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Windows Boot Manager - Grub2

I have 3 partitions on my hard-disk with each one operating system. Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04. In the past I had (pre-)installed Windows 7, I shrunk some of it's disk size and ...
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GRUB Booting from subdir Issue

I am encountering a boot issue: My primary linux distro was not installed on / but (I don't know why the developers chose it) on /@/ which implies that my rootfs lies under /@. However when I ...
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Add windows partition to grub2 boot loader in centos 7

I had windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then I installed centos7. Installation completed successfully, but when I reboot I can see only centos and centos recovery. I did not see windows partition. ...
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How to install Windows in a fresh formatted hard drive?

I was having problem concerned with dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu because I had Ubuntu already installed in my system. Well, there was something wrong with my boot/efi partition's VBR or my hard ...
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Installing newer version of linux over an older version on a windows dual boot laptop?

I have an Asus laptop, with a recovery partition and windows 7 installed. I installed Linux Mint 13 on it, dual-booting it with Win 7. Now I want to remove Linux mint and on the same partition space ...
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How to install Grub2 to multi boot two Windows 7 for booting from two different HDDs?

I own a HP DV7 laptop that supports 2 HDDs. I have installed Windows 7 on each HDDs separately, each one with their own bootloaders, who do not communicate with each other. The problem is that when I ...
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Dual-Boot Windows XP and Vista Without Windows Boot Manager?

I have been dual-booting FreeBSD (1st partition) and Windows XP (2nd partition) using Grub2 (configured in FreeBSD). I just installed Windows Vista on my hard drive's 3rd partition. To boot Vista I ...
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Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System

Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System EFI Entries During Ubuntu Setup, Ubuntu automatically created an EFI start ...
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How to fix ubuntu boot alongside windows 7

In the beginning I had only Ubuntu on my pc. After I installed Win 7 in another partition. Then Ubuntu boot doesn't starts anymore? I need dual boot: how can I fix it?
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Dual boot intermittant issue using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a problem with the grub2 loader sometimes. More often, when I choose Windows 7 in the grub2 loader, it hangs on the purple screen. I have looked up and down the internet for an answer and ...
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GRUB2 - Allow guest access on certain OSes Installed

I have found a few articles that guide me through configuring GRUB2 on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS box so that it requests a user name and password at boot, so that I can restrict certain items in the OS ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 with GRUB, reboots everytime

I have two HD drives, one with Linux Mint Debian Edition, the other with Windows 8.1. I was able to boot both of them using GRUB, with no problems. Yesterday I tried to boot Windows after almost 3 ...
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LMDE, Windows 7 Dualboot ond UEFI Laptop

I've bought an Asus laptop where was Windows 8 preinstalled. Then, I've dropped Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 on the whole HD instead. This drive has a 100 MB system-reserved boot partition. ...
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Cant start linux , boot linux

Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32,3kB ...
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How can I triple boot from two hard drives?

Please excuse the length on the question; this is a bit tricky to explain. I have two SATA hard drives in my HP dc7100CMT, and their sizes are 500GB and 160GB. In the larger drive, I have Windows XP ...
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Partition problems after resizing

EDIT3 This might be quite the hopeless case, so I posted another method that is simpler, but still need some help with. will this work? backup partition contents of both linux and windows I've ...
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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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Can't go into BIOS to change boot device

I completely erased my Hard Drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. After a few months of using it I wanted to remove it, so I reboot my computer and pressed F12 (MultiBoot List.) ...
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Can boot be customized such that I can switch between OSes by using a hardware switch or button (no keyboard)?

I'm thinking of building a home-made NAS that would double as a Steam Machine. It would have one small SSD for the operating systems and at LEAST one LARGE HDD for media, preferably a third so ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit + Windows 8 64 bit dual boot [duplicate]

Please don't close this question if you find similar questions elsewhere. If I am duplicating, please guide me to the right path and I will close this question by myself. I have tried a lot of ...
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439 views

GRUB2 on USB with Ubuntu and Windows 8 Recovery

I have a Surface Pro. I have moved my recovery partition off of the Surface Pro onto a USB flash drive. I have also installed GRUB2 on the flash drive with Ubuntu Live/Persistent (I backed up the ...
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How do I add Windows 7 to GRUB 2?

I am having trouble adding Windows 7 to my GRUB 2 boot menu. I know similar questions have been asked and answered on this site and others, but none of the answers seem to work for me. My setup: Two ...
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1answer
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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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How to make grub2 chain-boot Win8 after upgrading Fedora18 to Fedora19?

The story I have Lenovo IdeaPad U310 with 24gb SSD, 500gb HDD and UEFI system. I flashed it with EFI from U410 for more info ...
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GRUB2 booting: efidisk read error & prefix is not set

everyone! I have a booting USB stick with some iso-image, based on Arch Linux. It loads through efi and then comes to Grub 1.99, where I can choose the iso images. I can load them without any ...
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How did Linux get on sdc when I insalled it on sdb

I typed $fdisk -l into the terminal to see my partitions. When I installed Linux I installed it on sdb, which shows up, but for some reason it says Linux under sdc. This is what it looks like. ...
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Can I reinstall Linux from live USB?

I just wanna confirm, if I uninstall Linux and have a problem booting Windows XP, I'll still be able to reinstall Linux from my live USB, right? I guess it would reinstall Linux and reinstall Grub2, ...
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Attempted downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB; can't boot into ubuntu anymore

So I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and installed ubuntu 12.10 beside it. I kept the windows bootloader in the mbr at the advice if my tutorial (i used easyBCD to enable an option for ...
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1answer
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How can I bypass WIndows 7 boot loader when dual booting Linux Mint 14

As of this morning my dual-boot attempt went south. This as far as I can see is mainly due to the windows boot loader and grub 2 and I'm really not sure how to fix the issue other than deleting Mint ...
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How do I replace GRUB with the Windows 8 bootloader without losing access to Linux?

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Crunchbang Linux. I installed Windows first, then Linux. GRUB was installed directly in the MBR. However, now I suspect that GRUB is the reason why I can't use bcdedit on ...
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Slax on NTFS (GRUB) with Changes Saved Natively

I have Slax 7 and Windows XP running on the same (ntfs) partition - woohoo! I still have a few issues, holes in my understanding: Slax apparently saves all "changes" to a single file ...
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Can GRUB2 be installed to USB and used to select between 2 HDDs with Windows 7?

I have recently acquired a second SSD, and decided I would utilize a multi-boot setup to increase my productivity. One drive is for "work" (only contains Windows 7 and software needed for work) and on ...
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1answer
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Could not boot Windows 8 from grub2 nor rEFInd on UEFI-system with Archlinux

I have followed the archlinux beginner's guide thoroughly and was able to install archlinux in UEFI mode and has been able to succesfully boot from it. Everything works fine except that I am unable to ...
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How to remove GRUB from dual boot (Debian and Windows XP)

I have a computer witch cannot be boot from CD or USB. I have Debian and Windows XP with dual boot via GRUB. Now I want to uninstall Debian and GRUB and restore the Windows MBR. I can enter boot ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 safe mode grub 2

I need to boot into safe mode in Windows 8 Ultimate to un-install Avira as this is not supported in windows 8. The problem is I have also installed Ubuntu 12.04 and from the grub 2, I do not get the ...
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Is there a way to prevent Windows 8 upgrade from erasing the bootloader?

Is there a way to tell the Windows 8 installer not to erase the grub bootloader? For example, changing something in the OEM folder or some kind of slipstream technique similar to how it is possible to ...
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How can I make 2 windows installations appear in the grub menu?

I have installed Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I have the following problem: Grub2 only recognizes one version, the Windows 8 bootloader (which is located on a hidden partition called System). ...
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Better way to quad+ boot operating systems?

I currently have Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 17, and open SUSE installed. I currently use BURG boot loader to load up all the systems. However, BURG does not work with windows(I still manage) ...
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Dual booting Windows and Arch Linux (with GRUB2) - after using Windows, Windows Boot Manager made first in boot priority list

I am dual booting Windows 7 and Arch Linux (both 64bit), with GRUB2, using the 64-bit EFI version. I partitioned my drive into a GPT drive and installed Windows first according to this guide. I then ...
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How to boot directly into Vista and Windows 8 from Grub without the Microsoft boot manager?

I have Vista and Windows 8 installed each on a primary partition and use Grub as boot manager. The problem is that Grub can no longer directly boot into Vista after the installation of Windows 8, as ...
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Recover partitions with both Windows 7 and Linux installed using TestDisk

I need to recover my partitions using TestDisk. I used deep search and the result is as follows: Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63 Partition Start End ...
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grub2 multiboot philosophy

Since using grub 2 I am puzzled by the way the boot menu is created. I usually have some extra installations on different disks or partitions. When doing a os-prober and grub-update my menu will ...
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Hide GRUB2 menu UNLESS you hold down Shift key: how to make this happen?

I have a Ubuntu - Windows 7 dual-boot set-up, and I would like to have it that my laptop would boot up Windows 7 unless I press down the Shift key right after boot and bring up the Grub2 menu from ...
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How do I prevent GRUB2 from automatically booting into an OS?

I am dual-booting Fedora 16 and Windows 7, and using grub to handle booting. The default is set to Fedora, and I have a real problem with getting distracted during boot and having it boot into Fedora ...
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Installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 11.10, and now I can't boot to Windows using grub2

I know a lot of people are having problems similar to this one, but I don't think this is a duplicate. My situation is a bit different and none of the solutions that are working for other people have ...
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Fixing bad Windows partition and startup with Linux

Here is what happened: Don't have enough space on my Windows partition Delete the stock "recovery" partition to make space Enlarge the Win partition Software messes up the Windows boot Go under ...
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1answer
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, I've lost my Windows Vista boot option; GParted showing NO partitions

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, on which I had previously had a dual-boot Ubuntu 9.10 / Windows Vista set-up (plus some other nonsense that came factor-installed). There are some similar questions to ...
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1answer
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How to add Windows 7 entry to GRUB2

Just completed a new computer build. I installed Win7 on a 2-disk RAID0 fakeraid. I then unplugged those drives and installed linux mint on a separate drive. I did it this way because if I left the ...
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dual boot with grub xubuntu / windowsxp, how to change the order from within XP?

I have WindowsXP installed on one partition and i have installed Xubuntu on a second partition. It also installed grub so i can choose with OS to start. The problem is that i am connected to the ...
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Grub2 MBR vs. Windows MBR

I have an HP system that came with Vista installed and also a hidden restore partition. I subsequently upgraded to Win7(32 bit) Ultimate, and from there to Win7 Pro. Now the hard drive is failing. ...