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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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hi…i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager…now

i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager...now i get error:no such partition grub rescue> i used the following video ...
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Unable to Dual Boot Windows 8 ( 64bit ) and ubuntu 12.04

I bought new Asus Laptop with DOS and installed windows 8.1 64bit and then i installed Ubuntu 12.04 but as with other os my boot options does not show windows 8 and ubuntu Then i tried EasyBCD now ...
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How to restore Windows 8.1 boot after installing Ubuntu on flash drive

System: Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 8.1 using secure boot and UEFI. Boot Info Summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8340337/ I installed Ubuntu on a USB flash drive using the Live CD version. My goal ...
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Boot problem Ubuntu-Win7

I am new to Ubuntu, my only limited experience with Linux so far had been with PuppyLinux on EeePC and another laptop with a dead HDD. I tried to install Ubuntu alongside my existing Windows 7 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a USB but unable to login [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a bootable USB drive which I had created using the startup disk creator in ubuntu. Windows 7 was already installed on this PC so I chose the "install side by side" ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...
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Itermittent Loss of Wireless 14.04 dual boot on Mac

I'm very new to Ubuntu, but very excited to start learning it. First, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 currently on a mid 2011 MacbookPro on a dual-boot. Most of the questions I'm finding on here are ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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Install grub in separate boot partition (dual boot)

I have both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on UEFI mode (of course, dual boot). I have used bcdedit under windows 8.1 to set grub 2 as the default boot loader: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path ...
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ubuntu -grub rescue for no real reason?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a brand new EXTERNAL hard drive. I loaded it up with a booted flash drive, then went through the install process, dividing the drive in half (450GB for ubuntu), 10 gb ...
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Will there be an update to Ubuntu for enabling it to easily install alongside Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

Will there be an update to Ubuntu for enabling it to easily install alongside Windows 8.1? I have seen the various options to play with the restrictions made by UEFI and install Ubuntu through the ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows8

I install windows 8 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but when I boot from usb (Live ubuntu)cann't see my partion and when I use Gparted the whole space is free.(the type of windows ...
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How to move GRUB installation to a different partition? [on hold]

I have a laptop for work. I originally had Windows 7 on it then I installed Linux Mint 17 to dual boot. During my installation of Mint 17 I accidentally installed GRUB on the wrong partition (sda2). ...
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How Can I Get GRUB to Work After Restoring Deleted EFI Partition?

First time posting here for help. So Friday night I was playing around with GParted and accidentally deleted several partitions. One of the was an unnamed. After doing this, I restarted and I was ...
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Unable to detect file system

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 beside windows 7 but each one on a partition i can access windows partition but i cannot access 3rd partition ( /dev/sda3 ) ntfs type and gparted say : file system: unknown ...
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Audio jack not working with dual boot

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 then after one or two login audio jack was not working in windows but work in ubntu and after some time it stops working in both th OS. So i finally upgrade to ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to install windows7 on Ubuntu14.04?

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REPEATED QUESTION AS THE QUESTION SIMILAR TO THIS HAVE ALL FAILED TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM. I have tried to install windows 7 on ubuntu-14.04 with a live USB stick, but I ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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Grub dont work with dualboot windows 8

I have window 8 installed, and installed in a second partition Ubuntu 14.04. The installation went ok, but on startup Grub don`t work. Window start just like before the installation. Other place ...
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Cant start Windows OS after Ubuntu installation crash

I recently bought a new ASUS Zenbook UX301 series with windows 8. I then updated to Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu before, and have had it installed through VirtualBox on my macbook for over a year ...
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Grub Rescue. Cannot reach boot configuration. Does not boot from USB

So I think I may have messed up pretty badly. Yesterday I deleted the partition that had Zorin OS installed on it. Little did I realize that doing that does not fully remove it. To make sure I had it ...
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Solved - Failure to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04

I was trying to upgrade to 14.04, everything vent fine without errors but after reboot the system has crashed. I am getting this error message: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid ...
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Ubuntu Installer 14.04 shuts down while installing

I have a problem that seems to be going unanswered. I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 64-Bit installer and flashed it to a disk. I installed this on a home-built computer with no problems. So I decided ...
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“error: unknown filesystem” after install

Originally, I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside windows, but I came across a problem when rebooting (unknown file system). I tried to simplify problem and installed only ubuntu, wiping out ...
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I need help with installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside to Windows 8 [duplicate]

I bought a new Lenovo B350 with Windows 8 pre-installed. Should I continue with the windows setup and then just download 14.04 from the Ubuntu website? I tried just booting a 14.04 DVD and it did ...
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Ubuntu failing to install on seperate HDD, blank screen, flashing cursor

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop ISO and burned it to a bootable cd and have made a bootable usb drive using both Universal USB Installer and Unetbootin. I have tried mutliple ways to attempt ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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Can't Boot into either Windows or Ubuntu

History I first installed Windows 8.1 and left around 60GBs Unallocated. Then I tried installing Ubuntu with a USB, but the partition table I had made did not show up. I then tweaked some settings in ...
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Can't get GRUB menu to work after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and had it set up for a dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 8. Everything worked fine until I decided to try reinstalling it with the root partition on an SSD ...
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Duel Partition Install Boot Problem

Unfortunately I got in over my head with installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 as a duel partition. Right now I am unable to boot from the HDD. After reading up on the topic here I managed to run ...
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Windows wont boot when external HDD not connected, how can I fix this?

My current system is Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center. I wanted to try Ubuntu 14.04, and therefore I installed Ubuntu on an External HDD. (I followed some steps that I found on the internet) After ...
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Install Ubuntu on a SSD alongside Windows on a HDD

Currently on my notebook I have Windows and Ubuntu in dual boot on the same HDD, with the following partitions: HDD: Windows OS (very rarely used) Ubuntu root partition (/) Swap Ubuntu home ...
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Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 clock not right - again

I know this question have been answered before but the fix isn't working anymore. The usual fix on Ubuntu/Kubuntu is edit the /etc/default/rcS file and be sure to have UTC=no then save and reboot ...
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Why doesn't live USB work in non-UEFI mode?

I have Windows 7 64 bit installed on one partition (the rest of the disk is unallocated). I made a live USB with the latest official Kubuntu 14.04 64 bit ISO. When I boot, there are two USB options: ...
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what exactly do the terms nomodeset, dual boot an wubi mean?

I am having this really weird problem of booting my computer(Ubuntu 14.04,which I upgraded to from 12.04 just a day back)since it shows up a black screen every time, after I have chosen my OS(I have ...
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Which installation type should I choose

I am trying to install Ubuntu for first time to try it. I have an empty 49GB partition created by xp when installed. I have got to intallation type and selected 'something else' I now have /dev/sda ...
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Dual Boot: Can't boot Arch Linux

my History I got a PC with Intel 64 Bit Processor. There I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at /dev/sdb1 and Arch Linux at /dev/sda1. Both swap onto /dev/sdb2. I tried (with succes) to install ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 next to Windows 7 on a SATA drive set to RAID

I know there are a lot of similar installation questions but I have tried multiple solutions posted in them and can't figure this out. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a partitioned HDD with Windows ...
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Can't boot to windows after removing ubuntu

If this is not the right place, please tell me where to ask this. I tried to remove ubuntu from windows, and I deleted the partitions. after starting up windows, I executed in command line: bootrec ...
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Problem with partitions (deleted all of them)

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Permission denied: '/var/lib/partman/stopfifo' when trying to install 14.04 as dual boot with Windows 8

I am trying to install UBUNTU 14.0.4.1 LTS along with windows 8 to dual boot. I've followed this question and done all the neccesary steps, Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) ...
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Boot-repair error on dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a laptop with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Both OS were installed on UEFI mode and are 64 bits. Ubuntu 14 was installed using the upgrade option from Ubuntu 13.10. After the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Z97X-gaming gt with nvidia geforce gtx 780ti card

How to install ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows 7 on a SSD, system is Z97X-gaming gt with nvidia geforce gtx 780ti card and intel i7 4790k So far after getting throught install the machine ...
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Grub didn't rewrite Windows 7 loader [on hold]

I have installed Win7 and now I want to install Linux Mint 17 as the second OS. But after installing Linux Mint 17 grub never starts and Win7 starts automatically. What I need to do for installing ...
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Some Serious Issues with Ubuntu on GPT UEFI laptop?

Ok, I've spent the last 10 hours learning all that I could about installing and partitioning, yet I have been unable to solve the problem. The caveat is that I know now a lot about linux installation. ...
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How to recover boot startup after dual booting?

I have a big problem. Really big problem. I can't open my Operating System anymore. If I opened my laptop it will display the logo of my laptop then there will be a prompt like this: Secure Boot ...
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Newbie to Ubuntu today w/Windows 7-64 bit dual boot system

I just downloaded and installed Ubuntu on HD side-by-side W/windows7 64-bit, transitioning to Ubuntu & rid of windows eventually. I know zip about Ubuntu, but all seems fine except for my WiFi ...
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Ubuntu on rMBP, bootloader location

I'm getting ready to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro. My setup is as follows: Mac OSX and Windows-Bootcamp on the internal SSD Ubuntu 13.04 on an external SSD hooked up through ...