master boot record (MBR)

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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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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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Convert from EFI to BIOS boot

I have a Samsung Notebook NP900X4C with an LUKS encrypted installation of Linux Mint 15 on it. The system is booting in UEFI mode. The problem is that the samsung-notebook kernel module is disabled ...
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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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Can't install Ubuntu and Windows 7 x64 on same system - MBR UEFI issue

I'm trying to install Windows 7x64 and Ubuntu 13.04 x64 side by side on a laptop. I've successfully installed each on the laptop. However, when Windows is installed and I try to install ubuntu it ...
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Forced to boot into Windows 7`

Just posted 1 there trying to get a Ubuntu and Windows dual boot working. I have installed like I was advised but now no matter which HDD I chose to boot from it always loads up windows, and GRUB ...
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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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Dual boot Ubuntu (GPT bios disk) and Win 7 (MBR disk)

I have a new MSI motherboard (UEFI), being used in UEFI+legacy mode, with two disks, one Ubuntu ( primary disk - GPT with bios_grub flag on ) and Windows 7 in the 2nd disk (MBR partition). And I'm ...
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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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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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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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Disk error occurred

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside my Windows 8, but after that my Windows 8 is not loading. a disk error occurred it says. Then I restored the MBR using boot repair, but again it is showing the ...
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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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grub rescue toughies

I booted a custom distro from a Live CD. I decided to dual boot with WinXP, so I created a small partition and installed the OS. There was a little incompatibility with the processors that I fixed, ...
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How to fix the MBR for Windows 7?

I have installed Ubuntu as dualboot with Windows 7. Now I'm no longer using Ubuntu so i removed the Ubuntu partition and added the unallocated space to my Windows 7 partition. But after I restart my ...
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GRUB2 - recovering Windows Recovery Environment

I've got an issue with Windows Recovery Environment after the Ubuntu installation, in particular after the installation of GRUB2. On sda1 I've got a Windows 7 installation thing (bootable, something ...
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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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Ubuntu Minimial Install mounts internal HD as sdb

I am trying to setup 13.04 on a new internal SSD on an Intel NUC i3 from a USB Stick. For some reason during the install it mounts the SSD as ssb and install on it but writes to the the USB Stick MBR ...
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Grub2 detects Windows 8 instead of 7

I earlier had Windows 7 installed on my laptop...then installed Windows 8 with dual boot setup on a different partition. Then I didnt like windows 8 so much and decided it to replace with ubuntu ...
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Fixing GRUB after fresh install from LiveCD on USB

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 using a LiveCD mounted on a USB drive. When the USB drive isn't plugged in... things won't boot. I'm new to Ubuntu, so please bear with me. After a bit of reading I see ...
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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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How to remove MBR and replace GRUB?

About 2 weeks ago on Friday, so exactly 2 weeks ago, I accidentally screwed up GRUB on Ubuntu 13.04(64-bit). I don't remember how, but I did. I tried fixing it on my own. Tried several boot repair ...
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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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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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Ubuntu will not boot

I had Ubuntu running on an acer easyStore box. When the power supply got too loud, I decided to move the harddrive to a desktop box. However, when I tried to boot up, the screen tells me to pick a cd ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 (not preinstalled) without grub [duplicate]

I want to install x64 Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my HP laptop. I don't like grub, so I want to install without it or install grub onto another partition and then add grub to Windows' bootloader (and set grub ...
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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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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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Windows missing from GRUB menu [duplicate]

When I turn on the computer, I can see the GRUB and boot into Ubuntu. But I can't boot into Windows because I don't see it in the GRUB. I have tried both boot-repair and sudo update-grub to no avail. ...
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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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Make grub run before Windows boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu next to Windows 7. When I restart PC, MBR loads the Windows loader first then if I choose Linux, I have grub loaded. My problem is that I would like Grub to be loaded first.
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Replace Windows MBR with Ubuntu MBR(?) [duplicate]

I read that the MBR that "comes with windows" will not boot from logical partitions, and I read that other MBRs may read from a logical partition. Here it is: "need to make sure that the MBR code ...
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where did my 766 kb in partition go?

I used fdisk -l and saw this. Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID

[SOLVED] Thanks everybody, the MBR schema now is restored via TestDisk, and thanks to the author for this piece of software. I wanted to format only my Data (NTFS) partition for a fresh start. But I ...
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Cannot start PC without rescatux?

I'm aware that askubuntu is probably not the ideal place to ask this question, but considering that the problem occurred while I was installing ubuntu I'm guessing others may have run into the ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu Boot issue

I had the idea to dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu and what I did was the following: Made a clean install of win 7 using all of my hard drive, next I used the Ubuntu live cd and gparted to partition my ...
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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 do I install 12.10 on a Pavilion-G6 laptop with UEFI

I have a brand new HP Pavilion-G6 which boots to pre-loaded Windows8 and I want to change the machine to boot up into Ubuntu 12.10 whist retaining Windows 8. I am having difficulty booting into ...
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Install Ubuntu to hard disk without overwriting mbr?

What's the best way to install Ubuntu without putting GRUB on the MBR? I would think I can install to another partition (logical?), and then install GRUB on a bootable USB. When I want to boot to ...
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How to boot to Windows if grub is broken and BIOS won't open?

I recently accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition. When I rebooted the computer, I got the dreaded grub rescue> prompt. I thought, "simple fix, boot an ubuntu CD and add a new MBR". However, my ...
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Recover Ubuntu after MBR recreation

Initially I had Windows 7. After installing Ubuntu I was not able to boot into Windows. Therefore I recreated MBR from Windows Repair bootrect /fixmbr. I am not experience in those things therefore I ...
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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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Partition table BSD

I messed up the partition table of my HDD and i guess now its in the BSD format and windows/ubuntu both cannot read it. Does this mean I need to format my HDD and lose my entire file system or is ...
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Lenovo U410 — Messed up grub/mrb, and can't access bios

I am out of ideas, so I thought I would ask here. I have a lenovo U410 and it comes with one of those intel hybrid hdd's that has a 32GB ssd in it. I figured I would unraid it and try out ubuntu on ...
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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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PC BIOS does not recognise External HDD as bootable after installing Linux

I have a Seagate FA GoFlex Desk - 2000 external hard disk. I use it with a Dell Dimension C521 desk top. The internal HDD of 160 GB is dedicated to running Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit) OS. ...
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Partitions mixing up

I am trying to install ubuntu alongside my windows 7. The problem is that ubuntu is not detecting all of my partitions and basically clubs together many of them. The same thing is done by using ...