pc platform. grub-install.real: warning: File system `fat' doesn't support embedding. grub-install.real: warni...
by handyman4848
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: grub rescue problem

Hi Laurent85, I did not need a live usb, I can boot Linux 18.03 using the grub rescue commands I listed. Here is the output I gotfrom the commands you suggested: sudo parted --list --script [sudo] password for bill: Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physic...
by handyman4848
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 340

grub rescue problem

I managed to screw up my grub2 installation when I deleted a couple of partitions and now I get the grub rescue prompt on boot-up. My Linux installation is on sda6. From the grub rescue prompt I issued the following commands; set root=(hd0,gpt6) set prefix=(hd0,gpt6)/boot/grub insmod normal normal T...
by handyman4848
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: import evolution data into thunderbird on linux mint 18.3
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: import evolution data into thunderbird on linux mint 18.3

Thanks for the suggestion greerd, but when I try the import function in Thunderbird it tells me there is no program to import data from. Apparently it does not recognise evolution.
by handyman4848
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: import evolution data into thunderbird on linux mint 18.3
Replies: 2
Views: 101

import evolution data into thunderbird on linux mint 18.3

After recently experiencing problems that required me to re-install windows 10 and Linux Mint 18.3, I decided to give Thunderbird a try as my mail program. My problem is that I cannot find a way to import my backed up evolution mail data into Thunderbird. My searches turned up old posts on this subj...
by handyman4848
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu NOT SOLVED-GAVE UP
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu NOT SOLVED-GAVE UP

Unable to solve my problem, most recent attempts just made things worse so I formatted the disk, re-installed windows 10, re-installed linux mint 18.3 and got everything up and working again.
Thanks to all who tried to help.
by handyman4848
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu NOT SOLVED-GAVE UP
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu

Well I've tried all the suggestions made here, including all the options available for bootrec and nothing works. I even tried the 'bootrec /fixmbr' command and it does nothing either. I still get the grub menu at boot but windows will not start and linux mint boots up normally. I also tried to inst...
by handyman4848
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu NOT SOLVED-GAVE UP
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu

asinoro, here is the info you asked for. bill@bill-desktop ~ $ sudo parted -l ; lsblk --sort name --output name,label,partlabel,size,fstype,mountpoint,state [sudo] password for bill: Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table:...
by handyman4848
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu NOT SOLVED-GAVE UP
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu


Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:20 am
Can you mount, umount from the terminal and access the Windows partition from Mint? If not what message comes?

Yes, I have no problem mounting, unmounting or accessing the windows partition from linux.
by handyman4848
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu NOT SOLVED-GAVE UP
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu

administrollaattori, I did as you suggested below after using windows media creation tool to make bootable windows 10 install usb stick; Somehow grub is installed into the windows-partition, so you need to boot using Windows repair CD or DVD or USB and run Code: Select all bootrec /fixboot DO NOT ru...
by handyman4848
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu NOT SOLVED-GAVE UP
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu

Thanks administrollaattori, would a win 7 install cd work for this? I do not have a win 10 version as I upgraded from win 7.
by handyman4848
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu NOT SOLVED-GAVE UP
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: windows won't boot - appears in grub boot menu

Ok lostfarmer, here is the RESULT.txt file: Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this locati...

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