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Not able to make Windows as a default OS in GRUB2

This is how my grub.cfg looks like: 1 # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update 2 # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. 3 # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: 4 ...
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ChrUbuntu: CTRL+L won't boot Ubuntu?

I heard ChrUbuntu posts perhaps aren't allowed on here? Not sure, it's Ubuntu still anyway, so I guess I'll try. I followed this guide, but it quite simply won't work. At the dev boot screen, only ...
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WHY I'M SWITCHING TO UBUNTU FORUMS [migrated]

So, I've been using askubuntu for a while now, but the whole the is rigged against the average user. So the same thing happens every time I have a problem on my computer and I go here for an answer ...
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Install full partition of Ubuntu on Chromebook(removing Chrome OS fully?)

Are there any guides on how to do this specifically? I do not wish to dual-boot, I only want it to run ubuntu. I have looked at several guides but I am unsure of which to follow - most seem to do the ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot: grub does not appear

First time installing Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here, with the difference that: I had already used Windows to create 3 partitions for Ubuntu. This line in step 7 did not work: sudo ...
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kubuntu / Windows xp partition- want to upgrade to windows 7 but keep kbuntu

I have dual boot: Windows XP and Kubuntu. I want to upgrade to windows 7 but naturally want to keep Kubuntu. If i do a clean installation of windows 7 will that delete the Kubuntu partitions on my HD ...
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Grub with Multiple Operating Systems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a 10 year old desktop simply as something to do, and with an extra hard drive lying around, I decided to install Turnkey Linux Fileserver solely on the second ...
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cant mount ntfs partitions as read / write, “hibernate” error, I have turned off hybrid boot

I would like to access my windows partition from ubuntu, however, when I attempt to mount it, nautilus gives me the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/jacob/TABBY:LOCAL: Command-line ...
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How to keep from having installations/memory wiped after every reboot and shut down?

I installed Ubuntu on my Win7 64bit computer such that it would have a dual boot with Windows 7 at the grub screen. I used a disk to do so. I have been using Linux/Ubuntu the last two days to do some ...
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Regarding installation error

After downloading Ubuntu 14.10 i tried to install it by shrinking the volume and Dual Booting it with Windows 8. I got error message saying INVALID KERNEL IMAGE or INVALID BOOT OPTION Please help ...
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new Ubuntu installation to non raid disk using existing raid0

I am trying to install a new Ubuntu partition in dual boot with Windows 7 Home Basic. I have Windows running on a raid0 on my SSD and I have a separate HDD that's not part of the RAID and works as ...
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Can I install a program on a different partition than Ubuntu?

I've just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition with Windows Vista on the other side. I'm wondering if I can use space on the Windows partition for programs in Ubuntu?
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Booting a Sony Vaio computer running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu from a USB drive

I have Sony VAIO Tap 20 with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on it, but I am failing right from the beginning. I cannot get Ubuntu to launch. One particularity is that ...
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Why does my wifi keep disconnecting in Ubuntu 15.04

so I am very new to Linux in general, and I have just dual booted my computer with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1. For some reason the Wifi in Ubuntu will work for about 5 minutes and then disconnect, ...
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Boot problems after gparted-live and boot-repair

I removed Windows 8 using gparted Live CD and used the resulting unallocated space to enlarge my ubuntu partitions. After doing it, the dual boot grub I had was useless so I ran boot-repair from a ...
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Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)?

Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)? I am familiar of fast boot being disabled during installation of Ubuntu. Does that mean Windows will always boot ...
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First installation like a breeze - reinstallation nothing but woes

I own a MSI GS60 that has Intel Graphics and an nVidia GTX 860M graphic cards, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it without any problems. I totally loved it. Then I had the idea ...
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How can I dual boot the Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 with a trick?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 2 partitions: / and a swap partition. ...
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SLOW system on HIGH-END Custom PC

Bought a fresh HD for Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 setup. Both OS on different HD's. Ubuntu HD is SATA 6 GB/s, Windows HD is SSD. Windows is on SATA 1 and Ubuntu is on SATA 4 slot. Basic system info: ...
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Partition merge

Can anyone help me reagrding this? I have a similar kind of partition as shown in the below format. [7.7 GB New volume: D (Logical drive)][7.8 GB System drive][C: Drive 200GB][715 GB New volume: E ...
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How to access UBUNTU from USB HDD

DISCLAIMER: I am very new to UBUNTU and Linux in general! I have installed UBUNTU on my external HDD. My computer has Win 8.1 on its HDD. What I want is to get the GRUB screen at bootup asking for ...
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Error While Use Wubi to Install Ubuntu Within Ms Windows 7

Please help me, I've tried all I know, and I was searching on Google and I still can't solve this problem. While I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 within Ms Windows 7 with Wubi, it always failed, even I ...
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Having trouble with 32 bit install

I'm having trouble with the 32-bit of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've tried to install it with Wubi to dual-boot with Windows Vista but it's just not working. The few times I've tried the install fails or it ...
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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac via usb drive without erasing anything on the mac

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my mom's iMac. I'm new to these things and I don't want to erase anything on her computer, as she has many files and pictures. I installed the "preview" I guess i ...
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Does Installation size of Ubuntu matters in the case of performance?

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I gave Ubuntu 30 Gb disk space. But it became slower and laptop overheating problem started within few days. Now I was thinking if I wipe out ...
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how to get GRUB or the Windows Bootloader to load Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinammon 17.2 [on hold]

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2, and i can access either of these if I change boot priority in the Bios Menu, but I can't access them from the Windows Bootloader or ...
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Windows / Ubuntu dual boot problem

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my PC after already having Windows 7 and Vista on seperate partitions. I actually have multiple partitions (around 8) set up for OS's on my two internal HDDs ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I had little knowledge of Ubuntu before I installed it, and I still have little knowledge of it with it installed. I'm trying to work my way around Ubuntu 14.10 and I'm in utter confusion. Nothing ...
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Newbie needs installation help

I have installed Ubuntu onto an old Dell laptop from a USB stick and chose the dual option of using Windows Xp or Ubuntu during the installation options. I then allocated about 50:50 partition drive ...
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Not detecting specific wireless network in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed along with windows 8.1. I recently changed the wireless router at my home and following changes occured: Initially Ubuntu didn't detect my wireless network and but once ...
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How can I fix the missing /NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr on Windows 8.1?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 3 partitions: /boot , / and a swap ...
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GParted won't let me edit a partition

I have this 72 GB hard disk that I installed Ubuntu 14.02 LTS 64 bit on. Now, I want to split it and leave 50 GBs for Ubuntu and install in the to-be-created partition the server version of the OS. ...
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How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
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Extremely slow OS. Swap related?

I really hope you can help me. An inexperienced sysadmin, installed Ubuntu on a new Dell Desktop, it's a pretty powerful machine, and I ran a bunch of hardware tests, and can confirm that RAM/HDD and ...
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Explain dual booting and installing on another internal hard drive?

Can somebody explain the difference between dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8, and installing ubuntu on another internal hard drive? And how you would do this? I'm a relatively new ubuntu user ...
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Resume from suspend not working and Rhythmbox loses all files on reboot

Sony vaio VGN-FW250j Intel Duo Core 64 bit system Installed Ubuntu 15.04 from amd64 ISO via UNetbootin "frugal boot" method because the DVD and USB boot method would not work, then installed from Live ...
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Install Ubuntu on logical partition - location of Grub stage1

Computer setup as follows: One SSD and one HDD. Win7 is on SSD, entire drive is single C:partition with the OS & all programs. HDD is formatted as one single extended partition containing 3 ...
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Windows running into boot loop after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have tried all the solutions available online, but no avail. I am facing a boot loop for windows OS whenever i restart the system. I installed ubuntu 3 days back and windows was working fine until ...
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Installer crashed

I have acer laptop with windows 8.1. I tried installing ubuntu 14.04 from bootable usb drive alongside windows. I changed bios settings from UEFI to LEGACY and secure boot from ENABLED to DISABLED. I ...
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Ubuntu issues on SSD and HDD, freezes/hangs at Shutdown and Restart

So, I have installed ubuntu on my SSD along with Windows 8.1. I have used three partitions for Ubuntu: swap, /, /home. All was fine until I had to shutdown or restart. It hangs/freezees every time. ...
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This computer has only 0 bytes disk space

I have acer laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I wanted to install Ubuntu in parallel. I made an Ubuntu bootable USB drive and tried to boot through that but that didn't work. Then I went into ...
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Reinstalling Windows from ubuntu [duplicate]

im kinda new to ubuntu stuff so i would appreciate some help with the stuff im trying to deal with. Here is my problem: I have 2 operating system, Windows 7 on partition C and Ubuntu 14 on partirion ...
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Problem with dual boot configuration. UEFI vs Legacy?

In my friends laptop previous operating system is Windows8 with UEFI boot mode. I change it UEFI to Legacy mode for Linux installation. But after Linux installation one problem occur. Windows8 boot ...
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moving ubuntu and windows partition

I wish to move my windows partition to the last drive and my Ubuntu partition to the first section of drive to make it fast. I have used windows for 6 years and i am done with it since I have found ...
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(initramfs) Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and Ubuntu, the following screen appeared: Here's snapshot of the ...
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How many and how should I set up my partitions? [on hold]

I have a 1 Tb HDD and an 8 Gb SSD. I currently have Windows 8.1 installed on the HDD (no partitions yet), and plan on installing Ubuntu 14.04. A coworker of mine mentioned that I ought to have a ...
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Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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Maintaining multiple Linux distros - boot and grub partitions

Here is my GParted view of /dev/sda The unallocated blocks were once another Ubuntu distribution - I will resize my other partitions to consume them soon. /dev/sda2 holds my Debian installation's ...