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Installation Error - The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14 LTS on my external 1TB HDD, but I'm getting an error when I press "Install Now". Error Message My Partitions (Don't have enough reputation to post images) These are ...
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touchpad not working in ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted pc)

My pc (Toshiba Satellite) is dual booted with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Last week it didn't boot ubuntu and the touchpad stopped working. However I solved the booting problems (It now boots both ...
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Is it possible to retrieve the mentioned drives?

My wife tried to install ubuntu as dual with windows and she ended up with this link http://paste.ubuntu.com/11416559/ , you can clearly see that there are 2 Microsoft drives inside sda1. The question ...
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boot ubuntu black screen

I'd like to ask you guys before I install Ubuntu in addition to my Win OS. I have this setup: Win7 64bit Core i7-3520M 8GbRAM, AMD Radeon HD7570M. Booting from USB I get the black screen and none of ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't really need my 14.04 Ubuntu so I deleted the partition of it with an Ubuntu Live CD. Since grub was ...
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How to find file on random partions then mount that partition

Im trying to write a batch script that will find a specific file (EX .homemnt) on a random partion then mount that partition to what ever location I want (EX /home).. Added notes: Will be used on ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Second Hard Drive

I have 2 1tb hard drives on my computer with Windows 8 on the first hard drive and nothing on the other. I want to install Ubuntu 14 on the second hard drive. I've looked up some guides and they all ...
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Will updating the BIOS remove my Ubuntu EFI entry?

I have an HP ProBook G1 with Windows 8.1 OEM on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dualboot. This laptop has a BIOS that makes it difficult to change the default boot loader called at hardware ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried with Boot-Repair also, Unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried stuff everything, but unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Acronis Extended Capacity Disk

I have a Western Digital Black 4 TB Hard Drive in my PC running Windows 8.1. To get past my PC's 2 TB limit I have used Acronis Extended Capacity Manager to gain access to hard drive space beyond the ...
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Which partition to install Ubuntu in so as not to erase/make more bad things happen to Windows?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, but not within Windows. I want to use Grub as the bootloader instead of the Windows MBR. I was installing off the liveDVD for 15.04, the amd64 version. ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu

I had Windows installed on an NTFS partition. I freed a partition and installed Ubuntu successfully on it. I booted to Ubuntu once but after I restarted, I wasn't able to boot into it again and all I ...
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I cant modify file on Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

I've my pc with windows XP SP3 installed, i am newbie with linux and just want to try Ubuntu, then i installed Ubuntu 12.04 using live USB, i clicked "Install ubuntu alongside Windows XP" the ...
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Since the update to 15.04, my dual-boot Dell XPS can't use WiFi

Since the update to 15.04, my dual-boot Dell XPS can't use my Wifi network. It can't even update itself now. Network is fine when I boot to Windows. When I reboot to Ubuntu, I can see both of my two ...
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Side by side install option is not there [on hold]

I am not getting the option to dual boot or install backtrack 5 side by side with windows in windows 8.1. What should I do please help
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Dualboot eror with Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hy! I want to dualboot with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 7, I already have Windows installed. When I try to install Ubuntu, it isn't as superuser, is Security and I can't install alongsize Windows. What I ...
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Booting OS of Ubuntu 1.1.20.0-8ubuntu1

I have a problem in booting version 2.00-13ubuntu3 moving to recovery mode, it requires me to fill the initramfs using built-in-commands which i dont know how to add them. Help me
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu?(Ubuntu preinstalled) SSD & HDD System76 laptop

I have a system76 laptop (Kudu Professional). It has an i7 core w/ 8gb of RAM. There are two drives: a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. The Kudu came with Ubuntu pre-installed(version 15.04). I looked ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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Mac OS X, Ubuntu dual installed incorrectly; what is the preferred way to go back and try again?

I thought I had installed rEFInd Boot Manager correctly, partitioned my Mac HD to reserve 30GB for Ubuntu, and when I rebooted my computer, I could chose between operating systems. Unfortunately, ...
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Install ubuntu on a Motherboard ASUS H81M-C

This kind of motherboards use the new UEFI BIOS. In the user guide says that it has support to the operating systems Windows 8/ Windows 7, but I need to install Ubuntu 15.04 so my question is if I can ...
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boot problems after upgrading to OSX 10.10 yosemite

I dual boot OSX and ubuntu. After upgrading osx to 10.10 yosemite I can no longer boot linux. I had no problem installing refind so that ubuntu is visible, and choosable. The problem is that booting ...
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Old school Multiboot question - Booting from USB to a installed drive with linux installed on it?

First off - feel free to laugh or shout about this, but please do it in private. Years ago when I was first using Linux and windows together, we used used a floppy disk to hold a boot manager ...
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...
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What to do when I suddenly get an “attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0” error,and ubuntu 14.04 was working just fine the last night?

This morning when i turned on my laptop, it showed this error Error:attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_ I immediately shut down my laptop and ...
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How do I fix boot problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1?

I installed Ubuntu 14.4 (64bit) alongside the pre-installed windows 8.1 (64bit) on my laptop Dell Inspiron 7548 around 1 month ago (UEFI partition). For this purpose I used liveUSB according to ...
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PC boots straight to Windows [duplicate]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows. For a few days now I have the problem that when I boot, the computer boots straight to Windows. I already changed the BIOS boot device to the Ubuntu HDD, but no ...
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How to reuse a drive in which windows was installed before

I was using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. I just uninstalled windows completely. Windows was in sda2 (type:ext3). Now I can't use this drive (it's empty and not writeable). How I can use ...
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Windows has not been removed from dual boot

I have removed windows 8.1 from dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 following this tutorial . I used the OS uninstaller as described in that tutorial. But still when i boot PC, I see that windows has not been ...
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How to resize Linux partiton to other end of partition?

This must be a common question but I don't know how to phrase it to find the answer. Background: I have recently got a new laptop, it came with win8, and immediately after removing a ton of ...
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Setup or uninstall plop

Plop does nothing after starting. I installed plop and it worked correctly a few times, but now plop will not let me even move the highlighted choice. I cannot select it. The screen stays completely ...
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UEFI Dual boot not recognizing windows 7 partition? [duplicate]

Been messing around with Ubuntu, I actually installed it as my only OS but since my graphics card(AMD) kinda sucks on linux(For gaming purposes) - I have to have a windows partition. However, ...
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ubuntu not working

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, mid 2009) with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. At first I wanted a dual boot... I have tried: -live disc boot with ubutnu 14.10 -Newly burned 14.10 & 15.04 as well -ubuntu ...
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How to recover my windows without losing any user data/programs?

Dual booted Ubuntu on my Windows 7 using UNetbootin (mounted hard drive): It all started when I forced shutdown my hp pavilion dv6. Windows failed to boot with momentary blue screen. I then logged ...
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How to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I replaced my CD/DVD with a 2nd HDD using an HDD/SSD IDE to SATA adapter rack. I would like to know if i can have these configuration: Windows 8.1 licensed on first hardisk Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the ...
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Dual Booting ubuntu 15.04 alongside genuine windows 8.1

I have an HP Envy 15 K005tx laptop.I tried to install ubuntu 15.04 on my windows 8.1 laptop.Sometimes it opens but most of the times it crashes.Thus i want to remove the current ubuntu and reinstall ...
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Dual boot windows 8 with UBUNTU on Dell Inspiron 3543

Recently I have purchased a Dell Inspiron 3000 series laptop(Model: Inspiron 3543) with Win 8.1 preloaded. I want to install UBUNTU in dual boot mode with Win8. Kindly guide me how to go about? Please ...
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Creating a shared data partition with Windows or Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavillion laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hard drive for a dual boot, and I am thinking about creating a shared partition accessible through ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from External HDD

My laptop has Windows 8.1 64-bit and since I have few space on my SSD, I wanted to install ubuntu in an external HDD. From the UEFI settings I disabled the safety boot, fast boot and so on, and I set ...
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Ubuntu wont boot from live cd. “chkdsk”?

I am not tech savvy so I don't understand why it wont boot. It says something about using "chkdsk". I searched for chkdsk and the program appeared but then went away. The error message it said was: ...
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Installation Error alongside windows

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit desktop alongside windows. Initially I run the set up file and completed my basic installation I restarted my machine. Ubuntu OS loaded When it was ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have dualbooted with ubuntu and windows 7 but lately when i upgraded my ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 i am not able to boot. When i try to go in ubuntu it starts loading normally then all this ...
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Dual booting windows/ubuntu not showing windows

I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and tried to install Ubuntu 14.04. When I restart my computer, grub only shows Ubuntu, so I think I may have accidentally deleted Windows in the process. I ran ...
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How can I boot into Arch Linux using initramfs, in Ubuntu's grub?

I have two hard drives, with two corresponding Grubs. One is from Arch Linux, and the other is from Ubuntu. Using Arch's grub, I can boot into either distribution. However, using Ubuntu's grub, I can ...
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How do I move empty space on hard drive

I have a 500GB hard drive, internal, and it is split as follows: Partition Type Mount Point Size Used Flags 1. /dev/sda1 ntfs /media/BackupHD 433.55GiB 408.76 boot 2. ...
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ubuntu beginner install on windows

new to the ubuntu world, so i would appreciate a little leniency with regards to my lack of knowledge or technical terms.... i currently have a windows 7 pc with 4 harddrives, 120gb internal ssd with ...
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Black Screen on boot Ubuntu 15.04 - Nothings working

None of the solutions this thread have worked: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm dual booted on a windows computer using an nvidia card. This isn't a fresh ...
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Nvidia geForce 7100 driver problem Ubuntu 14.04

i dual booted my PC with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and there is a graphic card Nvidia GeForce 7100 installed on it. However i am getting some problems while using Ubuntu. First the system ...