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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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Failed to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04, invalid EFI file path

First I installed Windows 7 64-bit ,then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. When installing Ubuntu, I found my BIOS was UEFI, so I installed Ubuntu like this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI ...
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How to install Ubuntu server with UEFI and RAID1 + LVM

I used to install my servers with LVM over software RAID1, and grub install on the MBR of both drives. Now I have an UEFI server, and the compatibility (BIOS) mode does not seem to work. So I went ...
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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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How to install grub bootloader over windows 7?

My Windows 7 is working on different partition and my Ubuntu 12.04 exists in another partition which is unable to boot on startup. I want Windows 7 and Ubuntu to boot separately.
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Removing entries from BIOS menu with Efibootmgr

I would like to find out how to remove OSes (distros) from BIOS boot menu when you have entries with letters and asterisks. I'd try it myself before asking but I'm not too techy and fixing the mess ...
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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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Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint 16 dual-boot NO GRUB [closed]

I started experimenting with dual-booted computers a couple months ago. I was running Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows 8 and then I decided to update to Windows 8.1 when prompted. It made it so that GRUB ...
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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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How can I change/convert a Ubuntu MBR drive to a GPT, and make Ubuntu boot from EFI?

I recently have upgraded my PC, my new Motherboard (ASUS M5A99X EVO) uses UEFi instead of the regular MBR option. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 installation that I did when I had my previous hardware (MSI MS ...
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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

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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Grub-Efi wrong resolution

My question, as it comes from the title, related to grub, but it's a different thing. I re-installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 in UEFI mode (before that I was using normal BIOS) and everything went ...
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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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Laptop that come 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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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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Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, however have decided to unisntall Ubuntu. First I booted into Parted Magic and, using GParted deleted all the ext4 and swap partitions. This leaves me with ...
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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.). ...
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How to configure UEFI booting on a Macbook 8,2

I googled a while on this so let me give you the details, then the questions I have a Macbook 8,2 15" with Kubuntu Quantal installed from the MAC+AMD64 Desktop CD image. I removed every MacOS ...
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black tty screens

I get black tty screens when I hit Ctrl-Alt-F1. I already read all other similar questions but I can't seem to find a suitable solution. Here is my setup. I have a fairly new laptop (Jan 2013, Asus ...
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Unable to EFI boot after Ubuntu 12.10 install (Lenovo E30)

Basically the system won’t boot. After the BIOS screen I get the message: “Error 1692: No operating system found” I ran the ‘boot-repair’ utility without success. Here is the boot info that utility ...