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1answer
41 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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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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0answers
25 views

Cannot install Ubuntu on EFI/GPT scheme [migrated]

Shame on me, I have more than 10 years using Linux and all of this about EFI and GPT it's a nightmare :( I have a Dell Inspiron 14z ultrabook and I cannot install Ubuntu, when I launch the installer ...
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0answers
89 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 ...
0
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0answers
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 ...
2
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1answer
80 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 ...
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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 ...
0
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1answer
54 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 ...
0
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2answers
146 views

How to manually setup Grub2-efi to triple boot Linux

To install/due-boot Linux on an EFI-capable computer with an pre-existing operating system, like Windows 8, the UEFI - Community Help Wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI have covered it. ...
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0answers
59 views

Linux install nightmare, now video seems to be broken even during installation

It's a long story but I can't keep these details to myself because I have no clue what's going on, it's pretty weird. I have two hard drives. One had windows, and the other one had nothing, it was ...
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2answers
83 views

How to remove all the boot data created by Ubuntu or Fedora?

I'm trying to reinstall Linux in one of my two hard drives. The problem is something went wrong previously and it seems to have been persisted into a boot sector or something. So now when I try to ...
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2answers
4k views

Installed/Updated Windows 8 UEFI after Ubuntu - Restore GRUB

So, I had a laptop with Windows 8 OEM copy obviously installed in UEFI configuration with GPT partitioning. A little while ago I installed Ubuntu 13.xx(the latest one) alongside it and GRUB ...
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0answers
160 views

How to install arch with EFI and change system to ubuntu

This question is weird. The only Linux distribution working on my MSI GE60 with windows 8 and Uefi is Arch. I cannot install other distributions because I get a black screen on install. My problem is ...
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1answer
1k views

MSI GE60 install Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my MSI GE60 laptop, but it doesn't see my USB. In another PC I see them. I tried to but with UEFI CSM (compatibility support module) or something like that, but it ...
0
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1answer
175 views

Boot from Windows Setup files that are located on a partition

Here's the situation: I am on a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 (1st gen). I do not have Windows installed on my computer, I have Ubuntu. I currently use Grub2 and/or refind to boot Ubuntu. I would like to ...
3
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1answer
666 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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0answers
24 views

How to prevent Windows 8 of erasing GRUB? [duplicate]

I'm doing dualboot with Ubuntu and Windows 8 on my DELL Laptop. EFI is enabled, secure boot is not. My partitions are GPT. Everything seems to work for some time. After some normal use, GRUB stops ...
0
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1answer
269 views

Does UEFI prevent dual-booting/Ubuntu not to recognize Windows 7?

Installed Windows 7 on a laptop with UEFI. Then went to install Ubuntu on another partition- Ubuntu cannot see the Windows 7. I have done this many times before and it works fine. Would this be ...
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0answers
65 views

Installing Ubuntu inside Windows7

I have recently bought an HP Pavilion g6 laptop that comes with windows 8 running on it, but I formatted and installed windows 7 instead. Now that I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 (like ...
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0answers
439 views

How do I fix dual boot startup for Ubuntu installation on Windows 8 Laptop

I have a Lenovo laptop with preinstalled windows 8 64bit- I did an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 - however after installation I was faced with the GRUB loader. From the Grub loader if I try to start up ...
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2answers
1k views

Reinstall pre-installed Windows 8 [and install Ubuntu with Win 8 later on]

I bought myself a new tiny laptop - Asus X201E. It came with windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI mode, I have no DVDs with it - any DVD with drivers nor Windows 8. Since Im not a big fan of Windows, I ...
0
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2answers
181 views

Install ubuntu with Windows 8 secure boot issue

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo laptop alongside Windows 8 which was already preinstalled. I chose Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It went smoothly until I got a message: Installation ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Can I disable UEFI in Windows 8 to boot it in legacy mode?

1 - I would like to boot my pre-installed Windows 8 in legacy mode, and not any more in UEFI mode. Is it possible ? If yes, do you know a tool/cmd to change it ? 2 - Would Microsoft be ready to give ...
0
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0answers
59 views

Ubuntu needs a pressed key to read from HDD

Omg, I can't google such thing - it is very strange bug. I have recently bought a wild chineese Lengda m116cc netbook and now I keep having big troubles with installing ubuntu on it. At first - I'm ...
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2answers
826 views

is it possible to use wubi on windows 8 by enabling legacy support on BIOS?

I have been struggling to install ubuntu 13.04 on windows 8. because of UEFI, no existing ways (wubi, etc.) does not work and installing grub2 on the boot is a real pain. I see on the BIOS menu that ...
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3answers
2k views

Battery won't charge on new Asus laptop (ubuntu)

Hi I bought a brand new Asus Q550L notebook from Bestbuy the other day and I removed Windows 8 from it and replaced it with Ubuntu. Now the battery won't charge. It is sitting at 45% capacity, if I ...
0
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2answers
289 views

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 ...
2
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3answers
5k views

How to reinstall Windows Boot Manager on EFI partition

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu on a second HDD on my desktop, which has W8 installed on a SSD (UEFI-only boot). Thing is, during Ubuntu installation I made the mistake of choosing to install ...
1
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3answers
1k views

Unable to try or install ubuntu 12.04 and above 64 bit on my Sony Vaio which includes UEFI and Secure boot

First of all the hardware : Core i5 Ivy bridge 3210M 2.5Ghz 6Gb RAM AMD Radeon HD 7650M 750Gb HDD With Windows 8 Single language 64bit preinstalled. And include UEFI and Secure Boot Specific ...
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0answers
1k views

Recover Windows EFI Boot Manager after Grub install

I had Windows 8 installed, and tried to install Xubuntu in another HDD on my desktop. After installation, I could only boot into Xubuntu, and never got into the OS selection menu in GRUB. So I ran ...
2
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1answer
4k views

How to boot Windows 7 with UEFI, when Ubuntu is installed on Asus Zenbook Prime?

I've tried two days now to get ubuntu AND windows 7 to dual boot... What is the current status? I have completely removed win 8 and installed ubuntu 13.04 to the whole SSD. You may ask, why I have ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Installing Ubuntu on a GPT partitioned drive

I have changed my system to boot from UEFI instead of BIOS and have installed Windows 7 on my internal SSD which has GPT partition type. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my external HDD. My ...
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3answers
2k views

Every windows 8 boot breaks grub

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 dual booting with UEFI and grub. (re-used the windows UEFI partition) After I used boot-repair, everything seemed fine. After I boot into Windows, however, I can't ...
0
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1answer
182 views

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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2answers
2k views

Can't install Windows 7 with UEFI off on GPT drive

I need to have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my notebook with UEFI. I had to turn UEFI off to install and boot Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7, but it says it can't be ...
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2answers
83 views

To dual boot from an SSD with a 2 TB HD for data, must I use UEFI?

I currently have a 120 GB SSD with Windows 7 and a 2 TB harddrive for data. I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside win7 on the SSD but as I am using UEFI I ran into lots of problems and gave up after a ...
1
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1answer
392 views

Disk partitions dissapear after installing Ubuntu

I have a 2TB HDD and first installed Windows 7 in a 1.8TB partition, leaving near 200 GB of unused disk to install Ubuntu in the future. Yesterday I did that, creating 4 partitions: 512 MB ...
0
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2answers
6k views

Restore Windows 8 EFI after installing Ubuntu EFI

I installed Windows 8 using EFI, and later on I installed Ubuntu using EFI as well. As I always do, I had trouble with the bootloaders. Ubuntu replaced the bootloader on the EFI, which I was very well ...
0
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0answers
836 views

How to boot USB stick in UEFI mode?

we recently bought a new windows 8 laptop, and we are trying to install Ubuntu to it in a dual boot configuration. I downloaded the 64 bit 12.10 iso and put it in a USB stick, both with the utility ...
0
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2answers
288 views

Windows Error Recovery loop when other disks connected (UEFI)

After installing Windows 7 on a Crucial M4 SSD, I installed the rEFInd boot manager on the Crucial's ESP. I then connected an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (and disconnected the Crucial) and installed Xubuntu on ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 can't detect windows or any other partitions(Asus z77 UEFI BIOS)

I've recently completed tinkering my new pc(motherboard ASUS z77 with UEFI BIOS) and unfortunately not everything works quite well. After installing windows 7 ultimate on a single primary ...
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3answers
4k views

Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu?

I've installed Windows 8 on a machine (Lenovo X220 laptop) with Ubuntu 12.10 already installed on another disk. I am guessing that Windows 8 has convinced the laptop to switch to UEFI boot (rather ...
5
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2answers
3k views

Dual Boot Installing Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 (64) on a non UEFI system fails

I cannot seem to install the correct boot loader for a non-UEFI firmware system. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 (64) which are technically compatible with GPT but for windows only if ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't detect hard disk partitions

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on an ASUS Laptop and wanted to install it in another one, the ASUS A55V. After booting the laptop and setting up Windows 7 (I unfortunately cannot wipe out ...
2
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1answer
524 views

Suspend only works once after full power cycle with Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3

This one is strange. I can't seem to get suspend working more than once per power cycle. When I say "power cycle," I mean the only way to get one proper suspend is to cut power from the power supply ...
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1answer
5k views

Grub2 fails to chainload Windows 7 with error “invalid signature”

I've built a new UEFI 64-bit system with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed (on separate hard drives). I'd like to be able to boot Windows 7 from the grub menu, but I have so far been ...
2
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1answer
4k views

Boot non EFI MS-DOS Windows 7 partition with grub2-gpt

I have the following setup: UEFI Asus Motherboard GPT TABLE and Ubuntu on /dev/sdb MS-DOS TABLE, Windows 7 and Linux Mint on /dev/sda I try to boot the Windows 7 partitions with grub2 from Ubuntu ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I properly dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on an UEFI system?

I have an HP Z210 with Windows 7, which is UEFI based. I'd like to dual boot it to Ubuntu 11.10 with GRUB2, but am having problems due to the UEFI. The install CD goes to the end, but then the ...
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2answers
8k views

Windows 7 + Ubuntu dual boot + UEFI BIOS

I received a new Lenovo T420 laptop with Windows 7. The disk now contains: a hidden SYSTEM_DRV boot partition (1.17GB, 400MB used). I'm guessing this is the UEFI partition; the laptop comes with ...