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by br1anstorm
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Well, this is getting silly interesting. I have just changed monitors and plugged in a different (but equally ancient!) monitor display screen.... Yay!!! Not only do SolydX and Mint boot up perfectly - but MX16.1 boots up too, and I have the normal screen display in front of me. No more black screen...
by br1anstorm
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Well my hopes were raised, only to be dashed... I tried adding xdriver=vesa to the relevant line in the Grub menu. No joy. It went through the boot process and ended on a black screen. Having done some forum-browsing, I tried two other variations. First I put in xforcevesa on that grub line. Same re...
by br1anstorm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Stop press: I have another update which seems to narrow the troubleshooting down considerably. It seems to be a graphics/software/driver problem. We know that the installed MX16.1, the same OS on an external drive, and any and all Live session media, won't boot up properly but end up with a black sc...
by br1anstorm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Call me stubborn, but I don't like being defeated by a machine - even an old 32-bit machine. It seems clear that there is more than one problem with the current setup. In a nutshell I can't boot up the installed MX16 properly. At the end of the boot process it is running, but with a black screen (no...
by br1anstorm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Hey male , I'd like to think I'm not beaten yet. But I always expect some bumps in the road. My slogan is "Keep Calm and Carry On"! But I have taken a short pause, to try to figure out where we are. I seem to be in a Catch 22 situation, because the evidence suggests that there are actually two probl...
by br1anstorm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Well, male...... I have to say that advice, or set of instructions, looks a bit daunting to me. I'm not sure I understand what you are explaining in point 1. Is this a way of checking that the ISO image on the stick is not corrupted? Or is this a command that has to be executed - and if so what is i...
by br1anstorm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Well, thank you male (and earlier, timkb4cq) for all your advice. I really hate giving up, or being defeated, by a problem that - in the beginning - did not seem too difficult to solve. But this one seems to have become much more complicated than I expected. What bugs me is that we still don't seem ...
by br1anstorm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

You wanted it this way to learn and I repeat, you're learning well! You're can all still install MX17... Thanks for your patience and support, male. I am learning a lot, even if I was not expecting all this. Yes indeed - I am beginning to think that installing MX17 in place of my MX16 would be a mo...
by br1anstorm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Okay.... this is getting into deeper and deeper waters. So just to be clear about what I might now try to do: we know that my MX16 won't boot up in my multiboot system so the approach we are trying is to get into MX as root via <ctrl><alt><F1> in order to update MX16 but we have now found that apt-g...
by br1anstorm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

Sorry, my mistake... I did use the correct command apt-get update when in the terminal of MX. I just typed it wrongly in my post above. Just to be sure, I ran the correct command again when signed in as root in the MX terminal. It did indeed produce all the "could not resolve" and "failed to fetch" ...

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