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GRUB menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [on hold]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
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cant install ubuntu on new asus g series laptop

I can't seem to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.10 on my new Asus G750JM-DS71 gaming laptop. I've been using Linux and Ubuntu for my professional work for years and I've never run into such a ...
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Trouble to install ubuntu on a free os computer

I recently bought a computer with free os, with nothing on it except the uefi of the motherboard. Its motherboard is an asus H81M-plus. I have only access to the uefi mode. I can set up a usblive ...
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grub rescue mode, “ error file /boot /grub/i386-pc/norma.mod not found” [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop ENVY m6, with 8 Gb of RAM and a 750 Gb HDD. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and I installed Ubuntu 13.04. It worked fine but after upgrading Ubuntu to 13.10 my laptop fails ...
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How can i determine where grub is loading its config

I have installed ubuntu on a touch laptop, its 64bit os with 32bit efi its working fine but I have to manually load grub. currently I type: set root=(hd0,gpt1) configfile /efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg This ...
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update-grub always removing windows EFI entry

My laptop (Vaio SVS1312C5E) always seems to start the Microsoft/... entry in the EFI partition if it exists. I can make ubuntu boot by mounting the EFI partition and renaming the Microsoft/ folder to ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 Have Improved UEFI Support Or Will We Be Using Boot-repair For The Next 5 Years? [closed]

Everyday I see questions on here about someone unable to get Ubuntu to play nice with UEFI. They are soon reminded they aren't in Kansas anymore, told to follow the yellow brick road, see the wizard, ...
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Grub chainloader doesn't work with Windows 8

What should I enter below to run Windows 8 from the Grub menu? I'm a total newbie, and it doesn't work from the beginning somehow. Ubuntu works perfectly fine, but Windows gives me some error message ...
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Install Xubuntu alongside Windows 8 - EFI

OK, the situation is the following: I have a new Lenovo IdeaPad S4OO Touch with Windows 8 pre-installed and I want to Install Xubuntu in EFI mode alongside Windows 8. I've searched a lot about it in ...
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Unable To Install Grub/EFI For Lubuntu

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 on my laptop, but it's not working. Lubuntu itself installs fine, but at then end when it tries to install grub it fails and doesn't write anything to the ...
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Tri Boot on an iMac [closed]

I have a 2013 iMac (desktop) which is running OS X Mavericks, Windows 8 and Ubuntu Raring. I am using rEFInd to do the initial boot up but there are a few problems with this setup: it takes a long ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no longer boots on Toshiba Satellite after Windows upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5372, which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I succeeded to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it (intending to dual-boot), but the UEFI refused to recognize it and went to ...
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Dual Boot enabling and desabling secure boot

I had windows 8.1 in the SSD of my notebook with UEFI. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in the HD. After rebooting, the PC went directly to windows. I boot into the live cd of ubuntu and executed ...
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How to get Ubuntu installer to sense Windows 8.1 as an OS [duplicate]

When I go to install Ubuntu so I can dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite C55 the Ubuntu installer does not sense My pre-installed windows 8. I referred to these guides: UEFI ...
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Can't boot to Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

First of all, I know a lot of people has asked this question, but after revising a lot of questions, I didn't find my answer so I ask here because I'm desesperated and I need a solution... Here's my ...
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What will happen with ubuntu if I reinstall windows 8.1

The title pretty much sums up the question. I'm using windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04 in dualboot and now something in windows 8.1 broke and by the looks of it I may have to refresh/reinstall it. ...
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152 views

Installing Ubuntu GNOME dual boot on Sony VAIO Pro, EFI problems

I recently bought a Sony VAIO Pro 13 and after witnessing the horror that in Windows 8, I decided to attempt to install Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 as a dual boot option. During the install process I ...
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grub EFI bootup order

I have two versions of Linux installed in different partitions on a 2013 iMac and I'm using rEFInd to perform the initial booting, which then starts up the grub EFI binary that lives on a dedicated ...
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Ubuntu on Acer E1-510

So I have an Acer E1-510-2821 Computer I recently purchased at Walmart. The computer came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. The system of course is UEFI, and unfortunately has no legacy Bios mode. I ...
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How do I remove or reinstall Ubuntu in Windows 8 UEFI dual when Ubuntu is set as default?

NOTE: It is a UEFI dual boot with Windows 8 AND Ubuntu GRUB is set as default bootman. I am looking to do a reinstall of Ubuntu since I accidentally apt-get removed system packages. I cannot drop to ...
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error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub rescue [duplicate]

info Can anybody see what the problem is? To partition a new laptop which had windows 8. Think I do not have a partition for the boot but not sure. Used boot recovery cd and boot repair. Could it ...
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Can't boot into 13.10 on Win 8 laptop

I installed Ubuntu Studio 13.10 over Windows 8 on my UEFI HP laptop (Pavilion 17-e016dx) because of my Metro hate. Whenever I try to boot my computer, I get a GRUB 2 terminal saying that "Minimal ...
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How to create EFI partition and install grub2 on second disk

I have two disks, one Win 8 and one Ubuntu. When manually partitioning the 2nd disk during the Ubuntu install, I installed the bootloader to the MBR instead of creating an EFI boot partition. So now ...
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Dual Boot Problems Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

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 I ...
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Occasional lockup after boot

Firstly I apologise if this is a duplicate of another question - I have seen many on a similar theme but not with these exact symptoms: dual-boot machine ( HP Envy ) running Ubuntu 13.1 64-bit ( ...
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Surface Pro, install Ubuntu on Flash drive Problem

I have spent a few days and can't seem to find a clear answer for this. Goal: Install Ubuntu onto a USB 3 flash drive (not Live/Persistent) FOR my Surface Pro WITHOUT touching any of my Surface Pro ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 crashed after ubuntu 12.04

Windows 8: I had windows 8 on my laptop - lenovo G500 essential, 1TB hard disk. I shrinked C drive and obtained 435GB as unallocated space. BIOS: I disabled secure boot and enabled uefi. Installing ...
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Skipping rEFInd menu after Option+Command+P+R and going straight to grub

I used Option+Command+P+R to try and fix a sleep issue in OSX. From there I'm a little confused about what happened but I ended up in a mac recovery mode (offering to reinstall OSX), which I tried to ...
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How to fix “smpboot: Booting Node 0, processors #1” - will coreboot or UEFI help?

I am running a dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 13.10 on a HP dv7t-4100 PC, with grub2 reinstalled through boot-repair in Linux. Occasionally I cannot boot into Linux - and even have trouble in Windows. ...
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Instaling/updating kernel on UEFI device

I've installed kernel 3.12.6 in Ubuntu 13.10, because I had read it is necessary for nvidia optimus. After I rebooted my laptop and selected ubuntu in grub purple screen appeared. I rebooted again and ...
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Grub rescue in new installation invalid arch-dependent ELF magic

I installed ubuntu over a W8 installation (my objective was that only ubuntu remains), the installation completed well and ask to reboot, after that, it only gives me a black screen and grub ...
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Can't install Kubuntu in UEFI Windows 8 preinstalled laptop

I know this problem has been raised several times, but I have spent nearly four days, but I couldn't solve my problem. I just bought a Sony laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8 with these ...
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Can not boot into BIOS menu

I can not boot into Asus G75VX BIOS menu. I had two hard-drives and installed separately Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on them. I was unable to make dual boot through GRUB menu but was able to do that ...
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Attempted to dual-boot, when I select Windows 8 loader, GRUB says “unknown: drivemap”?

Last night I booted Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB, and selected the install alongside Windows 8 option. I'm able to boot Ubuntu now with no issues, however, now I cannot access Windows 8! When I select the ...
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Windows 8 does not boot

I have a Samsung laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. Today I tried to install Ubuntu 13. 04. I chose the option "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" and it worked well. After finishing the ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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When I click install xubuntu I get a black screen saying empty security header

sometimes It goes past this and lets me install but it just ended like this http://i.imgur.com/ZXmAKok.jpeg I am installing with a usb stick and this is a set up for a mining rig :( Please help
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 8, Motherboard Settings inaccessible

I have a Lenovo G580 with Windows 8 preinstalled with 1 Terabyte Hard Drive and 4Gb RAM. Now the thing is, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit version via a flash drive and status on the that moment was ...
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Boot Problem 12.04 on Thinkpad with uefi

I'm a new user and just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Thinkpad with an Nvidia graphicscard. I created 5 partitions on my HDD: /boot/efi /boot / /swap /home The live version runs ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from external hard disk on both uefi and bios?

External Hard Disk Details, GPT, 150GB partition of Ubuntu 13.10. Ubuntu Newbie here please be kind. Firstly, What I would like to do is that ubuntu is able to boot in uefi computers as well as old ...
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efi disk error before grub loads lenovo

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo y510p. There are two issues I'm not able to resolve - Before the Grub screen loads, I always get an efi disk error. I have tried turning off fast boot and ...
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Install fails for HPZ820

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 desktop version on a HP Z820 machine. No dual boot - only Ubuntu on a clean system. The installation fails. I get the message "grub install dummy failed. This is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 + software RAID = error: unknown filesystem, grub rescue (UEFI)

I'm posting here for the first time, though reading this site looking for solutions almost every day. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 with soft-RAID on a IBM server with UEFI support. After the ...
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UEFI Booting in HP Envy x2 g050la Insyde BIOS

It is not a duplicate, since the UEFI options are not available other than disabling secure boot on it. It just doesn't boot to Ubuntu LiveCD at all (I've changed boot order.), and trying to boot from ...
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Win 8.1 corrupts UEFI grub loading on restart

When I restart (or shut down) Windows 8.1, it always corrupts the grub UEFI partition. Next time I boot, GRUB says: GRUB Loading stage1.5. GRUB loading, please wait... Error 17 I have ...
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boot degradation trying to install ubuntu

I have tried to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my portable DELL Inspiron. I have been through problems, which, everytime I tried to solve, brought other bigger problems... First, I ...
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GRUB menu doesn't render properly

I just dual-booted my windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 12.04.03 on UEFI. No problems. The only thing is that the GRUB menu doesn't render properly. The text is all jagged up. Here's what I see: What do I ...