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Configure GRUB for dual boot

I've been trying to get this sorted for 2 days now and just now found the root of the problem. But being new to linux, I'm not sure how to proceed. I have 3 physical drives, sda is for Windows 7 only. ...
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Grub rescue, unable to boot windows

I have windows vista and backtrack Linux installed on my dell PC. I wanted to uninstall backtrack so I delect the partition, but when I try to boot widows again, the grub rescue> shown up. I can't ...
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Dual boot (Windows 8 + Linux Mint 17) UEFI system boot windows only

I have been working on a dual boot system with windows 8 preinstalled and linux mint 17 for a month or so. After applying an update in linux grub loader does not appear and system only boots windows. ...
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1answer
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grub rescue moved folder out of root

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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Intel Galileo Compatible Operating Systems [on hold]

What other operating systems can the Intel Galileo boot from the SD card? Since it's an x86 CPU, it should be able to boot any other 32 bit Linux distros, right? And then, even if could boot, say, ...
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Booting with KDE and i3 in different ttys

The other day some dude at a LAN party showed me the ctrl+alt+f* trick to switch tty's, and I thought it was totally awesome (I didn't know that!). Another person introduced me to i3 (The window ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after fsck on /

I had this problem with Ubuntu when it boots: http://askubuntu.com/questions/392720/the-disk-drive-for-tmp-is-not-ready-yet-s-to-skip-mount-or-m-for-manual-recove The problem appeared from nothing, ...
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1answer
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Transferring Linux OS from one drive to another with different partitions

First of all, some related questions: How to move from one drive to another that's a different size? What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? My situation is as ...
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1answer
21 views

Small bootable package to enable ssh client?

I've been trying to find the smallest possible package to put on a cd/thumbdrive that will allow me to use an ssh client on a wired networked computer. I'm talking about really barebones stuff, no ...
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1answer
24 views

Why OS Windows does not boot after disk disconnected?

I have problem with booting from Mandriva linux boot menu to Windows. I previously used two disks: one with Windows and one with Mandriva and booting worked. However when I removed the disk with ...
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1answer
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Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
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1answer
40 views

Ubuntu can't be booted from DVD drive?

I bought a Lenovo Ideapad G50-70 (with pre-installed Windows 8.1) lately. Thinking of dual-boot, I downloaded the Ubuntu LiveCD, and created a bootable disc. Later, I restarted the PC (with my CD ...
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Use SYSLINUX to boot from a separate device

I have a laptop with no harddrive that I'm booting from a modified persistent LiveCD thumbdrive, but performance is terrible due to the low speed of the thumbdrive. I also have a class-10 SD card of ...
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1answer
37 views

Restore boot without formatting (UEFI)

I have a problem and I would not format more my poor HDDs. Hardware situation: Motherboard Asrock 970 Extreme4 (UEFI) HDD1 (/dev/sda) -> Recovery | EFI Partition | Windows 8.1 HDD2 (/dev/sdb) -> ...
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After installing Debian 7.6 first (and any) boot I have a blank screen

I've installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 on my old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, with no Desktop Environment and Linux kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64. Specs: CPU: T5550 - Intel Core2Duo Ram: 4GB VGA: Intel Chipset 965 ...
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1answer
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Edit file from boot iso Arch Linux

I've messed up a startup script on my Arch Linux machine and I cannot boot into KDE anymore to disable it. Is there a way to delete (or move) that file from where it is so that the script will not ...
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1answer
25 views

Error mounting fstab

I have read many questions and answers in this and other forums before asking. I watched videos on Youtube to learn how to deal with the fstab file too. So forgive me for bringing back this doubt ...
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2answers
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How to properly specify boot extra entries for nixos

Nixos has a configuration option in the manual for specifying extra entries in the grub menu boot.loader.grub. extraEntries but I can't get it to work with the examples in the manual. The idea is to ...
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0answers
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How do I get the grub menu to list both my Windows 7 installations?

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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0answers
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Debian Boot Problems: Cannot get back into windows

I am having a sincere problem. I'm not experienced in Linux, but my friend said I should try Debian, so I installed it. This is bugging me because I don't really like it, but I cannot get back to ...
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1answer
37 views

Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
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0answers
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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: ...
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1answer
30 views

CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE set but hardcoded vga-boot-parameter ignored?

I have build a custom linux kernel with the options: ... CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL=y CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE=y CONFIG_CMDLINE="initrd=linux_os.gz root=/dev/ram0 init=/sbin/init ramdisk_size=25600 ...
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1answer
38 views

Access dual booted OS from VirtualBox

I have a LinuxKali/OSX dual boot. I have to install some packages in the linux system but as the Wifi drivers do not work without those packages (Mac air has NO ethernet) I would like to access the ...
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How to boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? [duplicate]

I like to know how I can boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? Is it possible to do that without going to BIOS? And do I have to partition my USB-stick for a live linux? Thanks
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19 views

Can't boot from Windows installation disk on Linux

I've recently wanted to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop which is currently running solely Ubuntu. I've downloaded and iso and tried burning it to both a cd and a usb but when I boot from either of ...
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0answers
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How stable is a triple boot setup for OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Linux?

Thanks for your interest in this question. Goal: I would like to know how effective it really is to configure a hard drive (specifically a 7200 RPM HDD) and boot Mac OS X, Windows 7 and some sort of ...
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30 views

Running Debian 2.6 in RAM

I am currently trying to setup an embedded computer in order to load its filesystem into RAM, to avoid writing anything on the real disk but to run applications normally though. Everything should run ...
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1answer
70 views

Windows 8 and BIOS won't boot after installing Linux

I've recently been dual booting Windows 8 and Fedora 20 (and one point Ubuntu). My Fedora kernel wouldn't load in GRUB one day so I decided to reinstall Fedora using a live USB (my laptop doesn't have ...
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0answers
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debian boot procedure stops while starting RAID5 array

imagine the following situation: debian wheezy 7.4 on arm system created a RAID5 with 3 disks /dev/md0 created ext4 file system wrote entry to mdadm.conf via "mdadm --detail --scan >> ...
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Fails to boot LFS from usb via syslinux: /sbin/init no such file or derectory

I have successfully built linux from scratch!) Then I decided to make bootable usb flash drive by using syslinux bootloader. To do that i created two partitions on usb drive: small vfat and large ...
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1answer
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Can't boot from USB

A few days ago, I installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8 on a new Dell laptop. I did so by booting from a USB drive, and there were no problems with the install. I'm now trying to install CrunchBang ...
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Dual-boot or virtual machine for Linux programmer that does some Visual Studio development?

The scenario: I am a freelance software developer that mostly develop on Linux (Python, MySQL, MongoDB etc.) My work computer is a Lenovo laptop w/ a i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Big HD + 128 GB SSD. ...
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1answer
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Installing ubuntu to an eeebox eb1033

The problem: I'm trying to install Linux MCE LiveCD (Ubuntu 8.x or 10.x) to my eeebox pc. After the dvd boots the system all menu options fail because it cannot recognize the dvd drive. The setup: ...
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1answer
46 views

Debian boot hangs

I created a Debian USB stick image from the experimental repo with the latest kernel 3.15 RC8, used Syslinux. I wrote the image on a USB stick and I booted from it on two different computers. On the ...
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1answer
41 views

Windows 8 doesn't show up in my grub menu

I have two HD's, one with Fedora 20, and the other with Windows 8. I can choose at start up which drive to boot from, and choosing the one where I installed windows does make it start, but I would ...
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1answer
21 views

Updates needed to ensure successful dual-boot [closed]

I am wanting to get a list of different updates that a computer should have done in preparation for dual-booting to ensure that everything will go smoothly. The reason I'm asking this is because I ...
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1answer
163 views

Does a Windows 8.1 OEM license key work on a Windows 8.1 pro install?

My laptop (Lenovo Y510p) came with Windows 8.1 normal edition. I have a desktop installed with a copy of 8.1 pro that I bought. I accidentally messed up some partitions while installing Linux and wish ...
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1answer
40 views

Alternative to USB and DVD ROM Boot

I'm trying to install Kali Linux to my old (and empty HDD) Q6600. However I'm facing issues with booting it via USB, all I see is black screen with cursor. (The bootable USB was created with ...
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1answer
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RHEL doesn't complete boot after kernel update

I have a somewhat strange problem. I run SL6.5 (a RHEL clone) and a couple months ago updated the kernel. The kernel release notes can be found here. I updated to the 431.17.1 kernel. During boot, ...
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1answer
163 views

“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
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1answer
105 views

Use shim with UEFI Fedora 20

How do I use shim with Fedora 20? I have the KDE version, if you need to know that. Running kernel 3.11, with secure boot enabled. At boot, this message is shown: EFI: Problem loading in-kernel ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Debian Jessie, No EFI partition was found

I read that someone asked this question, and this was answered by ChrisR, Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie in the point 5 of his answer he says: " Make sure that for your EFI boot ...
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0answers
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Cannot boot NixOS Install CD

I am trying to install NixOS on an Acer laptop. When I try to boot off of the install CD, the system starts up and shows the Acer logo. Then, the boot menu of the CD appears, but it only displays on ...
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349 views

How to create an EFI System Partition?

TL; DR How do I create an EFI system partition from scratch? How do I put the EFI firmware on it onces it is created? Long version I hava Toshiba T430 laptop. I received it with Windows 7 installed ...
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change 'dual boot windows 7 and linux' to linux host 'windows 7' virtualbox

I've setup the windows 7 32-bit and linux dual boot on a 4GB machine (same disk). In linux, I could get 4GB ram, in windows only 3.2GB. So, I'm wonder is it possible to let linux boot as host OS. And ...
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1answer
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Windows does not boot - black screen with blinking cursor

In /dev/sda1 I restored Windows image with clonezilla (previously working with this hardware). From this time, I can not boot to Windows, black screen with blinking cursor is appeared. Then I ...
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2answers
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How to autostart service in ANY linux?

I need to install the dumbest possible service (a binary) and have it reliably run as the current user at boot (or login, whatever) at as many platforms as possible (of the aging point-of-sale type). ...
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1answer
73 views

Windows Boot Manager, linking a 'device' to boot linux

I'm attempting to boot linux on a UEFI-GPT machine with a Windows Boot Manager (WBM). So far I have installed Archlinux (Arch) with Grub. The grubx64.efi is successfully on my windows boot partition ...
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2answers
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Fedora 20 is busted and hangs on boot

Final update : I did sudo yum update as per @Andre's suggestion, which on my crummy internet speed took a while but fixed everything. If yum reports it needs to download X MB it usually ends up ...