master boot record (MBR)

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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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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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I broke /dev/sdb, after copy MBR from /dev/sda

I've used this command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 After system reboot, there are grub errors, and I can't login to root, only guest, and /dev/sdb can't load on grub. I have ...
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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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recover from 'sgdisk --zap /dev/sda' (destroy GPT structures but leave MBR intact)

I just wanted to converted an old computer to an image using Clonezilla disk-to-image, but it failed because of something about GPT and MBR partition tables. But the disk contained only an install of ...
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MBR shows only 0x44 and cannot write anything to disk (MSata)

I cannot load my Windows or Linux installation anymore (Operating System not found error) after some windows updates (without me noticing), rebooting in Linux, and powering off due to battery drain. I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on primary partition 2/3 and toggle the boot-partition for dual-boot option

I'd like to be able to install Ubuntu on a primary partition on a 'mostly Windows' machine, so I can easily automate remotely selecting one or the other. So, I start with a basic Windows box, shrink ...
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How to make UEFI Ubuntu bootable from MBR drive?

I have Ubuntu installed on an external HDD (MBR Partition Table). The USB Live Disk was UEFI and although I instructed Ubuntu installer to install Grub in external HDD it managed to install Grub in ...
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GPT accidentaly overwrote by MBR in non-native USB SATA dock

Sorry if I miss some solution, but I can't find issue like my one, especially looking into gpart status in answers. What I have got: Seagate 4000GB 3,5" drive ST4000DM000 Probably shipped as ...
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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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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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GPT vs MBR. Why not MBR?

I am a Linux user. I don't have Windows on my laptop. Also the hard drive size is less than 2 TB. Then why should I use GPT tables? Can't I go with old fasioned MBR? I will be having two root ...
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Grub fails on fresh install

I've used Ubuntu for some years (and set up) a dual boot Win7 laptop. No issues on updates or upgrades or grub. Yesterday I decided to dual setup my desktop also. And yes, first I did a full data ...
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Is there a way to fill the /boot file system of Trusty, apart from a new installation?

For the second time the install from DVD hanged stuck, while the status line was saying: "Loading boot loader." The system is then not booting (black screen), and after using chroot, grub-mkconfig ...
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Can I have a GPT partitioned SSD and an MBR partitioned HDD on the same device?

The title pretty sums it up though I am not sure if it is a valid question. And if not, can the HDD be GPT partitioned with already existing encrypted partitions?
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How can I recover Windows/Linux dualboot after install Linux Mint? [closed]

Situation: After installing Linux Mint 17.3 alongside Windows 10, I lost the ability to boot into Windows. Here is my partition table: /dev/sda2 is the Windows 10 C: partition (that is mounted ...
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Will UEFI boot with EFI partition + MBR partition table work (instead of GPT)?

Is it a requirement for a drive to use GPT partition table if wanted use UEFI boot? Or is it still possible to use MBR partition table as format for drive's partitions and have bootloader saved in a ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 7, 2 seperate disks, searched a lot but problem unsolved

My Thinkpad has two disks, 1 gpt ssd + 1 mbr hdd. My main OS is Windows 7, which is installed in the ssd (120GB, nearly full). Now I want to install Ubuntu 14 to the hdd, I searched a lot, I tried ...
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gdisk unable to write GPT table

I'm trying to recover a disk which appears to have a corrupt ID for the protective MBR. Yesterday I took a backup of the GPT and protective MBR, and dumped to file. At that time fdisk reported the ...
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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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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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Restore partition table changed by accident while disk in use

I managed to change partition table on my main HDD. Now, I'm afraid to reboot, because I do not want to lose my data. Here is what GParted says: And when I try to recover data: Which is ...
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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 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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Move partition from ssd disk to pendrive

I have a 128 GB SSD. There is one partition: sda1 - 12 GB. I tried to move this partition to a USB pendrive. The pendrive is 16 GB in size. I booted from a live medium and ran: dd if=/dev/sda1 ...
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Broke MBR & Grub2 On Multi-Boot System

For all those out there looking for a challenge, this is the most messed up hard-drive I will probably ever have to deal with. So to make solving this massive problem as easy as possible, I am going ...
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Windows 10 and Grub not working properly

I recently decided to test Winodows 10 on my HP dv6 laptop with Ubuntu 14 installed. I was able to get Windows up and running without any problems but getting Ubuntu and Windows to boot properly has ...
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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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I want to use GRUB as my MBR instead of Windows MBR…HOW? [closed]

I hear that this can b done I just don't know how. Im stil all too new to LINUX
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How To Suscessfully Install Ubuntu Server From A Flash Drive?

My Aim I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 15.10 32bit onto an old PC. This is not a dual boot install nor is it to a partitioned HDD. I fully formatted the drive, including removing all partitions, ...
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Install GRUB(2?) to PBR or MBR? (Intend to chainload Lubuntu from Syslinux/ISOlinux)

I have installed Fatdog64 on a re-purposed laptop, and am trying to install Lubuntu alongside Fatdog in a multiboot setup. However, the Fatdog install is not recognized by the Ubuntu Minimal ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after removing Windows partitions

What has happened: I had installed Windows on my hdd abdicate Ubuntu 14 on the ssd. Home and swap were also on the hdd. Then I decided to remove Windows and deleted all (exceptthe home and swap) ...
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PXE-E61 Media test failure. I think I deleted my MBR

Okay, so I was using Ubuntu for a while then all of a sudden as I was walking upstairs with my laptop it cut out, no biggie it does it all the time when I move it. Except this time it would not start ...
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Black screen ubuntu with 1234F:?

Ubuntu was up and running, my computer apparently got unplugged last night and died. I plugged it in and turned it on. My screen is all black with 1234F:. When I type a letter, number, or press enter ...
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Unable to resize Win partition under Ubuntu

I know my problem sounds pretty common but all advices I found on the internet did not worked for me. I try to resize partition and I cant lower its size.My previous SSD disk failed and I need to ...
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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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Ubuntu won't boot after clean install

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu, upon restart my pc would say to enter a proper boot medium and press any key (or something similar to that) I followed the instructions from looking at forums to ...
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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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problem deleting MBR data and GPT data

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 for the first time so I know nothing about Ubuntu and I deleted what so-called MBR or GPT data or both using Ubuntu live by typing (sudo gdisk ...
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Trouble with partition on a USB flash drive

Xubuntu 14.04.3, USB flash drive 4GB. After using the standard tool for writing flash drives in Linux Mint 17.2 MATE i've installed Xubuntu, but when I decided to format the flash drive i got this: ...
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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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Reinstall GRUB to partition?

Recently my BCD corrupted, so I reinitialised it from a LiveUSB, and added my Ubuntu partition back to it. Unfortunately the kernel isn't loading, so I thought to reinstall GRUB. The results below ...
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How to edit the MBR in multi Boot scenraio?

I am currently using Lenovo Y 50 laptop with multi boot: Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. Day before yesterday, I installed the windows update and now whatever option I select in the Boot Menu while ...
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Location of grub on gpt partition

As far as i undersood the grub program is located fully in the efi partition if i have gpt partition scheme instead just as a link like it was in the older mbr. So now if i remove linux partition will ...
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I have osx needing 'legacy' boot and linux using efi can I set up osx for efi boot?

I have osx needing 'legacy' boot and linux using efi can I set up osx for efi boot? At present I can boot either linux or an efi-booting windoze10 install, but to boot into osx I have to first enter ...
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How can I check and change the partition table type?

New computers that ship with Windows 8 also come with a different partition table than before. This along with the move to UEFI causes confusion, as users are unaware of the newer partition table and ...
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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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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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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 ...