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Old 02-07-2011
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How to boot lenovo G550?
  

Hi I have recently purchased a new lenovo G550 laptop for myself and as I am new to Linux I am not aware much about Linux so I had some doubts about it as I wanted to discuss them here, I have recently downloaded the Linux Mint 10 LXDE 64 bit ver. Live DVD and installed it, but now when I try to boot it, all I get is a "grub rescue? and I am not able to boot into Linux Mint or Windows XP.

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Re: How to boot lenovo G550?

Hi even I am having a similar problem on my newly purchased Lenovo G550 laptop. It was all working fine till the time I had installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo G550 and as then I was receiving the latest drivers and got the 2.53 bios. As then I got a message from bios saying that timer has set for reboot. And the system got restarted.
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Re: How to boot lenovo G550?

Hi I can help you out with your problem, but can you please answer some of my questions so that I can help you better. Did you have any older bios installed on your laptop before installing the new bios? As it may be the bios problem due to which you are not able to boot it up and you getting grub rescue. Or have you tried updating grub?
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Re: How to boot lenovo G550?

Thank you for sharing your views. I had Linux Mint 10 32 bit installed which I had uninstalled because of a problem which was not able to get it out so than I had downloaded the new Linux Mint 10 LXDE 64 bit ver. Live DVD replacing the old one and installed
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Re: How to boot lenovo G550?

Ok thanks for giving the information. When you had reinstalled the Mint, have you also re-installed the grub? Or was it available from the earlier install? And while installing you had replaced the older version first or you had directly replaced it? And finally, did you create MSDos file systems? Linux needs ext2 or better.
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Re: How to boot lenovo G550?

Just follow the below procedure and see if it works.
? Try Booting your computer with Ubuntu CD
? Now open the terminal window.
? Type sudo grub there and
? Now type "find /boot/grub/stage1".
? Now you will receive a response like "(hd1,0)".
? Follow the lines that your computer shows,
? Now type "root (hd1,0)", or what your hard disk + boot partition
numbers are for Ubuntu.
? Now type "setup (hd1)" and install GRUB to MBR.
? And Quit grub by pressing "quit" button.
? Now Reboot and remove the bootable CD.
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