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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...
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No linux bootable USB's loading

First I decided on Linux Mint 17.2, created a bootable USB with pendrivelinux and away I went. The mint logo came up, i chose to run mint, and then, my monitor went all blocky and showed part of my ...
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Can't get Ubuntu to dual boot with windows 8.1

I've been trying for a few days to get this to work but I can't get both Ubuntu 14.04.2 to dual boot with Windows 8.1. These are the steps I followed: Install Windows and during installation I ...
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Should I continue dual-booting?

I'm running Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm thinking of uninstalling Windows but I want to have a feel of Windows 10 first. I thought of using Ubuntu and running a virtual machine for windows, ...
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Grub does not install, setting up dualboot 14.04 with Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15, 1Tb HDD and 8Gb SSD, with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I have been trying for an embarrassing amount of time to set up dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04. I have gone through these ...
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Mount the EFI volume on a Sony VIAO Tap 20 running Windows 8.1

First time installer of Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu as dual-boot system onto a Sony VIAO Tap 20 running Windows 8.1. When the computer reboots, GRUB2 does not appear: the computer launches ...
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Does upgrading Ubuntu 10.04 will affect Windows 7? [on hold]

I have a dual-boot computer, which I want to upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 (using the update manager) to another version. Does it will affect the other operative system (Windows 7) and its data?
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Problem installing ubuntu 15.04 to Dell Inspiron 3421 [duplicate]

I was trying to install ubuntu 15.04 to run along side with my windows 8.1 laptop. I saw this video in youtube where he just install poweriso and then just double clicked wubi.exe. I have tried it but ...
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Dual Boot Without USB or DVD with Windows 8.1

Hi wonderful people of the Ubuntu community. I'm aware that this may be a duplicate but I can't seem to find an answers when other people have asked similar questions to me. I have Windows 8.1 and ...
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My machine runs Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 and I want to separately run Ubuntu from an external encrypted hard drive

I need to create an isolated setup, without knowing too much about how that might be achieved by other more technical means. This setup never goes online (the wireless adapter is unplugged) and ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on Dell Inspiron 1525

can i install ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my Dell inspiron 1525 with pre installed windows xp on it. Will there be any driver issue?
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Separating dual booting systems from one hard disk to different hard disks

Due to my recent hardware upgrade I'm planning to separate the two dual booting operating systems that I have (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7), onto two different hard disks from the partitions on which ...
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Not able to make Windows as a default OS in GRUB2

This is how my grub.cfg looks like: 1 # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update 2 # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. 3 # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: 4 ...
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ChrUbuntu: CTRL+L won't boot Ubuntu?

I heard ChrUbuntu posts perhaps aren't allowed on here? Not sure, it's Ubuntu still anyway, so I guess I'll try. I followed this guide, but it quite simply won't work. At the dev boot screen, only ...
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Install full partition of Ubuntu on Chromebook(removing Chrome OS fully?)

Are there any guides on how to do this specifically? I do not wish to dual-boot, I only want it to run ubuntu. I have looked at several guides but I am unsure of which to follow - most seem to do the ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot: grub does not appear

First time installing Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here, with the difference that: I had already used Windows to create 3 partitions for Ubuntu. This line in step 7 did not work: sudo ...
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kubuntu / Windows xp partition- want to upgrade to windows 7 but keep kbuntu

I have dual boot: Windows XP and Kubuntu. I want to upgrade to windows 7 but naturally want to keep Kubuntu. If i do a clean installation of windows 7 will that delete the Kubuntu partitions on my HD ...
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Grub with Multiple Operating Systems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a 10 year old desktop simply as something to do, and with an extra hard drive lying around, I decided to install Turnkey Linux Fileserver solely on the second ...
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cant mount ntfs partitions as read / write, “hibernate” error, I have turned off hybrid boot [duplicate]

I would like to access my windows partition from ubuntu, however, when I attempt to mount it, nautilus gives me the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/jacob/TABBY:LOCAL: Command-line ...
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How to keep from having installations/memory wiped after every reboot and shut down?

I installed Ubuntu on my Win7 64bit computer such that it would have a dual boot with Windows 7 at the grub screen. I used a disk to do so. I have been using Linux/Ubuntu the last two days to do some ...
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Regarding installation error

After downloading Ubuntu 14.10 i tried to install it by shrinking the volume and Dual Booting it with Windows 8. I got error message saying INVALID KERNEL IMAGE or INVALID BOOT OPTION Please help ...
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new Ubuntu installation to non raid disk using existing raid0

I am trying to install a new Ubuntu partition in dual boot with Windows 7 Home Basic. I have Windows running on a raid0 on my SSD and I have a separate HDD that's not part of the RAID and works as ...
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Can I install a program on a different partition than Ubuntu?

I've just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition with Windows Vista on the other side. I'm wondering if I can use space on the Windows partition for programs in Ubuntu?
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Booting a Sony Vaio computer running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu from a USB drive

I have Sony VAIO Tap 20 with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on it, but I am failing right from the beginning. I cannot get Ubuntu to launch. One particularity is that ...
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Why does my wifi keep disconnecting in Ubuntu 15.04

so I am very new to Linux in general, and I have just dual booted my computer with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1. For some reason the Wifi in Ubuntu will work for about 5 minutes and then disconnect, ...
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Boot problems after gparted-live and boot-repair

I removed Windows 8 using gparted Live CD and used the resulting unallocated space to enlarge my ubuntu partitions. After doing it, the dual boot grub I had was useless so I ran boot-repair from a ...
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Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)?

Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)? I am familiar of fast boot being disabled during installation of Ubuntu. Does that mean Windows will always boot ...
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First installation like a breeze - reinstallation nothing but woes

I own a MSI GS60 that has Intel Graphics and an nVidia GTX 860M graphic cards, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it without any problems. I totally loved it. Then I had the idea ...
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How can I dual boot the Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 with a trick?

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 2 partitions: / and a swap partition. ...
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SLOW system on HIGH-END Custom PC

Bought a fresh HD for Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 setup. Both OS on different HD's. Ubuntu HD is SATA 6 GB/s, Windows HD is SSD. Windows is on SATA 1 and Ubuntu is on SATA 4 slot. Basic system info: ...
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Partition merge

Can anyone help me reagrding this? I have a similar kind of partition as shown in the below format. [7.7 GB New volume: D (Logical drive)][7.8 GB System drive][C: Drive 200GB][715 GB New volume: E ...
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How to access UBUNTU from USB HDD

DISCLAIMER: I am very new to UBUNTU and Linux in general! I have installed UBUNTU on my external HDD. My computer has Win 8.1 on its HDD. What I want is to get the GRUB screen at bootup asking for ...
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Error While Use Wubi to Install Ubuntu Within Ms Windows 7

Please help me, I've tried all I know, and I was searching on Google and I still can't solve this problem. While I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 within Ms Windows 7 with Wubi, it always failed, even I ...
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Having trouble with 32 bit install

I'm having trouble with the 32-bit of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've tried to install it with Wubi to dual-boot with Windows Vista but it's just not working. The few times I've tried the install fails or it ...
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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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Does Installation size of Ubuntu matters in the case of performance?

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

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 [duplicate]

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 ...