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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac via usb drive without erasing anything on the mac

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my mom's iMac. I'm new to these things and I don't want to erase anything on her computer, as she has many files and pictures. I installed the "preview" I guess i ...
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how to increase processing speed as well as lower laptop overheating in Ubuntu?

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I gave Ubuntu 30gb disk space. But it became slower and laptop overheating problem started within few days. Now I was thinking if I wipe out my ...
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how to get GRUB or the Windows Bootloader to load Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinammon 17.2

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2, and i can access either of these if I change boot priority in the Bios Menu, but I can't access them from the Windows Bootloader or ...
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Windows / Ubuntu dual boot problem

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my PC after already having Windows 7 and Vista on seperate partitions. I actually have multiple partitions (around 8) set up for OS's on my two internal HDDs ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.10

I had little knowledge of Ubuntu before I installed it, and I still have little knowledge of it with it installed. I'm trying to work my way around Ubuntu 14.10 and I'm in utter confusion. Nothing ...
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Newbie needs installation help

I have installed Ubuntu onto an old Dell laptop from a USB stick and chose the dual option of using Windows Xp or Ubuntu during the installation options. I then allocated about 50:50 partition drive ...
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Not detecting specific wireless network in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed along with windows 8.1. I recently changed the wireless router at my home and following changes occured: Initially Ubuntu didn't detect my wireless network and but once ...
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How can I fix the missing /NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr on Windows 8.1?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 3 partitions: /boot , / and a swap ...
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GParted won't let me edit a partition

I have this 72 GB hard disk that I installed Ubuntu 14.02 LTS 64 bit on. Now, I want to split it and leave 50 GBs for Ubuntu and install in the to-be-created partition the server version of the OS. ...
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How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
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Extremely slow OS. Swap related?

I really hope you can help me. An inexperienced sysadmin, installed Ubuntu on a new Dell Desktop, it's a pretty powerful machine, and I ran a bunch of hardware tests, and can confirm that RAM/HDD and ...
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Explain dual booting and installing on another internal hard drive?

Can somebody explain the difference between dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8, and installing ubuntu on another internal hard drive? And how you would do this? I'm a relatively new ubuntu user ...
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Resume from suspend not working and Rhythmbox loses all files on reboot

Sony vaio VGN-FW250j Intel Duo Core 64 bit system Installed Ubuntu 15.04 from amd64 ISO via UNetbootin "frugal boot" method because the DVD and USB boot method would not work, then installed from Live ...
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Install Ubuntu on logical partition - location of Grub stage1

Computer setup as follows: One SSD and one HDD. Win7 is on SSD, entire drive is single C:partition with the OS & all programs. HDD is formatted as one single extended partition containing 3 ...
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Windows running into boot loop after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have tried all the solutions available online, but no avail. I am facing a boot loop for windows OS whenever i restart the system. I installed ubuntu 3 days back and windows was working fine until ...
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Installer crashed

I have acer laptop with windows 8.1. I tried installing ubuntu 14.04 from bootable usb drive alongside windows. I changed bios settings from UEFI to LEGACY and secure boot from ENABLED to DISABLED. I ...
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Ubuntu issues on SSD and HDD, freeze at Shutdown and Restart

So, I have installed ubuntu on my SSD along with Windows 8.1. I have used three partitions for Ubuntu: swap, /, /home. All was fine until I had to shutdown or restart. It hangs/freezees every time. ...
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This computer has only 0 bytes disk space

I have acer laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I wanted to install Ubuntu in parallel. I made an Ubuntu bootable USB drive and tried to boot through that but that didn't work. Then I went into ...
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Reinstalling Windows from ubuntu

im kinda new to ubuntu stuff so i would appreciate some help with the stuff im trying to deal with. Here is my problem: I have 2 operating system, Windows 7 on partition C and Ubuntu 14 on partirion ...
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Problem with dual boot configuration. UEFI vs Legacy?

In my friends laptop previous operating system is Windows8 with UEFI boot mode. I change it UEFI to Legacy mode for Linux installation. But after Linux installation one problem occur. Windows8 boot ...
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moving ubuntu and windows partition

I wish to move my windows partition to the last drive and my Ubuntu partition to the first section of drive to make it fast. I have used windows for 6 years and i am done with it since I have found ...
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(initramfs) Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and Ubuntu, the following screen appeared: Here's snapshot of the ...
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How many and how should I set up my partitions? [on hold]

I have a 1 Tb HDD and an 8 Gb SSD. I currently have Windows 8.1 installed on the HDD (no partitions yet), and plan on installing Ubuntu 14.04. A coworker of mine mentioned that I ought to have a ...
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Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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Maintaining multiple Linux distros - boot and grub partitions

Here is my GParted view of /dev/sda The unallocated blocks were once another Ubuntu distribution - I will resize my other partitions to consume them soon. /dev/sda2 holds my Debian installation's ...
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ubuntu boot to initramfs/busybox

I have an Alienware 17 R2. I installed it with 2 SSD and 1 HDD. I have windows 8.1 and install ubuntu 14.04. The disk list is: Disk 0: HDD Vol 1: Data Disk 1: SSD Vol 2: Ubuntu Disk ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing Red Hat 6 Enterprise Linux to do Dual Boot

My biggest issue is having Ubuntu recognize RHEL as an Operating System. I initially installed RHEL first and then tried Ubuntu. When installing Ubuntu, I wouldn't get the statement that says, " we ...
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Installing GRUB2 on Intel RAID1 volume fails to boot

I've come here as a kind of last resort, hopefully someone will be able to help me. I work for a company which sells POS systems, recently we started using the HP RP5 5810 PC as the heart of our ...
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How to partition for Windows/Ubuntu dual boot on same SSD

I have a 500GB SSD in which i would like to have both Windows and Ubuntu. My plan is to have something similar to this: Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 Uefi boot an efi partition (created by windows ...
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Linux based incremental disk image

I use dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. I have a Windows NTFS drive, Linux root, Linux Home, and a shared NTFS between my Linux and windows. I have plan to take disk clone backup from both my Windows OS and ...
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Need help merging unallocated partition to primary partitions

I triple-booted and realized I did not want Mac OS X anymore. So I simply deleted it's partition. But now I am trying to move half of the unallocated to windows and half of it to Ubuntu. I am having a ...
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partition problem as installing windows 7 or 8 after ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu already installed and I want to install Windows but it says "we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one" here is my partition table tell me what is wrong Any ...
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Dual boot Win 8/Ubuntu 15.04

I have two HDD, one has my Windows 8.1 install on it. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on the second HDD by creating a UFEI bootable USB and installing it that way, there was no option to "install along side ...
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Safely move (and extend) Ubuntu Partition

So I know this question has probably been asked before but I am having trouble finding an answer specific to my problem and I really dont want to ruin my machine and have to reinstall both operating ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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Dual Boot: W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on same Drive or it's better with 2 Drives

I have 2 Drives: 500GB SSD and 512GB HDD. Currently I have installed Ubuntu on a different partition of the SSD. Windows is installed on the SSD too. And I managed to mess up my boot. Anyway, I has ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting and no partitions found after i installed ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu. I was using windows 8.1 and wanted to install ubntu 14.04lts.To do this i had 4partitions C,D(Dbase),E(Study),F(Media),I and a free space of 26GB.By using universalusb installer,i ...
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Cursor is not moving in my ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot system)

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 using wubi software. During booting when I click on ubuntu, I can't see my user account, instead it is asking for password for Guest account. and ...
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Incredibly slow boot time with ssd [on hold]

I got a 120 gb Adata SSD about a month ago. I gave it a clean Ubuntu install and its average boot time was about 8 seconds from post. After a week of a stable OS, I attempted to dual boot with Kali ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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How to choose which OS to start in dual boot with Touch Screen and no physical keyboard?

I (now) own an HP Slate 2(b2a28ut) which it's a fancy piece of technological art. It does look like a tablet itself and it acts like an Android Tablet because of its Capacitive Touch Screen, but it is ...
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Grub menu not showing after installing ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with windows

I have a lenovo g50-80 windows 8.1 is preinstalled in uefi mode. I changed the mode to legacy mode then installed ubuntu 15.04. but even after installing it boot menu was not coming. Then I changed ...
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grub2 not working, showing purple screen after selecting ubuntu or windows

grub2 wont boot anytithing, it just shows purple screen after i select windows or ubuntu but when i install grub legacy ubuntu works perfectly but i cant add windows 8 to grub legacy. Any help is ...
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Can't Boot Ubuntu 14.04 after software updates

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 into my per-installed windows 8 computer and uses dual-booting for a wile with out any problem. Three days ago Ubuntu flagged me with some software updates and I let to ...
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Can't Dual Boot into Windows 7 after Intalling Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

Usually before I load into an OS, I get the option menu to select Windows 7 or Recovery mode(I have thinkpadx220); Then I used Unetbootin, which appeared as the third option. After installing Ubuntu ...