Linux Mint booting to grub shell

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hgill1
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Linux Mint booting to grub shell

Post by hgill1 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:27 pm

Hello,
I downloaded linux mint cinnamon edition and burned the iso to a usb stick. When i tried to install linux, it would not allow me to install alongside windows 7. The installation offered me to wipe out windows 7 and instal linux instead, so i chose the "something else" option. The laptop already have 4 partitions so i deleted the system recovery partition ( i have the recovery disks) to install the linux on there. Since i can't make more than 4 partitions i decided to install mint without /swap and /home partitions. It installed without any troubles. Now when i use Easybcd to boot into linux it boots to the grub shell. I have no idea what went wrong. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Linux Mint booting to grub shell

Post by Mark Phelps » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:48 pm

EasyBCD is a Windows app -- and most folks running Linux do not use it. So, it's unlikely that you'll get responses posting on a Linux forum.

You should go to the NeoSmart Technology forums and post your question there. They are the providers of EasyBCD and have some tutorials at their site, as well.

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Re: Linux Mint booting to grub shell

Post by hgill1 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:56 pm

Thanks for replying. But i was following these tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KM0TPFZg2Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KM0TPFZg2Y

If it helps in expalining my problem, I did everything according to those tutorials but linux just boots to grub shell.

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Re: Linux Mint booting to grub shell

Post by loligater » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:01 pm

I would try Boot-Repair if you're interested.

Boot of your Live USB and run the commands in the link I gave. Hope this helps!

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