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comment Overlapping Partition within a single disk partition (volme)
The disk uses MBR, not GPT, so gdisk is the wrong tool. The errors you're seeing reflect an overlap with a backup data structure that would exist if you were to convert the disk from MBR to GPT form. I recommend you either abandon this question or edit it to remove the useless gdisk output and provide information relating to the actual problem you're experiencing. For instance, you mentioned an attempt for "format" (mkfs?) and use dd on the disk. Knowing what commands you attempted to use and how they failed is necessary.
Oct
14
answered GPT partitioning on a bios/non-efi motherboard with a SSD
Oct
14
answered Problem partitioning ubuntu as dual boot
Oct
14
comment Is it correct behavior if badblocks destroys the partition table if invoked with -n option/in non-destructive mode on a device file?
The information that bodhi.zazen requested is required for proper diagnosis. Beyond that, badblocks should almost never be used today. It was designed for use on old disks that lacked automatic error correction available today in a feature called SMART, which is usually active when a disk is shipped. If SMART can't handle your bad blocks, your disk is DEAD.
Oct
14
comment MacMini won't boot since installing 14.04
Try resetting your Mac's NVRAM/PRAM.
Oct
14
answered Two linux kernels show up in rEFInd
Oct
14
comment Reinstalled OS X, rEFInd doesn't boot anymore and goes straight to OS X
Actually, using bless to reinstate rEFInd as the default boot program will work without re-installing. That said, there's little downside to re-installing it; doing it that way will result in some some unnecessary file-copying, but otherwise similar results.
Oct
14
comment Setting a theme and remove boot entries for rEFInd
TextEdit is an OS X text editor. You can use a Windows or Linux text editor instead. In Linux, try GEdit, Kate, nano, Emacs, or whatever you have installed.
Oct
14
answered .efi can't boot when Secure Boot is enabled! do I need to get it signed?
Oct
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answered efibootmgr output is not clear (incomplete)
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answered boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)
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answered Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected
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awarded  uefi
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comment Cannot fix grub after running boot repair
In Linux, use efibootmgr -o to change the boot order. For instance, sudo efibootmgr -o 5,0. If things haven't changed since you posted your Boot Repair output, that should set rEFInd first and GRUB second. Type sudo efibootmgr alone to see a list of boot options.
Aug
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comment Cannot fix grub after running boot repair
You don't say what happened with your rEFInd installation, just that you tried installing it. Please elaborate about the way in which it's not working for you.