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Windows not showing on boot menu

I have to install Ubuntu for a project, and have been struggling getting it to dual boot on my PC. I had some problems getting the Ubuntu to show on the partition menu after I installed it, so I ran ...
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Not enough space after upgrade (dual-boot) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7 on my machine. After that, I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Now I'm facing space problems for Ubuntu. The system cannot find enough space for ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to boot after 14.04 upgrade

when selecting the windows 8.1 boot option from the grub menu, all that happens is a black screen with a blinking cursor, windows never boots. what i've tried: boot-repair testdisk windows specific ...
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Is there any way that windows can access my home folder?

Is there any way that windows could access my home folder when dual-booting? I can't put my home folder on an NTFS partition, and Windows can't read or write to the default ext4 file system, and I ...
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Locating the GRUB partition

Prior to making some changes with GParted, I observe my disk in both GParted and the Ubuntu "Disks" utility. It appears I have only one partition marked with the boot flag in GParted (and having the ...
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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7, want to use windows bootmanager instead of grub

Installed ubuntu recently on to the same disk with windows 7. Currently, grub loads and I've made windows the first choice so it loads into windows. However, I want to use the windows bootmanager ...
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Two copies of Ubuntu loader detected by Boot Manager

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my system. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04, and ran Boot Repair in order to make the GRUB the default loader. However, it failed to achieve what I wanted, ...
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How to design partitions for SSD?

I'm going to install Linux on Lenovo B5400, which contains: 8GB SSD 500GB HDD Designing partitions for my 2 Linux distros was quite easy before, when I had only HDD. I always had: 10GB for Linux ...
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Interrupted Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade, Dual Boot

Whilst upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 via the update manager, a power shortage in the building caused my desktop to fail. This was in the installation phase. I am now able to boot the PC in Windows ...
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Problem in selecting win7 while booting and no sound

1 - Ubuntu and win7 is loaded in my computer and ubuntu is by default. To select win7 in the upper left corner list while booting i have to use up/down arrow key which is not functioning but after ...
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Can't boot Windows after unsuccessful install of Ubuntu through USB

First of all, I am completely new to Ubuntu and not very knowledgeable with computers in general. Please forgive me for my explanation maybe being vague or word choice being incorrect. I am using a ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu.

So this is the first time I am installing Ubuntu (for that matter any OS) andi have encountered a problem. My laptop is an HP Probook 440G2 and it has windows 8.1 installed. I wish to install Ubuntu ...
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Problem on boot with AMD after updating kernel

Basically after the lasts two kernel upgrades, I have had problems with my amd radeon 7730M. After upgrading the kernel, the system booted to a black screen with an frozen _ at the top left. I ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 with dual boot through a virtual drive created upon win 7

It may sound a dumb question but I really need your suggestion in it.I have a pc having windows 7 in it .I just downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (the latest one) .the problem is that my DVD ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen with white cursor

I have a home made desktop with two hard drives and two CD-ROM drives and a Nvidia Geforce 560TI GPU. Whenever I try to boot into Ubuntu 14.04 with all of my hardware connected it boots to a black ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 + Ubuntu issues

I currently have windows 8.1 pre-installed on the laptop. I have a 840 evo 120gb and a 500gb hdd. I've shrunk the SSD and cleared 20gb free for ubuntu. However, when I go onto Ubuntu installation, it ...
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What is the best way to increase my Ubuntu partition?

I am now using Xubuntu in dual-boot with Windows7 and I need more space for Ubuntu. I had installed it for testing purposes because before 12.04 I had no support for this laptop, but now it works fine ...
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Question about boot-repair

I partitioned off 455GB of my pre-installed windows 8.1 for Ubuntu 14.04 since I have a TB HDD and Win8.1 is terrible.... My system is UEFI and has EFI. I turned off secure boot, fast boot, and auto ...
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No Legacy BIOS setting/Ubuntu not detecting Windows 8.1

I have recently purchased an Asus X551M laptop and have tried installing Mint in a dual boot configuration multiple times. I have successfully installed it twice, but bot times was unable to actually ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 problems

I have what I thought to be a successful dual boot of ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. I just found out that I've completely lost windows. I have been trying for days to install windows from usb ...
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Safely removing and reclaiming Windows partition when Ubuntu was initially installed via Wubi [duplicate]

I wish to reformat a Windows 7 partition, reclaiming it for use under Ubuntu 14.04 already running on the machine. Windows is no longer needed. The partition is mounted in Ubuntu and its files ...
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Can't boot from USB on Win8

Every time I go to boot Ubuntu to install on a separate partition, it tells me there's no bootable disk/drive. I know the ISO is uncorrupted. However, when I start my laptop, it gives the option to ...
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Battery not detected, /proc/acpibattery empty even it is present

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it is fully up-to-date. But the battery of my laptop is never detected. There is no battery icon on the top bar, the /proc/acpi/battery is empty. I've tried to remove the ...
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Ubuntu 14 Shutdown Problem (Dual-boot)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with windows 8.1 on my hp laptop (250 g2). Problem is that windows shuts down and reboots without any problem, but Ubuntu has problem with shut down only, not ...
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unable to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7

I am unable to dual boot Ubuntu with windows 7. During installation every time d i select dual boot with windows option, my computer restarts. What to do? How to dual boot install.
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How Do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 With Self Installed Windows 8?

I'm really screwed. I'm trying to hit the job from 2 hours myself but can't figure out what's wrong. Followed youtube, askubuntu as well, but no luck. First of all, what I'm trying to do is: I want ...
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Run winword.exe

I have dual boot with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. And I want to run the microsoft word (which is installed on windows, not on ubuntu) from Ubuntu using wine, but I get "IOPL not enabled" error. I've ...
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Removing Dual Boot [duplicate]

Currently I have a dual boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Separate partitions. I'd like to completely remove the Ubuntu OS. I'd prefer to do a clean install of Windows 8 also.. My ...
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Where should I install bootloader in a system with multiple disks?

I have selected partitions for root, home, and a swap area. I have two drives, one for storage, one for the operating systems (ssd, soon to be systems). Should I install the boot loader on the drive ...
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does not let me dual boot ubuntu alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I havve tryed to dual bool windows 7 with ububtu 14.04.1 LTS but it does not give me an option to install alondside windows and i have partitioned my harddrive, can someone help me ?
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Grub not booting anything

Lenovo g505s with 8.1 per installed Amd a10 processor with 6 gb or ram and 1000tb hd My files are backed up to an external had or sitting in the cloud so that's not really a problem. Shut off secure ...
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Ubuntu is not reading my windows 7 installation disk when restarted. How to enable it? [on hold]

I was attempting to dual boot,many attempts actually, but all failed,and I think I ended up changing some settings in the BIOS I think, whatever it is, I think I disabled something that can open the ...
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Triple Booting Mac, Windows, Ubuntu on Mac with Windows Already installed with bootcamp

So on my macbook I have OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Windows 7 Professional, and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I already have a bootable USB drive, and already installed refind. The problem is ...
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Windows 8.1 glitching after selecting windows 8 (dev sda 2) from the menu [on hold]

My windows 8.1 screen glitching continuously after i select windows 8(dev/sda2) from the menu. I have got 14.04 LTS. The windows loads completely and i can even hear the windows startup sounds. but ...
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CMS mode problems

I have a toshiba satelite C50-B-147 laptop and I want to dualboot it? The laptop came with windows 8.1 pre installed and I first changed it to Windows 7, but i installed the Windows 7 in "CMS ...
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help me to uninstall ubuntu 12.10 LTS from my windows 8 mechine [duplicate]

I have reviewed many answers related to my questions, but no question was answered with simple process. because of this reason I was asking this question again. I have Windows8 machine and top of ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu on my laptop, already having Windows 8.1

When I try to install Ubuntu on my laptop, that already has Windows 8.1 pre-installed, it shows that my hard drive is empty. Could you please help me to resolve this problem?
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't detect the touchpad

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside to windows 8 and it can't detect the touchpad ?
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What to do with the series of randomly occurring errors?

I'll get straight to the point with this one, my laptop (ASUS G75VW) is dual booted with Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04.1 and is experiencing randomly occurring errors. I don't know if they're ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, GRUB isn't boot manager

When I clicked "restart now" after installation (and after I tried out Ubuntu for a bit), I was expecting GRUB to come up right away where I could choose Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04. However, Windows ...
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How to deal with duplicated GRUB entries with different names?

As I told in a previous question, I was having GRUB problems with a dual boot PC with both Lubuntu and Bodhi Linux. One of the partitions (the one with Bodhi Linux) was messing with the GRUB entries, ...
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GRUB 2 error for booting

I have a Windows 7 and a Ubuntu installation. After an update today in Ubuntu, I cannot boot anymore in any system, due to this message: "GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 Minimal BASH-like line ...
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make bootable hard disk to install multiple OS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have two partitions in my hard drive. So I want to install Windows in one of my partitions and keep Ubuntu on the other. To do so, I want to use my external hard ...
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Lost ability to use refind DualBoot after updating to Yosemite OSX 10.10

I'm not longer able to get access to refind dual boot manager after updating to Yosemite, any ideas? Thank you.
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu in UEFI mode - Ubuntu only boots when entering Windows 8 first

I have a problem, which is that the only way to start is when I start Ubuntu 14.04 Windows 8 first then (Shift + reset) and enter to boot from USB and Ubuntu there appears, after selecting newly see ...
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Will Ubuntu format and erase the partition I intend to install it on?

I've never installed Ubuntu (or any linux distro) on a hard drive before but now I want to install it on a partition and have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 being on the C drive and Ubuntu on the ...
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mint installation crash does not show root or partitions rives [closed]

I am trying to install mint version of ubuntu from a DVD. I get upto the choose partition section. However it does not show any drives?.. It is saying that no root system is defined? I am ...
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Ubuntu W8.1 Dualboot is not working - Only w8.1 boots

I know this topic was discussed here a lot but I didn't manage to work dualboot on my laptop. I have HP laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1. Today I tried to install Ubuntu to partition. I followed ...
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What's the KList? i tried to fix grub from a pendrive yet the answer was i can't fix grub but from within the klists?! How

What's the KList? i tried to fix grub from a pendrive yet the terminal answer was i can't fix grub at this stage but from within the klists?! How can i do that?!!!
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i want to change operating system from ubuntu to windows [duplicate]

I want to change my operating system . I cant install the games so I want to change in any windows .