Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

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sarkarg
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Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

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Hi,
I installed linux mint on my Dell inspiron 5110. After having issues with the wifi( which were sorted out by the forum)- now suddenly the system refuses to boot from the laptops hard disk. I have to boot it from the bootable usb only. System throws me to a screen with something called "grub" ( Sorry for the non technical way I am expressing)

Please find below the inxi result

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System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-26-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.6 wm: muffin 4.6.2 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
  Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron N5110 v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 8 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 034W60 v: A09 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A09 
  date: 09/30/2011 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 8.0 Wh condition: 65.5/56.2 Wh (117%) volts: 12.5/10.8 
  model: DELL 7XFJJA2 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-2350M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 18359 
  Speed: 807 MHz min/max: 800/2300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 813 2: 799 
  3: 883 4: 804 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0116 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 20.0.4 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip ID: 8086:1c20 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-26-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
  IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network 
  Adapter 
  vendor: Dell driver: bcma-pci-bridge v: N/A port: e000 bus ID: 09:00.0 
  chip ID: 14e4:4727 
  Device-3: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB 
  driver: r8188eu bus ID: 2-1.2:63 chip ID: 0bda:8179 serial: <filter> 
  IF: wlxd037459de0b0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: wlp9s0b1 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 480.32 GiB used: 1.95 GiB (0.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 
  size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 0002 temp: 39 C scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade 
  size: 14.56 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 1.27 scheme: MBR 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 1.88 GiB used: 101.9 MiB (5.3%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:
  Processes: 205 Uptime: 18m Memory: 3.75 GiB used: 1.14 GiB (30.4%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash 
  v: 5.0.16 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38
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Re: Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

Post by asinoro »

From live medium (same version of installed Mint),run the boot repair tool and post to the forum the link that provides. Check also if it has fixed the problem.
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Re: Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

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How do you run the boot repair? Any command for it?
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Re: Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

Post by sarkarg »

OK I got this url

https://paste2.org/

Hope this helps
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Re: Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

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There should have been more to that URL. Something following the last slash.
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Re: Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

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Ran it again..nothing beyond the paste

Attaching the output image

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Re: Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

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I've never needed to use boot-repair, so I'm not sure how it's failing in the URL generation, sorry.
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Re: Unable to start linux mint from hard disk

Post by pbear »

Per inxi, your system is simple, so you can reinstall Grub yourself. Boot the live session. Set up an internet connection. Open Firefox and navigate to this thread. Open Terminal. Copy in these two lines, one line at a time. As you're in a live session, you don't even need a password.

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sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt 
sudo grub-install /dev/sda --boot-directory=/mnt/boot
Shut down the live session, then try booting the main system again. Report back.
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