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I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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26 views

Can I replace elementary OS with Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS in Local disk(C:) and elementary OS (Ubuntu-based OS) as my secondary on some other partition. So I'm dual booting Windows & elementary. I want to remove ...
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13 views

how to make partitions on ubuntu 12.04 while installing it

I have HP probook 445 g1 with factory installed ubuntu 12.04. I don't know how my pc didn't boot one day. So I planned to reinstall ubuntu 12.04. But unknowingly I installed 12.04.4 while I wanted to ...
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0answers
22 views

Triple boot with Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 [on hold]

I have dualboot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But I want add Linux Mint 17. I have downloaded Linux Mint 17 .iso file, burned it on DVD and runned it for testing. But ...
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2answers
40 views

Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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15 views

Partition Scheme confusion

In this guide1, I'm following the Basic Partition scheme, it says: """ Primary Partition - 1Gb (1024Mb) of Free Space - bootstrap files, boot loaders and stuff you'll may need to run multiple ...
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24 views

Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
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1answer
21 views

Help booting from disk

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer, but I would like to get Windows back onto it. The only problem is that I can't boot from any CD/USB/SD, all I get is the GRUB boot menu, ...
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restore partition table after error

Today while my pc make some system updates, electricity in my house goes down and my pc shoutted down. When i restart it, i wasn't able to log in: Grub does not find any partition, so i couldn't ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Can not boot from SSD on Samsung NP530U4C [duplicate]

I wanted to install Ubuntu for my Samsung NP530U4C on SSD. There are 2 drives available in this machine one is 750 GB HDD and 24 GB iSSD. But SSD one is not available in boot loader. After I tried to ...
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27 views

Ubuntu Server Setup help: sda sdb have changed? How to know I'm making shared folders on the right drive?

Please help, I will be forever grateful! I've built a system to use as a file server, with one 120GB SSD and one 4TB HDD. I've installed Ubuntu Server and I want to have the OS on the SSD and the ...
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1answer
37 views

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
35 views

Installing Windows 7 parallel to Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Vostro 1014. Previously there was Windows 7 installed which I have replaced with Ubuntu completely. Now, I want to install Windows 7 on it without removing ...
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31 views

Error 'Gave up waiting for root device' for ubuntu 14.0.4, after complete installation?

I have windows 8 installed in my laptop. While i was installing Ubuntu, it showed two partitions in my hard disk. I didn't knew much about the 'change' option with that + and - sign given in the ...
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1answer
32 views

Grub rescue - Error Unknown Filesystem

I am using windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu in my home desktop. When my local disks were about to get filled up, I tried to delete the Ubuntu partition. I did it from windows. I right clicked on my ...
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0answers
20 views

Multiple problems with GRUB disk partitions Ubuntu login after update

Story: I have some problems which began with the lost+found folder and space which I could not get rid of even after I did dd (from live sdcard) with complete zero overwrite to the whole disk and ...
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34 views

Deleted linux swap, now booting to grub rescue

I just deleted my linux swap from gparted and used that to extend my main linux partition. Now I just boot into grub rescue. It seems like a simple fix in fstab but I'm not sure. Here's my fstab # ...
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2answers
63 views

What filesystem should /boot be?

I recently decided to set up my custom built system to be Linux only and I manually set up /boot, /, and swap partitions with /boot and / being ext4 filesystem types. Upon completing installation of ...
2
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1answer
71 views

Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Clarification on sharing NTFS and installing GRUB2 with Windows 8.1

I have a small amount of experience with installing Ubuntu (i.e. dual-booting on a Macbook and replacing Vista on an old HDD), but I am now planning on dual-booting my Asus laptop (currently running ...
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0answers
13 views

Can't specify needed GRUB file location partition in boor-repair when using “Advanced options”

I had a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 with UEFI. Then I installed Ubuntu 14. Now I'm fighting with GRUB file to get an opportunity to chose whether it's Windows or Ubuntu is ran after laptop ...
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0answers
75 views

Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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0answers
33 views

merge SDcard and built in drive using LVM [xubuntu]

I am trying to create a logical volume using LVM in my (ASUS eeePC x101) with an SD card but something has failed. I found a tutorial on exactly what I want, but something failed during the process. ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Ubuntu partition problems

I was trying to install a new operating system today, and I have tried before, but ever since the 14.04 release of Ubuntu, I have not been able to install any more OS. So, I tried formatting the ...
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0answers
46 views

Grub doesn't run after installed Ubuntu 14.04 on external hdd

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my external 1TB HDD. I created a 5gb swap space, and a 45gb ext4 partition mounted on /. The problem is: When I am booting from my HDD, it does not show up grub ...
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2answers
34 views

Dual boot 3 Ubuntu Based Systems and a bootloader using Virtual Hard Disks

I know this sounds crazy, but I want to: Install PloP Linux on my current Lubuntu 14.04 system Create a new 450 GB Ext4 partition on my external drive and put my home folder there Create another ...
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2answers
28 views

Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
0
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1answer
35 views

third OS partition advice

I am here because I need a little advice to create and install a 3rd OS on my laptop. Let me quickly epxplain, I have windows for my 3d work(maya) and gaming , then I started to move my cpp ...
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0answers
34 views

Make USB Bootable, but install ubuntu on hardrive

I remember something from my past(may be 10 years back). I have heard that we can boot an OS from floppy disk but the OS files will be in Hard disk. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't know whom to ask, ...
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1answer
95 views

Dual boot :Windows 7 partition deleted after Kubuntu 14.04 install…Weird!

I've bought two new SSD's in order to install Kubuntu on one and Win 7 on the other one. Before I had Linux Mint and Win7 together one just one SSD. So first I installed win7 as recommended, and then ...
0
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1answer
28 views

Ubuntu's partition not recognized?

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERYTHING: most people post answers that are literally out of context, which is frustrating! I am in big trouble right now. My Ubuntu partition is not recognized and ...
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142 views

I can't find my HDD(hard disk)

I have installed Ubuntu removing windows 7. Now i can't find my Hard disk drive. I tried these command. sudo fdisk -l it shows me there are 3 hard disk named : dev/sda1, sda2, sda5. but when i ...
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Installation Failed Due To Partition

When i tried to install ubuntu 13.10 instead of red hat , something like /dev/mapper/volgroup showed up in my installation type screen, and during the install it ended up showing that grub is failed ...
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2answers
203 views

Error:No Such Device … Grub Rescue>_ [duplicate]

I am a totally new Ubuntu user. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS side by side.I have 2 HDD- one 160 GB and 1TB. I decided to delete ubuntu and change to ubuntu 12.04 as 14.04 does not have much ...
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0answers
136 views

installation on Asus Zenbook UX301LA

I am afraid I messed up things pretty badly while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 on a brand new Asus Zenbook UX301LA. The situation is: I am pretty sure that I have destroyed Windows8 ...
0
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1answer
58 views

How to do a dual boot of two Ubuntu operating systems?

This problem is little bit different than other similar ones. I have a clone image of Ubuntu production system and plan to propagate it to two different partitions (e.g., /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2). How ...
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1answer
51 views

Laptop won't boot after I deleted Ubuntu partition

I'd installed an Ubuntu distro alongside Windows 8 that I didn't like. I was going to replace it with standard Ubuntu, but it was having trouble, so I deleted the Ubuntu partition from Windows 8. I ...
2
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1answer
51 views

After boot repair laptop boots straight to windows 8 without grub - no solution for a week now

This is a repost because my original post was marked as having a solution/duplicate somewhere else and I read those solutions before and tried them countless times with no success. I followed the ...
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0answers
39 views

GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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1answer
30 views

Lost ubuntu partition after Win7 removal

I used to have a 1TB HDD with Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot. Few weeks ago I bought an SSD and installed on Dual Boot a Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. From the new Ubuntu system I was able to access the ...
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0answers
42 views

Boot Windows 8 after migration from HDD to SSD

I migrated my hdd windows 8 to a SDD partition. Also i have ubuntu and linux mint in the same SDD. Grub is working fine for Ubuntu and Mint, but it doesn't detect the windows 8 partition. I used the ...
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0answers
55 views

no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
0
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0answers
71 views

I can not install Ubuntu 14.04 due to some problem?

I have installed Window 8.1 on my HP laptop.Now I want to install Ubuntu 14.04,I try to use Wubi but when I use it, after installation on window, when my computer restart i have a message No root ...
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0answers
46 views

Ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot gpt

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and I want to install windows8.1 . I have created a partition for windows . I have a separate boot partition but I heard I needed a EFI partition.I still have 300mb ...
0
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0answers
72 views

cannot boot into Ubuntu : attempting to read or write from outside hd0

I have a sony viao laptop with windows 7 pre-installed and only a single c drive. I resized the C drive using gparted from a ubuntu live usb and tried to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. ...
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0answers
28 views

BOOTMGR is missing upon replacing boot partition with tmpfs

I recently mounted tmpfs in the place of my boot partition of by windows 7. this made the 100Mb boot partition get added to swap but when i start windows 7 i get bootmgr is missing. I've tried ...
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0answers
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Grub rescueproblem unknown file system performed all the solutions before

My laptop is dual boot it has Ubuntu and windows 7. I wanted to extend C:drive on windows 7 so I used third part partition assistant for it but the partition assistant messed up and dragged the ...
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1answer
86 views

Dual-boot fresh re-install ubuntu 14.04

Ok guys, I have a dual booting laptop that has both windows 7 on it and ubuntu 14.04. I was messing around on ubuntu and did some stuff with the nvidia drivers that Im not quite sure how to fix. I ...