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VirtualBox: Grub sees hard drive, Linux does not

I installed Linux on my second hard drive. I can boot to it just fine. But when I try to boot it from a Windows 7 host using a raw host hard disk, grub sees it and can load vmlinuz and initramfs. ...
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need to bring back win 7

I like making music and playing games and occasionally do some Photoshop. I had a windows 8 computer but my mouse pointer always got stuck, so to try out something new I installed Ubuntu. here is how ...
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How to create bootable USB stick with GRUB with data partition, Win rescue disk and System Rescue CD

This is my motivation: I have a USB stick I always carry with me. And there are always problems with computers not booting. So I want to make the drive a little more useful. It has to: Contain a ...
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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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Installed GRUB on wrong partition

On my laptop I have W7 installed on sda2 (sda1 is a 100 MB partition that W7 makes by default). I installed arch and did grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg grub-install /dev/sda I didn't think ...
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478 views

PC can't boot even from a live USB - probably corrupted bootloader or MBR

While getting rid of dual-booted Linux I tried recovering Windows 7's bootloader with EasyBCD. (one-click process described in this video) However, something went wrong and now GRUB is gone as it ...
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209 views

Boot from Windows Setup files that are located on a partition

Here's the situation: I am on a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 (1st gen). I do not have Windows installed on my computer, I have Ubuntu. I currently use Grub2 and/or refind to boot Ubuntu. I would like to ...
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Make a Windows 7 partition only bootable on certain days

I have a machine running Debian and Windows 7, booting through GRUB. I was wondering if there was a practical way to make the Windows 7 partition only bootable on certain days?
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How to overcome grub rescue? [duplicate]

I had windows 7 installed, I had installed linux mint. I freed up one of my partitions from windows drive management to remove linux and now when I load, the screen I get is error: filesystem not ...
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How to remove Grub Rescue?

Okay, before you flag this as duplicate, let me explain my exact situation. I had Win 7 installed on HDD1. I then installed Ubuntu on HDD2 as dual boat using unetbootin. Then, I installed a fresh ...
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Is it possible to boot a Windows VHD using GRUB on a physical machine?

Is it possible to boot Windows from a VHD file which is stored on a Linux partition? I don't want to run Windows under VirtualBox. Linux is the only OS on the hard drive, and Windows should only ...
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1answer
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Removed Syslinux by Accident Cannot Properly Setup Dual Boot Win8 + Archlinux

by accident I removed initial sector and could not boot neither system. Now I`ve setup a grub where I can at least boot windows. I still have the config files from syslinux in: /dev/sdb5 Grub and ...
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Dual Boot with Windows: Enable numlock

After I installed Ubuntu along with Windows, in both OS's I had to manually enable numlock (despite having enabled a setting for this in the BIOS I believe). Is there a way to enable numlock?
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Windows 7 cannot get C/H/S values

Alright, so I'm a bit of a novice at this kind of stuff, but I had a CD version of Solaris and decided to install it on the disk it came on. I put it into my Windows 7 computer and did all that stuff ...
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Want to rescue GRUB

I have ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 installed on my system. The main boot manager is grub, also the ubuntu and windows are installed in separate partitions. I want to install windows 7 back in place of ...
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Dual Boot TrueCrypt Encrypted Windows and Linux with Grub workaround?

The Major issue of not being able to dual-boot on TrueCrypt disc encryption systems won't get out of my mind. My idea is, wouldn't it be possible to create an encrypted HDD with an Windows system on ...
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119 views

How to make grub2 boot before os loads

I feel kinda silly asking this but I would like to know if it is possible to have grub2 boot before an OS loads. I'm currently running an ACER V3-571-6643 with windows 8 on it and I installed Ubuntu ...
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Can I tell GRUB to boot into a Windows OS that exists as a virtual disk on a Linux system?

I know that GRUB (and GRUB2) can chainload a Windows OS if you specify the hdd that it is contained on. Is it possible to tell GRUB (or GRUB2) to boot into a dd image-file of a Windows OS that is ...
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How to install reliable/flexible GRUB for multi-boot (Windows, Linux)?

This question must've been asked a billion times, but I haven't found a real GRUB-related solution. I need to install GRUB on a machine that'll have both Windows and Linux (Fedora) installed. It must ...
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1answer
175 views

Encrypting a Dual-Boot Hard Drive

I have a computer dual-booting Windows 7 and Arch Linux. The Arch installation has already been encrypted with LUKS and LVM, as follows: sda Computer's Hard Drive, GRUB2 in MBR | sda1 ...
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1answer
674 views

Windows 7 not showing in grub after ubuntu install

After installing ubuntu 12 windows 7 is not showing in my grub anymore can you help? i have done a grub-update etc. this is my boot script info Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 ...
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Windows installed on second partition, how to add it to boot menu?

I'm using Debian 6.0.6 Squeeze at the moment, I installed it over Windows XP. It's just one hard drive where I first installed Windows XP and than used some Windows tool to make partition where I ...
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1answer
526 views

Windows 8 not showing up in GRUB menu

My computer is pretty new and has a UEFI setup. I have secure boot off, fast boot off, and am booting in Legacy mode. I got Fedora 17 to install and now it is set up and working correctly, however I ...
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236 views

Just installed windows 8 after ubuntu and I have no boot loader

I just installed windows 8 after ubuntu. The installation was from a CD and it installed correctly, but when it asked me to restart, there is no boot loader, i.e. there is just a blinking cursor ...
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Unable to Boot Windows 7 after GPT/RAID migration

I recently did a migration off of a single hard disk to a RAID array. I backed up my partitions with Clonezilla and everything worked fine. I was able to then restore both my Windows 7 Bootloader and ...
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1answer
163 views

Booting Windows from different partition than system

I have bought an SSD disk, but my laptop (Dell Precision M6300) refuse to use it as a target disk for windows (AHCI on/off, BIOS up-to-date). ----EDIT---- I tried with Windows 7 and 8 - same ...
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1answer
432 views

Operating systems on SD cards

I was getting some wild ideas the last days, like putting some operating systems into SD cards rather than on my hard drive. I'll go further into details now and explain what lead me to consider this ...
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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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237 views

Dell Windows 7 dual boots with Fedora Linux - removal of GRUB boot loader

The Dell laptop I have comes with pre-installed Windows 7. Later, I installed Fedora 17. Now, I'd like to get rid of Fedora 17 and boot normally from my Windows 7 as I did before. I do not have the ...
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2answers
142 views

Is it possible to boot Windows normally, but boot up Ubuntu if certain usb drive is in?

I have 2 operating systems installed. But I want the operating system that boots, to be dependant on whether there is a usb flash drive inserted or not. If a flash drive is not inserted - boot ...
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1answer
582 views

Make flash drive bootable with MULTIPLE Windows Installers

I have seen many ways to make a USB an installer for about any Windows OS. But how can I (using grub or something like that) make it bootable to all editions on Windows XP and 7? I have tried ...
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Windows 7/Ubunutu dual boot

I recently attempted a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio. The installation for Ubuntu went well, but Windows 7 would not load from the Grub menu. I ran the auto repair from the ...
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1answer
245 views

windows 8 release preview and GRUB

On my pc I have Windows 7 on the primary partition, Linux Mint 12 on a logic partition and windows 8 release preview in an extended partition. When I installed w8 it has overwritten GRUB and ...
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2answers
966 views

Dual boot with 2 Hard drives

I have 2 old hard drives (they are both ATA) and I have one ATA ribbon cable with 2 connector. I install Linux on one harddrive and Windows 7 on the other. I can use them by switching the harddrives. ...
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1answer
622 views

Grub error 21 on windows machine?

So for some reason my computer freezes and on restart i get this error (grub loading stage 1.5 grub, loading please wait, error 21) and can't resume to windows. Only way to be able to boot to windows ...
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Is it perfectly safe to install grub bootloader on regular partition?

One of the methods to do dual booting Windows with Linux OS is by installing grub boot loader onto Linux partition so you can retain Windows boot loader and let Windows handles the dual booting ...
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Grub File Stolen ( Windows and openSUSE )

I have a problem with my computer. I installed openSUSE on my external, and I still have Windows on my HDD. OpenSus took the Grub file and placed it on my external, so now I have to open OpenSus to ...
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repair windows partition on GRUB boot + IRRT managing SSD disk on mini pci express

You see it in the post, my system is not the simplest one. I have an HDD and a SSD, the SSD being on the mini-pci-express interface, while the HDD is on a usual SATA 2 interface. I have windows 7 on ...
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windows crashing after installing fedora 16

I have HP dv6 pavilion. I installed fedora 16 in it along with windows. I installed fedora on a separate partition. After installation I booted to windows, but it crashed. It shows a "starting windows ...
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How should I set up my dual-boot so that I can hibernate the secondary OS?

So, my previous setup was a triple-boot of Windows 7, wubi-integrated ubuntu, and then fedora on the last partition using LVM. I have tired of not being able to access my Windows files from ubuntu ...
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linux mint is not starting. grub issues?

I dual booted my xp installing mint, everything went well, i gave the cd to my friend and he installed linux mint 12 but it's not starting, i mean there's no menu where you choose what OS you want to ...
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How to create NTFS partition in Linux to install Windows 7 from USB?

I messed up with my computer and need help. Generally: install Windows 7 from USB. Problem: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" When first attempt to install Windows 7 failed I ...
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3answers
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How to remove Linux from my system without affecting Windows' bootloader?

I'm a Windows user. I tried to experiment with Linux and installed openSUSE on my system. I formatted a partition and installed Linux on that drive. When I tried to remove Linux by formatting that ...
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2answers
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How to install GRUB from inside Windows 7

I am trying to make a kernel in Visual C++ (Windows) using the tutorial here. What I am wondering is how to install GRUB from within Windows 7. If I have to download Puppy Linux or something I will, ...
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1answer
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Boot non EFI MS-DOS Windows 7 partition with grub2-gpt

I have the following setup: UEFI Asus Motherboard GPT TABLE and Ubuntu on /dev/sdb MS-DOS TABLE, Windows 7 and Linux Mint on /dev/sda I try to boot the Windows 7 partitions with grub2 from Ubuntu ...
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Recovering GRUB/Arch Linux after installing Windows 7

So on my desktop I have Arch Linux installed but I need to dual boot with Windows 7. After installing Windows 7, it's bootloader takes over and the original GRUB is gone. Now, I've done this before ...
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Remove Linux GRUB and keep Windows boot loader

My operating system was Windows 7, and recently, I installed Zorin OS (linux based on Ubuntu). At first, when I turned on my laptop Windows started automatically. I used a program to make the Windows ...
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1answer
540 views

Help fix grub rescue

I have windows 7 netbook. I repartitioned 100GB size and I installed Ubuntu 11.4 on it and boot master is GRUB. Today, I accidentally chose Windows Recover Partition, it loaded up and I exited it ...
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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 ...
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dual drives, dual boot options

I have a four drive system. I've been wanting to setup my system like so: [0] HDD 320gb (NTFS) : Windows 7 [1] HDD 320gb (EXT4) : Debian on one partition and some other distro on another [2] HDD 1tb ...