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14.04 - grub rescue: no such device

I have decided to retry installing Ubuntu when 14.04 came out... and I doomed my computer again. I have Windows 7 installed, and I followed this guide to dual boot. After installation, I see the GRUB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get Windows 8 to show up

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7271888/ So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on what used to be Ubuntu 12.04. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. I haven't been able to access Ubuntu 12.04 since Windows 8.1 did some ...
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OSX Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10

First off, I am almost new to Linux and this is my first time installing as a dual boot. So I followed the ubuntu walk-through but used the rEFInd tool. It seems to be working ok but its not as nice ...
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Read Error and grub rescue

My Dell inspiron 7420 laptop had windows7(home preimium) and ubuntu 13.04 gnome i386 dual boot, and since 4 months i started getting this Read error on boot up or sometimes even error no such ...
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how to multiboot Ubuntu 14.04LTS, Windows 7 Ultimate & Windows 8.1 Pro

i am fairly new to the Ubuntu community so please kindly excuse my imprecisity, lack of knowledge or unawareness regarding the very specifics firstly, to begin off, my Laptop came factory preinstalled ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade safe for dual boot?

Is it safe to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 if its setup on dual boot with windows? I recently upgraded windows 8 to 8.1 with ubuntu 13.10 on dual boot and now the performance seems degraded and ...
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dual booting windows 8 with ubuntu 13

Please I need help urgently. After using boot-repiar, I created a boot info summary, here is the link http://paste.ubuntu.com/7270145/
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 dual-boot menu missing

i shrinked my E: drive and made a free space, i choosed "install ubuntu alongside windows 7", it installed on the free space, installing finsished but i dont have the grub menu, but ubuntu is ...
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Ubuntu does not see my hard drives and will not install

I have tried to install Ubuntu a few times and when I couldn't install it I tried other versions of linux to no avail. I have an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z mother board. I am trying to make a dual ...
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resizing ubuntu partition via fresh install

I have ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on a partition on an XP machine. Ubuntu is running out of space so I'd like to increase the size of the partition. However, having virtually no experience at the ...
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Dual boot with mouse support on OS selection

I have dual booted in the past, so I am quite clued up with installation and using Grub2. I have an issue with my keyboard not registering on anything before the operating system, that is, it will not ...
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Grub rescue after removing ubuntu in Windows 8.1

I could install ubuntu 12.04.4 alongside with Windows 8.1 only when the BIOS configuration was changed to "legacy support" and "legacy first" as well as "Boot Secure disabled" using live USB. When ...
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14.04 Boot takes over an hour

I have a Windows 7 64bit professional dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo b570, i3 with 8 GB of ram and over 100 GB free space on the 1 HD. Everything worked well until 2 days ago when both OSs ...
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ubuntu don't show my total hard disk partitions

after installing Ubuntu several time, last time i installed Ubuntu during installation using something else option , i didn't see the windows partition nor other private partitions it only show the ...
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MacBook will not boot after Ubuntu Install

I have an old MacBook laying around not doing much, so I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it, and dual boot with OSX. From within OSX, I repartitioned the drive, reserving half of the 250gb HDD for ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot Problems?

How do I get drivers for my Compaq CQ45 laptop, I need lan drivers and i have already fixed wifi on both partitions. Also how do I get the options to select ubuntu and W7, it automatically boots to ...
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Installing Ubuntu in shrinked unallocated space

I have installed UBUNTU in my laptop and now I want to install ubuntu in my PC also but there are four partition in my windows so I can't use install ubuntu alongside option. So my plan is to shrink ...
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Black screen after choosing to Install Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I am very new to Ubuntu. I have only tried it on some of my friend's computers. I decided that I wanted to give it a try to download it. I installed it onto a flash drive and changed the boot order ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04 be uninstalled on a dual-boot (Windows 7) machine without the Windows OS disc? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB via the Pen Drive Linux Installer. At this time, my only use for this OS is to complete homework assignments for a college class on programming/systems development. I ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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windows installer download problem [on hold]

hello iam unable to download the windows installer completely and I run on a 32 bit machine .It starts downloading however after sometime it doesnot proceed.so please help me walk through
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Windows 8 netbook will not recognize Ubuntu USB load error (Initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I’m attempting to boot Ubuntu 12.04 to my Gateway LT series Touch netbook. It’s loaded with Windows 8. The computer is not letting me download or even try Ubuntu via USB on this computer. I start ...
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Windows 8 w/ Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [on hold]

Hello I've been having a GRUB Problem with Windows and Ubuntu. The problem is that GRUB Isn't booting up Windows 8 (Not 8.1). Since when installed Ubuntu on here I'm not able to boot up to Windows 8 ...
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dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [on hold]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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Boot repair problems?

I have a windows 8 laptop (Compaq CQ45) I uninstalled 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. But know I installed windows 7. I cant get it on start-up to ask me what I would like to do. How can ...
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install ubuntu 12.04 on hp 15-d038ca

I just bought a HP 15 D038CA with Windows 8.1 I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boots) I follow step by step the guide found at ...
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Notebook with dual-boot [Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04] fails to boot into either of them

I own a Dell Inspiron 14 with Windows 7. These days,I format my notebook and install Ubuntu 12.04 and remove Windows. The system works without any problem. Due to my University, I had to reinstall ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 install doesn't detect Windows 7 partition

I'm fairly new to the Ubuntu scene (and Linux in general). I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 13.10 in a dual-boot with Windows 7, but every time I try to start the installation it doesn't ...
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Choosing which hard drive to boot from [on hold]

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
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Ubuntu installation. No hard disk found

When installing Ubuntu, it is showing at least 5.9gb space required but i have lot of free space. I tried many things, but none of it solved my problem. So, i tried installing fedora then it showed no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes with no proof of heavy system usage [on hold]

One of my friends is on Canonical's Quality Assurance team and he got me a copy of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (the final beta or Release Candidate) before the release. I've been using Ubuntu on LiveUSB since ...
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How to make dual boot Install of Ubuntu and Trisquel in same hard disk? [on hold]

I want to Install Ubuntu and Trisquel side by side in same hard disk; but the installer not allowed it. How can it make possible ?
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What's the best way to reinstall Ubuntu on a partition already used for Ubuntu, but seemingly empty?

On my dual boot computer (XP/Ubuntu) with a 500gb drive, I recently had someone remove a virus from Windows XP. Although I asked him to leave the Ubuntu partition as it is, the partition seems still ...
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Cannot boot from hard drive or access Bios after win 7 deletion

I have a problem with my Asus laptop. Here is my situation: I have windows 7 installed when I bought the laptop. Then I installed win 8 dual boot with Ubuntu on a logical drive (extended from C ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on Samsung series 5

I want to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04.4 LTS on my samsung NP300-E5X-S02IN laptop but I have heard a lot about the bricking problems in samsung laptops (probably because of problems in UEFI boot ...
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migrate windows 7 installed in virtualbo to drive partition for mainboot [on hold]

ok so i just installed Ubuntu on a new pc build and for some strange reason i couldn't get the copy of windows installed properly .... usb boot / blank disc / drivedroid i mean nothing was working. so ...
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Using GRUB Customizer to hide boot menu fails

This is a pretty urgent question. I need to hide the GRUB2 Bootloader (default is XP and Ubuntu 14.10 LTS the 2nd option since it's a dual-boot.) But no matter however I try to configure it, it ...
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Invalid EFI File Dualboot windows 8 and ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu with windows 8 and now I am getting errors as: Invalid EFI File.. Please help me solving this problem. I tried to repair using boot repair but am getting an error there ...
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If I cannot download U to a stick or disc, can I download and run from desktop? [on hold]

I have downloaded to the desktop. It is an iso file, which may or may not be readable by my 'puter. If I click on it to open, will it load itself? I want it to run alongside IE8, so I can get rid of ...
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Windows 8 entry in grub not working

I Was using Ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8 till i decided to give 14.04 a try. I used the live USB to install 14.04 in place of 13.10 keeping my windows partitions intact. After the installation grub ...
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Problem with installation. Atleast 5.9gb free space required

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows with a bootable disc. However, it doesn't check the "at least 5.9gb free space" and I cannot click the "continue" button. What I did: I kept 20gb of ...
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Computer is totally useless now

Okay, I tried turning on my other computer this morning, And got the following error message. Error no such device edddc179-e42e-4666-8ff3-00566a57908a Entering rescue node grub rescue > - is ...
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Can i recompile kernel in dualboot environment?

I need to fix a value hid-ids.h and compile kernel so that my device will work. But i'm on dualboot with windows 8. If this goes wrong can it damage grub or will this just affect my ubuntu ...
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What is the best alternative: Remove and resize, or wipe out all and perform a fresh install? [on hold]

Ok, I have a Compaq CQ2009F with dual boot, Lubuntu/Windows XP. I want to remove the Windows partition, but in view of all I have consulted on the web regarding the "remove/resize" subject ...
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Unknown Error while installing Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I'm trying to install today's build (Apr 13th) of Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with an existing Windows 8.1 partition on my laptop (Samsung NP770Z5E). Once created the Ubuntu usb bootable drive and ...
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Grub Boot-Loader Not Getting Repaired

I am getting no screen for selection of which OS to boot. I installed windows 8 over Ubuntu 13.10. In Boot-Repair i selected Recommended repair but later the repair failed and it gave me this URL ...
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Is it possible to shrink/enlarge/edit Ubuntu partition/filesystem on a Nexus4 dual boot system?

I have just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 device, using this procedure, in dual boot mode (Android 4.4.2 + U.Touch). Then I was trying to install some packages (prerequisites for another ...
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SOLVED Problems on FAKERAID [on hold]

I am trying to create a fakeraid (raid level 1) with dual boot for windows and ubuntu. I create the raid on the BIOS and I want to activate it using dmraid. But dmraid shows me this error: dmraid ...
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Unable to mount location & my Existing OS windows 8 can not boot

When I try to access one drive, named OS from computer it display the below error: Unable to mount location Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. ...