Unknown command line

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Sw4mint
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Unknown command line

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Hi. Beginner here. Installed mint 21.2 on Dell pc 7706 2n1 with Win 11 dual boot. Everything was fine until I tried Bitlocker. Wpuld not boot to Win 11. Tried bios boot order reorder for win 11 first. Still no luck. Tried again as it automatically reverted to Linux part first. After several more attempts have managed to really mess it up. Now all I can boot to is black screen with white letters. It says:
Linux Mint 21.2 Victoria sue-Inspiron-7706-2n1 ttyl
Sue-Inspiron-7706-2n1 login; Sue
Sue@sue-Inspiron-7706-2n1:$
My confusion begins with what is that prompt? Is it Mint? Is it ms? Is it from bitlocker? I know very few commands but directory request does not work or any others I tried. Dont know where I am in computer. Looks like I need to resort to format, but I don't know how from here. Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
Catsbark
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Re: Unknown command line

Post by Catsbark »

That's a Linux terminal (tty) prompt. It's asking for Sue's login password. I don't know where it will take you when you put in that password, but it won't be Windows.

Sorry I can't be more help that that.
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mikeflan
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Re: Unknown command line

Post by mikeflan »

Everything was fine until I tried Bitlocker.
By that do you mean you plugged in a USB stick that was encrypted by bitlocker while you had LM running? If so, did it ask for your password (key)? And were you able to view the contents?

I would not expect that to affect booting into windows later. I suspect that had nothing to do with your problem.
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