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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Unable to access windows (error mounting/dev/sda4/media/ubuntu/windows)

Hey guys so the other day my laptop updated to 8.1. After install it required a restart, i clicked yes and now its been stuck in an infinite preparing start up repair. So i installed ubuntu to USB ...
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How do I totally remove grub and install it fresh so it works? (dual boot problem)

Okay, so here it goes. I have two hard drives. One is a 1TB drive that I have Win 7 on, the other is a 250GB that I have Ubuntu on. Both installs work fine, neither is corrupted. I installed Win 7 ...
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Install Ubuntu silently

I have admin rights on my Windows desktop, and I want to install Ubuntu on it, as I use ubuntu on my desktop. However, my sister also uses that computer, and if she saw something at startup asking her ...
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Absolutely cannot get Windows 8 to boot again

I've been stuck on this for countless hours. I can't boot into Windows 8. At first, Grub didn't even display it until I added it into the 40_custom and still it refuses to boot saying that it can't ...
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Kali Linux Will Not Boot [on hold]

I have an Asus X750JA laptop that dual boots Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. My BIOS is "Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012" and have GRUB 2 installed for Ubuntu. I have tried with secure boot OFF ...
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How can install ubuntu13.10 in windows 7 [on hold]

How can install ubuntu 13.10 in windows 7 in 64 bit given me details step by step procedure.
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i have kubuntu and want to install windows 7 in a dual boot [duplicate]

Currently I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 native on a machine with 1TB of disk space. Now I have to use a program for work which is not working in Linux nor will it run in Windows inside of a VM. ...
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problem multibooting windows and ubuntu [on hold]

quick question , im running windows 8.1 from a usb drive and i want to run windows 7 and ubuntu from that same drive , obviously windows is giving me a hard time and isent allowing me to run more ...
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Don't show unallocated space during installing type?

I have been created 50 GB unallocated space using windows 8. During dual boot ubuntu can not show unallocated space in the time installing type where i will create / , swap , home directory.
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File errors on Ubuntu 12.04 OS

I am getting FPDMA READ failed errors during Ubuntu bootup. Has the hard drive gone bad? dmesg output: [ 4.912493] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x10600624 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [ 4.912509] ...
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dual booting caused problem

I install windows 8.1 in primary partition first then ubuntu 14.04 on logical volume. Now i'm able to boot ubuntu but not windows.I'm not getting any option to boot windows. Please help me out
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Working installtion of Ubuntu 14.04 now shows blank screen with a blinking cursor

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot with window 8. I was using Ubuntu 14.04 for more than 3 months without any issues. Recently, I had installed openldap on Ubuntu. Created a group named ...
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Wrong ubuntu installation does not recognizes windows

I had a dual boot installation ubuntu+windows that work just nice, but i messed up with ubuntu so much that i needed to reinstall it, and for some other reasons too, reinstallig was a good idea, so I ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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Unable to load ubuntu 13.10os [on hold]

I started my PC early morning and select Ubuntu os to work then it loads gnu grub screen but when i select ubuntu it shows blank page and nothing shows up earlier i was getting CMOS battery failure ...
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How to Remove Ubuntu within root?

I have installed the boot for Ubuntu using Universal USB installer within Windows 7. After which I restarted the PC to check if the Ubuntu boot menu has loaded. The process with Universal USB ...
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Install ubuntu alongside windows 7 option not coming

I am trying to install ubuntu12.04 in a system having windows7 preinstalled. While installing it is showing option as "Install ubuntu inside windows" instead of showing option "Install ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu in Chrombook

I recently installed Ubuntu in Acer C720 chromebook using instruction from the below link http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/764181-how-to-install-linux-on-an-acer-c720-chromebook it was working ...
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How do you install Windows XP on a computer that has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed?

I had a PC with Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and I wanted to Install Windows XP on it. I installed it and then used boot-repair to repair the bootloader; I thought that I would get a screen asking ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with xp?

This is probably a dupe, I know don't hurt me :p...but how do I dual boot ubuntu and xp but install windows xp after ubuntu? I can't exactly install xp first as I have a ton in my ubuntu install and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see harddrives [on hold]

I am trying to dual boot with windows 7. When I go to install ubuntu after partitioning it doesn't see the hard drive. I have checked fdisk and gparted and it also doesn't show up there. Any ...
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How to cd to $RECYCLE.BIN?

I made a dualboot between Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu 14.04. I tried access the Lubuntu files with a ext2/3/4 driver for Windows. But when I went back for Lubuntu, there are in / a folder named ...
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Diskmounting problems after using windows

On mine laptop is use dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Sometimes i must use Windows cos Ubuntu does not support some of mine software (10% not), but when i boot over to Ubuntu i cant mount ...
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How to burn my original ubuntu on a DVD

i need to install windows 8.1 with Ubuntu (dual boot) but i can't because there's only one partition so i need to remove Ubuntu to delete the existing partition and make new ones.
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Grub not loading on dual boot widows 7/ Lubuntu 14.04

I installed lubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. try to reinstall grub and this is the link it generated http://paste.ubuntu.com/8385301/ the only i see is a black screen with aalog input cannot ...
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Dual Booting (rEFInd)

I am new to dual booting on my own. I successfully dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 (via live usb) and Windows 8.1 on a UEFI system I have attempted to replace grub2 with refind. I installed rEFInd via ...
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Dual boot not working with windows 7

I used windows 7 ultimate.Then I tried Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. Watched a video on youtube installation process goes well I guess but when I rebooted it doesn't show me any option to boot with ...
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Lost my windows 7 boot installing elementaryOS [on hold]

Boot-repair output sees windows but is not on my list. Can anyone help how to fix this.
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Access storage partition from linux

After installing Windows 8 and Ubuntu side-by-side with a 100Gb storage partition(NTFS), I've found that Ubuntu cannot access either partition. A quick Google search told me to disable windows' ...
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Computer Boots to Grub after removing Lubuntu 14.0.4

Recently I tried removing Lubuntu in dual boot mode with Windows 8.1. However, I probably made an error because I tried to remove the Lubuntu partition from the Windows Disk Management interface. Now ...
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Dual Boot - Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

Hope you guys doing great. I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my pre-installed windows 8.1. I have disabled FAST boot & Secure boot, but even then the option for "Installing ubuntu alongside ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). "Of course", my existing Ubuntu 14.04 (on /dev/sdb3) was therefore rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up after liveUSB menu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1-native laptop. And following various guides I've managed to: Stop FastBoot Stop SecureBoot Partition my drive Yet when I try to boot ...
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Can no longer boot into Windows, and Boot Repair gives me an error message

For the past several months I've had a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 8. It was a bit of a pain to set up at first(because of UEFI) but once I did it worked great. The other day my friend told me ...
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Dual boot w7/ubuntu 14.04 seperate ssd's upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 now windows will not boot

So today I decided to upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had a dual boot setup with W7 and ubuntu. The OS's where on seperate SSD's. I chose to remove 12.04 and install 14.04. At first I had some ...
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I have two harddrives, there's windows 7 installed on the main one, and ubuntu on the other one

Evening, as the title says I have two HDD, I have windows installed in one and Ubuntu on the other one, both are SATA, After I finished installing ubuntu I restarted my computer, and it instantly ...
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Trying to re-install Windows 8 using Ubuntu [on hold]

Here's the situation: I was having issues with Windows 8 after an upgrade. My proxy settings kept changing, then the automatic repair would loop on start-up. I tried restoring to an earlier time. The ...
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Can't see Windows 7 installation and files after Ubuntu installation

I had the Ubuntu installer on a USB drive and wanted to install it alongside Windows 7. However, it seems to have overwritten Windows 7 that was on the same hard drive and I can no longer boot from ...
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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Is there any possibility to load the Ubuntu Touch image at your destop instead of the uTouch dual boot app?

I just wondered if I can download the Ubuntu Touch image at my destop instead of at the phone. Would be much faster in my case. Thanks for every answer
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How to make Intel fake RAID 0 volume appear on boot with Ubuntu 14.04 in a multi-boot environment?

I have a computer with a Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 mainboard, a 256 GB drive for booting and two 3 TB drives meant to use in a RAID 0 setup with both ext4 and NTFS partitions. We are planning running ...
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I accidentally deleted windows 8.1 while while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu, i started using Ubuntu just two months ago and it's been really awesome until last night when an annoying problem came up, Ubuntu graphics fails when booting, sometimes comes ...
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14.04: VMware Workstation + dual boot

I've successfully dual-booted Win 8.1 + Ubuntu 14.04. What I'd like to do at this point is run my Ubuntu partition in Workstation. I successfully booted the login screen, but after logging in the ...