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On this page about os-prober I could find the following sentence: The program Josh Kwan and I developed for d-i to do this is quite flexible, new OSes and linux distros can be added by just dropping in a test file to check for them. It's fairly good at probing all the info needed to boot some installation of linux (the root, and /boot partitions, a kernel, ...


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use a live linux CD or DVD I suggest Ubuntu live and repair the grub or reinstall it. mount the Mint partition to /mnt and then: sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda(the suitable based on your partition table) check it with the below command to find your Mint partition: fdisk -l and then : update-grub


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Why this has happened I am no expert but from what I understand I think this issue is caused by a mistakenly placed bootflag. Whenever you are installing a linux OS for dual booting you want to make sure the bootloader is installed on dev/sda (i installed it on dev/sda5 which is probably why i got the grub rescue error) To fix this (it worked, at least ...


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Although this question was answered in a comment, I wanted to clarify what is going on so you can understand this issue in the future. vmlinuz is the name of the Linux kernel executable. If this file is corrupted, there is no way you will be able to boot the Linux kernel, making an operating system impossible to use. (Programs are useless without a kernel, ...


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e.g. os-prober on linux does access a wide variety of information about the available storage controllers bootable disks partitions/volumes on them layers of abstraction used to access them And finally, the partition and file-system labels, types and IDs. Some are well know to be able to contain "foreign" operating systems, and are then further checked ...



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