I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

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I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by johncopper » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:08 pm

##Sorry for my English. This is not my native language

My pc:

Motherboard: H81M-A ASUS
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz
Gpu: SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 460 2G D5 OC

I have two hard disks. In one I installed Windows 10. The other is empty. So I decided to do dual boot and install linux mint 18.2 on it from USB 16gb flash drive. Now I'm in big trouble.

Windows 10 won't booting after i linux mint install. linux mint booting but show black screen (I used unetbootin to install the linux mint on the usb flush drive apparently this is not good software). linux mint works perfectly that i booting from the usb flush drive. But when I Install linux mint on the hard disk and restart the computer after the install Finish that not work that booting but show black screen.

What am I supposed to do now? There is no operating system that I have access to for fix this problem. The only thing I have now is to run linux mint from the USB flash drive and try to fix this big problem.

I thought maybe create a persistent volume On the free space in the USB flash drive and download Windows 10 and install the Windows 10 on another USB flash drive (This time I'll do it right) After I do that I will have Windows 10 USB bootable and than I try to install it on one of the 2 hard disk I have.

The problem is that I do not know if it is possible to create persistent volume On the free space in linux mint live USB flash drive.

Do you have any solution to my problem?

##note: I do not have any important information on both hard disks so I have no problem that all the information on both discs will be deleted I just want the computer back.

i try also this viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257

i did that and i Press CTRL + X and that sand me to a black screen that stuck with a message:

booting a command list

loading Linux 4.8.9-53-generic ...

loading initial ramdisk ...

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Re: I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by michael louwe » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:51 pm

@ johncopper, .......
johncopper wrote:...
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For some guidance, please refer to ... https://askubuntu.com/questions/913716/ ... figuration

Run the Live LM USB/DVD and try to use the rEFInd program to recover your UEFI bootloaders.

Last resort is to reinstall the OS.

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Re: I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by Laurent85 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:01 pm

Try this, power on the computer and press F8 to access the boot menu. Or enter bios setup and see boot section, bios might offer to boot Windows boot loader directly.

Besides these suggestions can you provide the following command results, open a terminal in your live session :

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sudo os-prober
sudo efibootmgr -v
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Re: I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by Tomgin5 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:39 pm

Try reseating the RAM. Very common problem for me.

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Re: I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by johncopper » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:56 pm

Laurent85 wrote:Try this, power on the computer and press F8 to access the boot menu. Or enter bios setup and see boot section, bios might offer to boot Windows boot loader directly.

Besides these suggestions can you provide the following command results, open a terminal in your live session :

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sudo os-prober
sudo efibootmgr -v
The two suggestions you gave me do not work. I tried to change everything possible in BIOS and nothing seemed to make Windows or linux mint boot. linux mint live usb do work but The problem is that every time I do restart all the information is erased. I want the information preserved on the usb flash drive after the restart like Tails os (https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/ ... ex.en.html) and used the linux mint live usb to download win10 and make another Windows 10 USB bootable and than i format the hard disk and problem solved

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Re: I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by Laurent85 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:04 pm

Did you run above commands in your live session ? Can you provide the results.

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sudo os-prober
sudo efibootmgr -v
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Re: I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by johncopper » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:43 pm

Laurent85 wrote:Did you run above commands in your live session ? Can you provide the results.

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sudo os-prober
sudo efibootmgr -v
mint@mint ~ $ sudo os-prober
/dev/sdb2:Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya (18.2):LinuxMint:linux
mint@mint ~ $ sudo efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0004
Timeout: 1 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0002,0003,0004
Boot0001* Hard Drive BBS(HD,,0x0)..GO..NO........o.W.D.C. .W.D.1.0.E.Z.E.X.-.7.5.W.N.4.A.0....................A...........................>..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L. . . . .W. .-.D.C.W.6.C.4.Y.J.T.R.R.U.X........BO..NO........o.T.O.S.H.I.B.A. .D.T.0.1.A.C.A.0.5.0....................A...........................>..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L. . . . . . . . . . .6. .U.4.A.7.K.N.S.G........BO..NOy.......W.S.a.n.D.i.s.k....................A.............................$..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L.S.a.n.D.i.s.k........BO..NO........e.J.I.E. .L.I. .C.D.0.0.2.-.1....................A.............................2..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L.J.I.E. .L.I. .C.D.0.0.2.-.1........BO
Boot0002* ubuntu HD(1,GPT,25b78957-8af6-446d-8d40-fa4aa234bd3f,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\Ubuntu\grubx64.efi)
Boot0003* UEFI OS HD(1,GPT,25b78957-8af6-446d-8d40-fa4aa234bd3f,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI)
Boot0004* UEFI: SanDisk PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1d,0x0)/USB(1,0)/USB(1,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x64,0x800,0x1d0d000)..BO
mint@mint ~ $

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Re: I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by pbear » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:43 pm

For comparison, here's what I get running those commands from a live session. Not a dual boot machine, but it does use EFI.

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mint@mint ~ $ sudo os-prober
/dev/sda2@/efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi:Windows Boot Manager:Windows:efi
mint@mint ~ $ sudo efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 2001,0004,3004,2002,2003
Boot0000* USB Hard Drive (UEFI) - Lexar   USB Flash Drive	PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x10,0x0)/USB(2,0)/USB(3,0)/USB(3,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x112,0x800,0x3e8000)RC
Boot0002* Internal EFI Shell	MemoryMapped(11,0xb3af3010,0xb42f300f)/FvFile(c57ad6b7-0515-40a8-9d21-551652854e37)RC....
Boot0003* Internal EFI Shell	MemoryMapped(11,0xb3af3010,0xb42f300f)/FvFile(c57ad6b7-0515-40a8-9d21-551652854e37)RC....
Boot0004* Windows Boot Manager	HD(2,GPT,564784c5-e5ca-4fd5-bdc9-2f7ec06c7337,0x145800,0x82000)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)WINDOWS.........x...B.C.D.O.B.J.E.C.T.=.{.9.d.e.a.8.6.2.c.-.5.c.d.d.-.4.e.7.0.-.a.c.c.1.-.f.3.2.b.3.4.4.d.4.7.9.5.}....................
Boot2001* USB Drive (UEFI)	RC
Boot2002* Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive (UEFI)	RC
Boot3000* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk	RC
Boot3002* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk	RC
Boot3004* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk	RC
mint@mint ~ $
Not an expert, but yours doesn't look right. One possibility . Did you change boot options to use Legacy Boot or CRM? I ask because I see that recommended a lot on websites. Indeed, it makes installing Linux easier. It also makes Windows unbootable if it was installed for UEFI.

If that's not the issue, what I'd try next is Window's system repair disc. Perhaps you already have one. If not, a friend with a similar computer should be able to create one for you. (It's an option under Control Panel - Backup.) It's a self-booting disc, like the Mint live session. From the menu, select Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options and Startup Repair. That's supposed to solve your problem. If it doesn't, another Advanced Option is Command Prompt, from which you can deploy more sophisticated tools. Fortunately, I've never had to learn those, but there are lots of articles on the web.

Also, where did you read one can install Windows to a USB? I don't think that is possible, but always interested to learn new things.
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Re: I dual boot Win10 and linux mint 18.2 and now both do not work I can NOT use the computer now

Post by Laurent85 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:53 pm

Looks like Linux Mint was not installed in the same mode Windows was installed. LM was installed in EFI mode and W10 is not listed in the computer EFI boot loaders.

A boot info from a live session would help further:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
apt update
apt install -y --install-recommends boot-info
boot-info
Provide the link pointing to the boot info summary.
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