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Yes, you can install windows 8 without secure boot. You can also dual boot, though Ive not done this so I'm not sure how win8 goes about asking which drive to install on...


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Solved it! There was a bug in the way EasyBCD loads a newly deployed BCD store. After you deploy the BCD store just ignore the messagebox asking you to load the store, choose Select Store from the File Menu and load it that way. More details in the other thread.


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Other than being inconvenient I suppose, and that typically you can't have more than one bootloader on a drive.You pick a boot drive not a partition. So, on a single disk dual partition system? It simply would not work. You'd have to use the bootloader on the drive and pick an OS from there. On a multidisk setup with one OS per drive, it works pretty ...


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I suspect that your installer is not booting with EFI. In order to install Windows onto GPT disks, you have to boot the installer using EFI. EFI booting (and the related "CSM" boot options) are complex enough to write a book about, but the massively abbreviated version relevant to this discussion is that a Windows installer disc (or USB disk, etc.) can be ...


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Do you have the existing Ubuntu partition backed up? If so, or if you don't need or care about the files on that partition, it would be easiest to simply format it and start over with Debian, as you suggested. If you need to get files off of it, such as dot files and cfg files, there are free and open source applications that let Windows mount extfs file ...


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I have no definite solution, but I do have some observations and suggestions: Show us details -- Your summary of what you've done at every step omits an awful lot of details. What might be helpful is a summary of those details at one point in time, then stop messing with the system until you collect a few suggestions that you can prioritize. The Linux Boot ...


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By grub shell I assume you mean grub rescue shell instead of normal shell. The reason is probably due to the fact that the "second drive" is not ready when the grub EFI binary on the ESP (which is on the "first drive") is executed by the UEFI, so the binary failed to locate the grub modules and grub.cfg (which is on the /boot directory of sdb3, if you don't ...


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Yes, if your optical drive is working, the best choice is a DVD. I would recommend a RW DVD. It takes longer to burn but is reusable. It is not sufficient to just burn the iso file to the DVD. You must burn the image stored in the iso file to the DVD.


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Just want to share my experience. We burn a lot of bootable ISO's to flashdrives to setup anything from Windows server series to Windows 7 through 10. We ONLY have issues with Kingston drives when it comes to this. I spoke to a guy at tech support from Kingston and after a lot of useless info it basically boils down to its not guaranteed to boot. So i tried ...


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Your linux distro is assuming your BIOS clock is using UTC, and your windows install is assuming that your BIOS time is in local time. Here's how I have it set up on my laptop with a dual-boot: I make the changes linux-side to use localtime instead of UTC for the system clock. first, run a command so that the time is set properly linux-side, as root: date ...


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I can really recommend to activate hyper-V on your SP4 and run Linux in a VM without any impact (know to me). It's lightening fast and works very fine with even 4 GB machines.


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I can think of a couple issues that may be at play here. First, you may have daylight savings time enabled in one and not the other, or one of your OSes is configured for the wrong time zone. Linux may be assuming your computer's hardware clock is set to UTC instead of local, and Windows may think it's set to local. If you're at UTC+1 or UTC-1, you may see ...


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So, in the end I found out, it has to do with the RAID0 being the system drive! I reinstalled Win 7 SP1 on the RAID0 with another key that I would usually use for playing with VMs. Fresh install, all updates afterwards. The Windows 10 update would turn up with the same strange behaviour. Then I deleted the RAID0, AGAIN installed Win 7 SP1 normally on one of ...


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You may be able to do it using a combination of tools: GParted -- This Linux tool should enable you to shrink the Windows partition and create a new one in the free space. It will, however, wipe out the hybrid MBR that your system probably relies upon to enable Windows to boot. If you don't normally run Linux, you could run GParted from an Ubuntu ...


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No ! Don't ever let Windows touch the partitioning. Tears will ensue. It simply does not understand how Boot Camp has fooled it into believing it's on an MBR disk. Disk Utility will not let you add a new Partition either. 4 is your max without some very tricky Terminal juggling. I'd leave it alone unless you are very confident in Terminal. iPartition is ...


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Bit late for an answer (2 years) but anyway... you have to change the boot order in BIOS by pressing F10 at startup (not just via F9, despite what the menu suggests).


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Using this information from serverfault.com I added this to my boot.ini multi(0)disk(0)cdrom(%u)="CD Drive" And it works, in the way that once you put the CD in and select it, it triggers a reboot and then boots from CD if it is setup that way in your BIOS. Good enough for me. Now there's no annoying sequence of missing booting from CD because you can't ...


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To include boot from CD in Windows XP/7 boot menu eventually look for "grub4dos". The method is called chain loading of another boot manager/loader. This method works only for BIOS firmware. (On UEFI firmware there are other solutions.) Grub4dos has its own configuration file where you can specify what device or OS you would like to load. Grub4dos allows ...


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In short, no. With very few exceptions [right on the cusp of a new model & OS release] you cannot boot any Mac into an OS older than itself. There are no drivers in existence for that machine under 10.5.8 There is also no license for virtualisation of any non-server OS below 10.7 & many issues with even the server version of 10.5.8 - received ...


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Traditionally I've read bad things about Ubuntu's dist-upgrade, there are no shortage of questions on AskUbuntu about failed upgrades. There's also plenty of questions involving clean installs that accidentally erased windows data too. Whichever method you choose, a backup of important data (in linux & windows) is strongly recommended. The in-Ubuntu ...


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For mine, I have a couple more lines to load windows 7 than you list. The search with a hint and the parttool may be the missing pieces. menuentry 'Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda3)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-0CF4A859F4A84734' { insmod part_msdos insmod ntfs set root='hd0,msdos3' if [ ...


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Many modern operating systems do not need to boot from a primary partition. It sufficies to just use a boot manager. Even windows 7 and 10 can be installed for extended partitions. I ran windows 2000 of the h:/ and windows NT of a primary partition on the second hard disk.


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Is it possible to create 7 boot partitions by editing MBR file ? No. When using MBR you only have room for four primary entries. You can not add more. What you can do is add an extended partition (which uses one of the three primary entries). Then you can create more partitions inside that extended partition. Alternatively you could use GPT setup, ...


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You should go the Boot Manager route and make your life easier.. http://gag.sourceforge.net/ http://www.ranish.com/part/ http://www.osloader.com/ etc.. Why you need to use a Boot Manager Standard MBR structure contain a Partition Table with four 16-byte entries, that means 4 partition entries for primary partitions. The usual case being 3 Primary ...


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I "burn" my files to USB sticks using this tool https://rufus.akeo.ie


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Seems like you fried your Mac OS X partition when you enabled Bitlocker. Perform a full shutdown - don't use Windows 'Shut Down', that just goes into Hybrid Sleep and will likely interfere with what you are doing. Press the power button. Immediately and repeatedly nudge the option key until lots of drives show up on the screen. Access the damage - Do you ...


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The problem with re-installing Windows is because it doesnt play all that well with others (other OS) it automatically overwrites the MBR to point to itself, that's why you have to re-install the bootloader so you can get dual-boot. What about installing the bootloader to a USB stick? That way you can keep installing/updating windows without a bother, and ...



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