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installing Ubuntu 21.10 on legacy BIOS only system

I have non-UEFI machine, with single SSD drive, without other OS on it and want to install Ubuntu 21.10 on it, via ISO image written on USB stick and via ubiquity, but without success. On first boot ...
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How to build a UEFI/MBR hybrid bootable ISO with xorriso

What is the definitive answer to building a bootable UEFI/MBR hybrid ISO with xorriso? There a dozen different answers in google. None work. I know this question has been asked before. Even Debian's ...
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Installation of 20.04 fails while 18.04 works fine

I’m trying to Install Ubuntu 20.04.4 alongside with Windows. However, no matter how I configured the live USB and Windows UEFI settings, it never recognizes that there is another OS installed, and it ...
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How to reinstall Windows 11 from .iso but keep using GRUB bootloader?

Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 11 Insider Preview are installed on my ASUS TUF DASH F15 laptop in dual-boot mode with GRUB bootloader. Since I left the Insider Program, I want to reinstall Windows 11 from ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 BIOS mode requires F10 sequence to boot

Unless I use F10 and select an option, I get a no bootable disk message from my BIOS. If I press F10, when the screen says, "Please select boot device", I can select the hard drive and the ...
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How to install GRUB Legacy (0.97) on an USB pen-drive from Ubuntu 20.04/21.10?

How to install GRUB Legacy (0.97) on an USB pen-drive from Ubuntu 20.04/21.10? Ubuntu does no longer provide GRUB Legacy in their repository. grub-install command will install GRUB 2.xx. Probably I ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 Crashes when using premade MBR partitons

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu on 150GB MBR disk with 3 partitions /boot 1GiB swap 8GiB / 140.9GiB The moment the installer starts the format it crashes. Does anyone know what might be the ...
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Dual-boot straight to Windows 10 (MBR Legacy Bios)

I see lots of questions and answers regarding dual boot but all relating to UEFI... I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04 over Win 10 with MBR partitioning and Legacy bios. (I've used Rufus to create ...
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How to install ubuntu without overwriting windows bootloader

I have windows installed machine. I want to install ubuntu which should be installed and uninstalled at any time(permanent os is windows). I have an ubuntu USB. I have no windows USB to re-install ...
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Cannot install ubuntu alongside windows 10 on an MBR Disk

I've been trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows for 2 days now I'm new to Linux and all the videos I've watched are long and tedious and they all assume you have a GPT disk. Here's the problem, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Sound issue

Hy, there!!! So, my problem is that the sound does not work correctly, actually it is something like an 8 bit sound from that old tetris console, and there is kinda echo. I have a Lenovo Ideapad 5 ...
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Will new install affect my boot?

I just started up a HP Pavilion x360 I haven't used for a couple of years. It runs Ubuntu from 2016 dual boot with Win10 and works fine. But I can not upgrade to 2018/20. Different errors. I wish to ...
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Can't boot windows 10 partition

I had a windows 10 installation and a ubuntu 20.04 installation running with grub for a long time pretty well. However, I broke everything when I decided to resize one of the partitions and now grub ...
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Dual Booting ubuntu 20.04 and windows 10 no longer working

I had a working Windows 10 Thinkpad E530c, then I installed Ubuntu 20.04 using Grub. This setup worked fine. But I used one to many commands in Ubuntu and messed up my Ubuntu side and could not fix ...
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Is it possible to repair UEFI that won't boot Windows 10 using Ubuntu 21 on a dual boot hard drive?

I have Windows 10, Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, and Ubuntu Mate all on the same HDD drive on my HP Envy m7-n100 laptop. This has been working fine for years. When there was a major update to either of the ...
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Lost LVM after MBR to GPT

I accidentally deleted (not formatted) my Ununtu LVM partition on Windows today using it's Disk Management software. After a long night, I've managed to boot into Ubuntu again with my data intact. ...
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Can not enable boot from hard disks in BIOS

Please help me! I have just run the mbr2gpt.exe /convert command and now my PC can not boot from all the hard disks althought the BIOS can recognize them. In BIOS, BOOT section, when enter each line ...
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Issue with ubuntu writing a MBR on an SSD

So far I have two disks, one SSD for my main os(FreeBSD) that is connected with the NVME bus and one SATA3 HDD for ubuntu. I installed ubuntu much later than FreeBSD for a project that required some ...
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moving Ubuntu installation on a dual boot system to a new hard drive

I had an old Windows 7 pc in a cleanroom, on which I installed Ubuntu 20.04 last year. It boots in legacy Bios. But the hard drive was quite small and as I started requiring more libraries on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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