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How to resize Linux partiton to other end of partition?

This must be a common question but I don't know how to phrase it to find the answer. Background: I have recently got a new laptop, it came with win8, and immediately after removing a ton of ...
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Setup or uninstall plop

I was running Kali Linux dual booting with Windows XP. Then I wanted Ubuntu instead of Kali. So I did unetbootin and set up a USB to boot off of. Oddly enough, when I booted, blinking cursor and ...
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UEFI Dual boot not recognizing windows 7 partition?

Been messing around with Ubuntu, I actually installed it as my only OS but since my graphics card(AMD) kinda sucks on linux(For gaming purposes) - I have to have a windows partition. However, ...
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ubuntu not working

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, mid 2009) with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. At first I wanted a dual boot... I have tried: -live disc boot with ubutnu 14.10 -Newly burned 14.10 & 15.04 as well -ubuntu ...
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How to recover my windows without losing any user data/programs?

Dual booted Ubuntu on my Windows 7 using UNetbootin (mounted hard drive): It all started when I forced shutdown my hp pavilion dv6. Windows failed to boot with momentary blue screen. I then logged ...
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How to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I replaced my CD/DVD with a 2nd HDD using an HDD/SSD IDE to SATA adapter rack. I would like to know if i can have these configuration: Windows 8.1 licensed on first hardisk Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the ...
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Dual Booting ubuntu 15.04 alongside genuine windows 8.1

I have an HP Envy 15 K005tx laptop.I tried to install ubuntu 15.04 on my windows 8.1 laptop.Sometimes it opens but most of the times it crashes.Thus i want to remove the current ubuntu and reinstall ...
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Dual boot windows 8 with UBUNTU on Dell Inspiron 3543

Recently I have purchased a Dell Inspiron 3000 series laptop(Model: Inspiron 3543) with Win 8.1 preloaded. I want to install UBUNTU in dual boot mode with Win8. Kindly guide me how to go about? Please ...
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Creating a shared data partition with Windows or Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavillion laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hard drive for a dual boot, and I am thinking about creating a shared partition accessible through ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from External HDD

My laptop has Windows 8.1 64-bit and since I have few space on my SSD, I wanted to install ubuntu in an external HDD. From the UEFI settings I disabled the safety boot, fast boot and so on, and I set ...
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Ubuntu wont boot from live cd. “chkdsk”?

I am not tech savvy so I don't understand why it wont boot. It says something about using "chkdsk". I searched for chkdsk and the program appeared but then went away. The error message it said was: ...
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Installation Error alongside windows

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit desktop alongside windows. Initially I run the set up file and completed my basic installation I restarted my machine. Ubuntu OS loaded When it was ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have dualbooted with ubuntu and windows 7 but lately when i upgraded my ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 i am not able to boot. When i try to go in ubuntu it starts loading normally then all this ...
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Dual booting windows/ubuntu not showing windows

I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and tried to install Ubuntu 14.04. When I restart my computer, grub only shows Ubuntu, so I think I may have accidentally deleted Windows in the process. I ran ...
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How can I boot into Arch Linux using initramfs, in Ubuntu's grub?

I have two hard drives, with two corresponding Grubs. One is from Arch Linux, and the other is from Ubuntu. Using Arch's grub, I can boot into either distribution. However, using Ubuntu's grub, I can ...
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How do I move empty space on hard drive

I have a 500GB hard drive, internal, and it is split as follows: Partition Type Mount Point Size Used Flags 1. /dev/sda1 ntfs /media/BackupHD 433.55GiB 408.76 boot 2. ...
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ubuntu beginner install on windows

new to the ubuntu world, so i would appreciate a little leniency with regards to my lack of knowledge or technical terms.... i currently have a windows 7 pc with 4 harddrives, 120gb internal ssd with ...
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Black Screen on boot Ubuntu 15.04 - Nothings working

None of the solutions this thread have worked: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm dual booted on a windows computer using an nvidia card. This isn't a fresh ...
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Nvidia geForce 7100 driver problem Ubuntu 14.04

i dual booted my PC with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and there is a graphic card Nvidia GeForce 7100 installed on it. However i am getting some problems while using Ubuntu. First the system ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu.?

I have successfully dual booted ubuntu and windows on my sony vaio laptop. The thing is when i logout of ubuntu and restart the computer, then boot with windows, the next time i try to boot into ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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how to boot with windows 8 on ubuntu 14.04LTS using usb

I have installed UBUNTU 14.04LTS ,now i want to boot windows 8 from flash drive (U S B). Please tell me how can i do it? I cannot boot with virtual box because my laptop has only 2 GB of RAM.
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Easiest way to get GRUB bootloader to appear first

so here's my problem. I'm running a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS setup, I forgot to install the GRUB bootloader when I was partitioning for the Ubuntu 14.10 installation. This forces me to boot ...
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No GRUB after install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7 Tried boot-repair and EasyBCD

I'm new to Linux or Ubuntu, installed Ubuntu in one computer no problem. On this Sony can't make it work. Already try boot repair, Easy BCD 2.2 from windows and still doesn't work. Received this ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu after successful installation from wubi iso file in a dvd?

I am new to Ubuntu. I use windows 8.1. I downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 from the official website and burned the iso into a disc and then from my boot menu I chose to boot from dvd/cd. All went fine, under ...
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Kernel Panic at boot Xubuntu 14.04.2

I'm receiving a kernel panic when I try to boot Xubuntu 14.04.2 - this is my System: Windows 8 (sda2) Xubuntu 14.04.2 (sda7) Kali Linux (sda9) First, I installed Xubuntu next Windows. That was no ...
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Help with dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a partition on my hard drive, which is about 60GB in size. I was able to install it onto the partition. After the installation is finished, I ...
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Installed Windows before Ubuntu, both in BIOS mode, but GRUB install failed

Let me start by saying I've been trying to get it to work for 2 days, and that I've read a lot. The answer could be extremely obvious but I need someone to point it out. I was trying to dual boot ...
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BOOTING UBUNTU with pendrive

I have created Bootable Pendrive. When i start booting,it is not Booting ubuntu ,an error occured what to do. i had already created partition of 20gb and i use Power ISO to make the pendrive bootable. ...
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Laptop keyboard not working after installing laptop-mode-tools

Just a few weeks before, I installed laptop-mode-tools on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop. Thereafter, I rebooted my computer but unfortunately my keyboard didn't work at all (but my mouse worked fine as ...
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How can i make my Ubuntu Partition bigger from gparted?

I recently installed Ubuntu (2 days ago) and i want to make my Ubuntu partition bigger using gparted i put the linux-swap thing off and then i added more space to my extended partition and then tried ...
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Problems in Removing Grub

I would like to install ubuntu 14.04 for dual boot with windows 8.1, but I have some problem in removing ubuntu 15.04 that already exists before. I use easy bcd to remove it and I follow the youtube ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu but I can't get grub menu or Windows bootloader to work

I have a hp envy dv6, bought it with a Windows 8, then updated to 8.1. I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu and I have been trying to make this work for a week now, and still no good results. I ...
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Install Win 7 on SSD while retaining Ubuntu dual boot on HDD

I have just bought a 120gb SSD for my computer. I currently run a 1tb HDD with dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want install Win 7 onto my new SSD (rather than cloning and migrating, which I think ...
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Acer Aspire E15 will not dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Acer Aspire E15. The PC has a 500 Gigabyte HDD. During the installation it divided the HDD into separate partitions. However every time I turn on the PC it goes ...
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Boot repair fails to repair my dual boot (ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8)

Usually when I start my laptop, grub starts and allows me to boot either ubuntu or windows. However, after a windows update yesterday, windows is started automatically and selecting ubuntu in the ...
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No Windows Option on Lubuntu Dual Boot on Surface Pro 3

I installed Lubuntu alongside a preexisting windows 8.1 install on my Surface Pro 3. Lubuntu was installed fine - but when I boot up - I dont see an option to boot into Windows. ...
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Ubuntu installation on UEFI system - grub console after boot

After a short (but bloody) battle I was finally able to install Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 13 (the 2015 one). After rebooting all I can see is the grub console. Typing exit pops up the Windows system that ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongwith Windows 7

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 and now only 1 operating system ie Ubuntu in working I want to use Windows also what should I do.
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 779G

As it says in the title, I am trying to dual boot 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 Lts. I am starting my first big boy job as a software analyst and as you can guess they primarily use linux platforms. I ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on new SSD - the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sdd) failed

I'm a linux noob trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to a new 120 gb Kingston SSD. I'm aware there are other questions relating to this but I cannot find anything useful. Apologies if I have overlooked an ...
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using /home/user/music on two different Ubuntu installs on the same machine

I like playing around with the newest daily builds, different DE and stuff, yet need a solid (LTS) fallback to rely on, so I have two installs on the same machine... I know it wouldn't be a wise ...
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Partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110

I would like to ask about partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110 with Windows7 Starter. I want to make a dualboot in it together with Ubuntu 14.04. But the thing is, it already have 4 partitions and it ...
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Add Windows while keeping Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu 14.04.1; and I want to install Vista to dual-boot. Made a 100 GB partition for Vista and formatted it to NTFS with Gparted. But Vista refuses to install because there is "no space" I ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my Laptop already running windows 8.1 [duplicate]

i followed the steps word by word even searched google for a solution but nothing. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 the problem is I've tried to disable the Fast-boot and UEFI Settings ...
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Keep grub over windows

I resized a windows partition using gparted which moved the start of that partition and windows stopped working. I can repair it using windows disc but then it would put the windows boot loader on ...
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How to install ubuntu on windows8 pc dual boot?got some error while doing it?

Got some problem while booting ..it shows error premeture end of file casper/.. installation is done by USB device. somebody help me to makeover this error as i want Ubuntu for an urgent use
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Trouble Deleting a Partition Containing Grub

Update: I have resolved one of my problems myself, but still need help to delete a partition. I left the original post intact in case someone has a similar issue and can quickly reference this post. ...
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Cant Install Ubuntu 14.04.02

Can boot into it fine, but when I get to the step where I'd choose what partition to install it on, /dev/sda shows up completely empty. I was intending to dualboot, running fixparts outputs this: ...
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Security concerns while dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu [on hold]

In light of recent intrusive additions to ESEA's client I have completely reformatted my computer and re-installed Windows alongside Ubuntu. Here's my setup: 1 SSD fully dedicated to Windows 8.1 1 ...