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Grub rescue: No such partition [duplicate]

seems like I lost my boot loader while running a windows 7 recovery. I had got my windows 7 crashed several months ago, and today I ran a recovery, which showed something like "error:366. try ...
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Dead ASUS laptop - Can I boot Windows from within Ubuntu terminal?

I have an ASUS laptop (model u56e, windows 7 64-bit) that is baffling me right now. I was recently on a trip, laptop working fine, though partitioned SATA HDD a bit overloaded with vacay pics. On way ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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creating a bootable USB stick on Mac OS

So, I'm really excited to get my hands on my first Linux system. I did all the steps required for downloading Ubuntu, until the step with creating a bootable USB stick, wher eI have a problem. I ...
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Installation not giving option to install along side Windows 8?

I'm trying to install (from DVD) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my desktop computer along side Windows 8.1. I am never given the option to do so. I never get this screen:
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Export Drivers from Windows 7 Before Dual Booting Ubuntu [closed]

I currently have a HP Pavilion dv7 6163US and I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. But its a little more complicated, I previously wiped everything on my SSD, set up the partitions ...
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install Window 7 after Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Can I install Window7 on an existing Ubuntu 14 laptop by shrinking the Ubuntu 14 partition, installing Windows 7 into the created freespace, and running Boot Repair to get the Grub boot menu with both ...
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Cleaning Up Boot Details?? Dual Boot (UEFI) : Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

Well, I don't know from where to begin with... I've a DELL Laptop(x64 Based Processor) with Windows 8 Pre-installed! I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my system.(i don't know if it suports UEFI or ...
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Sony SVF14A16CLB Ubuntu Compatibility [duplicate]

Has anybody installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Vaio Fit 14? I recently bought a Sony Vaio Fit 14 (SVF14A16CLB - Intel Core i5 3337U, Intel HD 4000) and it came with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Windows 8.1 Update 1 Dual Boot

I downloaded the ubuntu 14.04 iso image file, I need to install it in a partition giving it at least 40GB (My HD is 1TB). Since I've never formatted this computer, it is subdivided in 6 partitions: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 restarts computer after running GUI

First I installed 13.04 and everything was working properly. But then after upgrading to 14.04 it won't start. Sure, it's booting. I see grub2 menu. Ubuntu loading screen appears. Then GUI shows and ...
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From Ubuntu, Change Default Boot OS -Dual Boot

I have a Dual boot system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu). Currently the default OS on startup is Ubuntu. I want to change the Default Boot OS from Ubuntu to Windows (Ubuntu-> Windows) i.e. on Startup Windows ...
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Boot problems with Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

I have Windows XP on my C drive and Windows 7 on D drive. I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 over Windows 7 on D. It gives me my old boot screen of either Windows XP or Windows 7, and it will not boot to Ubuntu.
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Dual boot or virtual box SSD

I'm using my laptop primairily for school and webbrowsing (including several musicplayers and videoplayers) but I want to use dual boot/virtualbox for improved compatability (ms office extensions, ...
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Ubuntu installation overwrote my windows [duplicate]

While I was installing Ubuntu, it installed the OS on the entire 1TB hard drive. I had about 800gb of data and it seems I can't access it anymore. The entire hard drive is now occupied with Ubuntu. Is ...
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Plop Linux Returns to GRUB2 instead of loading

I've recently posted something about this, but I have no idea how to remove it as I am new to stack exchange and haven't learned everything yet. So, basically when I try to load Plop Bootmanager, the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't show options to dual-boot with windows 7

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit to my Acer am3400 and dual-boot with windows 7. My hard drive already has four partitions: two small ones, the windows 7 and an empty D partition, about the ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 on UEFI

I just built a new computer last week, and this weekend I got around to attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it besides Windows 7. This is my first experience really using UEFI, so I was a little ...
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What Ubuntu should I use for headless operation?

I am working on an application that needs to start as soon as the computer powers on but I also need a full Ubuntu distribution for application development and maintenance. The custom X86 computer ...
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passphrase failed for encrypted disk after GRUB menu

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Kubuntu 13.10 on two separate physical disks (SSD). I have two partitions for Ubuntu: an unencrypted "/boot" and an encrypted "/". Everything was working ...
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Recovery Partition in Windows 8 hogging space

Ok, I am trying Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu briefly when I had Win7 but that was many many years ago, and went by a lot easier. The issue I'm having is that Windows 8.1 has a ...
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PLoP Bootmanager not loading from GRUB, Attemped dual-boot with Windows 7

so I recently tried to get PLoP Bootmanager working on an HP Pavilion 2000 Series, I had to tweak the settings to make it load though, however, when I try to load it, I get something about "zram does ...
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GRUB Bootloader Suddenly Lags by 2 Minutes - Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual-Boot

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium system. Here are the basic hardware facts for my build: 1) Processor: AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 4 2) 64-bit OS; ...
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Grub Customizer Theme Error - Can't Find “theme.txt”

What I've Done: Fresh Install of Ubuntu 14.04 Installed BURG on all 4 of my hard drives (plus hd0) Seems to work fine Install GRUB Customizer and run as root in BURG Mode Then I get this error: ...
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Problem cause when install/try ubuntu from USB; got squashfs errors on Dell Inspiron 11

It looks like Squashfs errors were prevalent in the past but I haven't seen much recently. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I turned off fastboot, secure boot, still ...
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PC won't start. Partition error

I installed ubuntu, but due to some unfortunate problems the installation got interupted, now my lap is not opening. It wont load Windows and shows this message, Error: no such partition Grub ...
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Problems recovering Ubuntu OR Reinstalling Ubuntu alongside Win8

I am trying to get linux back running on my laptop that has Win8. It used to run before I upgraded to Win8.1 but now, whenever I choose Linux in the boot menu it just returns some messages saying ...
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64 Bit download or Mac (AMD) download for HP Win 7 laptop AMD 8 quad core processor? Thanks!

I am a bit confused. I have a two year old HP dv7 Pavilion Laptop running Windows 7 home premium on a 720 GB hard drive with 77 GB free. The laptop runs an AMD A8 quad core processor. Which ...
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Grub update can't detect hybernating Windows partition

I've kinda wound myself into some weird paradox. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on two different HDs. Both are 64 bit. I just recently deleted and reinstalled Ubuntu, but update-grub ...
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Windows 7 en dual boot with Ubuntu i havent' the menu

i have installed ubuntu 12 and i have this: i have installed windows 7 and i have this then i lost ubuntu i have done like in this video youtube.com/watch?v=sxZRjjPjic8 so i get ubuntu and ...
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How to install Windows 7 in a PC running Ubuntu 14?

I moved to Ubuntu 14 and love everything about it, that is of course until I recently got a job. It has a strict Windows 7 eco system. they do everything there and I personally am saddened but I need ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 - Lost ability to boot from USB

Good Morning, I recently set up my Asus Windows 8.1 laptop to be a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04. I have successfully created a dual boot system using Grub2 as my bootloader. The problem is ...
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Dual boot Win 8 / Ubuntu loads only Win

my computer is a Sony Vaio Notebook. I used Ubuntu and Win 8 with dualboot but windows somehow managed to remove the choosing of the OS at startup. I think the bios is EFI and secureboot was disabled ...
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Windows 8.1 partitions not detected while installing ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 8.1 installed on my HP Pavillion m6 with three disk drives of 100gb,300gb and 200gb. There is an unallocated space of 100gb i have seperated for linux installation. When I try ...
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Problem installing ubuntu over Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a hp laptop and pre installed windows 8 . I download an iso of ubuntu 14.04 lts. When i installed it using wobi, it reboot, install and again reboot and it shows two option for boot 1 windows ...
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Failed to load GRUB

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 using separate partitions with windows 8 already installed, grub didn't load so I used "Boot Repair" and did "Recommended Repair". Now while booting I get "FAILED TO LOAD ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8

I have a pre-installed windows 7/8 then I want to install ubntu alongside that and when I try to install I have not Install ubuntu alongside windows 7/8 option in installation (it's missing). How can ...
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How to restore windows 7 after installing ubuntu using windows factory reset disk

I wanted to have a feel of ubuntu so I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on windows 7 using a USB stick to boot. But I made a horrifying mistake of not installing ubuntu on a separate partiton. This resulted ...
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Built my own computer and I have two OS's on one HDD… And can't access the original

On my computer I had originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS . By purchasing a secondary hard drive to quarantine Ubuntu from Windows so it wouldn't affect my 1.82TiB Main HDD. I have ...
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boot-repair appears to work, GRUB does not appear

So I am a completely new to linux, bear with me here. I made a partition and installed ubuntu 14.04. I did not disable secure boot when I had installed ubuntu, though I have disabled it now. At ...
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No PARTITIONs found while installing, dual-boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04

SOLVED: See OP's Answer below I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I have a laptop that has been through various dual-boot configs. At one point, I was only running Linux Mint. ...
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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No root account, can't boot into recovery [closed]

I recently dug an old Dell Inspiron 530S thin client out of a storage room, in hopes of getting it up and running to use at my desk. However I found that XP had screwed up and there were several ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 without partitioning

My disk partitions are as follow: c:6.88/49.1GB d:159/270GB e:239/292GB f:164/319GB Windows 8 is running from c: The problem is that windows doesn't allow me to partition my disk ...
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How to fix “/tmp is not ready or not present” after dual boot?

How can I fix "/tmp is not ready or not present" on Ubuntu 14.04?
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how can i install ubuntu 14.4 LTS from windows 7 using windows installer?

when i tried to install ubuntu from bootable USB it couldn't recognize my installed windows 7 so it showed me like i have to erase my whole drive and then ubuntu can be installed. please help me with ...
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Too many Partitions on drive, can't dual boot ubuntu alongside win8 on Thinkpad [closed]

I have a Thinkpad S431 with Windows 8. It has a 128gb SSD, and My partitions are WINRE_DRV, Windows8_OS, Lenovo_Recovery, 7gb Hibernation Partition. I also have allocated 20gb for Ubuntu. When I ...
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Toshiba Satellite P55-A: Cant boot from usb [duplicate]

For a few days now I have been trying to install Ubuntu (also tried Fedora, BackTrack, and Kali) onto an 8GB usb drive. The install always seems to go off without a hitch. Ive used unetbootin, ...
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Installing Lubuntu 14.04 in UEFI

I have an Asus N56VZ. In the BIOS, UEFI is enabled. I am trying to dual boot Lubuntu 14.04 with preinstalled 64 bit Windows 7. I booted from a live-USB and there were two options, a normal USB boot ...
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How to install Windows 8 Pro after installing ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my Lenovo G505s Laptop and now I also want to install Windows 8 Pro. I have already done an ntfs partition through gParted Partion Editor in ubuntu. This is the same ...