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Increase Ubuntu 16.04 partition

I few weeks ago I gave a try to Ubuntu 16.04, I installed it alongside Windows with about 20GB of storage. However, now I'm running out of space, can't get rid of Windows and I'm very new in this. ...
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Dual boot Lubuntu install not going well. (on old P4 w/ xp)

Have an unallocated partition, (Youtube vid), Have the 16.04iso on usb. Several different versions all crashed, or just didn't load from the usb. Can't write code, so if it's not fully auto-install, ...
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Fix GRUB for Ubuntu Installed on XFS Filesystem After Installing Windows 10

I have a triple boot with Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, and Windows 10. The 16.04 installation is on an XFS file system. After installing Windows 10 and running boot-repair from an Ubuntu 16.04 live ...
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Ubuntu freezes a lot

I installed Ubuntu 16 a couple of days ago in dual boot and it worked great but it keeps freezing all of a sudden and nothing would work so I had to press the power button to shut the laptop down. ...
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Dell Precision Tower 3420 Ubuntu is not booting up

I had my Dell precision workstation with two hard drive pre installed with Ubuntu 14.04. Then I needed SUSE 12 and SUSE 11 instead of Ubuntu so I install SUSE 12 on other hard drive and it was working ...
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grub file different

Im really new with Ubuntu. Trying to fix other problems Ive realized that my grub file look like this (below) and not like other examples Ive seen in the web. Is this file ok? I have dualboot of ...
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Ubuntu keeps freezing [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16 a couple of days ago in dual boot and it worked pretty good but it kept freezing all of a sudden and nothing would work so I had to press the power button to shut the laptop ...
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How can I increase the Ubuntu disk space of my dual boot system (windows 10)

So I had converted my windows 10 laptop to a dual boot but I wasn't sure at that time that I will start loving ubuntu. Now, I wish to increase the disk space originally allocated to my ubuntu. I wish ...
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What is the best way to deal with default Windows partitions when dual booting 16.04 on fresh Windows 10 install?

I installed windows 10 on a fresh computer with a single drive. It created 4 partitions (system, c:, hibernation, and recovery). After freeing up some space on C: and trying to install ubuntu ...
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Replace Zorin by Ubuntu in dual booting system 2

I have dual booted my Lenovo laptop with Zorin OS alongside Windows 10. Now I am planning to install Ubuntu 16.04 and replace Zorin. Will my Windows partition be affected? Will I be able to update ...
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Installation fails on Grub (Read only EFI partition?)

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 5000 with Windows 10. I've shrunk the windows partition and tried to install an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to have a dual boot. The installation (sda8 for / and sda9 for /home) ...
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Installing Windows on Dual boot : Grub issue

I am attemting to install Windows7 64 bit on a secondary NTFS partition, but each time the Windows installer has to restart as it progresses with the install, the installation process starts over from ...
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windows7 doesnt boot after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have Installed Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) after installing windows7. Now the problem is that when I choose Windows7 loader in dual boot options, it just restarts again back to dual boot menu. I am able to ...
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Can't install GRUB 2 to /target when attempting to dual boot

I recently tried to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on a separate partition on a newly built machine. It already has Windows 10 installed in BIOS Support Mode. I made a LiveUSB and tried to run the ...
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Partition Will Not Boot

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Win10 - my Ubuntu partition boots no problem, Win10 will get to the Loading screen where the dots make the circle, and I let it sit there for 3 hours before I did a hard ...
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Can't install ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 10

I've defragmented my C drive and shrank it to get a free space of 40 GB. Screenshot of my Disk Manager: And I've disabled fast book and restarted by PC to boot from USB.When the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu keeps freezing all of a sudden

I just installed Ubuntu 16 a couple of days ago in dual boot and it worked pretty good but it kept freezing all of a sudden and nothing would work so I had to press the power button to shut the laptop ...
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New installation: Win10 / Ubuntu Studio 16.04 dual boot and multiple partitions

I'm in my 40's and heard the words Linux for years without ever looking into it. So here I am as green as grass, excited about my new journey. For 2 days straight I've been going around in circles ...
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MBR and GPT pointing to same OS?

I understand there are a lot of questions regarding this topic of MBR partitions, GPT for UEFI, having dual OS, one with MBR and the other with GPT, but due to my own inexperience I cannot figure this ...
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Unable to boot into Win10 on dual boot Ubuntu/Win10

When I set windows as first boot option in BIOS it boots into win normally, as same goes for linux. However when I set Ubuntu as first option and try to choose Windows from boot menu it won't boot. I ...
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Overwritten previous windows 8.1 genuine version during installation of ubuntu [on hold]

So I want to reinstall windows. I've read that I can reinstall the windows using it's ISO file, but it will ask for product key, So my question is how can I find the product key of previously ...
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Windows not showing on Grub menu & won't load without USB thumb drive attached

I recently installed windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu installation but am having some trouble getting things to boot properly. There are two issues (probably related).. First thing is that there just ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 16.04 with Kali Linux as main OS

I have Kali Linux as my main OS when I boot up my laptop, I am currently downloading Ubuntu version 16.04 and am wondering how I would be able to have the option to dual boot so I can choose which OS ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 16.04 without damaging Windows 10 in a dual-boot?

I had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop before. Because there were some problems, I upgraded it to Ubuntu 15.10, unfortunately the upgrade didn't complete(even though Ubuntu can ...
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windows 7 USB boot disk wont read

I have been trying with numerous methods to install Windows 7 alongside my 14.04 Ubuntu installation (64bit) which has a UEFI boot system, but none of the methods have worked yet.Here are some of the ...
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“Reset this PC” [duplicate]

I have dual boot with Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to reset my Windows, as well as delete the Linux partitions and allocate my whole SSD back to a fresh Windows 10 installation. Would ...
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Need help fixing grub to install elementalOS [on hold]

So the other day, one way or another my Ubuntu partition messed up. I had nothing of value on it so decided to delete the partition and try a new distro. Decided on elementalOS. Everything was ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu with Windows - increasing partition space

I am dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 10. Being an unexperienced user I installed my Ubuntu on my C:/ partition, which has relatively little space and I don't seem to have access to my D:/ partition. ...
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Stuck on “Minimal BASH-like line editing” and keyboard not working

Today i have installed Ubuntu 16.04. After restart, it shows the "Minimal BASH-like line editing..." error (i have read about it here). But the keyboard is not recognised even to access BIOS, so i ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu 16 with Win 10 - Unusable Space

I am new to Ubuntu 16.04 and I am trying to install it alongside Windows 10. I have been following the guide here which needs the creation of a root, swap and home partition by choosing "Something ...
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dual boot problem with ubuntu 16 and windows boot manager in uefi

I installed ubuntu in my dell inspiron 3521 laptop upgraded to windows 10 and uefi mode. While installing it detected windows as windows boot manager.. Installation was easy ubuntu is fine.. The ...
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Secondary Partition table overlaps the last partition

This is the scenario.. Had a software Raid in an old apple server.. one of the drives failed i will call it drive1 failed.. tried to rebuild it.. did not work.. after a few weeks the server wont boot ...
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Create a new primary partition in Ubuntu for new OS

I want to create a new primary partition on my Ubuntu server to install CentOS and use a boot manager to switch between Ubuntu and Cent OS. I have the following questions: How do I create a new ...
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Dualboot WIN7 <--> Ubuntu 16.04 after starting win7 GRUB wont load/work

Windows was installed first. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a live USB and everything worked. Laptop started and GRUB showed up with options to boot into Ubuntu or Windows 7. When booting into ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 fresh install stuck on boot

I just did a fresh installation of Lubuntu 16.04, 64-bit on this computer. Before Lubuntu even loads, I get this message: /dev/sda6: clean, 121539/6234222 files, 1053787/24914550 blocks How can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in a login loop, can't boot from a USB and can't use Terminal

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Idea Pad S12. I am not able to log in as the admin nor the guest. When trying to open Terminal, I only get black-white-blue squares and have to restart the ...
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ubuntu alongside with win10, takes more than one hour to boot

my ubuntu was alongside with win 8 before, and it took more than one hour to boot, then I ungraded to win 10, but the problem has not been solved. here is the first few lines of dmesg message. I ...
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Do I have too many partitions? I have 4 primary partitions and I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 10 (pics included)

As seen in my Disk Management window, I have 4 primary partitions. I know that C: is my windows partition, and F: is where I put all my downloads and other programs, but I do not know how important ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boots but stuck at fsck from util-linux 2.62.2

I just boot my ubuntu this morning and this screen showed up. It stuck for a longer period of time so I tried to reboot. But longer lines of codes showed up. I tried the recovery mode and fix broken ...
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Should I use Gparted or again dual boot system?

I had dual booted Ubuntu alongwith windows 10 in my system. Now I need to increase the disk space because everytime Ubuntu shows running out of space error. I looked up on different ways suggesting me ...
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Trying to dual booth install Ubuntu 15 on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to install Linux through Ubuntu on my system. I managed to turn my USB into a Ubuntu installer, and I tried to install through there. I can't however , reach the Ubuntu boot menu. I even ...
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Dualboot ubuntu/ windows: Shut down will not turn off computer, OS still running

This shows that fastboot in Windows is disabled. This shows that auto save in Ubuntu is disabled. I have encountered a problem a few times. I am currently running both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10. ...
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Partition problem with installation

I am trying to install the latest ubuntu on my windows 10 (ex-wintdows 8.1) notebook on dual-boot mode using a bootable flash drive. After I select my desired language (first screen on the ...
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Adding Ubuntu installed hard drive to new machine

I've received a new computer which is windows. I took my old hard drive from my ubuntu box and put it into the the new windows machine. I would like to have a dual boot. Should I just install grub? ...
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Issue installing Nvidia drivers on ElementaryOS [on hold]

I recently decided to dual-boot my MacBook Pro (mid 2013, 15 inch retina) with ElementaryOS (found here). However, I have been running into an issue with the nvidia drivers. When I try to follow the ...
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Getting rid of windows 10 from dual boot [duplicate]

How can I completely uninstall Windows 10 from a dual boot with Ubuntu?
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Random partition I never made

When creating a partition to install Lubuntu, I allocated 35 GB. When Lubuntu was fully installed, I went back to Windows Disk Manager, and saw that the 35 GB were now allocated and running Lubuntu, ...
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How to install Lubuntu to an external USB drive as part of a dual boot?

I have an external USB drive that I currently have Windows 10 installed on. I used the tool WinToUSB to install Windows 10 on that drive. Windows runs directly from the drive. It's a portable ...
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Mini computer not booting with USB drive on Ubuntu

I bought this little computer (link below), but I simply cant make Ubuntu recognize the USB driver in order to install Ubuntu. It comes with windows 10 which does not recognized the screen of my TV ...
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Choosing what partition to install ubuntu

From my experience with installing Ubuntu, I have never been able to physically choose which partition the OS is installed on. As long as I had an unallocated partition, it did the job. However, I ...