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Offline richdetail2010

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PC wont finish boot
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:27:02 pm »
At start-up after the quick boot screen the message comes up. "attempt to read/write outside of disc "hd0"." then underneath that is displayed "<grub rescue.>." What is this and how do I get my PC to boot correctly.

As is, the only way it will boot is with the peppermint disc and in OS live.

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Re: PC wont finish boot
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 11:11:47 pm »
Hi richdetail2010, welcome to the Peppermint forum  ;).  May we get some further information about what you have already done and about your computer?  I see from your post, you have burnt a Live CD/DVD.  Did you run a md5sum check on the downloaded ISO?  At what speed did you burn the the CD/DVD?

Using your Live CD/DVD, please boot into a Live Session.  Open a terminal window with following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  In the newly opened terminal window, enter the following commands in sequence, use the return key after each entry and post the outputs back to the forum.

Tip:  Linux is case sensitive.  To reduce the possibility of typographical errors please use the Code: [Select] function below to highlight the contents. Click on the centre mouse button/wheel while in the terminal window to paste the contents.

Please encapsulate long outputs with the Sp Spoiler function.  This is located just above the crying  :'( emoticon.  It makes it much easier for people to read and keeps things neat and tidy.
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sudo fdisk -l
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inxi -FThis information will help us to determine why Peppermint Five is not booting on your system.  Good  luck  ;).
« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 11:26:34 pm by AndyInMokum »
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