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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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Cloning Ubuntu and creating dual boot?

I want to experiment with Ubuntu and see if upgrading to V14 will cause me any issues with my installed software. Through the LiveCD I have used GParted to successfully resize my filesystem ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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1answer
13 views

kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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I want to overwrite curupt/damaged win xp with 14.04

is there a full proof way that a beginner can easily overwrite win xp with ubuntu? I am presently running 14.04. love it! between grub rescues and mounting/partitioning problems, i am considering a ...
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How to move GRUB installation to a different partition? [closed]

I have a laptop for work. I originally had Windows 7 on it then I installed Linux Mint 17 to dual boot. During my installation of Mint 17 I accidentally installed GRUB on the wrong partition (sda2). ...
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1answer
80 views

Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How Can I Get GRUB to Work After Restoring Deleted EFI Partition?

First time posting here for help. So Friday night I was playing around with GParted and accidentally deleted several partitions. One of the was an unnamed. After doing this, I restarted and I was ...
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Is it possible to install windows7 on Ubuntu14.04?

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REPEATED QUESTION AS THE QUESTION SIMILAR TO THIS HAVE ALL FAILED TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM. I have tried to install windows 7 on ubuntu-14.04 with a live USB stick, but I ...
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53 views

Can't Boot into either Windows or Ubuntu

History I first installed Windows 8.1 and left around 60GBs Unallocated. Then I tried installing Ubuntu with a USB, but the partition table I had made did not show up. I then tweaked some settings in ...
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45 views

Can't get GRUB menu to work after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and had it set up for a dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 8. Everything worked fine until I decided to try reinstalling it with the root partition on an SSD ...
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20 views

GPT partitioning on a bios/non-efi motherboard with a SSD

I have a 2 year old Intel DH67CL1 BIOS motherboard(non-efi). I am reading about GPT partitioning and wonder whether it is useful in my case. I have still reservations whether to use GPT and what ...
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1answer
24 views

Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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Why doesn't Windows 8 appear in the “BIOS” boot selection after Ubuntu is installed?

So, I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Everything is fine except when I am in the BIOS I only see the Ubuntu partition. I see the Windows partition in Ubuntu, but just not in the BIOS. What am ...
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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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1answer
113 views

Partitions on clean install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I have a 500GB harddrive with 2 operating systems installed: Windows 7 (120GB) and Ubuntu 13.04 (380GB). I created my own partitions, by using advice from this tutorial. Now I want to upgrade to ...
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Dual Boot: GRUB disappeared, boot-repair not working and linux partition cannot be accessed

I'm trying to fix a friend's computer. He uses Win7 and ubuntu 14.04 dual boot and ran "secure boot", which seems to have caused major damage: afterwards, GRUB wouldn't show up and the computer booted ...
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1answer
63 views

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Win 7 - Delete Recovery/Hibernation Partitions?

I've installed dual-boot setups of Ubuntu before and have never run into any major problems (with the installation) until now. It started when I tried to run the "Install Ubuntu" option from the Live ...
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installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 didnt show free partion

I am try to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 along side windows 8. i follow this tutorial http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html. but when installation gives me to ...
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/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found in grub rescue [duplicate]

I dun goofed. So I have an old macbook pro and I wanted to wipe it clean and install Linux on it. In the process of doing so, I completely removed Mac OS X which I was okay with, but the Linux ...
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1answer
28 views

Dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 [same drive]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 on the same drive. I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I have manually partitioned the drive. 300 MB boot; 20 GB root; 400 GB Home; 5GB Swap 500 GB ...
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62 views

install windows 7 and ubuntu on the same partition

i was wondering if i could install windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive partition.. when i select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows " it creates another partition to install Ubuntu int... but ...
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No such partition. Grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu on one of the two of my hard drives. My other hard drive has Windows 7. When I booted from the Ubuntu hard drive but then it had an error and said "no such partiton. ". So I ...
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1answer
231 views

Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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Grub Installation Failed for Single OS

I am a beginner @ Linux. I know there are some threads that touch this but I feel I have done something uniquely stupid. hence the post and plea for help. Also this thread has nothing to do with dual ...
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1answer
100 views

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on 512Gb SSD GRUB Error

A client bought a Crucial MX100 SSD (Solid State Drive) 512Gb to be installed in their laptop and wanted a dual boot system with Windows 7 Professional 64-BIT on a 100Mb and 150Gb Primary Partition ...
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158 views

Failed to unmount partitions

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a pen drive. I have windows 7 installed already and want to keep that installation. I have a 3TB drive that has one 2TB partition on it, so the last 1TB is ...
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1answer
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Problems restoring grub

I have used fsarchiver to move the content of my old hard drive on a new bigger SSD. Basically, one partition with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything went fine. But now I can not boot. I used GPT and I also ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition ...
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1answer
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data loss on crash during ubuntu upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on dual boot pc

While Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I had a crash. When I try to boot from ubuntu (I have dual boot -ubuntu vista 7- Sony Vaio laptop) I get the following messages: target filesystem doesn't have ...
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Ubuntu partition “unallocated” and Win7 BSODs

I've successfully used Boot Repair to get out of booting binds in the past, but this time I'm stuck and was directed by Boot Repair to share the following web address in a trusted forum such as this: ...
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1answer
183 views

Elementary os BIOS entry still there, after installing and deleting eOS Fraya beta

Ok, so I wanted to test elementary os Freya beta for a couple of days. Since I have SSD, I wanted to test it on it, not a live USB(slower). So I resized my Ubuntu partition, created a new one, and ...
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Badly installed Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I have decided to make a new partition of my HDD and then to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have already had Windows installed on another partition. I installed Ubuntu and the installation has been ...
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1answer
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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Screwed up Partitioning, Can't boot into live session, Grub installed wrong

I am kinda a novice to the Whole Ubuntu thing so I'll try to explain my best here. I recently got a Lenovo E545 laptop (I love it by the way), with Windows 8. having no Idea that its impossible to ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu installer from hard drive partition?

I would like to prepare something like recovery partition on the PC hard drive. Such recovery partition should contain only Ubuntu installer, nothing more. It also should be bootable in any way, even ...
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Install Ubuntu on mSATA alongside Windows on SSD?

I just got a new laptop (HP Zbook 15) with a 128 GB mSATA SDD and a (Samsung 840 Pro) 256 GB SSD. During installation, I formatted the drives to remove any preinstalled crap and installed Windows 7 on ...
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2answers
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Black screen , os not booting

I have dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to recover my write protected pendrive with diskmgr on win cmd. I failed and now can't start pc on win or ubuntu. A black screen coming before boot ...
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1answer
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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1answer
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My ntfs partition appear so many

My Windows 8 is missing in grub after installing a new linux distro (elemetary os), I already have Ubuntu. I booted into liveUSB and ran boot-repair and was Grub fixed, but when I boot into Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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 ...