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Grub,Ubuntu bootup

I am using ubuntu 11.04.One fine day something went wrong and instead of loading windows directly as set by me initially,it started showing grub command line as soon i switch on my laptop.once i type ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit coexist with 14.04?

I had 14.04 64 bit installed on my triboot PC (which fully supports 64 bit) for about a year, and wanted to upgrade to 15.04 when it came out. Not having internet access, I downloaded the iso on ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB drive with one SSD and one HHD Raid 0

Unfortunately my understanding of partitioning and RAID is almost nothing and when I installed Ubuntu on my old laptop (with one HHD and no RAID) and had not problems so I am new to this. Here is my ...
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How To Restore Access To 3 Distros After Installing Windows 8

I intend to install Windows 8 on my machine after being exclusively on Linux for a while so that I can upgrade to 10, learn it, and hopefully help anyone else who needs help with it, but first, I need ...
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Unable to acces BIOS setup menu

Firts, sorry for my english level, I'm french ! I would like to install in dual-boot windows 7 and Ubuntu, to do this I must acces to my BIOS at the startup of my computer but when I want to acces my ...
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Same Ubuntu on external SSD used on different machines : feasible, or not?

I happen to work with some new and old computers, all of them 64-bits, with at least 4 GB of RAM. So my question could remind this one : How can I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive so that I ...
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Uninstall Kubuntu from a dual-boot with Ubuntu?

I have a multi-boot system with Windows 7, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kubuntu 15.04 installed in that order. At the moment, I think my system boots through Kubuntu's GRUB. My Windows is installed on an NTFS ...
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Messed up sharing files between Linux 14.04 and Windows7 (dual boot) - Error 0x80070570

I'm new to Linux. Recently, I started dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. They are both installed on separate disk partitions and there's an ntfs disk partition (700GB), where I store my files in ...
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Window placement ubuntu shortcuts in Microsoft OS [on hold]

I work with both Ubuntu and MS Windows. I love the Ubuntu shortcuts like ctrl + alt + rightarrow which moves windows to the left half ctrl + alt + NumPad9 which moves the window to the top ...
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Can I create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB from within Ubuntu to boot a 2010 model iMac?

I have a 2010 model iMac on which I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the sole OS. I would like to install Windows 7 as a dual boot. I have freed up some space on the HDD. No matter what I try, I am ...
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Why does ubuntu 15.04 not detect my hard drive?

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu via pen drive on the machine, the partition slider(Not the advanced partitioning tool) is showing the pen drive as the storage drive. I want ...
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Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17.2 [on hold]

I installed Windows 10 over an existing windows partition on my system. Now I can't boot into Linux :( I've tried booting from the Linux live CD and running boot-repair but I get the an error as shown ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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installation of 15.04 rendered two hard drives invisible to both windows and Ubuntu, but not to disk management software

I installed 15.04 as a dual boot on an external HD attached to a Lenovo T520i running Windows Pro 64. It worked well. I then installed 15.04 on an HP Pavillion E017DX running Windows 8.1 Home using ...
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On which device do I install the bootloader when I want to dual boot?

I'm currently trying to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 (already installed). It's on a non-UEFI machine. My partitions are as follows: sda1 windows installation (500GB SSD) sdb1 HDD ...
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How can I install Windows 7 on Ubuntu? (Dual-Boot) [duplicate]

I tried to follow this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot (scroll half way down), but I didn't understand anything from that page.. I need something for beginners, please.. ...
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Why isn't my mouse working in Ubuntu 14.04?

For the past few weeks, my mouse has been not working properly in Ubuntu. At random, the mouse pointer freezes and not after any amount of time does it work again. I can still tab around with the ...
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Issues after installing Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 which was already having Windows 7 Ultimate. After installing Ubuntu, I am unable to open Windows. It is showing Windows loader but unable to ...
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Partition not shown correctly in Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS installer + wifi network not shown

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 7. I am on a laptop with a single hard disk in which I prepared a partition to install Ubuntu. This is what I see on Windows partition manager, ...
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Few problems after installing Ubuntu

yesterday I decided to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 so there'll be a dual-boot. I didn't made any backups and the problem was Linux couldn't find a operating system on my PC (It didn't find windows ...
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Newly installed unbuntu 14.04 in dual-boot Freezes

I have a Windows 7 and I wanted so badly to have a linux in dual-boot since long time. So I did it, and made everything right. First, I tried it on usb stick. Then, I installed it in a 250GB ...
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Windows won't dual boot, os-prober can't find Windows and Windows BSOD!

I resized a linux data partition and now windows7 won't boot, I just get a quick flash of a BSOD I've run boot-repair a many times and this is the latest output: http://paste2.org/L2WkzB62 If I ...
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boot-repair windows not listed

today I installed Windows 8.1 and it broke my grub. I tried to run the boot-repair GUI on a live session of Ubuntu but after the restart of the PC the grub displays ONLY Ubuntu. Before the ...
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Can't switch to TTY / virtual console, 14.04

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2008 MBP (3,1). Dual booting with rEFInd. Pressing CTRL+ALT+F# does nothing at the greeter or once logged in. I have nomodeset in grub, if I remove it I can't get ubuntu to ...
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How can I fix the issue I have with installation?

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 amd64 for a day and I keep having the same problem. First off, here's some info on my system: CPU: Intel 15-4690k GPU: Nvidia geforce GTX 970 acx 2.0 ...
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Ubuntu (14.04.02) installation fails

I'm trying to install an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot. Windows 7 Professional is successfully installed. I've created a Flash disk with LinuxLive USB Creator and ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso When I ...
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Unable to access BIOS menu after installing Windows 8

After installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode I can no longer access the BIOS menu. I have tried different solutions to access the BIOS menu but I was unsuccessful. I want to switch to Ubuntu but the live ...
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Windows 7 reinstall now boot is broken

I had a virus on the Windows 7 part of my pc. I had to format the drive using the ubuntu side. then reinstalled fresh on the w7 part. originally, it only booted to w7 and then I have been trying to ...
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Why I can't install Ubuntu even I'm using Ubuntu without installing?

I used Windows 7. When I was trying install Ubuntu it hide my windows and not installed in my HDD. When I try to install Ubuntu on my selected drive it just shows a message that no root file system ...
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Help Installing Dual Boot Ubuntu on Secondary Hard Drive that has Stuff on it [migrated]

I have partitioned my disks like so. My plan was to install Elementary OS Freya (Based on Ubuntu) on my larger 1TB driver under the 64GB partition. When I go to install it, I get this. My secondary ...
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Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 encryption question - ecryptfs

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer, and I would like to encrypt only my Ubuntu home directory. I have these partitions: system reserved NTFS windows 7 main partition (C:) ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with windows 8.1 on Toshiba?

I am trying to get Ubuntu 14.04.2 and windows 8.1 dual boot setup. I've read numerous articles on how to do this, but can't figure out what I'm missing. The latest article I tried to follow had some ...
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Boot into android [duplicate]

Hey I wanna ask how to install android 5.1 on ubuntu 15.04, and also to boot into it. So i don't really wanna emulate android. Also to be able to boot Ubuntu or android when ever a i want to.
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“GRUB installation failed” What do I do?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio version 14.04.2 (alongside my Windows 8). Everything seems to go fine during the installation until at some point this message pops up: GRUB installation failed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation issue alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I have 32 bit windows 7 installed on my laptop. I now want to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7. My laptop only supports boot from bios and there is MBR partition table. Totally there is 250GB HDD ...
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Unable to Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 on UEFI

I have an Acer pc and it is running Win7. Because I'm having problems with that OS I wanted to do what the title suggests. And everything works great after the install. But everytime I try to restart ...
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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

I was trying to move free space from my ubuntu partiton to my windows partiton, but i got an error message. I was trying to follow these instrucitons with a bit of variaton due to a different setup (I ...
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Cannot boot directly from Grub2 on dual boot Windows 8.1 with Xubuntu 14.04.2

I had Windows 8.1 Professional and Xubuntu in VM, but now I want dual boot. First two partitions I had them before with Windows 8.1 ((1) EFI and (2) msftres) then (3) partition C: and (4) parition ...
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Ubuntu won't start, emergency mode

Hello guys I installed Windows 10 on my laptop (toshiba satelite c660) and after that I ran live version of Ubuntu and restored GRUB (with official boot repair tool) so I can start Ubuntu again, after ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu (Bios keeps showing it?)

I'm trying new distributions, and I want to clean all my Ubuntu installation. I have a dual boot W 8.1 - Ubuntu. This is what I've done so far: 1 - I changed my boot priority from BIOS. 2 - I ...
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Install Ubuntu on another HDD

I have a Windows machine with 360gb HDD. Now I have bought another 599gb HDD and I wish to install Ubuntu on it. I have connected both my HDD in my CPU cabinet. I have created a bootable pendrive as ...
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Ubuntu won't save the settings I have done after installation

I had created a 4GB bootable USB stick of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Universal USB installer. I have installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 PC and allocated it 30GB space. After completing the installation ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : “serious errors were found while checking the disk for / ” and after that Linux hangs very often

I have been using dual boot alongside Windows 8.1 from 1 year. Very recently the windows shut down unexpectedly, and then started showing "Trying to repair Windows". I knew it would harm Ubuntu file ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load after logging in with sudo account

So I got Ubuntu yesterday running on my Acer Aspire V5-122P. I really love it. There's a learning curve indeed, but I think I got used to it. I love installing programs via the terminal, dunno why! ...
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Installing Ubuntu on my Desktop parallel to Windows XP

I have a desktop which is running on Windows XP SP3. I want to install Ubuntu so that I can use either of the OS. This is mainly to learn and get acclimatized to using Ubuntu before fully converting ...
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Unknown filesystem with grub, but Windows Bootloader works!

I have been having this strange problem for a month or so. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Win8.1 on my Lenovo z510. It worked fine for about 5 months, but almost a month ago, I started ...
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Grub will only boot one of my two windows OS [on hold]

I am perplexed with Grub and am hoping someone can advise me. I have three operating systems installed on my computer: Linuxmint 17 and Windows 7 on sda, and windows Vista on sdb. I updated grub and ...
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How to dual boot windows 7 with Ubuntu installed first?

i'm running ubuntu 15.04, but i want to play some games like battlefield 2 or command and conquer generals, but i don't think that's possible on ubuntu (or using a windows on virtual machine). So ...
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Recovery of ext3 partition from dead external hard drive [on hold]

I was booting to a Ubuntu on an ext3 partition on an external hard drive. This has been my way of remaining true to Linux even in an what appears to be a increasingly Windows/Mac driven world. But now ...
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Touchpad isn't working on anything but windows

I know some people posted issues on this but mine is a little different...just to let you know, it's not a hardware issue because it works in windows but the touchpad doesn't work in Ubuntu and i even ...