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grub rescue message

Post by ogborne » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:41 pm

I have 4 computers running mint 17 mate. One computer with an nvidia card sometimes gives an boot rescue message when I try to boot the computer. I have then turned the computer off and then re booted and the grub menu appears. Is there something I should do, or is this just an nvidia glich?

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Re: grub rescue message

Post by Mute Ant » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:54 pm

I would be looking for a hard drive taking longer-than-normal to become ready. Are there any messages to suggest why GRUB has a problem?
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Re: grub rescue message

Post by Valsodar » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:57 pm

Sounds like an MBR problem to me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Try and find an open source program that can fix your hard drive MBR. I had the same problem recently and found a program but it's only for Windows. Assuming you don't have Windows on your computers, you'll have to find a Linux program to do that.
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Re: grub rescue message

Post by ogborne » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:09 pm

MBR problem? I have windows xp on the problem computer. Only use it for quicken. What MBR program did you use?

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Re: grub rescue message

Post by Pjotr » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:00 pm

MBR problem is unlikely. Try to boot normally, if need be by means of the Recovery mode (it's under the Advanced section of the Grub bootloader menu). If that has become impossible, boot from the Mint DVD.

Then generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: grub rescue message

Post by ogborne » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:19 pm

Here is what I got when I put in inxi -Fxz Host: steve-MS-7808 Kernel: 3.13.0-139-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4)
Desktop: MATE 1.12.0 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: Mobo: MSI model: B75MA-E33 (MS-7808) v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: V1.7 date: 09/30/2013
CPU: Dual core Intel Pentium G2030 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11973
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.104 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.13.0-139-generic
Network: Card: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1100.5GB (2.8% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Maxtor_6L100P0 size: 100.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 26G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 159 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 635.1/3886.1MB Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28
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