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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

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

I have uninstalled Ubuntu from my main machine, but am having difficulty restoring the boot back to the Windows 8.1 default. I followed a guide from ...
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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

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 ...
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Cannot boot to ubuntu (dual-booted with Win8)

I made an attempt to install Ubuntu today from a DVD. It worked well for about an hour, when I was working in the tty's, getting things updated, etc. I closed the my computer's lid and upon ...
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Windows 7 or 8 for dual boot with linux? [on hold]

Hy! I'm not the type of guy who ask questions but now i'm pretty angry and way to tired to start searching 2 hours for a simple information. The problem is simple: I was, until this night using ...
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Enabling Fast Boot [on hold]

I already looked at the Why disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 when having dual booting? article, so I understand why fast boot is turned off in most cases. I noticed after dual booting my ASUS laptop ...
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Instal Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 7

Unable Install Ubuntu with windows 7. I tried many times to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7. The instllation is completed successfully in every attempt but i can't boot to ubuntu. I install ...
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Grub-Bootmenu not showing up after triple-boot install (Ubuntu + 2xWindows10)

I first installed Windows10 (x32) on my Laptop, and then I installed Ubuntu. As it didn't ask me to boot into Windows10, and just booted to Ubuntu, I launched Grub-Boot-Repair and set up the boot. ...
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/usr/bin no longer in path after booting into windows 7

I have a dual booted windows 7 / ubuntu 14.04 computer. Everything in ubuntu worked fine until I booted into windows and then switched back to ubuntu. Now when I try to login it keeps sending me ...
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How to encrypt dual-booted Xubuntu?

I'm running a dual-booted Windows and Xubuntu system. I need full partition encryption, but only on the Xubuntu side. Is it possible to set it up without loosing any data? Which method is the safest ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 LTS from Windows 7 and 12.10 dual boot

I have a dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10LTS on my laptop. I want to upgrade to 14.04LTS ( Or any other newer LTS version). My question are: Do I have to backup my data in windows 7? (I ...
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12.04.05 - suddenly display shifts to off after selecting 12.04.05

I have a multi-boot system on my desktop. Most things are in my 12.04.05 system, and I have a win7, and a ubuntu 14.04. The 14.04 was only for testing purposes, as I use that partition to evaluate ...
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Grub2 not loading in dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on HP 4540s

Iam using a HP 4540s Notebook with Windows 8.1 Uefi installed. I followed all the steps for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS instalation and i got it all working but to load my dear Ubuntu i have to press F9 to ...
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How is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a Macbook Pro from a microSD Card, or minimal install from CD (not a DVD)?

I see tutorials on the internet seeming to do so - including from Ubuntu's site - and people in the comments saying the terrible directions work, but I've tried it all and after a handful of ...
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How to find a graphics driver that works (faulty with nouveau & nvidia)?

I'm unable to access my Ubuntu 14.04 or Win XP partitions. When I try to log in to Ubuntu sometimes I get to the password point and my mouse stops working, or I get a black screen before that and ...
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Help me Get to the Ubuntu 15.04 Partition, please

I had earlier installed Ubuntu 14.10, as a dual boot, on a hard disk drive that had come pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Later I had added a solid-state drive and installed windows 10 insider ...
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Ubuntu Alongside Mac OS X - MacBook Pro 8,1

Has anybody installed Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro? I would install the 15.04 64 bit version on a MBP 8.1.I've seen in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWb2JeGI6zQ) that during the installation ...
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Windows 8 safemode from grub [on hold]

I want to run Windows 8 in safemode because it keeps saying "please wait" and does not open. The problem is that Windows 8 boot is so quick to interrupt by F8 and this is not working. Can I write ...
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Dual boot question 2 drives (Raid 0, SSD).

I currently have windows set up on a raid 0 drive and Ubuntu installed on a different ssd drive. On the hard drive with Ubuntu I also have the windows boot manager. I've been trying to set up a dual ...
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Keyboard doesn't work during bootup/grub if Wacom tablet is plugged in

I did an install of 15.04 on a second hard drive last night. After install everything was working great, initially. I tested that I could boot into Ubuntu from GRUB, into Windows, and into the BIOS. ...
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How to install windows 7 on USB Drive with Ubuntu [on hold]

My question is not how make a bootable usb drive but how to install windows 7 on a usb drive. I've seen some articles and videos about how to make it but those are for windows users but I'm on ubuntu ...
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I Have 2 Ubuntu options in Bios even after uninstalling the partition of elementary os freya in windows?

I've set the bios to automatically boot to windows 8.1 but there are 2 ubuntu options in the Bios even after I deleted the partition in which I installed elementary os freya by logging into windows ...
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dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 with home on different drive

I have laptop with a 256 gb SSD with windows already installed and i want to install ubuntu on the same drive.BUT with the "/home" partition on a second 1tb HDD(600gb for windows and 400 gb for ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu inside Windows XP

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop inside Windows XP, and everything was normal and when completed the installation has prepared an operating system and on the Ubuntu system and completed the ...
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How can I fix E: unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I have ran into many issues istalling steam on my Ubuntu Chromebook, so I was trying to install the package libc.so.6. I was running the command sudo apt-get install libc6*, but still I have no luck.
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Boot Ubuntu on second pc from External HDD

I had installed ubuntu un an external harddrive that I used with my laptop to dualboot ubuntu with windows 8.1 I had installed the grub on the external drive so that whenever I unpluged the drive I ...
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Booting to Ubuntu on dual boot (with Win 7) Desktop

I am a novice in Ubuntu. I followed the instructions on installing Ubuntu given on the website next to my Win 7 and created a USB bootable stick. During the installation, I will choose "Install ...
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How can I download gedit from Windows and install it from a pendrive?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, but have not been able to connect with wifi (it works fine when using Windows). Is there any way to download gedit from Windows, then install it on ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and OS X

Is it possible to dual boot Mac OS from a machine that is only running a flavor of Linux? My question does not pertain to dual booting using a macbook or imac but rather a pc that currently has Ubuntu ...
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How to get OS selection screen?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode), while restarting OS selection window is not displayed. Every time I need to ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu Without Breaking Windows 8.1 Pro Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 With Windows 8 Preinstalled, I upgraded to 8.1, then 8.1 Pro W/ MC, I later installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a second OS. I want to uninstall ubuntu to make more space for my ...
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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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ubuntu login from winwows 8.1

I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1. I restarted the pc with command shutdown -r now in Ubuntu Terminal. The PC restarted but now I can only access Windows and can't login to Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Install 14.04 Dual Boot Dual Drive Win 7

Currently I have 2 HDDs: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ntfs Free space /dev/sdb /dev/sdb1 All of the install procedures don't seem to include a how-to for a dual drive PC. Should the /dev/sda (currently ...
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Stuck in Grub Rescue [on hold]

I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 as dual boot in my computer. I tried to install Redhat Enterprise Linux in an empty unallocated space and the installation failed due to some errors. Now, all I get ...
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Partition table lost during installation [closed]

I had Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I wanted to replace Ubuntu with Mint 17.1. I made a bootable Mint on my flash drive and ran liveCD to install mint, I had the following three options available: ...
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Is there a proper way to update BIOS on dual-boot PC with Ubuntu and Windows? [closed]

Last time I updated my computer's BIOS when I was booted in Windows 8, it ended up removing GRUB and the computer would only boot directly into Windows. I then forced a boot into Ubuntu with a live ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB Stick on my PC - Black screen - But boots on another PC

My PC is running Ubuntu and Windows. Now I installed Ubuntu from a CD on my PC to a USB Stick successfully. I went to another PC and I could boot to Ubuntu from it (grub menu was showing) and ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu without GRUB

I have a very odd setup and I would like to upgrade my Ubuntu installation while maintaining this setup. Here's the situation: My actual HDD (let's call it "sda") has a Windows installation on it, ...