master boot record (MBR)

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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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How to fix my MBR? While installing random Ubuntu my MBR is not getting overwritten anymore

I boot with liveUSB. But how do i fix now my MBR, so that i can re-install Ubuntu? (after installing ubuntu i get mostly this blinking cursor and black screen) root@ubuntu:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: ...
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Ubuntu - Windows 10 - MBR

I have installed Ubuntu along side Windows 10 but need to remove it and install Fedora. Am I able to fix the MBR before removing the Ubuntu partition? I realise this question looks like so many ...
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Can't install Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu (MBR error)

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed for now long time and I need a Windows 10 so dual boot would be perfect. I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu and install Windows 10 first so I lets try it my way. Why? ...
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How i can change GPT to MBR?

I cant see my second hard drive wich is GPT, in linux, i mean i cant mount it or use data from it. On windows all good, I load windows8\ubuntu from grub wich use mbr on first hdd. As i understand, ...
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recover filesystem from nuked hard drive

OK, I'll admit it, it was a dumb thing to do. I was using dd to copy a disk image onto an SD card for a Raspberry PI, but managed to copy the image onto /dev/sda instead of /dev/sdc. Problem now is, ...
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UEFI Ubuntu installation no longer boots after moving a partition

After resizing moving a large partition on the same drive with Gparted that contains my EFI partition, my Ubuntu installation (15.04 x64) no longer boots in EFI mode. When I try to manually load the ...
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installation ubunto 14.01 on a different partition with windows 8.1

Please assist me. I am eager to install Ubunto 14.01 on a different partition but I do not know how to do it. I have HP with windows 7 pre-installed then I upgraded to windows 8.1 please show me how ...
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ubuntu 14.04 install doesn't boot but but displays read error

I am aware that similar questions have been posed already, but after several tries, I still haven't found a solution. Any help is much appreciated. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new thinkpad x1 ...
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Will Windows fixmbr upset Ubuntu

I have a home PC dual booting Windowx XP with Ubuntu 12.04. I have been using GParted and changing some sizes of various partitions to use some extra available free space. It occurred to me that if I ...
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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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Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader

I have a Win/Ubuntu 11.10 dual-boot setup, where I am running the OSes on separate partitions of my laptop HDD. I assume the best method of uninstalling is 'simply' a matter of deleting the Ubuntu ...
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How to remove linux from bootable partition?

I have linux mint which I don`t need, besides my ubuntu. It resides on bootable partition. How do I remove it without destroying mbr?
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I cannot change the grub Default item from OS-1, but I can from OS-2 (dual-boot 10.04 on both)

My 10.04 system (OS-1) got into a tangle the other day, so I installed a second, dual-boot 10.04 (OS-2), so that I could trouble-shoot the hung system... In case it is relevant to my question, I'll ...
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GRUB menu not showing with dual-boot UEFI mode installation

Previously I had Dell Inspiron Laptop with Legacy Boot and MBR disk partitioning with pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04. I needed dual boot with Windows. So I formatted it completely using Live USB, ...
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Delete Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8.1 in GPT disk [duplicate]

I'm using Windows dual booting with Ubuntu. I have uninstalled, and at that time my disk was formated as MBR. After deleting all partitions of Ubuntu I choose to rebuild the MBR in my disk. That way ...
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Dual boot on seperate hard drives - Windows 7 MBR and Ubuntu GPT

My question is simple. I currently have Windows 7 (64-bit) installed on a SSD MBR partition. I also have a 3TB HDD that I am splitting between extra Win-7 storage and what will hopefully be an Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu installer is not detecting windows and existing partitions

while instlling ubuntu 12.04/13.04 the installer doesnt detect my partitions and my windows 7 OS, so I cant install them side by side. I create through windows tool the partition D but i cant see it. ...
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Deleted Windows boot partition by mistake

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Today, while trying to manually partition the drive for Linux install, I accidentally formatted the 100 MB System Reserved partition to ext4. Then, I ignored ...
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Problems with partitioning on GUID Partition Table

I installed Xubuntu on my new Lenovo G580 notebook. When I tried to partition the HDD and it kept making extra 1 MB partitions at the beginning and the end and they looked like unformatted free space. ...
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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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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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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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Unable to boot: Missing Operating system

i had installed Ubuntu 11.10 along with the another Ubuntu 11.10 which already installed in my netbook. Later I formatted the partition I newly installed. Next time when I boot it went to Grub Rescue ...
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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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Startup stuck on “MBR 1FA”

I followed a guide to restore MBR. The reason for doing this was because I originally had a Sony vaio which has Windows on. I installed Linux on it then wanted to revert back to Windows and read that ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu 14.04 MBR & GPT Partition Table problems

I have a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system. I am a novice at Ubuntu but managed to get the dual boot up and running reliably. I am now trying to add a 3TB HD and partition it for use by ...
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“No root file system is defined” for Ubuntu AND “No harddrive found” for Win XP

I had a test installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard-drive as Win XP. __ Win XP had too many programs. So, I deleted all the partitions - including MBR. Now the hard-drive had ...
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Separating dual booting systems from one hard disk to different hard disks

Due to my recent hardware upgrade I'm planning to separate the two dual booting operating systems that I have (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7), onto two different hard disks from the partitions on which ...
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Mount Ubuntu installation with broken MBR

I was installing Windows 7 next the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on one SSD disk. After the installation I was not able to boot Ubuntu. The Win broke my MBR. I did not notice there exists boot-repair and ...
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no partition after installing ubuntu

I cannot boot back my windows 8 disk after Ubuntu install. I installed Ubuntu. Probably I selected my main disk (I wanted to used the diskonkey disk). After about 3-4 screens (selecting time zone) I ...
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reinstalling Windows 7 [closed]

I completely wiped Windows 7 off my machine to single boot ubuntu. I want to go back to dual boot. I have gparted, formatted, and tried to run the installation from bios/uefi chosen both usb and cd/...
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Mac mini 2014 not booting Ubuntu 14.04 (no dual boot)

I just installed Ubuntu from a live usbkey on my brand new mac mini. Clean install to main HD with no dual boot or funny business: I plan on booting Ubuntu from the internal HD and connecting an ...
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Partitions Grub UEFI GPT MBR

I'm having a problem with the partitions in my system. Yesterday, I wanted to try Arch Linux, so I installed it in a new partition and in the process I was told, since my system is UEFI, I had to ...
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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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How do I stop ubuntu updates from taking over the MBR?

I have a perfectly wonderful multi-boot setup with a stand alone grub2 partition booting from the MBR and from that grub2 menu I can boot other operating systems on other partitions (using, for ...
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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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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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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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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 ...