Old N00B, candidate for Rincewind Cup being "slow on the uptake". Please excuse long post.
HAD Linux Box, dual boot with Mint 12 and Ubuntu 11.10 up, running and happy.
Made the mistake of leaving a just burned CD with Mint LXDE in tray. Turned machine ON,
realized that Ooops OMG it started to do what it does, install (I believe). Panicked, turned machine OFF .
(Please remember OLD N00B here) Mumbled quick prayer, removed CD Rom, and rebooted with
crossed fingers which didn't help.
RESULT. . . GRUB Boot Menu shows,with usual selections. Chose first entry Mint12. few seconds later. . . Black screen, Blinking cursor. nothing more! Turned box off. restarted again, Menu shows up, chose 11.10 this time, Black screen , Blinking cursor. Tried once more choosing Mint 12. Same Black screen, Blinking cursor. I even tried unplugging power to the storage drive, tried again. Nothing!
Did homework in Linux Format mag,was directed to Rescatux, burned disk, attempted to follow instructions (N00B) with NO SUCCESS.
Rescatux said "GRUB OK" with light bulb etc. I ran the Linux Format's suggested "bootinfoscript" from sourceforge, copied "RESULTS.TXT" to thumb drive via the really neat Rescatux.
So, Please, before I reinstall and start over I'd love to know WTF happened (pardon French).and possibly save what I've invested lots of time in. Any suggestions, including "REINSTALL", will be appreciated.
Please , find the text of "bootinfoscript"'s RESULTS.TXT attached below.
Thanks Guys, Be well, stay cool.