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Installation complete, won't boot, need grub advice

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Installation complete, won't boot, need grub advice

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Post by ionmich » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:14 pm

When the drive MX-18 is installed to is set as default boot drive in the BIOS, MX-18 will not boot. I get a black screen with a flashing cursor. Super Grub Live does not find it. When I boot to another distro and use its software manager to update its boot menu, it recognizes and can start MX-18. How do go about modifying grub from inside MX-18?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Installation complete, won't boot, need grub advice

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Post by ionmich » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:37 pm

I found the boot repair application and this time I set grub to boot from the MBR. Problem solved.

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Re: Installation complete, won't boot, need grub advice

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:40 pm

Ah.. great you found the solution :) Happy MX-ing :)
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Re: Installation complete, won't boot, need grub advice

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Post by Richard » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:41 pm

If the other distro controls the boot,
boot into that distro and execute,

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sudo update-grub
then reboot and you should see MX listed in the grub boot menu.

And, as you found, the MX Boot Repair puts MX in control of the boot process;
it runs update-grub so the other distro is available in the grub menu.
Laptop: MX18.1: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-amd64, 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network
Netbook: MX18.1, antiX17.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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