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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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Ubuntu start up problem

I have a relatively fresh install of Saucy Salamander, however I'm experiencing quite some difficulty when starting up my computer. My computer seems to crash / freeze more often than not between the ...
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Windows 8 Install - USB

I am trying to create a bootable USB to install Windows 8 using Ubuntu 13.04. I tried using WinUSB but it was showing an error saying that the USB is set to readable, which is weird since WinUSB was ...
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Ubuntu not booting from CD or USB, how can I make sure OS finds my drive?

I've been trying several different installation methods to install Ubuntu on my partition. No matter what kind of installation type (CD or USB), I get the same error message. At first I assumed I was ...
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I need some startup help with 12.10. (Full explanation below) [duplicate]

When I startup usually I get the purple screen and it goes black for 2-5 seconds and I can log in normally. Earlier though I got the computer back from Acer after they had to replace my dead WI-FI ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu installed alongside Windows 8?

Once I reboot it after the installation, it brings me to a screen to choose Windows 8 or Ubuntu. When I click Ubuntu it brings me to a screen with this options: Reinstall windows Change the language ...
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Why do I get no option to boot either Ubuntu or Windows after UBUNTU 12.1 installation for a dual boot (PC automatically loads windows xp sp3)?

I've just Installed Ubuntu 12.10. When asked to remove dvd to restart there was no boot option menu and PC started to load windows. Checkdisk ran and displayed multiple messages, eg. Deleting orphan ...
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How to prioritise dual-boot to Ubuntu over WIndows?

As the titles suggests, I have no idea how to change the dual-boot to making ubuntu load over windows, any help would be appreciated
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Accidentally set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0, cannot boot into Ubuntu now

I have a dual boot system of Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. Stupidly, I set my default boot OS to Windows 7 using this method and set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0. Now when I boot, the Ubuntu red/purple screen flashes ...
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Another BOOTMGR is missing question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Bootmgr is missing…” Upon reboot I downloaded an OS uninstaller, and uninstalled Windows and all its backups. I just want Ubuntu on my laptop. So when I turned it back ...
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Ubuntu dual boot OS crashed my computer. Now my computer won't boot. Please Help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I've just tried to install ubuntu 12.04 dual boot OS with Windows 7 and it finished installing in ubuntu. However, it said that the ...
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How do I make GRUB appear at startup without holding shift? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the time for OS selection menu in GRUB? I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Whenever I start my computer it will go straight into linux unless I hold ...
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Setting windows 7 as start up OS during Boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? How to set Windows 7 as default for booting? I am using Dual boot in my laptop. And how do i later shift ...
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Fail to start windows after Ubuntu 11.10 install

Computer: HP Pavilion dv7-6140eo OS: Originally Win7 I recently decided to try out Ubuntu, and I decided to dual-boot it with Windows 7. First I googled some how-to's, then I downloaded Ubuntu onto a ...
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Startup Manager does not affect boot order

Running and editing the boot sequence with the startup Manager works fine - even saving these settings is done properly (I can check this with reopening the startup manager) - but after reboot - ...
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How do I fix broken installation?

Let me start off by saying I'm dual booting 11.04 and Windows 7 on a Thinkpad T61p. The problem may have arisen when I hit the power button during normal startup. I'm fully aware how stupid this is. ...
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I get a second menu on my dual boot machine after I choose Windows XP, I then have to choose again

I installed windows XP Home on a new built machine. The boot from CD was not working so to get the Ubuntu 9.04 disk to run I installed the Ubuntu 9.04 boot/autorun/start utility. The installation ...