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Old 07-30-2014, 10:54 AM   #16
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I always use the partition manager that comes with the distributions installer.
Reading through the output of fdisk -l like Mr. Eddy suggest's will help us to help you.

I (think) Windows will need more room than 30 GB because of updates and other operations.

Always glad to help.

I also have to figure out how to multi quote here....

That 30 GB is/was for linux. Windows has the remainder of 450GB....I can take more from it if need be...I"ll be getting that Fdisk info for you later...do I run a special command for that or something?
 
Old 07-30-2014, 11:39 AM   #17
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Your problem sounds similar to the one on this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ot-4175509283/

Check it out and see if their solution works in your case.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 12:00 PM   #18
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Your problem sounds similar to the one on this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ot-4175509283/

Check it out and see if their solution works in your case.
You're right! This is exactly my problem.... I forgot (lack of sleep) I only ran that Boot Repair from the Linux CD (Try Linux feature on the CD) and just booted into Windows 8...I never burned it to a CD and booted to that to fix it yet.....lol...I need some sleep...can't even perform the simplest of basic Troubleshooting!!!

I'll get back to you all in a few hours... using that PC right now to clone a HDD.....
 
Old 07-30-2014, 03:46 PM   #19
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First, I shrunk my partition in windows using the manage disk tool. I took 30GB of my 496GB that I had and this time I did not format or create a new volume (I thought this was my problem before, as I created a new volume the first time).

I tried to install Linux as mentioned in this web site: http://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-14...ows-8-81-uefi/
For some reason, this time I could not add the /SWAP AREA or the /HOME. No matter what I did. only the Root (/), so I changed the install from the "Something Else" to "Install Alongside Windows" Which I tried before and got the Grub error message. This time, since I didn't format that partition that I created (Thanks to you guys here!) I didn't realize that I shouldn't have formatted it. Now I am able to choose which OS I want to enter, but when I choose Neosmart Linux I get this errorSee Attachment)

Funny, after I installed it and a few restarts, I successfully entered Linux Desktop, but once I shut the PC down (Off completely) and turned it back on, I got that error.

I will commence with the Boot Repair Disk now and see what happens...which I couldn't boot to...so I have inserted the Ubuntu Disk again and going to try some tool in there...I'm close, I can feel it....lol

Ok, I have been playing around with it, I'm up on the Linux Desktop, and I have also used the Grub Customizer. I Prefer to see the Windows Splash Screen (that's what I was used to, the blue background asking me to click on Windows 8, Linux or Windows XP) But I guess I can live with this one....I have to get used to the "Terminal" thing when installing stuff....but I'm going to play around with it....

Thanks for all your help!! I'll post back in other posts!!!
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:01 AM   #20
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I also have to figure out how to multi quote here....

That 30 GB is/was for linux. Windows has the remainder of 450GB....I can take more from it if need be...I"ll be getting that Fdisk info for you later...do I run a special command for that or something?
Yes, as root run this command in the terminal and post the output. -:-(Booting to the Live CD/DVD if Ubuntu isn't installed--)-:-

Code:
fdisk -l
The fdisk -l command will show all partitions on your machine.

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Old 07-31-2014, 02:55 AM   #21
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What I see in your post #19 is grub 1 or could I be wrong. Grub1 I don't believe is maintained.
Grub2 has no menu.list & I don't believe grub 1 can handle the new kernel, that is a guess so may not be a fact.
 
Old 07-31-2014, 01:37 PM   #22
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Yes, as root run this command in the terminal and post the output. -:-(Booting to the Live CD/DVD if Ubuntu isn't installed--)-:-

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fdisk -l
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Ok, I am pasting this from my linux installation Desktop!!! No need for Disk anymore and I haven't gotten the Grub Errors yet....

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 718847 358400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 718848 853889023 426585088 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 915331072 976769023 30718976 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 853891070 915331071 30720001 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 853891072 909043711 27576320 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 909045760 915331071 3142656 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6d9c6d9c

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 2048 625139711 312568832 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
al@al-Dimension-8400:~$
 
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:13 PM   #23
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Looking at the first device (HDD) listed these are you Windows partitions.
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/dev/sda1 * 2048 718847 358400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 718848 853889023 426585088 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 915331072 976769023 30718976 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
This is an extended partition that I (think) is associated with your Windows partitions.
Code:
/dev/sda4 853891070 915331071 30720001 5 Extended
These are the 2 partitions that were created for you Linux installation on the same HDD as Windows.
Code:
/dev/sda5 853891072 909043711 27576320 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 909045760 915331071 3142656 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Seeing that there is a second HDD on your pc this is also a Windows partiton installed to this device.
Code:
/dev/sdb1 2048 625139711 312568832 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
The "sda" is the indication of the first hard drive on your pc and "sdb" is the second hard drive.

Depending on your boot order in your BIOS; if your machine is set to boot to the first drive mentioned (sda1)
you should be greeted at startup with the GNU Grub Menu with the option to boot into Linux or Windows.
Generally Linux being the first partition listed--

Is this what you have occuring upon starting starting up your pc?
 
Old 07-31-2014, 04:37 PM   #24
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The "sda" is the indication of the first hard drive on your pc and "sdb" is the second hard drive.

Depending on your boot order in your BIOS; if your machine is set to boot to the first drive mentioned (sda1)
you should be greeted at startup with the GNU Grub Menu with the option to boot into Linux or Windows.
Generally Linux being the first partition listed--

Is this what you have occuring upon starting starting up your pc?
Yes, this is how it starts up, I have is set (right now) to boot to USB, then USB CD-ROM, then HDD, that second HDD you see is for Data or files when I need to back up other HDD's that need to be wiped (Windows). However, I did notice (when on Linux) there were extra files on it. Not sure if that is from Linux install or not.

I have been having another issue now that I am on the desktop.. It's been freezing in Linux side, (Windows 8 I have no freezing issues)When if finally unfreezes, I am getting a DRAM GPU error which, when I researched, said to put in a Proprietary Driver, Which I did. (Nvidia GeForce 6800 Video Card)
 
Old 07-31-2014, 05:30 PM   #25
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Yes, this is how it starts up, I have is set (right now) to boot to USB, then USB CD-ROM, then HDD, that second HDD you see is for Data or files when I need to back up other HDD's that need to be wiped (Windows). However, I did notice (when on Linux) there were extra files on it. Not sure if that is from Linux install or not.

I have been having another issue now that I am on the desktop.. It's been freezing in Linux side, (Windows 8 I have no freezing issues)When if finally unfreezes, I am getting a DRAM GPU error which, when I researched, said to put in a Proprietary Driver, Which I did. (Nvidia GeForce 6800 Video Card)
Good, so your new installation is up and running but your having some freezing.
For the extra files, right click on them and choose properties to find out what "kind" of files they are and it they are read, write and executable. Hope that helps:-

It's been years since I ran Ubuntu but I (think) in your Applications Menu or your Dash Home (Unity) you should have "Additional Drivers"
-::-This article should help-:-
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/drivers

If I had to guess you might need to install a driver for your Nvidia graphics card-
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

http://driverscollection.com/?H=GeFo...Vidia&SS=Linux

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Old 08-02-2014, 04:22 PM   #26
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Yes, I have been able to get back into the Linux Desktop by using the Boot Repair and EasyBCD in windows side.

I'll try some more Troubleshooting and whatnot soon, I'll be back and let you know how I make out....Have to go back to work....

Last edited by Homeuser66; 08-02-2014 at 04:24 PM.
 
  


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