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grub rescue cant be done

I have a new laptop with Windows 8 on it. I made a new partition and installed Ubuntu on it. For some reason I deleted the Ubuntu partition. Now upon restart I have the grub rescue screen. I've ...
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Windows 10 upgrade lead into grub rescue

I was dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu on my desktop, and today is the day they gave out free Windows 10 upgrades. How exciting! I got the update, and it was installing, and I left to go take ...
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What will happen to my Ubuntu/Windows set up upon upgrade to Windows 10?

Microsoft is offering free upgrades to Windows 10 for certain users. Currently I am running a Ubuntu/ Windows 8.1 dual boot set up on my laptop. I rarely boot into Windows but just to keep up to ...
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how to access ntfs file format Windows 8 Drives from Ubuntu 15.04 Dual Boot

I have Installed Ubuntu 15.04 along with Windows 8 on a Lenovo Ideapad S210 Touch but am unable to access my data on other NTFS partitioned drives from Ubuntu. However, I can access all drives and ...
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additional free space for OS when moving /home to other partition

I've got a Laptop with 1 HDD and 1 SSD. On the SSD is both, Windows and Ubuntu, installed. Now I want to move my /home folder to the HDD on a seperate partition. How much space do I have to give the ...
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GRUB 2 dual boot freeze for a few seconds

Sorry for asking this question again, asked it here a long time ago but didn't get any answers. Since I setted up dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 8 I have this "problem", grub menu shows up, if I ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode in ubuntu 15.04

I have this issue after updating ubuntu 15, i have tried this How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? but not got any sucees so please help. I am using ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Dual boot with windows 10 (upgrade from Win 8.1 OEM)

I have dual booted my laptop with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. Windows came as a OEM with the laptop so I didn't delete as I paid for it and I am not using it though. I want to know if I do the free ...
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Any possible way to void data on a DVD-R/+R? [on hold]

Alright, so long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my Windows 7 installation disk. ...
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How to delete and Recover drive space [duplicate]

I have looked and don't know where to find how to do this. First, I think I found why I can't dual boot, With that said I don't want to have to reinstall my Work Win98 system I just want to delete ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15 in computer with Windows 8.1 Legacy installed before

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with Win 8.1 installed before. I installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode, my laptop is Dell Vostro 2420 which support UEFI but I disable UEFI boot mode before ...
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Grub,Ubuntu bootup

I am using Ubuntu 11.04. One fine day something went wrong. Instead of loading Windows directly as set by me initially, it started showing me the grub command line. Once I type exit, it shows me ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit coexist with 14.04?

I had 14.04 64 bit installed on my triboot PC (which fully supports 64 bit) for about a year, and wanted to upgrade to 15.04 when it came out. Not having internet access, I downloaded the iso on ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB drive with one SSD and one HHD Raid 0

Unfortunately my understanding of partitioning and RAID is almost nothing and when I installed Ubuntu on my old laptop (with one HHD and no RAID) and had not problems so I am new to this. Here is my ...
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How To Restore Access To 3 Distros After Installing Windows 8

I intend to install Windows 8 on my machine after being exclusively on Linux for a while so that I can upgrade to 10, learn it, and hopefully help anyone else who needs help with it, but first, I need ...
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Unable to acces BIOS setup menu

Firts, sorry for my english level, I'm french ! I would like to install in dual-boot windows 7 and Ubuntu, to do this I must acces to my BIOS at the startup of my computer but when I want to acces my ...
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Same Ubuntu on external SSD used on different machines : feasible, or not?

I happen to work with some new and old computers, all of them 64-bits, with at least 4 GB of RAM. So my question could remind this one : How can I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive so that I ...
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Uninstall Kubuntu from a dual-boot with Ubuntu?

I have a multi-boot system with Windows 7, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kubuntu 15.04 installed in that order. At the moment, I think my system boots through Kubuntu's GRUB. My Windows is installed on an NTFS ...
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Messed up sharing files between Linux 14.04 and Windows7 (dual boot) - Error 0x80070570

I'm new to Linux. Recently, I started dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. They are both installed on separate disk partitions and there's an NTFS disk partition (700GB), where I store my files in ...
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Window placement ubuntu shortcuts in Microsoft OS [on hold]

I work with both Ubuntu and MS Windows. I love the Ubuntu shortcuts like ctrl + alt + rightarrow which moves windows to the left half ctrl + alt + NumPad9 which moves the window to the top ...
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Can I create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB from within Ubuntu to boot a 2010 model iMac?

I have a 2010 model iMac on which I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the sole OS. I would like to install Windows 7 as a dual boot. I have freed up some space on the HDD. No matter what I try, I am ...
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Why does ubuntu 15.04 not detect my hard drive?

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu via pen drive on the machine, the partition slider(Not the advanced partitioning tool) is showing the pen drive as the storage drive. I want ...
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Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17.2 [on hold]

I installed Windows 10 over an existing windows partition on my system. Now I can't boot into Linux :( I've tried booting from the Linux live CD and running boot-repair but I get the an error as shown ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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installation of 15.04 rendered two hard drives invisible to both windows and Ubuntu, but not to disk management software

I installed 15.04 as a dual boot on an external HD attached to a Lenovo T520i running Windows Pro 64. It worked well. I then installed 15.04 on an HP Pavillion E017DX running Windows 8.1 Home using ...
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On which device do I install the bootloader when I want to dual boot?

I'm currently trying to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 (already installed). It's on a non-UEFI machine. My partitions are as follows: sda1 windows installation (500GB SSD) sdb1 HDD ...
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How can I install Windows 7 on Ubuntu? (Dual-Boot) [duplicate]

I tried to follow this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot (scroll half way down), but I didn't understand anything from that page.. I need something for beginners, please.. ...
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Why isn't my mouse working in Ubuntu 14.04?

For the past few weeks, my mouse has been not working properly in Ubuntu. At random, the mouse pointer freezes and not after any amount of time does it work again. I can still tab around with the ...
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Issues after installing Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 which was already having Windows 7 Ultimate. After installing Ubuntu, I am unable to open Windows. It is showing Windows loader but unable to ...
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Partition not shown correctly in Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS installer + wifi network not shown

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 7. I am on a laptop with a single hard disk in which I prepared a partition to install Ubuntu. This is what I see on Windows partition manager, ...
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Few problems after installing Ubuntu

yesterday I decided to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 so there'll be a dual-boot. I didn't made any backups and the problem was Linux couldn't find a operating system on my PC (It didn't find windows ...
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Newly installed unbuntu 14.04 in dual-boot Freezes

I have a Windows 7 and I wanted so badly to have a linux in dual-boot since long time. So I did it, and made everything right. First, I tried it on usb stick. Then, I installed it in a 250GB ...
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Windows won't dual boot, os-prober can't find Windows and Windows BSOD!

I resized a linux data partition and now windows7 won't boot, I just get a quick flash of a BSOD I've run boot-repair a many times and this is the latest output: http://paste2.org/L2WkzB62 If I ...
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boot-repair windows not listed

today I installed Windows 8.1 and it broke my grub. I tried to run the boot-repair GUI on a live session of Ubuntu but after the restart of the PC the grub displays ONLY Ubuntu. Before the ...
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Can't switch to TTY / virtual console, 14.04

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2008 MBP (3,1). Dual booting with rEFInd. Pressing CTRL+ALT+F# does nothing at the greeter or once logged in. I have nomodeset in grub, if I remove it I can't get ubuntu to ...
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How can I fix the issue I have with installation?

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 amd64 for a day and I keep having the same problem. First off, here's some info on my system: CPU: Intel 15-4690k GPU: Nvidia geforce GTX 970 acx 2.0 ...
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Ubuntu (14.04.02) installation fails

I'm trying to install an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot. Windows 7 Professional is successfully installed. I've created a Flash disk with LinuxLive USB Creator and ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso When I ...
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Unable to access BIOS menu after installing Windows 8

After installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode I can no longer access the BIOS menu. I have tried different solutions to access the BIOS menu but I was unsuccessful. I want to switch to Ubuntu but the live ...
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Windows 7 reinstall now boot is broken

I had a virus on the Windows 7 part of my pc. I had to format the drive using the ubuntu side. then reinstalled fresh on the w7 part. originally, it only booted to w7 and then I have been trying to ...
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Why I can't install Ubuntu even I'm using Ubuntu without installing? [on hold]

I used Windows 7. When I was trying install Ubuntu it hide my windows and not installed in my HDD. When I try to install Ubuntu on my selected drive it just shows a message that no root file system ...
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Help Installing Dual Boot Ubuntu on Secondary Hard Drive that has Stuff on it [migrated]

I have partitioned my disks like so. My plan was to install Elementary OS Freya (Based on Ubuntu) on my larger 1TB driver under the 64GB partition. When I go to install it, I get this. My secondary ...
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Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 encryption question - ecryptfs

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer, and I would like to encrypt only my Ubuntu home directory. I have these partitions: system reserved NTFS windows 7 main partition (C:) ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with windows 8.1 on Toshiba?

I am trying to get Ubuntu 14.04.2 and windows 8.1 dual boot setup. I've read numerous articles on how to do this, but can't figure out what I'm missing. The latest article I tried to follow had some ...
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Boot into android [duplicate]

Hey I wanna ask how to install android 5.1 on ubuntu 15.04, and also to boot into it. So i don't really wanna emulate android. Also to be able to boot Ubuntu or android when ever a i want to.
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“GRUB installation failed” What do I do?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio version 14.04.2 (alongside my Windows 8). Everything seems to go fine during the installation until at some point this message pops up: GRUB installation failed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation issue alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I have 32 bit windows 7 installed on my laptop. I now want to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7. My laptop only supports boot from bios and there is MBR partition table. Totally there is 250GB HDD ...
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Unable to Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 on UEFI

I have an Acer pc and it is running Win7. Because I'm having problems with that OS I wanted to do what the title suggests. And everything works great after the install. But everytime I try to restart ...
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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

I was trying to move free space from my ubuntu partiton to my windows partiton, but i got an error message. I was trying to follow these instrucitons with a bit of variaton due to a different setup (I ...
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Cannot boot directly from Grub2 on dual boot Windows 8.1 with Xubuntu 14.04.2

I had Windows 8.1 Professional and Xubuntu in VM, but now I want dual boot. First two partitions I had them before with Windows 8.1 ((1) EFI and (2) msftres) then (3) partition C: and (4) parition ...
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Ubuntu won't start, emergency mode

Hello guys I installed Windows 10 on my laptop (toshiba satelite c660) and after that I ran live version of Ubuntu and restored GRUB (with official boot repair tool) so I can start Ubuntu again, after ...