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Dual boot mac/Linux on my dual HDD MBP late 2012

So I've got a SSD as my Primary and an empty HDD in the optical bay. I want to run linux on the second HDD. Ive made the HDD bootable with linux but for whatever reason I cannot get it to install, it ...
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Step by step instructions on how to remove grub2 or mount the EFI partition and delete files (UEFI)

everyone very sorry if this is a duplicate question however I cannot seem to get the instructions on other questions to work. I have been trying to uninstall grub and Ubuntu. I have looked at a lot of ...
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fsck00##.REC files being generated during copy/move between FAT32 partitions,data loss

I have two FAT 32 partitions,one NTFS and an ext4 partition on my system having dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10.Sometimes when I copy/move files between the FAT partitions,the copying does not ...
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Ubuntu x64 does not boot

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my pc (i7 2650QM, 8 Gbyte RAM, GT540M), but whenever I try to boot it, I get only a black screen and a heavy working hard disk. Even if I wait twenty minutes ...
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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it?

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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unable to boot in windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 14.04.1 and using boot repair

i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 8.1. After installation ubuntu was not able to boot, so i used boot-repair option for ubuntu. But after that i am not able to boot windows 8.1. it is not ...
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Dual booting android-x86 and ubuntu

I came across this post and I tried this with no Luck. I have a sony vaio laptop i am testing this on with android-4.4-RC2 build. I have used the grub customiser to edit the menu entry and this is my ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Dell computer

I have a Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it as Dual Boot, but unsuccessfully. I have created a USB boot with latest Ubuntu image on it. I have also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE boots with blank screen

Ubuntu 14.04 was working perfectly on my university laptop Hp Probook 440G2 until I filled the drive fully.It gave me a warning that only 529mb is available.Then I tried to install Vlc media player ...
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...
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Is it mandatory to make a new EFI partition during Ubuntu UEFI install?

I am installing alongside windows 8.1. Windows already has an EFI partition. Can Ubuntu add its files into the same partition(without corrupting the windows boot loader) or it needs to add another EFI ...
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Mount a NTFS drive with Junction point

My desktop has 3 physical hard drives and I dual boot between Win7 and Kubuntu 14.04. I have a 250G drive with Windows on it, a 200GB drive for Linux and a 1TB drive for data. When I set the ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 in Sony Vaio Laptop?

I was using Ubuntu for the past 7 years in my desktop computer.And now I got a new Sony Vaio Laptop.But still now I love to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version to install in my ...
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Reboot error after changing desktop environment

I changed my desktop environment to LXDE then I removed LXDE and installed XFCE along with my Unity desktop. The automatic login was disabled in my unity desktop. Now when I start ubuntu it directly ...
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grub2: sysmte restart after menu (nvidia, crypt)

I got a ThinkPad T410i if I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 grub is showing up but if I select any Ubuntu boot option the system does a reboot. First search brought up to add nomodeset because of the nvidia ...
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exFAT pagefile.sys size Error on dualboot with Windows 8.1

I have a dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04 running beside Windows 8.1. I store all my data on an exFAT-formatted partition so I can access them from both of my OS'es. It worked fine for the longest time, but ...
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Installation From Windows (No USB or Disk Support)

I've already partitioned of 86gb from windows and mapped it to F:, how do i go about installing linux to it and then booting to it? i can't find much support for this without the use of a USB drive or ...
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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I went on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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Windows hibernation: why lubuntu is prevented to mount a partition on which the hiberfil.sys is not present?

I am aware why linux doesn't mount the hibernated windows system partition -- due to the hibernation flag. As far as I am aware, the hiberfil.sys is stored on windows system partition, then why does ...
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Ubuntu stuck on booting

Ubuntu stuck at booting showing only the logo.. When I press Esc, the boot seems to be stuck at : Stopping samba auto-reload integration.. How can I fix this problem?
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grub rescue> with partition error

i had dual boot that is ubuntu and win7 in my pc ..but unkonwingly using the mini partition tool i have deleted the partition of ubuntu and created a new partition for windows7 ,which is a partition ...
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu without losing Windows 8.1 hibernated session?

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 on a laptop. I use Windows mostly at work and thus I prefer to hibernate rather than shutting down and load from scratch everyday, so ...
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converting logical partition to primary partition

I am booting windows on ubuntu 14.04 but during the time of installing it is just showing logical partition who can I convert logical partition into primary partition to install windows alongside with ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate alongside Xubuntu

I'm new to ubuntu and its derivatives. I'm having only Xubuntu (latest) installed on my laptop of 500GB HDD which was installed couple of weeks back. Its running fine without any issues. Recently ...
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Searching for a prettier boot loader for my UEFI system

I've currently got UEFI Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 working together with GRUB 2. However, I hate the way it looks, especially when compared to something like this: ...
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Partition created by Gparted not effective when rebooting into Windows 7

I am trying to install a dual boot machine (HP Zbook15) with ubuntu 14.04 next to a windows 7. The laptop came preinstalled with the Windows partition taking up the whole HDD (750Gb) (apart from a 1Gb ...
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Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu) dual boot Windows 8.1, can't see bootloader [on hold]

I've been trying to get a dual-boot working on my ASUS laptop with Windows 8.1 already installed. To get this working, I've divided my SSD into two partitions: 1 for Windows (the one I shrinked) and 1 ...
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Dual Booted Kali Linux with Windows 8 and now Windows 8 Will Not Launch [on hold]

I dual booted windows 8 with kali linux. Now windows won't start. Please help Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: ...
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Problems in dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7

I have a dual-boot system with GRUB2 from Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed in the MBR. When I try to boot Windows 7 it fails sometimes and I have to restart the computer and try again. Furthermore, ...
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Problems dualbooting Ubuntu and windows

i wish to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 10 technical preview and i get this error when installing ubuntu ==>>/dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it ...
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Ubunut won't boot for the first time

So here's my problem. I've downloaded the ubuntu iso and wrote it onto a usb stick with universal boot loader like the instructions told me to. Then i've also disabled secure boot mode and fast start ...
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Linux Kali. I have downloaded the files and burned them to a cd then took the cd out put it back in [on hold]

Linux Kali. I have downloaded the files and burned them to a cd then took the cd out then put it back in and restarted my computer It did not work.Can you help me? Thanks a lot!
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Multiboot ubuntu, Elementary, Windows, joint swap or sparate ones?

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time with dual boot alongside windows 7, and used EasyBCD software to create Linux entry in the MBR, now I want to install Elementary without damaging either Ubuntu ...
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how to permanantly change boot order in UEFI os manger list?

how to change the boot order in a UEFI-based dual windows/ubuntu install , usually UEFI system boots directly to windows (I experienced this with HP 15) although i made a lot of changes to make it ...
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Windows Xubuntu Dual Boot

I was trying to install xubuntu on my laptop and I choose to resize the disk, the windows partition, but it was taking so long doing so that I closed the installation now I was gonna try again but ...
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how much ram should i use when installing ubuntu when it asks me? [on hold]

i have a 1000gb hard drive and 32gb ram how much space should i give Ubuntu im not really going to be storing any data on it, and how much ram will i need to give it when it asks not sure if i say ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a default O.S when starting PC

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows, on starting it, the computer starts in Ubuntu. I would want to have the option of selecting which operating system to use.
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Installed ubuntu into a data partition and lost about 44 gb important data. Anyway to recover?

So here is a summary of what I have been doing today. Dual booted a laptop (windows 7 64 bit home & ubuntu 14.04); diferent partitions + a data partition. had to install grub manually (done ...
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Just now burned the Ubuntu disc

I have seen how you try Ubuntu before you install it. Once I install it do I have to change anything in the hard drive or do I just follow prompts to install ? If I have to set the partition size how ...
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Can't access to my drives

I can't access to my hard drive. I don't know what's happening or what does it want. I have installed two operating systems in different drives. Windows on C and Linux on X. I can't access my other ...
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Change the OS boot sequence?

I've been installed the Ubuntu 14.04 in partition of hard drive other than C: drive like E: or F: drive first, then after few days later i installed the windows 7 in C:drive. After windows ...
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Managed to install Ubuntu alongside Windows7 with Gparted; now can't get back into Windows

I hoped to make a dual-boot install of Ubuntu (from USB w/ Ubuntu 14.10-desktop-amd64.iso) next to Windows 7, but dual-boot option was not presented. I chose "something else", shrunk Windows, created ...
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Dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu with Ubuntu on mSATA SSD

I have searched the web like a maniac in order to find some answers to these questions, so please help me here... If you only now the answer to one of the questions please post that answer! So here ...
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No Grub2 boot manager window after installing Ubuntu 14.10 over Linux Mint 17

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 update 1 and I installed Linux Mint 17 trough dualboot and everything worked great so when I start my laptop I get a Grub2 bootmanager window where I can choose ...
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Grub Occasionally stops working

I have a custom built desktop, and I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. My main SSD is where Windows is installed, and I have another SSD where Windows is installed. I also have two other HDD's that are ...
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unable to install windows 7 from ubuntu

so unable to install windows 7 i used winUSB, formated the usb on ntfs the first time and fat32 the second time, i was following this How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? but i ...
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Lost ubuntu boot after Windows 8 boot [on hold]

I have just install Mint 17 64Bit along side widows 8 in a DELL inspiron desktop top PC as a dual booter. All runs well after the Mint install. When I boot up with UEFI 'unsecured boot' I have Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu boots once after boot-repair

I have had installed Ubuntu 14.10 64bit, then installed Windows-8.1 64bit. As expected, grub2 was wiped out. I came upon Boot-Repair, installed and ran it from Ubuntu live-cd. After the "repair", ...
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Grub rescue screen comes even after boot repair

I tried installing ubuntu 14.0.4 on my Sony VAIO having windows 8. As i was installing i noticed it didn't ask me question about installing alongside with windows instead it throw message like No ...