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Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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Maintaining multiple Linux distros - boot and grub partitions

Here is my GParted view of /dev/sda The unallocated blocks were once another Ubuntu distribution - I will resize my other partitions to consume them soon. /dev/sda2 holds my Debian installation's ...
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ubuntu boot to initramfs/busybox

I have an Alienware 17 R2. I installed it with 2 SSD and 1 HDD. I have windows 8.1 and install ubuntu 14.04. The disk list is: Disk 0: HDD Vol 1: Data Disk 1: SSD Vol 2: Ubuntu Disk ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing Red Hat 6 Enterprise Linux to do Dual Boot

My biggest issue is having Ubuntu recognize RHEL as an Operating System. I initially installed RHEL first and then tried Ubuntu. When installing Ubuntu, I wouldn't get the statement that says, " we ...
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Installing GRUB2 on Intel RAID1 volume fails to boot

I've come here as a kind of last resort, hopefully someone will be able to help me. I work for a company which sells POS systems, recently we started using the HP RP5 5810 PC as the heart of our ...
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How to partition for Windows/Ubuntu dual boot on same SSD

I have a 500GB SSD in which i would like to have both Windows and Ubuntu. My plan is to have something similar to this: Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 Uefi boot an efi partition (created by windows ...
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Linux based incremental disk image

I use dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. I have a Windows NTFS drive, Linux root, Linux Home, and a shared NTFS between my Linux and windows. I have plan to take disk clone backup from both my Windows OS and ...
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Need help merging unallocated partition to primary partitions

I triple-booted and realized I did not want Mac OS X anymore. So I simply deleted it's partition. But now I am trying to move half of the unallocated to windows and half of it to Ubuntu. I am having a ...
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partition problem as installing windows 7 or 8 after ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu already installed and I want to install Windows but it says "we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one" here is my partition table tell me what is wrong Any ...
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Dual boot Win 8/Ubuntu 15.04

I have two HDD, one has my Windows 8.1 install on it. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on the second HDD by creating a UFEI bootable USB and installing it that way, there was no option to "install along side ...
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Safely move (and extend) Ubuntu Partition

So I know this question has probably been asked before but I am having trouble finding an answer specific to my problem and I really dont want to ruin my machine and have to reinstall both operating ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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Dual Boot: W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on same Drive or it's better with 2 Drives

I have 2 Drives: 500GB SSD and 512GB HDD. Currently I have installed Ubuntu on a different partition of the SSD. Windows is installed on the SSD too. And I managed to mess up my boot. Anyway, I has ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting and no partitions found after i installed ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu. I was using windows 8.1 and wanted to install ubntu 14.04lts.To do this i had 4partitions C,D(Dbase),E(Study),F(Media),I and a free space of 26GB.By using universalusb installer,i ...
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Cursor is not moving in my ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot system)

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 using wubi software. During booting when I click on ubuntu, I can't see my user account, instead it is asking for password for Guest account. and ...
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Incredibly slow boot time with ssd [on hold]

I got a 120 gb Adata SSD about a month ago. I gave it a clean Ubuntu install and its average boot time was about 8 seconds from post. After a week of a stable OS, I attempted to dual boot with Kali ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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How to choose which OS to start in dual boot with Touch Screen and no physical keyboard?

I (now) own an HP Slate 2(b2a28ut) which it's a fancy piece of technological art. It does look like a tablet itself and it acts like an Android Tablet because of its Capacitive Touch Screen, but it is ...
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Grub menu not showing after installing ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with windows

I have a lenovo g50-80 windows 8.1 is preinstalled in uefi mode. I changed the mode to legacy mode then installed ubuntu 15.04. but even after installing it boot menu was not coming. Then I changed ...
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grub2 not working, showing purple screen after selecting ubuntu or windows

grub2 wont boot anytithing, it just shows purple screen after i select windows or ubuntu but when i install grub legacy ubuntu works perfectly but i cant add windows 8 to grub legacy. Any help is ...
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Can't Boot Ubuntu 14.04 after software updates

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 into my per-installed windows 8 computer and uses dual-booting for a wile with out any problem. Three days ago Ubuntu flagged me with some software updates and I let to ...
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Can't Dual Boot into Windows 7 after Intalling Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

Usually before I load into an OS, I get the option menu to select Windows 7 or Recovery mode(I have thinkpadx220); Then I used Unetbootin, which appeared as the third option. After installing Ubuntu ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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How to add windows 8 to Grub 2 [duplicate]

Ok, my computer has windows 8 preinstalled, i wanted to have dual-boot so i tried to add ubuntu in the easyBCD, now i cant boot to windows and in grub2 only ubuntu appears. I ran the boot repair and ...
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Error Booting to Windows after removing Ubuntu

I wanted to remove Ubuntu to reorganize my hard disk, I deleted Ubuntu partition then I run this command in Windows repair "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" but when my Laptop boots it shows a screen says ...
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Problem with Multiboot and Grub

Sry for my Bad English, I am from Germany:D My Problem is that my Grub bootloader had a problem a few days ago,I couldn't change the options with Grub Customizer or anything. It says that a file is ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu (Elementary Freya) [on hold]

I wanted to try out Linux so I installed Elementary OS Freya (which is apparently an Ubuntu fork) following these instructions, but I lost the ability to boot into Windows now as it doesn't show up in ...
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Ubuntu Ultimate Question [on hold]

Hello Everyone I just Installed Ubuntu Ultimate4.3 on my computer the problem I have with it is that the windows are black and with small dark text it is very hard for me to see what the text says, I ...
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ubuntu installation but not working

i installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 but now when i open my laptop it says "The system is running in low-graphics mode" and when i presss enter it prompts What would you like to do run in low ...
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Windows gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...
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After intalling Ubuntu it says that it will format loopback 1 and 2 and somethinmg like that [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu using wubi. After installation it asked to reebot so i reeboted my computer. Ubuntu starts and says something like format loopback 1 as ext 3 and loopback 2 as ext 4. I ...
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ASUS Zenbook BIOS only boot

Scratching my head here on this one... Brand new Asus Zenbook UX305FA, came with Win 8 installed--upgraded to Win8.1, then to Win 10 prelim; dual boot with Ubuntu 15.10; I've had absolutley no ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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Adding Windows 7 to GRUB

hd0 - SSD drive with Xubuntu (bootable) hd1 - drive with Windows7 (not listed in GRUB) Boot info here. I have checked solutions provided e.g. here, but it's not working for me. I must have done ...
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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how to remove other linux os and stay with ubuntu only

I have latest ubuntu 15.4. I wanted to try fedora so I installed it afterwards and got dual boot. Now I want to remove fedora and stay with only ubuntu. How do I completely remove fedora and ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 (Older BIOS)

I know this has been asked many many times, because I've probably read through most of these guides and answers but I just keep running into problem after problem. here is what I've done/tried so ...
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How to install ubuntu alongside installed windows 8.1?

I am trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu, but i don't know exactly how to do it, since i tried it once and it went really wrong. Now, as i said, i have windows 8.1 installed, and in system ...
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Dual Booted Laptop Win 7 & Ubuntu 14.04; Windows 10; Ubuntu choices?

Have a newer Acer laptop which can accept Windows 10 installation. Laptop currently dual booted with Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 14.04 Is it better to install Windows 10 and then use Boot ...
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Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8.1 [on hold]

I bought a Toshiba Satellite specifically to dual boot Linux Mint (v. 14.x). Not thrilled with Win 8 but will keep it for now. I read article in Ubuntu forum about dual book with Win 8. It said that ...
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Brand new to Ubuntu - can't get into recovery mode

After a mistake, I changed my password but can't remember it now. I've found out that you can reset it by going into recovery mode, but I can't seem to get there! I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 running ...
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how to increase ubuntu's performance(overall)

I have a 1Tb hdd(internal in laptop) which I have divided in 750Gb (windows partition) and 100Gb ubuntu partition , my ubuntu OS is quite dull(over all performance including boot and multitasking) ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 can not find Drive [duplicate]

whenever i try to access my drive this appears and i can't access my drive. I am using 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/sharif/EEE: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Install error : Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)

Install error : Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0) This happened when I choose Install Ubuntu. I use FAT32 formatted USB drive to install. My laptop ...