- 120GB SSD with windows and a few programs on it.
- 1TB WD mass storage hard drive with many programs and space left over.
I partitioned the 1TB drive so I could install and use Mint onto it but to no avail. It installs perfectly fine both using the built in "install alongside windows" as well as manually setting partitions to root(/), home(/home) and swap but after the install and reboot into windows to make sure everything is fine (which it is), it just won't boot into linux mint. I set it all up on a logical partitions which I believe combine together into an extended partition? It will always drop into the ash shell and I have tried many different things to fix it though I'm not 100% certain whether I actually did all of them correctly. I set the rootdelay to a couple minutes considering it's a spinning drive, I set the root to /dev/sdXY (X being drive letter, Y being partition #), have tried the boot repair utility from a live usb and finally I tried mounting the drive and editing the fstab. All of which just led to the same error over and over. I can't type in the ash shell once it fails to boot if that's any indicator to what's going wrong. Any help would be appreciated greatly.