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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2018, 03:04:22 pm »
Ok! Can you boot from the live usb and post the output from
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blkid
Also, do you know how to access the BIOS? Unfortunately, I can't access my Asus eee pc as my father lives "only" 3500km away

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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2018, 03:48:45 pm »

I did as you suggested but when I try sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt[/ get the response does not exist.  Presumably I'm doing something.

Substitute your desired partition in the place of sdaX.  For example..../dev/sda1.

Please provide the information pin requested.
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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2018, 04:45:19 am »
Ok! Can you boot from the live usb and post the output from
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blkid
Also, do you know how to access the BIOS? Unfortunately, I can't access my Asus eee pc as my father lives "only" 3500km away

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Hi, pin

As requested.

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ blkid
/dev/sdb1: UUID="7f37f3dd-1530-4a2b-bd89-6da5d26c7e12" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="95982047-01"
peppermint@peppermint ~ $
« Last Edit: May 11, 2018, 05:37:14 am by AndyInMokum, Reason: Encapsulating output with [code] »

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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2018, 06:47:35 am »
This is a bit strange  :o ...Can you also provide the output of
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fdisk -l
You may need to sudo that.
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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2018, 06:54:44 am »
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Where are you trying to install Peppermint?  Is this all the blkid command returned?
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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2018, 10:40:43 am »
This is a bit strange  :o ...Can you also provide the output of
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fdisk -l
You may need to sudo that.
Thx!

Hi,

As requested.

Thanks

Disk /dev/sdc: 7.3 GiB, 7866580992 bytes, 15364416 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
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x62739dca

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1  *        0 2447359 2447360  1.2G 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS


Disk /dev/zram0: 247.3 MiB, 259284992 bytes, 63302 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram1: 247.3 MiB, 259284992 bytes, 63302 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2018, 10:46:35 am »
How big is your hard drive supposed to be?
The thing is, I can't see any hard drive!?!

This is really strange!!


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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2018, 10:51:29 am »
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Where are you trying to install Peppermint?  Is this all the blkid command returned?

Hi, mac

Yes that is all that blkid produced.

Not entirely sure what you mean but there are apparently 2 SSD drives on the Asus one 32g and the other 7g or thereabouts I was trying to install on the larger 32g. Or maybe it's  just one disk partitioned like that?
 
Sorry I'm not being much help and partitioning has always baffled me - among a great many other things it must be said.

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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2018, 10:53:32 am »
How big is your hard drive supposed to be?
The thing is, I can't see any hard drive!?!

This is really strange!!


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hi, pin

I understand it's 40 gig and an SSD drive.

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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2018, 11:06:01 am »
Ok!
Let's see how it looks like.
Launch gparted from the live USB
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sudo gparted
or get yourself another USB stick with https://gparted.sourceforge.io/download.php  and boot from it.
On the right up corner there is the current hard drive, click on it. How many hard drives do show-up??
If you have one hard drive with several partitions and you have nothing to loose just format everything to one single partition.
To do so choose device, create partition table and apply. Then choose New, select ext4 and again apply.
Boot from Peppermint's live USB and try to install now allowing the installer to create the partitions it wants.

Obs: If there's something in the drive that you don't want to loose back it up before you start. Everything will be erased by following the steps above.

Let us know if something is unclear or if you need more detailed instructions.

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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2018, 11:13:01 am »
Strange, indeed, sir.  It will be interesting to see what Gparted shows. 
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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2018, 11:47:06 am »
Ok!
Let's see how it looks like.
Launch gparted from the live USB
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sudo gparted
or get yourself another USB stick with https://gparted.sourceforge.io/download.php  and boot from it.
On the right up corner there is the current hard drive, click on it. How many hard drives do show-up??
If you have one hard drive with several partitions and you have nothing to loose just format everything to one single partition.
To do so choose device, create partition table and aplay. Then choose New, select ext4 and again aplay.
Boot from Peppermint's live USB and try to install now allowing the installer to create the partitions it wants.

Obs: If there's something in the drive that you don't want to loose back it up before you start. Everything will be erased by following the steps above.

Let us know if something is unclear or if you need more detailed instructions.

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Hi, mate

As follows :
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo gparted
======================
libparted : 3.2
======================
/dev/sda: unrecognised disk label
Invalid partition table - recursive partition on /dev/sdc.
peppermint@peppermint ~ $

A screen comes up headed /dev/sda-gparted

Unallocated 7.52 GiB when I click on it I get :

/dev/sda 7.52 GiB
/dev/sdb 30.06 GiB
/dev/sdc 7.53 GiB

Any of that make sense?

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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2018, 11:49:39 am »
Yes, yes !
Do you have anything in that drive that you want to keep?
If no, let's clean it up!
Waiting for your call.

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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2018, 12:12:01 pm »

You may need to sudo that.


You do need to.

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sudo fdisk -l

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Re: No boot loader?
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2018, 12:28:49 pm »
Hi murraymint,
Yes, for fdisk -l
but not for blkid
It works for me without sudo

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