Mint 17.1 partially installed?

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Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by fromWindows2Mint » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:10 pm

Hi, I'm a new member and new to Linux.
I created a USB bootable with Mint 17.1 and have used it on my laptop.
So this morning I clicked the install icon and followed the prompts.

I chose the first option which is to wipe the existing OS, deleting all files.

It finished the install and ask to reboot and I clicked yes

I unplugged the USB but the laptop wouldn't boot.

However, I can plug the USB in, hit F12 and boot from USB.

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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by Fornhamfred » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:37 pm

Have you checked the bios settings? Also when installing where did you instruct grub to be installed?

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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by fromWindows2Mint » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:53 pm

It was installing onto the laptop's hard drive.

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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by tdockery97 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:07 pm

Is it a newer laptop with UEFI instead of BIOS?
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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by fromWindows2Mint » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:14 pm

I'm sorry I missed out some info.

Old Toshiba laptop. It was running windows 7 64 bit.
A co-worker is helping me look into it at the moment.

Thank you.

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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by Fornhamfred » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:27 pm

If you check your bios and the machine is set to boot from usb first and harddrive second then there may be a problem with grub.

Boot again from your USB stick and then follow this tutorial:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/245

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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by fromWindows2Mint » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:29 pm

It's set to boot from hard drive which there's nothing there.
I had to hit F12 to choose boot from USB.

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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by Fornhamfred » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:44 pm

Sorry do you mean that the drive is empty.

If so I suggest that you reinstall Mint again but before doing so it may be worth considering using three partitions not the default two. A partition for the system (root). a swap partition and a separate data partition (home). This makes updating to the next version simpler and also if you for any reason have to re-install Mint you will not loose your settings and data.

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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by WharfRat » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:06 pm

fromWindows2Mint,

When you boot the usb again, open the terminal application and paste back the output of

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sudo blkid
to see the disk layout. It's possible to mount the disk partition to see if it's populated.
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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by fromWindows2Mint » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:55 pm

Co-worker burnt a bootable DVD from my USB and was successfully install mint.
I believe on my initial install, I removed the USB during re-start and that caused this issue.

thanks all.

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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by Ginsu543 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:54 pm

When you ran the installer to install Mint, did you make sure to point the bootloader to the correct hard drive during the process?
Main: Intel Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.0 GHz | Asus P6X58D Premium | 12 GB Mushkin Redline PC3-12800 7-8-7-24 | EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti | Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 / OS X 10.7.3
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Re: Mint 17.1 partially installed?

Post by Reorx » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:26 pm

Boot the live medium then start Gparted and remove all partitions. If you want to install Mint and use the entire HD, then simply exit Gparted. If you want to create your own partitioning scheme do that using Gparted and then exit. Then restart Gparted to look at the HD to make sure that you see what you expected to see... if so >

Run the install routine again - you're doing a "re-install"... This time, when the install routine is finished and asks you to "reboot" or "continue testing", select "continue testing"... waste some time and then shut down the session. After the machine is OFF, remove the flash drive and then power the machine back up... it should boot to the HD...

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