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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

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

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

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 ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (14.04) with Windows 10

I have a Windows 8 system and was about to install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode, when I heard about Windows 10 releasing. Now that the Windows 10 has rolled out, I would like to know whether doing ...
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Having A Great Difficulty Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot Windows 7)

I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I need Linux for my research project, but would like to keep Windows as I am familiar with it and it is not even half as finicky and bug-logged as ...
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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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I've tried installing ubuntu to my mac with rEFIT but it doesnt boot up with it and I dont have the “Install ubuntu alongside osx” button

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside with my mac for hours please help me it doesnt boot up with my mac and when I boot it with ubuntu disk (from holding c while its still booting up) I dont have ...
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Newly installed ubuntu has no icons [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) alongside Windows 7 on my Dimension 2400. When I log in, it takes me to a completely empty desktop. It has the classic Ubuntu background, but no icons, ...
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I've tried to download ubuntu alongside with osx but I couldn't please help

when I try to install ubuntu there should be a choice that says "install ubuntu alongside with osx" but there isn't I did everythin in this tutorial step by step but it didnt work ...
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Dual boot with 10.04 and 14.10 [duplicate]

On a machine with Ubuntu 10.04 is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.10 in a new partition and have a dual boot between the two installations?
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unable to boot ubuntu after refreshing windows 8 [duplicate]

Ubuntu was installed in disk H and windows 8 in disk C. Now, I refreshed windows 8 and I am not able to get the option to boot to ubuntu when I start my laptop.
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.4 from USB to Sony Vaio notebook [duplicate]

I have a sony vaio notebook with preinstalled Microsoft 8.1 version operating system. Now, I need to have a DUAL BOOTING system with Ubuntu (PenDriveLinux) distribution, installed alongside windows ...
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Dual booting (Ubuntu 14.04) and Windows 7 Ultimate

I just tried (and successfully I guess) installed Ubuntu (14.04 at least) to my computer (I don't know which of my 2 HDD or my SSD it installed to). I chose the install along side Windows 7 option, I ...
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windows 7 not loading after dual boot on Lenovo T440p & 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Lenovo T440p, I wanted to dual boot it along the already installed pre-installed Windows 7. Grub worked fine after several reboots and staring it on Ubuntu. I ...
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Trouble dual-booting ubuntu along side windows 8.1

The installer fails on the dotted loading screen. Before the installer got hung up it displayed * Starting CUPS printing spooler [OK]*. If anyone has a recommendation what to try next I would be ...
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Windows isn't booting after trying to install ubuntu 14.10 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.10 (dual boot) on my Lenovo G500s (Windows 8 pre-installed) but the installation failed. I selected the Windows UEFI partition as the Ubuntu EFI partition and the ...
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How to move a whole Ubuntu system

I was using a WIN7 Machine and wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed 14.04 LTS on a external hard-drive - I had fears of destroying the WIN7 Part. I like it so much that I want to install on a SSD ...
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Problems after upgrading Macbook Pro to Ubuntu 14.10

So I was dual-booting Mac OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to begin with. Then, after upgrading Ubuntu to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, I started having all sorts of problems. The most annoying and ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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Can't switch to dual boot Chromebook with ctrl + back

Over the past week, long story, short, let's just say that I was experimenting with the wrong stuff. In the process, I've managed to not even be able to execute the apt-get function due to it "not ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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Moving Bootcamp Partition to Empty Space

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my late 2009 iMac. I would like to triple-boot it with my already existing Mac and Bootcamp partitions. I am following this tutorial and it says Use Bootcamp ...
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Can't boot LiveUSB in Windows 8.1

I am attempting to dual boot my HP machine that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu Gnome 64-bit version. So far, I have disabled fast startup from Control ...
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Ubuntu wireless got disconnected when far from router

I finally did install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus notebook. Now, my laptop is on dual-boot Windows7 and Ubuntu. All is working well, however, after getting the updates sudo apt-get update and setting up ...
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Will Windows 10 “upgrade” affect GRUB2 and screw up my dual boot with Ubuntu? [on hold]

I turned off Windows update because I read about problems with BIOS tinkering within the updates. Will Windows 10 "upgrade" affect GRUB2 and screw up my dual boot with Ubuntu?
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Facing fatal error “unable to install grub” while installing UBUNTU 14.04

Recently I bought Dell laptop with i7 processor and Windows 8 is preinstalled.. I downloaded UBUNTU 14.04 and trying to install . But I am facing fatal error " Unable to install grub2". I tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't boot with USB ( Windows )

Alright, sorry if this was already answered. The questions that appeared for this one didn't answer mine. I have a PC with: Windows 7 Professional AMD II x 2 B24 clocked at 3.0Ghz ATI Radeon HD ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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Installing Ubuntu server alongside Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 LTS

My current configuration: Dual boot with GRUB for Win 7 and Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 LTS. Running fine with options to got Win 7 or Ubuntu. Installed Ubuntu Studio after this. Running fine with option ...
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Recently installed 14.10 (dual-boot), but it randomly crashes

Installed 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 recently off a USB stick, but I avoid using it because it will often completely crash out of the blue. Screen just goes black and the power is cut in the middle ...
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Unable to start ubuntu because of problem in window(in same machine) [duplicate]

I'm using two operating systems(Win7 & Ubuntu12.04) in my computer. During the installation of MATLAB in win7, it hung . So I restarted the computer by switching off the power. After this, I found ...
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Problems installing linux mint on clean hard drive: Server authorization directory error [migrated]

I've had some issues with a dual install of windows and ubuntu lately. I decided to clean things up by wiping my hd and just reinstalling linux mint. I've read linux mint was ubuntu-based and i was ...
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Ubuntu does not detect windows 7 partition help :(

Basically my problem is the same as this one -> Why does Ubuntu 13.10 not detect my Win7 partition? But no one seems to answer it please I need your help guys, I need it for college. I am running ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop stuck after update

I think that it is a very common problem in Ubuntu 14.04. I just installed it alongside with Windows 7. Comp. specs: i7 4790K asus sabetooth z97 mark2 16gb ddr3 eVGA gtx750ti 2gb I've installed ...
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Box cloud syncing with davfs2

I have set up dual boot on my computer: I had Windows 7-32bit and added Ubuntu 14.04 -64bit. (just this past Sunday, so I'm a total newbie) A fundamental practice was the use of Box cloud. I managed ...