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Issues with GRUB and Windows

I recently upgrade my 60GB SSD to a 500GB SSD. I installed Windows 8.1 clean on the SSD and everything was fine and dandy. Then for fun, since I am a huge fan of Ubuntu (currently installed on my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 dual boot

I built a computer with Windows 7 about a year ago and I just tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a second hard drive. My Windows hard drive is 3tb and Ubuntu is 1tb. When I attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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Can anyone tell me how to make a dual boot with linux and win 8.1 ? please? [on hold]

hi sorry i know it's not completely about ubuntu but i'm new to linux and don't know where to ask else ,i have a problem with the deepin linux ,after i installed it with a pre-installed win 8.1 i ...
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Help! Dropped computer! Grub showing up! How to bring back Ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a qosmio x875. I had my laptop in my backpack and the backpack fell out of my car. When I opened it much later I found that one of the back plates was ...
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SSD not showing in grub after dual boot

I followed this guide a link! because I have two hard drives, win 7 on SSD, and ubuntu on hdd. I can manually choose to boot into either just fine, but I would like to be able to see my SSD in the ...
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Copy system to new fresh install

I want to wipe my entire hard drive and install a fresh dual-boot Windows7/Ubuntu system, but want to put the entire Ubuntu system as it is now back onto it. The install is located at /dev/sda10. I ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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Unalbe to access windows 8.1 partitions in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Unable to access Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/prabhjeet/Important: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda7" ...
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dual boot whit Ubuntu and fedora [duplicate]

I have decided to install fedora 21 and Ubuntu 14.04 along side. Here I have two question: 1) how should I partition my disk so I can reinstall or change each distro without affecting other one? ...
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Network connectivity problem

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 7. I recently upgraded win 7 to windows 8.1. But, it wasn't working properly so I made a fresh windows 7 install. Windows is working fine but ubuntu is ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD. Fedora/ Windows 7 dual boot PC

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an external hard drive. I've seen many posts about doing so and that's not my reason for posting here. On my PC I already have Korora (it's based on Fedora for ...
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Switching from Windows Thunderbird 31.4 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS without downloading all the messages

I intend to leave Windows 7 and start working on Ubuntu. One of my majeur problems is switching to Thunderbird on Ubuntu. First I tried to use shared profile and data on an NTFS volume but it failed ...
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I Really need help used windows recovery partion for Installing ubuntu and only have 3.87 gib right now ay help?Thx?

Yeah so I was installing Ubuntu and i used windows recovery partition as the Ubuntu place where I decreased the size not knowing what the partition did and now I am running low on space and it wont ...
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Attempted dual boot Ubuntu on two separate drives

Is there anybody out there that can give me the straight answer of how to set up ubuntu 14.04.02 on a separate drive in my home built tower in which I've already installed windows 8.1 Pro on a ...
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Can I stream media from a Windows partition?

I have Windows 7 installed on my desktop. I have 2 hard drives. My operating system is on one and the other is media storage (NTFS). My family regularly streams media (using PLEX) to multiple devices ...
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Elementary OS Dualboot eror [on hold]

I am currently using win 8.1 and I wanted to try elementary OS but I couldn't manage. I keep getting this error Notes: secure boot disabled , I tried iso on virtual box it works perfectly , and it ...
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ubuntu 12.4 dualboot installation problem

I have a little problem. I want to install ubuntu with win7. When I start wubi, this is picture that I see. If I try option full instalation ("Probna i puna instalacija" on Serbian), I see the second ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB HDD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive from my USB stick. So I went through a few similar questions on the website. However, I have a few special requirements. I don't want any changes ...
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bootup problem with windows8.1 [duplicate]

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop after that i installed ubuntu 12.04 as dual OS. now i am able to use only ubuntu, windows is not booting. how can i get my windows back to use as dual OS. Both ...
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Extra partition format for storage only in Ubuntu/kali dual boot environment [on hold]

I'm setting up a system for dual boot Kali & Ubuntu on a single hard drive. I was going to use ext4 for Kali & ubuntu.. My question is which format do I use for the third partition where I ...
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Flashing cursor on system boot

today I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu using a usb stick. I had Windows 7 running normally when I installed Ubuntu. I created a primary-swap and logical-ext4 ( / ) partitions for ...
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Add new OS to GRUB2 with Ubuntu

After removing windows from my computer, I decided to have a dual boot Ubuntu-FreeBSD, I installed then FreeBSD who created his partition in the free space of my computer. The problem is that after ...
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Upgrading 12.04. un ancient mac book ('07)?

I just succeeded to install 12.04 alongside OSX 10.5.8 on an old MacBook. It was a very long & winding road. At some point, I also tried to install 12.10, without success at all., stuck at tux ...
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my mousepad stops working while trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows installed laptop

i am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows installed lenovo laptop.but i cant see my mouse pointer and this prevents me from installation.i gave a try for the arrow keys and after pressing ...
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Ubuntu grub not showing. Oprating System not found

I had a dual boot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10) sony vaio corei3 from 4 years till now. Usually I was working in windows and one week ago I had a fresh Ubuntu 14.10 installation. Last night I updated ...
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booting problem with windows8.1 and ubuntu12.04

I installed windows8.1 on my new laptop after that i installed ubuntu12.04 as dual OS . now i am able to use only ubuntu, windows is not booting. how can i get my windows back to use as dual OS. Both ...
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ubuntu download to bootable dvd

Bootable Ubuntu disk when i open to see the content of the iso burned to the dvd, I see the folders and subfolder files. I have an old linux fedora boot up disk from 2006 which gives me a boot up ...
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Ubuntu keeps asking for Wifi password

I've recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu (64 bit), alongside my Windows 8 dual booted machine. The problem I'm having is trying to connect to my school network, the school uses a username ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [on hold]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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This computer currently has no detected operating systems (no UEFI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a laptop with Windows 8.1, but after launching from a USB, I obtain the message “This computer currently has no detected operating systems”. I’ve seen a lot of similar ...
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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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GRUB Won't load after instaling Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 3537 [duplicate]

I bought this laptop from Amazon, which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 with a Windows 7 OS. It DID have Windows 8 before it, the company which was the supplier obviously changed the operating system. I ...
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Running Ubuntu from a external hard drive?

I currently have a chrome book that I would like to run Unbuntu with for some extra functionality. I would like to also have the option to use Chrome OS as well. I was wondering if I could load Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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Trouble after first boot GRUB in command line [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my PC. Alongside windows 8. After the install, I restarted my PC. And booted into Ubuntu and met GRUB. I don’t know how to get to Ubuntu from there.
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creating a bootable partition that's recognized as a flash drive

currently I am running windows 7 but I have run different versions of Ubuntu in the past. I am looking to get back into running this fantastic OS with macbuntu, it looks nice and runs well in virtual ...
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Long Term Experience with Dual-Boot [on hold]

Currently, I am thinking about setting up a Dual-Boot Environment on my Thinkpad T410. I have a 240GB SSD and a 500GB HDD (Ultrabay). I want to split the SSD and install Windows/Ubuntu. The 500GB HDD ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8 in legacy mode

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04(32 bit) along with windows 8 pro(32 bit). My lenovo laptop came with UEFI mode enabled but I disabled it and enabled legacy mode. My laptop now boots in legacy mode ...
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How to make changes in bootloader?

Hi I have an assignment to complete and my teacher has asked me to make changes in my boot-loader so that when my system boots there is an option of "Welcome Sarah". I have dual boot set up in my ...
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Will COMODO anti virus cover both OS in a duel boot

I have COMODO installed on the XP side of a duel boot with 12.04. I see partial answer in one posting, but my question was not entirely answered. When a scan is done on the windows partition, does it ...
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wn-block (0 , 0) call trace install

I have big trouble with my PC. i have dual booth ubuntu and windows 7. When i'm recovery my windows 7, i got grub rescue boot. When i boot from USB which contains Ubuntu operating system, i am seeing ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu without touching windows installed on another drive?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my 250GB SDD. I still have my 1TB HDD with an older version of Windows 8.1 and files that I use (like Documents and Games), the 1TB HDD is basically just a files ...
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Can't boot to ubuntu (14.10) on a Lenovo y50-70

I own a Lenovo y50-70 with 8gb of RAM and 2gb of vram. Windows install recently got corrupted (I think it was the boot files), and I can't access the OS. I was going to boot into Linux using an ...
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Cant boot to Kali linux [on hold]

I have installed the operating system successfully on my laptop that has Win 8.1 pre-installed. (With this guide) After restarting the computer, windows 8.1 loaded instead of grub bootloader, so I ...
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“group descriptors corrupted” after resize of partition was interrupted. How to fix it in a short time

I was running a resize of an ext4 partition, using gparted. Accidentally it was interrupted because the system restarted. Since that moment I cannot mount my partition anymore, dmesg|grep sda says ...
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Installing Ubuntu 1st Time, Fatal Error with Grub

I am new to Linux and this is my first time trying to install Ubuntu. Six hours in, and I have not yet succeeded. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a ...
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Dual Boot Linux Alongside Windows 8.1 Error

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10490998/ If anyone could please read this error report and walk me through on how to fix this it would be very much appreciated! Thank you!
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How to change the default os [duplicate]

I am using Kubuntu 14.04. I want to change default OS from Kubuntu to windows 8.1 I want information about Kubuntu only I searched and find out for Ubuntu not for Kubuntu