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hd0 out of disk, grub rescue> when botting up off a USB drive ONLY with HP EliteBook

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a bootable USB drive. It works well with 2 laptops (meaning, laptops boot successfully off the USB drive). However, when I connect the USB drive to a HP EliteBook ...
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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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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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GRUB, Ubuntu and Linux Mint, Impossible Ubuntu Booting

Ok, this problem consists that when I boot my computer, and then GRUB shows up, I have these options: (NOTE: My OS's are Windows 8, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Pear 8 OS) (I asked this here since the main ...
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Grub2 physical boot selector or restart into

I am using Grub2 to select between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I was wondering how I might be able to communicate with Grub2 with a physical switch to tell it which I want. I have plenty of experience with ...
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Is uefi required to boot from a GPT sdd?

I've spent the past day trying to get GPT to work with my installation/mobo. I have a GA-990FXA-UD3 rev1.0 motherboard, and I'm trying to install ubuntu over two drives, an SSD and a HDD with the ...
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How do I recreate a wiped /boot filesystem in Ubuntu

I accidentally overwrote the /boot filesystem on a running Ubuntu host where the root fs and swap are LVs, and the kernel, initramfs, etc. are under /boot with grub modules and config under ...
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“General error mounting filesystems” even after BootRepair

Upgrading an Ubuntu to Raring Ringtail did not work properly and, now, the machine displays the screen "Ubuntu 13.04" and a few seconds after a text console with: General errors mouting filesystems. ...
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Install Linux Mint 14 as third OS after Windows 7 and Ubuntu Grub2

I would like to install Linux Mint 14 in a spare logical partition, but am afraid it would overwrite the existing Grub2 which boots to Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. How best to proceed? Current ...
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Why does my USB hdd returns SG_IO: bad/missing sense data?

I am able to boot and run commands from external USB hdd; the message in question appears for about 45 seconds then booting continues. GRUB2 is installed on internal HDD. When choosing to boot ...
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Install Windows 8 for second time failed

I've installed Windows 8 successfully and activated it. Then for some reasons it crashed with blue screen (I guess because of wrong VGA driver installed) Now I can't install the same OS from the same ...
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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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Linux server boot issue

I managed to mess the grub menu earlier and tried to fix the situation. Unfortunately I'm really out of ideas now. I get errors trying to run dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc and grub-install. grub-setup ...
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Grub2 + Xen: How to solve “Can't find hypervisor information in sysfs”

I am trying to solve the "Can't find hypervisor information in sysfs" problem when invoking "xm". I have found in some sites that the solution is to rename *10_linux* into *50_linux*, however if I do ...
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1answer
1k views

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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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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1answer
151 views

How find reinstall/replace Grub2 menu generation scripts

I'm trying to figure out how to reinstall/get copies of the scripts that Ubuntu has in the /etc/grub.d/ folder. The scripts have names like 00_header and 05_debian_theme. They're used when the command ...
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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
146 views

Converting legacy GRUB menu entries to GRUB 2

I would like to change an entry for a solution to boot from CD from legacy grub (looks like title bla bla bla) to an entry to a format compatible to grub 2 (the one that looks like menuentry "bla bla ...
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1answer
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GRUB freeze - Debian/Ubuntu home server

I am trying to setup my own home server - headless. It is a Fit-PC2 machine (full tech specs here: http://www.fit-pc.com/web/fit-pc/fit-pc2-specifications/ ) with 160GB HDD so it has limited BIOS ...
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How do I set up Grub properly to quad-boot Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD?

Grub has gone completely insane on me. My quad-boot system was working great up until I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04. Since Ubuntu overwrote the Grub stuff I had to repair it with my Mac OS X and FreeBSD ...
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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 ...
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Howto install and configuring grub2 on a USB thumb drive

I'm wanting to play around with grub2 with linux on a thumb drive. My host OS is Kubuntu. grub-install allows you to write the grub bootloader to the MBR of a disk which is great. However, ...
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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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Backing up MBR on laptop disks with recovery partiitions?

Most of the Linux distributions I use allow me to override where GRUB is installed, but I now need to install Ubuntu on some Dell Latitude laptops, and on the test install I did on my old Vaio ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit) won't boot. Forgot to install GRUB 2. Manual GRUB install fails

I cannot get Ubuntu to boot. I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit mini.iso and installed it in Virtualbox (v.4.1.2 running on OS X 10.5.8). When I installed Ubuntu, I selected "Command-line expert ...
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Recovering Windows Vista Partition after Ubuntu Natty N. install

I recently installed Ubuntu on my DELL's D Drive (Secondary Partition) and I lost the windows vista boot which was on my C Drive. Now when I boot my system directly loads Ubuntu, which seemed to me ...
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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 ...
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Create custom terminal boot mode under ubuntu

I wonder if it would be possible to create a custom boot menu entry in grub under Ubuntu (11.04), that boots the system into terminal instead of the login screen. The effect should be something like ...
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1answer
119 views

What would be a healthy process for repartitioning my hard drive to add another Linux installation?

So, my computer currently has 1) Dell's RECOVERY partition; 2) A Windows installation; 3) A logical partition with 3a) My Ubuntu partition, and 3b) 8 GB of swap. I would like to take some space away ...
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Problem with Grub on Ubuntu 11.04

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 along with Windows XP. Grub is installed properly. When the grub menu loads I get a moving message window saying my monitor is not in the optimum resolution of 1280x1024 ...
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1answer
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Grub Autostart with timeout

On Ubuntu 10.4 LTS I want Grub to start the default OS after 5 Seconds. I'd like to see the output of the startup scripts. Currently grub wait forever until I hit return and the output of the startup ...
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How to disable GRUB boot menu and boot in default OS

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my system. I want to configure GRUB so that it automatically boots into the default OS without displaying the boot menu; it should only appear if I ...
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Booting ubuntu from grub after reinstall [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't boot to Ubuntu after installing Windows 7 Hello all, I recently added another partition to my hardrive where ubuntu was installed to and afterwards when I ...
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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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How do I update grub2 on USB drive?

I have a usb drive with grub2 installed to the MBR. I'd like to add some custom entries to the boot menu but I can't figure out how to run sudo update-grub and have it affect the USB drive and not the ...
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How to add a Windows 7 partition to grub2's list of available OS?

I'm not sure how it happened, but I lost the "windows 7" entry from my Grub2 screen after updating ubuntu. How can I add it ? I knew how to do it in grub legacy, not in grub 2
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How to boot GRUB2 into the simplest Linux shell?

I've got a PC with certainly a hardware problem, the installed Ubuntu doesn't boot, neither does Live CDs. (Although Ubuntu is correctly installed). (the 'normal' boot freezes after some filesystem ...
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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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Failing to load rootfs: Ubuntu 10 + grub2 + rootfs ext4 w/ RAID1

I am having problems booting a new Ubuntu 10 (server) install. My primary HD (/dev/sda) is laid out as follows: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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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. ...
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Cannot find grldr in all devices

I'm running wubi on XP machine. Started out originally with 8.04, and gradually upgraded to 10.04. Recently, I was creating linux bootable USB drive, and put it in my system to see if it would work. ...