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How do I choose the OS to boot?

I had windows 7 on my hard drive, then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot (I have several partitions and ubuntu is working fine). But I don't know how to switch between the two in boot time. I read ...
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My ntfs partition appear so many

My Windows 8 is missing in grub after installing a new linux distro (elemetary os), I already have Ubuntu. I booted into liveUSB and ran boot-repair and was Grub fixed, but when I boot into Ubuntu ...
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no boot device found error

I have both Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. Dual boot used to work fine, but recently I have been getting this weird error no boot device found. I tried boot repair using USB live Ubuntu, but it ...
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1answer
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GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows

I tried to repaid grub via Boot-Repaid and these are the results: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7894957/ Currently I have two Ubuntus listed (but they boot into the same system) and the Windows ...
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3answers
74 views

Ubuntu 14.04 installer does not detect Windows on drive, missing “Install alongside” option [duplicate]

Firstly some information about my computer. I just have a C: drive and a D: drive. My C: drive just has a bunch of programs and my D: drive has all my work. I am running windows 7 and I'm trying to ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting after once I boot into windows

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dell inspiron n5010. Dual boot is working fine. I tried to get boot options for Windows 7 and Ubuntu and I am able to boot into both OS. But there is one ...
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can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 7 with USB boot method [on hold]

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
21 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: ...
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21 views

Create virtual USB Drive from Partition to run Live CD

I'm trying to install android_x86 on a separate partition that was created before installing 14.04. Just for testing experimental reasons, I created a 32gig partition to use as a virtual usb per to ...
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1answer
14 views

I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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57 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
33 views

How to prevent Ubuntu from overwriting grub bootloader after update?

Is there any way I can stop Ubuntu from overwriting bootloader? It happens after updating (I suppose) system's kernel. I want to stay with my other linux distro bootloader without having to change ...
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49 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 ...
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30 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 ...
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2answers
86 views

14.04 does not boot after otherwise successful dual boot with windows 8.1

Have ASUS X551M Notebook PC. Boots Windows 8.1 Want to dual boot Ubuntu. Need clarification on Bios setup. What does "BIOS" add boot option really want when it says it wants a format of ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Can I replace elementary OS with Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS in Local disk(C:) and elementary OS (Ubuntu-based OS) as my secondary on some other partition. So I'm dual booting Windows & elementary. I want to remove ...
1
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1

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, ...
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40 views

I have dual boot 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS, how do i remove 12.04 lts?

I had 12.04 LTS and did a dual boot with 14.04 LTS in case something went wrong with upgrading. It seems to be working fine with either version, so to remove 12.04 leaving just 14.04 LTS should I ...
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0answers
11 views

How to add the entry for Windows 8 to grub [duplicate]

Thanks for your time. I have ubuntu 12.04, and reinstalled windows 8 for a few exclusive programs that work with products I have bought. I reinstalled grub-efi on my UEFI system. Everything works ...
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28 views

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

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 ...
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3answers
82 views

Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Issues

I know tons of people have issues dual booting Linux with Windows 8 machines because of all the UEFI garbage. In fact, I had a similar issue last year. After installing Windows 8 next to Ubuntu, I ...
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2answers
91 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 ...
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0answers
44 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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
21 views

I can't boot into windows: error: unknown command 'drivemap'; invalid EFI file path [duplicate]

I had Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu and all worked well. After a problem with my video configs I decided to unistall Ubuntu and I made a fatal mistake: deleted the Linux partition. After that I ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Boot into windows using grub1.99-21ubuntu3.14

I had a working grub menu list, till I activated express ssd on my ultrabook with both windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 Now i get a screen showing the minimal CLI mode which Im clueless about. Did try ...
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0answers
33 views

Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot won't work [duplicate]

At first, Ubuntu ran fine for me after finally configuring my options to on my Windows 8 to run on non-EFI settings. However Windows would not boot. I used the boot-repair utility in hopes of fixing ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Partition Scheme confusion

In this guide1, I'm following the Basic Partition scheme, it says: """ Primary Partition - 1Gb (1024Mb) of Free Space - bootstrap files, boot loaders and stuff you'll may need to run multiple ...
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0answers
27 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. ...
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restore partition table after error

Today while my pc make some system updates, electricity in my house goes down and my pc shoutted down. When i restart it, i wasn't able to log in: Grub does not find any partition, so i couldn't ...
0
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1answer
42 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 ...
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27 views

Ubuntu 14.04 fails to live boot

Back story, skip I recently had a problem where my Windows 7 somehow shut down mid update. I almost never shut down my PC and Windows decided to update itself. Windows 7 was completely dead with no ...
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1answer
64 views

Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 issue

I have installed window 8.1 after cleaning my hard disk..and then installed ubuntu 14.04 with the help of ubuntu forum directions.. But after installing both, window 8.1 sometimes start and sometimes ...
0
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2answers
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How do I install Ubuntu Studio to its own hard drive on a UEFI system?

I have tried this many times over but I can't seem to get this to work for my situation. Basically, I used to work with Linux but now I just use it to edit videos and photos in Ubuntu Studio. ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Black Screen with X cursor on boot up

I've just started using ubuntu as my main daily driver and have almost worked our the kinks. There's one that is persistent though - I cannot boot using normal methods. I get booted into a black ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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0answers
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
0
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0answers
54 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
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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 ...
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27 views

Trouble starting dualboot with grub 2:02 (Windows 7 over Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I have a problem in grub to start. I installed ubuntu 14:04 LTS shortly after installing Windows 7 on the HD partitions due. When I restarted the machine appeared the following message ... Minimal ...
1
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1answer
58 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 ...
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59 views

Win7 /Ubuntu 14.04 on 1 drive; Win XP on 1 drive — Boots into XP

I'm so close to finally having Ubuntu up and running. The first time, I let boot-repair do its thing automatically http://paste.ubuntu.com/7804480/ then couldn't boot into anything. I had a fiddle ...
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No boot option after installing Ubuntu

I just got a new ASUS laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. When I installed Ubuntu, everything went smoothly but when I restarted it, it booted into Windows. I checked the boot options in the UEFI BIOS ...
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2answers
107 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Windows 8.1 Grub Crashes Install

I've been trying for days to get Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted on my Windows 8 preinstalled laptop with UEFI. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537. I followed a tutorial that had me disable fast start ...
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0answers
16 views

I get `error: unknow filesystem` on boot [duplicate]

I removed my Ubuntu partition, now when my laptop boots it just shows: error: unknown filesystem. I tried booting with a live CD, but I still get: grub rescue> error.
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353 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
vote
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 ...
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2answers
60 views

Dual-Boot: Win7 partition loads without error, but display doesn't work

I am having a strange dual-boot issue that I haven't been able to find an answer for anywhere. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 box, which I have created a secondary partition on for Win7. My setup process: ...
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1answer
41 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 ...
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0answers
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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 ...