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GRUB won't boot after Ubuntu disk dies

I have a system with two internal drives. The Master drive is win7, and I installed Ubuntu on a partition on the other drive for test purposes. I modified the bootloader sequence to put the Win7 disk ...
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Getting wifi to work on surface pro 2

I followed the instructions in Brandon Clark's answer to a question about dual booting Ubuntu and windows 8 on a surface pro. I got Ubuntu installed fine but ran into a snag getting the wifi to work. ...
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Cannot access BIOS after shifting to Legacy mode (Lenovo E330) [closed]

I shifted Windows 8 based laptop to boot in Bios Legacy mode just to be able to use a USB Key with a 32 bits Ubuntu saucy on it. Worked fine. I tried an install on a fresh GPT partition and it worked ...
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not connecting to internet when switch from windos7 to ubuntu after a restart

ihave dual booted ubuntu 12.04 from wubi in window 7. now i am having a critical problem where i cant find any logic to it. when i switch from widows7 to ubuntu after a restart i found my internet ...
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Ubuntu gparted doesn't detect windows partition [duplicate]

Please don't mark it duplicate. I have been through the rest of the posts and suggestions! I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu or Kali Linux but i am unable to do so. I have backed up all ...
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Windows entry(UEFI) deleted, after installing ubuntu in legacy mode

I haven't found similar posts anywhere so I would be grateful for any help. I've seen a couple of machines run Ubuntu using legacy mode and Windows using UEFI boot. This requires a switch of boot ...
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Unable to choose Ubuntu 13.10 during startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside an existing installation of Windows 7. Problem is, I am unable to choose between operating systems and Windows loads up by default! How can I fix this from ...
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Best way to partition Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 7 on 1 Terra HD. (with priority for Ubuntu) [closed]

I have a new laptop without OS. I want to install Windows 7 (and give it a small space) just in case I need it for a specific software or game. In parallel I'm a Ubuntu user so I want to give it the ...
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Are all three grub entries after running Boot-Repair needed?

After running Boot-Repair to fix things when dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04.3, multiple entries are left in the grub menu. Three come from menuentry "Windows UEFI bkpbootmgfw.efi" { search ...
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When I restart I don't see GRUB and go straight to windows

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows xp, but cannot get to my ubuntu operating system... and go straight to windows every time. I have tried to reinstal ubuntu, but the DVD doesn't recognise ...
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Installing Dual Boot Ubuntu 64 bit 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 Enterprise

I am planning on installing the 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10 along side Win 8.1 Enterprise .My PC is home built from around 2005. I already partitioned the C: drive such that the physical drive C now has the C ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after Windows 8.1 upgrade, boot-repair doesn't fix it

I have a sony vaio duo 11 convertible, it was successfully dual booting lubuntu 13.10 and windows 8, but after the upgrade to windows 8.1 it doesn't load anything but windows. I disabled windows' ...
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Boot-Repair Ubuntu 12.04.3 whilst leaving SecureBoot on

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.3, and afterwards Ubuntu boots perfectly (even with SecureBoot still enabled etc), however selecting Windows 8 leads to the common errors: Secure Boot forbids loading ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with windows 8 in a laptop with earliar windows 7 in it?

I am having Lenovo Ideapad Z570 which came with windows 7 home premium pre-installed with it.I have now removed windows 7 and installed windows 8 in it.But now when I am trying to install Ubuntu ...
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If I Install Windows and Ubuntu in the same disc,Which one is better to instal first? Will I need anti virus in Ubuntu for Windows virus?

Is it better to install Ubuntu or Windows first? Will I need to install an anti virus in Ubuntu for Windows virus? If I install Windows first,Do I need to format Windows partition or Ubuntu takes part ...
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Windows 7 committed Wubicide. How do I avoid it in the future? [closed]

So, bit of background first. I have an Asus laptop with two partitions on the same disk, C: (OS) and D: (Data). I'd set all of my Windows default folders (documents, downloads, &c) to live on D: ...
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How to install Ubuntu on windows 8.1 Pre-Installed [duplicate]

Ive been reading all of the ask ubuntu questions i can find, but im still having trouble getting ubuntu installed on my new laptop! it came pre-installed with windows 8.1 and id like to dual boot with ...
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Installing Ubuntu when multiple Windows 7 partitions exist, and permissions

My laptop has two partitions C: and D: , with Windows 7 installed on the C: partition, D: containing very important files and documents. As I want to start using ubuntu, I'm confused whether to copy ...
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Dual boot problem Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04 cant boot into windows

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot I get following error: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI filepath ...
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Boot failed after building a new kernel. (kernel options hide)

I built a new kernel and reboot my notebook with the new kernel. Unfortunately, the boot failed. I want to reboot by using the original kernel, but there is a windows boot manager which hide the ...
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Ubuntu cannot detect Windows 7 so I cannot dual-boot

I wanted to dual boot my Windows 7 (x64) with Ubuntu 13.10 (x64). When I get to the stage when I select a partition, it says that Ubuntu does not detect any other operating system in my computer. I ...
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Boot-repair stuck at os-prober after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 beside Windows 8.1

I am using an HP Envy 14t Laptop which had Windows 8.1 pre-installed in it, it has its recovery files in an SSD. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 following the instructions provided here: Installing Ubuntu ...
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grub-install failure, and grub2 failure in general

So I asked in another topic about Grub hanging in the shell. I installed Ubuntu Studio from a Live USB, alongside Windows 8.1, but encountered this problem -- with help I was able to at least get into ...
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Install Method “Something Else” unsable device

So I am trying to install Ubuntu via the "Something Else" method. I have a 750gb HDD with 286gb used for window 7 the other part of the HDD is broken up into separate drives but is grouped together ...
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Ubuntu Studio doesn't boot properly

I installed Ubuntu Studio 13.10 from within a live USB stick, and I installed it alongside Windows. However, when I boot up my computer now, I only get a bare shell with the following text: GNU ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week I've just about manged to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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Ubuntu install (replacing Elementary OS) fails after BIOS

I have an Acer Aspire M5-583P laptop which has ElementaryOS on it as its main OS. I was going to replace it with Ubuntu but while installing (from USB drive) an error occurred; it stopped installing ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.10 w/Windows 8.1, now no dual boot [duplicate]

Installation looked ok. But when restarting I didn't get a dual boot page as I had gotten a couple years ago. This time my Windows 8.1 booting file got screwed. I was able to repair it with DOS ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition [duplicate]

I have deleted my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and as the computer booted to Ubuntu by default (after a 10 second boot menu) I can no longer start Windows 7. (I get a grub rescue prompt). I would ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 on MSI GS 70 Stealth - NVIDIA GTX 760 / Intel HD 4000

I recently bought an MSI GS 70 Stealth Notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled. I updated it to Windows 8.1 and reinstalled all the latest drivers and BIOS/firmware. I tried to install Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 ...
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Which partition can I delete? [duplicate]

I currently have a machine running Windows 7 on it and would like to set up a dual boot with Ubuntu (14.03). The computer is an all-in-one and therefore came preassembled and preinstalled with the OS. ...
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Can I upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot) to 13.04 from a DVD [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a dual boot system. I upgraded my PC's motherboard to Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H motherboard. 12.04 no longer sees the network interface ! I now want to upgrade to 13.04. Is there ...
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Mixing Legacy and UEFI boot - WIndows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Windows 7 on an MBR disk (SSD). I tried GPT, but there were a lot of issues. Now, I am unable to boot from Ubuntu USB in Legacy BIOS so I booted in UEFI mode. When I am trying to ...
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Failed to install via USB (GRUB Didnt install) [duplicate]

Hey I´m getting this Error when trying to instal Ubuntu 12.04 via an USB bootable drive I´ve made with the steps provided on the ubuntu download page. This is what it says (Well Kind of, because I´m ...
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How to install ubuntu on a partition other than windows partition [duplicate]

I have windows 7 professional 32bit installed on my Local Disk (C:) and I want Ubuntu 13.10 to be installed in Local Disk (E:) Which I have a lot of free space in. I have the Live CD. Can someone ...
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Created Partition but not showing up on install wizard - dual booting ubuntu 13.10 on WIndows 8

I know there are dozens of similar questions and sorry for asking another one, but I can't find an answer that tells me about my problem. I created a 10gb partition in windows 8 which is now ...
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Ubuntu Goes to Black Screen After Any Chosen Grub Options

I am new to Ubuntu and I have tried everything that I can think of. I have Windows 8 and I wanted to try Ubuntu. But, when I boot to my USB, it shows my GRUB options, "Try without installing" ...
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error code 0xc0000225 after installing dual boot linux

When I try to boot to Windows 8 I get error code 0xc0000225 ever since I installed ubuntu. I was using windows 8 developer preview so I don't have an installation disk disk to do a recovery. ...
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install ubuntu 13.04 along side windows 8

I recently bought a AUSUS N550 notebook with windows 8 preinstalled. Now I wanted to install ubuntu 13.04 LTS along side window8, but not able to do it. I found lots post that say to disable secure ...
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efi disk read error and secure boot error before GRUB splashscreen

I have finally got Ubuntu and Windows 8 booting correctly under EFI on Dell i660. However I am seeing error message right before the GRUB splash screen - error: efi disk read error. (x3) These are ...
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Dual Boot: Windows 8 is fine, Ubuntu is fine, but will only boot when dvd is in the disk drive

I have a new computer with Windows 8.1 and have gone to work at dual-booting with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I can boot Windows 8 from the grub menu just fine, and Ubuntu appears on the menu and I can select it, ...
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no boot menu selection

installation through wubi went fine as per description (in the same partition as windows) but when restarting, the computer never asks me to chose between ubuntu & windows my machine : pc xp sp3 - ...
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Cannot boot either Windows 8 or Ubuntu after installing ubuntu

I have a HP Envy Desktop that I wanted to dual boot. I used a usb flash drive and installed ubuntu alongside Windows. After restarting my computer, I was unable to load windows, so I used the ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Windows without affecting Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed on my computer. Even if most of the time I use Ubuntu, I would like to upgrade win7 to win8.1 (as student I have it free). I'm wondering if the ...
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Install ubuntu touch as 2nd rom GT-I9300

I'm trying to install Ubuntu touch on my Galaxy S3 with the Siyah S3 1.9.1 kernel. But once I've installed it and want to run Ubuntu, I just get a black screen. Or it won't get past the Siyah start ...
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3TB HDD and legacy BIOS

I have new 3TB HDD and motherboard with legacy BIOS. To take advantage of full HDD capacity I have to use GPT partition table. I want to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit) from this HDD. ...
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Cannot install grub for dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7

My pc already has windows 7 and I installed ubuntu on a different partition because during the installation of ubuntu i was not getting the option "To install ubuntu side-by-side". Therefore, I ...
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Installer detects more operating systems than I actually run

I've recently aqcuired a new laptop, a HP EliteBook 8570w. It has Windows 7 Home Premium x64 installed on it. I want to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. I had an old 10.04 installation CD from a friend, ...
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Dual boot with Windows 7 Ubuntu not booting

Have been working on this for about a week now and if i had any hair i would have torn it out by now! I am a noob when it comes to all things Linux but am learning fast and think i know my way around ...
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“Ubuntu” and “Ubuntu 13.10” in my Grub boot list

I have got "Ubuntu" as well as "Ubuntu 13.10" in the list of boot-able partitions when Grub appears. How can I fix this? This is what my grub looks like: Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Ubuntu ...