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If you type your pw (no * symbols appear - this is default!) and hit enter, it should either accept it or give you a mesage like "That did not work, please try again" and repeat the procedure three times. After that you should be back at your cli prompt. If sudo behaves like I just described, you typed the wrong password. This can have mainly one of the ...


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It appears to me that I've answered my own question. After formatting the external drive and doing a clean install of 14.04 (as opposed to 14.10) I was still having the same problems. It would seem, after a great deal more reading on the subject, that either through my own sheer ignorance or mysterious dual UEFI Bios gremlins I managed to install a ...


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It sounds like you missed the step to format the drive when installing. However Takkat is correct that with the dump provided it shows only a 320gb disk with 3 partitions on it. When you boot up do you have the option to choose ubuntu or windows 7?


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boot your computer on a Ubuntu live-CD or live-USB then follow the section "2nd option : install Boot-Repair in Ubuntu" from this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair


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It seems to me like maybe your Grub2 was not properly installed. In a situation like this, the best thing to do is to simply re-install Grub2 from a Live environment. Basically you'll have to put in the installation disc again, reboot the pc and make sure that it boots off the disc you just inserted, then having done that, you can go through the process of ...


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Where you install your boot loader has to match what you set in your BIOS. Verify this and then we'll talk more.


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That is a lot of lines in that grub.cfg, I use a real basic one for my multiboot USB's, pretty much a set timeout & set default & a few menuentry's... I tried cutting away all the graphics-related stuff, and functions too, and was left with what might work as a no-frills grub.cfg to try out (keep the original as a backup, though it is pasted to ...


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Download the latest ISO from Ubuntu website. Download LiLi or UnetBootin Get an empty USB flash drive and follow the instructions from Lili (more user friendly) or Unetbootin. Next time you have a similar problem, use google first.


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You can uninstall Grub Bootloader by following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV84OabGB08 But I suggest you Ubuntu operating system instead of Microsoft Windows. Because Ubuntu means "compassion and humanity". It is a free and open source operating system. Better than Windows in every aspect.


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have you not only tried the nomodeset in other options (F6 key), but have you also tried to redo the installation drive on your USB? Just to be safe? Also, have you tried cleaning the pc and checking to see if the graphics card needs to be maintained? just like the processor, the GPU also needs to be taken apart after some time to clean the old thermal paste ...


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Have you tried to start Ubuntu using "nomodeset" in other options (F6 Key) just before installing or trying? This configuration has solved almost all graphical issues for me with the installer...


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You can just rename this How to create an (Ubuntu) .img file from .iso on Ubuntu? You will not have support for 10.04 however, you may want to install a lighter version (but newer) for older computer.


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Sounds like hardware problem. Are you sure you plugged EVERYTHING back in when you replaced the HDD? You computer might overheat if you forgot to plug in any cooling fan, and since computers have overheat halt, it shuts itself down so heat won't cause any damage.


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This simple tutorial shows you how to repair your Windows 8 boot loader (MBR) from Ubuntu dual boot or Ubuntu Live CD / USB. This can be useful if you don’t have a Windows CD or DVD on hand. To do so, first boot into your Ubuntu system. When you’re in Ubuntu, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal and follow below steps: 1.) First run below ...


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Restart the computer. Press the F2 key to enter computer's BIOS Setup during Power-On Self-Test, or POST, process while the Acer logo is being displayed. Press the Right Arrow key to select Main. Select F12 Boot Menu. Press the Enter key. Select Enabled. Press the Enter key. source


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I don't have enough points to comment to request clarifications so I'll post what I do suggest, and then check back for updates from you: First: Make sure to backup any vital information! When dealing with boot, anything and everything can go wrong. I would simplify things a bit by making sure to uninstall burg by purging it's config: sudo apt-get purge ...


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That's how I solved my problem: http://justanyone.blogspot.dk/2013/08/solved-installing-linux-on-acer-aspire.html Thanks sbergeron for trying to help and thanks for those who had this intense at least. Good luck!:)


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First disable UEFI in Windows because that will not allow you to enter into bios. Then after disabling, set the Linux HDD to boot first. Boot Ubuntu and install Grub Customizer: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grub-customizer Then launch the program and it should recognize Windows ...


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Windows rewrote the partition table on sdb. Not quite sure why it modified sdb. Did you have sdb as default boot drive in BIOS? Windows puts it boot files on BIOS default not necessarily the drive you install to. Since Windows does not properly see Linux, it does not correctly rewrite partition table. Your extended partition has a large gap from the start ...


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All depends on how you deal with it. You can use Windows (with it's master boot record) to give you a list of options: windows, linux, whatever else. In such a case you have to configure Windows boot manager with proper options - adding your linux on another disk) You can actually boot from the Linux disk and there in grub select Windows or Linux, or ...


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Short answer: What Timur Fayzrakhmanov wrote is right, replace the /boot-partition with an EFI partition. What I know or found out: For booting UEFI you need a FAT32 EFI partition, one for each drive is sufficient and can handle several operating systems (this depends mostly on your UEFI firmware). For booting Linux in legacy mode on a GPT drive you ...


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I just had the same problem with different hardware (samsung n130, 32 bit, Kubuntu 14.04, KDELibs 4.13.3) and could solve the problem with the following steps: System settings > Workspace behaviour > Workspace Global options for the Plasma Workspace, changed Workspace type from Desktop to Netbook Log-off, remove DVD-drive, Log-in (successful, including ...


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To install Ubuntu on GPT drive and UEFI there is must be "EFI boot partition". The other partitions like "/home", "/boot" are optional. For me optimal are the following partitioning: EFI boot partition swap / (root) /home and that's all)


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I'm no expert on UEFI but looking at your link, I'm not convinced the SD card is right - it appears you have it booted from the USB-stick to obtain the report, however this: `=================== efibootmgr -v BootCurrent: 0001 Timeout: 0 seconds BootOrder: 0001,0002 Boot0001* UEFI: TOSHIBA TransMemory-Mx PMAP ...


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Okay, after some trial and error, I found out that Universal USB Installer does not properly install the Ubuntu Server, of all options. Therefore, I had to use Rufus to create my bootable USB. After that, everything went perfectly. If anyone has an idea of why this is the case, I would be very interested to know. After all, I've used UUI for many other ...


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Boot up onto the drive you used to install Ubuntu, next open the terminal, type: Sudo apt-get remove --purge Gnome Then remove the usb restart, and see if it works!


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If its for that 4870 you're sporting in your sig, try plugging the dvi cable into the other dvi port on the back of the card. The signal sometimes goes from one port to the other when uninstalling/reinstalling card and/or drivers. Other than that, check your pci-e power cables, make sure they are securely plugged in. Good luck.


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You don't want to reinstall from the GRUB command! Reboot your computer, the BIOS should flash up a bit of text telling you how to change the boot order - it could be ESC, F2, F11 or something else! You need to either just enter BIOS & change it or use the quick option from the boot-up; if it gets to grub, you let it go too far.. Having got the 'device ...


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I'm very sorry to be the harbinger of bad news but the output of gparted clearly shows that there is no bootable Windows on your hard disk. You might still have a boot partition pointer that might contain the text "Windows", but it probably points to a partition that was deleted. Please follow these instructions: How do I recover my accidentally lost ...


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Boot Ubuntu Live from your CD/Pen Drive Then use gParted / Disk Utility to identify the ubuntu partitions (Usually ext4 and swap space) Then format those partitions You can also use the gParted live to live boot and use the gParted application


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i got the same thing but first back up your HDD and then grab your UBUNTU SETUP DISK/DRIVE and use it to go into advanced options (if you can) and select REPAIR


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This is how I PXE boot: LABEL Ubuntu Menu label Ubuntu kernel images/ubuntu/casper/vmlinuz.efi append boot=casper vga=normal locale=de_de netboot=nfs nfsroot=192.168.178.33:/volume1/TFTP/boot/images/ubuntu rw initrd=images/ubuntu/casper/initrd.lz persistent Look into to scripts directory cor casper and casper-helpers script and you see what they do.


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I just did this with an iBook G4 (PowerPC CPU) and did a whole blog post about it! You can install Ubuntu via USB, but it requires some tricky hackery. You can read the whole post here, but I'll provide the basic steps in this answer. Download the correct ISO & make a bootable USB stick however you want. Stick the USB stick in the Mac & start the ...


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You've got a few possibilities, but before you do anything, make a system back-up! You've been promoted to user type 4! Then: You did make a system back-up, didn't you??? :P ;-) If both machines are identical, clone the working machine onto the non-working one. Kernel Linux 3.8.0-29-generic works. (deducted from your boot repair and description) ...


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Try to update the repository and hope this will help you to use the GRUB in windows 8. Please try the below commands, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair


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If you have problems with the "standard" Ubuntu hibernate, have a look at TuxOnIce especially their Ubuntu PPA as these guys follow up their errors much faster then Canonical itself. I haven't had a single problem since starting to use them (and my laptop didn't work at all with Ubuntu hibernation...) That being said: you should never install a PPA because ...


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Success!!! I found that I needed to disable fast startup on Windows for Ubuntu to successfully install. Steps to disable fast startup: Go to start screen and search for "change what the power buttons do" Click "change settings that are currently available" Scroll down and uncheck "Turn on fast startup". After fixing that, I did run into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...


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So you are using GRUB, selecting the windows 7 entry, selecting Windows in the windows boot manager, and then it fails with the error. This guide should work, however I have not tested this myself and I am not responsible for any data loss. If you are paranoid I would make a entire clone of your hard drive to somewhere else. Things you will need USB with ...


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I had to turn secure boot off before an Asus X200 would boot from USB. Things worked normally after that. The secure boot option is in the UEFI settings (BIOS), so if your machine is not a UEFI machine, it does not even exist.


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Many new computers see a USB flash drive as just another hard drive. Can you set your flash drive as first hard drive in BIOS?


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What's wrong with you people. Lubuntu (click here to download 14.04 iso) is small enough to fit on a CD and is designed to be used on systems with limited resources. Also, Ubuntu has a netinstall as well called ubuntu minimal that can be used to install Xubuntu or Ubuntustudio (or lubuntu, gnome session fallback etc.) which both work quite well on old ...


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Antix: antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old computers. So don't throw away that old computer yet! The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free ...


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You can just use Plop Boot to create a bootable cd and it will hand off to a bootable usb for you. Just go to download the ubuntu.iso of your choice, go to pendrivelinux.com Then download PlopBoot from here and follow the directions to burn a cd. AskUbuntu PlopBoot


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Looking into the casper scripts I found that the system takes a casper-rw file only if it is on a vfat device. If I want to use nfs, a device with the label "casper-rw" must be there, not a file.


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If you have an internet connection during the installation, then you can try the net installer for Ubuntu from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/. First, click on the version you want to install, then click on the architecture, then click on 'mini.iso'. Follow this tutorial to burn the image onto the disk.


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If you are ok with using Debian instead of Ubuntu, there is a web-installer for Debian: http://goodbye-microsoft.com/ Just follow the indtructions in WinXP, than your system will reboot and directly enter the debian installation menu. Or you can download & burn the installer-CD: ( Different than for Ubuntu, DVD and CD images are provided ) ...


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Press shift while booting the laptop and hold it until the grub menu appears, then see if system settings is an option in grub as it should get you into BIOS but may not be available in Legacy mode. It works on my Lenovo Ideapad G710 in UEFI


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As a last-ditch attempt, I burned a LiveCD and voila I could boot into Ubuntu. Not sure if it is a problem with the USB or the laptop but it worked. Posting this from my Ubuntu 14.10


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Don't worry, I now know how to fix it. I decided to boot in the normal bios boot. I made a 1 mb unformatted and put an bios_grub flag onto the partition, loaded boot repair and removed the tick from separate efi partition in the advanced menu. I applied the new settings and then rebooted after the boot repair finished. After that, I entered the boot menu (F2 ...



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