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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:01 pm

athi wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:50 pm

This is my read on your situation. Your Win7 installation is a standard installation in legacy BIOS mode on MBR partitioned drive. Your Mint installation should also be in legacy BIOS mode on MBR drive. Not sure what happened, but Mint installer created an EFI partition and installed Mint in UEFI mode which somehow also caused the machine not to boot either Win7 or Mint. The big question is how to install Mint in legacy BIOS mode and there are differences in opinion on how to accomplish this.

4a. Yes, first repair your Win7 installation so it boots. When repaired, Win7 boot manager will break Mint boot loader anyway.
4b. Yes, delete all Linux partitions and the extended partition that contains them. This will create the free space for a new Mint installation.
4c. Need to determine the best course to install Mint in legacy BIOS mode. One thing to eliminate is the possibility that the Mint 64bits live USB is corrupted. Please burn a new Mint 64bits live USB from the downloaded ISO file.
Just fyi, again:
I created the EFI partition. I had no idea what I was doing. I received the error message given in my first post as a jpg, and it said I required an EFI partition so I made one. I probably shouldn't have but I did. I'm guessing I shouldn't have but I was just following the instruction that the installation required one to work. I don't even know what EFI means or what it's for, I just saw the option via drop down menu on the Linux installer so I used it to create one.

Thanks for your help - to everyone.

I will get to all of these suggestions tomorrow. Today I was busy and just came on here now and it's time for making dinner and relaxing so ... "mañana"...

One thing is that I am wanting to stay with 64 bit if possible. It seems to me that going to 32 bit is a step backwards in computing. I'm no expert but it seems to me that staying with the most modern -bit system is the best idea. If not why did they go from 32 to 64?

Another thing is that while this is a Mint forum, I'm not "married" to Mint. I also could try a different flavor of Mint. A friend told me he installed XFCE on a 64 bit computer, no problem. Or should I try Mate? If you guys here are only supporting Mint, then okay, I'll stay with that for now.
Also I am wondering if another good option might not be MX Linux ...?

So... I'll try to get back to you guys tomorrow with the info you requested. And before I get back to you I'll also make some attempt(s) to boot into Windows, per instructions.

Thanks much for your help! I didn't mean to make anyone mad by saying how complicated all this was, just wanted you to remember I'm just a newbie so I don't understand all the lingo. I do intend to learn a lot about Linux - as much as my old brain will understand - but for now I just need to get it up and running. (After I get Windows 7 back.)

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by athi » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:31 pm

Thanks for letting us know how the EFI partition was created, took one mystery out of your issue. Now that we know what caused the EFI partition, give the 64bits a try first and see if you have any problems. For future references, new Mint users should stick with the simpler installation methods (Erase Disk for single boot and Install Alongside for dual boot) until they get more experience. The KISS principal is particularly relevant for any new endeavours.

Mint comes in 3 different DE now, Cinnamon, Mate and XFCE (LMDE is not so Minty), so we are good with any of them.
Mint Mate 19.1. Main rig is HP 800G2 I5 6500 16GB ram, 120GB boot drive, 2x3TB, 1x4TB data drives. Oldest rig is Mate 18.3 on Dell D620 with 32bits core duo.

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by pbear » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:46 pm

wannabelinuxguy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:01 pm
I received the error message given in my first post as a jpg, and it said I required an EFI partition so I made one.
I've always understand why you created the EFI partition. The puzzling question is why the installer told you to do so when all other evidence points to your having an old-fashioned BIOS machine. (UEFI didn't come in until Win8.) The commands I suggested in my last post are intended to answer the question of whether your BIOS is unusual or there's something off with the installation USB. Anyhoo, at your convenience. It's your computer.
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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:30 pm

I don't know why but this time it would not let me boot into Linux OR Windows. I put a Boot Repair usb I made from the net in, instead and I was able to type
ls /sys/firmware
and I got this:
acpi dmi efi memmap

When I type in sudo update-grub or update-grub I get errors.

Going to give it 15 min. more to see if I can get somewhere by restarting again. If not, I'll give up til tomorrow.

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:01 pm

Just install the Mint 32 bit, and worry later about going 64 bit, WHEN you have the proper EFI aware windows you can install, and that AFTER restoring the drive as GPT instead of MBR. You've taken 3 pages of avoiding the obvious.
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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by pbear » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:14 pm

wannabelinuxguy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:30 pm
ls /sys/firmware
acpi dmi efi memmap
Well, that means you are booting in UEFI somehow.
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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:20 pm

pbear wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:14 pm
wannabelinuxguy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:30 pm
ls /sys/firmware
acpi dmi efi memmap
Well, that means you are booting in UEFI somehow.
I think means "capable" in the firmware (BIOS).
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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by pbear » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:28 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:20 pm
I think means "capable" in the firmware (BIOS).
Not sure I understand the distinction. FWIW, I'm relying on something gold_finger wrote in his famous tutorial on UEFI installations, but I don't have an independent understanding of the command and maybe he was simplifying.
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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:40 pm

Sorry if I'm avoiding the obvious. I'm not sure what the obvious is or how. How can I install the 32 bit until I can get in and delete the old?
I cannot get in.
Here's the latest I got from the source-forge boot repair:

Boot Info Script 8f991e4 + Boot-Repair extra info [Boot-Info 25oct2017]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

=> Windows 7/8/2012 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
=> Syslinux MBR (5.00 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows 7/2008: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows 7/2008: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /bootmgr /boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows 7/2008: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files:

sda4: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Linux Mint 19.2
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab

sda6: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda7: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: FAT32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /EFI/ubuntu/grub.cfg /EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi
/EFI/BOOT/fbx64.efi /EFI/ubuntu/fwupx64.efi
/EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /EFI/ubuntu/mmx64.efi
/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi

sda8: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files:

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: SYSLINUX 6.03
Boot sector info: Syslinux looks at sector 16408 of /dev/sdb1 for its
second stage. The integrity check of Syslinux failed.
No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg /casper/vmlinuz.efi
/EFI/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
Disk /dev/sda: 698.7 GiB, 750156374016 bytes, 1465149168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 2,048 409,599 407,552 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2 409,600 1,259,367,479 1,258,957,880 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3 1,464,936,448 1,465,145,343 208,896 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda4 1,259,368,446 1,464,936,447 205,568,002 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1,259,368,448 1,289,154,559 29,786,112 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 1,289,156,608 1,304,778,751 15,622,144 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 * 1,304,780,800 1,308,686,335 3,905,536 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
/dev/sda8 1,308,688,384 1,464,936,447 156,248,064 83 Linux


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________
Disk /dev/sdb: 3.8 GiB, 4047502848 bytes, 7905279 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 2,048 7,905,278 7,903,231 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 2CD46EC8D46E943C ntfs SYSTEM
/dev/sda2 1606C02006C0032B ntfs
/dev/sda3 0670D62670D61BED ntfs HP_TOOLS
/dev/sda5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 ext4
/dev/sda6 d0597c2a-1be7-4ce0-ae75-4ef95db6cb54 swap
/dev/sda7 10B8-952D vfat
/dev/sda8 395604a8-22ad-4c87-97c9-4aa63ad89992 ext4
/dev/sdb1 8222-5779 vfat BOOT-REPAIR
/dev/zram0 5173c24f-88f0-43e3-b99a-00d5b0d345a5 swap
/dev/zram1 4a9d4f09-08a3-42ee-8b6e-a797cd4262fc swap
/dev/zram2 44390275-7978-44ef-a96b-e6d288253742 swap
/dev/zram3 d3895473-1829-4d54-844e-d1bedf0e6197 swap

========================= "ls -l /dev/disk/by-id" output: ======================

total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Sep 17 02:35 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:43 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:43 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:43 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA-part3 -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA-part4 -> ../../sda4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA-part5 -> ../../sda5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA-part6 -> ../../sda6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA-part7 -> ../../sda7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 ata-Hitachi_HTS547575A9E384_J2140059E604LA-part8 -> ../../sda8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Sep 17 02:35 ata-hp_CDDVDW_TS-U633J_R8666GUC4008Z1 -> ../../sr0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Sep 17 02:35 usb-SanDisk_Cruzer_02667007FC429A91-0:0 -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 usb-SanDisk_Cruzer_02667007FC429A91-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdb1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Sep 17 02:35 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:43 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:43 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:43 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca-part3 -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca-part4 -> ../../sda4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca-part5 -> ../../sda5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca-part6 -> ../../sda6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca-part7 -> ../../sda7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 17 02:35 wwn-0x5000cca6dfdee9ca-part8 -> ../../sda8

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sdb1 /cdrom vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)


=========================== sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
if [ "${next_entry}" ] ; then
set default="${next_entry}"
set next_entry=
save_env next_entry
set boot_once=true
else
set default="0"
fi

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}
function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
function load_video {
if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
insmod all_video
else
insmod efi_gop
insmod efi_uga
insmod ieee1275_fb
insmod vbe
insmod vga
insmod video_bochs
insmod video_cirrus
fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
fi
font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
set gfxmode=auto
load_video
insmod gfxterm
set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
set lang=en_US
insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ] ; then
set timeout=10
else
if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
set timeout_style=hidden
set timeout=10
# Fallback hidden-timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is
# unavailable.
elif sleep --interruptible 10 ; then
set timeout=10
fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
set gfxpayload="${1}"
if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=1
else
set vt_handoff=
fi
}
if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
menuentry 'Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-62-generic root=UUID=e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-62-generic
}
submenu 'Advanced options for Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96' {
menuentry 'Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, with Linux 4.15.0-62-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.15.0-62-generic-advanced-e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.15.0-62-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-62-generic root=UUID=e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-62-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, with Linux 4.15.0-62-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.15.0-62-generic-recovery-e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96' {
recordfail
load_video
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.15.0-62-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-62-generic root=UUID=e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-62-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, with Linux 4.15.0-58-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.15.0-58-generic-advanced-e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.15.0-58-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-58-generic root=UUID=e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-58-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, with Linux 4.15.0-58-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.15.0-58-generic-recovery-e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96' {
recordfail
load_video
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.15.0-58-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-58-generic root=UUID=e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-58-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, with Linux 4.15.0-54-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.15.0-54-generic-advanced-e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.15.0-54-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-54-generic root=UUID=e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-54-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, with Linux 4.15.0-54-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-4.15.0-54-generic-recovery-e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96' {
recordfail
load_video
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5 e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 4.15.0-54-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-54-generic root=UUID=e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-54-generic
}
}

### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/25_custom ###

menuentry "EFI/BOOT/bkpbootx64.efi" {
search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 10B8-952D
chainloader (${root})/EFI/BOOT/bkpbootx64.efi
}

menuentry "EFI/BOOT/fbx64.efi" {
search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 10B8-952D
chainloader (${root})/EFI/BOOT/fbx64.efi
}

menuentry "EFI/ubuntu/fwupx64.efi" {
search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 10B8-952D
chainloader (${root})/EFI/ubuntu/fwupx64.efi
}

menuentry "EFI/ubuntu/mmx64.efi" {
search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 10B8-952D
chainloader (${root})/EFI/ubuntu/mmx64.efi
}
### END /etc/grub.d/25_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
menuentry 'System setup' $menuentry_id_option 'uefi-firmware' {
fwsetup
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /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/sda5 during installation
UUID=e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda7 during installation
#UUID=10B8-952D /boot/efi vfat umask=0077 0 1
# /home was on /dev/sda8 during installation
UUID=395604a8-22ad-4c87-97c9-4aa63ad89992 /home ext4 defaults 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=d0597c2a-1be7-4ce0-ae75-4ef95db6cb54 none swap sw 0 0
#UUID=10B8-952D /boot/efi vfat defaults 0 1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

602.645515442 = 647.085694976 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
602.947246552 = 647.409676288 boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-54-generic 1
602.443275452 = 646.868541440 boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-58-generic 2
608.064395905 = 652.904173568 boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-62-generic 1
608.064395905 = 652.904173568 vmlinuz 1
602.443275452 = 646.868541440 vmlinuz.old 2
608.398189545 = 653.262581760 boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-54-generic 3
608.491966248 = 653.363273728 boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-58-generic 1
609.270683289 = 654.199414784 boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-62-generic 4
609.270683289 = 654.199414784 initrd.img 4
608.491966248 = 653.363273728 initrd.img.old 1

========================== sda7/EFI/ubuntu/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
search.fs_uuid e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96 root hd0,msdos5
set prefix=($root)'/boot/grub'
configfile $prefix/grub.cfg
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=========================== sdb1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=auto
insmod efi_gop
insmod efi_uga
insmod gfxterm
terminal_output gfxterm
fi

set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray

menuentry "Boot-Repair-Disk session" {
set gfxpayload=keep
linux /casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
initrd /casper/initrd.lz
}
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

============================== sdb1/syslinux.cfg: ==============================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DEFAULT loadconfig

LABEL loadconfig
CONFIG /isolinux/txt.cfg
APPEND /isolinux/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sdb1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

?? = ?? boot/grub/grub.cfg 1

================= sdb1: Location of files loaded by Syslinux: ==================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

?? = ?? syslinux.cfg 1
?? = ?? ldlinux.sys 1


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
=================== log of boot-repair 20190917_0235 ===================
boot-repair version : 4ppa62
boot-sav version : 4ppa62
boot-sav-extra version : 4ppa62
glade2script version : 3.2.3~ppa4
Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.
boot-repair is executed in live-session (Boot-Repair-Disk 64bit 1oct2017, zesty, Ubuntu, x86_64)
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
ls: cannot access '/home/usr/.config': No such file or directory

=================== os-prober:
/dev/sda5:Linux Mint 19.2 Tina (19.2):LinuxMint:linux

=================== blkid:
/dev/sda1: LABEL="SYSTEM" UUID="2CD46EC8D46E943C" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="a6486ada-01"
/dev/sda2: UUID="1606C02006C0032B" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="a6486ada-02"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="HP_TOOLS" UUID="0670D62670D61BED" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="a6486ada-03"
/dev/sda5: UUID="e8adb9de-64cb-40be-b829-44c467ba2e96" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="a6486ada-05"
/dev/sda7: UUID="10B8-952D" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="a6486ada-07"
/dev/sda8: UUID="395604a8-22ad-4c87-97c9-4aa63ad89992" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="a6486ada-08"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="BOOT-REPAIR" UUID="8222-5779" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="473a04a1-01"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/sda6: UUID="d0597c2a-1be7-4ce0-ae75-4ef95db6cb54" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="a6486ada-06"
/dev/zram0: UUID="5173c24f-88f0-43e3-b99a-00d5b0d345a5" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram1: UUID="4a9d4f09-08a3-42ee-8b6e-a797cd4262fc" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram2: UUID="44390275-7978-44ef-a96b-e6d288253742" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram3: UUID="d3895473-1829-4d54-844e-d1bedf0e6197" TYPE="swap"


1 disks with OS, 1 OS : 1 Linux, 0 MacOS, 0 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.

Windows not detected by os-prober on sda2.
Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.
Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.

=================== sda5/etc/grub.d/ :
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 1 05:08 grub.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 1 04:55 grub.d.bak
total 80
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10046 Mar 18 16:11 00_header
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6258 Mar 18 16:11 05_debian_theme
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12693 Mar 18 16:11 10_linux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11298 Mar 18 16:11 20_linux_xen
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 559 Sep 1 05:08 25_custom
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12059 Mar 18 16:11 30_os-prober
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1418 Mar 18 16:11 30_uefi-firmware
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 214 Mar 18 16:11 40_custom
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 216 Mar 18 16:11 41_custom
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 483 Mar 18 16:11 README




=================== sda5/etc/default/grub :

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
# info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"



/boot/efi detected in the fstab of sda5: UUID=10B8-952D (sda7)
Presence of EFI/Boot file detected: /mnt/boot-sav/sda7/EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi
Presence of EFI/Boot file detected: /mnt/boot-sav/sda7/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi
Presence of EFI/Boot file detected: /mnt/boot-sav/sda7/EFI/Boot/fbx64.efi
Presence of bkp file detected: /mnt/boot-sav/sda7/EFI/BOOT/bkpbootx64.efi
/usr/share/boot-sav/bs-cmd_terminal.sh: line 179: warning: command substitution: ignored null byte in input

=================== efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0002
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 3004,2001,2002,2003
Boot0000* Notebook Hard Drive BBS(HD, ÿ ,0x0).......................................................................
Boot0001* Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS(CDROM,_ ÿ ,0x500)................-...........A......#...................................
Boot0002* USB Hard Drive (UEFI) - SanDisk Cruzer PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(1,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x473a04a1,0x800,0x7897ff)RC
Boot0003* USB Hard Drive - SanDisk Cruzer BBS(7, ÿ ,0x500).......................................................................
Boot0004* Ubuntu HD(4,MBR,0xa6486ada,0x4b106ffe,0xc40b802)/HD(3,MBR,0x0,0x4dc56000,0x3b9800)/File(EFIubuntugrubx64.efi)RC
Boot2001* USB Drive (UEFI) RC
Boot2002* Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive (UEFI) RC
Boot3004* EFI Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk RC

=================== UEFI/Legacy mode:
BIOS is EFI-compatible, and is setup in EFI-mode for this live-session.
SecureBoot disabled. (maybe sec-boot, Please report this message to boot.repair@gmail.com)


=================== PARTITIONS & DISKS:
sda1 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, no-os, not--efi--part, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, bootmgr, is-winboot, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, standard, not-far, notbiosboot, /mnt/boot-sav/sda1.
sda2 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, is-os, not--efi--part, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, haswinload, no-recov-nor-hid, bootmgr, is-winboot, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, standard, farbios, notbiosboot, /mnt/boot-sav/sda2.
sda3 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, no-os, not--efi--part, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, notwinboot, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, standard, farbios, notbiosboot, /mnt/boot-sav/sda3.
sda5 : sda, not-sepboot, grubenv-ok grub2, signed grub-efi , update-grub, 64, with-boot, is-os, not--efi--part, fstab-without-boot, fstab-has-goodEFI, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, notwinboot, apt-get, grub-install, with--usr, fstab-without-usr, not-sep-usr, standard, farbios, notbiosboot, /mnt/boot-sav/sda5.
sda7 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, no-os, is-correct-EFI, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, notwinboot, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, standard, farbios, notbiosboot, /mnt/boot-sav/sda7.
sda8 : sda, maybesepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, no-os, not--efi--part, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, notwinboot, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, standard, farbios, notbiosboot, /mnt/boot-sav/sda8.

sda : not-GPT, BIOSboot-not-needed, has-correctEFI, not-usb, not-mmc, has-os, 2048 sectors * 512 bytes


=================== parted -lm:

BYT;
/dev/sda:750GB:scsi:512:4096:msdos:ATA Hitachi HTS54757:;
1:1049kB:210MB:209MB:ntfs::;
2:210MB:645GB:645GB:ntfs::;
4:645GB:750GB:105GB:::;
5:645GB:660GB:15.3GB:ext4::;
6:660GB:668GB:7999MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
7:668GB:670GB:2000MB:fat32::boot, esp;
8:670GB:750GB:80.0GB:ext4::;
3:750GB:750GB:107MB:ntfs::;

BYT;
/dev/sdb:4048MB:scsi:512:512:msdos:SanDisk Cruzer:;
1:1049kB:4048MB:4046MB:fat32::boot, lba;

BYT;
/dev/zram3:1031MB:unknown:4096:4096:loop:Unknown:;
1:0.00B:1031MB:1031MB:linux-swap(v1)::;

BYT;
/dev/zram1:1031MB:unknown:4096:4096:loop:Unknown:;
1:0.00B:1031MB:1031MB:linux-swap(v1)::;

BYT;
/dev/zram2:1031MB:unknown:4096:4096:loop:Unknown:;
1:0.00B:1031MB:1031MB:linux-swap(v1)::;

BYT;
/dev/zram0:1031MB:unknown:4096:4096:loop:Unknown:;
1:0.00B:1031MB:1031MB:linux-swap(v1)::;

=================== lsblk:
KNAME TYPE FSTYPE SIZE LABEL
loop0 loop squashfs 629.3M
sda disk 698.7G
sda1 part ntfs 199M SYSTEM
sda2 part ntfs 600.3G
sda3 part ntfs 102M HP_TOOLS
sda4 part 1K
sda5 part ext4 14.2G
sda6 part swap 7.5G
sda7 part vfat 1.9G
sda8 part ext4 74.5G
sdb disk 3.8G
sdb1 part vfat 3.8G BOOT-REPAIR
sr0 rom 1024M
zram0 disk 982.9M
zram1 disk 982.9M
zram2 disk 982.9M
zram3 disk 982.9M

KNAME ROTA RO RM STATE MOUNTPOINT
loop0 1 1 0 /rofs
sda 1 0 0 running
sda1 1 0 0 /mnt/boot-sav/sda1
sda2 1 0 0 /mnt/boot-sav/sda2
sda3 1 0 0 /mnt/boot-sav/sda3
sda4 1 0 0
sda5 1 0 0 /mnt/boot-sav/sda5
sda6 1 0 0 [SWAP]
sda7 1 0 0 /mnt/boot-sav/sda7
sda8 1 0 0 /mnt/boot-sav/sda8
sdb 1 0 1 running
sdb1 1 0 1 /cdrom
sr0 1 0 1 running
zram0 0 0 0 [SWAP]
zram1 0 0 0 [SWAP]
zram2 0 0 0 [SWAP]
zram3 0 0 0 [SWAP]


=================== mount:
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=3998632k,nr_inodes=999658,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=805164k,mode=755)
/dev/sdb1 on /cdrom type vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
/cow on / type overlay (rw,relatime,lowerdir=//filesystem.squashfs,upperdir=/cow/upper,workdir=/cow/work)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/unified type cgroup2 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,name=systemd)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
efivarfs on /sys/firmware/efi/efivars type efivarfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/rdma type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,rdma)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpu,cpuacct)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/hugetlb type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,hugetlb)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,perf_event)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls,net_prio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/pids type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,pids)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/memory type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,memory)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=29,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct,pipe_ino=14644)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime,pagesize=2M)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
configfs on /sys/kernel/config type configfs (rw,relatime)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime)
tmpfs on /run/user/999 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=805160k,mode=700,uid=999,gid=999)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/999/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=999,group_id=999)
/dev/sda1 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda1 type fuseblk (rw,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda2 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 type fuseblk (rw,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda3 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda3 type fuseblk (rw,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda5 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda5 type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
/dev/sda7 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda7 type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sda8 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda8 type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)


=================== ls:
/sys/block/sda (filtered): alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight integrity power queue range removable ro sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5 sda6 sda7 sda8 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
/sys/block/sdb (filtered): alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight integrity power queue range removable ro sdb1 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
/sys/block/sr0 (filtered): alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight integrity power queue range removable ro size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
/dev (filtered): autofs block bsg btrfs-control bus cdrom cdrw char console core cpu cpu_dma_latency cuse disk dri drm_dp_aux0 dvd dvdrw ecryptfs fb0 fd freefall full fuse hpet hugepages hwrng i2c-0 i2c-1 i2c-2 i2c-3 i2c-4 i2c-5 i2c-6 initctl input kmsg lightnvm log mapper mcelog media0 mei0 mem memory_bandwidth mqueue net network_latency network_throughput null port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill sda sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5 sda6 sda7 sda8 sdb sdb1 sg0 sg1 sg2 shm snapshot snd sr0 stderr stdin stdout uhid uinput urandom userio v4l vfio vga_arbiter vhci vhost-net vhost-vsock video0 zero
ls /dev/mapper: control

=================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/sda1
00000000 eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53 20 20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00 |.R.NTFS .....|
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00 3f 00 ff 00 00 08 00 00 |........?.......|
00000020 00 00 00 00 80 00 80 00 ff 37 06 00 00 00 00 00 |.........7......|
00000030 55 42 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |UB..............|
00000040 f6 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 3c 94 6e d4 c8 6e d4 2c |........<.n..n.,|
00000050 00 00 00 00 fa 33 c0 8e d0 bc 00 7c fb 68 c0 07 |.....3.....|.h..|
00000060 1f 1e 68 66 00 cb 88 16 0e 00 66 81 3e 03 00 4e |..hf......f.>..N|
00000070 54 46 53 75 15 b4 41 bb aa 55 cd 13 72 0c 81 fb |TFSu..A..U..r...|
00000080 55 aa 75 06 f7 c1 01 00 75 03 e9 dd 00 1e 83 ec |U.u.....u.......|
00000090 18 68 1a 00 b4 48 8a 16 0e 00 8b f4 16 1f cd 13 |.h...H..........|
000000a0 9f 83 c4 18 9e 58 1f 72 e1 3b 06 0b 00 75 db a3 |.....X.r.;...u..|
000000b0 0f 00 c1 2e 0f 00 04 1e 5a 33 db b9 00 20 2b c8 |........Z3... +.|
000000c0 66 ff 06 11 00 03 16 0f 00 8e c2 ff 06 16 00 e8 |f...............|
000000d0 4b 00 2b c8 77 ef b8 00 bb cd 1a 66 23 c0 75 2d |K.+.w......f#.u-|
000000e0 66 81 fb 54 43 50 41 75 24 81 f9 02 01 72 1e 16 |f..TCPAu$....r..|
000000f0 68 07 bb 16 68 70 0e 16 68 09 00 66 53 66 53 66 |h...hp..h..fSfSf|
00000100 55 16 16 16 68 b8 01 66 61 0e 07 cd 1a 33 c0 bf |U...h..fa....3..|
00000110 28 10 b9 d8 0f fc f3 aa e9 5f 01 90 90 66 60 1e |(........_...f`.|
00000120 06 66 a1 11 00 66 03 06 1c 00 1e 66 68 00 00 00 |.f...f.....fh...|
00000130 00 66 50 06 53 68 01 00 68 10 00 b4 42 8a 16 0e |.fP.Sh..h...B...|
00000140 00 16 1f 8b f4 cd 13 66 59 5b 5a 66 59 66 59 1f |.......fY[ZfYfY.|
00000150 0f 82 16 00 66 ff 06 11 00 03 16 0f 00 8e c2 ff |....f...........|
00000160 0e 16 00 75 bc 07 1f 66 61 c3 a0 f8 01 e8 09 00 |...u...fa.......|
00000170 a0 fb 01 e8 03 00 f4 eb fd b4 01 8b f0 ac 3c 00 |..............<.|
00000180 74 09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 eb f2 c3 0d 0a 41 20 |t.............A |
00000190 64 69 73 6b 20 72 65 61 64 20 65 72 72 6f 72 20 |disk read error |
000001a0 6f 63 63 75 72 72 65 64 00 0d 0a 42 4f 4f 54 4d |occurred...BOOTM|
000001b0 47 52 20 69 73 20 6d 69 73 73 69 6e 67 00 0d 0a |GR is missing...|
000001c0 42 4f 4f 54 4d 47 52 20 69 73 20 63 6f 6d 70 72 |BOOTMGR is compr|
000001d0 65 73 73 65 64 00 0d 0a 50 72 65 73 73 20 43 74 |essed...Press Ct|
000001e0 72 6c 2b 41 6c 74 2b 44 65 6c 20 74 6f 20 72 65 |rl+Alt+Del to re|
000001f0 73 74 61 72 74 0d 0a 00 8c a9 be d6 00 00 55 aa |start.........U.|
00000200

=================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/sda2
00000000 eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53 20 20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00 |.R.NTFS .....|
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00 3f 00 ff 00 00 40 06 00 |........?....@..|
00000020 00 00 00 00 80 00 80 00 37 2c 0a 4b 00 00 00 00 |........7,.K....|
00000030 00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00 90 b8 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000040 f6 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 2b 03 c0 06 20 c0 06 16 |........+... ...|
00000050 00 00 00 00 fa 33 c0 8e d0 bc 00 7c fb 68 c0 07 |.....3.....|.h..|
00000060 1f 1e 68 66 00 cb 88 16 0e 00 66 81 3e 03 00 4e |..hf......f.>..N|
00000070 54 46 53 75 15 b4 41 bb aa 55 cd 13 72 0c 81 fb |TFSu..A..U..r...|
00000080 55 aa 75 06 f7 c1 01 00 75 03 e9 dd 00 1e 83 ec |U.u.....u.......|
00000090 18 68 1a 00 b4 48 8a 16 0e 00 8b f4 16 1f cd 13 |.h...H..........|
000000a0 9f 83 c4 18 9e 58 1f 72 e1 3b 06 0b 00 75 db a3 |.....X.r.;...u..|
000000b0 0f 00 c1 2e 0f 00 04 1e 5a 33 db b9 00 20 2b c8 |........Z3... +.|
000000c0 66 ff 06 11 00 03 16 0f 00 8e c2 ff 06 16 00 e8 |f...............|
000000d0 4b 00 2b c8 77 ef b8 00 bb cd 1a 66 23 c0 75 2d |K.+.w......f#.u-|
000000e0 66 81 fb 54 43 50 41 75 24 81 f9 02 01 72 1e 16 |f..TCPAu$....r..|
000000f0 68 07 bb 16 68 70 0e 16 68 09 00 66 53 66 53 66 |h...hp..h..fSfSf|
00000100 55 16 16 16 68 b8 01 66 61 0e 07 cd 1a 33 c0 bf |U...h..fa....3..|
00000110 28 10 b9 d8 0f fc f3 aa e9 5f 01 90 90 66 60 1e |(........_...f`.|
00000120 06 66 a1 11 00 66 03 06 1c 00 1e 66 68 00 00 00 |.f...f.....fh...|
00000130 00 66 50 06 53 68 01 00 68 10 00 b4 42 8a 16 0e |.fP.Sh..h...B...|
00000140 00 16 1f 8b f4 cd 13 66 59 5b 5a 66 59 66 59 1f |.......fY[ZfYfY.|
00000150 0f 82 16 00 66 ff 06 11 00 03 16 0f 00 8e c2 ff |....f...........|
00000160 0e 16 00 75 bc 07 1f 66 61 c3 a0 f8 01 e8 09 00 |...u...fa.......|
00000170 a0 fb 01 e8 03 00 f4 eb fd b4 01 8b f0 ac 3c 00 |..............<.|
00000180 74 09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 eb f2 c3 0d 0a 41 20 |t.............A |
00000190 64 69 73 6b 20 72 65 61 64 20 65 72 72 6f 72 20 |disk read error |
000001a0 6f 63 63 75 72 72 65 64 00 0d 0a 42 4f 4f 54 4d |occurred...BOOTM|
000001b0 47 52 20 69 73 20 6d 69 73 73 69 6e 67 00 0d 0a |GR is missing...|
000001c0 42 4f 4f 54 4d 47 52 20 69 73 20 63 6f 6d 70 72 |BOOTMGR is compr|
000001d0 65 73 73 65 64 00 0d 0a 50 72 65 73 73 20 43 74 |essed...Press Ct|
000001e0 72 6c 2b 41 6c 74 2b 44 65 6c 20 74 6f 20 72 65 |rl+Alt+Del to re|
000001f0 73 74 61 72 74 0d 0a 00 8c a9 be d6 00 00 55 aa |start.........U.|
00000200

=================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/sda3
00000000 eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53 20 20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00 |.R.NTFS .....|
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00 3f 00 ff 00 00 28 51 57 |........?....(QW|
00000020 00 00 00 00 80 00 80 00 ff 2f 03 00 00 00 00 00 |........./......|
00000030 00 22 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |."..............|
00000040 f6 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 ed 1b d6 70 26 d6 70 06 |...........p&.p.|
00000050 00 00 00 00 fa 33 c0 8e d0 bc 00 7c fb 68 c0 07 |.....3.....|.h..|
00000060 1f 1e 68 66 00 cb 88 16 0e 00 66 81 3e 03 00 4e |..hf......f.>..N|
00000070 54 46 53 75 15 b4 41 bb aa 55 cd 13 72 0c 81 fb |TFSu..A..U..r...|
00000080 55 aa 75 06 f7 c1 01 00 75 03 e9 dd 00 1e 83 ec |U.u.....u.......|
00000090 18 68 1a 00 b4 48 8a 16 0e 00 8b f4 16 1f cd 13 |.h...H..........|
000000a0 9f 83 c4 18 9e 58 1f 72 e1 3b 06 0b 00 75 db a3 |.....X.r.;...u..|
000000b0 0f 00 c1 2e 0f 00 04 1e 5a 33 db b9 00 20 2b c8 |........Z3... +.|
000000c0 66 ff 06 11 00 03 16 0f 00 8e c2 ff 06 16 00 e8 |f...............|
000000d0 4b 00 2b c8 77 ef b8 00 bb cd 1a 66 23 c0 75 2d |K.+.w......f#.u-|
000000e0 66 81 fb 54 43 50 41 75 24 81 f9 02 01 72 1e 16 |f..TCPAu$....r..|
000000f0 68 07 bb 16 68 70 0e 16 68 09 00 66 53 66 53 66 |h...hp..h..fSfSf|
00000100 55 16 16 16 68 b8 01 66 61 0e 07 cd 1a 33 c0 bf |U...h..fa....3..|
00000110 28 10 b9 d8 0f fc f3 aa e9 5f 01 90 90 66 60 1e |(........_...f`.|
00000120 06 66 a1 11 00 66 03 06 1c 00 1e 66 68 00 00 00 |.f...f.....fh...|
00000130 00 66 50 06 53 68 01 00 68 10 00 b4 42 8a 16 0e |.fP.Sh..h...B...|
00000140 00 16 1f 8b f4 cd 13 66 59 5b 5a 66 59 66 59 1f |.......fY[ZfYfY.|
00000150 0f 82 16 00 66 ff 06 11 00 03 16 0f 00 8e c2 ff |....f...........|
00000160 0e 16 00 75 bc 07 1f 66 61 c3 a0 f8 01 e8 09 00 |...u...fa.......|
00000170 a0 fb 01 e8 03 00 f4 eb fd b4 01 8b f0 ac 3c 00 |..............<.|
00000180 74 09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 eb f2 c3 0d 0a 41 20 |t.............A |
00000190 64 69 73 6b 20 72 65 61 64 20 65 72 72 6f 72 20 |disk read error |
000001a0 6f 63 63 75 72 72 65 64 00 0d 0a 42 4f 4f 54 4d |occurred...BOOTM|
000001b0 47 52 20 69 73 20 6d 69 73 73 69 6e 67 00 0d 0a |GR is missing...|
000001c0 42 4f 4f 54 4d 47 52 20 69 73 20 63 6f 6d 70 72 |BOOTMGR is compr|
000001d0 65 73 73 65 64 00 0d 0a 50 72 65 73 73 20 43 74 |essed...Press Ct|
000001e0 72 6c 2b 41 6c 74 2b 44 65 6c 20 74 6f 20 72 65 |rl+Alt+Del to re|
000001f0 73 74 61 72 74 0d 0a 00 8c a9 be d6 00 00 55 aa |start.........U.|
00000200

=================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/sda7
00000000 eb 58 90 6d 6b 66 73 2e 66 61 74 00 02 08 20 00 |.X.mkfs.fat... .|
00000010 02 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00 3f 00 ff 00 00 60 c5 4d |........?....`.M|
00000020 00 98 3b 00 e0 0e 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 |..;.............|
00000030 01 00 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000040 80 01 29 2d 95 b8 10 4e 4f 20 4e 41 4d 45 20 20 |..)-...NO NAME |
00000050 20 20 46 41 54 33 32 20 20 20 0e 1f be 77 7c ac | FAT32 ...w|.|
00000060 22 c0 74 0b 56 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 5e eb f0 32 |".t.V.......^..2|
00000070 e4 cd 16 cd 19 eb fe 54 68 69 73 20 69 73 20 6e |.......This is n|
00000080 6f 74 20 61 20 62 6f 6f 74 61 62 6c 65 20 64 69 |ot a bootable di|
00000090 73 6b 2e 20 20 50 6c 65 61 73 65 20 69 6e 73 65 |sk. Please inse|
000000a0 72 74 20 61 20 62 6f 6f 74 61 62 6c 65 20 66 6c |rt a bootable fl|
000000b0 6f 70 70 79 20 61 6e 64 0d 0a 70 72 65 73 73 20 |oppy and..press |
000000c0 61 6e 79 20 6b 65 79 20 74 6f 20 74 72 79 20 61 |any key to try a|
000000d0 67 61 69 6e 20 2e 2e 2e 20 0d 0a 00 00 00 00 00 |gain ... .......|
000000e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
*
000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
00000200
Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.

=================== df -Th:

Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev devtmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs tmpfs 787M 9.4M 777M 2% /run
/dev/sdb1 vfat 3.8G 708M 3.1G 19% /cdrom
/dev/loop0 squashfs 630M 630M 0 100% /rofs
/cow overlay 3.9G 5.0M 3.9G 1% /
tmpfs tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs tmpfs 3.9G 4.0K 3.9G 1% /tmp
tmpfs tmpfs 787M 4.0K 787M 1% /run/user/999
/dev/sda1 fuseblk 199M 30M 170M 15% /mnt/boot-sav/sda1
/dev/sda2 fuseblk 601G 444G 157G 74% /mnt/boot-sav/sda2
/dev/sda3 fuseblk 102M 9.8M 93M 10% /mnt/boot-sav/sda3
/dev/sda5 ext4 14G 14G 0 100% /mnt/boot-sav/sda5
/dev/sda7 vfat 1.9G 7.4M 1.9G 1% /mnt/boot-sav/sda7
/dev/sda8 ext4 73G 139M 69G 1% /mnt/boot-sav/sda8

=================== fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/loop0: 629.3 MiB, 659873792 bytes, 1288816 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 698.7 GiB, 750156374016 bytes, 1465149168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xa6486ada

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1 2048 409599 407552 199M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 409600 1259367479 1258957880 600.3G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 1464936448 1465145343 208896 102M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 1259368446 1464936447 205568002 98G 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1259368448 1289154559 29786112 14.2G 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 1289156608 1304778751 15622144 7.5G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 * 1304780800 1308686335 3905536 1.9G ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
/dev/sda8 1308688384 1464936447 156248064 74.5G 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order.




Disk /dev/sdb: 3.8 GiB, 4047502848 bytes, 7905279 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x473a04a1

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1 * 2048 7905278 7903231 3.8G c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


Disk /dev/zram0: 982.9 MiB, 1030610944 bytes, 251614 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram1: 982.9 MiB, 1030610944 bytes, 251614 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram2: 982.9 MiB, 1030610944 bytes, 251614 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram3: 982.9 MiB, 1030610944 bytes, 251614 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes



=================== Recommended repair
The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility will purge (in order to fix packages) and reinstall the grub2 of sda5 into the MBR of sda.
Grub-efi will not be selected by default because: no-win-efi
Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s restore-efi-backups


/boot/efi removed in sda5/fstab
rm /mnt/boot-sav/sda7/efi/Boot/bootx64.efi
sda5 is 100 % full

** (zenity:14169): WARNING **: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.a11y.Bus was not provided by any .service files
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.
The sda5 (Linux Mint 19.2 Tina) partition is still full. This can prevent to start it (e.g. you may get a Power Manager error).

** (zenity:14209): WARNING **: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.a11y.Bus was not provided by any .service files
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.
chroot /mnt/boot-sav/sda5 apt-get -y update
W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease: Splitting up /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_bionic_InRelease into data and signature failed
W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease: Splitting up /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_bionic_InRelease into data and signature failed
W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://packages.linuxmint.com tina Release: At least one invalid signature was encountered.
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/InRelease Splitting up /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_bionic_InRelease into data and signature failed
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... /InRelease Error writing to output file - write (28: No space left on device) [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... /InRelease Error writing to output file - write (28: No space left on device) [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... /InRelease Error writing to output file - write (28: No space left on device) [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... /InRelease Splitting up /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_bionic_InRelease into data and signature failed
W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/tina/Release.gpg At least one invalid signature was encountered.
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Purge the GRUB of sda5
grub-pc available

The following additional packages will be installed:
grub-gfxpayload-lists grub-pc-bin
Suggested packages:
desktop-base
The following packages will be REMOVED:
grub-efi-amd64
The following NEW packages will be installed:
grub-gfxpayload-lists grub-pc grub-pc-bin
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
E: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/.
DEBCHECK debNG, grub-pc
DEBCHECK debNG
=================== grub-pc purge cancelled
grub-pc purge cancelled. Please report this message to boot.repair@gmail.com

** (zenity:14415): WARNING **: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.a11y.Bus was not provided by any .service files
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

=================== Recommended repair
The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility will not act on the MBR.
Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s restore-efi-backups


Unhide GRUB boot menu in sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg

Boot successfully repaired.

You can now reboot your computer.
********************************************************
EXCEPT THAT I CAN NOT REBOOT MY COMPUTER!

Now, when I do boot into Linux, going through EFI partition boot, which is now the only option that gets me into any form of Linux... when I put in my password it does not work. And yes I KNOW it's my password because it's the same as the W7 password I've been using for years. AND when I put in the wrong one it says "Wrong password" but when I put in the correct one it just goes to black screen for a few seconds then returns to the password entry again.

**************************
Okay so as not to waste any more pages, just tell me what to do next.
I tried to get into Linux to do the commands asked of me but I cannot. For some reason the only command that worked was the one that showed I am using EFI. The other commands you asked me to do just gave me error messages. I tried with and without Sudo...

So here I am, can't get into my computer at all. Neither Windows nor Linux, possibly due to a bad 64bit install??

So can I intall again without first deleting the installs on partitions I already have?
And if not then HOW do I delete the partitions when I can't get into either Linux nor Windows 7?

I will read all these threads and try to start from scratch again tomorrow.

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:59 pm

Oh my. I give up. I'm out of this thread. Hopeless.
All things go better with Mint. Mint julep, mint jelly, mint gum, candy mints, pillow mints, peppermint, chocolate mints, spearmint,....

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:08 am

Spearmint2 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Oh my. I give up. I'm out of this thread. Hopeless.
Good, I was about to tell you anyway that if you have no patience to help a newbie then leave it to others.

If this is hopeless it is in large part due to the lousy 64bit INSTALLER that BROKE MY COMPUTER.
I hope someone here has patience to help me without blaming me.
I was told on page 1:
"4a. Yes, first repair your Win7 installation so it boots. When repaired, Win7 boot manager will break Mint boot loader anyway.
4b. Yes, delete all Linux partitions and the extended partition that contains them. This will create the free space for a new Mint installation."

Well, I cannot do that because I can't get into windows And so many conflicting things have been said here, I don't know up from down.
So I hope someone besides Mr. Spearmint has some patience and will be kind enough to help me by giving me simple instructions.
Thank you.

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by pbear » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:17 am

Let's start with the most important thing. What happened when you tried to repair the Windows bootloader? Do you have a System Repair Disk?
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
If your problem has been solved, please edit the thread title.

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:54 am

pbear wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:17 am
Let's start with the most important thing. What happened when you tried to repair the Windows bootloader? Do you have a System Repair Disk?
I was just looking at the liefhacker article again. I see no link there for a W7 boot repair disc or usb. I see one for W8. Should I just look for one on google or do you have a link to one I should use.

No, I don't have a System Repair Disk, my oem machine did not have one with it.
I may have made one at one point but moved half way across the planet so now do not have one.

I am now booting into my Live USB Linux. Can I run the commands you need from that or does it have to be from the Install which for some reason I can no longer get into?

What if I deleted the EFI partition using Gparted? Is that an option or would that break things? Since I created it after being told I needed it but apparently i did not need it, wouldn't deleting it help? Or ?

I am assuming W7 is still okay, I just need to fix the booting right? So the thing now is, as you say, to get me a boot repair utility and try to get into Windows. This would also make me feel better as right now I have no OS on my computer for all practical purposes.

I tried using a Linux boot repair utility which I read that would repair my Windows boot as well but I could not find the option to repair the NTFS drive as was stated where I read about it. The one I tried using was Rufus.
It said it repaired things and I can now boot, except I can't.

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:58 am

Spearmint2 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Just install the Mint 32 bit, and worry later about going 64 bit, WHEN you have the proper EFI aware windows you can install, and that AFTER restoring the drive as GPT instead of MBR. You've taken 3 pages of avoiding the obvious.
How do I "just install the Mint 32 bit"?
Don't I have to delete the Mint 64 bit first?
First tell me how to do that .
If I put in a 32bit usb for Mint don't I have to have an EMPTY partition for it?
Sorry I don't understand all this but I made it clear at the beginning that I don't know anything about Linux nor installing dual booting OS's or any of it. Am trying my best but nothing seems to be working the way it should.

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:01 am

pbear wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Hey wannabe, sorry it's complicated. Thing is, you have an unusual problem. Let's see whether we can push through it. But, let's break it down and do only a few steps at a time.

First, as you're not ready to attempt the reinstall yet, by all means fix the Windows bootloader using the lifehacker article I linked above. It's pretty simple. Boot System Repair Disk or installation disk. Choose "Repair Your Computer," go to "Troubleshoot," and select Command Prompt. Run bootrec.exe /fixmbr. Reboot. Let us know whether it works.

Second, boot the live USB you already have, the 64 bit one. Open Firefox and navigate to this thread. Open Terminal. Run the following two commands (use copy and paste) and report the output. The first confirms the boot status of the system (BIOS or UEFI).

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[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Currently in UEFI mode" || echo "Currently in Legacy mode"
The second gives us your basic system information.

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inxi -Fxz
Third, I don't think we're ready to reburn the USB yet. Before doing that, please advise what tool you used the first time.

ETA: To give you a sense of where we're going. What I'm trying to do is figure out why you got that EFI warning. A BIOS system doesn't need an EFI partition, can't use one, and you shouldn't have been prompted for one. So, if the commands confirm you are booting in BIOS mode, I'm going to suggest burning the USB drive with a different utility, probably Rufus, to test whether that's the problem. (Unfortunately, unlike the ISO download, there's no way to verify the USB.) Then we'll try installation again. If THAT doesn't work, I'll probably suggest it's time to try Spearmint2's idea and install the 32 bit version. Again, though, that's road map. For right now, focus on the first three steps.
Thanks pbear.
First of all the lifehacker article as far as I can see requires that I can boot into Windows in order to delete Linux. I wish I could. I can't boot into Windows NOR Linux now. I'm using the USB with Linux on it to get into it now.

When I put update-grub in I get a message "failed to get canonical path of cow".
?
Forget Spearmint's idea, let's try it your way. Tomorrow I'll put the rufus.akeo.ie on a usb.
Meanwhile I took a bunch of photos with my phone of the screens I've been getting. Will post those here tomorrow if you want. Hopefully that will enable you to understand how to help get me out of this mess!
Thanks!

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by RIH » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:04 am

Apparently you can get a Windows System Repair disk here..
I think you should take things slowly... 1 step at a time.
Try & repair Windows first, when it works again I would post back with that fact & then proceed from there..

You can run the commands pbear suggested from terminal in the live disk.

That is still VERY worthwhile doing so everyone can understand exactly what you have there.
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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by pbear » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:09 am

RIH wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:04 am
Apparently you can get a Windows System Repair disk here.
Awesome. I've tried to find such a link in the past and couldn't. Anyhoo, agreed, wannabe should solve this problem before trying anything else.
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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:12 am

pbear wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Hey wannabe, sorry it's complicated. Thing is, you have an unusual problem. Let's see whether we can push through it. But, let's break it down and do only a few steps at a time.

First, as you're not ready to attempt the reinstall yet, by all means fix the Windows bootloader using the lifehacker article I linked above. It's pretty simple. Boot System Repair Disk or installation disk. Choose "Repair Your Computer," go to "Troubleshoot," and select Command Prompt. Run bootrec.exe /fixmbr. Reboot. Let us know whether it works.

Second, boot the live USB you already have, the 64 bit one. Open Firefox and navigate to this thread. Open Terminal. Run the following two commands (use copy and paste) and report the output. The first confirms the boot status of the system (BIOS or UEFI).

Code: Select all

[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Currently in UEFI mode" || echo "Currently in Legacy mode"
The second gives us your basic system information.

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
Third, I don't think we're ready to reburn the USB yet. Before doing that, please advise what tool you used the first time.

ETA: To give you a sense of where we're going. What I'm trying to do is figure out why you got that EFI warning. A BIOS system doesn't need an EFI partition, can't use one, and you shouldn't have been prompted for one. So, if the commands confirm you are booting in BIOS mode, I'm going to suggest burning the USB drive with a different utility, probably Rufus, to test whether that's the problem. (Unfortunately, unlike the ISO download, there's no way to verify the USB.) Then we'll try installation again. If THAT doesn't work, I'll probably suggest it's time to try Spearmint2's idea and install the 32 bit version. Again, though, that's road map. For right now, focus on the first three steps.
Thanks pbear.
First of all the lifehacker article as far as I can see requires that I can boot into Windows in order to delete Linux. I wish I could. I can't boot into Windows NOR Linux now. I'm using the USB with Linux on it to get into it now.

When I put update-grub in I get a message "failed to get canonical path of cow".
?
Forget Spearmint's idea, let's try it your way. Tomorrow I'll put the rufus.akeo.ie on a usb.
Meanwhile I took a bunch of photos with my phone of the screens I've been getting. Will post those here tomorrow if you want. Hopefully that will enable you to understand how to help get me out of this mess!
Thanks!

Okay I ran the commands you asked:

mint@mint:~$ [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Currently in UEFI mode" || echo "Currently in Legacy mode"
Currently in UEFI mode
mint@mint:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:
Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion m6 Notebook PC
v: 0791100000205610000620100 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 18A4 v: 73.41 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde
v: F.12 date: 09/06/2012
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 21.9 Wh condition: 21.9/21.9 Wh (100%)
model: 12-32 MO06062 status: Full
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3210M bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19955
Speed: 1226 MHz min/max: 1200/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1211 2: 1225
3: 1220 4: 1197
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 19.0.2
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000
bus ID: 01:00.2
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-3: Ralink type: USB driver: usb-network bus ID: 1-1.2:4
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 713.87 GiB used: 124.0 MiB (0.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HTS547575A9E384 size: 698.64 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: HP model: v165p size: 15.24 GiB
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:1f.2
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 3.84 GiB used: 124.0 MiB (3.2%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102
ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.45 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: 54.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 205 Uptime: 47m Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 1.10 GiB (14.3%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19
inxi: 3.0.32
mint@mint:~$

What did I use to make the Live USB?
I'll have to try to figure that out. Will get back to you on that tomorrow. All i can tell you is that it was from a site that showed me how to verify that it was good after I created the file and I did and it was.
I don't remember what I used to create the USB, and in fact it is on this computer (W7) which I cannot access so i cannot tell you.

On my Lenovo I did use one called Rufus to create the Boot Repair usb which didn't work. I doubt it was because of the USB that it didn't work but who knows?

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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by pbear » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:39 am

No, really, I want you to fix the Windows bootloader before we do anything else. If RIH's download site doesn't work for you, find a friend with a Win7 computer and burn a System Repair Disk there. It should work on your machine. No need to delete Linux first, by the way. That just happens to be the context of the article. Repairing the Windows bootloader is a separate process.

ETA: I want you to do it this way for three reasons. First, it will reduce your frustration level considerably. Second, if you decide not to pursue Mint and/or Linux, I want you restored to the status quo ante. Third, there's a command I need you to run in Windows (msinfo32) and obviously we need Windows working in order to do that.
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Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by wannabelinuxguy » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:48 am

WHEW!
I got Windows 7 back! But what a struggle and tragedy of errors it was. Took me about 4 hours of struggling. Why? I'll give you the short version:
Trying to burn the Windows Repair Disk to a USB and I have no CD drive on my Lenovo W10 ... and the 2 USB drives I had available were showing me that I have only 2mb available even though I have 14 gigs? etc... I have no idea why or what happened. They've always worked before! Suddenly today everything was not working as before, and giving me problems!

AND the one USB would not allow me to access the FORMAT option... so I could not erase it and put the Windows Repair utility on it...

Tried to burn an iso file of the Win Repair iso on the Linux computer but MY CD DRIVE WOULD NOT OPEN! It's never had that problem before, so I have no idea why it had it today... Crazy...

I downloaded an iso writing program via the Linux computer but after downloading it I could not get it to actually OPEN! ?!

Linux Mint installation kept saying that the 15gig root drive was full yet would not let me open the folder nor delete the TimeShift file that was filling it up.
I could go on... it was like every single thing I tried, did not work; one stumbling block after another. It was insane!

Finally I got the Win Repair iso on a thumb drive, somehow, and when I put it in the W7 computer it offered to boot from it and I did and it worked!

OKAY... Long story, long struggle but finally back to having Windows 7 which I've always really liked - not perfect but pretty good. Anyway I'm used to it!

So if you'd be kind enough to tell me how to proceed with putting Mint on my computer in a dual boot with Windows 7 I'd like to try it again.

Hopefully I'll be able to give you enough info so that you an figure out why it went bad, and how to avoid it next time.

I would much prefer to put the 64 bit Linux on the computer. It's a 64 bit computer and it seems crazy not to put a 64 bit Mint on it, to me.

Unless there's just no way then I guess I'll consider putting 32bit instead...

You tell me what order to do things but :

I have not yet deleted any partitions or shrunk the Windows drive etc... I also had problems when I created the partitions previously. Windows did not want to let me shrink my main drive and create new partitions. I forget how I finally got it done but it wasn't easy; it didn't want to let me do it! I had to go to the net and get answers as to how to fix it...

So I'll need to know how to shrink and create the new partitions for Mint and presumably delete ALL the Linux ones that are there now, first?

So I'll await further instructions...

In case during the install I have issues and need help is there a page you would recommend I use for help and info?
How about this one?
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... t/efi.html

Thanks for all the help! At least I got Windows back. After all I went through today, it would have been very very frustrating had it not worked, in the end.

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