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Windows 7 partition disappeared from hard drive

I had a windows 7 and Debian 7 install and I've been using the computer fine for almost a year. A couple weeks ago I tried to load Windows and realized the boot option in grub was missing. After ...
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Hetzner Install CentOS over 2TB HDD?

Wanted to just check here before i open a ticket at Hetzner. I just got a server from hetzner with 2x 3TB. I want to set them up in a RAID0. I've ran the "Installimage" command once in rescue-mode, ...
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trouble loading any OS's

I am having some problem installing OS's. I don't have any OS running on my laptop right now. I recently deleted all my partitions and data on the hard drive. Now i want to install windows 7. but ...
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1answer
162 views

GRUB doesn't show up when second hard drive is present

I just finished messing with Windows 7 + Linux Mint dualboot and finally got it to work. Grub handles the booting. It works as expected as long as I have only my main hard drive connected. When I ...
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4answers
95 views

Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)

I have Sony Vaio laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. Later I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Grub. Now the hard is showing early signs of failure. How can I replace the hard disk ...
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How to install MBR on to harddrive

Little bit of background... And i may be incorrect. Someone before me, installed the MBR on one hard drive & the Windows 2008 OS on another ard drive. So when the hard drive with the MBR went ...
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197 views

Computer not finding hard drives on boot -sometimes-

Computer specs: Mobo: Gigabyte ultradurable 3 - GA-970A-UD3 Processor: First gen I7 3.2GHZ Ram: 8GB Kingston DDR3 1066 Video Card: EVGA NVidia GTX 460 1GB Hard Drive: 500MB 7200rpm x2 (can't remember ...
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1answer
213 views

Grub HD wrong detection mapping

I have a SATA disc with several partitions, one with Centos and one with Clonezilla Live. Grub sees both entries correctly, and starts either OS correctly. Then I install my big monster (a bit of ...
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3answers
149 views

How to create a boot program that will ask which Rescue Disk to load?

Hello I have huge collection of rescue disks and live OSs. I have extracted them in my USB pendrive. I want "boot program script" that will ask on start which rescue program or live OS is to be ...
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43 views

grub wont let go of my hard disk

how can i delete the place that contains grub files? i tried the below: deleted all the partitions of the hard disk twice: using Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 windows 8 installer. i have also ...
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2answers
406 views

“Missing Operating System” GRUB

Okay ill keep it quick, I screwed up when formatting my harddrive so now I have this issue "missing operating system GRUB" when trying to boot And if I try to boot from a live CD or USB I just get ...
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1answer
290 views

Intel SSD remains unbootable despite reinstalling grub

I have a HP 4530s laptop and I've swapped the original HDD with an 180GB Intel 335 SSD. The problem is, I can't boot from it. I've transfered my openSUSE 12.3 x86_64 from the HDD via cpio, as ...
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PC won't boot from flash drive after computer hibernated (grub on hdd corrupt too)

I had 3 OS installed: Windows 7 , Fedora 17 and Mageia 2 in my Acer Aspire 4253 laptop. I deleted the partition of Mageia and my grub got corrupted. I didn't have an installation DVD of either Win7 ...
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706 views

Does the “GRUB rescue” message means corrupted OS?

Recently I've found that one of my hard drive are going to fail so I bought a new one yesterday. The OS hard drive ( It got a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint, it will go to windows boot menu then ...
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1answer
198 views

Windows Boot-Loader be damned (erased windows 8 on purpose, leftovers interfering with new Ubuntu)

Heres the order of what i did: 1. installed windows 7 2. installed windows 8 3. Tried to install Ubuntu on 2x sliced paritions for Software raid. . (installed it last because grub, ya.) 3a - couldnt ...
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1answer
109 views

Is it a good practice to create a separated partition for a grub2 loader?

I want install Debian 6. I want have a grub2 as a boot loader. I read, that creating a separated primary /boot partition for the kernel (with read-only access) is a good practice. Is it also a good ...
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0answers
117 views

Possible HDD malfunction. Need help in diagnosing

Today when using my PC as I did for almost 4 years I experienced the following: during opening new tab in Opera browser screen froze. Music (AIMP 3) continued to play for about 5 minutes and then ...
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3answers
911 views

Is this Hard Drive dead?

Okay, so I have a hard drive which I have run into problems with. I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Recently I have been getting random crashes in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but much more ...
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2answers
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Operating System Not Found - BIOS recognizes, Live OS doesn't (Laptop)

Here's the deal: I have a multi-partitioned hard drive on my laptop set up with GRUB. I got a blue-screen while working on Windows 7 and when rebooting I got the Operating System Not Found error ...
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1answer
634 views

Truecrypt rescue usb

i have found tutorials on their official forum and on the internet about how to make a truecrypt rescue bootable usb stick. I'm guessing anyone who can answer will know what that is already, but it ...
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Boot stuck at blinking cursor before GRUB - only works via BIOS boot menu

I have a new box running Debian Squeeze. Grub is installed on /dev/sda, but when booting up I just get a blinking cursor, before the Grub menu. I can only boot to grub successfully when I choose boot ...
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3TB SATA hard drives into an old Linux system

I have a 3 year old PC with 4 internal SATA ports. My old SATA hard drives, all smaller than 2TB, work fine. If I buy a 3TB SATA hard drive, will it work in Linux? Will Linux with GRUB be able boot ...
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446 views

Grub can see HDD, but Ubuntu can't

I have a problem. I have 2 Sata HDD's, I can boot Ubuntu, bet it can't see my other hdd. When i boot Grub it shows Mac OS (other hdd). What's the problem? Thanks.
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DVD-burner disappears when using grub

This is a rather annoying problem I have with Linux on my laptop. Whenever I install any Linux distro that relies on grub (which is about 99 % apparently) it will mess up my DVD-drive and the drive ...
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Grub error 18, gparted not showing anything

Some week ago I started having some problems with my pc, sometimes it just freezed not allowing me to do anything. I had to turn it off and on and sometimes do it a couple of time even at startup. ...
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1answer
1k views

Install grub on 2nd hard drive

I have 2 HDs in my machine: Drive 1 with grub and my Windows XP OS Drive 2 with only Ubuntu 9.04 I would like to be able to boot directly from drive 2. I am missing grub on drive 2... how do I ...
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Could you have a hard drive imaging option in Grub?

I really like HD imaging programs, such as Norton Ghost, but I find that I don't run then as often as I should. Would it be possible to have, in Grub, the following menu items: ? Boot from hard ...