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can I use Ubuntu booted usb to install windows?

I have a 32gb multi partitioned usb (25gb - ntfs, 5gb - ext4) which I used to boot Ubuntu 13.04. Now I like to install windows on my pc using this usb. Does formatting this usb by Rufus(or such ...
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Ubuntu x64 does not boot

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my pc (i7 2650QM, 8 Gbyte RAM, GT540M), but whenever I try to boot it, I get only a black screen and a heavy working hard disk. Even if I wait twenty minutes ...
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An error occurred while mounting /

for no reason I have not been able to boot Ubuntu 14.04 today. Splash screen at first displayed "An error occurred while mounting /". I tried to do filesystem check: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck.ext4 ...
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Can't update grub on persistent live USB

I'm trying to update grub on my live usb and I get the following error: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Any ideas? Nothing I ...
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unable to boot in windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 14.04.1 and using boot repair

i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 8.1. After installation ubuntu was not able to boot, so i used boot-repair option for ubuntu. But after that i am not able to boot windows 8.1. it is not ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Dell computer

I have a Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it as Dual Boot, but unsuccessfully. I have created a USB boot with latest Ubuntu image on it. I have also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start after installation / live from USB

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old (x64) computer. I installed it from a live USB stick (created with unetbootin, FAT). After the sucessfull installation on the hard disk I rebooted the PC. ...
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Booting Omap3 DevKit8000 stopped at Uncompressing Linux… done, booting the kernel

I'm struggling with installing Linux on DevKit8000 with Omap3. Using these instruction, I installed ubuntu-12.04-preinstalled-desktop-armhf+omap.img on SD Card (with Win32ImageWriter). Then I opened ...
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How to Triple-Boot Ubuntu with Mac and Windows?

I've tried this in my PC.But not working... Can you please help me by telling me how to Trible boot Ubuntu with Mac 10.8 and windows 8 ?
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Unable to Restore booting of Windows 7 in Grub2.

Unable to Restore booting of Windows 7 in Grub2. Ubuntu trusty booting fine. Boot Repair not able to suggest. http://paste.ubuntu.com/9174062/
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Unreadable Grub Font

Every time when i boot my PC there is a unreadable grub font. I know i can deactivate this by wrtiting the quiet splash entry in /etc/default/grub file. But i'd like to see, if there are any Errors in ...
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Add boot entry for Windows 10 Technical Preview on USB flash drive to GRUB2

I downloaded Windows 10 Technical Preview. I used Command Prompt with administrator privilege to execute the following command in order to install it on my 16 GB USB flash drive: Dism /apply-image ...
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Creating a bootable usb or cd with Windows from Ubuntu

I've searched quite a lot but yet didn't found any solution to burn a bootable usb flash or cd/dvd with Windows from Linux having an iso file with Windows. I've tried dd if= of= ... but when I tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installer encountered an unrecoverable error

I have a unique problem. My Intel zino 300 was running on RHEL 6.4. I wanted to install Ubuntu replacing the OS. I downloaded ubuntu and tried to create usb bootable using dd command. The system ...
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Boot problem when moving root drive to different SATA port on an ASUS motherboard

Configuration: ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard with an Intel C602 chipset driving (2)-SATA-III and (8)-SATA-II ports, as well as a Marvel PCIe 9230 Controller handling an additional (4)-SATA-III ports. ...
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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I went on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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Acer Laptop Hangs at Ubuntu Installation

I have bought an acer aspire e11 es1-111m-c064. I've tried installing ubuntu 12.04 with a liveusb. I've managed to get through the installation first time. Restarted and it didnt boot in fact asked ...
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Ubuntu black screen after install!

Here goes my problem: I've just finished installing ubuntu onto a computer who, has 1 SATA DVD-RW device and 1 IDE HDD on slave, just after installation finished grub trows me an error like this: ...
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Does “Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu” replace the default boot screen?

I am new here. And I may replace a laptop's hard disk with Ubuntu. It's an HP Compaq notebook which has Windows 7 installed. So If I choose that install option, will it replace the screen that says ...
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Boot from flash drive stuck on first screen

I followed these instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows After that, I got to the 'installer boot menu', where it asks whether you want to boot off of the ...
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Cannot load grub4dos through kexec

I execute sudo kexec -l /sbin/grub.exe sudo kexec -e and get black screen with some phrases. The font is squeezed vertically and I see also one copy of the same phrases on the right. There are ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE doesn't start up after upgrade from 12.04 LTE (Wubi)

I have a WUBI installation (Ubuntu within Windows) and just upgraded my current Ubuntu 12.04 LTE to 14.04 LTE on my WIN7 system. I did so using the upgrade option which was automatically offered when ...
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Cannot boot Linux on W.1 comp - other answers not working

I am having issues booting Linux (I've tried arch, ubuntu, elementary OS, and CentOS) on my 2014 HP Envy Windows 8.1 computer. I have found that many other people have had the same issues. It won't ...
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Ubuntu normal/recovery no load, black screen

I'm new to Ubuntu. I dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my notebook with hybrid video cards. The discrete video card does not work, so I only use the integrated video, which works ...
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Installing Umbuntu on an old laptop

I have a very basic question. I recently installed Umbuntu on my newish Dell laptop. No problem; created a CD/DVD, booted from it and everything worked great. So I tried the same process on an ...
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Fixing boot animation for 14.04

So I have a clean install of 14.04 lts, and I've installed my nvidia proprietary driver. The boot animation now is just white text on a pink screen and . . . . (4 dots), I don't know why this changed. ...
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Problems during booting - Error reading from disk/GRUB rescue

Sometimes, I cannot boot my OS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and I always get different sort of error. Maybe you can help with identifying where is the problem. These crashes are becoming more frequent and I ...
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Boot fail after update kernel in ubuntu 14.04

When I want to install with this command sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.14.24-031424-generic_3.14.24-031424.201411141736_amd64.deb I got follow error: grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem. run-parts: ...
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Dual Booted Kali Linux with Windows 8 and now Windows 8 Will Not Launch [on hold]

I dual booted windows 8 with kali linux. Now windows won't start. Please help Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: ...
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Login kickout every time in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

We have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in our production servers. Our Dedicated server disk was filled, due to that issue one of the production server stopped. While troubleshooting i found that disk was ...
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Authentication issues when booted into 14.10 - generally terminal works OK

Intel core i7 running 14.10 (upgraded) 64bit with i386 adaptors. No dual boot - only Utopic I have authentication issues across a range of programs and services when using Unity. As far as I can see, ...
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Problems in dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7

I have a dual-boot system with GRUB2 from Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed in the MBR. When I try to boot Windows 7 it fails sometimes and I have to restart the computer and try again. Furthermore, ...
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Problems dualbooting Ubuntu and windows

i wish to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 10 technical preview and i get this error when installing ubuntu ==>>/dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it ...
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SD Card reader not picking up UUID whilst mounting root

I've put the root of a Trusty install on a flash SD card, which I will eventually configure as read only, using an overlayFS to make some necessary parts writable, such as /etc. I know it might sound ...
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installing ubuntu 12.04.5 server using bootable usb

I created a bootable usb drive and tried to install ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS server edition and when it comes to the "detecting disk" part, it does not detect the inbuild eMMC storage (32GB) it keeps asking ...
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Can't find LVM root dropped back to initramfs

When I boot up I get a screen saying "Gave up waiting for root device" Then it lists common problems "ALERT! /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does npt exist. Dropping to a shell!" Then I get initramfs. ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a default O.S when starting PC

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows, on starting it, the computer starts in Ubuntu. I would want to have the option of selecting which operating system to use.
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Kubuntu 12.04 LTS only boots after crash

I am having troubles with my Kubuntu 12.04 LTS installation: If system has shutdown properly before I start the computer, the boot process crashes after the bootloader. The last output of the boot ...
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Change the OS boot sequence?

I've been installed the Ubuntu 14.04 in partition of hard drive other than C: drive like E: or F: drive first, then after few days later i installed the windows 7 in C:drive. After windows ...
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acpid does not trigger Events after booting; manually starting acpid works

I have a Thinkpad X230 with docking station and Ubuntu 14.04 and would like to execute a xrandr script to configure my external 2 monitors when changing from standalone to dockung mode and the other ...
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Ubuntu boots once after boot-repair

I have had installed Ubuntu 14.10 64bit, then installed Windows-8.1 64bit. As expected, grub2 was wiped out. I came upon Boot-Repair, installed and ran it from Ubuntu live-cd. After the "repair", ...
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Dual Boot System - No Grub Menu

My laptop boots straight to Windows 8.1 without showing me the grub menu. When i run the boot repair tool through the live usb version of ubuntu it tells me there were errors and returns this log. ...
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Grub editing and rearrange

basicaly I install new SSD drive for my laptop, install win7 and ubuntu on it, then put the old hdd as a slave drive to expansion slot. I totaly repartition old drive but still my GRUB instead of ...
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After installing ubuntu, can't switch to windows

Before u mark this as duplicate or unwote, please read whole question . I installed Ubuntu on my Computer ( with windows7 System), and it was all ok, but when I restarted computer I couldn't choose ...
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MAAS 1.7 How to Deploy utopic images

Installed MAAS 1.7 and successfully deployed several Trusty images; however, cannot deploy any utopic images. Added utopic repository by following http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs/bootsources.html, and my ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on boot up

I down loaded Ubuntu to DVD, not my hard drive which doesn't have enough space. I placed the DVD in the drive and shut down. On start up it did not launch the DVD but took me to the log in choice: ...
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Grub rescue screen comes even after boot repair

I tried installing ubuntu 14.0.4 on my Sony VAIO having windows 8. As i was installing i noticed it didn't ask me question about installing alongside with windows instead it throw message like No ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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Will not boot after upgarde from 10.04 to 12.04.5

I have a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition I tried to upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 via the update manger on the command line. I got the following message at the end when the machine tried to ...
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How can I recover my RAID 5 array after removing 3 or 4 of 7 disks?

I'd like to undo what I've mistakenly done. From Disks I removed 4 of 7, 2 TB disks from the software RAID 5 array. I am unable to bootup and come to this: error: disk 'mduuid/long UUID number' ...