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Installed Windows 10. Now I can't boot Windows 10 or Linux Mint.

Q: Installed Windows 10. Now I can't boot Windows 10 or Linux Mint.

Hello TenForums I run Linux Mint on one SSD and Windows on another Linux Mint SSD is on SATA Windows SSD is on SATA GB empty drive on SATA I upgraded Windows to Windows and after getting it all set up and pretty I decided to reboot and use Linux for the rest of the night Well with my Windows Drive Connected I tried booting into Linux but received the error quot Cannot mount drive mnt sdb quot So I booted back into Windows and everything Windows-wise was cool Here comes my screw up Fast forward to today roughly days later I tried fixing my Linux Partition by unplugging the Windows Drive since that would be the sdb drive and received the error quot The Disk Drive for UUID amp lt Drive Name Here gt is not ready yet or not present quot Using a LiveUSB I tried mounting and using chroot to try and fix grub but to no avail I also tried reinstalling Linux Mint while keeping my home partition but with no success either So I decided to install another SSD that I wanted to add for games amp amp misc files since it was bigger I Windows 10. 10 Windows Installed Linux Mint. Now can't or boot So I opened up my computer reorganized a bit and put all of the SSDs in in the config at the start Installed Windows 10. Now I can't boot Windows 10 or Linux Mint. of my post and connected all the power SATA cables I had previously read that Windows gets really pissy if you make any changes to hardware Well here comes the confusing part When only the Linux drive is connected I get the quot Disk Drive UUID quot error When booting into Linux with the Linux Drive amp amp Windows Drive Connected I get the quot Cannot mount Drive mnt sdb quot error When Booting into Windows WITHOUT the Linux Drive Connected I get the BSOD error quot A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed xc quot When booting into Windows WITH the Linux Drive connected Windows works just fine My hypothesis Windows always wants to be first When I upgraded to Windows since my Linux Drive was in the st SATA slot I think it bound the Windows Boot Manager amp amp other Windows start up necessities to it as well By doing this it changed the UUID of my or boot partition so grub doesn't know where to look when booting My concern is that I'm not sure how to separate these and to get them both to work I was saving up for a backup drive so I don't have any backups luckily this is for games I'm only worried about some read-only files on my Linux Drive I do not have any physical media for Windows and would rather create a VM and attempt GPU passthrough than install Windows SP from scratch and do all those damned updates I'd prefer not to have to reinstall any OS but I'll do it if we cannot find a solution to these two problems Please ask my any questions you may have and I'll try to get back to you ASAP I have finals for school tomorrow so this is really just a massive inconvenience Thankfully all my school work is on a laptop or synced to Dropbox Thanks I don't find it necessary but to save anyone the trouble of asking here are my parts CPU Intel i - k GPU Gigagyte WindForce GTX RAM GB G Skill x GB MOBO MSI Z S SLI Krait Edition PSU Seasonic G-Series W SSD x Samsung EVO GB x Samsung EVO GB

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A: Installed Windows 10. Now I can't boot Windows 10 or Linux Mint.

With the configuration that you can boot Windows 10 from, we need a full screenshot of disk management with the columns expanded so we can see all the information in them:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

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Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.

A:How to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bp96


Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.


See if this helps you out,

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/116306-how-dual-boot-linux-mint-windows-7-a.html
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Hello,

Not sure if this should go Linux forums or here so I decided to try both
What I have here is a brand new machine with two empty hard disks, one ssd and another regular one.
Now, I would like to install windows 8 (+ most used programs) on the ssd and Mint (+ other linux stuff) on the regular disk.
This regular disk should also be divided, giving linux around 20gb (ext4) and leave the rest for windows (ReFS, ntfs or whatever it that windows 8 is using).
I would also prefer to have the system boot to Windows by default.
What would be the easiest way to accomplish this?


Thanks!

A:Dual boot | Windows 8 on ssd and Linux Mint on hdd

I did something similar... well I had Win7 installed first then I installed Ubuntu Linux and it became the secondary OS.
Windows first then Linux .. that should get it done. HTH

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/9618-dual-boot-windows-8-ssd-linux-mint-hdd.html
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Hello I own an HP Envy notebook K -NL and have considerable difficulty installing Linux Ubuntu and Linux Mint in dual-boot and triple-boot Both with Secure Boot enabled or disabled either enabled or disabled legacy both with fast boot enabled or disabled and also with the default boot from internal CD DVD ROM it is Boot K112-NL Envy 15 Dual Windows HP 8.1/Linux Ubuntu-Mint impossible to install Linux alongside Windows I managed for a moment to start the Linux Mint DVD but it is planted to the first screen Dual Boot Windows 8.1/Linux Ubuntu-Mint HP Envy 15 K112-NL I think just by reading other forums that HP does everything to not allow this operation Dual Boot Windows 8.1/Linux Ubuntu-Mint HP Envy 15 K112-NL Has anyone had the same problem If yes how he solved it Thank you Google Translation nbsp Original post Italian Buongiorno posseggo un notebook HP Envy K -NL e ho notevoli difficolt ad installare Linux Ubuntu e Linux Mint in dual-boot e triple-boot Sia con Secure boot abilitato o disabilitato sia con legacy abilitato o disabilitato sia con fast boot abilitato o disabilitato e inoltre con l'avvio predefinito da internal CD DVD ROM impossibile installare Linux accanto a Windows Sono riuscito un attimo a far partire il DVD di Linux Mint ma si piantato alla prima schermata Penso proprio leggendo altri forum che HP faccia di tutto per non permettere questa operazione Qualcuno ha avuto il mio stesso problema Se s come lo ha risolto Grazie

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Hay,
 
K I have a dell dimension 5100 here to do me untill I build my own PC ren outta funds so kinda have to use this 4 a bit ughh, now mint works ok. Wht my question is I want to remove XP Home for a XP Pro black editon and stick it on a small partition. Can I remove the XP Home I have and install the Pro XP without interfering with my Mint install?
 
Also I want to install 2 more linux distros elementry and Tor... How would I go about doin that?
 
If I have to il wipe d mint I have.
 
Hope I get some help... Thank k all :-) have a good day.

A:WinXp Home installed on 1 partition Linux Mint 17.1 on another, question?

from here http://www.ehow.com/about_7237075_windows-xp-pro-black-edition_.html

XP Black isn't an official Microsoft release, it's pirated. As a result, you're not going to find one standard Black Edition, nor are you guaranteed it will be free of malware.
The nickname is derived from its black or very dark desktop theme and the fact that it's an illegal version of XP, usually XP Professional.
There is no standard version of Windows XP Black. Not only is the OS pirated, but so is the software that's crammed with it. XP Black comes loaded with programs that would cost you thousands of dollars if you bought them properly. Depending on who puts the package together, you can get multiple versions of: browsers, CD/DVD burning software, business software--even security programs, which is ironic since it's almost impossible to find a Black Edition without malware.
Among the hacks in XP Black, it requires no serial number and it bypasses XP's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) security measures.

Since you are asking about how to use pirated software, we will not be able to help you with your Windows question. If we did help you with this we would be encouraging you to use it.
Bleeping Computer rules, found here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forum-rules/, state (bold red mine)

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

You can receive help regarding Linux and Tor.
Post in Linux & Unix forum for help with that http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/11/linux-unix/
This topic is closed.

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Hi there, people of the internet.
I'm having some issues trying to re-install Windows 7 back to my laptop having switching fully to Linux Mint 16. I've got an ISO file for the installation of Windows (I have genuine code) but having some massive fail moments trying to work it.

I've used the USB Image Writter to put my ISO file onto my formatted USB but when I try to boot from it from restart I get the error "No Boot Sector on USB" So that has confused me quite so. I'm using a Dell Inspiron i545 and having a nightmare with it.

I don't have any side portions of Windows just 100% Linux. If I can get some help It will be greatly appreciated.

Forever in your debt,
Martin.
 

A:Trouble with Re-Installing Windows from Linux Mint 16 - ISO-USB

From Wikipaedia:




There is no standard definition for ISO image files. ISO disc images are uncompressed and do not use a particular container format; they are a sector-by-sector copy of the data on an optical disc, stored inside a binary file. ISO images are expected to contain the binary image of an optical media file system (usually ISO 9660 and its extensions or UDF), including the data in its files in binary format, copied exactly as they were stored on the disc. The data inside the ISO image will be structured according to the file system that was used on the optical disc from which it was created.Click to expand...

So although an .iso file of (say) linux might well be bootable, it's not true that all .iso images are. I don't know what that .iso image actually is, although it might well be an image of a Windows 7 setup CD. But that is not how it looks on a USB drive. I think you will have to go back to the setup CD and take a more normal type of exact copy, or re-write it to USB with a more explicit instruction to the writing software that 'this is supposed to be bootable'.

Just in case - have you checked in the bios that a USB drive can be set 'bootable', and that it is top of the drives list ?
 

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Hello,

I am currently running a dual boot setup with Ununtu 12.10 x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64 I was wondering if I could add Linux Mint 14 to the setup. Is this possible? I tried installing it 'alongside windows' but it said i have to uninstall Ubuntu. I haven't done that much work with system booting as of yet but i catch on pretty quick with this sort of stuff. Also, does anyone have a link to where I could download the correct version of Linux Mint 14 for my PC? I have downloaded one already but am not sure whether or not it is the right one. Then name is 'linuxmint-14.1-mate-dvd-64bit.iso'. I would also like a link to a detailed tutorial on how to setup what I'm looking for and a list of recommended software (I've got Paragon Partition Manager 12 and EasyBCD 2.2).

Thanks in advance,

TheDoctor1212

A:Multiboot: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14?

It should be possible, I used to have a tripple boot myself for a while. Just make sure you add Mint to Grub.

Current version of Mint:
Download - Linux Mint

Oke, first you'll need to check if you have an empty partition to install Mint on. If not, create one.
You can check this in "disk management".

If you have enough partitions Ubuntu should stop giving you the uninstall message, and Mint should just install itself using the default installer.

And for the detailed toturial:
Video toturial
Official user guide

And finally the software:
Lots and lots of programs
The official Linux Mint software portal (I recommend using this one)

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
Nommy

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Otherwise I'm going to have to go out and get a USB stick. Or is there an easier way with mounting etc?

Thanks.

A:Installing Windows from an SD card on a netbook with Linux Mint

Hi,

I speak under correction, but as far as I know the minimum size required for a Windows install from a USB stick is 4GB.

Microsoft Store Online

Regards,
Golden

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A:Replacing Windows XP with Linux Mint in a Multiboot system.

First, I would install EasyBCD in Windows 7. Then I'd install Linux over XP - pick 'something else' during the partitioning stage and you can tell it exactly what to do - check the box to 'format' that partition to ext4. . On that same screen, make sure to specify that grub be installed in that same partition as Linux, not the MBR. I'd also create a small swap partition on the second drive where you say you have some free space, 4GB or so.

Boot to Windows, use EasyBCD to delete the XP entry and create a grub2 Linux entry EasyBCD will automatically detect the correct partition.

That should do it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/342763-replacing-windows-xp-linux-mint-multiboot-system.html
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A:Will Macrium Reflect image Linux Mint as well as Windows 7?

Mmm. Interesting question. I don't see why not.

Is the Linux partition available for selection when you first open Macrium?

Regards,
Golden

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A:Installed Linux - Can't boot into Windows

When you start Windows with the installation media, select Repair. Then get to a command prompt. When you're in the command prompt type bootrec /FixMBR

You can also try bootrec /ScanOS to make sure that your OS is still listed

Bcdedit.exe is used to set the default boot configuration
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-linux-cant-boot-into-windows.1065249/
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Hello SevenForums, members and great administrators.

First, there is a lot forums and sections , so If posted in incorrect one please move it.

Second,

I want to Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Linux Mint (or maybe Debian). I know , with Ubuntu is very easy, but I hate it That is because, low driver support , bad name , bad look and much other.

Questions :
1. How to do it ?
2. What I need ?
3. Do I need empty DVD or Windows 7 Installation DVD (because I lost this one) ?

I'm currently using LMint in VM , but I need it on my current machine , Dual-boot with Win7. And I will delete Win8 for this.

Answer when you can.
Thanks in advance.
Trinty

A:Dual-booting Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux Mint (or Debian)

Hi Trinity -

Be sure to make a Win7 System Repair Disk for rescue purposes if you dont' have the installer.

GRUB boot loader can corrupt Win7 beyond repair when on the same HD, so be sure to also save externally a Win7 backup image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

The cleanest method to avoid GRUB corruption of Win7 is given here by our moderator: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/234136-dual-booting-windows-7-ultimate-linux-mint-debian.html
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A:Dual Boot W7 Linux Mint

Hi Not quite sure what you want to achieve, but I will try and give you some relevant info. You should make/take/create Recovery Media for Windows 7 so that it can be re-installed at a later date if wanted.  If you view the Hard Disk and can take a screen shot to post here it may help to give more targeted advice. I would expect to shrink the C: and create 3 or 4 more partitions //home/swap and perhaps a common data storage area formatted to NTFS. Then when Mint is installed the common data area can be mounted to use for docs between W`indows and Mint. If in doubt please ask.



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A:Installed Linux w/PartitionMagic and Windows=no boot

jog your memory hard; what was the specific partition magic commands you used
and in what order were they executed ... it matters.

The first thing you NEEDED to do was to reduce the existing partition AND
to create a new one for the Linux with a logical sub-partition for the swap.
btw: SWAP is the area Linux uses just like the windows pagefile...
a place dedicated to virtural memory i/o.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/installed-linux-w-partitionmagic-and-windows-no-boot.33422/
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Today, I installed Linux Mint 13 to try some appliactions, programs and other good things.
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A:Windows 8 Hyper-V-How to configure network to work in Linux Mint Guest

I'm new to Hyper-V myself but I think there are 2 guides you should follow:
linux:
Hyper-V ? Create Linux Virtual Machine in Windows 8

How to use (vista example):
Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

And there is someone that manages to add network to Vista so maybe you can apply that to LMDE.

Good luck
Hopachi

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A:How do I remove linux mint from 8.1 dual boot.

Hi
 
Make sure you are booted into Windows not Linux Mint.
 
Follow steps 1 - 10 carefully
 
For Windows 8.1 hit  <Windows> + <C> keys to open the charms bar.
Click Search and type Disk Management in the field. Click Create and format hard disk partitions, to open the Disk Management window .
 
When the window opens, you will see a list of all drives/partitions on your system along with a graphic representation of each.
 
My system showed 2 partitions not formatted as NTFS matter of fact the 'file system' column for each was blank
.
Right click the Volume(s) and click Delete. Right click the Deleted Volume and delete the partition.
 
Now you can extend the another partition to increase space or leave it blank and install Windows Technical Preview as I did.
 
I followed the same directions you've posted above, 2 nights ago to remove Linux Mint from my dual-boot with Windows 7. Everything went without a hitch.
 
Lots of luck and Please keep BC posted!

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I folks Currently I'm running a dual boot with Windows and Linux Mint When I boot up I get Windows Boot Loader and default to upgade boot Mint dual W7/Linux W If I choose the second choice Linux Mint I go to GRUB and boot into Linux Mint Very shortly Linux Mint will be released The recommendation is for people to do a clean install I'm wondering whether if I clean install Linux Mint on the partition that LM now occupies on a separate HDD it will mess up my boot What I mean is whether GRUB will be my first boot loader and default into Linux I'd prefer to keep it W7/Linux Mint dual boot upgade as it is but I'm unsure about how to go about this upgrade For one thing Windows cannot see Linux so I'm kind of guessing which partition my current Linux install is on As I say it's on a different HDD so I could disconnect my Windows drive altogether Not sure whether this would be a worthwhile thing to do though Any suggestions would be welcome John

A:W7/Linux Mint dual boot upgade

Hello John.



As you know which HDD is the Windows 7 HDD and so on ...


The best way would be to power down and disconnect all HDDs except the Windows 7 HDD, connect it to the #1 SATA port of the mobo and set it as the first boot device in the main BIOS, make sure Windows 7 is the Active partition and make sure it boots all by itself as the "System" partition.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Then power down and disconnect the Windows 7 HDD and connect the HDD you want to use for Linux and do the install to that; when finished power down and reconnect all the HDDs putting Windows 7 back at SATA #1 and use the one-time boot menu for your Gigabyte board (which is the F12 hot-key) to boot to whichever OS/HDD you want to boot at PC startup.


Post a snip of disk management to see and if you have questions be sure to ask.

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A:Deleted a partition. Installed Linux. Can't boot into Windows

You can try Startup Repair but I don't know if that will help

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Do you have a Vista Install disk?
 
Edit: The install disk will let you do a startup repair.

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billog

A:Help, Linux Mint-14

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Code:
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The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
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A:Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo



Yup... great news...Just to emphasise - Qiana is RC at the moment...

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Linux has obviously grabbed complete control over your boot process. If you are going to fix this I have a feeling you'll have more luck on the linux forums than here.

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if you have a windows 8 disk, you can try a startup repair.

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Hi, this question has been asked before (see link below). Can I install a dual boot Linux on a Surface?
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I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.

Cool. Please keep in mind that Windows XP will overwrite GRUB. As such, you will lose access to Linux Mint, and will need to re-install GRUB using a Linux Mint live-flashdrive (or live-DVD).
 
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In Linux Mint type:
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There are instructions for Mint on pendrivelinux too, did you notice?

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Larry
 

A:security protection for Linux Mint?

Hi,
A very useful article on that subject. Much less need than in Windows but when/why is covered here too. I run Crunchbang Linux with just a firewall and haven't experienced any problems - very conservative browsing habits though.
http://www.howtogeek.com/135392/htg...t-need-an-antivirus-on-linux-and-when-you-do/

Hope this helps?

Richard
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/security-protection-for-linux-mint.1124269/
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Cheers!

A:[SOLVED] No sound in firefox on Linux Mint

Where is the solution? :)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f131/solved-no-sound-in-firefox-on-linux-mint-381217.html
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A:Solved: Microsoft paint on Linux mint 8?

Might look into this...
http://www.koffice.org/krita/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-microsoft-paint-on-linux-mint-8.895030/
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A:Urgent! I tried to uninstall Linux Mint and keep Window

Why didn't you format the unallocated space?

Could you attach a screen shot of Disk management?

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A:Difficulty installing Linux Mint on my Laptop

Getting to the BIOS has nothing to do with the version of Windows installed. The initial boot screen should tell you what key to press to enter the BIOS or Setup.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/difficulty-installing-linux-mint-on-my-laptop.908203/
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Windows 7, you have is genuine?
Take Care

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https://hardforum.com/threads/linux-mint-18-will-destroy-your-uf-bios-on-msi-990fx-gd65v2.1914833/
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Works fine as a VM too.

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? KDE RC released!

Cheers
jimbo

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A:fresh installation of windows fails to boot but linux boot with no problem

Your confusing to say the least.
The correct way to dual boot Window/Linux is to Install Windows 1st(Always) using all the drive. Then install Linux. All Linux versions will install a Boot manager so as you can then select whichever OS you desire. There are other ways but for someone like you that is the easiest.
Linux will install to a drive that Windows won't, Windows is very particular as to the disk surface, any little fault and it will refuse to install.
May I suggest you look at Puppy Linux 4.1. very, very fast and great for Wireless.

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Hi there
Try this -- although it says W7 the same mechanism works for W8 / W8.1

uninstall - Removing GRUB from windows system after uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7 - Ask Ubuntu

Cheers
jimbo

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/49811-dual-boot-linux-preventing-windows-boot.html
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I have created the dvd for installing Cent OS also.

How do I configure the boot loader in Windows? If I install Linux on second hard disk, will this overwrite the Windows Boot Loader? How do I create a dual boot system so that the windows boot loader correctly shows linux as an option, so that I am able to load either Windows 7 (existing) or Linux(on second hard disk- not yet installed).

Thanks,
Arvind.
 

A:windows7 installed-how to setup partitions/boot loader to install linux on second hdd

This Easy BCD tool is best to multi-boot with the windows boot manager; http://neosmart.net/download.php?id=1, it has options to add in one or more Linux with your windows boot menu, also see this; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EasyBCD , or for the home page of that boot tool; http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
 

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A:dual boot windows linux

The latest Mint is 17.1 Rebecca - Editions for Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" - Linux Mint

I would recommend to put Mint into a virtual partition. Messing around with the Grub for the Windows systems is no fun. Here is how.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/365356-dual-boot-windows-linux.html
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My question is how would I install it in a way that would allow me to choose on start up if I wanted to boot Windows or Fedora.

I really haven't done much technical stuff on Windows (I'm just a Java developer) so I don't really know how to do this, but I can understand complex ideas, so if it gets technical you'd just have to walk me through it and I'll understand it.

Thank you!
Crockeo - The Java Programmer

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A:Using Windows Boot Manager and Linux

*you have other partitions?

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I would ask you which one is the tool you suggest to manage the bootloading on a system with aboard Windows 10 and maui OS (Linux distro).
When I installed the Linux distro, it disabled the Windows bootloader then I had to restore it in the way below:
BOOTREC /SCANOS
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now I am in Windows but I lost the access to the Linux partition... how can I have both and select which one at the start-up?

Cheers,
 

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A:dual boot windows 10 and linux

Hello Bill468 The HP forum does not support other products / software.But Linux and all the various varieties have a wide community that offers support.You would do best to ask them for help with dual booting. With that said, if you want to test a certain flavor of Linux on your hardware, one way to do so is to create a bootable USB stick with that OS.Here is an example of doing this for Ubuntu...How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu To be able to make the HP laptop boot from the USB stick, you need to make some changes in the bios. Rapidly tap the F10 key when powering on.Arrow over to System Configuration.Look for Secure boot and disable it.If Legacy is offered, enable it.Save and Exit.The system will ask you to enter a code prior to restart.Enter the code shown. It will not show as you type the numbers and this is normal. Restart the PC again and rapidly tap the F9 key to bring up the boot options list.Now you can select your Linux USB drive and boot it.You can try various versions of Linux this way until you find what you like. Hope that helps. Good luck.

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A:Dual boot Windows with Linux

Load of guides on web eg

How To Install Ubuntu Linux Alongside Windows 10 (UEFI) Everyday Linux User

Main thing is to install Windows 10 first, then Linux.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/39232-dual-boot-windows-linux.html
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A:Cannot boot Windows 7 after installing Linux

What a mess. I would say the first order of the day is to get rid of Linux. Apparently the Grub took over. Then resort the drive letters (looks like your G with the MBR is still whole).

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A:Installing Linux not able to boot windows XP

I want to add to that

I am basically just wanting Linux off my computer right now. I am just wanting to be able to have my Windows OS like it was.
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A:Windows 7 does not boot after removing Linux

Did you install win7 from a usb stick (or external hdd drive)?
Did you detach the install media when doing the reboot? Please detach it .. so it (tries to) boots from SSD.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/362755-windows-7-does-not-boot-after-removing-linux.html