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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?

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 ...
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I have an unresponsive Ubuntu dual-boot, can I recover protected files?

I could really use your help! I have an older version of Ubuntu 14.04, that simply stopped working some time last year. I can pass the GRUB menu but the OS freezes at the purple Ubuntu loading screen. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not booting after being installed alongside Win7

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my Acer Travel Mate b113e laptop alongside Windows 7 64 bits. I've tried easyBCD with no luck - it only shows an option in a selection menu, but when I pick ...
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Fedora 21 problems after upgrade of Ubuntu to 15.04 [on hold]

I had Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 21 dual boot. After upgrading Ubuntu to 15.04 several problems occured. First GRUB didn't recognized Fedora anymore, so I needed to mount partition and then update GRUB. ...
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Improved Banking Security

I am looking at ways to tighten my PC or Mac security with regard to banking and other financial activities. One solution is to have a device (laptop, PC) that is used exclusively for those ...
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Impossible to start Windows 7 installation from usb [duplicate]

I have a hp mini 200-4200sa which had windows 7 home premium on it. Then I installed Ubuntu on all the hard disk. Now I want to reinstall Windows, and then partition my hard drive and install Ubuntu ...
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DualBoot Linux and Windows problem

I'm trying to put Ubuntu in dualboot with my pre installed windows 8. I have no experience in this area so I'm getting some problems that I can't fix: What settings should I be using in my bios ...
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Unable to see dual boot screen

I installed Ubuntu on win 8 machine and it was dual boot option and now I donot see the dual boot screen to select which OS to boot and only windows is booting up automatically. How do I fix this?
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Not able to see formated drive in ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.02 along side with windows. I have 4 partition in windows C:/Windows 7 , D:\195 GB , E:\ 210 GB Empty(for ubuntu) , G:\195 GB. I want to install Ubuntu on E:\ , ...
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Get proper boot on Grub2

This question is very similar to others one but I haven’t find a precise answer to my problem. I have one hard drive, with 4 partitions : A first system partition with window's bootloader A ...
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HardDrive Partitions to install Ubuntu together with W7

I'm going to install Ubuntu 14 on my laptop. This is now my hardrive config: C: Windows D: Music, Photos, Documents, etc I've two questions. After I get free space from D, which partitions I'll ...
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How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu 14.04 installed under Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 as primary OS. In past year I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from live USB. I don't use Wubi. Now I have to increase the partition /dev/sda6 size of Ubuntu. user:~$ df -h Filesystem ...
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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 [duplicate]

I am a Windows 8.1 user. I want to use duel boot with Ubuntu. I installed ubuntu 15.04 with something else option. Installed correctly in swap and ext4. But when I start PC its direct goes to Ubuntu. ...
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GRUB install failed in Ubuntu 14.10 installation

My Ubuntu 14.10 x64 installation exits at grub -install /dev/sda, it says error: cannot open '/boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi:Read-only file system. My computer is Lenovo-Y430p, preinstalled Windows ...
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Install latest Ubuntu in dual UEFI boot with windows 8.1 64bits [duplicate]

I have an 64bits windows 8.1 pc with UEFI and I am not able to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu 64 bits on it, it says that it doesn't support EFI. Need help pls, and I don't want to change UEFI ...
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I need help with setting up a triple-boot system using burg (windows, ubuntu, arch)

I currently have a dual-boot system with windows 8.1 and eOS freya (ubuntu based). I installed windows 8.1 first, and then installed eOS "alongside windows" during the eOS GUI installer, which had me ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 15.04 on MacBookPro7,1 with proper NVIDIA drivers

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacBookPro7,1, and have a few questions. I successfully installed Ubuntu previously, but it failed to boot eventually; there was a purple screen with a black ...
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Installing 14.04.2 on eeepc 1015PE

Good morning, I am having trouble installing Trusty Tahr on my netbook. I am attempting to achieve a dual boot configuration, my netbook came with windows 7 starter and so I am attempting to follow ...
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Problem with grub during boot (Windows 10/8.1, Ubuntu 14.10)!!!!! Only Windows Boot [duplicate]

I've a laptop with Windows 10 ( TP build: 10041 ) and ubuntu 14.10 .... when i install ubuntu, reboots Ubuntu and there is no problem, but if I try to start Windows, in the next rebot, the grub dont ...
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Is This The Right Way To Change Drives Using Terminal?

Well I am a newbie in Linux world. Everyday learning by working. I use dual booting and in one drive Windows 7 is installed and in another drive Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is installed. My first O/S was windows ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 and grub is not showing windows 7

tried grub update and boot-repair but none working. this is the link which boot repair gave me http://paste.ubuntu.com/10923998/
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Boot-Repair with Ubuntu 15.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Freya installed. I removed Freya and install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8.1. I cant run the boot-repair inside the Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Dual Boot Gone Wrong

So I tried to dual install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer that already had Windows 7. Definitely got in way over my head. First I booted Ubuntu from a flash drive. Things went smoothly during the ...
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Problem Dual Booting from grub into Windows 7

I am fairly new to linux I have a friend who is helping me out quite a bit and wanted me to come here to search for the next solution. I wiped my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 and loaded an OEM ...
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Can't Make Partition Larger 4GB [duplicate]

I am trying to setup dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.2. Right now I am using Windows 7. I have already burned the ISO file for Ubuntu onto a DVD. The problem is that I can't shrink my C ...