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Safest way to format and add unassigned partition to Ubuntu partition in a dual boot system with win 7

What is the safest way to format and add unassigned partition in a dual boot system with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04.02. I usually tweak with my Ubuntu os and sometimes because of problematic tweaking ...
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Ubuntu does not boot on mainboard with UEFI

Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit were installed on a new SSD on a computer with old motherboard (no UEFI). Dual boot with GRUB2 worked perfectly well: Windows and Ubuntu could be executed and ...
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How does chown work with regards to files created by Mac OS X?

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to make the HFS+ partition (with OS X installed as a boot drive) ...
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Dual boot RED HAT 7 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How to dual boot redhat 7 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I installed redhat 7 first and then installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When i installed ubuntu, Red hat hidden. My system support efi boot. How can i solve ...
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Dual Boot: Does data get deleted because the drive is partitioned?

I'm pretty bad at the whole computer literacy thing, but for the most part I can Google things pretty well. From what I've read, partitioning deallocates everything on the partition that is getting ...
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Ubuntu live usb installer wont boot up

Good day, Can anyone help me in regards to the installation of ubuntu 15.04, first of all I've downloaded the amd64 or the x64 version of it, after making a bootable flash drive using the Universal ...
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Black screen on boot with thinkpad yoga 14 and ubuntu/windows 8.1 dual boot

I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my new thinkpad yoga 14. The installation seems ok I can choose windows when GRUB starts and it works. But if I choose ubuntu I get a black screen and have to hard ...
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How to install Windows 10 and OS X on a laptop pre-installed with Ubuntu?

I have a Dell m3800 developer edition pre-installed with Ubuntu. I'm currently running 14.10. I am wondering if it is possible to triple boot Windows 10 and OS X Mavericks onto the computer? ...
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How can one boot to a second hard drive where Ubuntu is installed

I have installed a dual boot (windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04) on my HP Pavilion p7-1155 desktop. Windows resides on the first hard drive (SATA0) and Ubuntu resides on a second hard drive (SATA1). Everything ...
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Ubuntu UEIF/Windows 8 dual boot problem

I tried installing ubuntu 14 uefi in dual boot with Windows 8. The installation went well, but now I can't boot on Windows anymore. I can't even see it in the boot manager. I tried to unable/disable ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop version hanging

I have recently installed ubuntu 15.04 desktop version. After installation whenever i click on any of the apps present it hangs/freezes. What to do. I have already tried reinstalling it.
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windows operating system missing in dell inspiron 3521

I created a ext4 partition and with my secure boot disabled I installed Ubuntu 15.04 and now my computer directly opens Ubuntu when I turn on my laptop. I looked for the boot menu too but it didn't ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15 with Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

How do I have to make the partitions with Ubuntu 15.0 thus I can choose from the Boot Sector when I turn on the pc. I want to install ubuntu 15.0 with windows 8.1. I have a notebook with a hard disk ...
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windows 7 failes to boot afetr installation of ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 system. After the installation I can't boot into Windows 7 system, when I select the Windows 7 boot loader in GRUB2, it hangs for seconds and then ...
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How do I manually add windows 7 to grub list?

I am desperate to add Windows 7 to grub. I have tried sudo update-grub, I have run sudo os-prober, but I can't seem to get windows to be added to grub. Can someone please explain how to manually add ...
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How do I add windows 7 on a new hard drive to grub

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an SSS running perfectly. Got a new 2TB drive that has Windows 7 installed on it. How do I add Windows 7 to my grub menu? This is output of sudo update-grub: ...
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Added a hard drive that has windows 7 pre-installed. How do I create a dual boot?

I have an ssd drive with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and it runs perfect. Just added a 2tb drive that already has windows 7 installed on it. I want to be able to dual boot. How do I make it so I can choose ...
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Cannot run Ubuntu install dual boot from USB on X1 Carbon w/Win8.1 - kernel panic, VFS

I installed Ubuntu as dual-boot on X1 Carbon 3rd gen (with Windows 8.1, UEFI etc.; lets call it "Machine A"). I had some issue with Ubuntu there, so I removed like 3 partitions (from Windows tool) - ...
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Need to press the power button twice for Ubuntu 15.04 to boot

I have a dual boot set up (Windows 7/Ubuntu 15.04). I've recently upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 15.04 and since then, I have to press the power button twice. The first time it goes to GRUB without any ...
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hide grub on Ubuntu 15.04

I tried all the methods that comes in google search for "hide the grub menu on ubuntu on computer start", but still no luck, I guess things work differently on Ubuntu 15.04 ? this is my grub # If ...
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Live DVD and status DRDY

I am trying to install Linux on my pc as dualboot. On this PC, I am using windows since 2 years. After booting with a live DVD of Kubuntu 15.04 (I also tried it afterwards with an USB-Stick and Linux ...
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Ubuntu installer crashes

I am installing alongside windows 7 and using a USB to install. The installer crashes when I select to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7. Clicking Continue causes my computer to restart/crash. If I ...
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Windows7 is not starting

First I install Windows7 and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. Now when I restart machine, there is option to start windows, but sometime it is starting and sometime it displays blank screen. I ...
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In ubuntu live without installing it is not showing the windows partition instead it is showing only one partition 942GB.How to get all the partion? [on hold]

I was trying to istall ubuntu 10.10.. using wubi.exe in windows 7 in the same local drive C: in which windows 7 Was.The installation has got completed and it has asked to reboot .I have rebooted then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Does Not Recognize Mac OS X During Installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) alongside Yosemite. Using this handy guide, I installed rEFInd and made a bootable USB drive. I had some problems starting the ...
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Ubuntu boot menu showing up instead of Windows

I'm totally a newbie to Ubuntu, disk partitioning and stuffs. I had installed and un-installed Ubuntu(14.04 LTS) in an atypical way several times and screwed up my disk partitions. But when I thought ...
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Trying Ubuntu Forever

I installed Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion Notebook, but it had a Low-graphics mode error, which meant I couldn't use it forever. So, then I started my machine using Try Ubuntu, and it works like charm. ...
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Unable to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7

New HP Notebook Core i5. First I installed Windows 7 using DVD as it did not boot from USB. Then I installed Ubuntu. Now I am only able to boot Ubuntu. I have disabled secure boot and enabled legacy ...
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Unable to mount NTFS volume in nautilus, windows 8 full shutdown enabled

In Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, I cannot mount my NTFS drive. I have turned off fast startup/shutdown in windows, only to be faced with this error regardless of what I do - Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at ...
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How to Restore Windows after Ubuntu Installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my Desktop PC , which had Windows 8 installed before that. Windows 8 now shows in the boot menu but when I click on it, it goes to blank screen with a command ...
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I keep getting these errors while installing Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 in my laptop

I am trying to dualboot Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 but I am unable to do so because I keep getting some errors. Steps that I did :- Created a LiveUSB Disk of Ubuntu 15.04 Booted into Ubuntu ...
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Installing Windows 7 after ubuntu 14.04?, cannot boot from win7 usb or dvd

i have an old hp pavilion win 7x64 and got full of viruses, it doesn't have efi/legacy only bios. So i decided to install ubuntux64 end erased all partitions and everything. After the install i tried ...
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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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Order in dualboot changed automatically

I have windows7 ubuntu 14.04 dualboot. Ubuntu is set as the first OS to boot so that the grub menu is displayed. Today something really weird happened. Opened the PC in windows 7. kept it like that ...
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Firefox slow in Linux mint 17.1 dual boot win 8.1 installation [on hold]

Here's what my hope is in installing Linux and buying a new computer and Samsung tablet: 1-Ease of use (no frills) 2-Fast (I like to use lots of things at the same time (tabs online) and open ...
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Why can't I see NTFS partition after installing Ubuntu? [on hold]

I have just played LOTS OF HOURS with gparted to rerrange, resize, remove, create new partitions, to have a dual boot with both OSes (Win7 and Ubuntu) being able to accesss one another. Now everything ...
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Windows installer for Ubuntu not available anymore? [duplicate]

In my Windows 8, I am trying to install Ubuntu in a new partition I´ve made. I am following a tutorial, and it says that I can get the Windows Installer from ...
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How do I create a bootable multiple OS DVD in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded a set of linux operating systems that include Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17, Fedora 21, ArchLinux and Bodhi linux. In totla, all sum up to a size of 4.4 gigabytes. Now what I want to ...
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Cannot access NTFS partition on Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB stick. Below are my drive details in the same order: 1.5GB Swap 20GB ext4 (ubuntu installation) 10GB NTFS Now, I'm unable to view or access the NTFS partition ...
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I wanted to make duel boot. I had GRUB/Boot problem. I repaired boot using Boot-Repair tool. But In OS selcetion, there is only Ubuntu no Windows 8

I am new in Linux. My First Problem : I install Ubuntu 15.04 using Something else option in a new Partition of HDD. But Ubuntu start Directly without let me chose boot option I have Repaired boot ...
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Is it possible to install Mac OS after Ubuntu?

I have ubuntu 15 running solo on my macbook pro. I'd like to install mac os as a secondary os on my computer. Is it possible to setup a duel boot mac after Ubuntu is already installed? If so, how?
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How do I install two independent Ubuntu installations on a single hard drive with UEFI?

For security reasons I would like to install a secondary completely independent operating system on a single-hard-drive computer using UEFI. Both installations should be able using different LUKS ...
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Ubuntu and Xubuntu freezes before login screen (purple screen)

I tried both Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04, 64 bit, dual boot with Windows 8) When I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, it freezes. But when I choose "advanced options for Ubuntu" and select and older ...
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Can't boot into Linux Dual Boot. HP goes directly to Windows8

So... I wanted to mount a virtual environment of Windows 7 on VirtualBox. I found out I had to turn on "Virtualization" on the BIOS. So, I went to the BIOS and enabled Virtualization. Then reboot the ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot

I am currently using Windows 8.1. Now I want to use Ubuntu 14.04 as the 2nd operating system in my Laptop. I have searched many and watched many tutorials of dual booting. But in most tutorial Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my dynamic disk?

So my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5537) came with Ubuntu 12.04 when I first bought it, but then I switched to Windows 8 and removed Ubuntu. Then, when I switched to Windows 7 I wanted Ubuntu back to run ...
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How to do dual boot in Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop with UEFI/Secure boot, and this can cause lost of warranty?

I got an Acer Aspire E15 and came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and UEFI / Secure boot, would like to install Ubuntu on dual boot, but I have no experience with laptops that have the system UEFI / ...
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Sudden Grub Rescue mode

I had an issue this morning when trying to switch from my Ubuntu partition to windows. I'm now on this grub rescue mode. Ran the ls command to list the parts, and kept getting the "error: unknown ...
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GNU GRUB Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

Note: Before you mark it as duplicate, please read the question fully. I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and ...
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Something's wrong with my grub.cfg

I know that's pretty generic, but... I installed updates, which included a new kernel. I removed an old kernel and got: joliver@JOHN-DEV:~$ sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic Reading ...