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[ale] Debian/Ubuntu/Mint install



+1 to Jim Kinney's suggestion to boot an alternate OS and switch to legacy boot and re-install.

However, *if* you feel like chasing this a little further....

I haven't had any experience w/ UEFI yet.  That said, when I've gotten that
grub> prompt, it usually means the bootloader's installed, but it doesn't find any grub.cfg file or associated plugins/data.

Could you boot that other OS, then copy a /boot/grub from another system?  If you at least get a menu instead of the prompt, it means it found the grub.cfg and we'll need to make a grub.cfg that matches your system.

later!
   horkan

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 12:19:09AM +0000, kilpatms at comcast.net wrote:
> Well, not quite a brick. The boot process ends with a terminal window and this prompt:  grub>_
> 
> It's been a decade or more since I last had to muck about with grub.  I have no idea at all what I might be able to do at this point.  I am still trying to shuffle BIOS settings -- hoping that land on the combination that works.
> 
> Sean
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> That's that I did -- and now I have a brick!
> 
> Apparently I am caught in some sort of diabolical hell caused by EFI and Secure Boot.
> 
> The BIOS software doesn't have a usable manual and the Ubuntu install program seems to believe (wrongly) that it plays nicely with this crap. It even requires me to set up a partition just for EFI!
> 
> I'm still fighting this.  Has anyone here recently installed a current Debian OS on a computer damned with a UFI/Secure Boot BIOS?
> 
> Sean
> 
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