so my Mint 17 hasn't been booting, and I tried reinstalling the kernel from a live USB drive.
I followed the steps detailed in this guide to edit /etc/default/grub to accept the last saved kernel (while mounting the Mint partition and chrooting), but after updating grub, it still recognizes the older version (3.13.0-24-generic) instead of the new (3.13.0-55-generic) when the old version is no longer on my computer.
I'm not sure if this matters, but my grub starts in recovery mode. Using set prefix, set root, insmod, normal, I get back to normal grub 2.02. The one difference I notice is my /boot/grub folder is mostly empty, so while most people type set prefix=(hdx,y)/boot/grub, I type set prefix=(hdx,y)/boot/grub.bak. The system also starts off saying normal.mod is missing from /boot/grub. Would relocating some files help with the kernel or is it ok that I start in rescue grub?
Thanks for any help anybody can offer.