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Won't boot after Modicia OS install


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brycrip

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Hey Geeks:

I have an old Toshiba laptop that I use to try out new distros. I'm new to Linux, been saying that for four years, and have Mint on one computer and Manjaro on another.

I installed Modicia OS from a live stick on the Toshiba while connected to wifi. Install seemed to be successful on reboot. I played with the distro and set a few things up. All good until I tried to restart the computer. It wouldn't boot up. Black screen. F2 does nothing and neither does f12. It's like there is no OS installed.

Would appreciate any ideas as to how to boot up the computer.

Thanks, all, Bry...


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Hello brycrip,

 

Here's some ideas to get started

1. check the GRUB bootloader

To do that

 

Restart the computer holding the shift key down. Anything happen there can you see anything ?

You should  see a list of the installed operating systems, a menu that can be navigated using the arrow keys. If not, then the problem is that the GRUB bootloader is broken or overwritten. Repairing the bootloader is the only solution

 

Please see here,

https://www.makeuseo...x-pc-wont-boot/

 

Thanks,

Joe :)

 

Hope some of this helps you today....


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Hi Joe. Thanks for your response. Always good to hear from another Linux enthusiast. I opened the link you provided and read the article. That was good stuff. I don't have the Toshiba with me, presently. But will try a few things tonight and get back to you tomorrow. Again, much thanks.

Bry    


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Hi Joe... nothing new to report unfortunately. Booting up while pressing the Shift Key did nothing. And I tried booting to Grub Repair which I downloaded from Sourceforge. I made a live stick from Grub Repair but couldn't boot from it. No f2 or f12. I can hear the computer working, but just a black screen. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Bry


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Did I lose you, Joe?


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Sorry i never saw that you replied and unfortunately at this point I'm not sure how to proceed :(


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Could you refer me on...?

I appreciate your help but I'm stumped too....

Bry


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Hello,

 

I would try these 2 the second link looks more promising

https://support.linuxhint.com/

https://www.linux.org/forums/

 

Sorry I could not assist any further.

 

Joe


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