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Mac only booting into Ubuntu and not rEFInd

I installed rEFInd on my Mid-2010 13-inch MBP and installed Ubuntu on another partition. The Mac does not boot into rEFInd to select OS X or Ubuntu, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can still access the ...
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no kernel loaded

i installed ubuntu in my laptop, and my laptop had a registered windows 8.1 already, i unistalled ubuntu but when i restart my laptop it gives an error: "This is all I can see on the screen: GNU ...
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Login Screen Crashes and enter without password in 14.04LTS?

I am using ubuntu14.04LTS in dual boot mode with window8.1. I have set the password for both, and in ubuntu whenever prompt for password it crashes. It wont allow me to put even the mouse_pointer ...
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Trying to dual boot kubuntu with win 7

I have windows 7 as my primary os . Now I would like to install kubuntu here is what I get in the disk setup What should I do to use dual boot?? Manual option doesn't do anything!?
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GRUB Rescue - Cannot use insmod, msdos3 does not appear and bootable CD is not working. Please help.

Firstly, I must confess that I know almost nothing about Ubuntu and GRUB and GNOME and the rest of it. I've been using Windows for as long as I can remember, but my experience with Ubuntu is right ...
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Unknown files of 6GB each with random names in home directory?

I am Ubuntu14.04LTS user, using it in dual boot with windows8.1. I see 2 unknown folders of 6GB each in home directory, screenshot I delete those files and it went to Trash folder as you can see in ...
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“Unknown filesystem” before creating a dual-boot system

I deleted and formatted my hard drive into two partitions one ext4 for Ubuntu 14.04 and one ntfs for Windows 8.1. Before I only had Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to begin by installing first Windows and then ...
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Laptop boots straight into Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have installed Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, but I have a problem, I can't boot into Windows because when I reboot or shutdown my laptop no POST or BIOS are displayed. I can't enter BIOS or ...
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'Bus cycles' unavailable

Sometimes when I am booting I stuck on this... And nothing happens. I have windows in dual boot and it doesn't boot either. Now I booted when I pressed and hold power button but not as long as I want ...
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No boot device found - boot repair

My HP laptop is not able to find a boot device at startup. I've looked at other threads to find a solution but non have been able to help so far. Some background info; I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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How to fix time error after dual booted Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1?

I recently dual booted my laptop in ubuntu 15.04 with Win 8.1. But every time when I open windows it shows a different time!!! windows time zone windows time is set to UTC, and Ubuntu time is also ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 15.04 from dual boot on windows 8.1

I want to uninstall ubuntu 15.04 . I dual booted it with windows 8.1. Please help me step by step, how to safely uninstall it... I dont want to loose any data. I used 2gb as swap area and 13 gb for ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 not showing the partitions after installing along side windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1, both 32bit, with 5 partitons in windows 8.1. I have insatalled Ubuntu 15.04 64 Bit. Now the 5 windows partitions are not visible and I ...
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Boot problem after deleting dual boot Ubuntu with Windows

I had a dual boot installation (Ubuntu 14 LTS and Windows 8.1). Then I wiped the hard drive partition that Ubuntu was installed on. After that the grub bootloader was still there when I turned my ...
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Install Windows 7 on MBR for Easier Ubuntu Dual-boot

As far as my research and knowledge has shown me, it is easier to dual-boot windows and ubuntu when both are installed on an MBR partition table. However my problem is that every time I try to install ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Dual Boot on a 64 Bit Laptop with 4 GB RAM

I have a Sony Vaio, 64 bit laptop with 4 GB RAM. Before installing windows, I created portions as 50GB NTFS for Windows 7, 200GB NTFS & rest unpartioned for Ubuntu. Installed Windows 7, which went ...
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Issue installing Ubuntu via USB - no the normal install instruction forums have not helped

I'm a new to Linux operating systems and am having some problems installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 I am trying to install it on a HP laptop running Windows 8.1, I have created a separate partition of my hard ...
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Ubuntu wont dual-boot on a Lenovo G505s

I installed Ubuntu from a LiveCD next to Windows 7 in the following way: Windows had 3 primary partitions, so I had to create a 4th extended one, under which I created: 1 / partition 1 swap ...
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Just installed Ubuntu and during boot am given a choice but unable to choose

i decided to try out this Linux thing, so i installed Ubuntu. Unfortunately after it completed the installation a final reboot happened after which i was prompted a choice for which OS i'd like to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS Workstation Installer Doesn't Recognize Windows 7

I'm a new user evaluating Linux distros. I have a Dual Boot system (Windows 7 and Fedora 21). I would like to install Ubuntu into the partition currently occupied by Fedora (/dev/sda3). The Ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 along side Windows 8.1

I have a 120 GB SSD in my laptop, and it runs windows 8.1 (not preinstalled). I have countless times dual or triple-booted the laptop when I ran Windows 7. Now I want to dual-boot it with Win 8.1 and ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 failure to dual boot, missing GRUB menu

I've been dual booting Kubuntu and Windows 8.1 for some time now and just today I upgraded to 15.04 and it's been nothing but problems. Mainly, I can no longer boot into Kubuntu; I don't even get the ...
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Ubuntu recovery mode

I have dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my computer. So recently I accidentally removed some important packages from my ubuntu and now when I try to load Ubuntu from the GRUB list, it ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after I installed ubuntu on a second drive

I installed Ubuntu on a different drive to Windows 7, but after installing, Windows 7 disappeared on the boot screen, that is I don't have options to boot Windows 7, the computer start up directly to ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...
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Is it possible to remove and reinstall Ubuntu without affecting Windows?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my system (dual boot), Everything was working fine until graphical interface of Ubuntu crashes after updating it to 14.04.2 (unity fails to start after ...
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unable to boot linux

I have installed linux on my brand new alienware area 51. When I start it up it loads directly into windows. If I press F12 for options Linux is nowhere to be found. I have tried using boot repair to ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu from a pre-installed Windows 8? [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked a lot of times, but I've been searching and I didn't find a solution. I have two partitions, a partition with Windows 8.1 and another partition with Ubuntu ...
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Not enough space for upgrade error ( even though space is available)(14.10)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) alongside windows 7 (In a different partition). The partition ubuntu is installed is 60 GB in size. When I tried to upgrade to 15.04 version, I had an ...
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14.04 crashes at select installation screen

I am new to Ubuntu, so thanks for the help! I am trying to perform a dual boot on my windows laptop, to add Ubuntu. I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 onto a USB and booted it up on my asus eee pc laptop. At ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Kubuntu Plasma Desktop not booting

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today. The Laptop booted fine. However, after that I also installed Kubuntu Plasma Desktop from the Ubuntu Software Center. On booting default “Ubuntu” I get a black blank ...
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Partitions deleted, disk cleared, but boot info still there

I've been trying to set up my ThinkPad T420 to boot Windows 10 Technical Preview on disk 0 (/dev/sda) and Ubuntu on disk 1 (/dev/sdb). I've reinstalled many times, and now I'm having trouble booting ...
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My Ubuntu installation did not result in a dual boot menu option

I thought that I was installing Ubuntu version 14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso properly on my laptop (created a bootable USB, checked it for errors and found none, and installed it followed the simplest ...
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How to I get Ubuntu installation to recognize my Mac OS?

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.13. I installed 14.04.2 LTS on a USB and am able to boot into Ubuntu. I left 100 Gb of free space on my 1Tb Apple SSD for Ubuntu. When I go thru ...
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Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
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how to add win to boot menu

I have 2 hard drives, 1 wit win and 1 with ubuntu how to easly add win to boot menu? I've installed grub customizer, can it be done by that program?
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Can't boot any live cd anymore

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after changing motherboard

My computer was no longer booting, so I took the hard drives out and I put them in a different computer (i.e I swapped motherboards). I had a dual boot Windows Vista OS and Ubuntu 10.14 (I think). For ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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Windows 8 Doesn't Appear in Grub

I am trying to get Windows 8 to appear under my Grub menu. Here's some background details: Boot Info Script: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10871014/ CPU: Intel 4790k MB: Asus Hero VII UEFI Bios GPU: EVA ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 desktop on Windows 7 Amd64 [duplicate]

I downloaded the 14.04.02 iso, burnt a DVD, but when I try to boot the DVD I get the following error: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Please help. I am a novice ...
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Installation problem of ubuntu 14 - no GRUB menu [duplicate]

After completion of installation of Ubuntu 14.04 from a disk with option 'by erasing existing Ubuntu 12. and reinstall' I found the message that' system will stop' but it will not automatically ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook

So, I recently bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and have I've tried everything to wipe Chrome Os off the SSD or to "Legacy Dual Boot" to run a full blown Linux Distro. So in my efforts to get a full ...
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Problem with installation with Windows 7

Trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows 7. Every time the installation gets to the point that it ejects the dvd and tells me to press enter, I press it and it restarts and Windows just starts ...
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Dual booting machines

Is it possible to run a dual boot machine by installing Windows on one hard drive in the machine, and installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive inside the machine?
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How can I format the drive where ubuntu is installed without disturbing the bootloader?

I am using dual-boot. Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 13.04. Windows 7 is installed on drive C:\ while Ubuntu is installed on drive J:\. My HDD is 500GB. My laptop came with Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu ...
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I Have Downloaded Ubuntu. Now Want to Install Directly From HDD [duplicate]

Well my question is unique. Because I want to know how can I install Ubuntu from HDD or a USB while the answer provided within the link someone said is duplicate is actually on how one can install ...