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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 boot from an old 3.5'' internal hard drive connected via an USB adapter?

The Windows XP of my father's old PC was utterly broken (no wonder), so I removed his 160 GB internal SATA-drive from his PC, took it at home, connected it via a universal USB connector for all kinds ...
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fixing grub after removing linux [closed]

I had installed Ubuntu on a friend's computer. It had two drives - C and D, so I took D (which didn't include the system) and reformatted it with Ubuntu. After a week he has asked me to remove it. So ...
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Formating help with dual boot [closed]

first i will try to explain what i did and whats the problem. So after almost 2 years i decide to format my notebook, i had one partition for Ubuntu and another one for Windows 8.1. i havent been ...
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make new partition table

I,m an amateur web programmer and ignorant on linux advanved features. gdisk shows that i have only MBR type partition table. Is there any solution to make a new partition table without loosing my ...
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problem on dual boot ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 7

I have lenovo e530(core i5). when I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 7(ultimate), in the menu i select install alongside, the continue change to restart to continue and when I press it, my ...