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Windows option not available at boot time in GNU Grub

So i crearted a big mess. I had 4 portions 2nd one had windows on it , i installed ubuntu on 4th one and created swap disk on 1st partition due to which i was not able to run either OS. Now I ...
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Triple boot Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Technical Preview

I currently dual boot on my computer Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on their own partitions, I have an additional partition containing data backup which I can copy to an external hard drive, since ...
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Do not show GRUB loader after Truecrypt login and remove windows from list

I have a dualbooted laptop running Windows 7 and Kali. Kali has an encrypted partition (LVM) holding all my data and a boot partition. I recently installed TrueCrypt on my Windows computer. So I ...
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mounting ntfs drive

I recently took an older XP laptop and installed 14.04. I wanted a dual boot machine since my son still has some games he likes in XP. Unfortunately, the power went out mid-installation. Now I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on seperated hard with Hdd power switch

dell inspiron 660 I5. I have two 1tb hard drives and a orico power switch that will let me select which hard drive functions. I have installed ubuntu on the 2nd drive with the windows drive not ...
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partition harddisk in already installed windows to dual boot windows/ubuntu without reformat

Is it possible to partition my hard disk on my already installed Windows, and yet not reformat my hard disk in order to do so? And then still being able to install ubuntu to the second partition so ...
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Not sure which way to dual-boot Ubuntu 14 and Win8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 1500 3000 series and it came preloaded with win8.1 and I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu 14. I have read 10+ guides and watched 5ish videos and I feel fairly confident that I can ...
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New install with unknown error (??? ???)

I have a brand-new (Shuttle) computer. I have tried installing Ubuntu three different ways so far. Each time, at the point it creates mount points (whether I do it manually or let it create them ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from running automatically after 10 seconds? [duplicate]

I can't figure out nor find in the settings any option for preventing Ubuntu from automatically starting after 10 seconds, Is there any way to make the boot menu stay as it even when not touching it? ...
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Unable to access windows 8.1 Hard Drive in Ubuntu 14.04

Before somebody wants to mark my question as duplicate I'm letting you know that I read a lot of alike questions and their solutions but none of them describes the same symptoms and their answers ...
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“No root file system defined” error while installing ubuntu

I am not a computer techie. I installed Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo laptop but I keep getting stuck at an error 'No root file system is defined, please correct this from the ...
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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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Touch-pad dosen't work after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [Dual boot with Windows 8]

I just bought a new Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro computer with a pre-installed Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu so I can run dual-boot. Everything works fine now except my touch-pad that isn't working in ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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Network adapter dissapears after using ubuntu

im starting using linux and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my pc with windows 7. The problem is when I use ubuntu, the network card works normally but when i turn off the pc and/or restart and boot on ...
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ubuntu dual boot with windows 8

I have a windows 8 hp laptop with windows 8 pre installed. I installed ubuntu 12.04 lts alongside windows 8. The grub menu to choose the os to boot did not appear. So I downloaded and installed easy ...
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Add Windows 8.1 to Grub List

I jus bought a Lenovo t430 and it had Windows 8.1 Pro when I received it. After some hard work i've got to install Ubuntu 14.04. After the install the grub didn't shown the windows option. Login in ...
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Ubuntu is not offered in bootup menu on Windows 7 reboot

I have a HP DV6 laptop running Windows 7. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to my computer and burned the ISO image onto a DVD. I rebooted with the DVD in the tray and installed Ubuntu using the option. The ...
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Triple booting Ubuntu 14.04 caused 6 primary partitions

Before, I could only create 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition on my machine because it had an MBR structure. I created empty space in another logical drive within my extended partition. I ...
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Cannot boot on Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire X3995 (if it is relevant) following the steps described there and there. For my Windows, which I want to conserve, there are already two small reserved ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a partition and reuse the partition for another distro?

Ubuntu has been giving me a lot of trouble with frequent freezing and I can't seem to fix it so I wanted to remove Ubuntu and try another distribution. I was thinking of either Elementary OS or Linux ...
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Dual-Boot not working

I installed Ubuntu 11.06 on Windows XP with no problems, but rebooting, it give no choice whether I want XP or Ubuntu, and it goes directly into Ubuntu. Tried re-installing, but it ignores the ...
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Chromebook and Ubuntu

I bought a samsung chromebook, first model, when it came out a year or so ago. I am starting to get into Linux (I loaded Ubuntu on my mac) but this is acting a little different. I followed the ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot install with windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 on C: drive and i want to install Ubuntu14.04 on D: drive and i will be extending D: drive with E: what i want to know is ,is it fine if i select install "Ubuntu alongside windows" ...
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GUI mode not loading

I have a HP ENVY 15z with Windows 8 pre-installed, and I've set part of the HDD for Linux, so I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in dualboot. Problem is, Ubuntu no longer boots, Windows boots just fine but ...
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Lenovo z510 hardware query

Here are the details of my Lenovo z510 machine: Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB) Operating system: Windows 8.1 64 Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and 13.10 (64 bit) along-side Windows 7 and windows 8 from USB

I use laptop Acer Aspire 4738. I try many solutions: First: I have Windows 7 - 64 bit, want install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso, use USB creat tools: ...
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Deleted Windows Boot files

I have a reasonably simple problem, but finding the answer proves quite difficult, so I hope you guys can help me. I had a system with three drives: one with Ubuntu, one with Windows and another one ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GRUB cannot see Windows 8.1, boot-repair fails

In my machine I have Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD and Windows 8.1 installed on an HDD, I can boot just fine into either if I select it's drive to boot from BIOS. This is inconvenient and I would like to be ...
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Problem when downloading ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to install 14.04 on my computer (dual boot). I am new to Linux and I really don't want to loose my windows OS. Any advise would be appreciated. I got this error message "no root file ...
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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Adding another Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu to my computer with the install DVD. I have 2 hard drives - (1) 500 GB with windows 7, and (1) 160 GB with nothing. I installed Ubuntu to a 40 GB partition on the secondary drive. ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 8 [duplicate]

So I've been looking around for an answer, and I can't seem to find anything resolved in terms of the problem I'm having. Here's the deal, I have an ASUS laptop that has Windows 8 preinstalled on it. ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside Win 7

I m trying to install Ubuntu on my hp laptop which he has Win 7. I followed the steps for installing but got some problems now, like I don't have the option to "install-alongside-windows ". Also I ...
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How to format unallocated space in ubuntu?

I was installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my laptop. I installed Ubuntu and during installation by mistake formatted my D drive. I installed ubuntu but now I have the remaining free unallocated ...
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Problem with partitions! [on hold]

SPANISH: Hola buenas:) El otro dia me decidi instalar elementary os una distribucion basada en linux,hice una particion desde windows entonces al instalar le dije de instalarla junto a windows os y ...
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Complications With Dual Boot Of Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI

I have been all over the entire askubuntu.com trying to find a solution to my present issue but none has brought any joy, so I gave up and just had to post this. I have an HP Envy M6 pre-installed ...
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want to recover windows partition & data after installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS

i was using windows 7 previously. Then i have tried to install UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. I have selected option "install ubuntu alongside window7". but after installation all drive disappeared. I have ...
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Windows is protecting himself

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. It is dualbooting alongside with windows 8. The computer is a VAIO SVE151G17M and they are booting from the EFI partition. Now the problem: When I start my ...
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Restore GRUB from Windows or from USB

I had a dual boot Win XP - Ubuntu. I deleted XP and I installed Win 7. Now, GRUB doesn't exist anymore. I made a live usb with ubuntu to repair grub, but usb doesn't boot(i used it in past to install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Failure on 2012 MBP - Missing Operating System

everyone. This is my first time posting on AskUbuntu, and I'm really hoping I can get some help. Background: I had a dual boot partition of OS X Mavericks and Windows 8 on my 2012 Macbook Pro. I've ...
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Adding an additional hdd to my PC in addition to SSD and external hdd

I've installed Win 7 on internal 128-gb SSD; Next I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on 1 TB external HDD with dual boot. Now I want to add one 1 TB internal HDD and install Ubuntu 14.04 on it with dual ...
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'Windows boot manager' option on Grub

I wanted to try ubuntu on my laptop without installing it, so I thought that installing the “ubuntu CD boot helper” would be useful; I installed it on windows 8 and, after that, everytime I turned the ...
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How do I dual-boot Elementary OS with Ubuntu 14.04? [on hold]

I don't know how to make partitions, so I need a little help. I can't find anything that uses 14.04 either, only 13 and 12.
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After installing ubuntu my pc still boots straight to windows 8.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 and everything went fine with the installation. I followed this guide ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD [duplicate]

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Have read all the questions posted here, as well as tried for 3 days now

I'm really sorry to bother everyone. I almost always find my answer on these forums, but it's been 3 days now and I've read dozens of askUbuntu posts and tried all sorts of different things to no ...
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Dual boot drive question

I am about to install Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows 8. Currently I have 3 drives installed. Windows is currently installed on a 74GB raptor drive, and then I have a 300GB raptor drive, and a ...
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Linux User Group in Ventura County, CA [on hold]

(I hope this webpage allows me to ask this...) Anybody in Ventura County, CA (93010) can come if they want to, to the Linux User Group in Camarillo. Jsut contact me at troysweeney@programmer.net or ...
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my ubuntu is slow after boot problems, how can I repair it?

I have finally installed my ubuntu through wubi on dual boot with win 7, installed update and first problems shows, I had problem with booting so I use boot repair and then I have problem with ...