Mint won't start up without LiveCD, after installation...

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Mint won't start up without LiveCD, after installation...

Postby rubraadl » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:35 pm

I'm totally new to Linux and chosed Mint after a few times running the LiveCd.
I've used XP until now, but installed Mint 3.1 today.

The installation went without problems. Then the problem ocured:
I rebooted the computer, took out the LiveCd and the computer stopped, and told me that there was no operation system.

I can "go around" the problem by booting the computer with LiveCd and choose "boot from first drive" in the menu. The newly installed Mint appears and everything is ok..

I find this a very clumsy way to startup my computer and hope someone can give me a hint!

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Postby andyvr4 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:47 pm

It sounds like grub didn't get installed correctly. Try following this write-up in the wiki and see if that gets you working.

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Postby nick » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:23 am


Have you changed the boot order in the Bios back to normal? i.e. boot from the hard drive you want


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