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setting of grub for two linux distributions installed to two separate harddisk

I installed a second harddisk to my laptop so that I can test on new linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed linux mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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start Ubuntu 14.04 with terminal

I have a system with a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 32-bit and Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Ubuntu usually works but after I became root with the command "sudo su" and rebooted my PC it had a Black screen after ...
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Is there a way to push an OS install remotely?

I would like to be able to push an Ubuntu install (most likely 12.04) to an old iMac 5,1 2006, OSx 10.58 (Leopard, not Snow Leopard). I am wondering if it is possible to do this entirely from a ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu 64 bit dual boot with windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a brand new system using Gigabyte B85M-D3H motherboard, 8 Gigs 1600Mhz Memory, Intel i3-4330 3.5 GHz processor, ADATA 128 GiG SSD, WD15EARS Hard Drive. I partioned the SSD into 90 Gig and 30 ...
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When i attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from USB, after the restart in the 5th step, it boots back up into windows 7 (my current OS)!

When i attempt to boot from USB (my computer can do this), the Ubuntu boot screen shows up correctly. But when i attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, my computer restarts after choosing between ...
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Black screen , os not booting

I have dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to recover my write protected pendrive with diskmgr on win cmd. I failed and now can't start pc on win or ubuntu. A black screen coming before boot ...
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problem in installing ubuntu on sony laptop

i have tried everything to install Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio laptop sve14a15fn from trying it to make dual boot by installing it on a separate partition to Wubi.but i am not able to install Ubuntu. Sony ...
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Can't figure how to boot to Ubuntu on the second drive, just boots to Windows

I have about 4 hard drives in my computer and decided to put Ubuntu on the 80gb one. I managed to install it, though the hard drive still shows up as empty when I'm in Windows, and I can't figure out ...
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Window 8 boot problem

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Window 8 but during the installation of Ubuntu some problem occures, after re-installation the Ubuntu problem is gone but during the boot process I cannot ...
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ubuntu freezing every so often on a server

My ubuntu is freezing every so often. Mostly when i am typing. I only installed it today and it is still freezing(is a dual-boot). Why is it and how do you fix it?(I recently installed apache2(but it ...
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Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8 for Ubuntu

Background: I'm trying to dual boot with ubuntu. So, create a new partition/ree unallocated space in Windows 8 for ubuntu. But then since its a dynamic disk, ubuntu doesn't detect free unallocated ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 8.1 - Can't boot?

Hi Everyone I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 8.1, with Ubuntu as a separate partition. When I restart, Ubuntu doesn't boot, nor is it listed as bootable. How do I boot?
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Broken grub rescue,due to corrupt Linux partition, will ubuntu reinstall fix it?

I have an Acer Aspire AO533 with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Somehow my Ubuntu partition got corrupted and can no longer be accessed.As a result when I try to boot the machine I'm redirected ...
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I have an Ubuntu option on boot, but Ubuntu is not installed and I want to get rid of it [duplicate]

My laptop originally came with Windows 8, a while back I tried to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work so I just deleted everything. Today I did a factory reset on my laptop because I am going to sell ...
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Need advice on size of Root Partition for latest Ubuntu or Ubuntu clone distro? [duplicate]

I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions: 750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs ...
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How do I choose the OS to boot?

I had windows 7 on my hard drive, then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot (I have several partitions and ubuntu is working fine). But I don't know how to switch between the two in boot time. I read ...
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how to install ubuntu-14.04.1 32-bit [duplicate]

I'm the new to Ubuntu. Recently, I downloaded the ISO image (32-bit). I have a laptop in which Windows 7 is pre-installed and now I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. I have burned a DVD for ...
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Grub problem after installation

I wanted to install Ubuntu to my fujitsu desktop pc so I created a live usb , booted it and clicked on install. I didn't notice it was installing to my 500 gb portable HDD as it had the most free ...
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USB Ubuntu Installation alongside Windows - issue while choosing “alongside windows 7 option”

I have bootable USB of Ubuntu ISO, when i boot my system with it and choose option- install ubuntu alongside windows, it doesn't give me continue button, rather it gives me "restart and continue" ...
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My ntfs partition appear so many

My Windows 8 is missing in grub after installing a new linux distro (elemetary os), I already have Ubuntu. I booted into liveUSB and ran boot-repair and was Grub fixed, but when I boot into Ubuntu ...
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Fatal errors were founds while verifying the hard disk unity

I made an upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the next error message appeared after start the computer: Fatal errors were founds while verifying the hard disk unity for / Press I to ignore, S ...
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Need help with DIsk Space

I Dual booted Ubuntu (Alongside windows 7) with a thumb drive, so I cant take off Ubuntu, but when I installed it I choose the Default Disk Space for windows and Ubuntu, but I need more for Ubuntu, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with windows 7 on one hard drive

I'm a linux newbie, I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 together with my current windows 7 setup. So I burned a DVD with the .iso file and booted into it, started the install process and from what I ...
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error loading windows partition

I have dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7. I hibernate my windows 7 and started using ubuntu. Now my Windows 7 not starting it's just hang. Ubuntu is working but when try to mount partition where ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see my partitions, neither wubi nor usb stick. What to do?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu next to my Windows 8.1, but there are some errors I get. I opened wubi Ubuntu Demo Mode and tried to install from there, but when I get to partition table of the hard ...
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no boot device found error

I have both Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. Dual boot used to work fine, but recently I have been getting this weird error no boot device found. I tried boot repair using USB live Ubuntu, but it ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Lenovo Y410p [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying this computer and doing a dual boot with Linux and Windows 8. In all of the forums that I have read I found out that its hard to do. If anyone can please tell how to install ...
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Accidentally wiped my hard drive during installation

Hello and thank you for any help. I have a Lenovo Yoga 11s and I wanted to try out using Ubuntu on it. I have used Linux a little bit in the past, but I would still consider myself a complete novice ...
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Help on dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on HP Mini 200?

I'm new to these forums so no hate please guys... All I am trying to do is dualboot the latest Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my fairly new HP Mini 200. I am using this video: ...
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Reboot and starting issues

I installed Ubuntu correctly and it did everything, but after startup it showed the background picture (No icons at all though) for about 20-30 minutes, then it showed "ubuntu" for 20-30 minutes, then ...
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dual booting windows 8 laptop with ubuntu [on hold]

I am using lenovo z510 series which was shipped with windows 8.1. In order to dual boot it, I had disabled secure boot and fast startup, and I also created partition for Ubuntu. Then I launched the ...
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GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows

I tried to repaid grub via Boot-Repaid and these are the results: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7894957/ Currently I have two Ubuntus listed (but they boot into the same system) and the Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer does not detect Windows on drive, missing “Install alongside” option [duplicate]

Firstly some information about my computer. I just have a C: drive and a D: drive. My C: drive just has a bunch of programs and my D: drive has all my work. I am running windows 7 and I'm trying to ...
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Reinstallation troubles [duplicate]

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 and mainly use windows 7. I don't know what partitioning is and I don't know how ubuntu was originally installed on my computer. All I know is that the 14.04 is very ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting after once I boot into windows

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dell inspiron n5010. Dual boot is working fine. I tried to get boot options for Windows 7 and Ubuntu and I am able to boot into both OS. But there is one ...
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can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 7 with USB boot method [on hold]

Actually I want to install ubuntu new version OS alongside with my windows 7 Operating System.So I tried to install Ubuntu OS with the help of watching online videos.When I am trying to follow one ...
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How to make a portable Kubuntu on external drive (GPT) on UEFI computer?

The problem: after installation Kubuntu on external SSD (Transcend ESD400 512Gb) on UEFI computer I can't use it on another one. I made some attempts but all of them were unsuccessful. My computer: ...
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Unable to boot from USB

I'm trying to install Lubuntu as a dual boot, but I can't boot from my USB. I went into BIOS and changed the order, but the order just resets when I restart my computer even if I save the changes in ...
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Grub error on boot

I'm using Windows 8.1 on my lenovo laptop and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot OS. Unfortunately I deleted the ubuntu partition in Windows Disk management. When I reboot it is showing this error: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problem With Windows 7 boot menu

I have asked a question previously here, regarding installing Ubuntu inside Windows 7. But the answer was Ubuntu install inside option is having various errors. So I decided to install Ubuntu along ...
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Create virtual USB Drive from Partition to run Live CD

I'm trying to install android_x86 on a separate partition that was created before installing 14.04. Just for testing experimental reasons, I created a 32gig partition to use as a virtual usb per to ...
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Update to 12.04 blows away dual boot loader

I have a 32 bit 12.04 partition and a 64 bit 14.04 partition on this system. Been running both for several weeks with no problem - wanted to test all the oddball stuff I've accumulated to make sure ...
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Getting back to Ubuntu from Chrome on Pixel chromebook

I installed Ubuntu via crouton on my Pixel but now after turning computer off I can't figure out how to get back to Ubuntu. I tried ctrl-alt-shift and back but it isn't working now. Bill
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I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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how do I dual boot ubuntu and chromium os on the same hard drive extracted from vmware virtual disk?

I have a chromium OS installation in a vmware virtual machine that I want to move to a partition on my PC and dual boot it with two Ubuntu installations on the same disk. How would I go about this and ...
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How to install on and boot from external SSD on UEFI?

I need an external SSD with Kubuntu to boot on different computers. So I created LiveCD, booted from it, plugged external SSD. With the help of GParted I converted the SSD to GPT and created ...
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How can I make a Triple boot

Currently I am using a dual boot with Windows7 and Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I would like to try Windows8. Not because I like it, but more and more people are using it. I have created a partition where I ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from overwriting grub bootloader after update?

Is there any way I can stop Ubuntu from overwriting bootloader? It happens after updating (I suppose) system's kernel. I want to stay with my other linux distro bootloader without having to change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting problem

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 using USB Flash drive along with Windows 7. For that I've created 100 GB empty drive for installing it. After I had done with it was showing a GRUB menu showing ...
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Installing Ubuntu dual boot on Acer Aspire E1 522 Notebook

A few weeks ago I bought an Acer Aspire E1 522 Notebook with an AMD A6 quad-core processor. I wanted to install a dual boot with Ubuntu, but the Ubuntu installer did not give me the option to "Install ...