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Reinstall ubuntu dual boot windows xp [duplicate]

I got a ubuntu 10.10 dual booting with windows XP. Everything was working fine, but since 10.10 is no longer supported, i want to upgrade it to 12.10 or 12.04. In the past i have had loads of problem ...
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Windows 7 doesn't show up in Grub after installation

So, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 in my computer. I already had Windows 7 installed beforehand. I have 2 drives. An 80GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Ubuntu is installed in part of the HDD. Windows 7 is installed ...
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Grub2 boot loader doesn't appear on boot

Okay, install goes smoothly every time. No issues on that end. I let Ubuntu decide where to place the boot loader. It's usually /dev/sda. The issue I have is the boot loader. Grub, does not show ...
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Adding archlinux to dualboot without messing up grub

Right now I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10, both 64 bit. I would like to try archlinux, but I'm afraid it will mess up my grub bootloader, so that I can't get into ubuntu or ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 10.10 GRUB bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop alongside Windows 7, and the GRUB screen was purple. After that, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and the GRUB screen was black. When I decided to uninstall Ubuntu 10.10, ...
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Dual boot Windows8 and Ubuntu10.10 using 2 separate hard drives?

Is it not possible to point Grub2 at a Windows8 install at this time? I have Win8 on the first hard drive and ubuntu10.10b64 on the second. I use the bios to switch OS at boot time. I have tried a ...
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GRLDR missing error at startup [closed]

When I start Ubuntu10.10 which is installed in parallel to windows7 it shows an error Cannot find GRLDR. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart. How can I fix it and recover my data as I'd installed various ...
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Removing test OS and effects on GRUB

I already dual-boot my laptop with a Windows 7 and an Ubuntu 10.10 partition. Since this is both a development and experimenting system, I made a small 15 GB partition for the purpose of trying out ...
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What does GRUB setting GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text?

To be able to boot Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.10 in my new Lenovo L5210 with Intel Sandy Bridge I need to set grub setting GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text (or I will get a blank black screen with only a cursor in ...
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Bricked 10.10 only gives me initramfs

I managed to brick my Ubuntu 10.10 laptop after updating to x-swat Nvidia and Intel drivers and now I can only get "init not found" when I boot, and I'm dumped to a initramfs text console. I won't ...
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getting error on grub installation

I get this error when I run grub-install: cp: cannot stat `/usr/local/lib/grub/i386-pc/*.mod': No such file or directory I thought I'd run grub-mkconfig for a fresh configuration file that ...
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GRUB problem after installation of 11.04

I upgraded to 11.04 from 10.10 yesterday on a dual boot on a desktop system with Vista. Everything was acting fine until the upgrade. The upgrade appeared to be running properly and I went to do ...
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Show Grub boot menu on 10.10 system

I've checked some similar answers which suggest holding "shift" until the screen shows up, this does not work for me. I also tried restarting the system several times in a row and even powering off ...
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I get a second menu on my dual boot machine after I choose Windows XP, I then have to choose again

I installed windows XP Home on a new built machine. The boot from CD was not working so to get the Ubuntu 9.04 disk to run I installed the Ubuntu 9.04 boot/autorun/start utility. The installation ...
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Odd Grub 2 config problem with 10.10 64 bit [closed]

I damaged my grub2 config. I can still easily launch my otherwise healthy Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit system using Partition Magic's Super Grub Disk 2's "detect any OS" utility, but when I try to boot from ...
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Dual booting on separate hard drives

I have windows XP professional installed on 1 hard drive and Ubuntu 10.10 on my second hard drive. On start up the computer completely skips the grub menu and boots straight into 10.10. I have tried ...
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'unknown filesystem' grub rescue prompt; trying to wipe drive and boot 10.10 live

Im currently running Win7, and want to wipe the drive and install 10.10. I have 10.10 loaded on a USB thumbdrive and it sees the device in BIOS but it only reaches a screen saying; Unknown ...
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Dual Boot 10.10 and 11.04 can't boot into 10.10 after an update

I've been dual booting my system with Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) and 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) but today after an update, I can't boot into 10.10, there's only option to boot into 11.04 and Grub also ...
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How to get rid of multiple linux versions in grub boot menu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? I've been using dual boot on my PC for some time now, to use Ubuntu along side with Windows 7. One very disturbing ...
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How to remove GRUB selection?

I was trying to find /boot/grub/menu.lst OR /boot/grub/device.map as usual on Ubuntu Desktop or other versions to change the GRUB selection, but there is no file munu.lst or device.map in the grub ...
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How do I set command line mode vga=788 permanently?

I have a problem that is not of easy resolution, happen to tell... I have Installed Ubuntu 10.10 Server. I want to join to the system way vga=788, into the grub it changes without any problem ...
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No Grub after installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 10.10 alongside Windows 7, after install I receive no Grub menu ...
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Grub fails to install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a work PC (32bit) to be dual-booting with Win XP. My partition layout is: /dev/sda -- sda1 - 250gb ntfs WinXP /dev/sdb -- sdb1 - 160gb ntfs /dev/sdc -- sdc1 - ...
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Boot menu doesn't show up after installing Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my shiny new ASRock Vison 3D with no apparent problems. Still I need some Windows-only software from time to time and went on installing Win7 afterwards. Now Win7 happily ...
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High resolution CLI?

I want the resolution of my console to match my screen resolution(1440x900). 1024x768 works fine but for some reason when I put 1440x900 when I switch to ttyX the command prompt is almost right off ...
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Merging /boot and rearranging grub2 entries

I have used 10.10 and now for testing purposes installed 10.04 to a separate partition. 10.10 is currently on a single partition, while for 10.04 I decided to separate /boot to a third partition. Now ...
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Restoring GRUB2 on Software RAID 0 using LiveCD after Windows 7 wiped it

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my system. However, I need to install Windows 7 back, and I expect that it would alter GRUB and it did. Right now, my partition on my Software RAID 0 looks like this: ...
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“BAD idea” warning when trying to recover Grub, after Windows removed it

Tried sudo grub-install on sda1 but it complained about being a BAD IDEA. I had to install windows for a work related issue so I used a separate disk (I had used it for ubuntu on this computer, but ...
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How to avoid problems when installing Ubuntu and Windows 7 in dual-boot?

I want to try out Ubuntu (and hopefully choose it as my primary OS). After looking at many versions of it in VirtualBox and from Live CD, I've finally decided to install it. So I defragmented and ...
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No grub entry for Windows 7 after installing maverick

A friend of mine had Windows 7 and Windows XP running in his Sony Vaio. I replaced Windows XP with Ubuntu 10.10. After that the laptop directly boots into Ubuntu. Even the grub menu does not appear ...
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How to enable 1280x800 resolution in tty?

I've got Toshiba U500 (nVidia). Tried changing /etc/default/grub in many ways, now I've got: GRUB_DEFAULT=5 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> ...
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I upgraded Ubuntu on my laptop and I have to use the old GRUB entry for it to work

I upgraded Ubuntu on my laptop and I have to use the old boot link for it to work. How can I make my laptop automatically use the working boot-up? When I use the new GRUB entry the screen goes blank ...
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No init start up error

I'm running Ubuntu on a dual boot with Windows Vista, I've just gone to boot up as usual in to Ubuntu and I have this error No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. Busybox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu ...
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No effect after editing grub.cfg & updating it

I've reached a dead end in this matter & I was wondering if someone out there could help me out. I located the grub file located in etc/default and edited it following reliable instructions. ...
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Install without installing boot loader

I'm trying to install ubuntu 10.10 without installing any linux boot loader (grub, lilo etc). I remember prior 10.10, there's an option for disabling install boot loader. I couldn't find this option ...
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laptop cannot boot without external drive after installing GRUB there

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on an external drive, Grub too. Now I cannot boot my laptop without that external device. Could there be a way to choose between Windows 7 bootloader and grub at the same ...
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Windows 7 doesn't boot after Ubuntu install

I had windows 7 installed on my pc, then I installed Ubuntu 10.10/ During the installation process I have chosen to manually set my partitions: I set a 10GB drive for ubuntu root 1GB drive for swap ...
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Minimal BASH-like line editing boot error

I've tried a few links already and many of them have me do numerous commands and every command seems to return "unknown command" This is freaking me out since I need to get files off of here and I ...
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How do I make Windows 7 the default OS instead of ubuntu?

I was following this guide: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/set-windows-as-default-os-when-dual-booting-ubuntu/ in order to make windows the default os when I boot the computer but the problem ...
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Removing Fedora 13 and installing ubuntu 10.10

I have used 10.04 for a while using the wubi installation with Windows XP. I then uninstalled it and gave Fedora 13 a try (on its own partitions). Now I would like to completely get rid of Fedora ...
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Burg Compatibility

Is burg compatible with Ubuntu 10.10? And if yes, are there any kind of errors that will appear if install it improperly?