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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2016, 03:37:34 am »
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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2016, 03:55:02 am »
Hi AdrianT,

With the computer turned off, insert the Peppermint Six USB stick and try doing what emegra recommended here. Only now select the USB stick.

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Hi Slim,

I tried that but I only get to the Unetbootin page if I press F2 or whatever else - F8, F10, F12 etc. I can never get back to the machines original BIOS page.

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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2016, 04:12:03 am »
No problem Andy. Apologies for that.

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at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
[sudo] password for at:
at@at-laptop ~ $ for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo chroot /mnt
at-laptop / # grub-install /dev/sda
Installing for i386-pc platform.
Installation finished. No error reported.
at-laptop / # update-grub
Generating grub configuration file ...
Script `/boot/grub/grub.cfg.new' contains no commands and will do nothing
Syntax errors are detected in generated GRUB config file.
Ensure that there are no errors in /etc/default/grub
and /etc/grub.d/* files or please file a bug report with
/boot/grub/grub.cfg.new file attached.
done
at-laptop / # exit
at@at-laptop ~ $

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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2016, 05:33:59 am »
Hi AdrianT, thanks a million for that - awesome  8)!!
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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2016, 06:26:25 am »
Hi AdrianT,

Since you seem to have run the Peppermint Six installation on this computer one time (albeit with some sort of error), how about trying a complete new install (i.e. a re-installation) of Peppermint Six with complete reformating of the /dev/sda1 during the installation process.

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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2016, 07:41:13 am »
Ok I originally did try with a CD but failed, hence the USB. I just cut another CD and did a complete new install, erasing the previous version. It was successful, the CD popped out, restarted itself and boom, back to the same screen where it says insert bootable media. I feel like I have gone backwards now and am back to square one.

So, do I need to complete all the steps once again as suggested in the earlier posts. And, what now?  :( Thanks for all the help thus far, it is really appreciated.




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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2016, 08:14:40 am »
Post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
and
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sudo blkid
and the contents of
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gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2016, 08:45:40 am »
I started up with the SuperGrub2 USB stick and went into the terminal:

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at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for at:

Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders, total 195371568 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00018796

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   191178751    95588352   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       191180798   195371007     2095105    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       191180800   195371007     2095104   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 8100 MB, 8100249600 bytes
12 heads, 40 sectors/track, 32960 cylinders, total 15820800 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *        5992    15820799     7907404    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="c9fb0343-fbc6-459b-af63-838831484492" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="MULTIBOOT" UUID="15FF-1E15" TYPE="vfat"
at@at-laptop ~ $ gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

The gedit opened up and shows this:

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#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
if [ "${next_entry}" ] ; then
   set default="${next_entry}"
   set next_entry=
   save_env next_entry
   set boot_once=true
else
   set default="0"
fi

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
  menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
  menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}
function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
function load_video {
  if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
    insmod all_video
  else
    insmod efi_gop
    insmod efi_uga
    insmod ieee1275_fb
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
  fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
   font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
fi
    font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
  set gfxmode=auto
  load_video
  insmod gfxterm
  set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
  set lang=en_ZA
  insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ] ; then
  set timeout=30
else
  if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
    set timeout_style=hidden
    set timeout=0
  # Fallback hidden-timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is
  # unavailable.
  elif sleep --interruptible 0 ; then
    set timeout=0
  fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=light-gray/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/red
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
set gfxpayload="${1}"
if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
else
set vt_handoff=
fi
}
if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=text
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
  else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
  fi
else
  set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-46-generic root=UUID=82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149 ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-46-generic
}
submenu 'Advanced options for Peppermint GNU/Linux' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149' {
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-46-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.16.0-46-generic-advanced-82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149' {
recordfail
load_video
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 3.16.0-46-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-46-generic root=UUID=82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149 ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-46-generic
}
menuentry 'Peppermint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-46-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.16.0-46-generic-recovery-82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149' {
recordfail
load_video
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
fi
echo 'Loading Linux 3.16.0-46-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-46-generic root=UUID=82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-46-generic
}
}

### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry 'Memory test (memtest86+)' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
fi
knetbsd /boot/memtest86+.elf
}
menuentry 'Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)' {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos1'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 82ace3ac-b6da-45ae-8e54-2e69d9721149
fi
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
  source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2016, 09:26:39 am »
Try this:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge grub grub-pc grub-common
then
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sudo mv /boot/grub /boot/grub_backup
then
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sudo mkdir /boot/grub
then
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sudo apt-get install grub-pc grub-common
then
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sudo grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
then
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sudo update-grub
if all that went well, reboot to test.
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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2016, 10:25:54 am »
Nope, did work not. Seemed to all go well though.

Not sure if this helps you:

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at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo apt-get remove --purge grub grub-pc grub-common
[sudo] password for at:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package 'grub' is not installed, so not removed
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  grub-common* grub-gfxpayload-lists* grub-pc* grub-pc-bin* grub2-common*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 5 to remove and 233 not upgraded.
After this operation, 16,8 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 153803 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing grub-gfxpayload-lists (0.6) ...
Removing grub-pc (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.3) ...
Purging configuration files for grub-pc (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.3) ...
Removing grub2-common (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.3) ...
Removing grub-pc-bin (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.3) ...
Removing grub-common (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.3) ...
Purging configuration files for grub-common (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.3) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-2) ...
at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo mv /boot/grub /boot/grub_backup
at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo mkdir /boot/grub
at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo apt-get install grub-pc grub-common
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  grub-gfxpayload-lists grub-pc-bin grub2-common
Suggested packages:
  multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  grub-common grub-gfxpayload-lists grub-pc grub-pc-bin grub2-common
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 233 not upgraded.
Need to get 3 500 B/3 254 kB of archives.
After this operation, 16,8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main grub-gfxpayload-lists i386 0.6 [3 500 B]
Fetched 3 500 B in 0s (11,5 kB/s)           
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package grub-common.
(Reading database ... 153391 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../grub-common_2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7_i386.deb ...
Unpacking grub-common (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7) ...
Selecting previously unselected package grub2-common.
Preparing to unpack .../grub2-common_2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7_i386.deb ...
Unpacking grub2-common (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7) ...
Selecting previously unselected package grub-pc-bin.
Preparing to unpack .../grub-pc-bin_2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7_i386.deb ...
Unpacking grub-pc-bin (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7) ...
Selecting previously unselected package grub-pc.
Preparing to unpack .../grub-pc_2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7_i386.deb ...
Unpacking grub-pc (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7) ...
Selecting previously unselected package grub-gfxpayload-lists.
Preparing to unpack .../grub-gfxpayload-lists_0.6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking grub-gfxpayload-lists (0.6) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Processing triggers for install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-2) ...
Setting up grub-common (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
Setting up grub2-common (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7) ...
Setting up grub-pc-bin (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7) ...
Setting up grub-gfxpayload-lists (0.6) ...
Setting up grub-pc (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7) ...

Creating config file /etc/default/grub with new version
at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
Installing for i386-pc platform.
Installation finished. No error reported.
at@at-laptop ~ $ sudo update-grub
Generating grub configuration file ...
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-46-g

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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2016, 11:08:09 am »
I think you're going to have to get into your BIOS somehow to stop it attempting to boot from something that's not available (seems to be a network).

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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2016, 01:14:40 pm »
Adrian, if none of the F keys takes you into the BIOS settings, have you tried Esc?

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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 01:30:35 pm »
I can see no problem with your GRUB setup, so either

a) Your MBR is frazzled (technical term for kaput)
or
b) As the others are suggesting, your BIOS isn't set to boot from this drive.
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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2016, 01:57:09 am »
Ah, after trying the ESC key and all the others finally F8 got me in. I changed to boot from harddisk and F10 and to save exit. Went to a blank screen. Tried again, then after a bit it asked to boot to Ubuntu, which I found strange. Accepted. Peppermint 6 started. Shutdown, started again with zero problems! Problems solved at last. You will make my maid's daughter very happy when I give her this laptop today - thank you. Thanks again for the assistance, it is really appreciated!!  :D

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Re: Install will not run without USB in
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2016, 02:52:17 am »
Well Done Adrian

It just proves that perseverance and the Best Forum out there will eventually win through. Add to that the fact that after all the hard work you are giving the laptop away...  extra Kudos to you  ;D
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