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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I wen't on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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Cannot restore grub after windows upgrade

I have ubuntu 14 LTS on a dual boot with windowns. After upgrading the windows the grub is not showing anymore. I`ve used live CD to run boot-repair which gave me this error: ...
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Windows hibernation: why lubuntu is prevented to mount a partition on which the hiberfil.sys is not present?

I am aware why linux doesn't mount the hibernated windows system partition -- due to the hibernation flag. As far as I am aware, the hiberfil.sys is stored on windows system partition, then why does ...
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Ubuntu stuck on booting

Ubuntu stuck at booting showing only the logo.. When I press Esc, the boot seems to be stuck at : Stopping samba auto-reload integration.. How can I fix this problem?
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grub rescue> with partition error

i had dual boot that is ubuntu and win7 in my pc ..but unkonwingly using the mini partition tool i have deleted the partition of ubuntu and created a new partition for windows7 ,which is a partition ...
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu without losing Windows 8.1 hibernated session?

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 on a laptop. I use Windows mostly at work and thus I prefer to hibernate rather than shutting down and load from scratch everyday, so ...
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converting logical partition to primary partition

I am booting windows on ubuntu 14.04 but during the time of installing it is just showing logical partition who can I convert logical partition into primary partition to install windows alongside with ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate alongside Xubuntu

I'm new to ubuntu and its derivatives. I'm having only Xubuntu (latest) installed on my laptop of 500GB HDD which was installed couple of weeks back. Its running fine without any issues. Recently ...
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Searching for a prettier boot loader for my UEFI system

I've currently got UEFI Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 working together with GRUB 2. However, I hate the way it looks, especially when compared to something like this: ...
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Partition created by Gparted not effective when rebooting into Windows 7

I am trying to install a dual boot machine (HP Zbook15) with ubuntu 14.04 next to a windows 7. The laptop came preinstalled with the Windows partition taking up the whole HDD (750Gb) (apart from a 1Gb ...
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Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu) dual boot Windows 8.1, can't see bootloader [on hold]

I've been trying to get a dual-boot working on my ASUS laptop with Windows 8.1 already installed. To get this working, I've divided my SSD into two partitions: 1 for Windows (the one I shrinked) and 1 ...
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Dual Booted Kali Linux with Windows 8 and now Windows 8 Will Not Launch [on hold]

I dual booted windows 8 with kali linux. Now windows won't start. Please help Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: ...
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Problems in dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7

I have a dual-boot system with GRUB2 from Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed in the MBR. When I try to boot Windows 7 it fails sometimes and I have to restart the computer and try again. Furthermore, ...
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Problems dualbooting Ubuntu and windows

i wish to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 10 technical preview and i get this error when installing ubuntu ==>>/dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it ...
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Ubunut won't boot for the first time

So here's my problem. I've downloaded the ubuntu iso and wrote it onto a usb stick with universal boot loader like the instructions told me to. Then i've also disabled secure boot mode and fast start ...
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Linux Kali. I have downloaded the files and burned them to a cd then took the cd out put it back in [on hold]

Linux Kali. I have downloaded the files and burned them to a cd then took the cd out then put it back in and restarted my computer It did not work.Can you help me? Thanks a lot!
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Multiboot ubuntu, Elementary, Windows, joint swap or sparate ones?

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time with dual boot alongside windows 7, and used EasyBCD software to create Linux entry in the MBR, now I want to install Elementary without damaging either Ubuntu ...
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how to permanantly change boot order in UEFI os manger list?

how to change the boot order in a UEFI-based dual windows/ubuntu install , usually UEFI system boots directly to windows (I experienced this with HP 15) although i made a lot of changes to make it ...
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Windows Xubuntu Dual Boot

I was trying to install xubuntu on my laptop and I choose to resize the disk, the windows partition, but it was taking so long doing so that I closed the installation now I was gonna try again but ...
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how much ram should i use when installing ubuntu when it asks me? [on hold]

i have a 1000gb hard drive and 32gb ram how much space should i give Ubuntu im not really going to be storing any data on it, and how much ram will i need to give it when it asks not sure if i say ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a default O.S when starting PC

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows, on starting it, the computer starts in Ubuntu. I would want to have the option of selecting which operating system to use.
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Installed ubuntu into a data partition and lost about 44 gb important data. Anyway to recover?

So here is a summary of what I have been doing today. Dual booted a laptop (windows 7 64 bit home & ubuntu 14.04); diferent partitions + a data partition. had to install grub manually (done ...
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Just now burned the Ubuntu disc

I have seen how you try Ubuntu before you install it. Once I install it do I have to change anything in the hard drive or do I just follow prompts to install ? If I have to set the partition size how ...
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Can't access to my drives

I can't access to my hard drive. I don't know what's happening or what does it want. I have installed two operating systems in different drives. Windows on C and Linux on X. I can't access my other ...
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Change the OS boot sequence?

I've been installed the Ubuntu 14.04 in partition of hard drive other than C: drive like E: or F: drive first, then after few days later i installed the windows 7 in C:drive. After windows ...
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Managed to install Ubuntu alongside Windows7 with Gparted; now can't get back into Windows

I hoped to make a dual-boot install of Ubuntu (from USB w/ Ubuntu 14.10-desktop-amd64.iso) next to Windows 7, but dual-boot option was not presented. I chose "something else", shrunk Windows, created ...
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Dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu with Ubuntu on mSATA SSD

I have searched the web like a maniac in order to find some answers to these questions, so please help me here... If you only now the answer to one of the questions please post that answer! So here ...
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No Grub2 boot manager window after installing Ubuntu 14.10 over Linux Mint 17 [on hold]

My boot info script from Boot-Repair is on the url below also some explanation from me about the problem is there. Big Thanks. http://paste2.org/yp5xwy81
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Grub Occasionally stops working

I have a custom built desktop, and I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. My main SSD is where Windows is installed, and I have another SSD where Windows is installed. I also have two other HDD's that are ...
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unable to install windows 7 from ubuntu

so unable to install windows 7 i used winUSB, formated the usb on ntfs the first time and fat32 the second time, i was following this How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? but i ...
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Lost ubuntu boot after Windows 8 boot [on hold]

I have just install Mint 17 64Bit along side widows 8 in a DELL inspiron desktop top PC as a dual booter. All runs well after the Mint install. When I boot up with UEFI 'unsecured boot' I have Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu boots once after boot-repair

I have had installed Ubuntu 14.10 64bit, then installed Windows-8.1 64bit. As expected, grub2 was wiped out. I came upon Boot-Repair, installed and ran it from Ubuntu live-cd. After the "repair", ...
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Grub rescue screen comes even after boot repair

I tried installing ubuntu 14.0.4 on my Sony VAIO having windows 8. As i was installing i noticed it didn't ask me question about installing alongside with windows instead it throw message like No ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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Will not boot after upgarde from 10.04 to 12.04.5

I have a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition I tried to upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 via the update manger on the command line. I got the following message at the end when the machine tried to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Win8 problem; no to LiveDVD [duplicate]

"1Create a LiveDVD or LiveUSB of Ubuntu (>=12.04.2) 64bit ONLY. 2In your BIOS, disable QuickBoot/FastBoot and Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT). If you have Windows8, also disable FastStartup. ...
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Ubuntu not working after formatting windows partition

When I formated my partition with Windows 8.1 on it and nothing else and restarted the PC the top bar disappeared, the menu bar disappeared, I am unable to start the terminal, the windows don't have ...
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How to make an Ubuntu down load bootable

I have dual boot Ubuntu/windows. I want to kill windows and have one large partition for Ubuntu. I saved the Ubuntu down load to DVD. I had to. Not enough room on my drive. I tried to restart and ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 - Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu a few days ago because I want to start using Linux more often instead of windows. I got it successfully installed so I restarted my computer. Then it opens on Windows without the ...
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Booting from Ubuntu install disk

My dilemma continues. I had copied the latest Ubuntu download to DVD. Reason being, I don't have enough space on my dual partition drive so need to start fresh. From Ubuntu I did a restart with ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 installed?

I've been trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8, on my HP Pavillion g6-2320. The installation got complete the first time, but Windows got booted. I tried installing again, but got errors, ...
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Ubuntu wont start from windows bootloader but it does as a device

When I am in Windows 8 and shift-click Restart, then click Devices, I am able to launch Ubuntu from there. But when I click something close to "start other os", then Ubuntu, I get something close to ...
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Update GRUB with encrypted LVM on second volume/drive?

On one machine I have an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sda that I can boot into. On the same machine is a second drive with an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sdb (that ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Win 7 won't boot after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have a system with two HDDs, one 1tb and one 500gb. I installed windows 7 onto the 1tb hard drive fine, and used that for a day. Installed Steam and my steam library fine (as I'm only using windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot, Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S

I've set up Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio (VGN-NW11S), dual boot with Windows 7. The computer is approx. 4 years old. It worked fine for 1 week or so, but since a few days it doesn't boot any more. I ...
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Can I change the appearance of the bootloader, ..? [duplicate]

I was bored with my bootloader, .. Can I change the theme of the bootloader, .. I was looking on google, and I found the burg,. but I could not use it because my pc is UEFI, .. I dual boot windows8.1 ...
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installed ubuntu 14.04…now can't get access to windows 8.1 which was pre installed on my laptop…plz help [on hold]

i can access only ubuntu now as if windows was never there.i installed ubuntu normally by partitioning C drive.I am not able to see my other windows drives also in ubuntu. I even tried bootkey....this ...