Cant boot into linux mint 19.1 anymore linux linux-mint grub2 So long story short, I was trying to create a startup script that will set up my environment for me and open all the applications I want.

I was testing the shell script while the laptop was on and finally got the script fully working.. opens a couple apps, opens some terminals and runs commands..

Now I placed the shell script into the startup folder for linux, and tried restarting my laptop.. then boom, linux doesnt load anymore..

What I get is a black screen that says GNU GRUB version 2.02... snooped around a bit and found out that when I type the ls command I get

(hd0) (hd0,gpt2) (hd0,gpt1) error: failure reading sector 0x100800 from 'hd0'

Now I really dont care about this script, if I could somehow load system files and delete that script I have no problem.. any help is appreciated thanks

Idk if it matters, but it's a lenovo thinkpad t590


Maybe you can start by booting in live media and run an inspection of your hard drive to detect some badblocks.

In live media, identify your hard drive using: sudo fdisk -l

With sdX corresponding to the name of your hard drive, run badblock detection: sudo badblocks -v /dev/sdX > /tmp/bad-blocks.txt

  • ended up getting 8 bad blocks.. now what?? – Mado Baker Nov 7 '19 at 16:11
  • it means that it's probably not your hard drive that is dead. Where are located those 8 badblocks ? – dc37 Nov 7 '19 at 16:38
  • Maybe you can try to make a boot-repair – dc37 Nov 7 '19 at 17:04

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