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Ubuntu 14.04 reboots after login

I've installed a number of Ubuntu versions, usually as a dual boot. As a test of VMbox, I installed it on a Win7 host and installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest in VMbox. The installation was lengthy ...
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Windows 7 boot animation is broken, after installed Ubuntu(14.04 LTS) along side windows 7

Today I've installed Ubuntu - 14.04 LTS in my Notebook which has previously installed windows 7. I have installed ubuntu with USB pen drive and selecting along side windows 7. After installed when I ...
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boot-repair crashed windows while i was trying

I tried to install windows 8.1 from dvd on ubuntu 15.04 installed first. It crashed grub2 so run boot-repair from usb. Grub was repaired and after restart there was its menu with three options: ...
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Resetting windows 10 password from Ubuntu [dual boot]? [duplicate]

I dual boot having Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yesterday I just updated my windows and after that I can not login using my password(I had my email account for windows authentication, I am able to ...
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X205TA Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Netbook ASUS X205TA Windows 8.1 Single language with Bing, 64GBeMMC Samsung, 32GB Samsung EVO MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1, 8GB Sandisk USB 2.0. I've been able to Try Ubuntu from USB Flash Disk, create ...
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Dual Boot: Windows 10 Screen Content appears in Ubuntu

How can this be??? I have a PC with one hard disk. I first installed Windows 10 Technical Preview (which was updated to the final Windows 10 around one month ago). After the Technical Preview of ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 cant boot

im from Honduras so im new here, sorry for my bad english, the problem is this: laptop: Sony Vaio S.O.: Ubuntu 14.10 dualboot with Win7 I want to boot my s.o, faster so i modify the next: sudo gedit ...
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ubuntu 15.04 install stuck with Invalid arch-independent ELF magic entering rescue mode

I tried to install ubuntu 15.04 on a windows vista PC with 2 HDD: sda= windows SATA disk with 2 partitions one being Windows vista bootable sdb= additionnal IDE disk to make trial install of Ubuntu ...
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Cannot dual-boot Kali Linux and Windows 8

I installed kali linux with grub dual boot with windows 8 on EFI based computer ok each time i boot into my computer it's give me 2 options I decided to delete kali partition and install ubuntu i ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu [Dual-boot]

Hi I have installed Ubuntu onto my 2nd hard drive. During the Ubuntu installation I chose "something else" and selected the unallocated partition I created specifically for Ubuntu. I did not choose ...
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How can i manage GRUB2 to have a windows setup files on a harddrive and may be able to install, and re-install windows alongside existing UBUNTU

I have UBUNTU installed on old celeron pc with legacy bios and all partitions on /dev/sda. I wonder how can i have windows (XP or 7/8) setup files placed on some prepared partition and be able to run ...
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Dual Boot Win 7 and Ubuntu and can not get wired connection to work

Recently I decided to try out Linux and chose Ubuntu. After backing up all my files I went ahead and installed Ubuntu 15.04. I did this in a partition as a dual boot knowing my family would still want ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 10

So after reading a lot of blogs and forums I have been able to create a new partition and install Windows 10 on my Ubuntu pc. I had to install Windows 10 because I go back to school. The Ubuntu ...
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Specific questions on folder sharing and NFS

Newbie here. Just installed Ubuntu on a Windows 7 machine as a dual boot. Now here is what I want to do! I download all my movies and save them to a secondary hard drive and share them to Kodi via ...
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remove amonetize.gen

Since resently i found to be infected with the amonetize adware / malware virus on my dualboot system. (ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1) i hardly use windows but i have a share download disk in the ...
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Dual booting with two harddrives

I am trying to dual boot my system but frankly I have no experience with this and am getting nowhere. Here's the BootInfo summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12247719/ Any help and/or tips will be ...
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Grub Rescue madness after changing Partitions [on hold]

I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this: error: file not found. grub rescue> So I searched the internet and ...
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Creating bootable usb stick in Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to install the tiny7 operating system to my xps 13 (9343). I am going to use this lightweight os to play poker games, since wine does not seem to work for bovada for me. I but the disk ...
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how to open ubuntu if /etc/passwd file is lost?

I'm a beginner in ubuntu. In my root access /etc/passwd,i have given a command cat>Passwd, and my passwd file is lost.how can i access to my ubuntu now?
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updating grub causes windows to not boot

So when I select windows 7, it bounces back to the boot loader. Only way to fix so win7 can boot is load windows install DVD and bootrec.exe to repair the mbr. Then linux wont boot, only way to fix, ...
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Dual booting ubuntu on OSX 10.10 -something wrong.

First off, I should mention that I am a n00b. I have a mid 2014 macbook pro retina display w/ 16gb of ram, 2.5ghz processor, intel iris pro graphics card. I was attempting to dual boot with ubuntu ...
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Can't boot to Windows from grub

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my laptop. Recently, I upgraded windows 8.1 to windows 10. As opposed to my fears of losing grub or ubuntu everything was alright, but now ...
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Installing Linux OS on wndows 10 [duplicate]

I'm a little bored of Windows 10 and as of yesterday I could no longer access my desktop so it was time to change! Does anyone has any experience with getting a Dual boot with windows 10 / installing ...
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Windows 10 upgrade leads to grub rescue, boot-repair dosen't work

I've fallen victim to windows' aggressive handling of boot-ups. I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 side by side on my PC, and after I started the upgrade to Windows 10, I couldn't boot to continue the ...
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restoring grub file

Yesterday when i restarted my computer it is showing screen with error : No bootable devices found So I am trying to restore my grub file using this guide but my boot repair doesn't have both ...
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Cannot boot 15.04 from Grub2 on UEFI

Here is how my system is set up (GPT partitioning): First 32 GB: Windows 10 Professional x64 partitions and EFI FAT partition Next 24 GB: Ubuntu 15.04 x64 root ext4 partition Next 8 GB: swap Rest of ...
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Dual Boot on Lenovo yoga 2 13

I recently installed ubuntu on a lenovo yoga 2 13 alongside the pre-installed windows 8(updated to 10). Both OS works fine, the only problem is I have to switch between lagacy(for ubuntu) and UEFI(for ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 different from 14.04?

Do I need to change any steps in dual booting it? With windows 8.1 that is. (UEFI) I intend on doing it automatically rather than manually creating partitions.
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windows 10 not booting after Grub2 upgrade

I have two hard drive, with 3 OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10. Ubuntu 14.04 is on one drive, while Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 10 are on the second HD. [I also have some old small hd that i ...
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dual boot / mac10.10 & ubuntu14.04.3 with SWAP and shared data partition

The 128GB SSD on my macbook air (mid 2011) crashed. I'm getting a new SSD frow OWC with 480GB. Should be installed tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to grow back towards Ubuntu, ...
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Oracle virtual box windows 8 fail to locate files

I have downloaded windows 8 ISO file from their offical website: Widnows 8 download Then i have set the following settings on my new virtual drive: As you can see ive added it to the disk: ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Installation Problem, HP Envy 15 [duplicate]

This is my first system with UEFI.... Laptop name: HP Envy 15 Notebook PC (with Touchscreen).... OS installed: Windows 10, self installed .... Processor: Intel i7-5500U @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) .... Ram: 8 ...
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Dual boot ubunuty/windows 10 partition on Dell xps 13

I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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Triple boot - change of motherboard

I am (was) running an oldish system with a Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 motherboard, an AMD athlon processor and traditional BIOS. I have a triple boot system on a 1TB hard disk: Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.10 and ...
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Can I Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit) in hp compaq 6910p Notebook?

I am using windows xp in my hp compaq 6910p notebook. I want to migrate myself from windows to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. My notebook ram is 3GB (and virtual ram is 10GB for C drive where windows ...
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ReArrange multiple disk drives and partitions

Looking for some advice... Here's the situation as it exists. I have multiple drives I've added and switched around over a few years, and it's (past) time to straighten everything out and get it ...
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How do I boot back to Ubuntu? (Booting from Windows to Ubuntu)

I installed Ubuntu some days ago, running alongside with Windows 10 (dual booting, I guess it's called). I booted Ubuntu from a USB flash drive, and after pressing F12 at PC startup (Windows Booting ...
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Restore EFI from Windows after Windows 10 upgade broke boot list?

I updated to Windows 10 late July, and it deleted all of the boot entries on my computer. I was able to find the correct Windows boot efi file, and added the option to boot, but I could not find the ...
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How to handle GRUB configuration on a multi booted system?

I just finished changing the boot order for GRUB2. I have three operating systems installed on the computer. I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux 15.04 and Mint Linux 17.2. I followed Marve's answer here: ...
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I left Windows 10 fast boot on

I am using windows 10 and I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 (will update later) from a thumb drive.I disabled secure boot from bios,but left fastboot on.Now I'm installing ubuntu.Can this cause any ...
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problem with dual boot

I installed ubuntu 14 in another partition in my hard disk ,I am already using win7 in it but after installing win 7 in not booting and in the booting page only ubuntu and free dos is showing please ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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Busybox initrmf disk by UUID not found ubuntu 14.04

I am aware there are few more questions about this problem, but this is slightly different. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on a dual boot Samsung laptop. This setup has been working ...
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deleted linux mint from win 8.1 dual boot and cannot reinstall linux [on hold]

Until yesterday i had a dual boot of windows 8.1 with linux mint 17.2 Rafaella Cinnamon x64bit.Via the terminal i deleted something that i shouldn't and then when i rebooted the pc ,linux stuck at the ...
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Ubuntu does not appear in Grub, Boot Repair goes on indefinitely

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit) in my desktop alongside Windows 7 using unetbootin by making separate partitions for / and /home. Installation went fine, but after restarting the Grub menu showed ...
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dual boot with windows 7

I want to install windows 7 as the second system because, in main system already exist ubuntu with some large files and lib for kernel development for android while if reinstall take a long time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 installation prerequisite

I have a 1st generation Gigabyte Corei3 H55 desktop computer with 2 GB of RAM. I have used it with Windows. Now I have switched to Ubuntu 14.04. I am unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 from USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 10 dual boot problem GRUB

I have just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. However, every single time I select windows 10 from the grub menu, the windows 8 loading screen comes on first then it changes and boots ...
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Dual Boot fully encrypted Ubuntu with windows 10

I trying to be able to add Ubuntu to my Windows 10 laptop. I would also like for Ubuntu to be fully encrypted. My understanding is that I cannot encrypt both OSs on the same hard dive even with ...