master boot record (MBR)

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I made Ubuntu Thrash My Win 8 MBR - Can I restore it and my data?

I have a lovely Lenovo G780 that came with Win7 which I upgraded to Win 8 - I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10.Iso and the App that let me set up a boot USB stick. I tried to run Ubuntu (For the first ...
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How to restore GRUB after restoring MBR with boot-repair?

I've a problem after upgrading to 12.10, which is when I choose Windows option from boot options, I got "A disk read error occurred" error. I followed this tutorial to restore MBR, but the problem ...
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Change MBR to GPT on external hard drive with data

Change MBR to GPT on external hard drive with data: I found a way for the internal one here. However the External drive is a Data drive only, I dont't need to care about any bootloaders etc. So is ...
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Wubi Install partition and Windows MBR

I am little afraid of messing up my Windows 7 dual boot mbr (I have 2 Windows 7 installed), which allow booting into either on bootup. My first question, is whether the Ubuntu loader, is included ...
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Windows on SSD; Ubuntu on HDD

In my System I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and I partitioned the HDD in 2 Partitions on for Windows programs and files. And one for Ubuntu. But after I ...
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Messed up partition table, not recognizible

I managed to mess up the partition table of my main media HDD. gParted cannot recognize it anymore. There's everything I ever had since my first PC. I ran "attempt data recovery" in gParted (it ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 install did not work?

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64-bit as the main OS. I originally installed Ubuntu 10.10 using Wubi so I could have Windows and Linux to choose from at boot up. All worked great up until ...
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Ubuntu to replace Vista and thereby reboot my computer?

Ubuntu was recommended to me as a viable option to Vista. I am unable to boot up my computer and have no recovery media. I keep seeing 'BootMGR is missing' on the screen. If I were to download Ubuntu ...
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Rebuild HDD: Repair NTFS and MFT

folks! Newbie here, I hope this is the right area to post a new topic. So, I got an HDD which got corrupted. I will try to be as specific as possible about describing my problem, even if English is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Not Showing Existing partitions

I am having a problem while installing Ubuntu with windows 7 (Both are 64 BIT). My windows 7 is already installed, when I try to install Ubuntu 14.04, it is not showing my partitions, instead it is ...
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Is there a way to force Ubuntu to install in BIOS mode?

I'm currently trying to triple boot OSX, WIndows 8.1, and Ubuntu on my macbook pro 5,3. I have 2 hard drives. One only has OSX on it and the other has Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. That hard drive uses an ...
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Trying to clean up my MBR's

I curently have at least two Grub's installed on my HD. Iḿ trying to use a couple of tools to configure the one currently in use (I guess that is the one on /dev/sda). More precise, I want to load ...
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Trying to remove leftover GPT Data using Fixparts

So i have a laptop that come with windows 8, like others i dislike it with passion, installed windows 7 over the top (i assumed it would atleast wipe the MBR properly but i dont think so anymore. ...
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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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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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GRUB installation Windows and Ubuntu 13.04

I have two hard drives, one with no partitions and Windows 7 installed on it(ssd): /dev/sda And the second is for Ubuntu 13.04 (hdd), and is partitioned for: /dev/sdb1 / /dev/sdb2 /home /dev/sdb3 ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a separate SSD, AFTER having encrypted my Windows 8 drive using Truecrypt, without messing up the bootloader?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a fresh SSD that is currently not encrypted. My current system contains (among others) an SSD, fully encrypted using Truecrypt on which Windows 8 is installed. How ...
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12.10 not booting from grub line but will boot to generic version

I am new to Ubuntu and installed it as a method to access the internet while I attempted to repair my internet connection for Windows XP SP3. Dual boot for both Ubuntu and XP worked great. Failing to ...
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Remove the additional entries in grub [duplicate]

I was trying to get a dual-boot set up with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04. After installing Ubuntu, it wouldn't let me go back into Windows 8. So I ran boot-repair and it fixed it self. Now I have all ...
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MBR Lost after shrinking Active Partition

I've got a serious issue with MBR. Initially got Windows 7 Up on my machine. I shrinked the active partition to create space for installing ubuntu. I formatted the new available space. Now i simply ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10. Managed to boot in Win7 but not in Ubuntu

http://paste2.org/p/3270871 Hi all, Thanks In advance. Because I know people over there is very knowledgeable and able to help me out. I just started to use my first linux based operating system as ...
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How to replace GRUB with BURG? Not on MBR

This question is repeating, I know but I can't answer it as I don't have an answer and I cannot comment either to get some insights on this thing. How to replace GRUB with BURG without overwriting ...
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Unable to detect HDD from windows 7 bootable disc

I tried making and running live Ubuntu zip drive and succeeded but somehow i messed up my previous MBR, HDD drivers, file system or maybe something else while trying to make a dual boot system. Now i ...
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Gparted can't create partition table

Here's what the problem is. About a day or so ago I used Gparted live cd to create 3 NTFS primary partitions on my external 500 gig Goflex and one extended with 2 logical partitiones. I had planned ...
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Boot menu has a problem I can not boot Ubuntu or anything because the menu does not show [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation Alright so I downloaded and installed Ubuntu to a Windows XP machine via wubi. When I rebooted the boot menu ...
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Corrupted partition when it was updated to 11.04 including grub? [closed]

This problem seems centered around me, it has happened twice! Description of the Problem My Linux partition (ext4) got corrupted. I believe a bad superblock ... So when I boot my computer I get no ...
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Is there any easy way to get Ubuntu back after reinstalling windows 8?

Apparently I can't use the grub> root(hd...) trick from a LiveCD because GRUB can't find itself. It is on /dev/hdb5. There are 3 hard-drives. One has Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13, one has Ubuntu 12, and ...
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How to install grub on the PBR instead of MBR?

I own a Mac and I want to install a triple boot. The problem is that I need to keep my windows bootloader to make sure that it works well with Mac OS. But I want Ubuntu too and if I install ubuntu, it ...
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mbr seems to be unfixable

My system (1 hdd, 2 partitions - 1=Windows, 2=Ubuntu) is not booting any longer, but when I shut it down from Ubuntu yesterday, there was no problem at all. My last try was boot-repair (with ...
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2 linux partitions, how to force one's grub menu to win?

I have 2 Ubuntu partitions Ubuntu 14.04 that is my desktop system Kubuntu 14.04 that is my development enviroment Each time Ubuntu 14.04 updates the kernel, writes his own grub menu, and each time ...
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recover lost partiton table

Wanted to add 100 mb music file to my external drive which i am using as a backup drive for important data. When the transfer was over i hit the safe remove option. Then new dialog appears saying the ...
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Would like to have Windows back

So i tried to install Ubuntu, it wasnt going wery well, so I decided to stop it. I manually stopped my computer, booted it up and I get "MBR Error 1" Insert floppy. I launched my BIOS panel, and i do ...
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Need to repair MBR without using CD

I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my PC which erased my Master Boot Record and I can't boot into my Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin partition. The computer in question is an ultrabook, so I don't have a ...
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Install Windows7 on drive with Ubuntu 12.04 already on. Is my plan good?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 working fine, but need Windows occasionally. I just wanted to check that my plan for installing would work? Any help appreciated. Current partitions are: Partition....@ File ...
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Desktop doesn't load after install/restart (dual boot)

I've just finished installing Ubuntu and Windows for dual boot on separate partitions. I installed Windows first because it's pickier about partition style (MBR) and that went fine. I shrank the disk ...
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Corrupted MBR, MBR repair does not recognise

Alright here's how I got to this point. I tried to partition my external drive so that I could install multiple OS's on it, 3 linux distros, 1 being ubuntu, and a partition for windows. So I used ...
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The partition table is corrupt

I have a corrupt the partition table on the laptop that is running Ubuntu 10.4. Before the partition table was corrupt I had the following partitions: 2 primary partitions: 1st - NTFS 2nd - Extended ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu On Mbr disk Scheme not GPT

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on my Mbr disk scheme with windows 7 already installed on UEFI Legacy mode but when trying to manual specify partition for installation i found 3 more partitions ...
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Change the MBR without need to reinstall OS

I have Windows XP installed on my computer and Ubuntu installed alongside Windows. MBR is on the Windows NTFS partition and I now want to delete the NTFS partition and use Ubuntu as my primary OS. Is ...
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Deleted windows partition from Ubuntu and now can't boot

I recently was performing a fresh install of Windows on one of the partitions on my SSD and for some reason I decided to delete the windows boot partition from within Ubuntu before cloning over a ...
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Lost ubuntu while recovering mbr

I have Ubuntu 13.04(32 bit) and Windows 7. I restored my MBR from Ubuntu using terminal(did not use recovery CD). When I rebooted, the Windows MBR booted to Windows directly. I want to have Ubuntu ...
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Reformat a hard disk as if it were new?

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 as a dual-boot on my primary computer, lately everything has become a bit unstable, Steam games crash often, everything has been slowing down a lot. Anyway, my computer ...
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How can I “move” GRUB?

I had the following setup on my hard disk +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ | Windows (100 GB) | Precise (20 GB) | Documents (~ 360 GB) | ...
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how to format a partition containing Master boot record in Linux 12.10?

few days ago I have installed Linux 12.10 in my 16 GB USB drive. It was working fine. After some days, I wanted USB for my other uses, so I tried to format it. Whole USB gets formatted but the ...
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If I install Ubuntu to a USB with “Universal USB Installer”, will my Windows be broken?

When I tried installing Ubuntu ISO image to my USB drive, the universal USB installer displays this message: create syslinux MBR on (H:) - existing MBR will be overwritten If I click next, will my ...
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XUbuntu 12.04 GRUB recovery after separate Windows 7 install

I have a RAID drive: /dev/mapper/isw_bjeeefeied_Lightspeed with root Linux partition at: /dev/mapper/isw_bjeeefeied_Lightspeed7. I've installed Windows 7 on the separate partition so it rewritten the ...
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Installing 12.04's boot loader on the partition boot record

I want to install ubuntu , without it touching my MBR. I plan to install ubuntu 12.04 on a particular ext3 partition and grub on the PBR of that partition. From this page: ...
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GRUB broken again

Please help, my grub is broken again, and again, I don't know why, maybe latest update, I'm not sure, it starts to annoy me. Error I get when I boot: Symbol not found: grub_divmod64_fulll And it ...
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install grub, but NOT in the mbr

you may have become tired of the question i'm about to ask, since i've already found some posts concerning my issue. however, none of those seemed to work for me. so here's the thing: my goal is to ...
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GRUB 2 Error : No such disk

I have gone through many pains to boot through my windows 7 partition. I had windows 7, then one fine day I installed Ubuntu and again formatted the partition where Ubuntu was installed only to find ...