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Unknown file system, unable to boot from live cd

Facts are, I used to have a dual boot linux and windows 7. Tried to make grub handle bootloader, messed it up, nothing works now. I get grub rescue right from the off. No way I can boot into any ...
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Can I dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 on 2 hard drives?

Can I dual-boot Windows 10 Technical Preview and Ubuntu 14.04 on 2 hard drives, 1 SATA built into my PC and one portable HDD. I want to but I am scared it won't work. Here are my specifications: AMD ...
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Full Disk Encryption on Mac PC with EFI dual boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on my Mac Mini late 2011 using following article "Ubuntu plus mac pure efi boot" instructions. Now, I want to do dual boot in my Macbook Pro where I ...
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GNU Grub v.2 beta 2 9ubuntu1 always reboot?

I have here GNU grab version 2 beta 2 ubuntu 1. Yesterday, i just transferred the hard disk to another computer,because its previous motherboard is dead already. I cannot enter into ubuntu and ubuntu ...
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how to put windows 7 on linux mint or how to remove [on hold]

i already tried installing Windows 7 which it worked however when i installed linux mint basically windows 7 didn't show up in grub menu
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Dualboot Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04 No Windows Bootloader on grub2

So, I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu running fine on my laptop until Ubuntu updated to 14.10, after that Ubuntu could not load, just a Purple Screen and a Blinking CapsLock Key, so I booted into Windows ...
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how to recover windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to have it alongside windows 8.1,but after installation I couldn't choose to run windows 8.1 at all, I thought that I deleted whole OS including all ...
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I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 but I have a problem

I am trying to install Windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I went through some answered questions and basically got the idea how to do it from here. First step is as follows: First, you have ...
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If I delete my disk partition withUbuntu installed, will that be sufficient to uninstall it?

I have an SSD with Windows installed on it (and nothing else), and an HDD that's partitioned into NTFS for storage and an Ubuntu installation. I want to completely remove Ubuntu from the hard drive. ...
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How to reduce the size of my Ubuntu main partition to be able to install a new OS in dual-boot

I would like to install windows on my system on which I have installed Ubuntu already.I went through a couple of previous answers but I understand that the first thing is to create a partition on the ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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Troubleshooting Dual Boot: No results from boot-repair

sorry to post another one of these, but I cannot for the life of me get this dual boot to work. I am using a Sony VAIO S, which has Insyde H20. I have no issue booting from a disc or usb, but I cannot ...
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How to boot to Ubuntu ISO image on drive?

I can't boot to the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO I have on my drive (running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS btw). I added these lines to the bottom of /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry 'ubuntu-iso' { set ...
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Can't reinstall grub from Live CD after reinstalling Windows

How do I reinstall grub, after I have reinstalled Windows XP on dual boot system? I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed, and I'm trying to reinstall grub from Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD. However, I cannot install ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu14.04/WIN7 separate disks

posting this question after three days searching online and trying various things. I have two physical drives (each a 480GB SSD), one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with WIN7. I would like to get a choice ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 dual boot with Ubuntu - why is there a 2nd monitor?

After installing 14.10 on a separate partition, Ubuntu is detecting a 2nd display that doesn't exist. I can move my mouse and windows to it just as if I did have another monitor connected. If I ...
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Can I access windows 7 documents, pictures, music, etc while using Ubuntu on a dual boot machine?

I installed Ubuntu but kept my Windows 7 (dual boot machine). When I logged in the first time, into the Admin account, I could access all of my old Windows files (docs, music, pictures, etc). I then ...
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Purple Screen / Hang at boot

just installed ubuntu on a portable hard drive for the 5th time, each time on boot i get a purple screen. im able to restart with Ctrl + Alt + Del, but i cant seem to boot after the first time ...
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Lenovo g500s dual boot

so here goes another dual boot thread. Before anybody screams at me, I've scoured the internet looking for threads, because Lenovo apparently decides to over complicate things. So here we go: Lenovo ...
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Can't generate grub.cfg

Software Up To Date installed a new kernel for me yesterday ( Ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.13.0-48-generic) After rebooting I ran grub customizer and got an error. Same from update-grub: Generating ...
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Blank screen after booting from USB but login sound audible

A couple days ago I've bought a new desktop PC. I installed Windows 8.1 in legacy boot mode and then I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick. After the very first screen (with small image at ...
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Problems faced in Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

Sir I wanted to install ubuntu 14.04 on my HP 1000 Notebook pc in dual boot with windows 7 but I failed due to the reason that it gave an error that "No root file system is defined.Please correct this ...
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Cannot install grub fatal error.

So I know this question has been asked to often. And I've tried most of them but none of them work. Tried using the boot repair and using the terminal but no good. I'm about to running dual boot on my ...
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Increase disk partition size? [duplicate]

I partitioned my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 8.1 and I allocated 20 GB of my 500 GB hard drive to Ubuntu. Now I want to increase the size. I just started programming and I ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 from Grub menu on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My computer specs - 2GB RAM, Intel Core2Duo @ 2.7 GHz, 250 GB HDD. I've Windows 8.1 in partition C:\ and when installing UBUNTU 14.04 LTS, I chose the option "something else" and selected ...
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Unable to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 with raid0: no partitions detected

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 on my machine using an Ununtu USB drive in UEFI mode, but no luck: My machine is Asus UX301, preinstalled with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1. Got ...
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My dualboot windows 8.1 ubuntu is not working

I'm trying for 2 weeks to install ubuntu on dual boot with my brand new G551 asus windows 8.1 and I don't succeed. I succeeded to install Ubuntu but I can't boot to there, I've no grub who shows up ...
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Hide partitions on RAID0 in GRUB2

I'm trying to hide two Windows versions from each other. I know how to do this on a single drive, however, it seems to be somewhat more difficult on a RAID0. More precisely, I don't know how to ...
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Loosing UEFI boot option after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Asus A455L with Win 8.1

I have a new laptop that I and my wife share, she needs Windows and I want to try Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 first and Ubuntu 12.04.3 in dual boot mode after. The problem is: No dual boot, it goes ...
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Messed up bootloader and locked out of windows/xubuntu. With live CD I ran boot-repair, now windows works but not ubuntu

My computer directly boots in to Windows?. I ran boot-repair and I can see my Ubuntu partitions are unharmed, what can I do to fix my system boot-loader?
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS x64 live CD or live USB doesn't boot on Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 motherboard

This is my PC: G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9 Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Intel Core i7-4790 3.6Ghz Box Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB MSI GeForce GTX750 OC 2GB GDDR5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ...
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Boot Ubuntu From VHD

I want to be able to use Ubuntu in a virtual machine from a VHD, and sometimes I want to boot on that VHD. It's easier for me to code in a virtual machine and boot on a VHD when I need full power for ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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Can't boot from cd/usb- already have dual boot setup

I've got an HP g6 that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I've got it set up for dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I haven't had any problems with that, however, I can't boot from usb/cd. I'm familiar ...
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Problem in Grub Mod

I have made in creating a partition to install Windows 8.1, but I forgot that a hard disk can contain only 4 partitions, however when I created and when I start my PC screen put me error: no such ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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Can't able to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS inside windows 7

Whenever I install Ubuntu its shows me the option install Ubuntu inside windows 7 but when I choose to install inside Windows 7 it automatically restarts. My HDD is Basic.
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How to boot Windows 8 installed in legacy mode using GRUB in EFI mode?

This question is linked to this: How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB? But I can't access windows anymore, so I can't run bcdboot. Here's my partition tables: ...
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I have ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, i want to dual boot windows 8.1 alogside it

I previously had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my pc, later i dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04, then i later accidentally removed my windows, currently my pc boots from UEFI , where i still have ...
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Can I keep my Ubuntu distro running if I replace Fedora with Arch in my dual-boot setup?

This is less of an Ubuntu question and more of a dual-booting question but I didn't find a better forum so I will post here. Currently, I am running Ubuntu 15.04 Beta and Fedora 21 in a dual-boot ...
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Boot-Repair - No repair recommended

I see a lot of questions on this topic, perhaps if I was more experienced I would be able to see a solution to my problem. I am running a dual boot with Windows XP + Ubuntu 14.04 for about 6 months ...
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Error while opening a different partition in ubuntu [duplicate]

I had done a dual boot by installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 in a NTFS partition. I made another separate NTFS partition for accessing files in both Ubuntu and Windows. Initially it worked normal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 8: WiFi stops working spontaneously

I'm having a problem connecting to the internet.. I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Y50-70, dual boot with the pre-installed Windows 8 OS I had. I used this guide. Everything works perfectly, ...
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Dual boot Toshiba laptop with pre-installed Window 8 [duplicate]

I have Toshiba laptop which is pre-installed with Windows 8. Is it possible to dual boot my system with Ubuntu without any negative effects to my laptop?
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My laptop not showing dual boot [duplicate]

Im using dell vostro 3546. Just before i was install successfully ubuntu. Before it has windows8.1. Now i did restart my laptop and doesnt showing dual boot and it showing only ubuntu. I donot know ...
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How can I install ubuntu 14.4.2 alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

Everytime want to install the Ubuntu it doesnot see the partitions I have, so it want to format the whole disk while I want it to run alongside windows.
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Transferring fotos from windows to ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 14.10 and I would like to transfer my fotos from Windows7 to ubuntu? How can I achieve it?
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Norton on dual boot machine

Before investing, would like to know if installing Norton internet security and antivirus on a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows machine is likely to give me any grief on the Linux side? Moving away from XP ...
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Not able to boot Ubuntu from USB

I installed Windows after installing Ubuntu, so I had to fix GRUB. To do that, I used a tool called "GRUB4DOS". After trying out a few switches, I let it be, since I did not understand how it works. ...