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Install Windows 7 on MBR for Easier Ubuntu Dual-boot

As far as my research and knowledge has shown me, it is easier to dual-boot windows and ubuntu when both are installed on an MBR partition table. However my problem is that every time I try to install ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Dual Boot on a 64 Bit Laptop with 4 GB RAM

I have a Sony Vaio, 64 bit laptop with 4 GB RAM. Before installing windows, I created portions as 50GB NTFS for Windows 7, 200GB NTFS & rest unpartioned for Ubuntu. Installed Windows 7, which went ...
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Issue installing Ubuntu via USB - no the normal install instruction forums have not helped

I'm a new to Linux operating systems and am having some problems installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 I am trying to install it on a HP laptop running Windows 8.1, I have created a separate partition of my hard ...
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Ubuntu wont dual-boot on a Lenovo G505s

I installed Ubuntu from a LiveCD next to Windows 7 in the following way: Windows had 3 primary partitions, so I had to create a 4th extended one, under which I created: 1 / partition 1 swap ...
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Just installed Ubuntu and during boot am given a choice but unable to choose

i decided to try out this Linux thing, so i installed Ubuntu. Unfortunately after it completed the installation a final reboot happened after which i was prompted a choice for which OS i'd like to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS Workstation Installer Doesn't Recognize Windows 7

I'm a new user evaluating Linux distros. I have a Dual Boot system (Windows 7 and Fedora 21). I would like to install Ubuntu into the partition currently occupied by Fedora (/dev/sda3). The Ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 along side Windows 8.1

I have a 120 GB SSD in my laptop, and it runs windows 8.1 (not preinstalled). I have countless times dual or triple-booted the laptop when I ran Windows 7. Now I want to dual-boot it with Win 8.1 and ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 failure to dual boot, missing GRUB menu

I've been dual booting Kubuntu and Windows 8.1 for some time now and just today I upgraded to 15.04 and it's been nothing but problems. Mainly, I can no longer boot into Kubuntu; I don't even get the ...
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Ubuntu recovery mode

I have dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my computer. So recently I accidentally removed some important packages from my ubuntu and now when I try to load Ubuntu from the GRUB list, it ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after I installed ubuntu on a second drive

I installed Ubuntu on a different drive to Windows 7, but after installing, Windows 7 disappeared on the boot screen, that is I don't have options to boot Windows 7, the computer start up directly to ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...
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Is it possible to remove and reinstall Ubuntu without affecting Windows?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my system (dual boot), Everything was working fine until graphical interface of Ubuntu crashes after updating it to 14.04.2 (unity fails to start after ...
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unable to boot linux

I have installed linux on my brand new alienware area 51. When I start it up it loads directly into windows. If I press F12 for options Linux is nowhere to be found. I have tried using boot repair to ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu from a pre-installed Windows 8? [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked a lot of times, but I've been searching and I didn't find a solution. I have two partitions, a partition with Windows 8.1 and another partition with Ubuntu ...
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Not enough space for upgrade error ( even though space is available)(14.10)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) alongside windows 7 (In a different partition). The partition ubuntu is installed is 60 GB in size. When I tried to upgrade to 15.04 version, I had an ...
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14.04 crashes at select installation screen

I am new to Ubuntu, so thanks for the help! I am trying to perform a dual boot on my windows laptop, to add Ubuntu. I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 onto a USB and booted it up on my asus eee pc laptop. At ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Kubuntu Plasma Desktop not booting

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today. The Laptop booted fine. However, after that I also installed Kubuntu Plasma Desktop from the Ubuntu Software Center. On booting default “Ubuntu” I get a black blank ...
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Partitions deleted, disk cleared, but boot info still there

I've been trying to set up my ThinkPad T420 to boot Windows 10 Technical Preview on disk 0 (/dev/sda) and Ubuntu on disk 1 (/dev/sdb). I've reinstalled many times, and now I'm having trouble booting ...
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My Ubuntu installation did not result in a dual boot menu option

I thought that I was installing Ubuntu version 14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso properly on my laptop (created a bootable USB, checked it for errors and found none, and installed it followed the simplest ...
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How to I get Ubuntu installation to recognize my Mac OS?

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.13. I installed 14.04.2 LTS on a USB and am able to boot into Ubuntu. I left 100 Gb of free space on my 1Tb Apple SSD for Ubuntu. When I go thru ...
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Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
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how to add win to boot menu

I have 2 hard drives, 1 wit win and 1 with ubuntu how to easly add win to boot menu? I've installed grub customizer, can it be done by that program?
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Can't boot any live cd anymore

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after changing motherboard

My computer was no longer booting, so I took the hard drives out and I put them in a different computer (i.e I swapped motherboards). I had a dual boot Windows Vista OS and Ubuntu 10.14 (I think). For ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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Windows 8 Doesn't Appear in Grub

I am trying to get Windows 8 to appear under my Grub menu. Here's some background details: Boot Info Script: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10871014/ CPU: Intel 4790k MB: Asus Hero VII UEFI Bios GPU: EVA ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 desktop on Windows 7 Amd64

I downloaded the 14.04.02 iso, burnt a DVD, but when I try to boot the DVD I get the following error: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Please help. I am a novice ...
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Installation problem of ubuntu 14 - no GRUB menu [duplicate]

After completion of installation of Ubuntu 14.04 from a disk with option 'by erasing existing Ubuntu 12. and reinstall' I found the message that' system will stop' but it will not automatically ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook

So, I recently bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and have I've tried everything to wipe Chrome Os off the SSD or to "Legacy Dual Boot" to run a full blown Linux Distro. So in my efforts to get a full ...
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Problem with installation with Windows 7

Trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows 7. Every time the installation gets to the point that it ejects the dvd and tells me to press enter, I press it and it restarts and Windows just starts ...
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Dual booting machines

Is it possible to run a dual boot machine by installing Windows on one hard drive in the machine, and installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive inside the machine?
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How can I format the drive where ubuntu is installed without disturbing the bootloader?

I am using dual-boot. Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 13.04. Windows 7 is installed on drive C:\ while Ubuntu is installed on drive J:\. My HDD is 500GB. My laptop came with Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu ...
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I Have Downloaded Ubuntu. Now Want to Install Directly From HDD [duplicate]

Well my question is unique. Because I want to know how can I install Ubuntu from HDD or a USB while the answer provided within the link someone said is duplicate is actually on how one can install ...
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Different linux OS on particular hdd [on hold]

Have Adaptec RAID controller. There're 4 hdds on it. Existed Centos 5.10 on: /dev/sda1 - /boot ext3 /dev/sda2 - LVM I decided to migrate to Centos 7 and installed It on: /dev/sdd1 - /boot XFS ...
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How to get back windows loader, or boot from ubuntu

Well, I have windows 7, I installed ubuntu using usb, but I missed up, so I deleted, But I loved ubuntu and I want it back. The first time when I had to boot from usb I had a nice windows boot ...
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Ntfs partition not accesible in Ubuntu [duplicate]

newbie here..and here is my question : I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my pc alongside Windows 8.1. I have seperate partition for my music and movies and games. When try to acess this partition ...
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error after creating partition

I have a duel boot pc windows7 and ubuntu 14.04. windows is installed in c:/ and ubuntu in on d:/. I had shrinked the volume of c:/ and created a partition named e:/. Then after restart I get the ...
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Lost windows 8 data recovery [duplicate]

I used an installation CD drive to run Ubuntu. When I booted with installation CD on restart, it gave me an option to either "try" or "install" Ubuntu. I chose install. During the course of ...
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Laptop directly boots into elementary [closed]

i have installed elementary os(luna) into my laptop with windows 8.1 as a dual boot.Every thing is working fine but elementary is directly booting when the system is powered.no grub,no boot options.i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 showing as external device, not separate OS beside Win8

I recently did an update of Windows 8, and since then my toshiba satpro will only boot into Windows, and Ubuntu shows as an external drive in the restart menu. I have tried using easybcd to change ...
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14.04.2 Installer detects partitions, but not other OSes [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my SSD. I've just installed Windows and I'm not too far in to wipe or modify if necessary. The ubuntu 14.04.2 installer detects my ...
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Using Wubi to install directly into a blank partition?

My intention is to shrink my current windows partition to make a new fresh partition into which I can install Ubunutu. I currently don't have access to anything that I could use to create a bootable ...
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post install boot error

After installing Ubuntu 14.0 (3 or 4, not sure) as dual boot with Win 8.1, the selection offers both but when Ubuntu is selected, the ubuntu\winboot\wubldr.mbr file cannot be found. That file, ...
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Make grub not show at all during boot

I have a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I don't use it much but my relatives do. Is there a way to make grub not show at all and boot directly into Windows and when I want I can press a key or ...
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Is it possible to make a bootable USB with more than one OS? [duplicate]

Can we make multiboot USB drive?! If yes how? Multiboot means multisystem on the same bootable drive, for example making a unique bootable usb containg Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, ...
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Can I remotely choose and control Grub on an Android device?

This may seem awfully ambitious or like complete nonsense as it probably is. Is it possible for me and others who have dual booted and use Grub to remotely control Grub and select which system to ...
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Grub install failing trying to dual boot on XPS 13 (2015)

I just purchased a new Dell XPS 13 from the Microsoft Store and installed Ubuntu on it. It seemed to work fine with a few issues that appeared to be resolvable with the last bios update. I performed ...