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I didn't BUT I found this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing and used ChRoot and it installed, I'm going to reboot now and see if it works....
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    I didn't BUT I found this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing and used ChRoot and it installed, I'm going to reboot now and see if it works.

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    Okay so I finally got a bootloader (think my whole problem might have had to do with having /boot partition) but when I boot up mint all I get is a prompt

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    Its asking me to login, but when I log in it does nothing... Is there no end to my problems?

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    HTML Code:
    xauth: file /home/allen/.Xauthority does not exist
    I get a bunch of junk, then

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    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    and some more stuff, one part says that screens are found but no usable configuration... the live cd worked and my previous installation had no problems such as these

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    Honestly, I think it's best if you just re-install at this point. This is going to turn south pretty quick I think. Did you add a user during the install?
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    Yes i added a user, if you really think I should reinstall I'll try. Is there anything i should change while installing this time around?

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    Agreed. Apparently something went goofy during the initial install.
    Should you re-install, pay close attention to the segment regarding bootloader installation, including where you want to install it.
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    Should i create a /boot partition again then? Or is that not nessicary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alun View Post
    Yes i added a user, if you really think I should reinstall I'll try. Is there anything i should change while installing this time around?
    Mae sure GRUB gets installed to /dev/sda MBR and not /dev/sdb is about all I can think of. I think you can re-use the swap but format /boot and /.
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    Be sure and check the installer too, usually on boot it will ask if you want to verify the CD/DVD, it's not a bad idea.
    /boot is otpional, you can if you want. I use it but I use more than one distro too.
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