Creating live USB for windows 8 UEFI machine...
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 22, 2013
I have windows 8 Pro x64 installed on my computer and I would like to create a live ubuntu USB drive to scan my system for viruses. I tried this once in the past (6-8 months ago) and had problems rebooting to my windows OS. I must of done something wrong and thus I want to ask for advice before trying it again.
Persistent USB on windows 7 UEFI
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 24, 2013
I am not completely new to linux but definitely a beginner. I've installed and uninstalled Ubuntu many times on several systems. I just like to play around with it sometimes and try to learn. This being said it would be really nice if I could manage to make a persistent live USB but to have more than just the few GB the installers allow. I tried for 3 days by piecing together information from several sources as I could not find anything that related specifically to my system. I have an Alienware X51 running Windows 64bit in UEFI not legacy. Most of the tutorials I saw for creating a persistent live USB were older and related to old BIOS systems, not the new UEFI. Perhaps I overlooked one somewhere but I could not manage to get it right. It would always just load the live version, I could never get persistence. If anyone has any solutions or links to solutions it would be greatly appreciated. Or if it can even happen at all. I know there's a 64bit live iso that works with UEFI, I could
Can't enter Windows 7 installer using Windows installer, stuck at GRUB rescue
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 8, 2013
SORRY FOR THE TITLE, I MEANT WINDOWS USB DRIVE, BUT THE WEBSITE WON'T LET ME CHANGE IT
Hello people, so far I have been getting away with just entering the forums from google searches, but seeing as apparently nobody has the same problems as me, I decided to create an account. Please excuse me if I am in the wrong forum, I am new to posting in them. And my name was autogenerated, because apparently you can't use this letter: é
Anyway, back to the matter at hand. I have been using Ubuntu for over a year (13.04 version now) and I never even saw the necessity of installing Windows. But last week I went to a LAN party, and couldn't connect to the switch, had severe problems with the version of Counter-Strike my friends were using, and basically had a horrible time. Therefore, I saw fit to install Windows in order to play properly cause gaming in Ubuntu kind of sucks (not entirely, as tons of games run perfectly under WINE).
So here's the deal: I created a primary NTFS partition by resiz
windows installer fails everytime
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 26, 2012
i am trying to install ubuntu 11.10 with the windows installer and just about at the very end it pops up an error sayin an error has occured....no such file or directory. can anyone please help me?
Windows Installer 1110 Hangs
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 25, 2012
Hope someone has some ideas with this. I have installed this installer in the past with no problem, however I need to do a re install on XP PC and the system is now hanging on Expanding... please wait, left it for over an hour. Done the normal Windows stuff rebooted, download the file again etc...
Another Windows 7, UEFI, Grub Debacle
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 22, 2012
Just set up my new system, which has UEFI enabled in the BIOS (and no obvious way to disable). I put two drives in there and would like to dual boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu as I did before. However, I can't get Grub2 to see Windows 7. I've spent the day reading forum posts, Launch Pad bug reports, and whatnot, and while I'm close, I can't quite get this to work. I can boot into each system from BIOS if I force it. Not very elegant and useful, though! I know I must be missing something really obvious, but I just can't see it. I know oldfred has been hacking away at this for some time now, hopefully he at least has a fix!
I'm attaching the results of the latest version of bootinfoscript for reference. However, the basic architecture is:
/sda1 = /boot
/sda2 = swap
/sda3 = /
/sda4 = /home
/sdb1 = EFI
/sdb2 = Windows Reserved
/sdb3 = Windows
After reading a ton of posts, seems like the most obvious is to point grub to the bootmgfw.efi on the EFI partition of tha
Virtualbox backups Ubuntu/Windows 7/Windows XP
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 10, 2013
Looking for backup software:
I have been running a dual boot (on 3 computers) of XP and Ubuntu 12.04 for about 5 years. On 2 of these computers Ubuntu is the OS of choice. The main computer runs XP as primary. I have several programs that will only run in Windows. So I must have a computer that runs Windows. Some of the latest updates of these programs will not run in XP. So I have to move to a newer version of Windows.
After several days, I now have Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit running as the host under Virtualbox. I have Windows 7 64 bit and Windows XP running as guests. Also, I still can boot into my old systems.
In the past I used Acronis True Image to backup. I have 2 hard drives installed in my computer. I use the 2nd hard drive for backup. I run automatic backups. I backup the OS weekly. After 5 weeks the backups are consolidated into 1 backup. I keep 3 monthly backups. I backup my data partition 3 times a week and keep 9 copies of each. I set this up 3 years
Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI boot partition and GRUB reinstall problem
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 13, 2014
I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 just two weeks ago and now after an update I have a huge problem since I'm not able to recover my system. I tried many things also boot-repair disk https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair and I have deleted both the boot partition by myself and the GRUB by boot-repair disk.
So now I have to reinstalled both. If I run gparted I get the following partitions (attached image).
The first partition in /dev/sda is the new UEFI boot partition. I have wrongly delete and reformatted it.
My /etc/fstab is this
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=5ec28e7e-8b03-4497-924f-3ea2f2cf6713 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=CADB-73B5 /boot/efi vfat defaults 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
Syncing Samsung Focus with Ubuntu (Windows Phone 7)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 17, 2010
How might I go about syncing my Windows Phone 7 phone with Ubuntu? All I really need is just the Music and Contacts would by no means hurt. This is my only MP3 Player at the moment and I had just had to switch to Ubuntu due to a long series of very frustrating issues with Windows 7 x64 and Windows XP x64
Dualbooting Ubuntu+Windows on Surface Pro 2: what do I need to know?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 17, 2014
There are horror stories on the internet about trying to dual-boot on UEFI systems:
Before you Dual Boot - The truth about MS, OEM's & Linux (Hacker News discussion)
To avoid all trouble, what do I need to avoid trouble when my Surface arrives?
do I need to switch to BIOS mode (or can I)?do I need to use a different boot manager from the one that gets installed by default (GRUB, I believe)do I need to use 64-bit OS? Presently, I feel no need to, and use 32-bit one.
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