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Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
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34 views

Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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1answer
46 views

Installing linux on a macbook pro - boot broken

So I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (completely replacing OSX). I had refit installed, but not it seems gone. And every time I boot, the PC can't find any OS. I tried using ...
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18 views

Can't boot from Windows installation disk on Linux

I've recently wanted to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop which is currently running solely Ubuntu. I've downloaded and iso and tried burning it to both a cd and a usb but when I boot from either of ...
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14 views

Unable to turn on laptop after installing ubuntu (secure boot)

I've just bought a new laptop and have attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it. The laptop is a dell inspiron 3521. After installing Ubuntu the power button does not even do anything. What is the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation on Asrock H77M UEFI, dual boot with windows 8.1 already installed

As the title says, I need to install ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 on my home PC. I knew that with UEFI partition table was written in GPT, but I found that the partition table on my hard ...
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1answer
51 views

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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28 views

Ubuntu stuck on splash screen

So my laptop has been running fine for months under Ubuntu Gnome. It's been mostly smooth sailing for me. But suddenly my laptop is just deciding to not boot. I'm stuck on the logo screen for Ubuntu ...
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23 views

Windows 8 boot menu entries of ubuntu on ESP

So, I have a hp pavilion with Windows 8 pre-installed OS on it. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in UEFI mode with secure boot disabled and then reloaded GRUB through Windows so that every time I boot I see ...
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Can't install any OS on “old” PC [closed]

I got an old PC (I think bought in 2002) just for some experiments. It has still windows XP Professional SP2 so I wanted at first install windows server 2008 (because I got it form DreamSpark) but ...
1
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1answer
26 views

Installing ubuntu to an eeebox eb1033

The problem: I'm trying to install Linux MCE LiveCD (Ubuntu 8.x or 10.x) to my eeebox pc. After the dvd boots the system all menu options fail because it cannot recognize the dvd drive. The setup: ...
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1answer
17 views

Updates needed to ensure successful dual-boot [on hold]

I am wanting to get a list of different updates that a computer should have done in preparation for dual-booting to ensure that everything will go smoothly. The reason I'm asking this is because I ...
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1answer
80 views

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 before Windows8.1 Error 0xc000000e the BCD of your PC is missing or contains error

I install Windows usually before Ubuntu, but because there wasn't Windows after experiencing some hard drive problem I installed Ubuntu-Gnome-14.04 before Windows, but I am unable to install either ...
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1answer
27 views

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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16 views

Cannot load ubuntu and Mint after installing CentOS 6

I have a 64 bit laptop computer with two partitions containing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Mint 17 in each of them. There are some free space of about 20Gb and I have installed CentOS 6 into through USB ...
1
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1answer
50 views

Windows recovery can't find Windows install

I'm trying to repair my boot loader for Windows after a Ubuntu install killed it. I'm trying to use the Windows Repair CD (actually USB stick), but Windows recovery can't find my Windows install. I ...
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2answers
31 views

Computer can read disk but can't boot from it

I'm having trouble booting from a CD on my laptop. It's able to read the CD once the computer has booted into the OS on the hard drive, but when I choose the disk drive option from the boot menu, it ...
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0answers
42 views

Windows 8 not booting from DVD while trying to install in a Ubuntu 14.04 system

Currently my system runs on Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday, I deleted and formatted the partition(C drive) as NTFS in which Windows 7 was installed because Windows 7 was not booting for more than a week. I ...
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2answers
120 views

Windows 7 won't boot, stuck on \disk.sys

My friend has a problem with her laptop. I offered her my help, but unfortunately I can't fix it. The thing that happened is that once she started her Toshiba, it show a blue screen with some ...
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11 views

Prevent chainloading by grub after Efit

I triple booted my Macbook 4,1 with Mac OSX 10.5.8, Lubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP SP3 and installed rEFInd as my bootloader. Now what basically happens is, first the Mac bootloader loads invisibly, but ...
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17 views

BIOS loading screen is not visible

I have a single operating system (Ubuntu). When I start my computer, I get a black screen, and after a few seconds, the Ubuntu loading screen, and after that I'm able to use my computer as usual. I do ...
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80 views

Ubuntu - Booting black screen with purple border

I have a problem when I boot the pc. After the installation of Ubuntu, a black screen with a purple box appears without letting me see the choices of GRUB. The screen then becomes black and Ubuntu ...
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27 views

Triple boot with Ubuntu Fedora and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed in a dual boot as of now. I'd like to install Fedora alongside and maybe someday kill Ubuntu too. So, my questions are: Can I triple boot with these three OSs ...
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Ubuntu shows only one core out of four with nolapic booting option

I have a problem similar to one in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1084622 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1740798 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1631926 i.e. my ubuntu ...
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1answer
117 views

How to fix Windows 7 boot loader

I recently installed debian 7 after booting it from my pen drive. Then i did some mistake while installing it. Well, Debian is not installed. And when I rebooted my system it says- No boot device ...
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Ubuntu boot not available at startup

I have partitioned my internal hard drive and installed Mac OS X Mountain Lion on one partition and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on the other. The installation was done via alt/option key at startup ... ...
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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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1answer
39 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on MacBookPro11,3

I've been trying to install different flavours of Ubuntu on my MacBookPro11,3 (15-inch) and nothing seems to work. Once I pass the Grub bootloader stage, all I'm getting is a blank screen. I've seen ...
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14 views

Unable to boot off of previously bootable external hard drive

My previously bootable Seagate external hard drive has had Ubuntu on it for quite some time and after making some changes to my main hard drive(installing Windows 8) I can no longer boot into my ...
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1answer
38 views

Unable to boot from 128gb usb

I have used Unetbootin to install Ubuntu Gnome on 2 usb sticks, 128gb and 2gb. The problem is that when I enter the boot menu only the 2gb stick is visible. No matter if I unplug and plug in again, ...
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0answers
50 views

How to boot Windows 8 after an Ubuntu specific partition install?

I have an EFI based laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot, started from the Windows boot manager. I shrinked a Windows partition, booted Ubuntu from a USB ...
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1answer
58 views

I deleted the recovery partion for my Windows OS and now I cannot boot to Windows. Is there a solution other than a reinstall?

I was trying to create a dual boot for Windows and Ubuntu on my laptop, but I had too many particions and I could not get GRUB2 to work correctly, that is I could not boot to GRUB2. My computer came ...
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Boot loop on thumb drive, but flash drive works fine [closed]

I have two live USB drives containing the same operating system, Ubuntu 10.04 with legacy boot. When I plug those drives in (using Ubuntu), one is detected as a "Thumb drive" (Pen drive?) and the ...
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Windows 7 booting fails

I have a Windows 7 PC. Some days ago it fails to boot. When the system is switched on, the motherboard screens appears first, then the 'Starting Windows' screens and then a black screen with busy icon ...
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1answer
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nslcd failing to come up in Lubuntu 14.04 Desktop

After installing Kerberos and LDAP via instructions from Ubuntu's Single Sign On instructions, modified a mite to fit my setup, I could manually sudo service nslcd start and then call getent passwd to ...
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90 views

How to change 'timeout' of the UEFI boot manager from Windows 8?

How can I change the 'timeout' setting of the EFI boot manager from within Windows 8? I am trying to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu and I would like to be able to choose one or the other OS at boot ...
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1answer
108 views

How to configure network interface names booting from read only medium?

in a Ubuntu 12.04 system, we'd like to configure the names of the (physical) network interfaces (such as eth0, eth1, ...) using udev rules such as those generated in ...
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28 views

Boot Linux with ELILO from EFI & GPT

Last time that I tried to create Ubuntu/grub2 dual-boot on my new Asus computer, which came preinstalled with Windows 8, I almost stoned it. So, I'm thinking to use ELILO as my bootloader for my new ...
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18 views

OS grub page not Loading

My laptop was working fine, with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, when suddenly the grub page stopped loading. Whenever I switch on the laptop, I get the company's name (Asus in this case), with the Intel ...
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1answer
82 views

Boot Linux with extlinux from EFI & GPT

Last time that I tried to create Ubuntu/grub2 dual-boot on my new Asus computer, which came preinstalled with Windows 8, I almost stoned it. So, I'm thinking to use extlinux as my bootloader for my ...
0
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2answers
135 views

Cannot Boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

Me and my friend decided to use his Macbook Pro 3.1 (Intel Core 2 Duo A1226) as a dedicated server for personal purposes. Our main goal is to install Debian. However as you might know, installing ...
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Ubuntu doesnt seem to let me boot any CD apart from another Ubuntu CD

I have organized the hierarchy in the BIOS and set the Internal CD/DVD drive to the top of the list. I have four OS boot disks, Windows XP, Windows 7, Open Solaris, and Ubuntu 12.04(the same disk/OS ...
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2answers
93 views

Why must I install Ubuntu in EFI mode if my other OS is installed in EFI mode?

I'm trying to create a dual-boot system on my new Asus computer, which came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu. The documentation says that if my Windows installation is in EFI ...
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1answer
2k views

Trouble with installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I work with Windows 8.1 and today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside it, but now I can't set the boot menu to display both OS. When I boot the system it normally loads Windows 8.1 without opening the ...
0
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1answer
136 views

How to boot Linux with extlinux

Anyone knows how to properly boot Linux with extlinux? I've exhausted my google search but still unable to figure out what's the proper way to setup extlinux to boot Linux. All hits that I found ...
0
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1answer
28 views

Booting livecd from external USB not working (no power?)

I have a usb hard drive with ubuntu 12.10 partition on it, but I can't seem to actually boot into the livecd. I can get to the grub menu, and I select "Try without installing", but then the screen ...
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1answer
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Successfully installed Ubuntu but unable to load it in the system

Process : Inserted Ubuntu Bootable Pen Drive Selected 3rd option i.e Something else Than deleted C drive (drive containing Windows)out of which I made 63GB unusable , created 15 GB ext4 - mount ...
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1answer
55 views

Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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0answers
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Is it possible to spawn any kind of terminal on dedicated lan card before entering LVM volume passphrase?

I got IBM x3500 m2 server running Ubuntu server on encrypted LVM volume. This machine has one slower LAN card for service purposes. Is there any way to spawn some kind of console on it BEFORE ...
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1answer
160 views

Grub4Dos and /boot/bcd error

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (SSD drive) and recently bought another HDD (second drive) installed in place of CD-ROM. What I want to achieve, is to have Ubuntu as primary OS and ability to ...