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Postby donoskaro » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:43 pm

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Re: Mint 13 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby kc1di » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:50 pm

Hi donoskaro and welcome to Mint,

Go to this page and download and run boot-repair it should restore your grub boot loader.
Good luck
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
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Re: Mint 13 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby donoskaro » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:26 pm

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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby kc1di » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:47 am

hi again sorry for the delay,

your log file shows that you two windows boot files one on sda1 and one on sda2 Grub won't like that but still should work.
I believe the problem may be that you Mint install is on sdb1 and as such grub is not finding it.
here's what to try
put the livedvd in when it boots up go to a terminal and type the following

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sudo grub-install /dev/sdb

when that is finished type this command

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sudo update-grub

when that is finished
reboot
see if it works.
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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby donoskaro » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:41 pm

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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby kc1di » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:55 pm

Hi Sorry that didn't work
could you go to a terminal and type the following command and post the output here ?

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grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg
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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby donoskaro » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:17 pm

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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby kc1di » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:18 pm

That tells me grub has not been installed.

here is a page that will tell you how to reinstall it.
http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-restore-grub-2-after.html
This is for Ubuntu but will work for Mint also.
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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby donoskaro » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:16 am

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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby beriaanirudh » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:27 pm

hey ,
i had similar problem of grub today . I did as stated in the following link and my system has started working fine :)
"http://askubuntu.com/questions/134124/why-do-i-get-no-root-file-system-is-defined-when-i-try-install-in-one-partitio"

PS: Plz mind the "boot loader install" option ( should be "/dev/sda" and not "/dev/sda*" )
hope it helps.

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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby donoskaro » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:18 am

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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby donoskaro » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:19 pm

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Re: Mint 14 Failed Installation - Cannot boot to Windows/Lin

Postby kc1di » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:25 pm

donoskaro wrote:The problem was with the HDD after installing Linux on my WD, everything is ok. [Solved]

Glad you got it all fixed enjoy ;)
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