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If Using rEFInd 0.8.4 or later use the following commands to remove completely, as it gets installed on the hidden EFI Partition: [[ -d /efi/refind ]] && sudo rm -R -f /efi/refind [[ -d /EFI/refind ]] && sudo rm -R -f /EFI/refind efivol=$(diskutil list | grep " EFI " | grep -o 'disk.*' | head -n 1) sudo mount -t msdos /dev/${efivol} ...


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The closest app would be DiskMakerX, but this just creates USB install media - Still very handy though as some versions are quite fiddly to create.


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I had the same problem. I Just converted my Disk from MBR to GPT and my problem solved. I used "AOMEI Partition Assistant" application for converting my Disk to GPT.


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I have a laptop Sony Vaio VGN FE31H which has windows installed and I wanted to boot a linux distribution from USB stick. Unfortunately the BIOS has no such option... I am looking for a suitable boot loader which will give me an option to boot from USB. Is this the right way to go about it? Convert the USB stick to a bootable ISO DVD. See, for example, ...


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"Automatic Repair" option in Dual-boot Repair tool should work. Give it a try. The problem would be solved when Windows 8 boot manager is on active partition, first disk in case of MBR style disk or on EFI System partition in case of GPT style disk. You are trying to load Windows 8.1 using Windows 7 boot manager which gives the error message about failure ...


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This is a common problem with Windows 8.0 and 8.1 machines. With Windows 8.0, Microsoft no longer relies on an efi file to boot windows, they use a more advanced format for speed up the boot process and keep more persistence between reboot cycles. Sadly, GRUB cannot yet detect this boot format. The proper way to dual boot Windows 8.1 is to first disable ...


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I also stumbled upon this error when running grub-install from Linux Mint Live CD. What I did was chrooting into the system already installed onto the hard drive, and running grub-install from there. All commands as root: First, identify the partition containing your Linux Mint installation, running command blkid. You should get output like this: ...


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Start by doing a vanilla installation of Ubuntu on the second hard drive (the one you referred to in your question as "a second drive for Ubuntu"). Make sure that you select the right hard drive in the Ubuntu installer, so that you don't accidentally overwrite the data on either the 64GB SSD that contains Windows 7 or the 1TB hard drive that contains all ...


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As the installer says, the option "Install alongside W8.1" installs Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot in parallel with W8.1. Basically it does: Shrink the size of your partitions to allocate some space for Ubuntu Create a new partition for holding the Ubuntu SO. Install all SO contents to that new partition Install the GRUB2 bootloader in the MBR and configure ...


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It should not give you any problems. It may be that it says the key has already been activated once, and you may need to call Microsoft to reactivate the key, but if you just tell them you reinstalled your windows, for example because you got a virus, they will activate it for you. The idea is that a key is not being activated say... 10 times in a short ...


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By default when you install Ubuntu from a live USB or live CD, Grub bootloader is installed into the MBR. At installation, Grub finds the OS present in the partitions of your drive and offers you the choice at booting time which one to boot. A possible explanation why it did not happen with your installation is if you unchecked the option to install the ...


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Far from being 'illegal', Apple actively encourage users to run Windows on their machines as well as OSX. They've even created software called Bootcamp to make it easier to do so. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201258 So running Windows (or linux or whatever) on your Apple hardware is not illegal, it's not even a breach of the EULA.


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I am not sure how the Linux bootloaders work with VHD Boot, but the last time I worked with a Linux/Windows dual boot, the Linux bootloader handed off the boot process to the Windows bootloader when booting into Windows. As long as the Windows bootloader for Windows 10 is used to initialize the operating system, I see no reason why using a native boot VHD ...


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No, you can shrink the partition with Windows 8.1, in order to provide enough space to install other operating systems. You'll want to make a backup copy of your Windows install, though, in case anything goes wrong. Something like GNU Parted can do this, I believe, and will certainly be available on your Linux Mint installation media. Note that you cannot ...


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If partition is there and only content is changed then it is recoverable. If partition is deleted then I can't help. If partition is there then you can recover it as: Boot windows from DVD or flash drive make sure you are booting the same window version and same architecture like if installed version is windows 8 64bit then flash or DVD must have the same. ...


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Use boot-repair-disk and GParted to format the RHEL partition and then you will be able to install Ubuntu. You have to update Grub.


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This tool ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/ ) has saved my hide a couple of times. On boot it prompts you to run batch of automatic fixes that can restore a bootloader to proper working order. As for getting it onto a flash drive: on linux you would use the command "dd bs=4M if=link/to/your/downloaded/iso of=/dev/sdb". Replace sdb with ...


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Try this metode if you’ve grub installed: In Terminal: sudo update-grub edit by NANO or vii /etc/default/grub and modify if in GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 modify for ex 5 and SAVE; easier in Midnight Commander (apt-get install mc)(sudo -s ENTER, mc ENTER)!!!/etc/default/grub and F4!!!!(sudo -s ENTER, mc ENTER) again sudo update-grub Close the terminal and RESTART or ...



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