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[SOLVED] - Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:56 am
by rahulkundu4u
Hi,

Currently I am using Linux Mint 18.2 as my daily use. I wanted to do beta testing Linux Mint 19. I can't delete my Linux Mint 18.2 right now because it is my daily driver. So I created a separate partition for Linux Mint 19 testing. I can run Linux Mint 19 live OS and install into new partition without any problem. But once I finish the installation and reboot I can't start Linux Mint 19. It is giving BusyBox error I have attached the screenshot for reference.

1. I have tried another Linux Mint 18.2 instead of Linux Mint 19, it gives me same error.
2. I have tried Ubuntu 18.04 instead Linux Mint 19 and it works perfectly.

My primary OS (Linux Mint 18.2) starts without any issue. I have installed Linux Mint 19 on /dev/sda3.
Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Rahul Kundu

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:12 am
by Pierre
the LM live environment is nearly the same as the installed environment,
so Crazy Questions Dept - - did you check that the LM19 ISO has a correct check sum ?. ..
https://linuxmint.com/verify.php

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:45 am
by rahulkundu4u
Thank you for quick response.
No, I have not verified checksum. Actually I don't know the procedure right now.

But I feel the problem is something else generic. Because it is happening for all linux mint (Even with the same image as I am using for my daily drive) regardless Linux Mint 19. Even I tried to reproduce same in virtual box, but there it works fine. I also tried to find the answer from google, butI am really clueless about this issue.

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:50 pm
by JerryF
Just a guess---maybe the live DVDs are running in UEFI mode instead of Legacy?

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:47 pm
by rahulkundu4u
In my system only BIOS is available. I believe the DVD (I used USB stick) is running in the same mode. I am not sure how to change it running in UEFI or BIOS mode. Can you help me regarding it?

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:08 pm
by JerryF
When you run the Live DVD, open a Terminal window and run this command:

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[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Currently in EFI mode" || echo "Currently in Legacy mode"
It'll tell you either your Currently in EFI mode or Legacy Mode.

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:47 pm
by lostfarmer
just saying the UUID # listed in the error photo is not a UUID # for a linux ext file system.

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:57 am
by rahulkundu4u
Thanks for your reply.

@JerryF
It is running in Legacy Mode. Terminal output is "Currently in Legacy mode"

@lostfarmer
You are right, Is there any workaround for this? I can run Ubuntu in same partition without any problem, but can't run Linux Mint(18.2 or 19 Beta).

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:21 am
by JerryF
rahulkundu4u wrote: ⤴
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:57 am
Thanks for your reply.

@JerryF
It is running in Legacy Mode. Terminal output is "Currently in Legacy mode"
When you try to install 19, are you using the option ‘Something else'?

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:54 pm
by rahulkundu4u
Yes, I am using "Something elese" option. This actually helps me to get a clear picture what I am doing.

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:02 pm
by JerryF
I've run out of ideas for now. :(

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:16 pm
by gm10
I don't know why the install is failing but I'd try if editing /boot/grub/grub.cfg and replacing the bad UUID with the correct one UUID (run blkid in a terminal to find it) doesn't fix it.

PS: Otherwise uncommenting
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
in /etc/default/grub followed by a sudo update-grub might also help.

Re: Not able to boot multiple Linux Mint OS

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:17 am
by rahulkundu4u
Thanks to everyone for your support. Finally I resolved the issue.

The way I was making bootable USB was the problem. I was using MultiBootUSB for this. Once I tried the tool provided by Linux Mint (USB Image Writer) it resolved.

I am closing the issue as it is working fine for me. But still I am unaware about the root cause. If anyone can explain that will helpful for our knowledge.

@gm10 I will try to reproduce the scenerio in virtual-box. If I find anything interesting I will update in this topic.