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if you have a way to access at least one Ubuntu installation, the answer goes as follows: 1. log in using Ubuntu intallation 2. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 3. grub-install 4. update-grub


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Both your disks use the GUID Partition Table (GPT), which means that Windows is booting in EFI/UEFI mode. This is your starting point for any repair, since this detail is not easily changed. The fact that Boot Repair once said you needed to create a BIOS Boot Partition (the "bios-grub flag" you mentioned) means that that boot of the system was in ...


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I would personally make a Windows Bootable Usb using UnetBootin (I found this the most reliable.) http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/(link) OR you could use the link How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? to get Windows bootbale stick. Then navigate to the Bios and choose the boot order. You should see something that says USB, follow ...


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Do this: Reboot into the GRUB menu. Select the Advanced options for Ubuntu choice. Select a Recovery Mode kernel (doesn't matter which). On the next window that pops up, select root. Run umount /dev/sda1. Run fsck -f /dev/sda1. When that finishes, reboot.


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Boot from a Windows CD/USB and run: BCDBoot c:\Windows where c: is the drive Windows is installed. If you get "Failure when attempting to copy boot files" error. Start diskpart list volume After this, it will list your hard drives. Select the one your OS is on. select volume 0 (0 for first hard drive etc.) list partition select partition 0 (select ...


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Here is how I sorted it withput repair disk: Download Puppy linux puppylinux.org Load it on ypur USB using Unetbootin Boot it and in menu start find System -> Grub4DOS boot loader In a dialog box choose your hard drive with windows on it and select 'Search ony within this device' option. Click OK There will be confirmation regarding name of drive you ...


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Boot to your original Windows disk, when it loads find an option like "Repair your computer", find a way to get in CMD and type: bootrec.exe /fixboot bootrec.exe /fixmbr Then exit and boot the PC up normally and you should be sorted.


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I was able to get a VGA adapter, install Mavericks and manually flash the EFI firmware following this thread. The steps are intended for Macbook 5,1 but the workaround is identical for 5,2. Fortunately the beeping sound is gone after flashing the firmware. Ubuntu 11.04 was responsible for this since it replaced the EFI loader with it's own version. The beep ...


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For future reference, code samples should be entered with four spaces preceding each line. Using carats (>) at the start of the line is used for quoting content, and does not preserve critical code formatting. I've fixed your question so it's properly formatted. See here for more on formatting features on this site. As to your question, there are two ...


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Concerning speed to enter your firmware setup utility, try downloading the USB flash drive or CD-R version of my rEFInd boot manager. Prepare a medium and boot from it. With any luck, there'll be a menu option on the second row of icons to reboot into the firmware setup utility. (The icon is of a computer chip.) Try that option. If it takes less time, then ...


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The original poster solved the problem and reported the solution in an edit: In fact, it was not a graphic card problem. I had to disconnect the dvd drive and connect it to another free sata connector (I don't really understand why Ubuntu had trouble with this connector and Windows 7 not). After that, everything worked fine.


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Encountered a similar issue and the same fix worked for me. On my pc i get a blank screen and in VirtualMachine i get the force_addr=0xaddr error after upgrading from a workstation. Found the fix at: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Just hold Shift when starting to get into GRUB, press E to edit the entry, search for ...


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I guess Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't understand the GPT partition table. Is there another operating system already installed ? Maybe Windows 8 ? If you have no other operating systems installed, then delete your existing partitions, create a new MSDOS partition table. Try to install Ubuntu 10.10 again. For what it is worth, I would strongly suggest you install a ...


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Use a different PC , install Unetbootin and create a bootable image of your favourite OS using USB and install it


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You don't need to worry that's normal grub loader interface, as far as for your login screen flash it is because Ubuntu machine is loading and reading files and blinks like flash, during that flash you sometimes see some commands running in background and same happens during shutdown. In the sum of all you don't worry that's all normal.


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If you use the nofail option in /etc/fstab, the system will look for your disk (and partition) on boot time. If the device is plugged, the filesystem will be mounted. If not, the boot will continue as normal. See arch wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fstab Example UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX /myusbhdd ntfs nofail,auto,noatime,rw,user 0 0 ...


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I think the problem is in your video card try sudo apt-get install fglrx xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 libva-egl1 vainfo EDIT: Try: sudo apt-get install libcheese* sudo apt-get install xorg-video-abi-15 sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates


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Look for a "Wake-On-Lan" option within the "Power" section of your BIOS and disable it. I can't tell the exact section name and option name because they vary across BIOSes vendor, but you should be able to figure out the exact names by looking at the available options


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There's usually a wake on s4 option in bios. Turn it off. On all my computers, it's in the boot preferences. Just check which one makes the date and time that says 8:00 grey out our disappear.


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There is another way you seem to have omitted so far: GRUB profiling: You can tell GRUB to create a profile containing which drivers needs to be loaded upon booting an OS instead of letting it search for it on every boot. To do so, open the file /etc/default/grub with elevated privileges and change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="some other entries" ...


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Try This I have got 100% solution and done 99% of customization from here!! Install pre-requisities Make sure that you have installed the needed tools sudo apt-get install squashfs-tools genisoimage Obtain the base system Download an official Desktop CD from http://releases.ubuntu.com/ Note: the example shown here uses the ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso ...


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Burn Ubuntu to a USB drive, using whatever your favorite program is. Plug it into the Mac and hold the Option/ALT key to enter the built-in boot menu of the Mac. Select the USB drive and boot from it.


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I was suffering from an issue which made the device being not recognized when it was connected via USB 3.0. I opened issue 201 on the github.com repository page. The connection via SATA works fine.


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It's supposed to be possible to use the dd command to create the bootable USB, though you will need a working Linux system to run it! The page you linked has links to here and here about using dd to make the bootable usb, although I couldn't see the command example. You'll need to know what the device name for the usb, and other internal disks, in the form ...


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IF by "cache" you are referring to the swapdrive, I discovered a workaround which works for me. Just go to the ubuntu software center and install, Dynamic Swapspace Manager


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Here's my advice. Please boot your computer to boot repair. Please do not try to install boot repair onto your ubuntu installation or you may make matters worse. I hear it works for others but never for me, so I must advise you not to try doing it that way. When prompted to copy down a code, please to that so that you can recover and post the results ...


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Thanks for the reply and sorry for the duplication, I found this other question. But solved the problem by changing the boot settings in the BIOS, I realized that to update the windows, he climbed to the top of the boot, the front of grub. Thank you and I'm sorry!


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Apparently the UEFI must be turned off during installation in order for Ubuntu server to install properly on the external hard drive. With this disabled I was able to install and then that GRUB2 from the boot menu and boot Ubuntu from there.


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I don't think this is a disk encryption issue, other than that the disk encryption waits for a key to be typed. Instead, it sounds like a Plymouth (graphical bootsplash part of the system) & Graphics driver bug. Hitting ESC gets you out of the graphical boot screen to the text only one that works better with the graphics driver in use. You may want to ...


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This question was also answered here and here The problem is that the Windows installer doesn't know about Grub or any other OS's boot loaders, so it usually replaces it with the Windows boot loader. The Windows boot loader only knows how to boot Windows. This page describes how to recover your grub bootloader. The preferred (GUI) method: use your ...


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The_Seppi's response answers your first question and is absolutely correct in that respect. As to the question of fixing the problem, chances are that one of two things is happening: There may be something wrong with the filesystem (filesystem damage). This can happen if you use the Windows "fast startup" feature, which is set by default. It's imperative ...


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Installing Windows Step 1) Using gparted from the Ubuntu live cd make an ntfs partition. Step 2) Install windows 8 at this point you will lose the ability to get into ubuntu. Live CD automatic repair Step 3) Insert your Ubuntu CD, reboot your computer and set it to boot from CD in the BIOS and boot into a live session. You can also use a LiveUSB if you ...


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You might have deleted your android sdk To fix: sudo su To get root^ apt-get install nano -y --force-yes cd /home/robert/ nano .profile Remove (or put a hash before) line 4 (You can check the line count by Ctrl+C or go to a specific line with Alt+G)


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With the installation CD ubuntu-14.04.2-server-amd64.iso I ran into the same issue, for me it was as easy as running: umount /dev/sdc1 My tail -n 20 /var/log/syslog showed that the installer tried multiple times to mount /dev/sdc1 but since it was already mounted to /media that obviously failed. With the above command I unmounted the USB-CD-Drive and the ...


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Here you go Click Enjoy; It's a script that will walk you through installing Ubuntu, hopefully. If that does not work then Click


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md126 looks like a randomly made up md number that the recovery had put there, it's usually not the one in /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf When a kernel is updated. It runs update-initramfs, update-grub. They grab the md? numbers from /proc/mdstat /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf The numbers there have to be the same for initrd to boot. Also, check in these files to see that ...


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I had this problem yesterday. My fix is here... MDADM RAID1 Home Server System disk error: incrementally starting raid arrays mdadm: Create user root not found If you're running "update-grub" from the "recover from a broken system" you have to make sure that the currently mounted drives in /proc/mdstat are correct first. Double check the UUID=??? /dev/md? ...


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I just had this problem too. I noticed that your md is numbered md126 which is usually a random number made up at boot time, not the number from mdadm.conf In /boot/grub/grub.cfg, various things refer to both /dev/md?? and UUID=..... Both are needed. If the machine is booting up with a random md??? number everytime, initrd will struggle to find the raid ...


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I think it is hardware related, since there are no errors that I can see, and the message at the bottom says the repair was successful. If your computer can't even get into the GRUB menu, something has to be wrong. There are some things you could try, though. Try reseating the hard drive. Also try resetting your BIOS settings. While you're at it, you might ...


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I can definitely vouch for this one, having used both I find my SSD is much much faster. Last time I was running it I checked the differences. They clocked in at: USB Stick : ~40s SSD : ~4-5s As for the scrolling text you could add splash to your grub file at /etc/default/grub to display a wallpaper instead. Don't forget to back this file up however ...


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Make sure BIOS is set to legacy mode and is not in EFI mode and try running boot-repair from your installation live session USB (boot up using the USB to do the repair). Use the 2nd option listed on the following page. http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair


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Open the file /etc/fstab in a text editor with elevated privileges. You should be able to recognise the EFI partition at once, as it will likely carry a label, such as this: # /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=xxxx-xxxx /boot/efi vfat defaults 0 1 In order to prevent automatical mounting, append the noauto flag to ...


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That has happened to me before. I installed Ubuntu on a usb hard disk so I wouldn't have to wipe my windows installation off this computer. However, since it is a laptop, I often use it on the couch. So, one day I ended up accidentally unplugging the disk when I had to run for the phone. What happened was not a bluescreen-like crash as I expected. Instead, ...


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If you can't get the GUI to work for you, terminal is also great and easy to use: The basics: Upgrading your entire system: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Installing new software: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install <package name> Upgrading to a new release: sudo do-release-upgrade Of course, if you are ...


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Try this # Sample /etc/dhcpd.conf default-lease-time 600; max-lease-time 7200; option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0; option broadcast-address 192.168.1.255; option routers 192.168.1.254; option domain-name-servers 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2; option domain-name "***********"; option ntp-servers 192.168.1.254; subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { range ...


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I solved it by formatting my device and then installed windows xp and ubuntu instead of windows 7 and lubuntu, since lubuntu has that kind of problems ..


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Have you tried navigating just using your keyboard, I'm sure you could follow a guide such as http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop as long as you don't wish to do too much fancy stuff like partition. All you would need to do is use your keyboard, which should be functioning as usual. Hope this is helpful.


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If the DHCP server displays an error and restarts after launching network, open the interfaces file using your preferred text editor: sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces Then enter the following lines to your liking: iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.* network 192.168.1.** netmask 255.255.255 broadcast 192.168.1.255 up service ...


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I had the same problem and after waisting hours i got this running: Unpacked and copied pxelinux.0 from an ubuntu 14.04.2 netboot.tar.gz image Mounted the ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso image in /mnt/loop mount -o loop ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso /mnt/loop copied vmlinux and initrd from the mounted iso image cp /mnt/loop/casper/vmlinuz.efi ...


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Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T. Type shell, then hit ENTER If it is the Unity desktop, you have to run startunity. Type sudo startunity (or replace unity with what ever desktop you installed if necessary) and hit ENTER Ubuntu desktop should now start up. To return to Chrome press Ctrl+Alt+← If you have not shut down, you can return to Ubuntu: Press ...



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