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Old 05-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 14Z, installed Samsung 840 Pro SSD, missing operating system

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) that I installed a Samsung 840 Pro solid state drive, in was running windows and decided to install Unbuntu. When I rebooted, I now get "missing operating system." I can hit F12 during boot, select "UEFI options" and then the installed "ubuntu" and the system will restart. If I go into the BIOS and select "Boot List Option" of "UEFI" and ensure boot option #1 is "ubuntu," the system goes to a purple screen and stalls.

Just changed "Load Legacy Option Rom" to "Disabled" and the sequence consistently gets screen with GNU GRUB menu, I select "Advanced option for Ubuntu" and progress stalls at "Loading Linux 3.8.0-19-generic..." then "Loading initial ramdisk..." It stops here.

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From what I hear, you cannot get into anything except basic grub. Can you get/Do you have a Live CD that you can boot to?

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