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How to manually partition a reinstall upgrade to a dual boot

I have a Windows XP /Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit dual boot system with partitions I created manually. /dev/sda 1 21GB Windows OS /dev/sda 2 5.2GB ntfs spare unused /dev/sda 3 300MB ext 3 for grub Extended ...
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1answer
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edit grub2 to boot other partition

I was running out of space on my primary partition that I had originally set to 30gb (I know, rookie mistake), but it was at the end of the disk so a resize operation would be more data loss prone ...
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1answer
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Bootproblems after second OS installation

My Problem: I had Windows 7 on my old HDD. Bought 120GB SSD to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dualboot. Disabled HDD. Windows installation -> create 60GB partition for WIN7, works. Next: ...
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update-grub ignoring some options in /etc/default/grub

Just installed another hard drive and noticed that grub automatically added the necessary menu entries to boot off it. I wanted to adjust these new entries by editing /etc/default/grub, but it seems ...
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1answer
27 views

Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
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0answers
39 views

Ubunu 14.04 weird hd out of disk eroor

I was migrated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to ubuntu 14.04LTS. And it was working fine first :) Then couple of restarts later , I go this same old hd0 out of disk grub rescue thing. Then I booted OS with a ...
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1answer
25 views

Is it possible to install the same version of ubuntu on the same hdd?

I would like to have ubuntu 14.04 installed two times on my laptop. One is for actual day to day use, the other for testing how ubuntu copes with my hardware under different circumstances, without ...
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2answers
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Question about manual partitioning for Dual boot system

I recently bought a new laptop, and I am trying to dual boot my system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. My installer doesn't recognize the windows 8 partition on my hard drive, so it doesn't give me the ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04.4 installer not seeing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 64 bit on a Lenovo G500s machine. I have tried installing both 13.10 and 12.04.4 and I am having the same problem with both versions. When I get to the installation ...
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0answers
31 views

ubuntu don't show my total hard disk partitions [duplicate]

after installing Ubuntu several time, last time i installed Ubuntu during installation using something else option , i didn't see the windows partition nor other private partitions it only show the ...
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0answers
24 views

Why ubuntu is mixing my HDD's saying sda1 is the same as sdb6

So i have this problem which i really don't know what to do with it, but it's making me alot of problems.The problem is not only locked to sda1 and sdb6 partitions it can change from boot to boot. ...
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1answer
30 views

Completly remove windows from my computer

I had dual boot on my pc (windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10). I recently removed windows partitions and ended with the following partitions: I seem unable to use my unllocated space (Gparted doesn't let ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Install the grub boot loader on hard disk fails

I have the following disk setup, raid5: Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdb: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdc: 111.8 GiB, ...
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64 views

Very Urgent: I Cant Remove Linux at all [closed]

i wanted to remove kubuntu 14.04 (updated from 13.10) linux at all and reinstall a new linux.but ive hit a long sad story!!! PLEASE HELP :(( sorry for my poor english. just updated from ubuntu 13.10 ...
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1answer
28 views

Installing Windows 7 after Ubuntu on MacbookPro 8,2

I have an extremely long troubleshooting narrative, but here are what I believe to be the most crucial features. I own a MacbookPro 8,2. Currently running Ubuntu exclusively. I attempted to ...
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0answers
11 views

grub rescue unknown filesystem error due to deletion of partition [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and ubuntu on my system. I decided to remove ubuntu partition so I deleted it from windows device manager and formatted and renamed that partition. Now whenever I start my system it ...
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1answer
61 views

accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
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1answer
33 views

Grub rescue problem after formatting windows partion

Hie,I have just switched to Ubuntu,and have installed Ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7.At installation time i just gave 15gb to Ubuntu,later on i decided to give my one of partition E:/ to Ubuntu ,so ...
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0answers
48 views

Ubuntu 13.10 unable to detect windows 7 installed partition

I know this is being asked again and again, but it seems like there is no way out. I'm really losing it now! So here it goes: I built this below average rig yesterday : core i3 4130 3.4Ghz [64bit] ...
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0answers
53 views

WiFi problem caused by Dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and Windows 7 x64 under one HDD

When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 successfully, the Wi-Fi was initially working. However, I cannot boot Windows 7 x64. So I installed and run the boot-repair under Ubuntu which fixed Grub2. And so I ...
2
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0answers
64 views

How can I get Ubuntu and Windows XP to dual boot? (solved)

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP Home. Everything appeared to be progressing normally and I was prompted to eject the CD and reboot. The result was: error: no such device: ...
0
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0answers
47 views

Grub rescue; “no such device” error happens Intermittently

I have three storage devices: ⠀/dev/sda/, an SSD with Windows 8 installed on it (NTFS) ⠀/dev/sdb/, an HDD with a single NTFS partition on it that is shared ⠀/dev/sdc/, an SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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0answers
43 views

Completely remove the broken installation and merge its partition [duplicate]

I have 2 bootable installations, one of them is broken, meaning I can't boot it but it does appear in the boot menu. I want to completely remove the broken one and merge its partition with the my ...
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17 views

Need acess to partions

I had installed windows xp on my macbook with the intent to transfer over games i had downloaded, within realizing grub is no longer with us, may he rest in peace. I then downloaded software for ...
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1answer
37 views

Setting up the GRUB for future use

What I am currently working on is trying to set up my partitions/ grub to eventually dual-boot. Currently for partitions, I have: the Ubuntu partition, mounted to '/', also flagged 'boot' a second, ...
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0answers
14 views

changing sdb5 to sda6 after dd to new partition

I made up a fresh ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an external HD. /grub / /swap I do this so that I don't have to waste time looking for drivers, config etc, and I can just dd is to my mac book pro in ...
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0answers
42 views

Configuring grub-pc: GRUB failed to install to the following devices

I was running Windows 7 when I decided to delete some partitions belonging to an installation of Fedora. When I shut down Windows and returned to it, I found this error message: error: no such ...
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0answers
21 views

I've made a bit of a mess with my hd and raid setup

I'm using ubuntu 12.04.4 Server and this is my current setup: My hard disks: wax@petra:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes 255 testine, 63 settori/tracce, 182401 ...
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0answers
22 views

Should I install bootloader on hard drive with Windows or hard drive which's gonna get Lubuntu installed?

/dev/sda1 has windows and Im installing Lubuntu on /dev/sdc. Where should I install bootloader? (Im just takin "the plunge" and hopefully Ill like Lubuntu more than laggy bloated Windows)
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0answers
17 views

error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub rescue [duplicate]

info Can anybody see what the problem is? To partition a new laptop which had windows 8. Think I do not have a partition for the boot but not sure. Used boot recovery cd and boot repair. Could it ...
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1answer
90 views

I don't get this message: “If you have Linux installed, please reinit its boot loader”

I just used Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition 2014 on my Windows 8 to transfer space from one of my Windows logical partition to my Ubuntu Linux partition (I have only one partition for Ubuntu). ...
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0answers
27 views

Copy Live CD to partition and add it to GRUB

I would like to keep the Live CD as a separate partition (read only if possible) so that I can use it to boot my computer should the main partition be damaged. I could then restore the main partition ...
1
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1answer
35 views

Key combination for Acer erecovery doesn't work after installing ubuntu

Initially, I had 3 partitions: 15G recovery 100M boot 950G Windows 7 I downsized the windows partition and installed Ubuntu 12 into the free space. Grub 2 found the recovery partition and added it ...
0
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0answers
34 views

How to restore Ubuntu broken partition after Windows 7 install

I previously had a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition. When I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7, somehow the Ubuntu partition got corrupted. I can't open it and recover my files even with ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Cannot boot into ubuntu after repartitioning

Having successfully dual-booted my system, I decided to attempt to triple-boot Kali-Linux (legacy), Windows 8 (UEFI), and Ubuntu 13.10 (UEFI). I freed up some disk space (5 gb if I remember correctly) ...
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1answer
142 views

How to create EFI partition and install grub2 on second disk

I have two disks, one Win 8 and one Ubuntu. When manually partitioning the 2nd disk during the Ubuntu install, I installed the bootloader to the MBR instead of creating an EFI boot partition. So now ...
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Dual-boot Windows7/Ubuntu want to take Ubuntu off and replace with mint [closed]

So I have already dual booted my HP laptop with windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 and I wanting to take Ubuntu 13.04 off and replace it with mint. My problem is I'm worried if I delete the Ubuntu partition ...
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2answers
81 views

Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't allow me to install “alongside” Windows, just “replace”

I have a disk with 3 partitions: 100MB for Windows 7 97.56GB for Windows 7 125.91 which I want to install Ubuntu on How can I install Ubuntu on the 125.91 GB partition "alongside" Windows 7 ...
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0answers
44 views

Did I install Ubuntu correctly?

I have two hard drives. The first has Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10 on the second drive, a SSD. I wanted to put GRUB on this drive, so that I didn't have to touch or mess with ...
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1answer
71 views

Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda on two-drive laptop with Win7

I am using an HP dv7 computer with a 1TB drive with Win7 and a new 120GB SSD that I intend to run Kubuntu on for my physics stuff. I am having trouble installing GRUB though. I first created two ...
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0answers
48 views

Dual Kubuntu 13.10 for SSD+HDD configuration with same /boot/ partition - how to do it?

I'd installed SSD to my desktop and copyed existing Kubuntu 13.10 from HDD to it (fixed /etc/fstab and so after copying). Because some BIOS&AHCI related issues I'm need to disable SSD in BIOS ...
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0answers
28 views

Ubuntu Fails To Boot from External HDD

I have a busted Internal HDD. So, I got my new 1 TB HDD. I've partitioned this 1 TB HDD into a 200 GB and the remaining has my data. My computer doesn't support UEFI. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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0answers
14 views

Error while loading windows boot cd after using ubuntu

I've tried to install Ubuntu in my PC. Actually it showed some partition: Total HDD: 500 gb dev/sda2 : 74 gb. dev/sda3 : 410 gb. -I've formatted 74 gb to ext4 format to install Ubuntu. -Then ...
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1answer
156 views

Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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2answers
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How to extend ext4 with gparted?

I am having short in disk space in my ubuntu /dev/sda6 and i have 11.08 GB of free space unallocated in the sense.I have followed different article about the repartition but they are not working here ...
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1answer
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How do I configure grub so it doesn't try to run if the drive its installed on is disconnected

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.0 something in my PC where I upgraded my previous version 12.10. Nothing is wrong with Ubuntu itself. It's grub, that's the problem. I keep my Ubuntu on a separate ...
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1answer
91 views

Grub support for Triple Boot

Ok, so if you have moral conflicts on the EULA then think of this as an educational question. so I have been wondering if there is a way to triple boot Hackintosh in addition to my current setup. I ...
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0answers
21 views

erased grub config by accident, cannot boot into windows partition [duplicate]

JUST this morning I wiped my Linux partition into free apace. However, I believe I may have deleted my grub config files, so I cannot boot into my windows partition. When I try starting my machine, I ...
0
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0answers
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How can I move GRUB 2 config to separate partition without moving /boot?

I have a netbook (it is what I use to tinker around) with a 250 GB HDD with 4 primary partitions: sda1 50 GB ext4 mounted to / sda3 ~162 GB ext4 mounted to /home sda4 ~20 GB ext4 empty and ...
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1answer
125 views

failed to install grub Ubuntu 12.0.4

During the Ubuntu 12.0.4 installation I have a failed to grub-install error. Attemp to boot from HDD failed. I'm read a numerous topics about grub installation failed error. I'm boot from Live CD and ...