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I was able to restore Windows 8.1.1 to the boot menu after restoring the MBR. I booted from a live USB with Boot-Repair-Disk on it, used Gparted to check the disks, then somehow found a way (I don't remember the actions, for which I apologize) to boot into Windows. I then used EasyBCD to make Windows the default option and rebooted, which restored the MBR ...


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I was able to get 14.04 LTR installed on my Macbook Pro 5,3 last night. A few days ago I installed 12.04.4 LTR (64-bit Mac (AMD64) desktop CD) because I knew it would be fully supported. I did it from a USB drive using this method. In my case I didn't have an OSX installation so I booted an OSX Lion install disk and used the terminal there to convert and ...


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FAT has been expanded over time in two orthogonal ways: FAT pointer size -- FAT filesystem pointers come in 12-, 16-, and 32-bit sizes. The smaller sizes are useful on smaller media (like floppy disks) but impose media size limits. FAT32 is the least limiting in this respect; it can handle up to 2TiB partitions (or 16TiB for disks with 4KiB sectors). The ...


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Issue was solved using a utility called efibootmgr. I had to run this to remove the windows efi boot partitions. I hope this can help someone else avoid the headache I went through trying to solve this issue.


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I got the Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Macbook Pro Mid 2009 (13"). What I did: Installed a rEFInd (http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/using.html); Downloaded a Ubuntu 14.04 ISO (Normal 64bits ISO, not the +mac) and did a bootable usb drive; Boot up the Mac, selected the usb (at the rEFInd screen), and started the installation. I think the problem is in the ...


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FAT is a filesystem. VFAT, FAT16, and FAT32 are merely versions of FAT that have been extended to include new features. Some software on Ubuntu detects FAT32 partitions as VFAT (likely because the program isn't aware of FAT32), but as long as it's actually formatted as FAT32 you won't have any problems with Windows 8. If you install a program like Gparted on ...


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VFAT is FAT32. There's nothing wrong with it showing as VFAT in Ubuntu (or any other Linux). If you plug in any USB flash drives, SD cards, etc… they will also show as VFAT, unless you've formatted them to something other than what they came as.


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Fixed It: There was a BIOS entry down below the boot priority selection that said "EFI Device Priority". I selected the "UEFI: Hitachi ..." to be 1st and "ubuntu" to be second and it boots now. Notably, that second boot option (UEFI: Hitachi ...) didn't work the first time I installed Ubuntu. I had to run the Boot-Recovery-Disk to get that "UEFI: Hitachi ...


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Try to install grub on your / partition by running these commands on terminal(Ubuntu live disk), sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda It will install grub on your root /dev/sda7 partition.


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You can try to create a USB install. The easiest way is to use Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.4.8. To create the USB installer, download the .iso file again and check its checksum. Then, disable EFI and run the install from USB.


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What program did you use to burn the image? I know most programs do not create an EFI bootable disk. You can either use one that does (what OS are you on now?) Or disable EFI and boot from Legacy BIOS (note that if you do this, you cannot switch back without re-installing or staying in legacy)


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First, you're missing an EFI System Partition (ESP), which is used to hold EFI boot loaders. Most computers that ship with Windows 8 use /dev/sda2 as the ESP, and your /dev/sda2 is about the right size for that; but your /dev/sda2 holds a Linux filesystem and has no EFI boot loaders. My hunch is therefore that you've accidentally trashed your ESP, rendering ...


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To answer your two questions: Yes and no, respectively. Ubuntu has long supported installation on Macs in BIOS mode. Most users opt to use the discontinued rEFIt or its updated fork, rEFInd, to manage such installations, although it can be done in other ways, too. Ubuntu does not support installation in EFI mode on 32-bit computers; however, there are ...


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Boot Repair should have no problems with your setup, although you should be careful to boot your emergency disc in EFI mode, since Windows is installed in that way. Your Boot Repair output indicates that GRUB is installed in BIOS mode, and there's no evidence of an EFI-mode installation of GRUB, so my suspicion is that this is the root of your problem. I ...


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Thats it working now guys, thanks for the help. I simply retried Boot Repair and ensured that "Separate /boot/efi partition" was ticked in the advanced options. This link was of great help. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI#Identifying_if_the_computer_boots_the_Ubuntu_DVD_in_EFI_mode Is there a way to mark this as solved like things were in the ...


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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1850520 there're several solutions there. BTW, if you wanna to install Ubuntu, not using live Ubuntu, then you can try to install from disk instead of from USB or CD. You can also try to find what's wrong in initramfs console.


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I read that Windows 64bit system uses MBR drive preferences which gave me headaches with 64bit XP and dual installing Ubuntu from a DVD 14.04 ISO file. Formatted a separate disk and left it raw and basic. Ubuntu installer seemed to like it. Probably not a good idea but with my limited non-windows experience at least it worked? Don't exactly know how.


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Had same problem after installing Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with Windows XP. Solved by going into Bios and making boot drive the Ubuntu drive. A restart brought up the grub 2 screen with options for Ubuntu and XP. I've been using this method and so far no problems with either choice.


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First, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL LINUX IN BIOS/CSM/LEGACY MODE ON A SYSTEM IN WHICH WINDOWS IS BOOTING IN EFI/UEFI MODE!!!! In other words, setting "CSM" to "Enabled" and "Boot Priority" to "Legacy first" is the wrong thing to do! I realize that a lot of sites advise doing this, but they're wrong. Using a BIOS/CSM/legacy-mode boot will clear an initial ...


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Your main Windows boot manager file (EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi on the ESP) doesn't seem to be present. Either Boot Info Script has failed to report it (as sometimes happens) or something's deleted it. If the latter, you should be able to restore it by running a Windows repair utility. Doing that is, however, a Windows issue, not an Ubuntu one, so you ...


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In Windows 8 there is a menu to boot to another OS or to BIOS setting (because of the missing boot time). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGiG1oljjZI (thats the first video I found to that). Then we have to know more about your mainboard to maybe help you. But the boot-repair tool mentioned can help. You can even install/run it running a live cd. Worked for ...


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First you could try to restore the bootloader by using this live cd: http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/ If that doesn't work, the non complicated order would be: 1. Install Windows 2. Install Ubuntu The GRUB bootloader detects other OS at install. Also make sure if you are installing from USB make sure the bootloader doesn't get installed on ...


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http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html What is happening here is that UEFI and secureboot are new features for booting with windows 8, and Linux isn't smart enough to handle it yet. This guide tells you step by step how to do the manual pieces for now.


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Unfortunately, Apple seems to delight in making changes to particular Mac models that require completely changing everything one needs to do to install anything but OS X on the computer. Chances are it's such model-specific issues that are causing you problems. You might have some luck with a Web search on "Ubuntu" and some variant of your model number. When ...


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Your Samsung PC might be affected by the UEFI problem that Matthew Garrett mentions in his blog: "The problem with Samsung laptops bricking themselves turned out to be down to the UEFI variable store becoming more than 50% full [...]" : http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/23554.html But there is a way to disable UEFI and use the legacy boot, which might ...


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I had the same issue. I installed Windows 8 on a GPT formatted disk and when I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 it didn't even recognize Windows existed. You must format your disk to the mbr format to have Ubuntu recognize windows. This is because the GPT partition format does not gel with Ubuntu that well though you can install it. Here's what I did that ...


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I recommend adding Refit as it suggested. I have never found a workaround to using refit when dualbooting a macintosh computer. Install refit on your computer and restart the installation process. I recommend inserting the disk and then shutting down. Upon booting hold the option key and you should be able to select the ubuntu disk image. Install as usual ...


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Wait for the update to reach all mirrors or change your sources mirror to a mirror that has the update. I don't how to pick such a mirror but I got it the first time.


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You already have Kubuntu installed on the laptop you want to upgrade? Or do you have Kubuntu on a different machine and would like to put another copy on your laptop? Do not install Kubuntu I686 on a 64bit machine. It will only allow you to use 4gig of ram. I'm going to guess you have more than that. The AMD64 part probably threw you off. They really ...


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Annoying that the GUI updater didnt indicate an upgrade availabe after checking twice thismorning, so going through the terminal sudo do-release-upgrade -d


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Step 1: Fix the LAN driver in Window 7 Download your Ethernet LAN driver for Compaq http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45001-45500/sp45181.exe Even you can download other drivers for Compaq CQ45 at Download Site! Step 2: Fix the grub error Fix the grub by following the detailed steps given in the following link. ...


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I have Ubuntu 12.04 running alongside windows 8.1 with no problems. I created the Ubuntu USB boot pen then, from within windows, I clicked restart while holding down shift. This presents different troubleshooting options. I selected boot from USB pen and the machine rebooted from the USB pen. In the BIOS settings (OK UEFI settings, I can't help saying BIOS ...


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I think this might be because of UEFI. I did a quick search and found this, try it. http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2013/12/16/tech-note-how-to-install-linux-on-a-laptop-with-uefi/


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As far as I know, GRUB2 doesn't boot Windows all by itself, it just calls the NTLDR (or Windows Loader in W8 and W8.1). Besides, AFAIK, GRUB2 is just a bootloader and not an OS installer. You should download (if that's what you did) another ISO, or ask in Microsoft Support for your missing Windows packages.


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menuentry "Windows 8 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" --class windows8 --class os { insmod ntfs set root='(hdo,2)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e32cd5e32cd3bb1 drivemap -s (hD0) ${root} chainloader +1 }


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will it be like 12.04.04 or 13.10 where the screen just goes completely black? I think your premise is false here. 12.04.4 and 13.10 should work just fine on a computer with a UEFI motherboard (which pretty much all motherboards are now anyway). If you're having problems with 12.04.4 or 13.10, then the problem is not likely to be with Ubuntu but ...


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The bricking problem has been bypassed with recent kernels, which 12.04.4 should provide. (You might want to wait 3 days until 14.04 LTS is released, though; it will have more up-to-date EFI support generally.)


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Yes, it is possible to boot Windows 8 in UEFI mode, even if you installed it on a legacy partitioned disk (MS-DOS/MBR). Of course you would need a UEFI compatible GRUB installation on another GPT partitioned disk. In Windows, install a new boot configuration to volume C: by running the following command: bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: /f uefi When booted in ...


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Is it really missing or just not the default anymore? This may just be a misconception, please take a look at the boot order in your firmware setup screen or run efibootmgr if you are in Ubuntu. Windows actually installed two bootloaders: the default UEFI bootloader for the drive in \EFI\boot\bootx64.efi, which – to my experience – will create a new entry ...


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Solved I reinstalled in UEFI and now it boots into my os as it should. Thanks guys. The issue was from initially installing in legacy Bios by mistake. Noobie move I know. But I learned a Lil something along the way. :)


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The problem is the BIOS. You will need to enter your bios. Disable UFEI boot and enable legacy support. In other words you need to disable secure boot. I had this same error on a brand new HP Pavilion out of the box; where I wiped windows 8 for a clean ubuntu 13.04 server. Let me know if you have any questions.


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I have the Y510p with 755M/i7/8GB RAM and dual-booting Win 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10. I spent about 30 hours trying to get the Nvidia card working properly and finally I have uninstalled all drivers and I'm running only Intel card now. The only thing that worked properly for me was installing nvidia-331 nvidia-settings-331 and nvidia-prime and than purging bumblebee ...


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If you want Ubuntu on the same disk as Windows 8.1, here are the steps to go through: 1) [Turn off Windows Fast Boot][1] 2) You need to shrink the main Windows 8.1 partition. This can be tricky, as Windows expects a certain partition scheme to be used. Let me show you a diagram: [(Windows RE Tools)(EFI System Partition)(Microsoft Reserved ...


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Most computers let you disable Secure Boot without enabling BIOS/CSM/legacy-mode booting. Look for an option to enable you to do this. With Secure Boot off, you should be able to install Ubuntu in EFI mode; or you can use rEFInd, on a CD-R or USB flash drive, to boot Ubuntu in EFI mode. That done, installing the Debian package should enable you to choose ...


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The main points are: EFI-mode booting can be faster. The difference can be several seconds, contrary to what K. Darien Freeheart wrote, but the difference also varies from one computer to another; on some computers, the speed benefit can be non-existent. The effect is felt mainly in the firmware initialization, not in the Linux boot process itself. An ...


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In theory, UEFI boots faster, but we're talking fractions of a second in an already quick process. Practically, if you're only running Ubuntu then there shouldn't be major differences. The userland supports stuff like large partitions in either mode. Things can get troublesome in a dual-boot situation, especially with Windows since different versions have ...


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I have the y510p. 12.04 was workable at best. Framerates were ok in glxgears and such. Bumblebee with the Nvidia and the Nouveau driver both worked, albeit fairly low framerates. The challenge at this stage of the game is the Nvidia linux support for the 755m card in the laptop.


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Somewhere in your BIOS menu there must be some command to allow you to disable that PXE (network) boot. Either this or move PXE in boot menu - boot devices order to the last position after CD/DVD-ROM, HDD and USB.


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Locate the partition in which linux is present with the help of following technique grub rescue > ls (hd0) (hd0, msdos9)....(instead of 'msdos',it may be 'gpt' in your case) grub rescue > ls (hd0,msdos9) grub rescue > ls (hd0,msdos8) grub rescue > ls (hd0,msdos5) # suppose this is linux grub rescue > ls (hd0,msdos5) grub rescue > set ...


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There are many possible "black screen" causes. The post to which user68186 linked has many possible solutions, and I suspect that you haven't tried all of them. In brief, some solutions that are most likely to work include: Using the nomodeset kernel option at boot time Using the brightness control on your laptop (sometimes the system comes up dimmed) ...



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