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Booting Problems Peppermint 7
« on: June 14, 2019, 08:14:21 am »
Have been using an installed version of 7 for over a year with very few problems until a month or so ago when it wouldn't boot at all.I searched the web and finally managed to fix it (how I can't remember now) But from then until yesterday it always booted into grub menu.Yesterday when attempting to boot I get into a screen showing.
Scanning for Btrfs filesystems /dev/sda1:clean,327237 9707520 files,36502678/38812416 blocks
then a flashing underscore beneath.I've logged on here using a puppy linux usb and so can access my file system.Is there anything I can do to repair the boot?
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Re: Booting Problems Peppermint 7
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 04:54:57 am »
Have you got a Peppermint LiveUSB ?

and have you tried booting an earlier kernel ?
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Re: Booting Problems Peppermint 7
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 05:10:01 am »
No I'll make one.And that just jogged my memory I solved it last time by booting to an older kernel...now all I have to remember is how I did it  ;)

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Re: Booting Problems Peppermint 7
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 05:18:12 am »
At the GRUB menu select "Advanced" .. then at the next screen select the top kernel.
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Re: Booting Problems Peppermint 7
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 05:49:05 am »
Just tried it,not getting that option from advanced menu.Getting... clean
                                                                                                                      dpkg
                                                                                                                      fsck
                                                                                                                      grub   update grub boot loader...but it doesn't give me an option to select a kernel.
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Re: Booting Problems Peppermint 7
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 05:51:39 am »
Just not getting the kernel list

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Re: Booting Problems Peppermint 7
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 08:52:57 am »
Okay GRUB is obviously broken somehow.

First thing to try would be from that list choose the 'grub - update the grub bootloader' option.

If that doesn't fix things, build yourself a Peppermint LiveUSB, boot to it, then post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
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blkid
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df -h
and we'll reinstall GRUB.
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Re: Booting Problems Peppermint 7
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2019, 10:20:22 am »
Thanks,will do.