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OK, so I'm trying to set up a dual boot with Linux Mint\Windows 7, and have been doing so for hours. I finally found out how to install the Mint ...
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- 09-05-2010 #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
Geom error?Disk boot failure.
OK, so I'm trying to set up a dual boot with Linux Mint\Windows 7, and have been doing so for hours. I finally found out how to install the Mint bootloader, because I just don't like grub,on a 2gb partition.
In easyBCD I add a linux distro selection, and select that partition. When I save and reboot the menu comes up and I chose Linux Mint. A black screen with this exact text appears:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
I installed linux on a 60gb partition on my 1.5tb SeaGate external hard drive.
- 09-06-2010 #2
I finally found out how to install the Mint bootloader
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Tucson AZ
, because I just don't like grub
Which version of Mint are you using? Newer versions user Grub2 which has different configuration files.
If you are using EasyBCD to boot, it's likely a failure in EasyBCD not Grub.
If you still have the Mint CD, load it and boot the CD, open a terminal and run the command:
sudo fdisk -l (lower case letter L) to get your partition information to post.
It should work. I have Mint and win 7 and can boot either with EasyBCD or Grub.