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ASUS X555LD PC having UEFI issues while installing Ubuntu

I've recently bought an Asus X555LD that has Windows 8.1 running in UEFI Mode. The UEFI is Aptio Setup Utility and I have disabled fast boot and secure boot and have the CSM option enabled. However ...
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Issues booting into ubuntu

So, I cannot get ubuntu to boot on my laptop. What happens is I put in my flash drive and change the boot priority and the normal screen of "try ubuntu before installing" appears. That is what I ...
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Unable to boot into 2nd Ubuntu installation on new SSD

I recently installed a new SSD on my laptop along with my old HDD. On this SSD, i did a new Ubuntu installation. so now i have sda old Windows and Ubuntu sdb new ubuntu installation I updated ...
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Trouble Uninstalling GRUB

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu after having dual-booted Ubuntu and Windows. Now when I boot normally, I reach a screen that simply gives me a grub prompt. I can get to Windows by booting, pressing F11, ...
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Is this a good way to dualboot Kubuntu with Windows 7 (legacy)

I have just bought a new computer pre-installed with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) on which I wish to install Kubuntu for dual boot. Installing dual boot was easy on my last computer, ...
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I don't get into GRUB Menu [on hold]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8. My PC boots directly into Windows 8, but I can't get into the GRUB Menu to select my operating system. I also use the live version. What can I ...
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Windows Dual Boot Attempt, No bootable Device

I have a problem For a long time I have had windows 8 (followed by 8.1) and ubuntu on the same disk but booting directly to windows as my grub boot files were too far from disk start. I could access ...
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I can't resize/partition my disk in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. A week ago I installed Ubuntu and by mistake I installed it in the Windows partition. What I did was that I deleted all the files from Windows and only installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Cannot install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot my old PC (an Acer extensa e264) currently running Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I choose to install alongside Windows and continue, the installation CD is ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Ugh, can't get Grub to load after using Boot repair

I have windows 7 64bit, installed on pc, installed ubuntu 14.04lts, everything looked and worked great, until I went to load windows, and would just get a purple window. I found the information to ...
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dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7 ultimate

6 months ago I formatted my 320GB hard disk drive and changed the partition table to GPT, then I installed windows 8.1. With gparted I formated my whole hard disk and changed the partition table to ...
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How to recognize and delete Ubuntu partitions from Windows 8 Dual Boot Machine?

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 13.10 side-by-side with Windows 8. A few weeks later I updated it to 14.04 (only so I could stop seeing the "available updates" message) and I updated my Windows 8 ...
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Looking to add osx to ubuntu 14

I just recently switched from windows to ubuntu and i love it so far. I just want to know if anyone knows how to also create a partition with mac os on it. My laptop had a core 2 duo 2.53ghz and 4gb ...
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Installing on a MSI GS60 2QD - Bootloader and wifi drivers question

I just bought myself a new laptop, the MSI GS60 2QD Ghost. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre installed and the new UEFI software instead of the old BIOS. I've read a lot of threads about how to set up ...
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How to clean up partitions when partition that 'does not start on physical sector boundary' is not listed in gparted?

Currently my disk setup is as follows: sda1: boot sda2: An older Fedora installation sda3: I don't know.. willing to format this. Trying to mount this yields /dev/sda3 is not a valid block device ...
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grub does not show Windows 8 installation

I have a triple boot Ubuntu14.10/MacOSX/Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. However, Windows does not show up in grub, only MacOS and Ubuntu show up. I tried a few things from other similar questions but ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OEM Windows 8.1 — cannot successfuly manipulate Windows Boot Manager

None of the previous questions or guides have been successful for me after a long day of trying. My laptop came with Windows 8.1 installed and is UEFI. I installed Ubuntu alongside it and can get ...
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How to install ubuntu

I'm Thu and i'm from Viet Nam.This is my problem: My computer was setup dual the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 So how can i install ubuntu in my computer. Thank!
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Change from GRUB

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. At start up, I can choose between the two in the GRUB menu. The menu is Ugly and doesn't allow me to do much like booting windows in safe mode. How do I ...
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A couple of questions reguarding ubuntu [on hold]

I have four problems using Ubuntu which are really important. I have sorted them in order of help 1) When I try to play a video on a website such as daily motion it automatically buffers two seconds ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu in my computer that is already running windows 8. When I rebooted my computer directly after installing ubuntu, it worked fine. When I tried to switch to windows and back ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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Will Ubuntu work with my mac book pro I7, 8gb ram, and 500gb hard drive?

I bought a used Mac Book Pro laptop. I think it's about a 2011 or 12 model. Anyway, coming from a PC World, I didn't know (until I contacted online Apple Support) that the other guy that sold it. I ...
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Creating a windows 7 bootable USB drive to boot UEFI? I've tried EVERYTHING

this is my first post and I apologize if it's in the wrong place. So I am trying to install Win7 from the x64 .iso form DigitalRiver in UEFI so it can use GPT partitions. I used Unetbootin to create ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I know there are plenty of simillar threads, but i went through them and didn't find any working solution to my problem... I have 2 drives (256gb SSD , 1 tb HDD) . On SSD was installed windows 8.1 , ...
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Enter BIOS from Ubuntu 14.04 (Ideapad Yoga 13 - Novo Button)

I changed the BIOS settings in my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga13 running Windows 8.1, as I was having difficulties in installing Ubuntu 14.04. In the process I also changed the UEFI to LEGACY. Later Ubuntu ...
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Shrink volume of Primary Partition

I currently run windows 8.0 and have 4 partitions. I will like to shrink the volume of my primary partition containing the win 8 OS so I can have more space to install ubuntu 14.04. My question is ...
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I set Windows C: drive as acitve and now my Ubuntu partition has become free space (unallocated)

I was running Windows under dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally opened Windows native disk manager and set the C: drive as active. It turned my Ubuntu extended partition into free space ...
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How to complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition

I had installed two OSs, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed a preview of Windows 10 in place of Windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions using diskmgmt.msc, but that space ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.10 inside windows 7 SP1 Ultimate

Well, I searched for a while and I didn't found the exact problem or question which I am trying to resolve. I used windows 8.1 for about a year. Now, learning that Ubuntu can't be installed inside ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (14.04) with Windows 10

I have a Windows 8 system and was about to install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode, when I heard about Windows 10 releasing. Now that the Windows 10 has rolled out, I would like to know whether doing ...
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Having A Great Difficulty Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot Windows 7)

I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I need Linux for my research project, but would like to keep Windows as I am familiar with it and it is not even half as finicky and bug-logged as ...
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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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I've tried installing ubuntu to my mac with rEFIT but it doesnt boot up with it and I dont have the “Install ubuntu alongside osx” button

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside with my mac for hours please help me it doesnt boot up with my mac and when I boot it with ubuntu disk (from holding c while its still booting up) I dont have ...
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Newly installed ubuntu has no icons [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) alongside Windows 7 on my Dimension 2400. When I log in, it takes me to a completely empty desktop. It has the classic Ubuntu background, but no icons, ...
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I've tried to download ubuntu alongside with osx but I couldn't please help

when I try to install ubuntu there should be a choice that says "install ubuntu alongside with osx" but there isn't I did everythin in this tutorial step by step but it didnt work ...
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Dual boot with 10.04 and 14.10 [duplicate]

On a machine with Ubuntu 10.04 is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.10 in a new partition and have a dual boot between the two installations?
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unable to boot ubuntu after refreshing windows 8 [duplicate]

Ubuntu was installed in disk H and windows 8 in disk C. Now, I refreshed windows 8 and I am not able to get the option to boot to ubuntu when I start my laptop.
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.4 from USB to Sony Vaio notebook [duplicate]

I have a sony vaio notebook with preinstalled Microsoft 8.1 version operating system. Now, I need to have a DUAL BOOTING system with Ubuntu (PenDriveLinux) distribution, installed alongside windows ...
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Dual booting (Ubuntu 14.04) and Windows 7 Ultimate

I just tried (and successfully I guess) installed Ubuntu (14.04 at least) to my computer (I don't know which of my 2 HDD or my SSD it installed to). I chose the install along side Windows 7 option, I ...
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windows 7 not loading after dual boot on Lenovo T440p & 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Lenovo T440p, I wanted to dual boot it along the already installed pre-installed Windows 7. Grub worked fine after several reboots and staring it on Ubuntu. I ...
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Trouble dual-booting ubuntu along side windows 8.1

The installer fails on the dotted loading screen. Before the installer got hung up it displayed * Starting CUPS printing spooler [OK]*. If anyone has a recommendation what to try next I would be ...
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Windows isn't booting after trying to install ubuntu 14.10 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.10 (dual boot) on my Lenovo G500s (Windows 8 pre-installed) but the installation failed. I selected the Windows UEFI partition as the Ubuntu EFI partition and the ...
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How to move a whole Ubuntu system

I was using a WIN7 Machine and wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed 14.04 LTS on a external hard-drive - I had fears of destroying the WIN7 Part. I like it so much that I want to install on a SSD ...
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Problems after upgrading Macbook Pro to Ubuntu 14.10

So I was dual-booting Mac OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to begin with. Then, after upgrading Ubuntu to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, I started having all sorts of problems. The most annoying and ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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Can't switch to dual boot Chromebook with ctrl + back

Over the past week, long story, short, let's just say that I was experimenting with the wrong stuff. In the process, I've managed to not even be able to execute the apt-get function due to it "not ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...