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Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!! [SOLVED]
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:31:53 pm »
Ok....it's Pixie again.....last time I had Peppermint 7 and harddrive was partially wiped and I didn't know it thanks to x......with NO recovery and can't find back up jumpdrive with 7 so got 8 but can't exit the grub rescue menu not with set root.....set prefix.....nothing I need help please?!!!

Dell D830 with a clean wiped harddrive now, can't reinstall Peppermint 7 can't install 8 just stuck on grub rescue?!!
« Last Edit: June 08, 2018, 12:55:23 am by AndyInMokum »
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 03:20:15 pm »
I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say ?

Did you wipe the HDD and install PM8, but now it only boots to GRUB Rescue ?
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 05:01:04 pm »
No it won't install it's just stuck in grub rescue....no install, can't get past set prefix.... says after insmod normal goes to "no such partition" so I'm  stuck in grub rescue 
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 05:39:44 pm »
Hi Pixie, can you boot up into the live version? You may have to do just that and install gparted, then reformat your hard drive and make a new partition.
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 05:51:04 pm »
 :o how do I to that? this jerk really messed up my computer.....so glad he's an x and gone with the trouble I've had?!! grrrr I just know I cannot exit out of this grub rescue no matter what I do it all started with him making 2 administrator accounts on the computer then he just started moving and deleting root files I just didn't catch it in time.
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 06:11:54 pm »
I'm really very confused.....by what he's done what I managed to undo to find that out and then to find out wiping the harddrive and starting over with pep 8 was best....now even that looks like it may not have been the wisest of choices. But noo better way to learn Pep 8 then to dive right in....just what I wanted!  :D
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 07:01:14 pm »
Hi Pixie, now I'm confused, can you power down the computer, pull the battery or whatever? Are you having problems booting up your USB stick to run the live version? What kind of computer do you have?
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 07:29:30 pm »
It'd a Dell D830, Had Pep7  x bot boyfriend got on it anyways long story short....he deleted important root files could not recover them or Pep 7 now have the harddrive completely wiped and in grub rescue can't get out of it to run the new jumpdrive with the new 8 it seems like the more I lean the less I knowand how do you create partions in grub rescue mode exactly?
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 07:33:14 pm »
it's so wiped I have 1 ls hd0
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 09:32:54 pm »
When you say, Grub Rescue.  Are you referring to something contained within the Peppermint 8 boot sequence?  Or are you referring to a separate "rescue" program you're running independently from Peppermint 8  :-\?   I have to ask because independent Grub Rescue programs do exist  :).
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2018, 02:57:20 am »
Have you got Peppermint 8 (or 7) on a LiveUSB stick ?

It sounds to me (but please tell me if I'm wrong) that Peppermint 7 was on your computer, but it has become badly broken, now only booting to GRUB Rescue. AND that you don't know how to make your system boot from a LiveUSB (in stead of the hard drive) so you can reinstall Peppermint ?
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2018, 04:18:38 am »
Have you got Peppermint 8 (or 7) on a LiveUSB stick ?

If the answer is 'yes' ...
  • Insert the stick into a USB port.
  • Press F12 at boot. If the BIOS detects the device it will be on the list.
  • Press the number.

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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 09:37:54 am »
I would say it's Pep 7's grub rescue....not 8s
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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2018, 09:49:37 am »
The point is you shouldn't be seeing grub rescue if you're successfully booting from the USB stick. If it's a laptop, it might be Escape you have to press at boot to see a menu of options to allow the USB stick to boot.

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Re: Peppermint 8 installation and grub rescue?!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2018, 10:06:20 am »
Ok Pep 7 grub rescue Pep 8's usb stick
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