Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

Linux mint is there but it won't boot

Linux on ThinkPads
Post Reply
Message
Author
brutus9
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Location: London, UK

Linux mint is there but it won't boot

#1 Post by brutus9 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:51 pm

so I bought a lenovo thinkpad e130
i put mint on it
everything was fine
then it stopped working
I figured out that this was because the hard drive was loose because it wasn't screwed in properly
so I fixed that
but now only windows 10 will boot and mint refuses.
I know it is still there with all my data because I was going to reinstall and the mint installer told me that mint was already there on the hard drive
so what should I do?

thanks

Thinkpad4by3
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1573
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:25 am
Location: N. Bellmore, ny

Re: Linux mint is there but it won't boot

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:56 pm

You dual-booted it? Ok. Well you could format the Linux Mint Partition and reinstall. It was possible Linux Mint was accessing the boot sector or a necessary part of the OS when thr HDD was knocked loose causing data corruption.
Probably should be Thinkpad16by10.

Looking For: 386 laptop, IBM or not.

MikalE
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 663
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:51 pm
Location: Marissa, Illinois

Re: Linux mint is there but it won't boot

#3 Post by MikalE » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:45 am

Does the bootloader appear when the system passes POST to offer a choice of which operating system to use?

Follow this man's instructions to the letter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgv_POYbbf0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWb62_CqMRU
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 RPM Drive, 15.6in 1600x900 LCD, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard reader, media card reader, FPR, Win10 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, German KB, Bluetooth 4.0.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Linux Questions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests