Had a problem with grub after installing Freespire. Reboot following installation I got a blank black screen with the work "Grub:". To solve, reload the install USB and updated the grub/boot via the internet and the provided boot tool thus purging the original install boot and installing a new updated boot/grub. Has anyone had this problem?
I think what Linspire and Freespire newly installed copies are having problems when the Grub is installed on a EFI partition/security. This would indicate why one must update the boot before logging out after installation. Freespire has a boot tool which is not present in Linspire. After I installed Linspire, I re-boot the system with a Freespire installation USB, Repaired and updated the boot and them re-booted. Problem solved and now Linspire boots up with no problem. Maybe the upgrade Recognize the EFI security/boot partition? Maybe the grub is out dated? Newer systems today use EFI.