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Clone Windows 8.1 and bootloader (Which is on another drive) to SSD

Ok so I recently purchased a new SSD and would like to clone my Windows Partition (drive 1) and its bootloader which is located on drive 2 [Different Hard Drive]. Whenever I try to copy the System ...
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where are the second stage bootloader and partition table is stored in the case of multiple bootable hard drives

I have some doubt on the booting process. Lets suppose I have two bootable hard drives and each hard drive has 3 partition, having 3 different operating system installed. Now my questions are: How ...
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Dual booting CentOS 6.4 and Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS

First, I install CentOS 6.4 (64-bit) on /dev/sdb3, and subsequently CentOS install the bootload in /dev/sdb itself. Bootinfoscript indicated that the bootloader is legacy0.92 grub. Fine. Next, I ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows 8.1 without its own bootmanager?

I have been trying to come up with an easier way of installing Windows and Linux dual booting on my laptop, not necessarily in that order. What we generally have to do is install Windows first, and ...
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Windows XP deleted Windows 8 bootloader

I bought a new computer which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive, after making a partition with GParted using the "Try Ubuntu" option in the Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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Does Installing bootloader to the MBR affect “Master Partition table” in any way?

I'm a learning grub2. I have a system with 4 primary partitions, with Windows 8 installed on drive C. I'm planning to install grub on the MBR, so I can boot ubuntu/backtrack.iso images. I know that ...
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HP Probook 4440s system restore partition erased, now it freezes at boot screen

I erased the system restore partition on my HP Probook 4440s laptop, now it hangs at the first logo when booting. If I don't change it from trying to boot from the hard drive, there is no error, it ...
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How To Get Windows To Stop Assuming Precedence Over GRUB?

I have a SATA hard drive with an MS DOS MBR partition table, an ext4 Linux-based OS, an NTFS Windows 7, and an extended partition. I was happily using my ext4 partition for quite some time, but grew ...
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Clone Hard Disk except got One Partition

I would like to replace a hard disk in my desktop with a smaller SSD. This hard disk has the following partition setup: Linux ext4 partition (and related swap partitions) Windows 7 NTFS partition ...
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partition order messed up grub

testdisk put my partition table into sector order. Next I ran update-grub to rewrite the bootloader. Now every boot lands me at error: no such partition. grub rescue> The only thing that gets ...
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Tons of problems trying to make Windows 7 bootable again

I'm not particularly experienced with Linux and I'm having some troubles which I'm hoping somebody can help me with. I've been trying to fix a stupid mistake I made for the last few days and have ...
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Moving a WIndows 7 installation to a new drive, with a caveat

The goal: I want to move my windows 7 installation from the old SSD to a new one. The problem: The 100MB system partition that windows uses to boot is on another drive. Why and how did it get there ...
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How to remove the windows 7 bootloader from my OEM partition?

I have a laptop with an OEM partition containing the files for a recovery of Windows XP. In the past I've used this OEM partition by setting it active and let the computer boot it. It would ...
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1answer
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Why there is a partition type in GUID Partition Table?

Why there is a partition type in GUID Partition Table? What are they using for?
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Restore a bootloader with no accessible partitions?

I recently deleted my openSUSE partition, and before deletion was using the default SUSE bootloader whenever I wanted to access my other partitions, such as Win7. When SUSE went, so did the bootloader ...
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Copy existing Ubuntu drive to partition on new hard drive

I have a new laptop with two partitions, one is currently loaded with Windows 7, the other is blank. I'm pretty familiar with using dd to backup/copy drives, but I'm wondering how I will deal with ...
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627 views

Install a Bootloader to Boot Another Partition

I currently have an external hard drive that is partitioned to 3 parts: dev/sdb1 - Files dev/sdb2 - Kubuntu 11.10 dev/sdb3 - linux-swap I'm using GRUB on my built-in HDD in order to boot ...
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How do I set C:\ drive as active after marking my D:\ drive as active?

Hi all I was reading through this article which warns us: I was wondering what does it mean by "stop working" ? If I mark my D:\ drive as active, how will I be able to change it back to C:\ drive ...
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Bootloader on USB flash drive, data on USB HDD

It might sound absurd, but I'd like to configure a bootloader on a USB flash drive to load from a removable HDD. The reason why is that the data fits on the HDD (where it has its own partition) but it ...
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Grub rescue, unknown file system. Can't boot into Windows 7

I am confused, so I am also going to use this question to get clarification and fix my computer. Some background: I had Windows 7 on a 1 TB HDD and decided to partition my hard drive into two ~500 GB ...
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Moved Windows 7 partition, now it doesn't boot

This is my current partition structure: (Full size version here.) Previously that green free space was on the left side of L: I had XP first and then installed Windows 7 to L:. So the L: is the C: ...
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Is there a software in windows that enables you to boot from a specific partition?

I use acronis true image to mount images to my primary partition and it works great. lets say I have 3 partitions on my hard disk and all of them each is 600 GB. In the 3rd partition I keep files ...
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Is it correct if I dont make the system partition (100MB) for the Boot loader on windows 7 during format?

Is it correct if I don't make the system partition (100MB) for the boot loader that Windows 7 setup automatically creates when a hard disk is not preformatted?
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Installing WinXP after Win7 but on different partitions - comments wanted

I would be installing Win XP 32 Bit SP3 on the second partition with Win 7 on the 3rd partition. The 1st partition is the 100MB system partition that the Win 7 installation creates. The first issue ...
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Effect on factory setting after installing linux

I have a basic question in my mind about the dual operating systems. I bought a new lenovo laptop G450 which is shipped with Windows 7. Now I want to install Ubuntu Linux as a second operating system ...
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Bootcamp doesn't boot after resize

I just resized my Windows 7 NTFS partition on my macbook using GParted. Now, when I hold down the option key at startup, this partition doesn't show up. My OS X partition shows up normally. So I can't ...
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Vista/Server 2008: BOOTMGR is missing

My NTLDR recently went missing, and I was able to fix that. However, now my BOOTMGR is also missing, and I have tried all the solutions on the whole Internet to fix it. Below are the actions I've ...
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How can I “dual-boot” both Windows XP and Windows 7 from a partitioned hard drive?

I have a 750 GB hard drive that is partitioned into C and D drives. I am running XP Professional. I will be installing Windows 7. Can I install different operating systems on different drives? XP-c ...
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How can I set my bootloader to load my primary (C:) partition?

I created 4 partitions and want to use them to have seperate Windows XP, Windows 7, (possibly) Windows Vista installations, and "WinDummy" (to test applications in Vista, XP or another OS). I used ...