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As you have placed a brand new hard disk in an UEFI system, you first need to restore the UEFI partition. Try them in the following order: The original System restore DVD/CD/USB from your hardware's manufacturer The Open Source rEFInd Go back to BIOS: no more worries about Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) problems. This one is hardware-...


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Note: It is mainly for grub rescue for the systems having multiple OS but it worked for me. It Needs an active Internet Connection Run Commands : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo apt-get update sudo update-grub sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair launch Boot-Repair from either : the Dash (...


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Sure, you just boot via the live disk, mount your /home partition and copy your data to an external source. Once you boot intro the live disk (presuming you will use ubuntu) a hdd icon will show up in unity (ore more depending you your configuration) just click on that and it should mount it for you, that represents your hdd(s)


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So I took the plunge since nobody answered and decided to give it a shot, and it worked, in the end. Here's what I did; I plugged my new SSD in via USB. Opened gparted and went to my 1TB, right-clicked the Ubuntu install I wanted to copy, and clicked on "Copy". Went to the new SSD, right-clicked the empty drive and "Paste". It took a while but it copied ...


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How did you manage to install windows on sda2 ? Windows normally takes the whole disk to install itself. You can afterwards blockcopy the whole Windows thingy but I never managed to get a get a working Windows after that. Looking at your pastbin files; the grub bootloader seems to be installed on sda2, while it should be sda1, where your linux Mint rests..


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Finally, I got it to boot in UEFI. The problem is with UEFI firmware which seems buggy. It does require the EFI partition to be the first one in the GPT table. The partition entries in GPT table were unordered. (EFI was the first one on disk, but 4th in the table). I followed instruction below to fix that: Boot using Live USB Backup GPT table sudo su ...


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Did you wrote the iso file to USB stick right way ? I suggest you to have an 4GB USB drive and use dd command. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media#Using_dd You can use the same way.


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It is normal to have two ubuntu entries. One is shim and the other grub. You can see the details of each with : sudo efibootmgr -v You can delete the /EFI/Microsoft folder in the ESP - efi system partition and then delete the UEFI NVRAM entries. If you leave the folder, UEFI will often find the boot files & add them again to UEFI boot menu. It can ...



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