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missing boot files

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:09 am
by lacandymaster
Hi all
I am new to linus mint. I have a new system with a new seagate hard drive. I was able to install mint with a cd, to the hard drive.
When i try to boot up it just sits there. I cheked 2the files and do not find anything in the boot files on the hard drive or cd.
Is there any way to download just the files for the boot? Or maybe i am missing something else.
Thanks for any help.
Lacandymaster

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:03 am
by Jerry
I'm sorry, but could you be a bit more specific when you say 'it just sits there'
what exactly happens when it 'sits there'?

Could you also tell which directory you looked in? Did you look in /boot or in a different directory? When you say that you checked the CD for boot files, was the CD an .iso file? It should have been.

When you look inside the / directory, what sub-directories and files do you see there?
can you open a terminal and do the following (copy/paste this):

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cd /
then do

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ls

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:59 pm
by Flemur

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:29 pm
by lacandymaster
Thanks for the Reply;
I did a reinstall today.. The boot files located on the C drive were populated this time. I am still having the problem booting.
when I try to boot from the C drive after the bios I get the following message " Verifying DMI Pool Data" and then everything just stops. If I put the Mint Install CD in the cd drive and boot, I get the same message, but then I get a sign screen. It denies my user name and password and goes to the C drive.

I did look in the /boot directory. i can not find an iso on the cd. I purchased the cd from one of the links on the Mint site.
This is a Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon - Install/Live DVD (64-bit)
My hard drive is a Seagate 3T The motherboard is a Gigabyte Socket AM3 with a AMD 760G Chipset.

Thanks for your help.

lacandymaster

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:09 pm
by Cosmo.
lacandymaster wrote:If I put the Mint Install CD in the cd drive and boot, I get the same message, but then I get a sign screen. It denies my user name and password and goes to the C drive.
Sorry to say, it's getting more confusing now.

If the DVD (not CD) would not boot, how would you have been able to install Mint at all?

If you mean "login screen" with "sing screen": Also unclear, because the DVD launches directly into the desktop.

What does it mean "goes to the C drive"? I have no idea, what you see or what you want to say with that. (Besides the fact, that Linux does not use expressions like "C drive", that is a Windows specific partition naming.) When it goes there (what ever it may be) what do you see?

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:44 am
by lacandymaster
Sorry I have been thinking windows for too long. The issue that I need resolved is, When I boot up my system I get a "verfying Pool Data" and then the system seems to stop and then nothing else happens.
Thanks
Lacandymaster

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:47 am
by lacandymaster
I just found out that seagate formats new hard drives for 32 not 64. The dvd i bought is for 64 so i will order a 32 and see if that works. Thanks a lot

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:56 am
by Flemur
I get the following message " Verifying DMI Pool Data"
...
When I boot up my system I get a "verfying Pool Data"
Which is it? (Not exactly the 2nd, obviously)

google ["linux" "Verifying DMI Pool Data"] shows solutions.

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:57 am
by Cosmo.
You mean 32 bit respectively 64 bit?. What do you mean. A drive gets formatted with a file system (fat32, ntfs, ext4 in case of Linux), but that has nothing to do with running a 32 bit or a 64 bit system (not even in case of fat32), the drive has to be repartitioned and formatted anyway (if you do not dual boot). For 64 bit a 64 bit hardware (mainly cpu) is required.

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:16 pm
by lacandymaster
Cosmo. wrote:You mean 32 bit respectively 64 bit?. What do you mean. A drive gets formatted with a file system (fat32, ntfs, ext4 in case of Linux), but that has nothing to do with running a 32 bit or a 64 bit system (not even in case of fat32), the drive has to be repartitioned and formatted anyway (if you do not dual boot). For 64 bit a 64 bit hardware (mainly cpu) is required.
Ok I am totally lost now. I know that it is a 64 bit. What I do not understand is why when I have the dvd in the dvd drive, I boot up my system, I get the " Verifing DMI Pool Data" and then the Linux mint loads. But If I try to start/boot the system without the dvd in the dvd drive I get the " Verifing DMI Pol Data " and then the system just stops and nothing else happens.

Re: missing boot files

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:48 am
by lacandymaster
Well i finally was able to straighten out my problem with a lot of help from the linux.org forums. It was in the settings for bios.
I removed my wireless keyborard, and removed the raid, setup for only 1 hdd, setup the sata and everything works perfectly now. :D