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“Missing operating system” grub2 failure

While trying to install Xubuntu after trying Fedora and disliking it(Still have a windows 8.1 installed), the partition manager was a bit confusing and I might have screwed something while trying to ...
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Dual boot Kubuntu 14.04 - Windows 7 not found

I have installed Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04. grub discovered only the latter. Repair attempts with Boot-Repair were unsuccessful. The bootable Windows partition is sda2. Thanks in advance for ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.02 but installer can't find it

I've read a lot of questions from people who have the same problem as me however there results didn't work for me. So I've already manually partitioned but it doesn't even see that either. It sees my ...
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Swap sharing Windows and Ubuntu

This question has been asked before but not in this manner. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15 dual booting on an SSD, A secondary HDD is currently has a partition at the end that is NTFS formatted ...
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Deleted Linux (elementary OS) can't boot BIOS only grub rescue

OK so I'm a Linux noob. I tried elementary os hearing about better performance because I have a bad peice of hardware. Its a lenovo ideapad n580. I was unsatisfied so in windows 8.1 I used the ...
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Dual boot partitioning positioning

Actually i tried to do a dual boot with different positions of partitions. To be more clear, i found that speed of READ/WRITE depends on it position on HDD. So i tried 2 cases. Partitions were in ...
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When Windows 10 comes out and I install it on PC will i need to reinstall ubuntu

When Windows 10 comes out (July 29th) I am going to update to it, but when I do will I have to reinstall ubuntu/grub for dual boot to work again? I have Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8 on my PC at the ...
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First Installation Problem with GNU GRUB

When I try to install Ubuntu Desktop from a USB it gives me a GNU GRUB minimal command prompt instead of bringing me to the installation menu. I am trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 along side with ...
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Question marks on install

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with a gigabyte of ram, a 300GB hard drive, and a 3Ghz Pentium 4 processor. I have one partition already on my computer, this partition is 8GB in size, and has Free-DOS. ...
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Grub not booting up

Hey guys I have a question about grub. I am trying to dualboot windows7 and linux however I am recving a problem with grub. It will just boot into windows. I also delated the system reserved ...
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2 questions about installing Ubuntu

So I'm planning on installing ubuntu but I have 2 things that worry me: First, when I tried installing it, I wanted to dual-boot it with win7, but it didn't see that I have win7 already installed on ...
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No Dualboot screen

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 pro. After installing, I restart the system but it is not asking which OS to load and it simply loads Windows by default. The dual boot ...
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screen goes black and keyboard and mouse unresponsive

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine for a long time without any problem. For about a week ago I decided to install windows dualbooting 14.04 and so ubuntu was reinstalled. Since then, ...
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I've tried every possible solution, my computer WILL NOT BOOT FROM GRUB

Okay, I went through the installation process to have dual OS; windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04. No matter what I do my computer WILL NOT boot from the grub menu. To clarify I have already: disabled ...
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Reinstalled ubuntu 15.04 and now it wont boot

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 after booting into a USB. While booted in the USB, I used GParted and formatted my entire second hard drive and installed Ubuntu there. I also have windows 7 installed ...
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Install Mac Os X on Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have a computer running ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I downloaded the dmg file of a Mac OS X version. Can I install it in dual boot with ubuntu?
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GRUB rescue and out of memory - killing process occurs when I start my laptop

Using USB booting, I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64 bit on my LENEVO Ideapad G50 - 70 dual boot with windows 8.1 - In order to overcome Ubi partman error 10 ( I think its RAID isssue) by using -> Try ...
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Anyone else have problems with Dual Boot after upgrading to Windows 8.1? Help would be appreciated

I detest Windows, so when I bought a new Toshiba Satellite laptop, the first thing I did was dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine until I inadvertently upgraded Windows last week ...
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How can I migrate a ubuntu virtual machine which is hosted on windows Vbox to dual boot ubuntu and windows

okay, so if the title of this question does not clarify my question, here is the explanation I have a laptop with windows 8.1 and I'm running ubuntu as a virtual machine on it using VirtualBox, and I ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I'm new to Linux, but I hope you guys can help me. I'm installing it through USB and I get this error message:
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14.04 stuck at loading screen

I am attempting to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu yet once I boot from my USB I am stuck at this screen. Press ESC shows the following.
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Ubuntu 14.x install on Alienware mx18 R2

I have Win7 x64 installed on the primary drive and I intend to keep it there. Been trying (and failing) to simply install Ubuntu on a separate drive. But I cannot even get that far. I am ...
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rEFInd Question: Remove multiple boot items?

Just installed Ubuntu on a separate drive (not partitioned with any other OS), as well as rEFInd, on my Mac Pro. I managed to get it all to start up properly and can boot to any of the locations from ...
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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB

I am looking into geting a Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB and I wanted to know if any one has tried to install ubuntu on it in as a dual boot. I found one review on it that implied that you ...
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Installation Error - The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14 LTS on my external 1TB HDD, but I'm getting an error when I press "Install Now". Error Message My Partitions (Don't have enough reputation to post images) These are ...
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touchpad not working in ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted pc)

My pc (Toshiba Satellite) is dual booted with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Last week it didn't boot ubuntu and the touchpad stopped working. However I solved the booting problems (It now boots both ...
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Is it possible to retrieve the mentioned drives?

My wife tried to install ubuntu as dual with windows and she ended up with this link http://paste.ubuntu.com/11416559/ , you can clearly see that there are 2 Microsoft drives inside sda1. The question ...
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boot ubuntu black screen

I'd like to ask you guys before I install Ubuntu in addition to my Win OS. I have this setup: Win7 64bit Core i7-3520M 8GbRAM, AMD Radeon HD7570M. Booting from USB I get the black screen and none of ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't really need my 14.04 Ubuntu so I deleted the partition of it with an Ubuntu Live CD. Since grub was ...
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How to find file on random partions then mount that partition

Im trying to write a batch script that will find a specific file (EX .homemnt) on a random partion then mount that partition to what ever location I want (EX /home).. Added notes: Will be used on ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Second Hard Drive

I have 2 1tb hard drives on my computer with Windows 8 on the first hard drive and nothing on the other. I want to install Ubuntu 14 on the second hard drive. I've looked up some guides and they all ...
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Will updating the BIOS remove my Ubuntu EFI entry?

I have an HP ProBook G1 with Windows 8.1 OEM on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dualboot. This laptop has a BIOS that makes it difficult to change the default boot loader called at hardware ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried with Boot-Repair also, Unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried stuff everything, but unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Acronis Extended Capacity Disk

I have a Western Digital Black 4 TB Hard Drive in my PC running Windows 8.1. To get past my PC's 2 TB limit I have used Acronis Extended Capacity Manager to gain access to hard drive space beyond the ...
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Which partition to install Ubuntu in so as not to erase/make more bad things happen to Windows?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, but not within Windows. I want to use Grub as the bootloader instead of the Windows MBR. I was installing off the liveDVD for 15.04, the amd64 version. ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu

I had Windows installed on an NTFS partition. I freed a partition and installed Ubuntu successfully on it. I booted to Ubuntu once but after I restarted, I wasn't able to boot into it again and all I ...
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I cant modify file on Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I've my pc with windows XP SP3 installed, i am newbie with linux and just want to try Ubuntu, then i installed Ubuntu 12.04 using live USB, i clicked "Install ubuntu alongside Windows XP" the ...
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Since the update to 15.04, my dual-boot Dell XPS can't use WiFi

Since the update to 15.04, my dual-boot Dell XPS can't use my Wifi network. It can't even update itself now. Network is fine when I boot to Windows. When I reboot to Ubuntu, I can see both of my two ...
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Side by side install option is not there [closed]

I am not getting the option to dual boot or install backtrack 5 side by side with windows in windows 8.1. What should I do please help
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Dualboot eror with Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hy! I want to dualboot with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 7, I already have Windows installed. When I try to install Ubuntu, it isn't as superuser, is Security and I can't install alongsize Windows. What I ...
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Booting OS of Ubuntu 1.1.20.0-8ubuntu1

I have a problem in booting version 2.00-13ubuntu3 moving to recovery mode, it requires me to fill the initramfs using built-in-commands which i dont know how to add them. Help me
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu?(Ubuntu preinstalled) SSD & HDD System76 laptop

I have a system76 laptop (Kudu Professional). It has an i7 core w/ 8gb of RAM. There are two drives: a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. The Kudu came with Ubuntu pre-installed(version 15.04). I looked ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back [duplicate]

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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Mac OS X, Ubuntu dual installed incorrectly; what is the preferred way to go back and try again?

I thought I had installed rEFInd Boot Manager correctly, partitioned my Mac HD to reserve 30GB for Ubuntu, and when I rebooted my computer, I could chose between operating systems. Unfortunately, ...
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Install ubuntu on a Motherboard ASUS H81M-C

This kind of motherboards use the new UEFI BIOS. In the user guide says that it has support to the operating systems Windows 8/ Windows 7, but I need to install Ubuntu 15.04 so my question is if I can ...
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boot problems after upgrading to OSX 10.10 yosemite

I dual boot OSX and ubuntu. After upgrading osx to 10.10 yosemite I can no longer boot linux. I had no problem installing refind so that ubuntu is visible, and choosable. The problem is that booting ...
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Old school Multiboot question - Booting from USB to a installed drive with linux installed on it?

First off - feel free to laugh or shout about this, but please do it in private. Years ago when I was first using Linux and windows together, we used used a floppy disk to hold a boot manager ...
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...