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Multiple Boot Manager [closed]

My computer dual boots with Windows 8 and Ubuntu on separate partitions. I am planning to install Mac OS X on another partition, but I need a better way to manage the boot options if I add more boot ...
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1answer
37 views

Is my Windows partition too far down on the disk?

I have /boot/ on /dev/sda1 (1GB), followed by my Linux root LVM on /dev/sda2 (1.3GB). Finally, I freshly installed Windows 7 on /dev/sda3 in the remaining 700GB of space. When I select Windows 7 in ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Trouble dual-booting Win8.1 and Ubuntu, “error: disk 'sda6,gpt1' not found”

I just got a new 240 gig SSD for my laptop. I installed Windows 8.1, partitioning off half of it for Windows and leaving the rest reserved for Linux. Everything works great. Then I installed Ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
59 views

Setting up a dualboot by installing cloned partitions using clonezilla

I'm trying to setup a dual boot system where I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint. Here's the kicker both are partitions I've saved using Clonzezilla from different places and to make matters worse Linux ...
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0answers
162 views

Can I change a ubuntu partition from sdb to sda?

I have just gotten into Ubuntu and I'm not quite familiar with partitions etc. But I have Ubuntu installed on /dev/sdb. But I want to move it to /dev/sda. Current partition listing below. Can I just ...
0
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0answers
74 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
33 views

GRUB unknown filesystem error after managing Windows 7 partitions

I'm using Debian and Windows 7 located on one HDD, in dual boot. Windows 7 had two partitions - system partition C: and general-use partition G:. Recently I've cut the G partition in size and created ...
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2answers
140 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
300 views

Kali Linux boots to command prompt (gdm3 produces error)

I just got Kali Linux working on my Macbook Pro (after much laboring). I reinstalled Kali after I wanted to repartition my HD to make it larger. I boot into rEFInd first, and load the bootloader ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Grub4dos Recovery Partition

In many attempts to find a tutorial on creating a recovery partition many had only partly been what I was looking for. The closest I've found is this tutorial The problem I'm having with this ...
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0answers
40 views

Cloning Linux and Windows from two separate disks to a single SSD

Backstory TL;DR: cloned OpenSUSE from /dev/sda2 to /dev/sdc1, Windows 7 from /dev/sdb1 to /dev/sdc2; formatted /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb1; reconfigured GRUB2 and installed it on /dev/sdc; OpenSUSE loads, ...
1
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0answers
376 views

Dual Boot: Windows Vista - Linux Mint. Delete Partition , fix MBR

Scenario: Windows Vista Basic installed on Hard Disk Created a partition (after Windows Partition - i.e Windows is in the 1st Partition) Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit (UP6) on new partition ...
0
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0answers
122 views

'executing grub install dummy failed' how to fix this?

I want to dual-boot my Win8.1 PC(HPpavilion17) together with Linux Mint 16.(x64) I've tried to install Linux several times but each time it says 'executing grub install dummy failed'. I tried both ...
0
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1answer
78 views

Grub dual boot- debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS

I'm trying to dual boot debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS (win7, uses 2 partitions) In the wheezy installer I have created a bootable partition with 200M and then tried to made another crypto ...
0
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2answers
84 views

How to restore Ubuntu broken partition after Windows 7 install

I previously had a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition. When I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7, somehow the Ubuntu partition got corrupted. I can't open it and recover my files even with ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Issues installing Kali Linux alongside Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM. I installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition. (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not ...
2
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1answer
287 views

Windows 8 won't boot after rewriting partition table

I was recovering a deleted partition using Testdisk to rewrite the partition table. However after that, windows 8 refused to boot up. On boot, I am presented with an blue screen saying that there was ...
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1answer
23 views

Create live mulitbootable flash drive with linux and windows7

So recently I have been having some trouble with my laptop, been getting bsod... So I thought, instead of carrying my external around with me and risking it becoming damaged, why not create a ...
0
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2answers
45 views

Unable to install the linux kernel

I downloaded the Linux kernel version 3.6.10 from http://kernel.org. I was on an Ubuntu Linux when I opened the .tar file to a separate partition of 30GB. My ideal aim is to have my current Ubuntu ...
1
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0answers
58 views

multi-booting Linux distros in the same partition

When I install a linux distribution, I allot the disk space to be used during the installation. I could only use up to the allotment. When I am running out of disk space I have to manually shrink one ...
0
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1answer
79 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Windows startup errors/GRUB “gone” [duplicate]

My problems: Windows 7 is not working and GRUB is "gone". This is what's happend: Note: my OS is in Norwegian so I tried to translate it as good as I can. I'm on the internet when there come up a ...
0
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1answer
78 views

trouble with graphics card and other partitions after reinstall of windows 7

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and have found myself in a pile of problems that I can't find any record of anywhere. If this is the wrong place to post this type of problem I apologize. When I ...
0
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0answers
93 views

Adding my Windows 7 partition to Grub - Debian 7.1

I was working to remove my Debian 7.1, since the VMWare compatibility matrix shows I need to use 6.*. While re-partitioning, it looks like I've made it impossible for GRUB to locate the Win7 ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Pre installed Windows with separate boot partition. Is it safe to format boot?

I have bought a PC with pre-installed Windows 8. When I booted to Parted Magic I see windows uses a separate boot partition. Is it safe to format it to ext2 and install grub there? Will chainloader ...
3
votes
1answer
244 views

How can I write a Windows (NTFS) .img file to a partition and add it to grub?

I'm trying some crazy stuff here. First, I had a VirtualBox machine with Windows XP installed, using .vdi format. Then I exported the image to a OVA, extracted the .vmdk and converted it to a raw .img ...
0
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1answer
329 views

Can't boot SSD from USB but with Super Grub Disk I managed to boot it. Why? How to solve?

Situation I have a very complex situation. Basically I have an o.s. on a SSD which I run on my home PC through eSata. That's ok, I use it on a daily basis, the o.s. runs fine, the SSD have no issues ...
2
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1answer
133 views

Put linux on the fifth partition

So I have this quite "insane" partition scheme on my MacBook: Kevins-MacBook-Air:~ Ingwie$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
0
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2answers
152 views

Install Linux on HUGE boot disk about 3 TB

I am having problems getting a Linux system to boot after apparently successfully installing a system on it. The partitioning is your tried and true Fdisk with the following partitioning part 1: ...
0
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2answers
210 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
486 views

Crunchbang Linux on Mac Mini 6,1

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) and I want to dual boot OSX with crunchbang (chose this distro because Wi-fi works out of the box). First, I installed rEFIt and put crunchbang on a flashdrive. Next, I ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
228 views

What is a good partitioning design/scheme for a multi-boot *nix system?

I'm planning to install Debian on my server. I would like to design the partitioning scheme in such a way, that I could install one or more other *nix distributives on that. So, reading many articles ...
1
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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 ...
0
votes
1answer
169 views

grub: module ext4dev not found after moving partitions

os: debian testing 64bit hd: /dev/sda1 20 gig /dev/sda2 100 mb /boot /dev/sda3 extended /dev/sda5 / I deleted sda1 and sda2, created a new sda1 with 100mb and sda2 with 20 gig. copied the contents ...
1
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1answer
316 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Tips on self-learning boot-time fundamentals (grub, disks, partitions, LVMs, etc)?

Is there any good resource which I can use to self-learn all the low-level system administration details on Grub, Grub2, disks, partitioning, LVM, etc? I'm comfortable with system admin tasks ...
0
votes
3answers
720 views

Grub help, deleting partition without deleting grub

I have a triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 10.10, ubuntu 11.10 and i want to delete the partitiion containing 11.10 but that's where my grub is located I believe. Because it updated to grub 1.99 when I ...
1
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1answer
603 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Accidentally made a 90 GB Partition a Boot Partion

Alright, so I had a 90GB partition holding XP, the rest was Ubuntu. I accidentally installed Windows late at night, and forgot it destroys GRUB, so I loaded my Ubuntu 11.04 DVD and used the repair ...
0
votes
1answer
230 views

Installed Linux and Now Win 7 Laptop Will Not Boot

Last night I installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside my Win 7 installation. Now, when I restart the laptop it comes up with a list of errors (Out of Partition; No Suitable Mode Found, etc...) then loads ...
0
votes
1answer
489 views

Update grub for whole disks added to software raid

I have a raid-1 running under rhel6 (/dev/md0) that is mapped to /. It contains two unpartitioned disks (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb). I'd like to be able to boot from either disk. But grub won't let me ...
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2answers
909 views

Fixing misaligned Windows partition without affecting Ubuntu

I have dual boot setup with my partitions set up like so: /dev/sda1 - DellUtility (FAT) /dev/sda2 - RECOVERY (NTFS) /dev/sda3 - OS (Windows 7 NTFS) /dev/sda4 - Extended /dev/sda5 - swap /dev/sda6 ...
5
votes
4answers
14k views

How can I restore my “Unknown” partition type, back to NTFS?

Lately I've been having trouble restoring my PC after uninstalling GRUB, and an Ubuntu install from it. Usually I don't encounter any problems when doing this, but this time is different. My Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

What does Ubuntu Linux do with GRUB during a new installation?

I've been messing around with a cheap PC lately and now I have some questions about GRUB; what exactly does Ubuntu do with GRUB during a new install? Several times I've modified my partitions (moved ...
2
votes
2answers
74 views

Deleting a Partition Also Deletes Two Other

I have a hard drive with the following layout: I want to delete the first two partitions (a 243 MB Linux swap partition and a 5.87 GB root partition). Problem is, every time I deleted them, Windows ...
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votes
2answers
114 views

In Windows XP I deleted my ubuntu partiton

But the problem is much greater then that. The version of Ubuntu I have is netbook remix 9.10, I believe it to be grub 2. I am getting the screen grub recovery, but there is no grub it was deleted. ...
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2answers
2k views

Why would VMware Player Not Boot When Using Partitions?

I'm trying to run a virtualized Ubuntu environment on a physical partition on top of Windows 7, using VMware Player's physical partitions feature, which creates a .vmdk file that points to a physical ...
4
votes
6answers
46k views

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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1answer
1k views

How do I recover my Grub 2 installation? The BIOS broke it

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 on my hard disk and I had one boot loader for both of them, which is Grub2. I had some problems with my bios and hard disk that Led to my issue with Grub. I ...