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Ubuntu 14 desktop install failed and corrupted grub

Long story: Tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. 12 already installed. Dual boot system with Vista. Install failed. Now I cannot boot to either 14 or Vista. Grub rescue only prompt available. ...
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Can't boot in windows 8 after upgrade to 14.04

As advised I am asking here about my problem. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I can't boot in windows 8.1. Right away after upgrade I noticed that few of my previous options are missing in grub. Then I ...
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1answer
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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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Unable to boot to windows [on hold]

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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3answers
665 views

Windows removed from grub after installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 flawlessly -- I'm happy with that. But when after several restart, I realized something was missing from my grub: It was my windows boot option How to make it appear ...
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1answer
726 views

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS broke my grub - can't load windows! [closed]

I saw today that the new version of Ubuntu LTS was released and so I thought I'd give it a try. I freed space on my hard drive by deleting my Linux Mint partition, which I had been dual-booting ...
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0answers
16 views

Grub Legacy to GRUB2

i've spend couple of hours with this but with no results... I got Windows 8 and I installed ubuntu 13. Boot menu was showing, but when I tried to pick Windows 7 loader, I got 'disk read error ...
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1answer
172 views

Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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28 views

ubuntu partition

A problem happened to my windows xp partition, I have also a ubuntu 10.10 partition. There were options to choose os when starting laptop. Because the problem is in XP partition, those options are ...
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1answer
29 views

Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls ...
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1answer
55 views

Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
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0answers
23 views

window booting option not available after i installed us on ubuntu 12.04 lts on dell inspiron 3521

i tried to install ubuntu 12.04 lts on my dell inspiron 3521 by overwriting ubuntu 13.04 which was working fine along with windows 8 . But neither wireless nor ethernet was working properly . And ...
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Windows 8 not showing up after installing ubuntu alongside Windows

Okay so i installed ubuntu on my system which had Windows 8 pre-installed (Old comp so I'm sort sure it didn't have secure boot and UEFI). I used the "Install alongside windows" option which promised ...
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0answers
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Installed Win8.1 installer with error to /dev/sdc1 Grub is removed and nothing boots [duplicate]

I installed Win 8.1 Enterprise trial installer to /dev/sdc1. Lubuntu 14.04 is on /dev/sdc2. The Windows USB/DVD Download Tool showedUnable to Run bootsect to Make The USB Device Bootable Error at ...
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1answer
42 views

Unable to boot into windows after installing ubuntu alongside

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside my existing windows 7. But I do not get any option to boot into windows 7. I have tried to install a grub such that I now have a boot menu in which I ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Problem with Removing Grubx64 with Windows 8.1 UEFI

Everytime I boot up my computer I am encountered with the grub rescue shell and an error saying "no such device xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxx" The windows is preinstalled and is in EUFI mode most ...
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0answers
23 views

Grub takes forever to get to

So Grub takes about 15 seconds to get to, it will show a white underscore (_) and it will indent and go down a few lines and repeat this process about 3-4 times before it reaches Grub. Here is my ...
0
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1answer
154 views

Ubuntu 13.10, format the entire harddrive and install Windows 8.1 (SOLVED)

I'm stuck with my laptop as I explained here :Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2 I can't find a solution. To resume: I have a Asus N53S with ubuntu 13.10 installed and Windows 8.1 but GRUB can't ...
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0answers
321 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x86, I burned the .iso image on a DVD after I had downloaded it. I restarted my computer, and I booted from the DVD. When I click on "Installing Ubuntu", first it ...
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5answers
647 views

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2

My case is quite different from other and I can't find a solution. I had windows 7 (64bits) and Ubuntu 13.10(32bits) installed on my laptop ASUS N53S. Unfortunately, a blue screen appeared on Windows ...
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1answer
431 views

Updated Windows 8, tried to fix with Boot Repair and can't pass GNU GRUB screen

I'm having a hard time now with my laptop. I have an ASUS X501 with Windows8 preloaded and I decided to install Ubuntu Studio last year. Everything was great, I was able to choose to boot into Ubuntu ...
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182 views

Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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1answer
73 views

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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0answers
250 views

WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
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0answers
149 views

Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu(invalid efi error)

I was attempting to have my laptop dual boot into both Win7 and Ubuntu but messed up partitioning the hard drive during the installation, couldn't tell which size was going to be used for what. ...
0
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1answer
57 views

GRUB menu doesn't render properly

I just dual-booted my windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 12.04.03 on UEFI. No problems. The only thing is that the GRUB menu doesn't render properly. The text is all jagged up. Here's what I see: What do I ...
0
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2answers
177 views

After installing Linux, preinstalled Windows 8 is not in boot entry

i have installed Linux Mint beside to preinstalled windows 8. After the installation, in grub2 menu there is no windows 8 entry. Also the partitions are not shown.. the tool boot-repair dont help ...
0
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1answer
163 views

Issues with dualbooting after installing windows 8 (boot-repair not working!)

I used to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7 before I decided to format my windows partition and install windows 8 instead. As always, my grub went missing (only windows loading) and I run ...
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0answers
16 views

Grub boot instead of any HDD

i was recently installing linux on my hard drive(sdc) and it caused problem during grub installation and i try to use boot-repair. but it doesn't work now whenever i start my system. it boots in grub ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Bring Windows XP to the last option instead of first option

Is there any way to install XP after installing Lubuntu 13.10 and bringing Ubuntu to the first position in the Grub menu as I am using XP only for my School Work and I am using Ubuntu for all my work. ...
0
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0answers
12 views

Ubuntu dual boot failure - alternative solution to using external device

I'm running Ubuntu and Windows on my laptop. After doing some changes to the GPU driver Ubuntu won't load. I understand the problem & I know which changes I have to make to which files, but I ...
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0answers
21 views

Can I have one OS using Legacy (windows 7) and one os using UEFI (ubuntu)

I want to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu in UEFI and Windows in Legacy if I could avoid the grub menu and just switch BIOS settings when the other OS was needed.
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5answers
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after Windows 8.1 upgrade, boot-repair doesn't fix it

I have a sony vaio duo 11 convertible, it was successfully dual booting lubuntu 13.10 and windows 8, but after the upgrade to windows 8.1 it doesn't load anything but windows. I disabled windows' ...
0
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1answer
40 views

re-Install grub in ubuntu partition

I had been using Easybcd in windows to manage the bootloader. But, when i resized my ubuntu partition, grub went haywire and now I am stuck with using grub at the mbr level(i had to use boot repair to ...
0
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1answer
189 views

“Ubuntu” and “Ubuntu 13.10” in my Grub boot list

I have got "Ubuntu" as well as "Ubuntu 13.10" in the list of boot-able partitions when Grub appears. How can I fix this? This is what my grub looks like: Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
20 views

Having trouble repairing window xp that is dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.10

I had been successfully using Windows XP dual-booted with Ubuntu, for over 2 years. Then, out of the blue, something happened to the Windows boot file that made it impossible for me to get into ...
0
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0answers
161 views

not showing dual boot option & installation drive of Ubuntu 12.04 on preloaded windows 7

I'm very new to this, need urgent help. I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.04 along windows 7 as dual boot. After clicking reboot option at end of Ubuntu installation, dual boot window doesn't appear & is ...
0
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0answers
64 views

Ubuntu 12.04 not booting after boot repair

I've done a clean install of ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP ProBook 4540s. I've done it several times, but now there was something different. I had windows 7 on it, which I've removed by formating the ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Lot of things gone wrong. [duplicate]

My computer came pre-installed with windows 8, i tried to install ubuntu, but ubuntu shows a black screen and a little sound after a purple screen (literally can't do anything) and my option to boot ...
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0answers
86 views

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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2answers
1k views

Can I change the grub default choice from Windows?

This is a weird question. I read how to set the default OS choice for GRUB (How do I set the grub timeout and the grub default boot entry?) and I did that, but since I often work from home, I'd like ...
0
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1answer
77 views

Grub does not load up even after running boot-repair

I had a successfully running computer with dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 until I made the drastic decision to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 was fine but I discovered ...
1
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1answer
69 views

Make windows hdd show up in grub

I recently installed Windows 7 64 bit on a new hdd I put in my pc. Before the installation, since I knew windows installations screw up Linux partitions, I disconnected the sata of the hdd containing ...
2
votes
0answers
113 views

Broken chainloader after cloning drive

I have a multiboot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 13.04. I use Grub 2 to boot from the MBR to a chainloader in the Ubuntu partition, and the chainloader gives me the option of booting to XP or ...
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votes
1answer
157 views

Booting from a Windows XP CD when Ubuntu is installed

I had Windows XP installed on my computer. Then I installed Ubuntu, and I was able to boot either to Windows or to Ubuntu using Grub. But one day when my computer was running Windows XP, there was ...
0
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0answers
749 views

GRUB not appearing at WIndows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 after Windows 8.1 and GRUB is not appearing. I tried what is in this topic, but it doesn't work for me. Can you help me?
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0answers
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Different Boot types

I am stuck in a problem for weeks - specially, I don't understand the difference. My system: Toshiba Portege with 500 GB HD UEFI in BIOS is activated no secure boot is activated Windows 8.1 is ...
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2answers
373 views

Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 PROBLEM

I have spent the past 4 days trying to get Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my computer and every time it boots straight into Ubuntu. I have looked through most of the threads and tried Windows first, Ubuntu ...
3
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3answers
1k views

GRUB UEFI windows boot fail

I've read about this, but still can't figure out my problem. I've got a new laptop with windows 8 preinstalled. First thing I did was installing ubuntu, then GRUB, as I always did. Now I can boot ...
0
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0answers
203 views

I'm trying to install windows 7, but the GNU GRUB menu pops up while in in windows boot menu

This is preventing me from re-installing windows 7. Can i make the GNU GRUB menu not pop up so I can get through the installation?