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Dual boot Windows stuck at logging off

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my DELL Inspiron N4050 laptop, Windows 7 was already installed. For some days, when I tried to open Windows 7 it was stuck at Logging off and now in the boot ...
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I can't boot into windows: error: unknown command 'drivemap'; invalid EFI file path

I had Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu and all worked well. After a problem with my video configs I decided to unistall Ubuntu and I made a fatal mistake: deleted the Linux partition. After that I ...
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Dualboot with fast startup

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. I know that if we try to use Ubuntu without disabling fast startup in Windows, the changes we made on the shared partition will get lost when we boot from Windows. ...
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BIOS doesn't detect USB device

I have a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire V7. I've created a bootable USB on Windows (with Universal USB installer), turned off FastBoot and SecureBoot, yet when ...
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Can't set assigned Ubuntu hard drive in boot sequence

I want to become a first time Ubuntu user. I have a desktop with Windows XP running on it. Now I want to set up a multi boot. I have two hard disk drives. One 60 GB with Windows XP (we call it A). ...
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Boot into windows using grub1.99-21ubuntu3.14

I had a working grub menu list, till I activated express ssd on my ultrabook with both windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 Now i get a screen showing the minimal CLI mode which Im clueless about. Did try ...
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install windows 7 as dualboot [duplicate]

I have an hp pavilion g6 laptop that have ubuntu as operating system , and I had no other OS on it. but now I need to install win7 with ubuntu. and I cant do it. can anybody help me with this
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot won't work [duplicate]

At first, Ubuntu ran fine for me after finally configuring my options to on my Windows 8 to run on non-EFI settings. However Windows would not boot. I used the boot-repair utility in hopes of fixing ...
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trying to log on using Linux or Windows 7 [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 originally installed on my Dell Inspiron (upgraded to Win8). I just installed Linux beside my Windows partition knowing that the selection would allow me to access it and no data would ...
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Partition Scheme confusion

In this guide1, I'm following the Basic Partition scheme, it says: """ Primary Partition - 1Gb (1024Mb) of Free Space - bootstrap files, boot loaders and stuff you'll may need to run multiple ...
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Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
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Installer hangs on “Detecting File Systems…”

I managed to completely screw up my system while trying to install Windows 8. I decided to reinstall and only format my / and /usr partition to keep my data. My installation is now hanging on ...
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restore partition table after error

Today while my pc make some system updates, electricity in my house goes down and my pc shoutted down. When i restart it, i wasn't able to log in: Grub does not find any partition, so i couldn't ...
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Boot device not found after installation of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0.4

After earlier problems with a dual boot setup with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 I decided to start with a clean install of windows 8.1 and installed ubuntu after that. After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Factory Restore Windows? [duplicate]

Hello, So recently I dual-booted my Windows system with Ubuntu, then I decided remove Windows and install Ubuntu 14.04. Before that, I'm using Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 8. I have a Toshiba ...
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how do I boot ubuntu on an hp envy m6 with windows 8 originally?

I'm installing ubuntu on someones computer after repairing it as they asked, but I did not expect to need a password and boot into windows to be able to boot ubuntu. How do i configure it and get it ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load while dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 07/19/2014

I am new to the Linux/Ubuntu world and I am interested in continuing, but from the beginning I am already having problems with dual booting a preinstalled Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo ...
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How to create partition on SSD for booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just completed a computer build, and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the 250GB Samsung SSD that I will be using to boot both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to put some other programs on the SSD, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to live boot

Back story, skip I recently had a problem where my Windows 7 somehow shut down mid update. I almost never shut down my PC and Windows decided to update itself. Windows 7 was completely dead with no ...
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How to install Ubuntu in my Windows 8.1 (pre-installed genuine) computer?

I run Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion computer. I have not partitioned my hard-disk yet. I want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. Can anyone help me with step-by-step procedure?
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windows7 and ubuntu 14.04 problem on Asus N550JV DB71 laptop

I have Asus N550JV DB71 laptop. I want to use both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on it. Firstly I turn off PC's UEFI mode. That is, I switched off/disable Secure boot and Fast boot choices from bios ...
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installing Ubuntu on 2nd hard drive partition

my first time installing Ubuntu never used Linux before I have two hardrive ssd which has windows installed drive c: and then I used a partition of my 2nd hardrive to install software which is drive ...
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Ubiquity appears to hang installing dual boot OSX

I am trying to dual-boot OSX (10.9 Mavericks) and Ubuntu 14.04, and the Ubiquity installer has apparently hung for the last 20 minutes. I resized my OSX partition using Disk Utility in OSX, and made ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 issue

I have installed window 8.1 after cleaning my hard disk..and then installed ubuntu 14.04 with the help of ubuntu forum directions.. But after installing both, window 8.1 sometimes start and sometimes ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Studio to its own hard drive on a UEFI system?

I have tried this many times over but I can't seem to get this to work for my situation. Basically, I used to work with Linux but now I just use it to edit videos and photos in Ubuntu Studio. ...
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Black Screen with X cursor on boot up

I've just started using ubuntu as my main daily driver and have almost worked our the kinks. There's one that is persistent though - I cannot boot using normal methods. I get booted into a black ...
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Replacing os, boot loader not showing

I know many have asked this before but their problem is either: it directly boot to windows or does not boot at all. But my problem is slightly different and fixing this might also be different or ...
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Can I use ubuntu with this PC? If I can then what is this error?

This is the con figuration of pc After I burned the ISO file to a DVD, I restarted my computer and set my boot devices in bios as well and tried booting to that screen that says "Try Ubuntu or ...
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deleeeeeeete thissssssssss [migrated]

I have a question and I write it down and there's 10 picture in it, now after 1 hour of writing it when I wanna post it, I got you need at least 10 reputation to post Images what do I do? plz help ...
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Ubuntu won't start up, says that Windows (yes, Windows) failed to start

When I try to start up Ubuntu, it gives me this message in plain white text over a black background: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the ...
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Ubuntu crashes on MacBook Pro

I have reinstalled again and the same problem it's crashed .My Machine is MacBook Pro Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 , Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, and Software OS X 10.9.4 (13E28). Actually I have ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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Unable to repair GRUB with Boot Repair

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, which came with Win 8.1 preinstalled, with UEFI of course. So, I disabled secure boot and I installed without much interruption, but I realized that I could only boot ...
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How can I run Ubuntu on my Droid X2?

How can I install Ubuntu alongside Android Gingerbread on my Droid X2 so that on boot it asks which OS to boot to?
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8 Issues NO ANSWER ANYWHERE

I'm having so many issues installing booting Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that I installed Windows 8.1 on first. I created a bootable USB drive, went through the Ubuntu installation setup, and then when ...
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Can't see partitions and there is no windows 8 in grub

I had windows 8.1 on my laptop. I have installed Ubuntu 14 04 and then when I restarted the computer there was no grub. and an automatic Ubuntu loading. Then I tried boot-repair. After that there was ...
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Trouble starting dualboot with grub 2:02 (Windows 7 over Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I have a problem in grub to start. I installed ubuntu 14:04 LTS shortly after installing Windows 7 on the HD partitions due. When I restarted the machine appeared the following message ... Minimal ...
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Can't access Windows 8.1. in dual boot

Windows 8.1 pro was running on my PC. I booted Ubuntu 14.04. LTS for making dual boot. Everything was perfect while installing ubuntu but at the end when I restarted my comp it didn't ask me which OS ...
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How to set up GRUB2 password in an easy way?

I need to setup password for GRUB2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64. The setup I am trying to reach is to have [e]dit and [c]onsole options protected by password, but booting of operating system entries ...
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Boot goes straight into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu, how do I get back into Ubuntu and get the option of either at start up?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a DVD (all the files were there) onto my HP laptop. It used to be Windows 8 but a friend of mine put windows 7 on it instead so secure boot and fast boot are disabled. ...
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Installing Windows 7 On Ubuntu and Need To Change ISO File to All Editions [on hold]

I have searched and searched this up and I am not understanding the directions. I hardly know anything about computers. I installed Unbuntu just yesterday and I want to change back. I have the ISO ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I am trying to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu, but I am having issues. First of all, every single tutorial I've read or watched explains how to do this if you have a windows system already setup, and ...
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Ubuntu hardware requirements nd best version

PC Processor Intel Celeron D Ram 780 mb Had disk 500gb updated sata Lg cd/DVD writer I don't know software programming can install a cd, so make it simple. Please do help I don't want to put ...
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Win7 /Ubuntu 14.04 on 1 drive; Win XP on 1 drive — Boots into XP

I'm so close to finally having Ubuntu up and running. The first time, I let boot-repair do its thing automatically http://paste.ubuntu.com/7804480/ then couldn't boot into anything. I had a fiddle ...
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Triple boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've already installed Windows 7 dual boot on different HDD both are Windows 7 so if I choose alongside option then Ubuntu Grub will let choose all preinstalled two OS?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Not Showing Existing partitions

I am having a problem while installing Ubuntu with windows 7 (Both are 64 BIT). My windows 7 is already installed, when I try to install Ubuntu 14.04, it is not showing my partitions, instead it is ...
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Bios stuck on system start in ubunutu

When I press the power button to start my laptop stucks at black screen. To exit from this situation I have to wait about 10 sec to press CTRL + ALT + DEL and then my laptop reach at the grub ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Problems

I have been looking into dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and have been running into issues with Ubuntu's installer not detecting the Windows 7 installation. Here ...