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Choosing which hard drive to boot from [on hold]

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
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Computer is totally useless now

Okay, I tried turning on my other computer this morning, And got the following error message. Error no such device edddc179-e42e-4666-8ff3-00566a57908a Entering rescue node grub rescue > - is ...
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Installing ubuntu on new hard drive

I just got a new motherboard to get my old PC up and running. For some reason I cannot get any usb drives or cd/dvds to boot, however I do have an older hard drive with ubuntu already on it and it ...
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Make a disk sleep permanently

On my computer I have 3 hard disks with 3 different OSes, but one of those disks it's a little bit old and I want to make it sleep always, because it consumes power and makes noise, but I'm not even ...
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Booting error: “hd0 out of disk”

My computer has this issue where every once in a while, instead of loading GRUB and sending me to the OS menu, it just spaces out for a couple of seconds, sending me to the grub rescue prompt with the ...
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Full Hard Drive now Black Boot

I had an issue on a 1.5tb hard drive that I needed to run file recovery on. I attached it to my Ubuntu system that has a 1TB hard drive. I ran the recovery (undelete) and it quickly filled up the ...
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Why won't my previous HDD mount in 12.04?

So after closing the lid one morning and heading out, I come back to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm booted to the grub menu, being asked to choose which kernel I would like to load. I choose ...
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Remove Ubuntu 12.04.4 from secondary drive

I am a novice and need help to solve the following. My computer. Intel i5-4440 processor, Intel DB85FL motherboard, Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-6 , 500 GB, primary disk with Ubuntu 13.10,64bit, ...
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cannot mount a hard drive

I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I ...
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Data Recovery Problem

I'm new at Linux, so I promise no matter how simple the answer is, it will all be news to me. I've found a lot of questions online similar to mine, but I'm not having much luck with results. This ...
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My external hard drive Ubuntu won't appear

Alrighty alrighty. I've been using the big M operating system quite a lot, but since two months, my internal hard drive died. Of course I'd like to change it, but I have other priorities. For the ...
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Errors during boot up of ubuntu 12.04 (related to swap, intallation)

I'm using ubuntu installed on usb external hard disk.. During installation, i had to allocate drive for /boot and /swap... I couldn't create a partition within my external hard drive itself... So I ...
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Remove grub from blank hdd [duplicate]

I was getting rid of linux on a spare hdd i have laying around and i asked a friend to remove it and he messed up and formatted the entirething without getting rid of grub. The drive isnt showing up ...
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34 views

I want to boot Ubuntu from a old PC internal HDD with USB adapter

i have an HDD with Ubuntu from my old, broke notebook, i have a HDD2USB adapter and i need to boot it from this external HDD. If i take of the Win8 HDD and place the ubuntu's one, all work's fine, ...
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My External Hard drive was not properly removed and now will not mount

I recently bought a computer for my Wife, windows (her choice not mine). Before we paid, I asked the salesman to check whether my hard drive would work with windows 7 (as sometimes windows can be ...
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1answer
33 views

Hardrive is full with 0 space left can't access admin account

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and after all the packages are installed and the system restarted when I log into the admin account I cannot see anything save for a black screen, when I log out and ...
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Ubuntu boots into terminal mode with read-only access to hard drive?

Ubuntu crashed randomly and had to hard reset the system, now when I boot my machine I get an error has occurred while mounting media/Disk_2 (Disk 2 is a secondary hard disk) I am faced with either ...
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Dual HDD, Win7 & Ubuntu

I have a pc that has Windows 7 on it, and a hard drive that I recently installed and put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on. The problem I encounter is that grub does not load Windows 7, and gives me an error when ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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how to boot ubuntu from another disk

My senario is: I have a desktop computer with two disk. One of disk is SSD and other is HDD. I install Windows 8 on SSD and I use HDD for data. Then I want to install ubuntu 13.10 on HDD with ...
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Can't view files on Windows 8 partition

I seem to be having a problem with Windows 8 on my desktop PC (not able to boot), so I created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu to see if I can use it to access my hard disk and hopefully recover at ...
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How to perform standard disk check on Ubuntu server

Yesterday my server froze because of an application error. I performed hard reset using my hoster's panel. After that, the server booted pretty quickly so I though the disk check was not performed. I ...
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Can I partition my Ubuntu drive to also install bootable OS X? [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10 running on a 500GB HDD with 4GB RAM and I was wondering if I could partition the hard drive to also download OS X (Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion) and then upon booting up ...
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57 views

problems mounting ntfs drive on boot also blkid does not work

I have two hard drives, an 80gb HDD that contains my ubuntu installation, and a second 1TB HDD that contains all my personal data on it. When starting the computer up I consistently get an error ...
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Loaded Ubuntu 13.10 off external HDD, stuck on grub 2.00-19ubuntu2.1

I have an HP with Windows 8.1 and I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 on to a 1tb WD My Passport Ultra and tried booting from it. Now my laptop is stuck on grub 2.00-19ubuntu2.1 and I cannot access anything ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and the Ubuntu is installed on the HDD I got no errors after the installation and when I start up the computer it goes directly to windows 7 I'm assuming that ...
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1answer
50 views

How to purge another OS and install Ubuntu safely?

I've been testing out different linux os's and was beforedhand on fedora. A few weeks back, when booting up fedora, my computer crashed. When i tried to boot it back up, it would freeze at the BIOS ...
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1answer
54 views

Going from Ubuntu to Windows

I'm trying to install windows on a computer that before had Ubuntu 13.10. I tried to install windows with a usb. I ended up having to delete my partitions because (ubunutu partition were in the wrong ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't boot : exception Emask 0x0 SAct

Recently, my Ubuntu doesn't start after a bad shutdown because of my laptop power was empty. I can see the GRUB and when I select Ubuntu.. I get approximatively this errors: exception Emask 0x0 ...
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108 views

Ubuntu (only) Installed: Cannot boot to reinstall

I am a first time Ubuntu user. In my computer Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was installed on a clean box, all hardware is brand new. Intel 64bit, SSD. NO Windows installed. After a few hours using Ubuntu, ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 13.xx without USB, CD, DVD or Net? (hard drive only)

I have an older i386 Sony Vaio desktop PC where the BIOS only allows boot from floppy, CD or very specific USB device types, none of which seem to recognize USB flash drives for some reason. Floppy is ...
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How to turn off a HDD at startup

Last week I bought a thinkpad T430 with a 500GB HDD and added a 128GB SSD to it. Then I installed Ubuntu on the SSD and I'm using it, while there is a Windows8 pre-installed on the HDD and I never ...
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138 views

mount -a works, but boot hangs on mount

I have a 3 TB internal HDD (/dev/sdc) which I have formatted as NTFS and which is automatically loaded from this /etc/fstab file (note, this is an Ubuntu 13.10 OS, not a raspberry pi): ...
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“Read Error” on boot

So my computer froze while it was in powersave mode, and I could not reboot it with REISUB, or access it over the network, forcing me to hard reboot. When I rebooted, I was greeted with the message ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't reboot with additional hard drive attached

I have a fresh Dual Boot system (UEFI, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04). Ubuntu boots fine (from a SSD on SATA Port 3). However, once I connect a hard disk (to SATA Port 1), Ubuntu will boot only once ...
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Problem while installing Ubuntu after BIOS update

I've used Ubuntu 12.04 till January 2013 side by side with Windows 8, then my HDD got burnt. I had to buy a new HDD. Before installing new HDD my technician updated my BIOS. After that I cannot ...
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Can I use the same external boot disk to use Ubuntu on 2 different computers?

I have yesterday Ubuntu installed in my notebook, i was on windows when i installed this from a ubuntu cd image into my external HDD. So i got the disc with me in my work office, and I would like just ...
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broken HDD with /var /tmp inside.

My 2TB hard disk is broken. /var, /tmp and swap partition were in this drive. I can start ubuntu but only in text mode and wih limits. How can I create /var and /tmp inside / partition? Now ...
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471 views

How to boot OS after changing hard drive SATA ports?

I have a windows 7 machine with its primary hard drive on SATA 0 port (sda). I installed a new hard drive on SATA 1 port and then installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto this new drive only (my preferred dual ...
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serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /MEDIA2

serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /MEDIA2 im getting this error a lot when booting into my minimal ubuntu xbmc install (ubuntu 13.04) if i drop into to the recovery console ...
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Windows 7 Computer won't boot after Ubuntu dualboot installation

I have a Windows 7 32-bit laptop on which I installed Ubuntu alongside Win7. At first the problem was that it would boot directly into Windows without a boot menu as if Ubuntu didn't exist. I ...
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157 views

Why does Ubuntu not lock ATA-Password protected disc on reboot?

I am on a Acer Timeline X 4830TG Laptop. Currently using Ubuntu 13.04. I do use 2 HDDs instead of the DVD-ROM drive. I can set ATA passwords within bios for both drives (which I have done). If I ...
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Hard Disk Curruption when away from home

Using Ubuntu 13.04 on a standard HD in my Lappy. I had previously had a SSD but it corrupted 1 week before failing totally after battery ran flat. I've had suspicions that my M/B caused this failure ...
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sharing external hard drive at bootup

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and I have spent some time setting up an external hard drive on my Ubuntu computer to be shared across the network so it can be accessed and used from any computer using the ...
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1answer
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Is there an fsck command for checking the entire HDD?

This is probably a duplicate, but then please just link the post that answer my question. Fsck seems to check partitions and file system, but is there a way to use a live CD, unmount (well, I guess ...
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Migrating LVM installation to new drive - how to create boot partition?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a single 1TB HDD under LVM2. The disk contains a separate boot partition with everything else under the LVM. I'd like to move everything to a larger drive and remove ...
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542 views

hdd sector error, Rebooted and can't boot again (Ubuntu-based Linuxmint)

I rebooted my computer and then was unable to get it to start back up. It now drops to busybox after an hour of waiting on the boot process. I booted into a ubuntu12.04.3 liveCD and tried to mount the ...
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1answer
88 views

Can't boot windows partition

What I have? 500gb harddrive - 500gb for Windows 1000gb harddrive - 500gb for Ubuntu - 500gb for Extra Storage Problem Description I am unable to boot my computer except by USB at the moment. So I ...
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Filesystem mounted PARTIALLY as read-only

Alright, so a power outage occurred while my computer running Xubuntu 13.04 was on. Has happened before, just restart and make sure nothing broke. Well, it has been a long and arduous journey, and I ...
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2answers
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GRUB (or rather BURG) takes 30 seconds to load

I installed a new drive today in my old computer. I'm running Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using BURG as my bootloader. On my old drive grub/burg would load up instantly. However, now that I've replaced ...