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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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How to add Windows 7 to grub menu

I have netbook with Windows 7 on the first partition (no 100 mb partition) and a second partition with Ubuntu 14.04 installed from pen drive. The boot manager grub I installed selecting the whole ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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How do I get clean boot after fresh side by side install?

I was running Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) OS on my Dell Dimension 9100. I attempted to load (side by side) Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop. The install appeared to work properly into a 19 GB partition. When ...
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Unable to install ubuntu on asus k53sm

I'm using an Asus K53sm laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed on it. I want to install Ubuntu on it as a dual boot, on a different partition. The problem is that the Ubuntu installer is unable to ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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How do I fix a COM32 Error?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu and it is a great operating system, don't get me wrong, but I want Windows 7. I saw that I can install it to a separate partition and I made the partition, but, ...
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Adding Win7 to Ubuntu through Ubuntu dual booting

I really need some step by step help here. I know I need to change the partitions of ubuntu to add my win7 boot up here. However, I have not been able to get this to work right. Problematic in that ...
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Installing Ubuntu14.01 on virtualbox Erase disk?

I'm currently running windows8.1 and wish to install Ubuntu14.01 on VirtualBox. Upon the "Installation type" screen it gives me the option to: 1) Erase disk and install Ubuntu [Warning: this will ...
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Is there a good video for learning how to dual boot ubuntu and OS X

I am having trouble dual booting ubuntu and OS X with the written instructions. I was wondering if there was a good installation video that would guide me through the steps?
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Yoga 2 13 (Not Pro) 'Bricked' WiFi

Stop! This isn't a duplicate - but it may also not be completely Ubuntu As described https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Yoga-2-13-not-Pro-Linux-Warning/td-p/1491698 , trying to install ...
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What partitions can I share between different flavors of Ubuntu

I want to play with some of the different flavors of Ubuntu, i.e. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. I know I can share /home. However, can I share /usr, /boot, or even /bin and /var. So that all ...
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how to encrypt a dual booted Ubuntu and win7 system

I am very new to Linux and I wanted to encrypt my newly installed Ubuntu system. Only issue is that I have a dual booted system with Win7, and when I tried to install the Ubuntu alongside with win7 it ...
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Grub Disappearing Everytime i reboot

This started happening few days back. Everytime i restart my laptop, i get "Operating System Not found error". Used Boot-Repair Many times to reinstall Grub. But this keeps happening again. Attaching ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and encrypted Windows 7

I have a work laptop with Windows 7 installed using Check Point Full Disk Encryption. The HDD was dying, so I installed a larger SSD and copied the contents of the old HDD over to it using dd. So far ...
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No sound from external speakers and partial sound from headphones, dual boot. windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 installed recently both my external speakers do not work and headphones partially work when running Ubuntu or windows. They used to work well but all of a sudden I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 will not boot after installing alongside windows 7

Initially, after the installation, i was only able to boot into windows 7 as normal. I installed Easybcd and put in the relevant info etc but it still will not boot into ubuntu... i have tried all ...
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How to install windows 7 after install ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I just intalled ubuntu 14.04 now i need to install window 7 with dual boot. Is this possible to install windows 7 with dual boot in ubutu. how can i do this?
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install win7 in already having ubuntu 13.04 to a dual boot system

I have hp g6 2309-tu notebook. I am working with Ubuntu 13.04 since 2 years on this machine but now I want to have Windows 7 without affecting this Ubuntu 13.04 configuration to make it dual boot. I ...
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upgrading to ubuntu 14.04, edit grub.cfg ro to rw everywhere?

I was upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and was having this exact Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1 problem. I have been able to start my system ...
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Ubuntu can't read hard drive after booting in windows 8

I have a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows 8 system. My secondary hard drive I keep all my data, and I booted into windows, changed one file, shut down, booted back into Ubuntu, and now I can't access ...
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Is there anything special I would need to do to install 12.04 alongside 14.10?

I have 14.10 installed on my laptop. I want to install 12.04 as well on a small partition just in case something happens to the 14.10 I'll still have a working computer. Is there anything special I ...
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No such device grub rescue, tried many solution

I have tried to bootrepair, which gave me error this: sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda1 grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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GRUB see LVM disk with Kubuntu only after enter to BIOS

I have a boot problem. I've installed Kubuntu 13.10 from a standard image file (using the standard installer) without manual partitioning. During the set-up process I chose the option "Setup on ...
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Replacing (not upgrading) Ubuntu 12.04.5 with 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a new laptop. I have dual booted it with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu by installing Ubuntu 12.04.5. I don't have any data on the Ubuntu side and can format it. I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04.5 ...
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Dual Boot WIn8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 messed up with easyBCD

So i successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my preinstalled win 8.1. But then i tried messing with easyBCD 2.2. So after choosing easyBCD option to restore everything to default settings i ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.10 supported with Windows 8.1 preinstalled? [duplicate]

I have tried many times to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my Notebook of FUJITSU LIFEBOOK UH55/M.But it's always turned out something to be wrong, and it's just the Boot questions. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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No option to boot windows after installing ubuntu

I already have windows installed and I just installed Ubuntu and I was expecting that it will ask me which OS to boot after startup but it didn't. I refer the link but didn't work Windows 7 not ...
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Ubuntu/ElementaryOS doesn't detect Windows

I tried to install Windows on my previous partitioning table made with Ubuntu 14.04.1, but it said that is of GPT partitioning(or something like that, I am still trying to figure out what that means). ...
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Windows 8 dual-boot: bootloader problem (grub)

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, on separate hard disks. I have installed the Grub bootloader using the Boot-Repair tool; however, it seems that whenever I boot ...
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rEFInd bootloader not loading by default

I'm in the process of hacking my Surface Pro 3 with Ubuntu. The Surface is a UEFI x64 system that uses Secure Boot. At this point I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows, booting through GRUB2 with ...
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file (no USB, DVD)?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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LUbuntu OS and the drive on which it was installed both MISSING!

I have 2 hard drives on my machine. One 500GB(master drive) and one 40GB(slave drive). I originally had Windows 7 installed on my first drive(i.e. 500GB drive). I am planning to install LUbuntu ...
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ubuntu 14.10 usb boot error

i have downloaded iso file of ubuntu 14.10 32 bit on my windows 7 system for a dual boot. extracted it on my usb drive. i have made partition correctly on f drive so that it will get it installed ...
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System is running in low graphics coupled with BSOD (Dual Boot)

I had a nicely working dual boot until I shut down my laptop yesterday. Today, when I booted it up, I got this error on my Ubuntu: I tried changing my display manager to gdm. It got worse, I ...
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Return Chromium OS install to Ubuntu?

I'm new to this site (though I've lurked and used a lot of answers on here before) and I have a question that no amount of Googling around seems to be able to answer. So, I recently installed ...
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After Dual-Boot, Starting Ubuntu Ends At Purple Screen

I recently dual-booted my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. However, every time I try to start Ubuntu from Grub, it ends at a purple screen and the fan kicks on high. This is also the case when ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after installed the Ubuntu [on hold]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with p reinstalled Windows 8.1 in a UEFI mode, after that my laptop directly boots into Ubuntu. Then, I changed the BIOS settings and logged into Windows 8.1, installed ...
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Already dual booting windows and ubuntu but want to install latest ubuntu on another hard drive

so currently I'm already dual booting windows and ubuntu. I've bought a new hard drive where I want to install the latest ubuntu but I want to keep my current setup whilst I make the transition to my ...
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Problems with installing 'along side' or 'something else' [on hold]

I have been having problems installing Ubuntu. I have a PC with an SSD 60GB for Ubuntu and a 500GB HD split into 3 partitions for (i) WIndows 120GB (ii) /home and (iii) 8GB for /swap. When I ...
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grub doesn't work after dual booting win 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 lts

Just installed win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 lts But the grub doesn't show at all When booting.... Also Nothing happens When I press during the booting process. It just loads the Ubuntu as default
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(Boot Problem) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

So I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message (in the title) came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It ...
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Elementary os installation failure [closed]

i've been trying for a few hours now and i still cannot find out why I cannot install elementary os. Every time i try to install elementary os I get "the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into ...
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How can I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 without affecting Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my PC. I want to remove Windows 7 and install Windows 8, without removing Ubuntu. I know that a fresh install of Windows usually completely removes any ...
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Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I know that this question is asked a lot already, but i want to ask on more detail. I got a notebook which has 1 Solid-state Drive and 1 Hard-drive I got Ubuntu on Solid-state Drive. Can I install ...
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VHD Native Boot via windows 8 boot loader

ok so ive just finished my last class for the semester and in the next few days after my certification test i plan to reformat my pc. i will be installing windows 8 via a .VHD native boot. i will be ...
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Default Grub2 entry doesn't point lastest kernel version + “selinuxfs mount failed” boot error: how to repair?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in multi-boot with linux (Mandriva 2011/Grub Legacy). First it seemed to work. But on my first update in Ubuntu, I was "strongly adviced" by the system to update grub and got ...
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Which partition should I sacrifice for Ubuntu? :) (no more then 4 primary partitions problem) [on hold]

As You know i can have only 4 primary partitions, but I need one more for Ubuntu. With one should I sacrifice. I think that one 1, 3 and 4 could be important files (especially on 1 - boot system ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a Vista machine?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Vista machine. I would really love to have my machine back to just Windows. I tried using the Recovery cd (well, okay, it wasn't the cd it was the Recovery Image on ...
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Lubuntu, rEFInd and Windows 8 Bootloader

I have a VAIO and I installed Lubuntu in UEFI mode. The VAIO also comes up with Windows 8.1 The next thing I know, the VAIO only boot into Windows 8. Every time I try the Boot into another OS option ...