master boot record (MBR)

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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 ...
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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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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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Fix Windows MBR using Ubuntu Live CD and ms-sys tool

I'm trying to fix the MBR using Ubuntu live CD. I already have the ms-sys installed but from the threads that I saw, I'm not completely sure in which /dev I should execute the command: sudo ms-sys ...
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GPTsync mismatch problem

I have a hybrid disk. After trying to copy some files from another disk to this one, I lost my OSX and Ubuntu boot capability. Ran gptsync and got: Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA ...
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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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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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All drivers disabled after reinstallation

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 for quite a while, but after installing Windows XP onto another partition, the MBR was overwritten, etc etc. I downgraded 12.04 to 11.10 using a Live CD, but it still ...
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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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What is the best way to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot with windows 7 but I am having some problems. I installed GRUB in the MBR (as it is often recommended) and so GRUB was the boot-loader that appeared ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot installation failed

I basically used a LIVEusb I had made of Ubuntu 12.04 to try and dual boot both OS'. but it crashed at the partitioning stage and now Windows 7 won't boot. g Parted shows the same partitions that ...
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Is it possible to convert a non partitioned drive to an MBR partition with out losing data? (Ubuntu 12.04)

I tried gparted, but it doesn't like seeing an ext4 file system without the partition type being specified (I suspect). So it won't let me resize or anything since there is no partition. It is ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.04 - Acer Aspire 5750G

I have a Acer Aspire 5750G. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 - 64 bit as a dual boot onto my C: Drive using wubi (or whatever its called) but I couldn't load windows after it and formatted my laptop (later ...
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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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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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How to fix MBR partition prior to Ubuntu Installation? A partition overlaps GPT backup sectors

My main problem is that i have just acquired an ASUS laptop with WINDOWS 7 and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I want to have a dual boot to choose between both Operating systems, I read that it's ...
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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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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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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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Expert help needed due to an insidious trap when triple booting OS/W7/Ubuntu… which I fell into

This was going to be my first Ubuntu install, aiming to triple boot from a Mac Book Air OS, W7 and Ubuntu. I used USB sticks for both the W7 and Ubuntu. After successfully partitioning using OS (it is ...
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How to boot into Windows 7 when grub is installed in the Windows partition?

Original title: How can i solve (un)booting windows 7 on the same partition with grub? I've been researching for 2/3 days about this problem and I have came up empty. Basically, partition 1 is ...
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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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GRUB boot into Windows 7 breaks GRUB and makes system unbootable

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (daily-live iso from 21.04.12) alongside Windows 7 on an HP EliteBook laptop. The installation went fine, except that it installed grub onto my usb disk (/dev/sdb) ...
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Have I fixed my partition problem with os x 10.5.8? Are my GPT and MBR back to normal?

I'm new to linux and I have overstepped by abilities. I tried dual booting os x 10.5.8 with ubuntu 11.10 with rEFIt, but I been having problems with partitioning. Instead of enduring more headaches, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...