So I started out with a 250GB HDD, the stock drive from an EeePC 1015pem that I am trying to turn into a MintBook. The drive is physically operable, but all data has been nuked, including the old OS. Given this, I attached the HDD to my desktop and installed Linux Mint 16 Xfce from a live USB created through Unetbootin-585. Set aside 10GB for
swap and 240GB for
The drive now refuses to boot for either the desktop or netbook. Both motherboards are sounding the correct sequence of beeps, so they seem healthy, and I can successfully access the BIOS on both systems. However, the only thing that comes up after starting the computer is a nonresponsive command-line. There is no error message, no grub or grub-rescue, nothing.
Is there anything I can try besides reformatting and starting over? How would I go about installing a boot loader that can boot my OS?