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Unfortunately, your particular laptop model is notorious for being incompatible with SATA-III SSD's. There are at least a couple of threads about this problem on HP's support forum: this and this. One owner claimed that he could get his SSD working with his 6560b after flashing the 8560p's F.20 BIOS, which is of course very risky. So, you can either keep ...


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Seems that what I have added in later edit holds. See the LE again below Booting the Win8 boot menu entry would start either WinXP or Win8 randomly Actually, it might not be the case. Win 8 has this feature of "Starting earlier Windows version" which did boot Win XP OK prior to having had the MBR rewritten with Grub2. Afterwards, instead of ...


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There were several things wrong after I cloned partitions, none of which I was aware. on Linux several programs rely on device UUID instead of /dev/sdX notation. As a matter of a fact in e.g. /etc/fstab it is the recommended way. In my case that were entries concerning swap partition, as a result initializing script got stuck at mounting it for a while ...


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Well, the OS is what installs the bootloader in the first place, so clearly it has some control over it. UEFI firmwares have an integrated boot manager, which stores the menu choices and other parameters as EFI variables such as Boot0001, BootOrder, BootNext. They're stored in the same NVRAM as other firmware settings – in fact, many firmware settings are ...


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It's possible because the OS does have control over the bootloader. You have the bootloader confused with the BIOS, which is entirely different. When your computer boots up, the following happens: It does the POST checks Control is passed to the BIOS to choose which device to boot from. This is what the OS has no control over. Once it's found a device to ...


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First, a useful tool for investigating almost any boot problem involving Linux is the Boot Info Script. This tool spits out a file called RESULTS.txt that includes most of the information necessary to troubleshoot most boot problems involving Linux. Please run that script and examine the results. If you can't figure it out yourself from there, you'll ...



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