[SOLVED] Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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[SOLVED] Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Hello,
Linux Mint 18.3 is my daily driver on my SSD. Installed Manjaro (just to see how it performs) on an empty partiton on the same SSD which has Windows 7 on a a partition (I seldom use it)
Now I can't access Linux Mint after the install. Updated grub from manjaro just to make sure, but nothing changed.
On checking, Windows is working fine.
It goes to the boot screen saying Linux Mint and stays there.. I can see - after some boot up messages, "Welcome to Emergency Mode! After logging in, type journalctl -xb to view......" etc etc & then stops at Give root password for maintenance.
Kindly let me know if I can provide any other output for you.
I have to get Mint back fast..
Really appreciate any help. Thanks a lot.
I went through many similar threads but couldn't find anything relevant till now.
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Re: Mint 18.3 wont boot after installing Manjaro

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:oops:
Any help appreciated.. I am desperate to get this working.
Apologies for the bump.

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Hi,

Can you post your detailed partition scheme ? Do you happen to share a /boot partition between LM and Manjaro ?
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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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You could boot into Manjaro, open a terminal and run:

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sudo parted -l
Post the output back here.

Also, if you could launch Gparted and take a screenshot from your disk, that would be useful as well.

This will help people who know how to help you something to work with.

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Thank you @SuperBoby and @philotux for your replies.

Output from parted -l

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Model: ATA WDC WDS120G2G0A- (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 120GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB   105MB   primary   ntfs            boot
 2      106MB   31.6GB  31.5GB  primary   ntfs
 4      31.6GB  120GB   88.0GB  extended
 7      31.6GB  69.5GB  38.0GB  logical   ext4
 6      69.5GB  110GB   40.0GB  logical   ext4
 5      110GB   120GB   10.0GB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
 3      120GB   120GB   499MB   primary   ext4
gparted screenshot attached.
gpss.png
By the way I have another old harddisk on the same machine which has started showing warnings but still runs.

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Please post the output from:

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sudo blkid -o list
and

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cat /etc/fstab

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Thank you @philotux.

Output of sudo blkid -o list

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device                                            fs_type         label            mount point                                           UUID
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
/dev/sdb1                                         ntfs                             (not mounted)                                         AE946BB3946B7D29
/dev/sdb5                                         ntfs                             (not mounted)                                         D32C9A7E7D8625E1
/dev/sdb6                                         ntfs                             (not mounted)                                         0B65592E0676F310
/dev/sdb7                                         ext4                             (not mounted)                                         6da06280-81d7-4322-8ba9-b00380d38388
/dev/sdb8                                         swap                             [SWAP]                                                dec8fe4e-019c-41e5-b51c-8a3392fe7294
/dev/sdb9                                         ext4                             (not mounted)                                         75372527-c3e6-451e-a20b-306136c4c262
/dev/sdb10                                        ext4                             (not mounted)                                         45db3e82-f194-486d-be60-c13918b17b59
/dev/sda1                                         ntfs            System Reserved  (not mounted)                                         4E1657C81657B027
/dev/sda2                                         ntfs                             (not mounted)                                         488A70748A705FFC
/dev/sda3                                         ext4                             (not mounted)                                         fd182fb1-d570-41af-a934-5a1037100870
/dev/sda5                                         swap                             [SWAP]                                                a540175a-1c41-4918-9536-693103c3ec11
/dev/sda6                                         ext4                             (not mounted)                                         c3d649a7-54fc-4d11-8073-5eb5ec393ad4
/dev/sda7                                         ext4                             /                                                     1a944a29-a33b-4ee7-a1af-658819c3518e
sdb is my older hdd.

Output of cat /etc/fstab

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=1a944a29-a33b-4ee7-a1af-658819c3518e /              ext4    defaults,noatime,discard 0 1
UUID=a540175a-1c41-4918-9536-693103c3ec11 swap           swap    defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
UUID=dec8fe4e-019c-41e5-b51c-8a3392fe7294 swap           swap    defaults,noatime 0 2
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
Thanks..

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Sorry to bother you with my requests but do you think you could use your file manager in Manjaro, mount your Linux Mint partition and navigate to LM's /etc/fstab and post it's contents.

Something else you could try while in Manjaro, open Gparted and right click on your LM's partition (it should be unmounted) and run a check for check/repair possible filesystem corruption. Reboot and see if it has resolved the issue with booting into LM.

Thanks!

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Sorry to bother you with my requests
Please don't be.. Really appreciate your help.

Contents of LM's etc/fstab

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=c3d649a7-54fc-4d11-8073-5eb5ec393ad4 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=fd182fb1-d570-41af-a934-5a1037100870 /boot           ext4    defaults        0       2
# /dos was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=16B9-413E  /dos            vfat    utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=a540175a-1c41-4918-9536-693103c3ec11 none            swap    sw              0       0
I'll try the other and post back.
Thanks..

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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 open Gparted and right click on your LM's partition (it should be unmounted) 
Just checked Gparted and the LM partition is mounted.. "check" is greyed out.

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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# /boot was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=fd182fb1-d570-41af-a934-5a1037100870 /boot           ext4    defaults        0       2
# /dos was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=16B9-413E  /dos            vfat    utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
These entries in your LM's fstab seem to lack corresponding partitions on your disk judging from the Gparted's screenshot.
So, if you in the process of making space for Manjaro installation have deleted /dev/sda3 which was LM's /boot, and where it's kernel reside, I am afraid I am not really sure how to repair that or if it is possible to repair that at all.

Most probably, your best bet would be to access your LM partition via Manjaro and Backup your home folder and reinstall Mint.

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Thanks..
So, if you in the process of making space for Manjaro installation have deleted
Not sure.. I installed Manjaro into an empty partition, sda7, didn't delete or resize any other partition.
Anyway, I should've been more careful.. :oops:

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I just noticed that the older hard disk had a Mint partition .. that too is not booting now. :?:

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mntusr wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:48 am
Not sure.. I installed Manjaro into an empty partition, sda7, didn't delete or resize any other partition.
I am afraid I don't know then how to explain
# /boot was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=fd182fb1-d570-41af-a934-5a1037100870 /boot ext4 defaults 0 2
# /dos was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=16B9-413E /dos vfat utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
I am a bit at a loss here, now that the boot problem seems to be contagious.
Maybe others looking into this thread will have some better ideas.

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I am so sorry, I totally missed /dev/sda3 at the end of the disk :oops:
But then what about this:

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# /dos was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=16B9-413E /dos vfat utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
:?:

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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I think philotux is right, something may have happened to /dev/sda3 which was the /boot partition for LM

Did you by any chance used /dev/sda3 as the /boot partition for Manjaro, then changed your mind or something ?..


To repair, you could try chrooting into your LM partition and reinstall a kernel
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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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:oops: My mistake then..
I should have selected Install Mint alongside instead or Replace Partition option then?
But I dont understand why the Mint partition on the older disk which used to boot up without issues, won't boot now.
Thank you for your patience and help @philotux.

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Did you by any chance used /dev/sda3 as the /boot partition for Manjaro ?
I just did Replace Partition on sda7.. I did not have to select anything else.
Thanks..

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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Thanks @superboby
To repair, you could try chrooting into your LM partition and reinstall a kernel
Could you outline the steps or suggest a url.. I will search in the meantime.
I have a usb with LM18.3

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Re: Mint 18.3 won't boot after installing Manjaro

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SuperBoby wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:12 am
Did you by any chance used /dev/sda3 as the /boot partition for Manjaro, then changed your mind or something ?..
Does't seem so, judging by the Manjaro's /etc/fstab:

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=1a944a29-a33b-4ee7-a1af-658819c3518e /              ext4    defaults,noatime,discard 0 1
UUID=a540175a-1c41-4918-9536-693103c3ec11 swap           swap    defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
UUID=dec8fe4e-019c-41e5-b51c-8a3392fe7294 swap           swap    defaults,noatime 0 2
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
What is puzzling me is

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# /dos was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=16B9-413E /dos vfat utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
in LM's fstab. What is/was it for?

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