[Solved} No bootloader found by rescue disk

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[Solved} No bootloader found by rescue disk

Postby JJF » Sep 9th, '19, 21:51

To my embarrassment I found myself run into more troubles.
I resized Mageia partition (sda5) trying to make room for another distro (Ubuntu, which I aborted after waiting for too long )
The situation got worse. Mageia 7 starts but do not reach the login screen remaining with one "ball" stalled on the flash screen .
I run the "rescue" from Mageia ISO DVD, and could see all my files on the disk.
But I got the message " bootloader not found" (error 2 if I remember correctly) trying to rewrite the bootloader.
Need the forum's help
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Re: No bootloader found by rescue disk

Postby benmc » Sep 10th, '19, 06:28

installation in MBR or UEFI?

depending on how much user data is in your "sda5" you may just be able to do a "dirty" re-install.
effectively redoing your install but do not format (uncheck) any partitions.
install should complete in a few minutes as no packages are needed, and then at the end configuration window, install your bootloader.
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Re: No bootloader found by rescue disk

Postby JJF » Sep 10th, '19, 07:13

Thanks
Did you mean "install" or "Upgrade"?
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Re: No bootloader found by rescue disk

Postby jiml8 » Sep 10th, '19, 20:50

Why not just reinstall the bootloader while booted into the rescue disk? You know what partition you want to boot from, right?

I can't tell you how to do it; it depends on how your system is configured. Also, I don't have to do it myself often enough that I remember how. But an internet search will turn up the information you need.
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Re: [Solved} No bootloader found by rescue disk

Postby JJF » Sep 10th, '19, 20:55

Reinstalled without partition format
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