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ubuntu wont boot wont mount

I am new to linux, my computer says: an error occurred while mounting /boot/efi press s to skip mounting or m for manual recovery I search how to fix this everything I found had to do with dual ...
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Can not boot Windows on Legacy BIOS after installing Ubuntu on UEFI [duplicate]

Long story short, I installed ubuntu while I was watching netflix and feeling very lazy, and may have lost all my windows 7 files. Quick summary: -Windows 7 was installed on Legacy bios and I ...
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manually installung Grub2 after Windows8.1 update 1

After boot-repair failed to install (both with secure boot disabled and enabled), I decided to try running grub-install manually using the following command. sudo grub-install ...
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Make a portable Ubuntu on a USB stick (bootable on Macbook/iMac)

I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (early 2011 model). My goal is to have Ubuntu installed onto a USB stick what I can plug into any Macbook / iMac (also potentially any pc) and use Ubuntu anywhere. Here is ...
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grub rescue, blind mode

i updated osx last night and when i try to boot to linux, i get sent to the grub rescue prompt. i have performed the following steps: set prefix=(hd1,gpt5)/boot/grub (contains grub.cfg but mod ...
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GRUB not appearing after upgrade to Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I had previously dual-booted Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 8. Then I upgraded it to Windows 8.1. Since then my GRUB has not been appearing. I started Ubuntu from my bootable USB drive and ran boot repair. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on macbook pro EFI

Macbook pro: mavericks, 5.2, graphics: nvidia geforce 9600M I followed the guides from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting#Detect_.28U.29EFI_firmware_processor_architecture and ...
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Laptop that comes with Windows 8 does not show grub

I have a Sony Vaio SVE14A27CXH that came with Windows 8 and UEFI BIOS from factory. I have been trying to install Ubuntu 13.01 with no success. I have already suffered with "Operating System not ...
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How do I tell GRUB to ignore other bootloaders?

I want to keep my bootloaders separately and I am wondering how to tell GRUB not to add the Windows bootloader on kernel/grub updates. I am using 14.04 and Win 8.1 on UEFI. Thank you!
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Laptop not booting

I've got a Vaio laptop that used to work with 13.10. I did an upgrade to 14.04 and since then it does not want to boot any more, that is it doesn't seem to reach grub: I'm stuck on a "BIOS" screen ...
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Boot XP from secondary HDD using GRUB2 on primary HDD

I have a computer with one HDD that has Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and GRUB2 on the same disk (hd0/sata0). Its partitions are: sda1 - ext4 primary sda2 - swap area sda3 - NTFS I found an old HDD ...
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Grub Won't Even Come Up after Upgrade to 14.04 Dual Boot Win8 [duplicate]

I'm a bit of a noob, so bare with me here. I'm running a Toshiba Qosmio V1.32002. I have had a dual booted Win8/Ubuntu 13.10 traditionally, and I recently upgraded to 14.04. Now when I start my ...
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Unable to fix broken package system

After I (painfully) managed to install Skype on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I'm experiencing since months ago a packages issue I cannot fix. Have a look to my last post in order to know what caused this ...
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How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB?

This question is similar to the answer of Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap), but Windows 8 is installed on a legacy partitioned drive. ...
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Boot from USB w/ Grub2… computer is useless right now… help!!!

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Air, and after a botched update attempt the OS won't boot & recovery mode won't boot. The only thing I can do is drop into the Grub2 prompt. I have a USB ...
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Windows 8 / Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot - how to make Grub by default to manage it [duplicate]

good afternoon every. as it's said in the title, I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop (EFI) and it boots automatically on Windows 8. To boot on Ubuntu, I have to change the boot order with the F9 ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu after repartitioning

Having successfully dual-booted my system, I decided to attempt to triple-boot Kali-Linux (legacy), Windows 8 (UEFI), and Ubuntu 13.10 (UEFI). I freed up some disk space (5 gb if I remember correctly) ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't restart unless Windows 8.1 is first started and then shutdown

This is very strange. I have an Ubuntu 13.10/Windows 8.1 dual boot set up on my Asus N56VZ laptop. After shutting down Ubuntu, I can't restart it unless I first start and shutdown Windows 8. I'm not ...
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Missing /etc/default/grub

I just re-installed Ubuntu 12.10 after having various issues, it was just time for a re-format and re-install. Installation The install went the smoothest that it has ever gone. Except that on my ...
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Update grub-efi-amd64 on 14.04 [closed]

Can't update grub-efi-amd64 package on MacBook Pro Retina 13 early 2013. Got the next output: Setting up grub-efi-amd64 (2.02~beta2-6) ... Installing for x86_64-efi platform. grub-install: error: ...
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How to install grub on this system

I have two Hard disk drives, as shown in the screenshot First HDD (Sda) is a MBR Disk and second HDD (Sdb) is a GPT Disk (Which has windows 8.1x64). I have installed ubuntu on Sda4 disk and ...
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ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installation failed. says: “GRUB installation failed”

The error maessage read as-"the grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB bootloader the system will not load" I'm trying to install it on HP pavilion g6-2303 TX ...
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Windows 8.1 - unfixable grub

I have a Gigabyte laptop that came with secure boot and windows 8. After a bit of battling, I managed to get my dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10.. Anyway, I upgraded zindows to 8.1, now grub is gone. I ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu? I want to dual boot

I currently have Ubuntu installed and an empty partition to install windows in (NTFS). If I launch boot repair after installing windows , will it restore the dual boot functionality?
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13.10 doesn't boot on Vaio Pro 13

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Vaio Pro 13, disabled safe mode, but used UEFI and not legacy mode. I did an encrypted LVM installation and erased the complete SSD. It booted just fine from ...
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Ubuntu EFI boot partition and Windows 8.1

I installed on my laptop Windows 8.1 without SecureBoot. After that I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and created partion /boot/efi and now laptop starts only ubuntu. How can I change grub settings to choose ...
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Unable to boot on windows after installing ubunu

I just intalled ubuntu(the real one) and now i am unable to run on my previous win7. As far as i know I didn't overwrite the windows partition. If I try to launch windows it breaks down directly(with ...
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How to insert linuxefi module during boot

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 with kernel 3.11.0-14-generic. Everything was working fine, but then I did a routine software update and the computer would then not boot. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what ...
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How to return from grub prompt to the grub menu?

If you press escape in grub menu you endup with grub command prompt. My question is how can I go back to the menu, without rebooting?
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Restore backup of WinEFI or UEFI (not sure) that boot-repair made

I have a laptop that supports EFI/UEFI. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The way I installed my OSes was like this: I installed Win 8.1 in the required partitions then Installed ubuntu and ...
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Dual boot problem, black screen during the ubuntu boot

I have a problem with my dual boot (windows 8 and ubuntu 13.1) on my asus vivo book. Actually I'm writing from a live of linux-secure-remix and I already used the boot repair tools. I can access and ...
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Unable to boot to Ubuntu

Just got a new laptop and removed Windows 8 and installed 13.10 using LiveUSB. Initially it was booting to "No boot media" but I was able to resolve it with boot-repair. I realized some of the items I ...
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fix the partition indexes OR fix ubuntu EFI

I have a GPT partition table. when i tried to repair the disk on my mac os x 10.9 it deleted the efi partition. I already created it manually but i have a problem: 1- the efi partition instead of ...
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How to repair GRUB from backup?

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 in dualboot. But the problem was that Windows didn't boot when GRUB is set as primary bootloader in BIOS. When the Windows EFI partition was checked as primary, ...
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Deleting GRUB2 which is placed in sda? And how to fix two Ubuntu entry in EFI Boot selector?

I have EFI Windows 8 in my Asus K55V laptop. EFI partition is sda1. I tried to install Ubuntu in EFI mode and created/selected separate boot partition for Ubuntu boot loader. Ubuntu installed ...
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Is there anything to remember when I exchange my /?

I have a laptop computer with the following setup: / on a btrfs /dev/sda3 subvolume @ /home on a btrfs /dev/sda3 subvolume @home /boot on an ext4 /dev/sda2 /boot/efi on a vfat /dev/sda1 no swap /tmp ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 irst, ubuntu not booting (black screen)

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 on amy new Asus Zenbook U500VZ with 2x 128 GB ssd in raid0 using Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Windows preloaded). After a bit of trial and error ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu over Elementary OS on an EFI system?

First, a bit of background. I managed to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8(preinstalled). I disabled secure boot. I had to go in the bios settings and change the disk order to select Ubuntu as the ...
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grub-install failed; fatal error [duplicate]

I'm having trouble dual-booting 12.04 alongside Windows 8. It's a self-assembled PC, so there's no OEM UEFI or anything like that (just to be safe, I checked the BIOS settings and it was set to ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path ...
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How to switch between Gfx cards on Macbook Pro 15" 8.2

I have a Macbook 15" Pro 8.2 Which apparently is supposed to be switchable between the GFX cards with vgaswitcheroo. But /sys/kernel/debug/ contains no switcheroo folder. syslog gives me this. [ ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 13.04 after installing alongside Windows 8

I've tried running boot-repair a few times with diffrent settings, to no avail. paste.ubuntu.com/5948482 paste.ubuntu.com/5948580 paste.ubuntu.com/5948657 When an option does appear in the BIOS to ...
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ASUS: K55V series Laptop dual boot problem

I have LAPTOP ASUS K55V (Windows 7 Home 64bit) (I'd like to dual boot with Ubuntu) I read all the tutorials about install Ubuntu, here's what I did: Installed old version (problem: There some some ...
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Runnning Ubuntu 13.04 on ASUS Laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 and secure boot enabled [duplicate]

I had installed Ubuntu 13.04. The installation went on smoothly. But, after the installation was over, there was no grub that let me decide between Ubuntu and Windows 8. So, I used EasyBCD. The grub ...
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Grub issue in 12.04: “Booting in blind mode.”

I just turned on my PC where I'm dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 and I had the following message at startup: Invalid video mode 'text' Booting in blind mode Fortunately for me the laptop booted ...
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Best partition scheme for ubuntu + windows with EFI and GPT

I am guessing which is the better partition scheme for a system with EFI and GPT. Currently, I have the following scheme: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ...
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Ubuntu efi portable

I need to install Ubuntu on my USB pendrive 3.0 in order to have my "portable computer" everywhere i go. BUT i need it to work also on EFI systems. I've tryied by installing ubuntu on a VirtualBox hd ...
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How do I assign a network IP & enable ssh during installation?

I need to have a bootable usb flash disk with ubuntu 12.04 x64 EFI integrated any ideas? Is there a way to install ubuntu 12.04.2 x64 as text based installation? Like the ubuntu server install? And ...
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apparent low color depth on EFI Boot

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and Mint 14 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (Late 2012) - Intel HD4000. When I boot from the legacy BIOS, I see good colour as it should appear. However, when I boot from the EFI ...
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Problems on boot

Good morning! I have a little problem with my Ubuntu 13.04. Actually, I have this problem with any other linux distributive (Fedora, Fuduntu, Mandriva, Ubuntu 11.04 => 13.04, Linux Mint 14 and oth.). ...