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Can't boot into OS anymore both Windows and Linux not booting

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 to install on windows 8.1 machine

I created the USB with Universal USB Installer, I have an Intel i5-3570k and AMD Radeon HD 7800 card with two monitors plugged in. When I boot to the device, I see the normal menu then when I select ...
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No option to “Install Alongside Windows 8.1”

I have partitioned 15gb off of my Hard Drive to install Ubuntu 10.04.1 alongside my existing install of Windows 8.1. I have burnt Ubuntu 10.04.1 to a disk. this is what I did. When I boot from the ...
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USB (mouse/keyboard) turn off selecting Windows from GRUB

I completely reformatted a drive and set up the partitions as I wanted them. First I installed Windows 7 and things were smooth (keyboard mouse worked) Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Grub and ...
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Dual boot problem win8.1/ubuntu14.4

I need to know how to get to Ubuntu directly without opening Windows 8.1 Then i have to go to Metro screen and press Power icon and holding Shift key and clicking on Restart Choose, I want to know how ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 anymore

I have a Dell laptop which came with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded. I decided to dual boot with ubuntu 14.04.10 and everything was working fine. I was able to boot to both windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.10 ...
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Trying to boot to USB stick

I have gone through the intial steps and downloaded the files to a USB drive. I have setup my computer to boot to USB. When I try to do install and run the file I'm using the Boot from CD. I ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows on Two Separate Hard Drives

I dual booted my desktop with windows first onto a solid state, and then ubuntu onto a normal hard drive. Then I had the problem of not having the option of booting into Windows anymore. I am not sure ...
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accidently deleted bootmgr (dual boot), heard you can use supergrub can create a new one? how?

I did the most stupid thing anyone can do and accidentally deleted bootmgr on my computer. from reading another forum someone said that supergrub has a option to make a new bootmgr so I dont get the ...
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“Disk space full” - Linux Mint as Dual Boot on UEFI Windows [on hold]

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 in UEFI mode on an Asus PC with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. The 250GB-SSD with Windows preinstalled is /dev/sdb/. I partitioned 125GB for use with Ubuntu (Linux ...
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Removing Ubuntu:

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and found out that i hadn't given enough space to the root partition to fulfill my needs. As I was unable to resize the partition, i tried to remove the linux installation and ...
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Problem instaling ubutnu 14.04.1

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC. But an error occurred "fb:conflicting fb hw usage nouveaufb vs EFI VGA - removing generic driver. This is my Computer ...
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Ubuntu not listed as a Boot option after using Boot Repair

Had to reisntall Windows 8.1 and couldn't boot to Ubuntu afterwards. then, i followed a tutorial to use Boot Repair. now, i see the boot screen to choose operating systems but the only option there is ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 14 64 bit along side a 32bit Ubuntu on a dual boot system?

My system is dual booted one with WIndows 7 32 bit and other with Ubuntu 10 32 bit. But my lap supports 64 bit. I want to install 64 bit ubuntu on my system. Will it be best to uninstall old Ubuntu 32 ...
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windows is not booting after installing ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 along side windows7. i remember that i gave automatic resizing of parition while installing ubuntu. Now i am unable to boot windows 7. on the boot screen i am having the ...
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Using Ubuntu as a main OS on my Netbook Designed for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Hello! I have Ubuntu on a virtual box. However, it's way too slow to do anything spectacular. I have this old Netbook that's designed for windows 7. Seen as how it doesn't have a CD slot to install ...
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Booting ubuntu directly [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu alongside windows but the problem is I am unable to get the dual boot screen where we have the windows boot loader listed, instead of that the computer directly boots into ...
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ubuntu 14.10 wireless driver not working, dual boot with windows 7

Broadcom driver is working fine when ubuntu 14.10 is not yet installed on my system. But when I installed it alongside with Windows 7(Dual Boot) it says that "This device is not working"(Broadcom). I ...
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boot problem with dual boot which has stopped working

Bit of a mixed problem so I will apologise in advance. I had a machine running windows7 and Ubuntu and I could get into Bios to change boot order and/or use dual boot option that I installed with ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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ASUS X555LD PC having UEFI issues while installing Ubuntu

I've recently bought an Asus X555LD that has Windows 8.1 running in UEFI Mode. The UEFI is Aptio Setup Utility and I have disabled fast boot and secure boot and have the CSM option enabled. However ...
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Issues booting into ubuntu

So, I cannot get ubuntu to boot on my laptop. What happens is I put in my flash drive and change the boot priority and the normal screen of "try ubuntu before installing" appears. That is what I ...
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Unable to boot into 2nd Ubuntu installation on new SSD

I recently installed a new SSD on my laptop along with my old HDD. On this SSD, i did a new Ubuntu installation. so now i have sda old Windows and Ubuntu sdb new ubuntu installation I updated ...
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Trouble Uninstalling GRUB

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu after having dual-booted Ubuntu and Windows. Now when I boot normally, I reach a screen that simply gives me a grub prompt. I can get to Windows by booting, pressing F11, ...
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Is this a good way to dualboot Kubuntu with Windows 7 (legacy)

I have just bought a new computer pre-installed with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) on which I wish to install Kubuntu for dual boot. Installing dual boot was easy on my last computer, ...
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I don't get into GRUB Menu [on hold]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8. My PC boots directly into Windows 8, but I can't get into the GRUB Menu to select my operating system. I also use the live version. What can I ...
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I can't resize/partition my disk in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. A week ago I installed Ubuntu and by mistake I installed it in the Windows partition. What I did was that I deleted all the files from Windows and only installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Cannot install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot my old PC (an Acer extensa e264) currently running Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I choose to install alongside Windows and continue, the installation CD is ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Ugh, can't get Grub to load windows after using Boot repair

I have windows 7 64bit, installed on pc, installed ubuntu 14.04lts, everything looked and worked great, until I went to load windows, and would just get a purple window. I found the information to ...
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dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7 ultimate

6 months ago I formatted my 320GB hard disk drive and changed the partition table to GPT, then I installed windows 8.1. With gparted I formated my whole hard disk and changed the partition table to ...
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How to recognize and delete Ubuntu partitions from Windows 8 Dual Boot Machine?

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 13.10 side-by-side with Windows 8. A few weeks later I updated it to 14.04 (only so I could stop seeing the "available updates" message) and I updated my Windows 8 ...
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Looking to add osx to ubuntu 14

I just recently switched from windows to ubuntu and i love it so far. I just want to know if anyone knows how to also create a partition with mac os on it. My laptop had a core 2 duo 2.53ghz and 4gb ...
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Installing on a MSI GS60 2QD - Bootloader and wifi drivers question

I just bought myself a new laptop, the MSI GS60 2QD Ghost. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre installed and the new UEFI software instead of the old BIOS. I've read a lot of threads about how to set up ...
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How to clean up partitions when partition that 'does not start on physical sector boundary' is not listed in gparted?

Currently my disk setup is as follows: sda1: boot sda2: An older Fedora installation sda3: I don't know.. willing to format this. Trying to mount this yields /dev/sda3 is not a valid block device ...
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grub does not show Windows 8 installation

I have a triple boot Ubuntu14.10/MacOSX/Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. However, Windows does not show up in grub, only MacOS and Ubuntu show up. I tried a few things from other similar questions but ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OEM Windows 8.1 — cannot successfuly manipulate Windows Boot Manager

None of the previous questions or guides have been successful for me after a long day of trying. My laptop came with Windows 8.1 installed and is UEFI. I installed Ubuntu alongside it and can get ...
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How to install ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm Thu and i'm from Viet Nam.This is my problem: My computer was setup dual the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 So how can i install ubuntu in my computer. Thank!
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Change from GRUB

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. At start up, I can choose between the two in the GRUB menu. The menu is Ugly and doesn't allow me to do much like booting windows in safe mode. How do I ...
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A couple of questions reguarding ubuntu [on hold]

I have four problems using Ubuntu which are really important. I have sorted them in order of help 1) When I try to play a video on a website such as daily motion it automatically buffers two seconds ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu in my computer that is already running windows 8. When I rebooted my computer directly after installing ubuntu, it worked fine. When I tried to switch to windows and back ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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Will Ubuntu work with my mac book pro I7, 8gb ram, and 500gb hard drive?

I bought a used Mac Book Pro laptop. I think it's about a 2011 or 12 model. Anyway, coming from a PC World, I didn't know (until I contacted online Apple Support) that the other guy that sold it. I ...
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Creating a windows 7 bootable USB drive to boot UEFI? I've tried EVERYTHING

this is my first post and I apologize if it's in the wrong place. So I am trying to install Win7 from the x64 .iso form DigitalRiver in UEFI so it can use GPT partitions. I used Unetbootin to create ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I know there are plenty of simillar threads, but i went through them and didn't find any working solution to my problem... I have 2 drives (256gb SSD , 1 tb HDD) . On SSD was installed windows 8.1 , ...
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Enter BIOS from Ubuntu 14.04 (Ideapad Yoga 13 - Novo Button)

I changed the BIOS settings in my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga13 running Windows 8.1, as I was having difficulties in installing Ubuntu 14.04. In the process I also changed the UEFI to LEGACY. Later Ubuntu ...
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Shrink volume of Primary Partition

I currently run windows 8.0 and have 4 partitions. I will like to shrink the volume of my primary partition containing the win 8 OS so I can have more space to install ubuntu 14.04. My question is ...
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I set Windows C: drive as acitve and now my Ubuntu partition has become free space (unallocated)

I was running Windows under dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally opened Windows native disk manager and set the C: drive as active. It turned my Ubuntu extended partition into free space ...
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How to complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition

I had installed two OSs, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed a preview of Windows 10 in place of Windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions using diskmgmt.msc, but that space ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.10 inside windows 7 SP1 Ultimate

Well, I searched for a while and I didn't found the exact problem or question which I am trying to resolve. I used windows 8.1 for about a year. Now, learning that Ubuntu can't be installed inside ...