master boot record (MBR)

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How to triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 14.04, and ubuntu 14.10 (keeping windows loader if possible)

I want to be able to play around with drivers and updates without putting my primary work in danger so I want to add ubuntu 14.10 to the possible OSes I can boot into. I already have windows 7 and ...
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Installing grub for ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 13.10 Live DVD

I had installed windows 7 recently and thereby lost my grub. but my Linux partition is still there... I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed previously. I want to reinstall the grub from a live CD.But I don't ...
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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 ...
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Converting one partition from MBR to GPT to install windows without losing linux

I used to have dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I decided to delete Windows partition because things weren't working right on Windows, but now I want to install them again. I now have 230 ...
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How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
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Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD inside a Win7 machine

Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD (non-boot, it's just IN THERE) inside a Win7 machine. It must be very simple. I just failed to successfully google my problem. I dont want dual boot, I dont want to ...
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How do I restore the Windows (8.1) MBR from Ubuntu Linux

Not so new to Ubuntu but when it comes to the internal advanced workings I'm completely lost. It seems to be a common issue to delete your Ubuntu partition from Windows and find out later that ...
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Why does the installer make an extended partition for swap by default?

Every time I've done a clean default install of Ubuntu or a variant on an MBR type system, I end up with a system partition and a swap partition. The installer always tucks the swap partition inside ...
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Cannot reinstall Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop(Sony Vaio Duo 13). The laptop ONLY has two USB slots in the back, no disk drive. A bit later I realized that I still needed Windows for programs needed in ...
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partition formatted

a couple of days ago i was downloading a torrent overnight on windows and the following day when i opened the laptop, bittorrent showed that it was working for only 3 hours though i left it for ...
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I installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.10 only windows 8 boots

I had a windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 then i upgraded windows 7 to 8.1 now I cant get Ubuntu to boot I now have grub but grub will not find Ubuntu http://paste.ubuntu.com/11019932
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MicroSD and Testdisk. Can't find any partitions. Is it dead? [duplicate]

Sorry for my english, i'm italian and my istruction system sucks. Until yesterday my MicroSD worked perfectly in my Android smartphone. But this morning I can't read anything anymore from it. My ...
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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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REturns to win7 after reboot @ubuntu install

So I thought it be cool to give a try at Ubuntu. Did a clean install first of Win7 onto my new SSD. I than partitioned 40gigs for Ubuntu. I made an USB drive with Ubuntu on it, booted from it. ...
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GRUB Rescue after Disk Clone

I need a little help from a GRUB expert. I just cloned a 1 TB Seagate drive onto a brand new 2 TB Hitachi, and before swapping them out, I decided to boot-test it. It's tied to my computer through a ...
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Ubuntu installation to USB stick removed windows MBR

Got a Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 to an USB Stick. Can boot into this Ubuntu on a stick. But not into Windows. Want to restore Windows boot. I can still boot into Windows if I ...
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Trying to access/mount raid array with gpt partition table

My raid arrays seem to be giving me alot of hassle under linux. I have 2 RAID 0 arrays: - 2 x 120GB SSD with MBR partition table (windows 7 x64) - 2 x 3TB HDD with GPT partition table (data/storage) ...
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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 ...
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Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu: UEFI vs MBR clean install

I know that similar questions have been asked, and I've researched all over the net for a concise, clear answer to this, but I have not been able to find a suitable solution. I just built a new ...
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HDD with broken MBR and GPT

My HDD is broken because of my Windows Technical Preview. I updated the WTP, but after updating i could not boot (i have ubuntu installed alongside). When i boot i could not go to the BIOS (only saw a ...
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SSD crashed with error no boot device fount

my handdisk is crashed and when I start my laptop I got error saying no boot device found. on running live cd with boot-repair I did not got any fix. I had dual-boot system working fine one day on ...
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Can't Boot into Windows 8

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop with Windows 8 installed. Now I can boot into Ubuntu without any problems, but I can't boot into Windows 8. After I choose Windows 8 Loader (on ...
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Recover unbootable Ubuntu, boot-partition gone?

I was unable to boot Ubuntu after setting my BIOS to default. I tried Boot-repair and tried a "recommended repair". After a while it asks me to insert the following in Terminal: sudo chroot ...
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can not make primary patition or logical (MBR to GPT)

I wish to make dual boot windows and ubuntu on del inspion 5721 comes with ubuntu installed Hard disk consists of 3 primary and extended swap partitions In order to get new partitions from free ...
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How to block installing grub into MBR while upgrade?

I have a problem with blocking installing GRUB into MBR. I have to block it in ubuntu and debian template to not let users "destroy" their XenServers (with GRUB in MBR they wont boot). Ubuntu ask for ...
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Error message 0xc00000001 while booting Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, as I switch on my computer I only receive one message which is: Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to update: status 0xc00000001 What should I do?
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 do not work

After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu cannot boot anymore, I get the message below, please help me fix it as I cannot use my computer any more. I tried to install boot repair ...
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Migrating Ubuntu from a MBR disk to a GPT disk (non-UEFI)

The question is: how to Migrate Ubuntu installed on a LVM Logical Volume with a separate boot partition from a MBR disk to a GPT disk on non-(U)EFI hardware without data loss to enable the usage of ...
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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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How to make grub2 boot another drive MBR?

My laptop (DELL Vostro 3350) have two hard drives: Main one (/dev/sda), is a ssd mounted on SATA-HDD slot with Ubuntu14.04 (grub2 installed to this MBR). Installed on normaly hd bay Second on ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on UEFI device from scratch

I've replaced my HDD by a SDD on my Zenbook Prime and am trying to install only Ubuntu 14.04. Before, I installed Ubuntu on the HDD which was already containing Windows 7, and everything worked great. ...
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Alternative To DD For Back/Restore Of MBR

I need a program that can backup/restore an MBR so that if I have boot problems related to such I can just restore it. I'm aware that DD can be used for this, but I'm looking for an alternative tool, ...
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“Reboot or select proper boot device” Error after install Ubuntu on Win 8 Drive

I have a Gateway DX4885 machine that came with a new install of Windows 8. Upon receiving the computer I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04LTS desktop, using the format tool in the Ubuntu install ...
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I need Plan of Attack! Please help

I need for someone to help me creating a plan of attack ; ) Purpose: Setting up dual booting = Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 13.10. Present status: Both OSs are installed in a different hard disks, with ...
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Can I restore GPT info from MBR ?

I had a problem where my ubuntu installer would not recognize my windows partition, so i looked it up, and someone suggested 'zapping' GPT from my hdd with sudo gdisc /dev/sdb followed by x, z, y, n. ...
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Restoring the MBR

While following instructions from this page I accidentally deleted the MBR. I do however still have a backup of the MBR. I tried to resore it using the following command $dd if=MBR-backup of=/dev/hdx ...
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Alter MBR order of partitions after copying partitions to larger drive

I have a new 1TB laptop drive that I want to clone an existing drive to. The issue is that I want to reorder and resize the existing partitions. The existing partition table for the drive is ...