Cannot boot Mint 18.3 on Win 10 dual boot system.

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coolrat33
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Cannot boot Mint 18.3 on Win 10 dual boot system.

Postby coolrat33 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:47 am

Beginning several weeks ago, and for reasons I cannot identify, my system can no longer boot into Linux Mint 18.3

During bootup, GRUB appears and offers a boot options.
But selecting the top one only results in this message:

Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in,type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or ^D
to try again to boot into default mode.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type control-D to continue):

In WIndows 10, I have disabled Fastboot and hibernate, so that is not causing the problem this time.

I have tried booting using a live USB Mint and running fsck on all of my drives using this command,

umount /dev/sdb1
fsck -y /dev/sdb1
reboot

But Linux still will not boot.

I've spent hours trying to figure out how to get Linux to boot again and am at wit's end. I suspect its not so complex and the solution will be a lot faster than reinstalling Linux, Windows, and all my software.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide :)

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Re: Cannot boot Mint 18.3 on Win 10 dual boot system.

Postby deepakdeshp » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:55 am

Does it have windows booting and Linux booting option s in Bios boot menu? If so choose Linux boot option.
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I am using Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Cannot boot Mint 18.3 on Win 10 dual boot system.

Postby coolrat33 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:55 pm

Thank you for your reply.

My problem appears more complex.
I can boot into Windows without a problem.
But I cannot boot into Linux. Every time I try to boot into Linux, I receive the "emergency mode" error.

My system is a dual boot running Linux Mint 18.3 and Windows 10

Specs.

MSI Z170A Gaming 5 motherboard
32 gig RAM
500 gb SAMSUNG 850 EVO harddrive
three 4tb Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD ST4000VN0001


Partitions
Since I can't log into Linux, I'm not sure how to get a list of partitions according to linux but in Windows 10, the partitions are listed as:

450 MB recovery partition
100 MB EFI System partition
199 GB NTFS partition (Windows 10 is installed here)
861 MB recovery partition
13 MB primary partition
262 GB EXT4 Linux (Mint 18 is installed here)
2.93 GB Linux swap

My GRUB options are
a. Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit
b. Advanced options for Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit
c. Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi
d. Windows Boot UEFI loader
e. EFI/ubuntu/fbx64.efi
f. EFI/ubunti/fwupx64.efi
g. EFI/ubuntu/mmx64.efi
h. Windows Boot Manager (on /dev/sdd2)
i. System setup

I have not been able to figure out why there are two options "c" and "h" to log into Windows.
Nor do I understand what "e", "f", and "g" are for.

Any suggestions on why I receive the message

Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in,type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or ^D
to try again to boot into default mode.


every time I try to boot into Linux? How can I fix this?

Advice is much appreciated.

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Re: Cannot boot Mint 18.3 on Win 10 dual boot system.

Postby deepakdeshp » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:34 pm

Code: Select all

sudo fdisk -l
from live USB will give how Linux sees your disk.
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I am using Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Cannot boot Mint 18.3 on Win 10 dual boot system.

Postby Bertil » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:30 pm

Hi,
I have used dual boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint for long now. Sometimes One or the other OS will not boot, I have used the following method successfully:
Boot from a Linux mint disc or usb. Don't install!!! Start a terminal.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
$ sudo su
" Enter your password to become root here "
# boot-repair
The program starts and a window opens. Click Recommended repair. I answer yes to all questions thereafter. Then you restart system. Remove disc.
Now you will have back the boot_menu with all OS'es
/Bertil


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