Linux Mint 17.2 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 - Install but no boot


I have tried to install both the above OS's but they both fail to boot after what seems a successful installation.

There is no grub, no gui, just a flashing cursor.

Any suggestions?
Glen GibbOwnerAsked:
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
And also no other virtual terminals? Did you try "Alt-F2" or "Ctrl-Alt-F2"

Probably will need to boot again with a live CD and try to fix GRUB...
Make sure the partition which you are booting from has the boot flag set, and also that you have the correct boot order in your BIOS. You should be able to set the boot flag from the live Media using GParted, which as far as I know is included on both distro's.

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Glen GibbOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Experts.  This pointed me to the resolution, which was to look at the "advanced partitioning" option during install.  Somehow the boot track was being recorded on a secondary drive.  Pointing to the desired drive straightened the whole mess.

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