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How to recover Windows Boot Manager after a Mint installation gone wrong

Yesterday, my cousin wanted me to install Linux Mint onto his Windows 8 Lenovo laptop so he could dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 8 so he could get some hands-on experience with Windows 8. I've ...
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how to skip grub dual boot option menu entirely (without picking an OS to boot)

I'd like to skip the entire Grub 2 interface, where I have to decide booting Linux or Windows im running linux ubuntu lastest version (14.04.1 LTS) and windows 8.1 both 64 bit versions. I've ...
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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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0answers
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CentOS 7.0 USB cannot be recognised by Ubuntu-installed machine

Wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and CentOS 7.0, I have planned to first install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by live USB into a laptop computer (boot both UEFI and legacy with UEFI first), followed by CentOS ...
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3answers
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Grub rescue, unable to boot windows

I have windows vista and backtrack Linux installed on my dell PC. I wanted to uninstall backtrack so I delect the partition, but when I try to boot widows again, the grub rescue> shown up. I can't ...
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1answer
149 views

Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Can't get Ubuntu boot from Windows 7 boot loader

I have a HP Envy Laptop which was shipped with Win 8. Since I am not very comfortable with Win 8, I wanted to install the Win 7 + Ubuntu 14 combination with dual boot option. I have successfully ...
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1answer
114 views

dual-boot of mint and windows 8.1 doesnt work - mint doesnt appear

I got a new laptop and installed Linux Mint 17 MATE and Windows 8.1. I want to use dual-boot so that I can choose at start-up which OS will appear. Now only the Windows appears and I dont get asked to ...
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0answers
67 views

How stable is a triple boot setup for OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Linux?

Thanks for your interest in this question. Goal: I would like to know how effective it really is to configure a hard drive (specifically a 7200 RPM HDD) and boot Mac OS X, Windows 7 and some sort of ...
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1answer
114 views

Windows 8 and BIOS won't boot after installing Linux

I've recently been dual booting Windows 8 and Fedora 20 (and one point Ubuntu). My Fedora kernel wouldn't load in GRUB one day so I decided to reinstall Fedora using a live USB (my laptop doesn't have ...
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0answers
53 views

Cannot boot windows 7 after installing Fedora

I had an openSUSE + Win7 dual boot set up, which worked as supposed to. Then I installed Fedora 20 on the openSUSE drive. Now I can no longer boot Windows, when I choose Windows 7 from the grub menu ...
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1answer
86 views

Windows Boot Manager, linking a 'device' to boot linux

I'm attempting to boot linux on a UEFI-GPT machine with a Windows Boot Manager (WBM). So far I have installed Archlinux (Arch) with Grub. The grubx64.efi is successfully on my windows boot partition ...
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1answer
236 views

Installing Linux on a Windows 8.1 laptop

I would like to clean install a Linux distribution as Ubuntu etc. My laptop runs Windows 8.1. I have two options in mind. Clean install or dual boot. My technical question is: My laptop have a 8GB ...
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0answers
269 views

Fedora 20 - bootmgfw.efi' not found - GRUB2

I have a problem with the bootloader after the installation of Fedora 20. Today I've installed Fedora 20 overwritng Ubuntu 14.04 without experiencing trouble. When I rebooted the pc, I noticed that ...
0
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0answers
110 views

Accidentally deleted /boot and GRUB doesn't load, how can I restore my install?

While trying to re-install Windows (I am running Arch/Win7 dual boot) I accidentally deleted a partition labelled (in the Windows installer) as 'recovery'. I didn't fully install Windows (I lost my ...
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1answer
130 views

Multiple Windows installers on a USB stick

I've recently got my hands on one of those SanDisk Extreme 64GB sticks and started tinkering with it. During this story, please keep in mind that this is a model where removable bit is set to 0 (which ...
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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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Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu, W7 does not boot

Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu appears to work fine, but W7 will not boot. I downloaded boot repair and did the recommended repair. That did not work. I now have 6 partitions: ...
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2answers
60 views

Automatically boot into Fedora instead of Windows 8

I have installed Fedora on a machine that has Windows 8 on it. Everything is fine except for the fact that it boots straight into Windows and I need to hit esc and pick Fedora if I want it to load up. ...
0
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1answer
24 views

Recovering HDD Space From Failed Linux Install

I had a dual-boot (Windows/Linux) on my laptop a while back, but the Linux partition became corrupted when I tried to install a different version of Linux and overwrite the previous one. How do I ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to boot Windows 8.1 without its own bootmanager?

I have been trying to come up with an easier way of installing Windows and Linux dual booting on my laptop, not necessarily in that order. What we generally have to do is install Windows first, and ...
0
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0answers
58 views

Use GRUB to boot a specific disk partition in MBR

I have multiple Operating systems installed on different partitions of my hard-disk, each having one boot and one root partition. My requirement is such i have to do some testing using my scripts then ...
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0answers
95 views

Linux Mint 16 Install - GRLDR not found on all drives

I have a Dell computer that is running Windows 7, and I'd like to dual-boot to Linux Mint to try that out for size. I created a Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon bootable USB by extracting the .iso onto an empty ...
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2answers
93 views

How can I make a bootable partition to run XP.iso from USB stick in Linux?

I have a 16GB USB stick, and I am on Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I want to place XP.iso into one of the partitions and then use it to install XP from within USB stick. I searched for the web but I didn't find a ...
0
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0answers
105 views

Dual Boot SteamOS from VHD [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1 machine. I made a SteamOS Virtual Machine on HyperV, using the Ye Old SteamOS ISO I know it's possible to dual boot from VHD, however Windows bootloader does not support non ...
0
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0answers
175 views

How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g

I'm contemplating to merge my linux home partition into c:\Users, so when I boot in Windows I have all my files in c:\Users\trusktr, and when I boot into Linux I have c:\Users mounted as my /home so ...
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1answer
5k views

Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie

I've been trying for a month now to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie now. I thought it was about time I asked for help as I'm becoming a little crazy. I've tried following a lot of tutorials, ...
0
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1answer
197 views

Zorin OS not starting?

I have Zorin OS and Elementary OS installed in the same partition of my computer. I am able to boot Elementary but Zorin OS is not starting. I use grub bootloader. When I try to start Zorin OS, it ...
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0answers
1k views

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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5answers
265 views

The Linux + Windows Issue

I face a problem. A common one. I want to use Linux for pretty much everything it's good for. But I also want to use Windows for the things Linux currently can't do. I'd like to be able to instantly, ...
0
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1answer
40 views

installing an image of a VM on an external hard drive for dual boot

I'm working on a virtual machine (Linux Mint on VirtualBox, with Win7 as host), but for better performances I'm thinking about installing Linux directly on an external eSATA and dual-boot. Is it ...
0
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1answer
45 views

Can I create a Quad-boot laptop with x1 Win 8 & x3 Linux (3 diff distros)

I have a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 on it. (Shipped with Win 8) I want to install Backtrack 5 Linux, Kali Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows 8. Is this possible? No different from installing as a duel ...
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0answers
153 views

Arch Linux - Partitions and Mount on Clean Windows 8 Dual Boot

I'm trying to install a Arch Linux dual boot config with a copy of Windows 8 I clean installed and added programs to. I've already shrunk the partition and changed the system time to UTC, but I'm ...
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0answers
47 views

Win7 / Linux Dual Boot: Add Win8

Right now I have Win7 and Mint 15 xfce installed on a SSD. The SSD is set up as the first boot device in the BIOS and has GRUB on it. So far this works fine, but now I want to add Win8 to the picture. ...
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0answers
21 views

Fedora 19 Won't boot after installation? [duplicate]

I installed Fedora 19 on the same hard drive of an already built in Windows 8 laptop.When the installation for Fedora was complete,I restarted the computer,and I forgot to install grub.Now whenever I ...
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1answer
176 views

Can grub load windows from an external hard drive?

I have a computer running Debian 7.1. What I want to do is to add another hard drive to it and install windows on the new drive, so I can run photoshop, some games and other software not available in ...
0
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1answer
944 views

Dual Boot Linux and Windows 8 on ASUS laptop (Windows 8 Installed)

I'm having trouble locating information on installing linux on a ASUS laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I'd like to (1) retain the existing Windows 8 partition since its loaded and configured to my ...
0
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2answers
556 views

Whats the easiest way to make a multi-boot UEFI Windows/Linux/Mac (Universal) DVD/BD?

I can find tons of programs to make such USBs, but some computers I work with (Like an older netbook) Wont boot specific OS's from USB. But I want to fill up a BD rom disc with various forms of ...
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2answers
130 views

Install two linux distribution Dual boot

I have planned to install two linux(Fedora) distributions. For First Fedora installation, I have partition in this manner: LVM volume group VolGroup lv_root / ext4 lv_swap ...
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1answer
750 views

Install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit without CD, DVD or USB

I am trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 onto my laptop, but do not have a CD, DVD or USB drive at hand. When I had this problem previously, I used UNetbootin, however when I tried doing that this time I ...
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1answer
117 views

Create USB Bootable windows sticked to backtrack

I have a Backtrack 5 R3 Bootable USB, and I would like to make it also Windows 7 bootable.. Then I can choose when my USB plugged on in a dual boot Backtrack or windows 7. Is it possible ? Then how ...
0
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1answer
173 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 unable to see partitions

I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu next to my current Windows 8 installation using the following instructions: ...
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0answers
147 views

Multi boot USB flash drive [closed]

Please how do I make a multi boot USB flash drive? to boot live Linux distros or Windows ISO images? let's say I have Kali Linux, Gentoo, Ubuntu, and other Linux distros, Windows 7 32 bit and Windows ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Shrink/Remove dual boot partition Windows XP(or 7)/ RHEL

A colleague has a dual boot laptop with Windows XP or 7 (not sure yet) on one partition and RHEL 5.8 on the second. The RHEL partition is rarely used and the windows partition will soon reach its ...
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0answers
172 views

How to fix bluescreen in windows 7 with multi-boot?

I have HP laptop 6730S with two Operating systems : Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Centos 6.4 64Bit The GRUB2 is not installed in MBR, use Windows' bootloader. After I choose Windows in the start, ...
0
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2answers
106 views

Move an existing Linux install to a new multiboot setup

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installation on a failing hard drive (I already have my data backed up so that is not an issue.) I want to move the current Ubuntu install intact to a new hard drive. The ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How can I dual boot Mac and Linux?

How can I install Linux on a Mac without screwing up any data? I don't want to open OSX and then something like VirtualBox, I want to boot right into Linux OR OSX. Is there a good way to do this? I ...
4
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1answer
304 views

Installing arch linux - unable to format filesystem

I had Centos & Windows systems dual booted previously. I am replacing Centos with Arch now. I have Centos's /boot installed on /dev/sda8 and / on /dev/sda9 When I try the following command on ...
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2answers
34 views

Will the files of other drives be deleted when formatting a dual-boot machine

I use both Windows and Linux on my computer by dual-booting. I also have 3 drives. On one I have Windows, on the other there is Linux and on the third one are my files (documents, pictures etc.). Now, ...
0
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0answers
320 views

Mac: MediaKit reports no such partition (dual boot with linux)

I am trying to update to OSX Maverick on my Mac, but i cant install it since it says "Disk cannot be used to start the computer", when i choose Machintosh HD as installation disk. I searched around a ...