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Can't get Windows to boot from GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues getting GRUB to work with me. Whenever I want to get to GRUB (to boot Ubuntu), I have to manually select it: . Then I can select Ubuntu ...
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Cannot boot windows after installing ubuntu 12.04 on windows 8 machine [duplicate]

I attempted ubuntu 64 bit installation on a windows 8 machine, using a separate parition for ubuntu. New Ubuntu installation works fine, but there is no option to boot windows 8 now, though I could ...
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Suspected problems with bootloader and Windows 8

So by now this question has probably been asked a hundred times, but I figured I might as well ask it again to get some details on my specific situation. So far I have been using Linux (mostly ...
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0answers
154 views

bootloader install failed

I have lenovo u510 with windows 8. This ultrabook has 24GB SSD and I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 in it. I changed bios from UEFI to legacy and I used a LiveDVD. I created a 17GB partition when I ...
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0answers
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Booting back into windows 7

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside my windows 7 operating system. Whenever I boot my computer i am given the ubuntu loader where i can select either windows7 loader or ubuntu. When i press ...
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right place to install ubuntu bootloader

I installed ubuntu on a windows machine, but after restart the computer automatically booted windows without showing me boot option. I think I might have installed my ubuntu bootloader in the wrong ...
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0answers
78 views

Cant boot Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8. On another HDD with two partitions. one for my windows data and one for Ubuntu. Now i cant choose which system i want to boot. I get directly into windows ...
0
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1answer
316 views

Can't Boot Windows (Gives “Repair Windows” Option)

I have a few extra hardrvies without anything on them. So about a week ago I created a "Live" Usb to see if my system was compatible. After a week of testing and playing I liked it enough to install ...
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3answers
187 views

After installing Ubuntu I no longer have the option to start Windows 7 Professional [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time. I followed the steps for partitioning and root directories as recommended. However, when I partitioned the /dev/sda1 was green and the disk did not ...
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1answer
469 views

missing operating system message after installing ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7 and windows 8

Initially, I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 running on the same system.(dual boot). And I wanted to install Ubuntu for my work. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned it on a disk and installed it. While ...
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0answers
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu?(Windows and Ubuntu are on the same HDD) [duplicate]

today i'm going to install Ubuntu on my Laptop. It'll be on a second partition (besides Windows 7). My question is, how do I uninstall Ubuntu? As far as i know simply deleting all the stuff on my ...
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0answers
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wubi move to partition [duplicate]

im new in ubuntu and I really liked ubuntu 12.10 with wubi (windows ubuntu installer) and I want to emigrate to the partition system which is more faster, but I don't want to install grub, I want to ...
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0answers
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How to make a proper Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual-boot using the Metro Bootloader? [duplicate]

I'm the owner of a UEFI PC and I would like to make a new setup of windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 both in x64. I' don't know if that's possible, I've made some searches, I've followed some tutorials like ...
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0answers
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Strange problem due to Grub 2

I know there are already a lot of posts about it but I didn't find anything similar to my problem. I thought to give ubuntu 12.10 a try. Everything went fine until I reached the setup of Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 4 - 1104tx (preinstalled Windows 8)

I have been using Linux for more than 2 years now. I had hp pavilion dv4 laptop and Ubuntu 12.04 was working great. I recently purchased HP Envy 4 - 1104tx which has Windows 8 preinstalled. I tried to ...
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1answer
119 views

Installing Ubuntu after Win 8, do I have to be careful?

Here is a System with Win 8 on HDD1. There is a second HDD and I thought I install Ubuntu 12.10 on this one. Im not using Win 8, but other people are. So after installing Ubuntu, Win 8 should be ...
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2answers
604 views

How to boot from CD using GRUB?

so I have this dualboot config in my pc with ubuntu precise and win 7 running alongside. I need to reinstall win 7 since its acting a bit strange lately; but during bios my keystrokes are not ...
0
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1answer
516 views

Bluescreen after Ubuntu 12.10 installation, after recommended boot repair “no filesystem found” please help!

After I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 into my Windows 7 a black screen came up and nothing happened for over five minutes. So I force shutdown my computer and started again on the linux CD. I ...
0
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2answers
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
0
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1answer
574 views

Windows 7 loader missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: no windows 7 entry in grub after installing ubuntu i just install Ubuntu 12.10 along side Windows 7.When booting it goes straight to ubuntu and skip grub.This problem ...
0
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1answer
59 views

Problem loading Windows

My Ubuntu shows the startup screen where I've to select the OS option, in it shows Windows 7 option too, but when I choose Windows 7, it doesn't load and shows back the same OS selection screen. Both ...
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3answers
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How to restore Windows7 after restore ubuntu bootloader?

At first I will describe my situation in a few points: I have installed Windows7, and then Ubuntu 11.04 on my machine. Then everything works fine and at start of system I have screen from linux ...
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2answers
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Uninstalling Wubi after Windows restore

I restored my windows computer with wubi on it, but when I booted it up for the 1st time, Ubuntu is still there to choose during boot. Help?
0
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2answers
425 views

Getting Ubuntu on Bootloader after formatting

I've been running Windows XP on a desktop machine (C:/) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 (D:/) and Windows bootloader was able to recognize Ubuntu when I turn on the computer. Months later, I've formatted ...
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2answers
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Can't boot to Windows anymore after removing Grub on a Netbook

Today I decided to try out Fedora by booting it from USB. I liked the OS, and decided I wanted to install it to my hard-drive. I couldn't complete the installation because I needed to free up a ...
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2answers
3k views

What is the best way to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot with windows 7 but I am having some problems. I installed GRUB in the MBR (as it is often recommended) and so GRUB was the boot-loader that appeared ...
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2answers
583 views

How to delete Grub Menu from the disk without Linux?

How do I remove Grub Menu from the disk without Linux? When I boot from the disc out the string Grub Rescue. Previously, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and randomly chose the wrong drive.
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2answers
225 views

Can't load Windows without plugging in the external drive

My external drive contains Ubuntu and when I don't have it plugged in, I receive an error message with this grub_rescue > . I don't know what this means or how to fix it, but I want to make it as ...
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536 views

Win7 no longer available after installing 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 but my Windows 7 partition seems to have been lost. It is in sda2. Can anyone help me how to get this Windows 7 partition back without having to reinstall Windows 7? ...
0
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1answer
255 views

GRUB is now the default bootloader and i cant boot without a flashdrive with grub so i can select windows 7

One night I installed ubuntu via live cd a couple times on different size flash-drives and grub is now the default bootloader. I used to could press the power button and it booted directly to windows ...
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2answers
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
2
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3answers
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How to replace GRUB with Windows NT Bootloader?

I'm not really a big fan of GRUB (I had a bad experience), nor very knowledgeable about Linux, so how do I remove GRUB, and replace it with Windows NT Bootloader, yet keep the same list/number/entries ...
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2answers
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Installing Ubuntu 10.04 to external HDD overwrites the MBR of the internal HDD

I have a Asus A42F laptop which has Windows 7 32 bit installed on it's internal HDD. I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a portable HDD using the laptop. Now my laptop does not boot Windows 7 if ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
217 views

HELP! Booting Ubuntu off Portable HDD, lots of issues with GRUB

I am new to Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 11.10 onto my portable hard drive. Much to my surprise, it installed half of GRUB to the PC, and half to the PHDD. The PC does not belong to me. ...
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1answer
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How to fix windows bootloader after grub install?

Ok, so that's what I did: I installed ubuntu and when I had to chose the partitions and grub install I clicked on overwrite "windows bootloader" or something like that, now everytime I boot, grub ...
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2answers
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How to Install Ubuntu with MBR?

Hello all, I have a very good question and I hope you can help me: As you know there 2 or maybe 3 ways to install Ubuntu, the 2 ways that I know are: Bootable Installation Ubuntu CD/DVD Ubuntu Wubi ...
2
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1answer
820 views

Why can't I choose Ubuntu at boot?

I installed Ubuntu along side windows xp, and at the choose OS screen my keyboard doesn't work. I can't even hit enter to just start xp I have to wait for the count down. Any ideas?
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6answers
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How do I change from dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu to single-boot Ubuntu?

I have an old Vista laptop that I partitioned and installed Ubuntu on, with dual-boot. I've now decided to switch entirely to Ubuntu. What's the best way to achieve this? My current partitions: ...