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Aug
15
answered boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)
Aug
15
answered Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected
Aug
9
awarded  uefi
Aug
7
comment How to install ubuntu in UEFI mode?
I agree with Warren; don't try to install Ubuntu in EFI mode if there's an existing legacy-mode Windows install. An attempt to do so is likely to result in hair-pulling. If there's some specific reason to want an EFI-mode installation, please elaborate.
Aug
5
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
3
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.
Aug
3
comment ubuntu wont boot wont mount
That last suggestion is not a fix; it's a request for more information. Please post back with the output of those commands.
Aug
3
comment stuck in grub rescue mode after installing ubuntu alongside Windows 8
Some computers have broken EFIs that boot only the fallback boot loader (EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi) or the Windows boot loader (EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi). If you've got such a firmware, you can work around it by renaming rEFInd (or whatever boot loader you want to use). For rEFInd, see [here](file:///home/rodsmith/homepage/refind/installing.html#naming) for more details.
Aug
1
comment ubuntu wont boot wont mount
It could be your /home partition (if you've got one) isn't mounting, either. Try hitting Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log in to the console, then do as I suggested. You can redirect output to a file (as in sudo parted -l > parted.txt) and post that or post a digital photo of your screen after you type those commands.
Aug
1
answered Black screen , os not booting
Aug
1
comment Unable to partition Ubuntu after installation
See Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and Install Alongside Windows or Something Else - Which should I use? (to pick just two of what must be hundreds of tutorials).
Aug
1
comment Unable to partition Ubuntu after installation
To repartition with GParted, you need to run it from an external drive, such as an Ubuntu install CD in its "try before installing" mode.
Aug
1
answered Unable to partition Ubuntu after installation
Jul
31
comment Hard disk usage
The usual phrasing is "logical partition," and in that sense, the extended partition does hold (logical) partitions. The problem with referring to these as logical volumes is that this is the same terminology used by Linux's Logical Volume Manager (LVM) subsystem, which is entirely different from extended and logical partitions. Thus, using "logical volume" to refer to logical partitions creates confusion. Fortunately, the whole primary/extended/logical nonsense is going away with GPT partitioning.
Jul
31
answered My ntfs partition appear so many
Jul
31
comment GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows
The options shown by efibootmgr, and by the firmware when you hit a function key (or whatever) early in the boot process, are EFI boot manager boot options. GRUB maintains an entirely separate set of boot options. Using update-grub updates the GRUB options, but doesn't touch the EFI booot manager's options. To edit the EFI boot manager's options, you use efibootmgr in Ubuntu, bcfg in an EFI shell, bcdedit in Windows, or the EFI setup utility's user interface.
Jul
30
answered Help on dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on HP Mini 200?
Jul
29
answered GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows
Jul
29
comment GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows
sudo fdisk -l won't add any useful information to what's already in Boot Repair's output.
Jul
29
answered Will I be able to use my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu?