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You need to run bios setup. There is a switch to turn on boot selection.. boot setup and order is one thing.. hitting another fkey to do boot selection is another. I usually have better luck doing that latter, but it must be enabled in bios. I bet this is something that will help you. My fkey is f2 for bios and f12 for boot selection on Acer. There is ...


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Disable hibernation and Fast startup in Windows - open command prompt as administrator and execute : powercfg /h off. Open Windows Control Panel -> Power Settings -> uncheck Fast startup. In case it is not visible - enable show hidden settings. Shutdown the machine completely, do NOT reboot. Start the computer, boot into the BIOS and select the USB ...


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If you have your bootable USB ready, you can set the boot order in your BIOS. The difficulty could be accessing the BIOS. In theory, you should just have to shut down the laptop, press the power button and immediately start tapping the F2 key or maybe F12 or F10 to bring up the BIOS. However, you may run into problems. According to this site: "By default, ...


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I have installed ununtu 16.04 LTS (x64)on my Dell Inspirion 15 with no dual boot.You can foolow these instuctions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows >this will install your Ubuntu with no dual boot.I downloaded it with BitTorrent from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads . P.S-Don't forget to unplug ...


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you can try repair Windows boot loader when you installed Ubuntu. If you have the the original Windows 8 or 8.1 installation DVD,you can use command prompt fix MBR. 1.Boot from the original installation DVD. At the Welcome screen, click "Repair your computer". 3.Choose" Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt". 4.When the Command Prompt ...


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if you have original Windows 8 or 8.1 installation DVD,Try using 1.Boot from the original installation DVD. 2.At the Welcome screen, click "Repair your computer". 3.Choose" Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt". 4.When the Command Prompt loads, type the following commands in order: "bootrec /FixMbr > bootrec /FixBoot > bootrec /ScanOs > ...


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Short version Can I use Linux to fix my computer? If by "fix" you mean restore Windows in a working state without formatting, the answer is probably no. Long version Linux does not have tools to deal with thorough repairs of the Windows boot loader or NTFS drives. But you are advised to mount the partition to copy the files you need to safeguard. ...


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I installed (rather upgraded win 7 to 10). Formatted the Ubuntu drive, from windows explorer. Still after that, GNU Grub was showing the Ubuntu options. To enable me auto-restarting in Win 10, Logged into Win 10 Press Win+X Open Command Prompt (Admin) c:\> bootsect /nt60 <drive name>: /mbr Thats it. Hope it helps Ganesh Kondal


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You have your Windows 8.1 installed in Legacy Mode and Legacy Mode does not support more than 4 primary partitions. More on UEFI vs Legacy You already have 4 primary partitions created (namely C, E, F & system reserved). Ubuntu installer can't create a fifth primary partition to install Ubuntu on. You can do any one of the following. 1 : Delete one ...


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If your Ubuntu and Windows paritions are on the same drive, when you upgrade to Windows 10, I think Windows 10 overwrites GRUB. I think you will have to use Ubuntu's live cd and install GRUB again. If even after doing so you cannot see GRUB, check your BIOS settings and increase the priority of Ubuntu (GRUB) so that it is executed before Windows' ...


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If you use GRUB, you should not habe a problem. Tht means you should choose the start up Partition with GRUB, it will the let choose you which OS you want to start with... To chose the default partition you have to go to the BIOS and set it that way.


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You should repair to MBR and reinstall the windows bootloader, there are two ways: First: Boot from the original installation DVD. At the Welcome screen, click "Repair your computer". Choose "Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt". When the Command Prompt loads, type the following commands in order: bootrec /FixMbr bootrec /FixBoot bootrec ...


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I had this problem last year. I installed Kali Linux on my PC. After a few trial and error, I successfully installed Kali on my external hard disk. My internal hard disk is Windows 7. The problem was, every time I want to boot the PC, i need to plugin the external hard disk. if the external hard disk is not plugged-in and i pressed the power button to boot, ...


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As long as you have free space on the hard drive directly after your Ubuntu partition then you can extend it as much as you have space. Your files will be safe, however, it's always a must to backup your data before doing any operation with your partitions. A wrong key stroke could be disastrous. If you don't have space behind your Ubuntu partition, and ...


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So finally i figured out what the problem was. Its the 23rd time i installed(Yes i was counting :P) So it was all about fast boot , it was ON, i thought that fast boot option is available on the BIOS settings and in hp i was not able to see any such thing so i assumed that there is no such thing in HP :P But in many laptops its not in the BIOS you have to ...


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Its very simple, this worked for me insert Ubuntu cd and select try Ubuntu, connect to Internet open terminal ( Ctrl+Alt+T ), login as root: sudo -i find out your linux disk : fdisk -l mount it: mount /dev/sdaX /mnt Recover: grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda


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Its very simple , this worked for me insert Ubuntu cd and select try Ubuntu, connect to Internet open terminal ( Ctrl+Alt+T ), login as root: sudo -i find out your linux disk : fdisk -l mount it: mount /dev/sdaX /mnt Recover: grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda



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