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Many years ago, GRUB1 was still a thing. When GRUB2 came along, it needed various commands but because GRUB1 was still the main system in use, there needed to be a way to differentiate the utilities, meaning a load of ...2-style commands were created. After the transition, people were still using both commands (for the same jobs), therefore to stop people's ...


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A Two Partition Solution You may be able to get by with 2 (or 3 if you want a Swap) partitions, one for the Full Ubuntu and another for data storage and exchange. Full Ubuntu will install GRUB by default. Modify GRUB to add extra entries that point directly to iso files stored in the first partition along with Ubuntu. See How to boot live iso images? for ...


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I would suggest that you start over, to ensure you have a proper Ubuntu image. I also suggest that you verify that the file you downloaded is correct, before making the USB stick and trying to boot it. So here are some steps for you: Download an image from http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/ I suggest the 14.04.2-desktop ones Calculate the SHA256 checksum ...


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You can rsync the files to another, but it won't boot (as you've observed). However, it's not difficult to set the new drive to boot after you've copied the files. The exact method depends on which boot loader you want (grub, gummi, etc.), how you've configured your partitions (do you have a separate /boot partition?), if you're using partition tables or ...


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I found my own solution detailed below: Install a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 Pro from the original Microsoft DVD and make a bootable USB drive, as described here. During the Windows setup process, choose custom type of installation, in which you're allowed to configure partitions. Erase all the existing partitions except the computer's recovery partitions ...


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You could try to disable the graphical grub spash. Edit /etc/default/grub (as root) and uncomment # GRUB_TERMINAL="console" (remove the #) after that, run sudo update-grub and see if it helped.



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