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Grub menu not showing up at boot

My computer shipped with Windows 8 and later I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Right now I'm trying to get Windows 8.1 to dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04, but the Grub menu doesn't show up at all. My computer ...
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Bootup Script Insertion [duplicate]

How can I insert the following scripts to run during bootup? These scripts are: apm=off no=hlt The function of these scripts is to prevent premature laptop shutdown when my laptop is a little bit ...
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I booted to Ubuntu 13.10 but I'm stuck at the command line

I'm new to Linux so I really know nuts about this. So I dual booted Win7 and Ubuntu 13.10, but when I boot to Ubuntu 13.10, I am stuck at the GRUB/command line. How do I boot to the desktop?
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Windows 8.1 won't let me start up from Ubuntu CD [duplicate]

When I start up my computer, I get the "Choose your operating screen" to let me install Ubuntu, but when I choose Ubuntu, my disk whirls for a bit then the computer just shuts off.
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Bootable external HDD

I have a few fat35 formatted external HDDs connected to PC via USB dongle. I had no problems making such disks in Windows with Universal-USB-Installer, or YUMI. Unfortunately Unetbootin won't do this ...
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how to install ubuntu during boot up [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ubuntu but bloody windows is making it difficult (Most of my programs stopped working after windows downloaded an update). I tried to install ubuntu when the computer start up, ...
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REinstalled lightdm: could not write bytes, broken pipe: ubuntu 12.04

My ubuntu 12.04 GUI was not working.Reboot was taking me to the login shell.So as per some post I reinstalled lightdm. Now, it does not even boot but just shows a black screen. I can boot into ...
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Linux Bootup screen not displaying with windows 8 [duplicate]

I've just got a DELL laptop with pre-installed windows8. I wanted to install Ubuntu and I disabled windows 8 secure boot option and installed it from the USB drive. But, I don't see the Ubuntu on the ...
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getting grub problem on my new laptop with preinstalled ubuntu software and just cant sort it out

got new laptop with preinstalled ubuntu.but now i m getting few lines as gnu grub version 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.for the first word TAB listspossible command ...
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How to disable OpenVPN from autostarting at boot-up or reboot?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, 64-bit, OpenVPN client 2.3.1 How do I prevent OpenVPN from autostarting at boot-up or reboot?
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Getting error - This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinsta

I am sorry if I am repeating this issue. But I am a layman and cant understand the answers posted. I want to do away with Windows XP Professional (I have lost the product key) that I have on an old ...
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Cannot boot latest Ubuntu from Hdd

Ran boot-repair with the following message: http://paste2.org/p/2425711 but problem still persists. System says no OS found. Check BIOS settings. Please help.
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Restoring NVIDIA drivers from “older version of Ubuntu” to new version on disk? Both 12.04 on Sony Vaio

I selected one of the alternative NVIDIA drivers on my Sony Vaio from the Additional Drivers application. That ruined my installation and all I get is the login prompt at bootup. However I can go in ...
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Ubuntu screen freezes in Acer

My Acer Aspire's USB ports fried in the middle of a system recovery. So I pulled my internal HDD and placed it in an external HDD casing and installed Ubuntu on it as a bootable external HDD using a ...