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Recently, I decided to install the loved Linux Mint. I made sure I had space for a partition, and installed it. I am currently on the "trial" part, where it has "Install Linux Mint" on the desktop. I have installed it, and it even has a partition saying "Linux Mint 16 Petra". Yet, when I boot it from HDD/SSD, there is no option to boot to Mint, only my old, broken, ubuntu distro and of course, the dreaded Windows.
I am not sure why this is happening, can anyone do any explaining? I have googled it but haven't found any answers.
Note: After doing
fdisk l I got the following message:
`Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xd2f26588 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 3074047 1536000 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda2 3074048 599508991 298217472 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 599508992 625141759 12816384 83 Linux Disk /dev/sdb: 4000 MB, 4000317440 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 486 cylinders, total 7813120 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 128 7813119 3906496 b W95 FAT32`
Note: I am zach, I recently just remembered my old account.
EDIT: I forgot to show you guys what I got for the answer:
mint ~ # grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sdb grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of /cow. Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting. mint ~ # mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt mount: /dev/sdb1 already mounted or /mnt busy mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdb1 is mounted on /cdrom
EDIT2: After performing Graeme's updated answer, No serious errors are there. Now what should I do?