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On installation, choose the Soomething else option to open the advanced partitioning tool. Make a separate partition for /boot (500 MB in size is enough): and another one for root: You can make a separate partition for /home for your data and settings and also one for swap if you want to use hibernation on Ubuntu. Before continuing to install, you ...


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Ok, I think I've figured it out. I just followed the instructions on the screen that Boot-Repair prints after it's finished (I tried to post an image but don't have enough reputation). Anyway, I first tried changing the boot order and that didn't work (the only option it showed in the BIOS for HDD boot was Windows EFI boot). So, I tried the typing the ...


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That's weird you don't see bios/grub menu's on the monitor. Do you have the laptop lid open? Also, it would help if we knew what laptop model it was. Usually you can boot to a live cd even in the state that it's in. Just plug in a monitor with the computer lid closed(but open just enough so you can turn it on) so you get video so you can a least know what ...


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The best idea will be to use a boot repair disk, just download iso and burn it into USB drive, and it will do all the hard stuff itself for you :) more details at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair EDIT: if you need direct steps: Download http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/ burn it into USB using Universal USB installer (google ...


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This is generally the message given by certain stupid bioses that check the MBR for a partition with the boot flag and refuse to boot the MBR if they don't find one. Looking at your paste, you have the boot flag set on your linux partition, but it is a logical partition and the stupid bios only checks the primary partitions in the MBR. Use fdisk or gparted ...


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Looks like you are using UEFI booting and GPT partitioons (the newer way). So you can ignore the message about the missing MBR. I suggest running gparted and checking if your /dev/sda2 partition has the boot flag. For some reason, that seems like a common problem. I've answered a similar question previously.



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