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can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 7 with USB boot method

Actually I want to install ubuntu new version OS alongside with my windows 7 Operating System.So I tried to install Ubuntu OS with the help of watching online videos.When I am trying to follow one ...
0
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1answer
14 views

How to make a portable Kubuntu on external drive (GPT) on UEFI computer?

The problem: after installation Kubuntu on external SSD (Transcend ESD400 512Gb) on UEFI computer I can't use it on another one. I made some attempts but all of them were unsuccessful. My computer: ...
0
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0answers
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Grub doesn't boot after kernel upgrade

I upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 LTS via terminal and now grub doesn't find any kernel. I tried to look inside the /boot folder via grub terminal, but on my primary hard disk the folder seems to be empty. ...
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How to install on and boot from external SSD on UEFI?

I need an external SSD with Kubuntu to boot on different computers. So I created LiveCD, booted from it, plugged external SSD. With the help of GParted I converted the SSD to GPT and created ...
0
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2answers
47 views

HI,I ran into a booting problem

So I wanted to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I followed this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7gWIkAY7s The problem I got was, after I restarted pc when prompted by Ubuntu installer. I ...
1
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2answers
28 views

How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
0
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0answers
17 views

How do I get grub to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
2
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0answers
43 views

Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
1
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19 views

Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
0
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0answers
16 views

How to make sure, that grub always starts the default entry after a timeout? [duplicate]

When booting the Ubuntu system went wrong and the user is forced to cut off power, there is a feature, that disables automatic selection of grub menu upon next boot. Normally this is a nice feature ...
0
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0answers
13 views

how to make partitions on ubuntu 12.04 while installing it

I have HP probook 445 g1 with factory installed ubuntu 12.04. I don't know how my pc didn't boot one day. So I planned to reinstall ubuntu 12.04. But unknowingly I installed 12.04.4 while I wanted to ...
0
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0answers
22 views

deleted swap partition, WINDOWS doesn't work

Today i wanted to un install Kali, but i started from deleting swap partitions one 7.8gb and one 8.9gb (i did this in windows) I turned off the computer and to my surprise grub recovery came up. i ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Grub badly confused; jumps between drives during boot

I've spent about two weeks now trying to get a box that was running 10.04 to run 14.04. One of the ongoing problems that has been absolutely maddening is that GRUB has been acting really strangely. ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Triple boot with Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 [on hold]

I have dualboot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But I want add Linux Mint 17. I have downloaded Linux Mint 17 .iso file, burned it on DVD and runned it for testing. But ...
0
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1answer
32 views

NUC DN2820FYKH ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

I have updated my BIOS to the latest version yesterday and since then the machine can't find bootable drive. I can boot using EFI console, but it doesn't play ball otherwise! I tried boot-repair but ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Error: ELF header smaller than expected [duplicate]

I had a power cut in the house and when I turned on my notebook again this error came up. How can I fix it? I searched already but nothing has helped (I'm probably doing something wrong). I looked ...
0
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2answers
88 views

Install Ubuntu but still boot into Windows 7 (No GRUB screen)

EDIT: Nothing was required my end, I have picked the best answer (Which I was going to do anyway) Thanks for the suggestions First of all I want to boot Windows only, I'm not having a duel-boot ...
1
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1answer
38 views

Ubuntu with system on mdadm, broken grub, won't boot

My old disc started failing so I decided to change it. While moving data to a new disk, seeing how big it is, I though it would be a good decision to split the disk and add some insurance with RAID1 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Can't boot without another HDD [duplicate]

I've two problems: I took my old HDD and put it in a hard-drive enclosure. Then I connected this to an notebook which is running on Windows Vista. I also connected a USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 with ...
0
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2answers
39 views

Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
1
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1answer
17 views

Blank screen trying to boot from CD for install

I am pretty convinced as to why LINUX flavors will never be mainstream for general consumers. It is because of problems like I am encountering. I download and the installer ISO and made the CD to ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Grub rescue no such device error

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. And I'm running into a Grub rescue no such device error. I have an older desktop with two hard drives: 60GB and 500GB (resp. sda and sdb). I think they're PATA. I can't ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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0answers
56 views

Can't boot Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had a few problems with Ubuntu 12, so i installed Ubuntu 14.04. I had a problems with booting (Ubunut didn't start). I repaired Ubuntu boot with boot-repeair, but i think i destroy Windnows 8.1 ...
0
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1answer
13 views

Plop boot menu in ubuntu

I have an old sony laptop that doesn't support booting from USB and its CD ROM drive is broken. Previously I was able to boot from USB through plop boot manager, but recently I deleted partitions and ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Auto boot Linux. Hide boot menu with Grub 2

I've read the forum but it seems my grub boot menu doesn't follow the form of the config file. I would like the menu to not appear unless shift is pressed. My current /etc/default/grub is: ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
0
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1answer
21 views

Help booting from disk

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer, but I would like to get Windows back onto it. The only problem is that I can't boot from any CD/USB/SD, all I get is the GRUB boot menu, ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

unable to boot 12.04

I have my hp probook 445 g1 ubuntu installed factory state. I was running out of boot space on my PC so I installed ubuntu-tweak to clean it.But it didn't worked. After that an error symbol is placed ...
0
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3answers
82 views

Booting ubuntu iso file from grub menu

I follow Grub2 ISO boot guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot here is my menu for iso booting menuentry "Ubuntu 14.04 Live" { set isofile="/lilw/os/ubuntu.iso" loopback ...
0
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1answer
40 views

how do I boot ubuntu on an hp envy m6 with windows 8 originally?

I'm installing ubuntu on someones computer after repairing it as they asked, but I did not expect to need a password and boot into windows to be able to boot ubuntu. How do i configure it and get it ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Replacing os, boot loader not showing

I know many have asked this before but their problem is either: it directly boot to windows or does not boot at all. But my problem is slightly different and fixing this might also be different or ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

UEFI install (14.04) boots to GRUB command prompt, no GUI [migrated]

I just installed zorin 9 core (14.04) on my Hard-Disk in UEFI mode. But, when I boot, all that comes up is a GRUB2 command line. I've searched for solution and came up with this command configfile ...
0
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0answers
43 views

Unable to repair GRUB with Boot Repair

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, which came with Win 8.1 preinstalled, with UEFI of course. So, I disabled secure boot and I installed without much interruption, but I realized that I could only boot ...
0
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0answers
51 views

Dual Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8 Issues NO ANSWER ANYWHERE [duplicate]

I'm having so many issues installing booting Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that I installed Windows 8.1 on first. I created a bootable USB drive, went through the Ubuntu installation setup, and then when ...
1
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1answer
56 views

How to set up GRUB2 password in an easy way?

I need to setup password for GRUB2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64. The setup I am trying to reach is to have [e]dit and [c]onsole options protected by password, but booting of operating system entries ...
1
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0answers
12 views

Grub2 cannot see my new external USB hard drive, but sees an older one

I am trying to boot Ubuntu-studio (current version) from a new Seagate 2TB expansion USB drive on an old system (PC) whose BIOS doesn't know how to boot from USB. No problems with either the install ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

ubuntu will not boot from hard drive after installation

I made a live DVD with Ubuntu 14.04 for a new Toshiba laptop, Satellite C55-B5200. First I found that ubuntu booted easily, though slowly, from DVD. Then I selected installation from the grub menu ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

Grub2 on LVM: How can I switch between alternate root LVs?

I have a working setup of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise) installed on a LVM Volume (/dev/vg0/root). /boot is on the same LV, and Grub2 boots nicely from it using its own raid/lvm/xfs modules. Great ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

ubuntu 14.04 boot from san

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on iscsi target and after reboot i get grub rescue prombt after error Boot sector id not valid error: no such device : c098787-4839-34bh-3d4f-b3eef9i3j9f any advice ?
0
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1answer
86 views

Gave up waiting for root device 14.04

There are a lot of answers and tutorials how to fix this but I was not able to apply any of the solutions in my case. Here is my situation: I have perfectly working Ubuntu 12.04 I have installed ...
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votes
0answers
55 views

dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist

I have been using 12.04 for 6 months but i am quite new at linux. I have been getting "dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist !! Dropping a bombshell" error while booting for linux. I tried a few ...
15
votes
1answer
349 views

boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures

When I start my laptop, it takes as much as 7 tries to get past the place where the swap gets mounted; if anyone is looking over my shoulder then it becomes 15 tries! My laptop is a lenovo W520 with ...
1
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1answer
29 views

can't boot into ubuntu please help my files are all gone [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 based Sony Vaio laptop. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside windows, now I can't login into Ubuntu anymore. The boot menu directly boots into Windows 8 and ...
1
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0answers
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iPlymouth Broke GRUB

I followed the steps in this thread: What happens if I disable and unistall Plymouth? Now GRUB is broken. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.4 without a GUI and when my server boots now, I get a screen showing ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Dual boot Ubuntu - mounting problem

After I decided to enlarge Ubuntu's partition my GRUB2 failed to start. I managed to recover grub but when I chose to boot Ubuntu this came out: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such ...
-1
votes
1answer
47 views

Dual-Boot issue (and much more…)

I downloaded today and installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 something,and i installed it via Live CD. All went well, I created a partition of 150GB and another one of 508MB (the latter for the ...
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0answers
24 views

how can i access to windows 8.1 safe mode page in ubuntu boot

I installed windows 8.1 before, and lately i have been installed ubuntu 14 too, and my boot menu were changed to ubuntu mode. Today my windows 8.1 get registry error and not coming up. i tried to ...
1
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3answers
48 views

Format hard drives w/o live CD

Someone gave me their laptop, and it has Ububtu on it. I have to reformat the hard dive. How can I do this without the Ubuntu disks?