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I have 3 answers(solutions): 1) Try to "brute force" it with boot-repair. Go in ubuntu and run commands, and choose recommend repair. And hope it helps. 2) If it does not work, you could manually replace EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi file with grubx64.efi file (take a little tour into esp partition and look for .efi files in grub folder or something. If ...


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I found a way around this, though not really a direct fix. I ended up downloading the regular Ubuntu x64 installer, and using https://sevenbits.github.io/Mac-Linux-USB-Loader/ ; then it was smooth sailing.


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Another alternative is a different boot option such as rEFInd. Google it and see if it meets your needs. I would have just put this in a comment, but rep is too low.


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If you install windows then ubuntu grub will be replaced by windows boot loader. Although, Ubuntu/linux grub can detect any kind of OS windows boot loader can't unless windows. So, After installing windows you can not boot ubuntu immediately. You have to install grub which will show all of your operating system list at startup. You have to be careful in the ...


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I've dealt with the same issue few days ago. You need windows installation usb/dvd. Boot and repair boot manager. Then update grub update from ubuntu live usb.


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This problem appears to be a windows problem but only when I have a particular external hard drive attached. It is a USB3 drive formatted with EXT3 that I used to transport files. I reformatted the drive and all seems to work well now.


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As You said that after fixing mbr from windows you are directly booting to windows. You should try "Easy-BCD" software for windows in which you can add the grub 2.0 which is favourable for Ubuntu as well as Linux and after adding the grub 2.0 in that software by selecting the Linux partition (obviously) you will have options for booting in Edit boot menu ...


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If you have windows installed, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant to convert your partition table from MBR to GPT , or from GPT to MBR. download it here http://www.disk-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html this is a free version, you need to buy. but wait other options are available [Illegal & Non-ethical & I Don't recommend it] get pro ...


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I've used Linux Mint 18 Beta and installed the boot-repair everything works fine.


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Thanks to a suggestion provide by user @KnudLarsen I was able to boot Ubuntu 14.04 and start X server. The key is to pay attention to what Ubuntu is reporting here - /usr/bin/X : error while loading shared libraries : libimf.so cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory @KnudLarsen then mentioned in a comment that make a copy of libimf.so ...


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Try Wine(Download:https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/macosx/i686/winehq-staging-1.9.14.pkg) with Rufus(https://rufus.akeo.ie/?locale=en_US). I hope I could help you.


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Firstly have to know , your laptop maybe support UEFI or not. I think it's support UEFI . so you have to make it EFI support Ubuntu64 bit iso. Download Rufus - iso maker.You need Windows PC. select " GPT for UEFI" and format "fat32 default" and Rufus create EFI supported iso for your machine. now boot and install and lastly go to BIOS setting and name ...


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Ok, I installed the grub customizer and set: default entry predefined [Advanced options for Ubuntu>Ubuntu, with Linux 4.2.0-41-generic] After this I noticed that the following entry appeared in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT="Advanced options for Ubuntu>Ubuntu, with Linux 4.2.0-41-generic" Then I uninstalled the grub customizer made sure the ...


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AFAIK, BURG is a BIOS-only boot loader; it will not work in a dual-boot configuration alongside Windows installed in EFI mode (as is the case for the vast majority of computers that ship with Windows 8 and later). To recover, you must re-install, or at least re-enable, an EFI-mode boot loader. There are at least three ways you can do this: Go into your ...


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I can present to you a simple hack for this problem, use it if none of the legit solutions solved your problem. I am assuming you have a UEFI boot system. As Windows keeps changing the boot order, the hack is to trick Windows to recognize Ubuntu grub as Windows boot file i.e. bootmgfw.efi Part 1: Accessing EFI folder on Windows Open cmd as ...


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You put your zswap.enabled in the wrong place. Change this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" zswap.enabled=1 To this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash zswap.enabled=1" then sudo update-grub and reboot. If it doesn't work, it may not be available/compatible with 16.04.


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First get your Ubuntu installation disk and boot in live mode. Open a terminal and run: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo apt update sudo apt install boot-repair then run: sudo boot-repair Chose recommended options. After a bit it will ask you to paste text in terminal. Select all and paste in new terminal window. It will do this ...


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It turns out accessing EFI on "Windows 8 hardware" car reorder the boot sequence. I solved my problem by reinstalling Windows 8 (settings > general > re-install windows) and then Ubuntu.


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Important question: Does it freeze before you (could) log in? or does it after you log in? If you can do folowing thing before it freeze, try it: when you see the login screen, do not log in, just press Ctrl + Alt + F3. Now you should see black screen with white words: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS JustinHost tty3 JustinHost login: From here on you can login ...


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If you hold in the shift key while booting the GRUB menu should load. Choose Ubuntu. To change the boot time from 0 seconds to 10 or so once in Ubuntu run in terminal: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Edit these two lines to look like this: GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=false GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 replace the 10's with the timeouts desired. ...


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Timing is critical on the use of the function keys when you've set the boot speed to "fast" instead of "normal" (or something like that). "Normal" gives you a few seconds to hit the correct function key, "fast" maybe a fraction of a second. Find out which key (probably F2) and keep trying -- hold it down just after power-up, hit it repeatedly as fast as ...


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I found a similar problem for older versions of ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cryptsetup/+bug/1375435 The solution being used there also worked for me at Ubuntu 16.04. Add this to /etc/default/grub : GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=wxh and update the configuration with update-grub .


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You might try booting into bios and give preference to usb in the boot menu to boot first, save and exit, see if it helps.


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I got this working by using Ubuntu boot repair from a live CD. This fixed grub, and I was able to then boot ubuntu from my SSD using nomodeset.


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Looks like your machine has a firmware bug, http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19543161 , So if you still have warranty, use it And grub (or some other Linux boot manager like "lilo") is necessary for any Linux Distro to boot the system if it is the main system on a machine. And grub has no problem with bios or does not create any ...


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No, grub is needed even if your only OS is Linux. Besides selecting the OS to boot, it also gives you the options to boot to Recovery Mode for example, or select any kernel you want in case you have installed more than one on your system. Grub is the system's bootloader. It is mandatory.


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You can add those parameters to the kernel command line in /etc/default/grub by running a live session with your installation usb and chrooting into your OS. That will allow you to run update-grub so you can reboot with the needed parameters. Just follow the directions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/145253/381089


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Depending on the configuration, you may be able to force the GRUB menu to show up by holding Shift when it is running. (To be safe, hold shift before you start the computer until the menu shows up or Ubuntu boots.) If Ubuntu boots without showing the GRUB menu then this didn't work. If that doesn't work, pressing Esc may work.


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Hold down the SHIFT key when booting, and you should see the GRUB menu, where you can select which OS to boot. Depending on how your GRUB is configured, it will remember the last choice you made in GRUB, or it won't, and you'll have to select Windows every time. More detail available if required. Cheers, Al


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install the grub customiser from synaptic package manager or ubuntu software Center .By using grub customizer you can load the grub and save it. Thanks :)


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If you have Windows startup repair cd for Windows 10.Then used it to solve this problem.This already happen to me , I solved this using this method


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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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You've got your order wrong, that's why it doesn't work. Instead follow this: Download gparted live and "burn" that to USB Shut down your machine normally turn it on in your BIOS/UEFI settings, choose to boot the USB (I can't tell you how exactly: this is hardware dependent, look through your BIOS/UEFI manual) Voila: now you can resize the partitions! :-...


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so I returned the notebook and got a new one. Installed Mint on it and went smoothly. Upgrade the Kernel to 4.6 and It's been running for almost an hour now and no problems so far. But I tried using the same wifi driver I had for Ubuntu but it seems like that it's not compatible with this one. Where did you get your driver from? To install the hadess ...


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You can install your new Ubuntu without overwrite the existing one, if you have your home folder on a separate partition, or simply, do not select "Format partition" on the manual install option. The new installation will overwrite the system files and folders, but you will not lose your data, at least, not all. Settings and other things not in your home ...


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After booting from your USB Ubuntu, run the following commands: Use (or install on your USB live system if it's not already there) gnome-disk-utility. If it's not already installed, open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility which will install it. Open it and look to see what disk and partition number your Ubuntu installation is (...


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You can find help on how to enable Numlock in various different ways during a system startup here.


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If you know the package (program) that you updated which created the problem (often an ATI/Radeon or Nvidia driver) it is a relatively easy fix. If this is so, then you can return to the previous version of the driver from the working kernel (from which you can boot) which should fix the problem. From the Software Sources window go to the driver tab on the ...


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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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You can't 'convert' Ubuntu to UEFI. It is already installed in UEFI mode, because the uefi bootloader uses an EFI partition (as well as Windows, too). In (old) BIOS mode there is no need for an EFI partition. Legacy bootloader seems to be kinda backup boot mode, in case efi bootloader got corrupted.


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You made some mistakes, but the main problem is in ubiquity and grub. Basically, grub gives an error message like I know /boot is encrypted. You need to set GRUB_ENABLE_CRYPTODISK=y in /etc/default/grub. I won't do it for you, so I'm going to fail and your installation will stop. An overview of the process: We use EFI mode. We install to an ...


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try to use this in terminal sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdXY where XY is the name of the drive for example sdc1


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The problem seems to be with the specific file /etc/grub.d/bin/grubcfg_proxy. Press Alt + F2 or open a terminal and run gksu nautilus. Browse to /etc/grub.d/bin/ and edit the permissions of grubcfg_proxy. It should run fine but if sudo update-grub displays error for some other file, repeat the process for that file.


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I bought Alienware 17 R3 june 2016 with win 10 pro, it came with 128gb m.2 ssd with windows 10 pro installed on it and a 1 tb 7200rpm drive ,as a data dirve. 1. I partitioned the 128gb m.2 ssd in half and created a usb efi boot ubuntu 16.04 with rufus in windows 2. rebooted into bios boot by tapping i think F12 and selected the option USB uefi boot (or ...


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This question is offtopic since it relates to Windows and not Ubuntu directly, nevertheless I will answer it and redirect you to http://superuser.com/ open CMD on a Windows machine and use DISKPART. list disk select disk 1 (or the intended disk, be careful because external drives and local drives are listed also) clean create partition primary active ...


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GRUB obviously needs, and uses, drivers in order to access files stored on a RAID. For example if you use a mdadm software RAID, you will see insmod mdraid09 in your grub.cfg.


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There are two entries on line 38 of your /etc/default/grub.cfg that end up being merged into one variable: GRUB_FONT="/boot/grub/unicode.pf2"GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=None You need to add a line break after the 2nd quotation mark (") before GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX, or, since the resulting entry would be an exact duplicate of line 39, you can just delete that ...


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If you can boot into a live cd or USB and then, make a copy of /bin/btrfs to /sbin/btrfs. You may have to reinstall. I had this problem on a fresh install. After a full reinstall, I ran the following command and it seems to be fine now. sudo ln -s /bin/btrfs /sbin/btrfs sudo update-initramfs -u -k all sudo update-grub This also fixes an issue with apt-...


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Which version of ubuntu are you using? Linux kernel? Type in a terminal: uname -a It might be related to: bugzilla eMMC Try upgrading to the latest kernel release (4.6 i think), not the RC's. On a side note, my wifi was a bit unstable. I tried this, but i can't say for sure if it worked or not (need time to test), and I don't remember if typed it ...


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According to this post http://www.linux.org/threads/linux-bootloaders.4489/ there are: LILO ELILO GNU GRUB SYSLINUX / EXTLINUX PXELINUX SILO PALO Yaboot Das U-Boot Barebox BURG Most of them should (should!) work on any distribution, including ubuntu, but not all of them support for example UEFI-Systems. I'd suppose you'd set up an ubuntu in a ...



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