Cant boot Mint 18.3 after installing nvidia driver

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Elijah_stlouis
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Cant boot Mint 18.3 after installing nvidia driver

Post by Elijah_stlouis » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:30 pm

Like the title states, I cannot Boot into linux 18.3 cinnamon. After installing a nvidia driver. I pressed "e" and did "nomodeset" and i still cannot go in. I have tried recovery mode but, it says "Please unlock disk sda3_crypt:" at this point i have no idea what to do. If possible i require some assistance

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Re: Cant boot Mint 18.3 after installing nvidia driver

Post by jimallyn » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:56 pm

Elijah_stlouis wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:30 pm
it says "Please unlock disk sda3_crypt:" at this point i have no idea what to do. If possible i require some assistance
Did you encrypt your hard drive? Do you know the password to decrypt it?
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Re: Cant boot Mint 18.3 after installing nvidia driver

Post by Elijah_stlouis » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:11 pm

No, not to my knowledge.

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Re: Cant boot Mint 18.3 after installing nvidia driver

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:27 pm

Doesn't seem so. Might be, that you clicked to encrypt by error. Without entering the correct password there is no way out.

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Re: Cant boot Mint 18.3 after installing nvidia driver

Post by Elijah_stlouis » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:33 pm

Cosmo. wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Doesn't seem so. Might be, that you clicked to encrypt by error. Without entering the correct password there is no way out.
Is there anyway to get into my PC its new so I really dont care if i have to restart it

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Re: Cant boot Mint 18.3 after installing nvidia driver

Post by catweazel » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:38 pm

Elijah_stlouis wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Cosmo. wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Doesn't seem so. Might be, that you clicked to encrypt by error. Without entering the correct password there is no way out.
Is there anyway to get into my PC its new so I really dont care if i have to restart it
You will need to reinstall if you don't recall the password.
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Re: Cant boot Mint 18.3 after installing nvidia driver

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:39 pm

Elijah_stlouis wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Is there anyway to get into my PC its new so I really dont care if i have to restart it
Yes, you can do a new installation with the live system, just as you did at the first time. In the easiest case select in the installation method dialog to replace the current installation and ensure, that nothing else gets selected or activated in this screen. The drive will get newly formatted and the encryption will be history.

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