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If you changed any settings in the BIOS before installing Linux, you need to exactly reverse those settings before installing Windows. If this is a drive issue, then you should remove all partitions on drive 0 (first hard disk) and choose to install windows into the unpartitioned space. XP should install fine on either IDE, or SATA. Without knowing the ...


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Instead of booting with the normal image, I used the fallback version and managed to boot into the system. As it turns out, Linux could not detect any drives due to the block mkinitcpio hook (responsible for block devices) missing from the default image. This was due to it being placed after autodetect in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf. To fix this, the HOOKS=... line ...


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Try to edit your /etc/mkinitcpio.conf (in fallback mode) to have the block hook before autodetect and regenerate the images with mkinitcpio -p linux (see also my more detailed answer on my own question on this topic, I had a very similar problem)


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Add a menu entry to Ubuntu grub with configfile (hd,....)/boot/grub/grub.cfg of nixos. Reference: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#configfile Then in the nixos grub device use device = "nodev". That will still be generating the grub config, but it will not install grub. This way you have both ubuntu and nixos grub updatable.


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New computers come with Windows 8.1 installed on UEFI firmware and GPT style disks. Windows boot manager on UEFI cannot boot foreign systems like Linux (is not allowed to boot or was designed not to boot). At least as of today nobody has found a way to force Windows UEFI boot manager to boot (chain load) Linux. You can install Ubuntu on a UEFI firmware and ...


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This was definitively the wrong way, Dude! Before deleting or formatting Linux partitions, you'll need to remove Linux boot loader from system startup! Now you can only start from Windows DVD and try to fix the boot MBR. Boot using setup disc and enter into "Recovery Console" by pressing "R" key, select your Windows installation and enter Administrator ...


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You need to fix the boot record. In general grub (and almost all bootloaders) are 2 parts. The first is a very small and sits on one of the first sectors of your disk (physical sectors), the other is a bit bigger and sits in a partition. The first part manages somehow to mount the second and hands of to it. Because you destroyed that second part it has no ...


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Follow the instructions here to install Rescatux on a bootable USB drive. Rescatux is a GNU/Linux rescue cd (and eventually also Windows) but it is not like other rescue disks. Rescatux comes with Rescapp. Rescapp is a nice wizard that will guide you through your rescue tasks. Simply tell it to fix your Windows MBR. It's so simple even a 5-year-old could ...



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