Unable to boot system after netinst installation [SOLVED]

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Unable to boot system after netinst installation [SOLVED]

Postby ckosloff » 2020-12-19 15:04

This is a summary of wht has been done.
Copied the latest 10.7 netinst iso to USB stick using:

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dd if=netinst.iso of=/dev/sdc;sync


The stick worked like a charm, exactly as a CD.
Installationi finished successfully, I started it under Secure Boot, that is what this firmware calls UEFI.
However the hard drive does not boot, with UEFi enabled or diabled.
Please note that previous to installation I not only deleted partition table but filled drive with zeros, in order not to let any previous installation contaminate this one.
I think I took all possible safeguards so cannot understand what is missing, From googlineg problem I think I have to fix GRUB but don't know how to do this.
Thank you.
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Re: Unable to boot into system after a new netinst installat

Postby Bulkley » 2020-12-19 19:47

ckosloff wrote:I think I have to fix GRUB but don't know how to do this.


That's where I'd start. Do you even have Grub? Did you install it in the right place? I ask because I once managed to install grub to a different drive. :roll:
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Re: Unable to boot into system after a new netinst installat

Postby ckosloff » 2020-12-19 23:54

Bulkley wrote:
ckosloff wrote:I think I have to fix GRUB but don't know how to do this.


That's where I'd start. Do you even have Grub? Did you install it in the right place? I ask because I once managed to install grub to a different drive. :roll:

Installer installed it on /dev/sda.
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Re: Unable to boot into system after a new netinst installat

Postby sgosnell » 2020-12-22 21:19

"Does not boot" is not very descriptive. Exactly what happens when you try to boot? What is the sequence of events? What error messages, if any, are shown?
Take my advice, I'm not using it.
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Re: Unable to boot into system after a new netinst installat

Postby ckosloff » 2020-12-27 20:34

I solved by directing BIOS to use CMOS instead of efi.
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