Problem: I have my MBR set-up to go first to the Windows 7 boot manager and from there to LinuxMint 12 (with Cinnamon). I have been able to boot it correctly, repeatedly.
For unknown reasons, selecting LinuxMint 12 from the menu is now giving me a black screen, from which I have to recover with a hardware reset. In the past this was fixed by running EasyBCD from MS Windows, to reset grub's address. However, this time -- no result, after several repair attempts, with EasyBCD.
Attempted solution: I installed boot-repair from its PPA and selected the default repair. However, this utility aborted prior to completion, with an error message, as follows:
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Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
grub-pc : Depends: grub-gfxpayload-lists but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
As directed when the utility fails, I've generated a report that may be found at this location:
Boot-repair's documentation advises the user not to touch the utility's 'Advanced Settings', without interpretation of the bootinfo summary. Can anyone tell me where I should go from here?