[subtitle : "dealings of a Linux-noob-forever, or another precious day lost to cursed computers"]
For quite a while already I need to make some technical drawings, and today I wanted to spend on installing DraftSight on my laptop running SolydX 64 and tick that off of my list. Download and install of DS worked out surprisingly well - that should have warned me... read on!
I noticed the UM called for UP 2014-04-15 - I hadn't used this laptop that much, you see. Seemed appropriate to install immediately, so I left it churning away for an hour or so. All seemed well, finished nicely. But then ...
... this very disturbing message after reboot:
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error: file not found.
"So...what now?" is indeed the question that came to mind, after a few bad words had first crossed that same mind (I'm a single-brained single-threaded 1 Hz human, mind you)
Quickly turning to this forum, I found this thread and checked ...
... to find this looked as it was supposed to.
(hd0,msdos3) is my boot partition, and /boot/grub was on there with files that -as far as my untrained eye could see- looked logical, such as grub.cfg.
... yielded ...
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error: file not found
Unknown command `normal'
So ... no go there.
More severe cases need more severe action, so onto System Rescue CD - of which I always keep a copy at hand, but as it turned out the CD-RW with 3.7.0 is not (anymore) readable. Download new version 4.2.0 for burning at my desktop machine (running Linux Mint DE Mate) , which should take only a matter of minutes. Should, for the download never finishes correctly. Mhhh, I've come across that a number of times recently... what's wrong there? FireFox or LMDE on my desktop machine somehow broken? Needs attention later, it is getting later and later...
Boot-Repair-disk-32bit is another option, download is fast and I do have an unused stick laying around ... USB image writer quickly does the job, but to no avail as the message ...
... appears. Another bad word - sorry!
Kind of stuck there... I'll keep you posted, given that I hope not to break anything any further.
You feel the tension growing, don't you?