Having troubles booting

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Having troubles booting

Postby Moldernado » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:40 pm

I just now installed Linux Mint on my S-ATA drive, with a 2048mb swap partition. I also have an IDE disk for storage.
Whenever I try to boot from the S-ATA I just get a message that I need to select a proper boot device or something like that.

I have no idea what to do, the S-ATA drive is specified for #1 booting in my BIOS

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Re: Having troubles booting

Postby newW2 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:06 am

Is Mint the only OS on this machine?

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Re: Having troubles booting

Postby catweazle » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:55 am

Could you tell us the exact error message you get at boot (error 15 or error 22 ...) ?

You can restore the boot loader from the liveCD like this :

Once started, GRUB will show the command-line interface (see Command-line interface). First, set the GRUB's root device4 to the partition containing the boot directory, like this:

grub> root (hd0,0)

If you are not sure which partition actually holds this directory, use the command find (see find), like this:

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1

This will search for the file name /boot/grub/stage1 and show the devices which contain the file.

Once you've set the root device correctly, run the command setup (see setup):

grub> setup (hd0)

This is a quote from the grub manual


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