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When attempting to install Antergos(Arch-based Linux distro) I am told that it cannot install as I have not specified a /boot partition, when I appear to have done just that. Here's a picture of the ...
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I recently bought an Asus X200MA-KX141H X Series Netbook with DOS pre-installed. I made a bootable USB stick with windows 7 in it and after booting into the windows installation screen, loading ...
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I have connected my SSD from my new computer, to my allready working computer. I would now like to install Windoes 7 on it, so that I can just plug it into the new computer and have windows working ...
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Black screen after Windows 8.1 installer finishes loading files

I was given a Samsung laptop computer that has Windows 8 installed on it and was asked to re-install Windows because it will not boot up in Windows. When I start the machine "Preparing Automatic ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 installation without boot loader

I have a Windows 7 installation that doesn't have a boot loader on the disk. Basically, the story goes; I had two disks on my PC where one of them served as the system disk with Windows 7 installed, ...
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I am building a new computer and I've encountered a problem; once my out of box build was done I tested the computer to see if it could start. It would only power on for like a second then shut down. ...
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I understand the Linux boot process fairly well. But the first time installation is pretty vague to me. How does the root file system (/etc, /bin, /sbin etc.) get created in the disk with the ...
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1answer
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creating UEFI USB Boot stick using rufus option gives errors

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB UEFI stick that I tried to create in vain. I read other posts on creating UEFI USB Boot sticks and found Rufus the most convenient option . However , Rufus ...
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Strange hard disc install behavior with Linux

I have booted Linux mint cinnamon 64bit from usb stick - no problems very stable and works very well on my machine. I then installed to the hard disk a 1TB SATA disk suitably partitioned and ...
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1answer
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USB booting not working

I want to install windows 8 using pen drive but it does not detect pen drive which i have make it bootable. I have sony vaio VPCEB34EN laptop. It boots from DVD writer but not from USB pen drive at ...
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Install multiple Linux from network

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what is the use of bootnxt file in windows 8 installation disc

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Boot pogoplug from SATA hard disk

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1answer
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Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning ...
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1answer
187 views

Dual boot MacOS-ubuntu using refit

I am trying to install a dual boot with Ubuntu on my Mac Version 10.8.5. I first installed Refit but I forgot to reboot my computer so that Refit get properly installed. My mistake was to boot ...
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1answer
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windows 8 installation blacked my laptop screen

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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 ...
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Can I create a bootable hard drive with windows 8.1 installation instead of a usb drive?

I have a spare HD, and SATA is much more faster than usb so I was wondering if I can create a bootable hard drive with windows 8.1 installation instead of a usb drive ? If yes then how ? Thanks.
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Windows 7 install - CD boot error code 5

This is an update following some further research. This question relates to the solution posted on the following question: When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; ...
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Win 7 doesn't run in computer Y after installation done on computer X

I have 2 computers, one had problems booting the Win 7 installation CD, so I took the hard drive, put in in the 2nd computer and installed Win 7 there. Then, I moved the hard drive back to the first ...
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1answer
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trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. Failed with error 19

I am trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. But it returns an error on boot. cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19 and appears mountroot> command ...
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0answers
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Installing new OS on laptop from bootable USB/DVD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 from a bootable USB drive (created using unetbootin). After setting the boot priority and booting, the screen shows: SYSLINUX 3.63 debian..... boot: ...and then ...
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1answer
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Can't Boot Windows after BackTrack 5 install

My computer won't allow me to boot into Windows 7 after I installed BackTrack 5 (A Linux Distro). I don't believe this is a boot sector problem because, as you will see in the video, the Windows ...
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1answer
194 views

unable to boot from USB flash drive (kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS)

I've downloaded kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS .iso and tried to install it on a flash drive to install the system on my hard drive. I've tried to use usb-creator-kde 3 times and unetbootin once and each time ...
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Fedora installed in Legacy mode, how to make it work in UEFI?

I am trying to install a linux distribution on my new laptop. It's an MSI GE40 which comes preinstalled with windows 8. It's a UEFI machine. I have tried installing Ubuntu and Fedora with limited ...
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Another Windows 7 install freezing

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 which has been runing Windows 7 32bits for almost two years now. For some reason, the system got dusty and slow so I backed-up my data intending to format my HDD and ...
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1answer
974 views

Can't boot from USB to install Linux

Now I have Win7 on my laptop, and I want to install Linux. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit (and also Mint 15 32-bit), and installed it on my flash drive using the Universal USB Installer – ...
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1answer
79 views

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I found myself with no spare DVDs and no USB stick when I wanted to install a new OS on my laptop, so I started thinking about the UEFI boot process that I recently had done some tinkering with. ...
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1answer
305 views

Unable to install Solaris 10 x86 on HP ProLiant DL140

I'm trying to install Solaris 10 on an HP ProLiant DL140 to use for testing (we're using an old system so we no one will mind if we accidentally brick it), but I'm running into some problems: 1) The ...
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1answer
187 views

Installed ubuntu on a usb flash drive but doesn't boot

I've installed it on a usb flash drive, before I was using FreeNAS,now wanted to switch to ubuntu server,but it doesn't boot. I've checked my Bios to see if there's anything wrong with the booting ...
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1answer
201 views

Dell Studio 1737 - Windows re-install fails after using Win7 all-in-one installer

My kid stepped on my Win7Ultimate install disk, so used an install disk (all-in-one - has all versions)from a friend to re-install, and now that I want to go back to XP, I can't re-install any other ...
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1answer
298 views

Asus N82J won't boot from DVD

I have a Asus N82J and I want to reinstall Win7. I have a DVD, which boots on other PCs as expected. The UEFI is set to boot from DVD, but it wont find any bootable media. I can not find an option ...
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1answer
56 views

How to install Windows 7 on formatted drives?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a formatted drive from DVD, but I always get an error which says that the drive does not have bootmgr: BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart When I ...
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1answer
104 views

Cannot start Fedora when installed on two disks

My laptop has an SSD and a HDD. There is now no OS on my laptop. Before I had installed Fedora 18 successfully (it was only on the SSD). Then I made some mistakes and the OS broke. Now I want to ...
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1answer
228 views

No icons, launcher, top panel or anything else while 'Try Ubuntu' 13.04

I just got Ubuntu 13.04 to my USB and pressed 'Try Ubuntu' and that worked very well, so I decided to install. At the end of the install I got a fail message and it said something about the boot ...
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2answers
228 views

All Linux installations fail on my laptop

I just bought an Acer Aspire S3, Intel i5 and Intel HD 4000. At first there was Windows 7 and I deleted it, then installed Ubuntu 12.10. Everything went OK and then I updated it to 13.04. Then the ...
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2answers
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal)

I just recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop with no problems whatsoever. I'm just now learning that 9.04 is unsupported and it's making installing software difficult. I came to the conclusion ...
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1answer
303 views

Disk Read Error and more problems - Any ideas what to do?

I'm having problems with my PC, first of all I started getting Disk Read Errors when trying to boot from my SSD. However I usually was able to restart my computer a few times and it would eventually ...
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EFI Dual-boot issue with Windows 7 and xubuntu 12.10

Thank you so much for reading. I'm pretty desperate for an answer at this moment. So anyways, I recently solved this issue allowing me to install xubuntu 12.10 correctly. This was a problem with the ...
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1answer
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Revert back to factory settings Windows 7

After 4 years I now want to revert my computer back to the original Windows 7 install as it's getting slow and just want a fresh start. My computer had originally a vista operating on the computer ...
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490 views

Fedora 18 - HP pavilion g7 - boot after install fails

F18 Installation from x64 DVD went fine, then reboot without DVD shows grub, so far so good. But as soon as grub timeout is reached, the screen becomes black and that's it! No F1, no Ctrl-Alt-F1 ...
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1answer
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Fresh install of Windows 8 on Zenbook Prime with UEFI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot option, does that mean the machine can’t boot from USB? Asus UEFI/BIOS options - How to boot from DVD? I have purchased a new ...
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Getting error message oxc0000034 after booting up PC

I'm getting error message oxc0000034 after booting up PC. I tried to install Win 7 and after installation got the above error code. I tried to repair installation but still same the same error ...
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1answer
108 views

Cannot install windows 7

I previously had a Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot on my SSD in my desktop. Before that I had a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot on my HDD. The only BIOS setting I changed was I put my SATA ...
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116 views

Create Bootable Ubuntu/Windows USB to run on OS X

I am trying to install a couple operating systems in partitions on my MacBook Pro. I have an 80 GB SSD with the Mac OS on it, along with a 750 GB HDD in the SuperDrive slot. The 750 is divided into ...
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2answers
154 views

Cannot boot from a hard drive

I have a problem booting from a hdd. I used to have it as my main drive before I bought an SSD, so I had been able to boot from it. But for some reason, now, half a year later, I can't get it to work. ...
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3answers
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Install windows XP from USB Flash drive on netbook

I need to install Windows XP on netbook. I found utility which helps me to create USB flash boot drive. But there is a problem when format or not drive screen is appear. There are not visible hdd on ...
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2answers
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Installing Windows 8 from a Hard Drive forces it to be a dependend drive to load Windows

I wanted to do a clean install of Windows 8 using a hard drive as an installation medium to a clean separate hard drive. Here is an initial hard drive config: A Windows 7 (I boot from it by default) ...
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Failure to boot / install Linux

I have a very strange problem. I tried to install Linux on an old computer, but no Live CD would boot except Knoppix. After several attempts, I got to nearly booting Linux Mint Debian edition, and ...