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How to recover /boot overwritten by identical /boot?

I spent 6 hours on this and I've given up. I am not finding a method to recovering a /boot partition that was overwritten by an identical /boot partition. This isn't your regular average grub ...
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Corsair m45 compatible with Ubuntu? (mouse)

I'm building a custom pc, and I think of buying this corsair m45 gaming mouse. However, in the requirements (at the bottom of the page), it mentions that I must have either Windows 7, Windows 8, ...
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Error Booting Ubuntu / Windows 7 on Laptop

I tried a lot of guides and walkthrough I found on the net, but my problem still persist: I installed the UBUNTU 14.04 LTS release, and installed side by side my Windows Installation. When I finish ...
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Unable to chose the OS to boot

I am new to this totally installing stuff; probably this could have been a duplicate.. but i m not finding what exactly i wanted.. I had a HP pavilion laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted ...
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Some Wi-Fi connections are very slow, but internet is good

I use dual-boot between Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything runs smooth except one problem: The Wi-Fi doesn't always work well. I can connect with different Wi-Fi networks, but some networks are ...
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How to remove GRUB after uninstalling an Ubuntu dual boot

I've read other posts about what to do, and this is what I've tried: First I deleted the partitions that Ubuntu made. BUT the original partition that I made is still there. I'll get into that later ...
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How to install Ubuntu on the HDD, with Windows 7 ultimate on the SSD

I'm a newbie on Ubuntu and up to now I use it from a permanent USB pendrive. Now I've decided to install it on my HDD. My PC has an SSD with Windows 7 Ultimate and a standard HDD that up to now I'm ...
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how to hide windows when booting in grub?

I have installed ubuntu on my computer with dual boot windows and ubuntu, due to several reason I want to hide the windows selection in grub for a temporary time, but i can restore it again when i ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu while mainting dual-boot with Windows?

I am kinda new to ubuntu and the whole linux field, and have some concerns. First, I currently have Linux Mint 17 dual booting with Win8.1 via grub 2, my question is how to remove linux mint and ...
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Dual boot for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 Lenovo S510P laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. But not able do boot repair, [or] edit grub; so when I power on laptop I should get option to go Windows or Ubuntu. ...
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Is it safe to dual boot ubuntu in c drive running windows 7? [duplicate]

I have instlled windows 7 in my pc. I need a linux os, hence i chose Ubuntu. Can i install Ubuntu in my c drive ?
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How to migrate Ubuntu and Windows from Legacy boot to UEFI boot?

I had installed Ubuntu and Windows(an ext4 partition and an NTFS partition for each) in the LEGACY boot mode,not knowing what difference it would make if I installed in UEFI instead.But I have been ...
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pxe-e61 media test failure Ubuntu Dual boot Win

So I had win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot and it was all working fine, but after I enabled the Intel Rapid feature on win this error "pxe-e61 media test failure check cable" started showing up ...
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Grub not showing during startup in dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

While booting, windows automatically gets started. To use Ubuntu I have to restart by pressing the [Shift] key to get the grub menu. Please help me fix the problem so that I can get the grub menu ...
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How to install dual-boot Ubuntu on ASUS F202E Notebook

Have an almost 2-year old ASUS F202E notebook that came with Windows 8 and subsequently upgraded to Win 8.1.Since new, it has been a dog. 2GB of non-upgradable memory is nowhere near enough to run ...
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Dual boot mac/Linux on my dual HDD MBP late 2012

So I've got a SSD as my Primary and an empty HDD in the optical bay. I want to run linux on the second HDD. Ive made the HDD bootable with linux but for whatever reason I cannot get it to install, it ...
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Step by step instructions on how to remove grub2 or mount the EFI partition and delete files (UEFI)

everyone very sorry if this is a duplicate question however I cannot seem to get the instructions on other questions to work. I have been trying to uninstall grub and Ubuntu. I have looked at a lot of ...
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fsck00##.REC files being generated during copy/move between FAT32 partitions,data loss

I have two FAT 32 partitions,one NTFS and an ext4 partition on my system having dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10.Sometimes when I copy/move files between the FAT partitions,the copying does not ...
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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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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it? [duplicate]

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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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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Dual booting android-x86 and ubuntu

I came across this post and I tried this with no Luck. I have a sony vaio laptop i am testing this on with android-4.4-RC2 build. I have used the grub customiser to edit the menu entry and this is my ...
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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 LTE boots with blank screen

Ubuntu 14.04 was working perfectly on my university laptop Hp Probook 440G2 until I filled the drive fully.It gave me a warning that only 529mb is available.Then I tried to install Vlc media player ...
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...
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Is it mandatory to make a new EFI partition during Ubuntu UEFI install?

I am installing alongside windows 8.1. Windows already has an EFI partition. Can Ubuntu add its files into the same partition(without corrupting the windows boot loader) or it needs to add another EFI ...
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Mount a NTFS drive with Junction point

My desktop has 3 physical hard drives and I dual boot between Win7 and Kubuntu 14.04. I have a 250G drive with Windows on it, a 200GB drive for Linux and a 1TB drive for data. When I set the ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 in Sony Vaio Laptop?

I was using Ubuntu for the past 7 years in my desktop computer.And now I got a new Sony Vaio Laptop.But still now I love to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version to install in my ...
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Reboot error after changing desktop environment

I changed my desktop environment to LXDE then I removed LXDE and installed XFCE along with my Unity desktop. The automatic login was disabled in my unity desktop. Now when I start ubuntu it directly ...
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grub2: system restart after menu (nvidia, crypt)

I got a ThinkPad T410i and I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. Grub is showing up but if I select any Ubuntu boot option the system does a reboot. My first search brought up to add nomodeset because of the ...
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exFAT pagefile.sys size Error on dualboot with Windows 8.1

I have a dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04 running beside Windows 8.1. I store all my data on an exFAT-formatted partition so I can access them from both of my OS'es. It worked fine for the longest time, but ...
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Installation From Windows (No USB or Disk Support)

I've already partitioned of 86gb from windows and mapped it to F:, how do i go about installing linux to it and then booting to it? i can't find much support for this without the use of a USB drive or ...
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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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Windows hibernation: why lubuntu is prevented to mount a partition on which the hiberfil.sys is not present?

I am aware why linux doesn't mount the hibernated windows system partition -- due to the hibernation flag. As far as I am aware, the hiberfil.sys is stored on windows system partition, then why does ...
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Ubuntu stuck on booting

Ubuntu stuck at booting showing only the logo.. When I press Esc, the boot seems to be stuck at : Stopping samba auto-reload integration.. How can I fix this problem?
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grub rescue> with partition error

i had dual boot that is ubuntu and win7 in my pc ..but unkonwingly using the mini partition tool i have deleted the partition of ubuntu and created a new partition for windows7 ,which is a partition ...
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu without losing Windows 8.1 hibernated session?

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 on a laptop. I use Windows mostly at work and thus I prefer to hibernate rather than shutting down and load from scratch everyday, so ...
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converting logical partition to primary partition

I am booting windows on ubuntu 14.04 but during the time of installing it is just showing logical partition who can I convert logical partition into primary partition to install windows alongside with ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate alongside Xubuntu

I'm new to ubuntu and its derivatives. I'm having only Xubuntu (latest) installed on my laptop of 500GB HDD which was installed couple of weeks back. Its running fine without any issues. Recently ...
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Searching for a prettier boot loader for my UEFI system

I've currently got UEFI Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 working together with GRUB 2. However, I hate the way it looks, especially when compared to something like this: ...
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Partition created by Gparted not effective when rebooting into Windows 7

I am trying to install a dual boot machine (HP Zbook15) with ubuntu 14.04 next to a windows 7. The laptop came preinstalled with the Windows partition taking up the whole HDD (750Gb) (apart from a 1Gb ...
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Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu) dual boot Windows 8.1, can't see bootloader [closed]

I've been trying to get a dual-boot working on my ASUS laptop with Windows 8.1 already installed. To get this working, I've divided my SSD into two partitions: 1 for Windows (the one I shrinked) and 1 ...
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Dual Booted Kali Linux with Windows 8 and now Windows 8 Will Not Launch [closed]

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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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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Ubunut won't boot for the first time

So here's my problem. I've downloaded the ubuntu iso and wrote it onto a usb stick with universal boot loader like the instructions told me to. Then i've also disabled secure boot mode and fast start ...
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Linux Kali. I have downloaded the files and burned them to a cd then took the cd out put it back in [closed]

Linux Kali. I have downloaded the files and burned them to a cd then took the cd out then put it back in and restarted my computer It did not work.Can you help me? Thanks a lot!
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Multiboot ubuntu, Elementary, Windows, joint swap or sparate ones?

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time with dual boot alongside windows 7, and used EasyBCD software to create Linux entry in the MBR, now I want to install Elementary without damaging either Ubuntu ...
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how to permanantly change boot order in UEFI os manger list?

how to change the boot order in a UEFI-based dual windows/ubuntu install , usually UEFI system boots directly to windows (I experienced this with HP 15) although i made a lot of changes to make it ...