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Lenovo P1 with SSD drive : ubuntu 20.04 missing boot loader in MBR

Lenovo P1 was running ubuntu 20.04 fine since early 2020. Specific issue now - no boot loader found in MBR from boot repair report at https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/GnWFPBnsJV/ Cause: i used P1 laptop ...
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Create Ubuntu usb drive on GPT

I'm trying to make a USB with ubuntu on it be bootable from Macs. I have made a working usb drive partitioned MBR, it boots on my laptop but not on Macs. I predict that the problem is that the usb ...
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Can Windows Bootmgr load Ubuntu without needing a second reboot?

Note: In this question I am not asking if it is possible to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I have Windows 10 on an SSD in a DVD caddy (/dev/sdb) and Ubuntu mate on an HDD (/dev/sda). Both are Legacy ...
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Convert MBR to GPT on macbook

There is a nice thread here describing how to convert from MBR to GPT partition scheme. Unfortunately it says not to use it on apple macs. I have one of these, how can I here convert from MBR to GPT?
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Ubuntu Server won't boot GBT

I have an hp proliant ml10 v2 server. The USB ubuntu install only works with ubuntu 18 as 20.4 and 20.10 goes black screen after grub menu. After installing ubuntu 18 the system says non system disk. ...
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Recover Windows from installing Ubuntu in EFI when Windows is in MBR mode?

I installed Ubuntu in EFI by accident cause I taught erronously that Windows was also in UEFI and then lost access to Windows in the boot menu. I tried many tools like boot-repair (which did identify ...
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HP T5730 - Non-system disk or disk error

I installed the Lubuntu 18.04 on new hard drive on HP ThinClient T5730, I was trying different ways to activate the MBR sector, but with no success. Here you can find the Boot Info of my setup. Can ...
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Can I install Ubuntu in dual boot mode on a disk that has GPT partition style?

Now I am on Windows 10 but I want to use Ubuntu in dual boot mode. I have a disk named "Disk 0" and it's partition style is GPT. Can I do dual boot even if my disk partition style is not in ...
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No efi system partition found error on a system using MBR drive and Legacy BIOS

I am very confused why ubuntu is asking for an efi partition. I just created a physical partition with / as the directory. I am trying to dual boot alongside windows.
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Many apps including terminal dissapeared after installing an app

[Edit] THE ANSWER: It was my mistake I accidently unistalled python and that's why all the apps that used python (Almost all) were gone, no solution on the internet worked so finally I had to ...
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Ubuntu MBR issue

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad e14 gen 2 AMD which came with 250 gb WD NVME ssd. I decided to install Ubuntu 18.04 in dual boot with windows in a separate drive. So, I bought a second ssd (Kingston 250gb ...
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installing ubuntu over windows7 - want to repartition and switch to UEFI

I've been given an old company laptop with a Windows 7 / CentOS dual boot setup - using MBR. I want to wipe the whole thing and install Ubuntu under UEFI - but I want to create my own partition ...
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Help with creating a live USB with Ubuntu 20.10

I'm trying to create a live USB with the latest Ubuntu but without success. Steps I did: Downloaded the ISO image Verified the image I tried with gnome disks, ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator and ...
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installation failed fedora dual boot with Ubuntu. Now, How to recover grub for ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 20.10 installed and today I decided to install Fedora in one of my HDD partition. Installation failed but Error for grub came out. Now I can't boot into Ubuntu. How to recover Grub from ...
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Restoring a 512GB UHS micro SD card primary partition table and trying to make an ext2 partition

Ok, I had quite a rough time trying to make an ext2 partition in order to make an Ubuntu install on this card. At first I tried to format the second partition as ext4, but it never worked. after ...
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Lubuntu 20.04 does not boot from HDD following install from USB (Toshiba L350 laptop)

For context, my laptop was a dual boot between windows 7 (not used in over 3 years) an Lubuntu 18.04 (upgraded from 16.04 last year). I created a bootable USB from the ISO and set to install. Upon ...
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Kubuntu not bootable anymore

I am using Kubuntu 20.04 and I getting stucked on a normal Boot operation with/after the disk manager So I guess the problem is the disk manager or the service which should came next (would be nice to ...
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Big mess with my bootmanagers

I have a pretty complicated configuration. I'm trying to be synthetic : I have 4 disks (1 ssd, 2 nvme and 1 HDD) and 4 OSs (3 Win10 and 1 ubuntu) : Nvme 1 (Win10-1 + Ubuntu 20.04) /dev/nvme0n1 Nvme 2 ...
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Correct partitions only show up in Disks, no other tool can read them

Here's how my partitions show up in the Disks utility. Note that trying to manage them at all e.g. deleting one gives a udisks-error-quark 0 I've been trying to figure out what's wrong, so I can ...
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Help with installing Ubuntu 16.04.5 (black screen) [duplicate]

I have HDD and flash drive and i want install ubuntu from flash When im boot from flash,only black screen (iso from getmyos and ubuntu) Flash:FAT32 CPU:amd64 On VirtualBox it work On wibu 20.04 on ...
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Installing Lubuntu 20.04 with GPT and EFI

I had an existing installation of Lubuntu 18.04 which I wanted to upgrade to 20.04. Lubuntu docs say this requires a fresh install. My previous 18.04 installation was using GPT and EFI. During ...
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Using rufus to create a bootable drive for LINUX. It says the drive has master boot record of windows 7(I used it for Windows 10). Access denied

I tried clean trough diskpart. Please help. I don't have any other device to use as a boot device. Also every time it fails, my USB becomes unallocated space and shows Please insert a disk in Drive: I ...
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Change a SD card partition table from MBR to GPT

I tried to use diskpart to convert a micro sd from MBR to GPT and it said it was not possible with the message some volumes like cd ROM and other disks cannot be converted. I'm trying to use it as a ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu 20.10 from live USB

I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.10 on my Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z. I downloaded the official ISO and flashed it onto a sandisk USB using the built in "Startup Disk Creator". ...
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Deleted Windows 10 MBR Trying to Fix Ubuntu Boot

I have a dual-boot Win10/Ubuntu 16 system. After Windows updated itself one time, I lost the ability to boot into Ubuntu. Trying to fix that with boot-repair, I mistakenly deleted the Windows 10 MBR ...
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Does the Ubuntu installer preserve a hybrid MBR?

I'm wondering whether the Ubuntu installer, when faced with a hybrid MBR setup, preserves the hybrid MBR as is upon installation, particularly if a partition is deleted/created in the install process? ...
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GRUB doesn't recognize Windows 10

First of all, sorry for the bad English. It isn't my first language. I just installed Ubuntu for the first time of my life. I was a Windows 10 user and I still need it for education purposes. So I ...
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Unable to install Windows 10 next to Ubuntu: GPT error

I have Ubuntu installed, but I need a Windows next to it. I'm trying to follow this guide to do so, but when I reach the screen where I'm supposed to choose the space for Win I'm getting an error: &...
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Dualbooting Ubuntu on second drive (MBR)? [duplicate]

I have been trying to do this setup right but it just doesn't work as I would wish to. First thing, I'm legacy, bios and have MBR so number of max partitions is 4. I already have 4 so it displays the ...
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Not able to install Lubuntu!

I'm trying to install (dual-boot) Windows 10 and Lubuntu 18.04 Alternate 64-bit. But when I reach the step where we install GRUB, it asks me if I would like to install it on the MBR (Master Boot ...
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How to make a bootable MBR USB in Ubuntu?

I used Rufus in windows to make MBR bootable USB but can't find a Rufus equivalent in Ubuntu
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install ubuntu and grub onto specirfic drive

I have a laptop with a windows install on nvme and a no longer wanted linux distro I want to overwrite on a seperate ssd. I installed the old distro with the nvme drive disconnected so grub lives on ...
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Dual boot wont work - installs UEIF on MBR-style partition table

I'm new to Linux, exciting and impressed, though not with problems, which obviously is expected with any tech and software. However, my limited knowledge of linux and the fact that I'm not very techie ...
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Grub not showing up after ubuntu server 20.04 fresh install

I just can't get Grub working ! Grub is not even showing up (screen keeps black and nothing happens). I was able to start the system with super grub and I changed this in /etc/default/grub : ...
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Setting up MBR drive with Dos/ Windows 10/ Ubuntu Server 20.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 20.04 on an HDD partitioned as MBR with Dos and Windows 10 installed as well. I worked with a gentleman yesterday that was a great help but I stumped him as well ...
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Installing Server 20.04 on MBR

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 20.04 onto a preformatted MBR disk with these OS's on these partitions: Fat32 (bootable with msdos.98S) NTFS (Windows 10 / Windows server 2019) Fat32 (Flagged as ...
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Cloned SSD and it appears my file system is screwy

I used dd to clone my 160GB SSD to a 500GB SSD. It boots and runs fine but things just aren't quite right. I'm not an advanced Linux user and don't want to screw anything up so here are the clues: 1. ...
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Grub for Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 10

I'm having troubles getting GRUB to list the Windows 10 entry installed on a separate disk I added later in my system. First I installed Windows 7 on an already partitioned MBR disk and then Ubuntu, ...
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Can't resume from hibernation - glitched screen

I have Ubuntu installed on a USB drive. I don't use UEFI since I wanted to use this USB drive on other PCs. When I try sudo systemctl hibernate, my laptop hibernates. When I try to resume from ...
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About the new 20.04 network installer

It seems that with the release of 20.04, the good old network installer has been thrown to the trash for some strange reason. I tried to test the new one which is the live-server installer actually. ...
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3TB HDD in legacy BIOS or EFI?

How do I mark the unallocated space as bootable? ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l | grep Disk Disk /dev/loop0: 1.93 GiB, 2049204224 bytes, 4002352 sectors Disk /dev/loop1: 27.9 MiB, ...
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MAAS No MBR magic after deploy Ubuntu

I have tried to deploy the Openstack-base bundle from juju, and I've tried straight deploy Ubuntu 18.04 from MAAS. After the bare metal hardware goes through the full intall of Ubuntu, when it reboots,...
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Installing Boot Manager on external HDD

I have installed Ubuntu on a 500 GB partition in a 1TB external HDD. Setting boot order to USB first didn't work. Edit : I have used Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 (beta on 22.04.2020) My Laptop has BIOS not ...
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Dual boot: install Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10 - Windows MBR partition - Neither boot - System BootOrder not found

I just tried to dual boot install Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10 over my hp laptop. The process was a failure. The laptop is not booting. The error massage is: System BootOrder not found. ...
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Windows7 Ubuntu dual boot issue partition table

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS after Windows 7. I had freed up some space from 2 different Windows volumes and shrank both to have around 104 gb of allocated disk space. Then I instated Ubuntu ...
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Questions viz. UEFI enabled post Ubuntu Mate installation while the Partitioning is still MBR

If 'UEFI Boot Support' is enabled in BIOS (was previously disabled) and if the 'Partitioning' is still 'MBR' then: Would the OS boot? If it boots, would there be any performance improvement? Are ...
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My linux disappear after instaling windows

Please, help me, I really need it. I have laptop Lenovo Legion y530H, it is quite problematic laptop for linux but I installed it with official guide. Laptop has 1000Gb hdd and 256Gb ssd. I used ...
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grub “unknown filesystem” when trying to install windows

Someone sold me a computer that used to run ubuntu (16.04?). I am trying to install Windows 10 on it (NOT dual boot) The original owner removed (reformatted?) the partitions before handing it to me ...
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Will reinstalling GRUB reinstall a boot-loader in my MBR?

I had 7 partitions for a dual boot Win7 / Ubuntu18.04: sda1: Microsoft stuff sda2: Microsoft stuff sda3: Microsoft stuff sda4: /boot sda5: / sda6: /home sda7: swap I deleted my windows and turned it ...
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Force Ubuntu Installer to use only MBR — no EFI

I have a UEFI-capable 64 bit system, but the existing Windows 7 is MBR. I want to dual-boot with either Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.10 (don't care which). The GUI install (bootable DVD) works fine in legacy ...

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