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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 8 partway though a update

really new to this and obviously made a stupid mistake.. I'm on a laptop and decided to install ubuntu after reading about it. I continue to do so and it installs fine and works but now when I try and ...
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Windows 8 not booting from Grub (Shows Black Screen)

So I've recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my computer (as a dual boot) which loads fine from the Grub interface. However, the rest of the Windows 8 options don't happen to load at ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after modifying GRUB entries

Ubuntu was working fine until I followed this answer in order to boot Windows 8 without having to go into BIOS and enable the secure boot control option. Now it just hangs on a purple screen after I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer E3-112 laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Acer E11 laptop (model E3-112). The installation was successful. However I cannot boot Ubuntu. It directly boots to windows and does not even shows Grub. ...
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Windows partition detection problem when installing Ubuntu

sfdisk –l –uM WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util sfdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 60801 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track ...
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Ubuntu does not load after successfull installation

I have Windows installed on my pc on partition (C), then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition. After the installation process finished successfully, Ubuntu asked to restart. Unfortunately, ...
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upgrate to yosemite than upgrade from refit to refind

I had Mac OS X 10.8, Linux and Windows XP triple boot in refit. I upgraded to OS X Yosemite. The refit screen disappeared. I used command cd /efi/refit ./enable.sh Then refit screen comes but ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 on separate physical drives and dual-boot?

I have a PC with an OEM install of Win 8 updated to 8.1. It has 3 physical hard drives in it. The drive where Windows is installed has a LOT of partitions on it already. Can I install Ubuntu on a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system boots to black screen[using ati radeon hd 7340 video card]

So this is my third time installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8.1 system and my first time having any issues. Installation seemed to go fine but after the system restarted and tried to boot Ubuntu, it shows ...
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Need help installing windows after ubuntu [duplicate]

We Installed Windows XP on Acer aspire one and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit as dual-boot. we are unable to set up dual-boot and ended up wiping the whole HDD at the end. We managed to ...
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Can anyone suggest a detailed installation process for Ubuntu on Windows 8.2?

I have never used Linux based OS and looking forward to use Ubuntu. I want guidance on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.2 as dual boot?
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Debian Wheezy ISO install breaks boot for Ubuntu distros

I installed a new Wheezy from an ISO flash drive. All seemed to go well, until I tried to reboot. Wheezy had dropped my password, so I couldn't open it up, and my two Ubuntu installations (I believe ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 in legacy mode along with Windows

I own a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 with Windows 8 pre-installed on it. However, I have successfully installed Windows 7 in the legacy mode and deleted Windows 8 from my system. I also want to install ...
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Give me ONE reason why Windows 7 is better then ubuntu [on hold]

I have been using ubuntu ever since I touched a laptop and since windows 7 was SOOOOOOO famous, I tried it out in virtualbox and I came to the conclusion that it sucks... REASONS Command Prompt is ...
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Dual boot (14.10 and win8.1) and slow windows boot

On my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro) I got dual boot with Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and Windows 8.1. Before installing Ubuntu boot of windows was as fast as on ssd drive should be. After setting up dual boot ...
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Error: no such partition. Grub rescue> already format the hard disc

My lappy is fujitsu siemens bought it from my friend which already have ubuntu os . I want to install windows os . In that process i format all partition and delete which ever required.When it comes ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

I dual booted my HP Pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with Windows 8 pro) to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed Windows and Ubuntu in ...
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Installing 14.04 trusty

I am relatively new to ubuntu but nevertheless my problem is bizzare. Here is the situation: I had a triple boot system with Windows8, ubuntu 12.02 and kali linux, but I had bugs in Win and also ...
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Is the Dell XPS 8500 Compatible with the latest version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Hello i am new Ubuntu user and i need some information.I would like to know if the Dell XPS 8500 hardware is compatible with the latest version of Ubuntu? I also need assistance with how to create a ...
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how to access my windows xp files after installing ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows XP and now I am unable to boot in to Windows XP and boots straight in to Ubuntu?
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a duel boot Windows 8 + ubuntu 14.04 (EFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from ubuntu. I can see my grub only when I ...
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Dual Booting and “locking” hard drives

I don't think this question has been posted yet, but I'm planning on dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two drives, a solid state and a mechanical respectively. Is there a way to disable the SSD ...
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[[Solved]] Ubutu 12.04 new installation shut down problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new laptop DELL Inspiron 5743 with preinstall Ubuntu 12,04 because I want to have dual boot with Windows 7. First with Gparted I made 4 partitions and first ...
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Will Ubuntu format my external hard drive?

I am using a Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive on my Microsoft Windows 7 laptop. Also, I am testing Ubuntu Desktop by running it from my flash drive. I am planning to later dual boot ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 (With UEFI) and I am unable to boot into Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, thus it has UEFI instead of BIOS. I have tried booting with secure boot and ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

I bought a new laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on it. After many an attempt and weeks of troubleshooting installation and booting problems, I finally found a solution for my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu (any version)

i have two dell laptops which run on windows8.1. I was able and installed Ubuntu dual-boot on both of the laptops in the past. I removed them and i need to install on one of them again recently.so i ...
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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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Not able to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu in 'Legacy mode'

There,I tried dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 OS . Currently,I have windows 8.1 and it is running on 'Legacy mode'. I tried surfing for the installation process,But i couldn't find the solution ...
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Remove Ubuntu installed by wubi to install Ubuntu alongside Windows?

I currently have Windows 7 installed on a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed via Wubi. So when I boot up I have the option to load up either WIndows or Ubuntu. I am going to install just 14.04 on its ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 and windows 7 dual booting

I have a custom build game Rig that i daul botted with Ubuntu 14.10 and win7. i installed windows first, attempted to install ubuntu after but failed due to an error whiles running the ubuntu install ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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How to add Windows 8 grub entry?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. But my PC directly boots into Ubuntu. That is why I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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macbook 3.1 late '07 os10.5.8 & ubu 12.04.5 dual boot problems

so, hi guys.Here's the problem: @ first, optical drive on mac doesn't work, so booting from live cd is out of q. second, tried to boot from bootable usb iso img, says something along lines of firmware ...
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Grub Bootloader installed twice while dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1

This is an odd situation: I bought a brand new hp desktop that came with windows 8.1 installed. I used the automatic option in the Ubuntu installer labeled "install alongside windows". It all ...
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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Dual boot - Ubuntu Live makes Grub disappear - Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have setup a dual boot (Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM) with the Grub menu having Windows as default, working just fine. However, every time I need to boot again from Ubuntu CD live, it messes ...
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Install Ubuntu/Win8.1 dual boot with UEFI and 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 in my Acer V3-572G-75CA. The partition situation is the following: A. 600MB: recover partition B. 300MB: system EFI partition C. 914GB: ...
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Best way to set up my drives for Ubuntu

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (booting from a 256gb SSD and using a 1TB HDD for extra storage). I have an extra 500GB HDD sitting around that I was going to use for Ubuntu as dual boot but I ...
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I have to go through grub and windows bootloader to get to windows, can i change this?

I got a new SSD,on which i installed Windows 8.1, and had Ubuntu on my second hard drive .Now when I boot up my computer boots to GRUB where I can either boot to Ubuntu or to Windows. If I click ...
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Dual boot: Can not mount window drive from Ubuntu system

I have recently installed ubuntu on my window-8.1 laptop. Usually on other dual boot system I can access the window side of hard-drive from ubuntu itself. But, on my current system when I try Unable ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04

OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit. Secure boot:Disabled. Boot mode:Uefi I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit,so i will be able to dualboot.I burned the .iso image to a usb flash drive and run it.Everything ...
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How to fix brightness on Ubuntu 14-04 LTS installed on macbook pro 2012 13"

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 as dual boot in a macbook pro 2012 13 I noticed that all function buttons works but except those that regulate the brightness of the screen.How do I fix this problem?
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Uni wired connection does not work in dual boot ubuntu 14.04 (with Win8.1 installed on the same machine)

My wired Internet works perfectly on Windows (automatic settings from Windows). In Ubuntu, wired connection sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't, and it's also on the automatic settings. I read the ...
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can't boot repair dualboot [duplicate]

I have been messing with Ubuntu for the past week or so with many problems in the process. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad with 500GB of HDD. I have managed to install Windows 7 on a 350GB partition and ...
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Files in external HDD visible in Ububtu but not in Windows 7

My external HDD: FAT32 1TB Transcend Storejet Ubuntu: 14.04 Windows: Windows 7 I connected my external HDD to copy some movies on Ubuntu and then every-time I connect on Windows my ext HDD shows no ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 on dual boot system using USB stick w/no network [duplicate]

I have an older laptop that has Windows XP and Ubuntu 7.04 installed with no network connection currently. I can boot either partition using GRUB to select which to load. Since the Ubuntu version is ...