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jshellz123
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Grub issues

Post by jshellz123 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:56 pm

So I have two drives in my laptop. One his a 320gb hdd with windows 10 on it. The second is a 64gb ssd. I burned the mint iso onto a flashdrive and installed mint onto the ssd. Everything runs fine, but when booting the ssd, grub never appears to let me choose which OS to boot. Ive done a little digging and it appears that this is because grub doesn't automatically recognize volumes on a different drive. Can somebody help me? Thanks!

What I've tried so far:
apt-get update and apt-get upgrade
checked that GRUB_TIMOUT is not -1 in /etc/default/grub
grub-update

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Re: Grub issues

Post by mintybits » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:15 pm

When you run "sudo update-grub" is the Windows OS listed in the output?
If yes, then the problem is with the Grub menu...does a Grub menu appear at all or is it that W10 is missing from the Grub menu?

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Re: Grub issues

Post by Derek_S » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:19 pm

Hello jshellz123 - Try booting into Mint, then open the Terminal and enter " sudo os-prober ". Look at the output and see if the message "Windows loader on /dev/sd...." appears. If it does, then enter " sudo update-grub " (not grub-update!). If no message about Windows appears, please post back.
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Re: Grub issues

Post by jshellz123 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:56 pm

mintybits wrote:When you run "sudo update-grub" is the Windows OS listed in the output?
If yes, then the problem is with the Grub menu...does a Grub menu appear at all or is it that W10 is missing from the Grub menu?
Windows 10 is not listed. When booting a grub menu does not appear at all.
Derek_S wrote:Hello jshellz123 - Try booting into Mint, then open the Terminal and enter " sudo os-prober ". Look at the output and see if the message "Windows loader on /dev/sd...." appears. If it does, then enter " sudo update-grub " (not grub-update!). If no message about Windows appears, please post back.
The only output is "No volume groups found"

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