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How to stop a computer booting into an operating system

I have Windows 7 installed on many virtual machines, when it comes to rebuilding a machine, I load the boot iso, start the machine, log onto the console and press space bar to start installing ...
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Disk partition when no any window is installed

I don't have any windows in my PC, actually I have uninstall windows 7 the other day. Now I tried to install windows 10 and when it was ask to choose disk, by mistake I was just deleted the system ...
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How to recover Boot loader from lost partition hd0,1 (/dev/sda1) in Dual boot Windows10/Linux-Fedora21?

My first partition of 106MB is lost, boots fine to F21 but choosing Windows in boot menu gives some errors. any suggestion would be appreciated. Background; For some reason, I am not able to boot ...
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Installing Arch Linux- Do I need EFI?

I'm installing Arch Linux right now. I want to wipe the whole drive clean. However, there is a partition that is EFI. I don't know what to do with it. Can I delete it?
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Moving system partition and booting from it

I'm running a Linux Mint system on a former windows (Vista) hard drive. After a year or so of never booting the Windows, and getting space issues on the linux system partition, I decide to wipe the ...
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Cloned system partition on the same hdd, how to make it bootable? W7

Well, system partition was about 30Gb and now its running low, so i cloned the system partition in the same hdd and gave this partition a way more space, so i dont have this kind of problem again. But ...
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Windows 10 HDD to SSD for primary partition [duplicate]

Just upgraded boot partition to a 480gb SSD and its so much quicker, but.. Now my primary partition is divided as followed. [111.16GB System Reserved][224.53GB NTFS][111.333GB Recovery Partition] It ...
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No boot partition at all, but the server still boots up

[dj-web01]~> blkid /dev/sr0: LABEL="Ubuntu-Server 14.04.1 LTS amd64" TYPE="iso9660" /dev/sda1: UUID="d7469ff8-6ce7-470e-a4c3-295ea295ca82" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda5: ...
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Recovering/repairing partition map following Linux installation/removal

Through a variety of Linux installations (and reinstallations) this evening, I seem to have borked the drive in my MacBook Pro. Gparted at some stage reported drive errors and tried to "fix" them, ...
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Installing Ubuntu on top of Mac and Windows 7

I have a macbook pro8,1. I could dual boot OSX and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now, I want to triple boot; that is, I want to have Ubuntu too. However, when I run the Ubuntu installer and get to the ...
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Dual Boot and Booting Issue

I NEED help desperately. Some time ago I dual booted my Satellite c55t-b5230 (windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.10). Everything worked awesome Grub menu was present for months until it disappeared. Due ...
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Should I enable TRIM Kali-Linux?

I just want to be sure that I have Kali-Linux properly installed on my new computer when it arrives. I've heard that the TRIM command is best for writing and deleting files on SSDs, am I right? Some ...
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SSD performance after dual-boot installation

I have an ASUS K501L laptop, very decent rig with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. I want to install Kali Linux as a second OS to boot to WITHOUT deleting my Windows 10 OS that already comes installed with ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 and Kali-Linux?

I have an ASUS K501L laptop, very decent rig with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. I want to install Kali Linux as a second OS to boot to WITHOUT deleting my Windows 10 OS that already comes installed with ...
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Why does Diskpart tell lies in WinPE?

I'm working on producing a scalable imaging process with Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry pro. The hardware is a small form-factor Jetway PC motherboard with a UEFI compatible BIOS. I boot the box using ...
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GRUB2 multi-boot with one boot partition

i'm trying to make a multi-boot disk (5 linux distros) with only one /boot partition. Problem is that the guy before me that made this disk didn't bother to create that separate boot partition, so i ...
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Can I use a boot usb as a storage device as well in windows

I recently bought a 32gb usb 3 drive and made it a bootable usb. there is about 25gb of unallocated space, which i formatted to ntfs, however windows only recognises the boot partition as it is the ...
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copying recovery partition to flash drive

I have this half-dead drive from a Toshiba laptop. I would like to copy its recovery partition on a usb flash drive and recover Windows 7 from it on the new hard drive. I see 3 partitions on the old ...
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How can I start Windows on a different physical drive that has a copied partition?

I recently installed Windows 10, and I wanted to compare the time it takes to boot on an SSD and an HDD. For inexplicable reasons, I figured that if I copy my :C partition on my SSD and create a ...
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Cloned HDD has boot, pagefile and crash dump on a non-'System' partition. Could that indicate an issue?

I cloned my old laptop (Win7, HP) HDD onto a new one using Seagate Discwizard. After some initial glitches, the cloned HDD seems to be booting normally and working fine in general (I have had it ...
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Is there anyway of changing legacy boot to UEFI boot without destroying whole partition?

Windows 8.1 has been setup in legacy boot mode,it means it is MBR. But I want to chane it to UEFI boot mode which means GPT partition. Can I change in bios legacy boot mode to UEFI boot mode? Will my ...
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Deleted boot sector

I decided to delete my boot sector in GParted to stop the Windows partition on my HDD from booting (I have dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1). I am now only able to access the BIOS and a few ...
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Dual booting AND data drive splitting

I think we all understand how to dual boot, splitting your SSD into 2 partitions, installing the OS's and etc,etc,etc but something not so clear is the data drive. In my situation I have a 500gb ...
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How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.

Firstly, quick background. I have Win7 x64 Pro. The reason I wanted to resize my system reserved partition is this: http://www.pagestart.com/win7br0x8100003301.html The Backup & Restore stopped ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8.1 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ...
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Partition hidden after installation of linux

I tried to install a linux on a partition I made and couldn't complete the process due to some technical problems. I then aborted the installation and went back into booting via windows 8. Now the ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu on a partitioned hard drive

I had Win7 installed on my laptop, then created a partition and installed Ubuntu on it so I can dual boot. However, being pretty new to Ubuntu I have messed around too much and would simply like to ...
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How to boot into a Linux, non-primary partition if Windows bootloader is on the MBR

I have Windows 8.1 installed in legacy mode/BIOS mode (ie: Not UEFI at all). Windows 8.1 is installed in the primary partition (ie: first). I (intend to) have linux installed in a second partition on ...
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Removing old XP partition, but it's the active, system partition

Although my active partition contains the old XP installation, the secanario described in Removing old Vista partition, but it's the active, system partition exactly matches mine. I finally need ...
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Removing Junk Software/Partition That Comes On USB Stick

Okay so I bought a EMTEC 8GB thumb drive today to load a LIVE bodhi(ubuntu) on in order to repair my system. Right now, I am currently booted on a debian live CD (Elive) I'm trying to install Bodhi ...
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Gparted reduce C drive from unused space only

I have two questions (1). The C drive has 130 GB space, 64 GB used and 66 unused. So if I resize C drive to 100 GB, the 30 GB will be removed from 66 GB only right and not from 64 GB? (2). There are ...
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Vista drive letters

'I have a 750gb hdd, split in 3 partitions, c (windows xp onboard), k, and m. I installed vista in m, and when in vista, the windows file (vista's) is called c, the xp's d, and the other one was e ...
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Does the fixmbr command repair the Master Boot Code only or it repairs the Master Partition Table, too?

I know there all kinds of programs out there that advertise fixing the MBR, especially Windows. The Master Boot Record consists of the Master Boot Code and the Master Partition Table, correct? But I ...
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Windows 7 fresh install won't boot without 2nd harddrive, missing boot partition?

I just tried to upgrade my wife's computer to an SSD for silence and speed. To do the install I physically added the new SSD to an empty SATA port and then used the Windows 7 install disk to put a ...
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Out of Band Disk Partitioning and Tables [closed]

Our current methods of disk partitioning involve storing the partition layout on the disk itself, right along with the data. It's easy to screw up the data in a disk : just wipe out the partition ...
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Unallocated partition in c drive

I installed ubuntu in my acer laptop. Later i uninstalled it using EASY B C D . but now in my c drive among 40 gb of storage there is only 20 gb of free space available and 20 gb is used . I ...
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Get Recovery Partition to work, with overwritten MBR.?

I accidently deleted the MBR on Recovery Partition of my Sony VAIO, now when I try to boot in this it gives Error: MBR : 1234FA , Is there a way in Linux or Windows so that I can get this partition ...
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Is a Windows OS boot recoverable after expanding its partition?

If a hard drive becomes unbootable after attempting to expand the C: partition, is there a way to recover it without the installation disks?
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Change RAW partition to NTFS or recover files from RAW

I've resized my C:\ partition and now I can't boot. I tried to use CHKDSK but I get the error: CHKDSK does not support RAW disk. How can I restore it to NTFS or at least recover my files? Thanks for ...
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Which hdX,Y do I use when trying to repair grub rescue without live cd/usb?

I deleted my linux mint partition not knowing that it would cause me to be unable to acess ubuntu, i have found another artial on how to fix it without a live cd/usb but i dont know what hdX,Y to use. ...
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Lose files/data when removing bootcamp partition?

By removing the bootcamp partition on my iMac, will I lose all my files on the bootcamp side? Or does it automatically save all that data on my iMac drive?
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Debian: how to setup (bootable) HDD & clone OS to this drive

I got a Debian machine with 2 HDD (20GB each) computer only has one HDD slot. The second drive I want to make a clone of the first one so I can use the drive in case the main one fails. How do I set ...
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Install Windows 8 on separate partition for only system files

Essentialy, my main goal is to make my 24GB SSD only for system files, and my 500GB HDD for everything else, including as a default Program Files directory. How can I achieve this? Will following ...
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How to use Super Grub2 disk *.cfg scripts on partition with installed Grub2

How do I use Super Grub2 disk with all its files.cfg scripts on a partition which has installed Grub2? I tried to do a raw copy with dd to a partition, but it didn't work – only a raw copy to a whole ...
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Two Linux, One /boot

Back in the day I used to tinker with the kernel a bit, so I got into the groove of creating a separate /boot partition to make it easy to fix when I invariably broke something. Right now, I'm in the ...
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Recycling the CD boot image for an USB drive

Is it possible to use a CD boot image (the bin file) as a bootsector for a partition of an UFD drive? Can I use dd for this task?
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Do I have to format a partition before deleting it?

I originally installed Windows 7 on my computer. I am planning to replace it with Fedora. Later, how would I uninstall Windows 7? I read many threads, and am actually still confused as to what's the ...
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Repartitioning Lenovo laptop HDD

I've recently purchased a Lenovo B570 laptop and decided that I'd like to repartition it. So I created a Windows disk image using the built in feature and booted the device using an Ubuntu live USB ...
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Ubuntu boot from HDD after USB installation

I have installed Ubuntu 12 from a USB drive and after the installation my laptop did not boot from the HDD anymore. Before the Ubuntu installation Win7 was installed. During the installation I choose ...
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Laptop won't boot; says “BOOTMGR is missing” after active partition was changed

I have a "Recovery" partition which I mistakenly thought was redundant after reinstalling everything to C:. "Recovery" was previously the "Active" partition. I set C: as the "Active" directory in disk ...