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Help needed installing peppermint3 on aspire one ZG5
« on: November 19, 2012, 11:22:30 pm »
Hi, trying to install peppermint3 on acer aspire ZG5, using Mark Greaves tutorial. Everything was goin swimmingly until step 8. I completed all the procedure in his step and rebooted, but now I only get a grub prompt.  :( Could anyone advise if I can fix this of should I start from scratch with the install?
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Re: Help needed installing peppermint3 on aspire one ZG5
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 11:31:17 pm »
Hi Gairloch, and welcome to the forum :)

We can certainly try to fix it (possibly by reinstalling the GRUB bootloader) if you wish, but it would probably be quicker just to reinstall.

Then if it happens again when you get to "Stage 8", we'll work out what's going wrong .. sound like a plan ?
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Re: Help needed installing peppermint3 on aspire one ZG5
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 11:34:22 pm »
Thanks Mark, I will trying reinstalling again tomorrow night. Would this situation arise if i mistyped something in stage 8. i when i edited the grub cmd line?

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Re: Help needed installing peppermint3 on aspire one ZG5
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 11:37:00 pm »
Yes it can .. but it's unlikely to leave the machine unbootable .. are you seeing the GRUB menu, or just a line like

grub>

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Re: Help needed installing peppermint3 on aspire one ZG5
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 11:39:21 pm »
Hi Mark, thanks for your reply. It's just a few lines of text then grub>  :(
I will try again tomorrow...

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Re: Help needed installing peppermint3 on aspire one ZG5
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 11:43:22 pm »
Yup, as I suspected .. probably nothing you typed, more likely that for some reason when you ran "sudo update-grub", something went wrong and t wasn't able to rebuild the GRUB menu properly.

As I said, try a reinstall .. it's unlikely to happen again, but if it does we'll track the problem down :)

Unless of course you'd prefer to work it out now .. but it will likely take longer than a reinstall  .. up to you ;)
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Re: Help needed installing peppermint3 on aspire one ZG5
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 09:24:18 pm »
Hey Mark, sorry for taking a time to respond. I have reinstalled peppermint3, and this time (woohoo!) It's working just dandy! Thanks for your time!  :)

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Re: Help needed installing peppermint3 on aspire one ZG5
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 09:41:30 pm »
No problem .. glad to hear it's now working :)
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