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How to move GRUB from the MBR to another partition?

So, I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. My current set-up is dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu, what I want to do is move the GRUB from the MBR to another partition so I can encrypt the Windows 10 partition ...
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Switch Grub bootloader partition

I've installed Xubuntu 16.04 as a dual boot to test something. As i restarted the PC i had the options of the bootloader from Xubuntu but i want to keep the options from my mint system. I remember ...
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Grub 2 install error: grub-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/modinfo.sh doesn't exist.

I am trying to install grub2 from a live CD of lubuntu 16.04, I am following this tutorial, after I mounted the /dev/sda1 in the mnt folder using this commands sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt sudo mount /...
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How can I make GRUB legacy (v. 0.97) find the BIOS drive for my Ubuntu 14.04 partition?

I am trying to downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB legacy (version 0.97) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS so that I can chainload from GRUB to VeraCrypt (which I am using to encrypt my Windows 7 partition). After ...
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Problems installing Windows 10 after Ubuntu

I know that the recommended way of dual-booting is Windows first, Ubuntu second but when I purchased my computer, I got fed up with Windows' crap way faster than I expected so I impulsively clean ...
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Removal of libpam.so* in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit). Today I was trying to install IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows on my Ubuntu. The pre-install check raised an error: DBT3514W The ...
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Unable to install Kubuntu 16.04 because one of the existing partitions is mounted at /cdrom

I've been trying to install Kubuntu 16.04 for a couple of days now, but couldn't make any progress. I've done my research and none of the workarounds proved effective. I am able to create a bootable ...
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error no such partition. Grub rescue mode [duplicate]

I want to remove the ubuntu operating system from my laptop so I formatted the ubuntu drive (previously had dual booting) But now I run in grub rescue mode. I checked the other forums and tried the ...
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Make dual booting less of a hassle

I was wondering if any of you have a simple guide to make this possible Ubuntu on separate disk Dual boot with windows 10 Nice boot menu, something like burg with metro A non hassle way of ...
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Can't have a partition outside the disk!

I've searched around and found these instruct and follow it. http://gparted.org/h2-fix-msdos-pt.php#partition-outside-disk http://www.rodsbooks.com/missing-parts/index.html but my disk seem ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 with GPT

I am having a problem when I'm going to install Ubuntu 16.04. At the beginning of the installation process an error message appear telling me that I don't have enough space on my disk, these are a ...
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Could not multiboot ubuntu yosemite

i'm trying to multiboot ubuntu and mac os (yosemite). First i installed mac os then ubuntu,while updating the grub the mac os is not shown, but boot flag is set in the partition where mac os is ...
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How to install refind on a laptop with two bootable harddrives?

My laptop originally came with Windows 8 (updated now to 10). I removed the disc drive and put in an SSD, on which I installed Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu sees the SSD as sda and the original HDD as sdb. On ...
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Ubuntu 15.10/14.04 didn't dual boot w/Win 10 on Acer Aspire

I have an Acer Aspire E15 which came with windows 10 installed. I followed the instructions here and the follow-on links in the article to install Ubuntu alongside Windows-10. I choose the partition ...
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Getting Ubuntu subsystem on Windows

I have a laptop with Windows 10. I have to get Ubuntu for a project. I did some research and according to this, I can run it on Windows 10. Has anyone had any experience with this? Is it better to ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu - confusing partition layout

Yesterday I made a 20 GB partition on my win7 drive, and started installing Ubuntu on it from a USB drive. The installation had just broke, computer restarted and I got a message Your boot files are ...
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How to revert install on UEFI system? [closed]

So I have an HP EliteBook that is using UEFI instead of BIOS, which I was not aware of before. This is my first encounter with UEFI. This laptop already had Windows 10 installed, and I wanted to dual ...
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Swap on SSD or HDD and how much?

Before I start I am a Linux noob. I will be running Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my 120Gb Kingston SSD. (Just the system files for windows and Ubuntu). Because of the space limitations I do not want to ...
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Issue with ubuntu/linux boot and grub [closed]

I have a windows box that I wanted to trial Ubuntu with. So using two usb sticks I used one stick as a Ubuntu installer and installed it onto the other stick. I changed the bois to boot from usb ...
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Will Ubuntu on Local disk D be affected when I reinstall Windows 7 on Local Disk C

I have Windows 7(Primary OS) and Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a problem with my wireless so I intend to reinstall Windows on "Local disk C". If I reinstall Windows, will it affect my Ubuntu OS ...
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SeaBios overrides boot; Error: no bootable device

So I did all the steps to dev on my acre 15.6 chromebook, installed this, and reset. The moment I reset, SeaBios pops up and says no bootable disks found. I assume that my entire disk has been wiped ...
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Ive just installed lubuntu on my old thinkpad and its running out of space

My thinkpad laptop has 3 drives (or partitions, I'm not sure. It's like having a C, D and E drive on Windows or having a /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 on Linux). Each one is about 15-20 GB. I ...
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Dual-Booting with El Capitan without using rEFInd, how should the bootloader be installed?

I am trying to dual-boot El Capitan with Ubuntu MATE purely with my MacBookPro's EFI firmware and without using rEFInd or rEFIt. http://courses.cms.caltech.edu/cs171/materials/pdfs/How_to_Dual-...
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Problem in Dual-Boot can't find window boot

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the intention of dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu. My C: drive is a 240GB SSD with not enough free space for Ubuntu so I partitioned D: and added a 250GB ...
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Dual booting ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10

Can I use the method mentioned on this site? For any dual booting any Linux distro? It worked for Zorin but now I want to dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10.
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. Ubuntu is pretty much broken, and everywhere I've looked doesn't have a solution, so I wish to uninstall it. I read that it's possible to uninstall ...
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Why does Ubuntu create dublicates of a partition in /media?

I have a dual boot system with windows and ubuntu, each of them on a different partition. Additionally, i have a partition called Multimedia just for storing things like data files or my Eclipse ...
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Run Ubuntu 16.04 with RAID0 on XPS15 (dual boot with Win10)

First, I'm very new to linux :). I've just received a dell XPS 15 9550 running with Win10. I've decidedto jump ahead and install a dual boot Win10/Ubuntu 16.04. I've used a Live USB. Everything works ...
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Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 7 having partitioned before hand

Prior to Ubuntu installation I partitioned my drive with the Windows Disk Manager, created unallocated space of around 30gb, then proceeded to boot into the Ubuntu cd. However, during installation I ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10, and Ubuntu on a HP Pavilion G6?

I've been trying to set up a dual boot with Ubuntu on my Windows 10 HP Pavilion G6 Laptop for a couple of days now. I've followed countless tutorials, on here, and on Google. I manage to install ...
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grub menu doesnt appear after dual boot with windows 10

i installed ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 10. it worked fine and i could even see ubuntu and windows in efi mode in boot manager. But once i rebooted it is directly loading windows 10. I tried all ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows Dual Boot if I don't have Windows recovery CD

I installed Ubuntu (I had already had Windows 8.1) from USB (I still have live Ubuntu on it). Is there a way I can uninstall Ubuntu in a way that my Windows will remain bootable? All the tutorials I ...
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How to restore kernel in 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I accidentally removed the kernel from my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS while trying to update it. Now when I start it up, my Grub2 doesn't show Ubuntu as an option anymore. So I boot up the Live USB drive and try ...
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Dual Boot - backup & recovery

When I was relatively new to Ubuntu and I created a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Win 8 (now win 10). Things work fine but now I'd like to be able to back up and recover (just in case). I'...
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Windows 10 wants to repair “drive errors” on my dual-boot setup

Unfortunately, I don't know how to get any additional data on what it wants to repair, but I'm afraid of just letting it do what it thinks is right in case it destroys my Ubuntu setup. I have a ...
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Use Windows Boot Loader to dual boot Ubuntu-MATE and Windows 10 (both UEFI)

My laptop already installed Windows 10 UEFI and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu-MATE but I want to add Ubuntu Boot Entry into Windows. It should show something like: I refer to some tutorial but ...
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Installing GRUB on a separate disk using Boot-Repair; EFI partition not found

Here's what my set up looks like: Booted system - An Ubuntu 15.10 live USB booted in UEFI mode /dev/sda - A 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed /dev/sdb - A 120GB SSD with a 1.5GB EFI ...
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Looking for other dual booting options [duplicate]

I am upgrading my fathers computer that has Ubuntu on it, however he wants to keep Ubuntu as an operating system, I heard of dual boot and thought it would be worth a try, however I can't back up the ...
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Install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I'm installing Ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB alongside my Windows 8.1. During the installation process, I could choose in the installer option "Install Ubuntu within Windows Boot Manager" or "...
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Gnu Grub menu does not recognise my MS Windows installation

I had dual boot set up with my previous Ubuntu installation which allowed me either to use Windows XP or Ubuntu. This worked successfully. I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.4. The new Gnu Grub menu does ...
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resizing an ntfs-partition without any loss of data, while running ubuntu (studio) from a live usb

This is my very first question on askubuntu. I know there are quite a few similar threads hanging around here and there, but most of the answers given have either proven to be too technical, or haven'...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS boot loader crashes

I am using Win 10 and Ubuntu as dual boot.The boot loader of my Ubuntu continues to crash. I don't know why but it happened 2 times last week and today again.I had to use boot repair to run it again. ...
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partition scheme for dual boot with android-x86

For an old Inspiron 1420 laptop, how can I dual boot (not VirtualBox) with android-x86? What options do I select when installing Ubuntu 16.04 that the partition scheme will work for both OS's. GPT ...
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Remove Ubuntu from Meizu Pro 5

I bought a Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition. I love the phone, but Ubuntu touch isn't what I thought it would be. The App Store is lacking many popular apps. I contacted Meizu and they said the phone could ...
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Resolution problem after dual boot installation with window 7

after installing the ubuntu OS with Windows 7 whenever I started my laptop and the System ask to choose OS after choosing UBUNTU the screen always shows resolution problem.
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How can I find out the md5sum of boot-repair-disk.ISO?

I have downloaded boot-repair-disk.ISO, but it is recommended to check the md5sum. Previous downloads have not worked possibly because the download was corrupted. At present running Kubuntu 16.04 on ...
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Grub shows no OS after boot-repair

I've had some problems with my computer and trying to keep two systems in it. For a long time, I had a stable system where I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 side by side, with dual boot. I updated ...
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ASP.NET dvelopment in Ubuntu [closed]

I am about to start learning ASP.NET. I have only Ubuntu installed on my laptop. I know about mono develop and that C# code is open source. My ultimate aim is to become ASP.NET web developer. Is it ...
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How to install Android on Meizu Pro 5 that was originally with ubuntu?

I have a Meizu Pro 5 TD-LTE, Ubuntu Edition. I want to to install Android or Dual boot Ubuntu and Android. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not start after installation next to Windows 7

Installation ends succesfully, computer restarts and... Windows boots up. My computer: old laptop HP Compaq 6710b (no UEFI, no secure boot). Two hard drives: - 1st is 240 GB SSD and 2nd is some ...