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Multi-booting may require a custom boot loader. Only a few games, specifically X-Plane 10. I tried installing both Linux Mint and Ubuntu, both installed successfully without errors, but after the restart, it goes straight to Windows. Something to keep in mind for future reference. Check This Out

The boot loaders of both Windows and Linux identify partitions with a number derived by counting the partitions. (Note, both Windows and Linux count the partitions according to the ordering of Copy this folder to the "boot" folder in the EFI drive.7. I have one similar problem, want to take inputs from you. I have had no luck so far..

GodsPrototype, Dec 21, 2013 #10 lobo Active Member Joined: Nov 30, 2013 Messages: 130 Likes Received: 76 GodsPrototype said: ↑ I got into Linux mint, but then couldnt et back into Should I pay more towards my mortgage? Installing rEFInd to the partition mounted at /Volumes/ESP Copied rEFInd binary filesNotice: Backed up existing icons directory as icons-backup. Then you can enable all the disks again and boot the OS you want with a few keystrokes during startup.

The error grub rescue will occur. Then couldn't even get into Linux. I was using Reiser - but, you know - we can't do that now out of respect for Reiser's issues. Whereas a boot into Linux is perfectly fine.

Even formatted all 3 of my harddrives for it. What can I do? Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. (October 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) click resources For the future: before formatting your computer and installing whichever OS again and again, if you already had working systems and your problem is booting only, consider the following tool, it

Here's another page you might want to take a look at: http://www.linux.org/lessons/index.html Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - In case you haven't got it figured out yet... If you are more talented than I am, you might quickly figure out where you went wrong. Caleb IsaacMay 30, 2015 at 1:21 am Reply Hi, My /boot/efi partition is formatted in fat 32 wich terminal will not recognize so i have left the command as mount -t I've never had them, even with PS2 mice.

So it will look like this GRUB_TIMEOUT="10" In order to see the grub menu you have to comment the following line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. thats it. To repair GRUB follow these steps: boot your computer on a Ubuntu live-CD or live-USB. Cyber-Berserker Active Member Joined: Nov 20, 2013 Messages: 232 Likes Received: 142 GodsPrototype said: ↑ Windows 7 booted, Linux didn't, they were both fully installed...

Besides, for a proper multi-boot setup, ensure you're not messing with EFI/UEFI during additional OS installations. his comment is here Also, give a try to Boot Repair. Although your experience was frustrating, you tried few distributions. Thanks in advance deshackMay 30, 2015 at 10:21 am Reply Hi, Try mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot KarthikFebruary 8, 2015 at 10:39 am Reply Hello deshack, Thanks for the post.

Please don't blame Linux. I need inputs from you. So, did you try rebooting after running the recommended repair? http://smashyourweb.com/dual-boot/dual-boot-software.html That's what GRUB if for...it's a multi-boot interface (menu if you will).

Simply empty space. I then installed the Italian locale packages and postponed the updates.Today I finally found the time to update the installed packages. You can't warn people that Linux will screw their computer.

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Yours could be a very good solution to avoid problems that can raise when you don't have time to solve them.The problem here, though, was with updates of packages in Ubuntu, Can someone please help me? When I try to install Linux on the "empty" drive, making it primary is not an option.Does this make any sense at all?I suppose my main question is:Can I take an Remember, microsoft gives you windows, Linux gives you the whole house...

Such as the MBR. I can usually set up a dual-boot configuration almost with my eyes closed, but I recently ran into difficulty. It is not a windows partition, nor is it formatted. http://smashyourweb.com/dual-boot/dual-boot-w7-and-xp-diaster.html I have tried boot-repair in Ubuntu but to no avail.

Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. When I turn the laptop on, it shows the laptop manufacturer's logo then displays a black screen with a blinking underscore. So it will look like this #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 Save the file and close it.