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Author:  stork92 [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: peppermint will not boot

I had lost you ;)

i copied the boot folder and efi folders
it does not boot from legacy
booting from efi i have a first message saying error in prefix, or something similar
then i get a grub like menu proposing to try or install peppermint
from which i chose try
and after the booting peppermint screen it finished booting from disk (same punition, with a qwerty keyboard and impossible to connect :(

Tell me if anything looks weird in the messages.
event though i was very carefull this is not foolproof since i have many partitions on that machine (including an old lubuntu one) and had to cp -R from command line (as opposed to pcmanfm). I did it twice hence beleive this is correct but i might be wrong.

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: peppermint will not boot

Nope sorry, I'm still lost :?

So does the Peppermint LiveUSB (efi) boot to a working desktop now ?

Or are you saying it's still booting the SSD's recovery partition when you select "Try Peppermint" ?

Author:  stork92 [ Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: peppermint will not boot

it is still booting to the same "something" i have seen and mentionned already, which is not the standard ubuntu (as installed and booted from on-disk grub),

which I believed to be from the recovery partition (but really i do not go anywhere else than the login screen, it does not recognise the peppermint user nor my default on-disk username, and does something strange with username "ubuntu", which is why I have believed this is from the recovery partition)..... :(

is there anything else i can try ?

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: peppermint will not boot

Sorry .. I'm fresh outa ideas, and have no way to reproduce the problem :(


I take it you've tried creating the LiveUSB with a different creator such as Unetbootin ?

I wonder if creating an isohybrid LiveCD/LiveUSB or Peppermint would make any difference .. or have you already tried that ?

Author:  stork92 [ Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: peppermint will not boot

I used the default startup disk creator from the menu
I do not know if it was there or installed by my from synaptics when i wanted to create that

I had tried a iso hybrid from some mint distribution but it did not work right away

If I am the only person in the world having that problem I do not want to waste too much of your time either. I will be happy to do some more testing if this can help though

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: peppermint will not boot

If I were you I'd try Unetbootin .. and/or one of the Windows USB creators .. oddly, they all seem to edit the SYSLINUX/IOSLINUX menu's slightly differently.

If those don't work, we can try isohybrid(ing) the Peppermint ISO, then use the "cat" command to write it to a USB stick.

Beyond that I'm afraid I'm stuck for ideas.

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