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bungelow_ed:
Hello,
I have been a Windows users since Windows 386, yeah I am old.  After reading a glowing recommendation of Linux Lite as a replacement for Windows I decided to take the plunge.

Anyway, just tried to install Linux Lite on a Windows PC as a dual boot.  Installation seemed to go fine but on reboot I am presented with a prompt for GNU GRUB ver. 2.04 and do not know how to move forward.  Any insights, suggestions, help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance for any help you can offer.
Ed

firenice03:
@bungelow_ed
What options/text is on the grub screen.
This can be part of the normal boot process.
The top entry should say Linux Lite and version...
It could say Ubuntu as well.

After so many seconds it should boot to the desktop...

bungelow_ed:

--- Quote from: firenice03 on August 02, 2021, 10:46:47 PM [email protected]_ed
What options/text is on the grub screen.
This can be part of the normal boot process.
The top entry should say Linux Lite and version...
It could say Ubuntu as well.

After so many seconds it should boot to the desktop...

--- End quote ---

Thanks for responding to my plea for help. There are no options, just the following

GNU GRUB version 2.04
Minima1 BASH-like line editing is supportted. For the first word, TAB lists possible cammand completions.  Anywhere else the TAB lists possible device or file completions.

grub> _

I tried booting my Windows 10 recovery.  GRUB seems to load first preventing me from reverting to a Windows only environment.

Thanks Again.

bungelow_ed:
By way of introduction, I am new to both Linux and the Linux Lite Forum.  Just did a dual boot installation from USB on an OptiPlex AIO, Windows 10 and Linux Lite.  Install seemed to go well until the reboot.  The boot stopped at what I assume is the GNU Grub console?  The screen is text with the following: grub> _.  If I type help a list of commands scrolls on the screen.

My impression is that it is at Grub is not loading properly, into the dual boot menu, and that the solution might be to repair the installtion or work around Grub to reinstall Windows and try another Linux Lite install.  Any help, guidance, advice would be deeply appreciated.  The PC is useless in this state.

firenice03:
@bungelow_ed

I merged your 2 topics as they are the same and moved to Installing Linux Lite :)
Can you walk us thru your method of install?

I assume you chose 'Along Side Windows' or did you use 'Something Else'?


Do you recall the partitions created (Root, Boot, or SWAP etc etc..) 

Is this a UEFI or Legacy BIOS (UEFI Off) install? SecureBoot enabled?

Was FastBoot disabled in Windows?

I assume you didn't make any changes to BIOS - so both LL and Windows are in the same format?

*Can you go into BIOS and near boot order - ensure of LL/Ubuntu is selected - also if you choose Windows will windows boot?


I'll look up your model for any possible gotchyas -- Optiplex which model?

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