Mainly is to resurrect dead linux, which dead by accident. The last time I use it, I am opening 3 GUI terminal with some sudo. I am not sure but I just learning to use pushd and popd at that time, my suspicion is that what kills my lovely mint. I am using the GUI(via taskbar) to do the update, not using apt on a terminal.

The dead linux is linux mint 18 which upgraded to 20.1.

the kernel version in details, sda6/:

 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-5.8.0-50-generic
 vmlinuz.old -> vmlinuz-5.4.0-72-generic
  • The fstab

    note the error there no longer relevant now

  • blkdid
  • lsblik
  • the correct file(I assume) located nested on sda6 partition, /var/foo/bar/baz. The file is missplaced by accident, including my home folder.

Current boot sequence

set root=hd0,msdos6
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set gfxpayload=keep
insmod gzio
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos6 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos6 3f3fce91-72f7-403f-90d2-aaaadc657cbc
linux /vmlinuz root=UUID=3f3fce91-72f7-403f-90d2-aaaadc657cbc rw quiet nosplash debug
initrd /initrd.img

When I use set prefix=/subdirectory/foo, the busybox yield normal.mod, foo.mod not found. but now yield the init fail with /opt or /proc directory already exist. I will update these details with the ongoing action in this question.


  • manually copy the file from live mint(via thumb drive) file to my sda6.
  • read the documentation
  • using the set prefix=($root)/var/foo/bar/ , but still goes to busy box, with no specific error. Or I can't identify which error should I mention here

I also need an assistant to navigate on busybox to provide the necessary log.

The question is how to fix the grub2-boot loader so my dead mint can be resurrected. If I am separating my problem and my question correctly, I will form the question, How to correct my prefix on boot sequence? Somehow I am dead sure this is possible, just not know yet how to do it.

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