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Can I stream media from a Windows partition?

I have Windows 7 installed on my desktop. I have 2 hard drives. My operating system is on one and the other is media storage (NTFS). My family regularly streams media (using PLEX) to multiple devices ...
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Elementary OS Dualboot eror [on hold]

I am currently using win 8.1 and I wanted to try elementary OS but I couldn't manage. I keep getting this error Notes: secure boot disabled , I tried iso on virtual box it works perfectly , and it ...
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ubuntu 12.4 dualboot installation problem

I have a little problem. I want to install ubuntu with win7. When I start wubi, this is picture that I see. If I try option full instalation ("Probna i puna instalacija" on Serbian), I see the second ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB HDD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive from my USB stick. So I went through a few similar questions on the website. However, I have a few special requirements. I don't want any changes ...
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bootup problem with windows8.1

I installed windows8.1 on my new laptop after that i installed ubuntu12.04 as dual OS . now i am able to use only ubuntu, windows is not booting. how can i get my windows back to use as dual OS. Both ...
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Extra partition format for storage only in Ubuntu/kali dual boot environment

I'm setting up a system for dual boot Kali & Ubuntu on a single hard drive. I was going to use ext4 for Kali & ubuntu.. My question is which format do I use for the third partition where I ...
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Flashing cursor on system boot

today I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu using a usb stick. I had Windows 7 running normally when I installed Ubuntu. I created a primary-swap and logical-ext4 ( / ) partitions for ...
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Add new OS to GRUB2 with Ubuntu

After removing windows from my computer, I decided to have a dual boot Ubuntu-FreeBSD, I installed then FreeBSD who created his partition in the free space of my computer. The problem is that after ...
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Upgrading 12.04. un ancient mac book ('07)?

I just succeeded to install 12.04 alongside OSX 10.5.8 on an old MacBook. It was a very long & winding road. At some point, I also tried to install 12.10, without success at all., stuck at tux ...
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my mousepad stops working while trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows installed laptop

i am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows installed lenovo laptop.but i cant see my mouse pointer and this prevents me from installation.i gave a try for the arrow keys and after pressing ...
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Ubuntu grub not showing. Oprating System not found

I had a dual boot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10) sony vaio corei3 from 4 years till now. Usually I was working in windows and one week ago I had a fresh Ubuntu 14.10 installation. Last night I updated ...
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booting problem with windows8.1 and ubuntu12.04

I installed windows8.1 on my new laptop after that i installed ubuntu12.04 as dual OS . now i am able to use only ubuntu, windows is not booting. how can i get my windows back to use as dual OS. Both ...
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ubuntu download to bootable dvd

Revised. Bootable Ubuntu disk turns out to be an icon and or files. No disk image iso or OS...drivers? Now, testing I Unhatched two hard disks.. and FEDORA still gives me a boot up screen from the ...
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Ubuntu keeps asking for Wifi password

I've recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu (64 bit), alongside my Windows 8 dual booted machine. The problem I'm having is trying to connect to my school network, the school uses a username ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [on hold]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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This computer currently has no detected operating systems (no UEFI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a laptop with Windows 8.1, but after launching from a USB, I obtain the message “This computer currently has no detected operating systems”. I’ve seen a lot of similar ...
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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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GRUB Won't load after instaling Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 3537

I bought this laptop from Amazon, which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 with a Windows 7 OS. It DID have Windows 8 before it, the company which was the supplier obviously changed the operating system. I ...
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Running Ubuntu from a external hard drive?

I currently have a chrome book that I would like to run Unbuntu with for some extra functionality. I would like to also have the option to use Chrome OS as well. I was wondering if I could load Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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Trouble after first boot GRUB in command line [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my PC. Alongside windows 8. After the install, I restarted my PC. And booted into Ubuntu and met GRUB. I don’t know how to get to Ubuntu from there.
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creating a bootable partition that's recognized as a flash drive

currently I am running windows 7 but I have run different versions of Ubuntu in the past. I am looking to get back into running this fantastic OS with macbuntu, it looks nice and runs well in virtual ...
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Long Term Experience with Dual-Boot [on hold]

Currently, I am thinking about setting up a Dual-Boot Environment on my Thinkpad T410. I have a 240GB SSD and a 500GB HDD (Ultrabay). I want to split the SSD and install Windows/Ubuntu. The 500GB HDD ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8 in legacy mode

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04(32 bit) along with windows 8 pro(32 bit). My lenovo laptop came with UEFI mode enabled but I disabled it and enabled legacy mode. My laptop now boots in legacy mode ...
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How to make changes in bootloader?

Hi I have an assignment to complete and my teacher has asked me to make changes in my boot-loader so that when my system boots there is an option of "Welcome Sarah". I have dual boot set up in my ...
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Will COMODO anti virus cover both OS in a duel boot

I have COMODO installed on the XP side of a duel boot with 12.04. I see partial answer in one posting, but my question was not entirely answered. When a scan is done on the windows partition, does it ...
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wn-block (0 , 0) call trace install

I have big trouble with my PC. i have dual booth ubuntu and windows 7. When i'm recovery my windows 7, i got grub rescue boot. When i boot from USB which contains Ubuntu operating system, i am seeing ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu without touching windows installed on another drive?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my 250GB SDD. I still have my 1TB HDD with an older version of Windows 8.1 and files that I use (like Documents and Games), the 1TB HDD is basically just a files ...
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Can't boot to ubuntu (14.10) on a Lenovo y50-70

I own a Lenovo y50-70 with 8gb of RAM and 2gb of vram. Windows install recently got corrupted (I think it was the boot files), and I can't access the OS. I was going to boot into Linux using an ...
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Cant boot to Kali linux [on hold]

I have installed the operating system successfully on my laptop that has Win 8.1 pre-installed. (With this guide) After restarting the computer, windows 8.1 loaded instead of grub bootloader, so I ...
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“group descriptors corrupted” after resize of partition was interrupted. How to fix it in a short time

I was running a resize of an ext4 partition, using gparted. Accidentally it was interrupted because the system restarted. Since that moment I cannot mount my partition anymore, dmesg|grep sda says ...
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Installing Ubuntu 1st Time, Fatal Error with Grub

I am new to Linux and this is my first time trying to install Ubuntu. Six hours in, and I have not yet succeeded. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a ...
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Dual Boot Linux Alongside Windows 8.1 Error

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10490998/ If anyone could please read this error report and walk me through on how to fix this it would be very much appreciated! Thank you!
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How to change the default os [duplicate]

I am using Kubuntu 14.04. I want to change default OS from Kubuntu to windows 8.1 I want information about Kubuntu only I searched and find out for Ubuntu not for Kubuntu
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot on Dell XPS 15 9530

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530, and I have a few questions. What I've done so far: Deactivated acceleration in Intel Rapid Storage Technology Disabled Intel Rapid Start ...
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I want to open the local disk of Windows in dual-boot but I can't open it [duplicate]

I have this problem when I want to open the local disk of Windows: Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/armo/Disque local: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Lost data because of Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Amd-64 [duplicate]

First I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 32Bit as dual boot with Windows 8. After That I replaced it with Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit in my Sony VAIO SVE15137CNW System. While installation my BIOS is set to in ...
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Unable to install UBUNTU 14.04 or other OS

I'm new to this forum. I have an 8 years old HTPC with windows XP SP3 running with no problems. Some months ago I decided to move to another OS and then the problems begun. I have been UNABLE to ...
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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 8 partway though a update [on hold]

really new to this and obviously made a stupid mistake.. I'm on a laptop and decided to install ubuntu after reading about it. I continue to do so and it installs fine and works but now when I try and ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after modifying GRUB entries

Ubuntu was working fine until I followed this answer in order to boot Windows 8 without having to go into BIOS and enable the secure boot control option. Now it just hangs on a purple screen after I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer E3-112 laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Acer E11 laptop (model E3-112). The installation was successful. However I cannot boot Ubuntu. It directly boots to windows and does not even shows Grub. ...
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Windows partition detection problem when installing Ubuntu

sfdisk –l –uM WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util sfdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 60801 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track ...
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Ubuntu does not load after successfull installation

I have Windows installed on my pc on partition (C), then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition. After the installation process finished successfully, Ubuntu asked to restart. Unfortunately, ...
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upgrate to yosemite than upgrade from refit to refind

I had Mac OS X 10.8, Linux and Windows XP triple boot in refit. I upgraded to OS X Yosemite. The refit screen disappeared. I used command cd /efi/refit ./enable.sh Then refit screen comes but ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 on separate physical drives and dual-boot?

I have a PC with an OEM install of Win 8 updated to 8.1. It has 3 physical hard drives in it. The drive where Windows is installed has a LOT of partitions on it already. Can I install Ubuntu on a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system boots to black screen[using ati radeon hd 7340 video card]

So this is my third time installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8.1 system and my first time having any issues. Installation seemed to go fine but after the system restarted and tried to boot Ubuntu, it shows ...
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Need help installing windows after ubuntu [duplicate]

We Installed Windows XP on Acer aspire one and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit as dual-boot. we are unable to set up dual-boot and ended up wiping the whole HDD at the end. We managed to ...
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Can anyone suggest a detailed installation process for Ubuntu on Windows 8.2?

I have never used Linux based OS and looking forward to use Ubuntu. I want guidance on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.2 as dual boot?
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Debian Wheezy ISO install breaks boot for Ubuntu distros

I installed a new Wheezy from an ISO flash drive. All seemed to go well, until I tried to reboot. Wheezy had dropped my password, so I couldn't open it up, and my two Ubuntu installations (I believe ...