LINUX | MULTIBOOT | WINDOWS | PROCEDURE | ERRORS AND THERE FIX | GRUB RESCUE | BOOT-REPAIR | MULTI OPERATING SYSTEM
×Learn! How to install Ubuntu.
×Info! There is no need to take any sort of backup but all you have to do is to follow the steps properly or else you
might end up falling into the dead-end state.
Assumptions:- It's pre-assumed that you have already installed Windows in your PCs or Laptops. And also you must be having a reasonable amount of free
space for Ubuntu to work upon (100gb would be good enough).
P.S. :- Initially, I was a bit worried of installing Ubuntu without getting into any sorts of troubles but eventually I fell into number of thick and thin situations while working on it which were sorted out with the help of our Godfather GOOGLE, on a serious note, after facing such situations I felt like creating a small demo to help you people out for a better approach in solving those issues.
- At first sight, couldn't figure out which options to select (like UEFI mode) while installing Ubuntu and
did number of hit & trials risking laptop's life 😛 😛
- Unable to Boot Windows after installing Ubuntu.
- Boot fixed but another problem came into the picture, i.e. GRUB RESCUE.
If you're stuck in with something similar problem then this post may help you out.
STEP 1- CREATING A BOOTABLE PEN DRIVE STICK OR USING DVD FOR UBUNTU INSTALL.
>> You can simply go to Create-a-usb-stick-on-windows and can get ready for the next upcoming step.
I did use Rufus as it's fast, simple and easy to use.
STEP 2- SELECTING YOUR PEN-DRIVE/DVD TO BOOT FIRST AT THE TIME OF STARTUP.
>> Now it seems that you are ready with your necessary tools as mentioned in the above steps, all you need to do is just hack into the BIOS and load your PEN-DRIVE/DVD.
Generally, you can find Multi-boot option by pressing F12 and followed by the selection of the device you wish to get loaded first.
STEP 3- INSTALLING UBUNTU NOW!!!
>> Things seems to be simple and easy going once we get the perfect guidance and support from the ones who have had already experienced it, so it's really a small initiative from our team, hope everything is going right. Let's move forward by selecting the option "Install Ubuntu".
>> Click on "Continue".
>> After this, a pop-up menu appears asking you to either "Go Back" or "Continue". Choose "Go Back" option otherwise you won't be able to use your current windows ever again .
>> Now select the first option and continue.
>> Select the amount of space you can afford to give to each partition (Operating Systems).
>> Now, click on "Continue". This step will take a while as memory partitioning is done, so take a walk for a while or a short power nap of about 15 minutes (or more).
>> Congratulations, Installation is done!!!
STEP 4- HEY! WAIT A MINUTE WHERE MY WINDOWS HAS GONE NOW? BOOT-REPAIR !
>> I know this will panic you on not being able to see your beautiful Windows anymore in the Boot Menu options. Don't you worry, for now select Ubuntu and login to the system.
Now do as stated :- - Here is the official link for "How to install boot-repair!" Boot-Repair.
- Open the Terminal ( ctrl+alt+t ) or search for the Terminal in the search box and copy-paste these commands to install boot-repair (Internet recommend for this step!).
- Open boot-repair either from the search box by typing 'boot repair' or by typing into the terminal 'boot-repair'.
- Click on "Recommend Repair" . Don't worry and let it do it's job . Again have a walk outside or drink coffee, take a short rest .
- A final message will pop-up regarding its success on being able to perform its operations.
- Restart your system! Voila, things are going fine and life is smooth again as Windows is back in the list of boot menu and you can have a moment of rejoice. But wait things are not over yet . Select Windows, login and restart your system again . The last problem arises i.e. GRUB RESCUE.
STEP 5- TIME TO GO BACK TO YOUR PLANET ~ GRUB RESCUE FIX !
>> So you have come a long way, which means you must have successfully installed Ubuntu with Windows still being there in your system but is hidden in the boot menu list. Then on following STEP 4 you landed to another issue "GRUB RESCUE".
- Type ls . Now you'll see a list something like this (hd0, msdos5) (hd0, msdos2) etc.
- Type " ls (hd0, msdos5) ". If you get an output saying "File system is ext2" or sort of this, then stop there and go to next point else repeat until you get this message.
I suppose that your file system is at (hd0,msdos5).
boot = (hd0, msdos5)
prefix = (hd0, msdos5)/boot/grub
>> Congos, by now you would have fixed the issue of GRUB-RESCUE. Just one more step away from the end-results. This step is to update your "Grub", so this time select UBUNTU from boot menu list and login into it.
>> Open your terminal again and write:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
×Success! Congratulations your work is done.
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