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Run update-grub now can't boot ubuntu, windows, or cd [closed]

I have a dual boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu 11.04 desktop. I wanted the default os to be the last one that I booted so I edited the grub file in /etc/default/grub. I changed the line GRUB_DEFAULT=0 to ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 while having Windows 7 [closed]

I have Ubuntu 11.04 & Windows 7 dual-booting on my laptop and I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like to know whether this upgrade will damage my Windows partition. Is it safe to do so and ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu from “uninstall-wubi.exe”

I tried to uninstall ubuntu with easybcd and forgot to uninstall it from uninstall-wubi.exe. When I tried to unintsall it from that file, got an error: I have Windows 64bit installed as well and I ...
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GRUB install to wrong partition has broken Windows startup

When I installed ubuntu 11.04 there was an option to choose something about the GRUB loader. The options were for each partition or the entire hard disk. I accidentally chose the Windows partition and ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 11.04 after removing the existing Linux Mint 8?

I have both Windows XP and Linux Mint 8 on my system. I want to install Ubuntu 11.04 after removing Linux Mint. Is it possible to retain Windows & only remove Mint? Can I just format the Linux ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't boot anymore. Nore from HDD, nore from live USB. Win XP boots fine

Booting normally, it drops my in a small shell... something like initframs, i'm not quite sure. Booting in recovery mode dropes me to the same shell but constantly writes out error messages. Something ...
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1answer
911 views

Can no longer boot with rEFIt and Grub on early 2006 MacBook Pro

I don't know what happened to cause this. I have Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and Windows XP SP3 on my early 2006 MacBook Pro. It is a Core Duo unit, NOT Core 2 Duo, so it is 32-bit ...
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How to access Ubuntu 11.04 files in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read ext4 and btrfs partitions in Windows? I installed Ubuntu 11.04 sometimes back within Windows 7 using wubi. Lately, I turned off my computer while ubuntu was ...
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How to create a Windows 8 startup disk from ubuntu?

First of all, I'm not a windows fan. I just want to try windows 8. But I can't boot the usb after extracting the developer release with Unetbootin. The blogs mention a Windows 7 USB DVD tool which ...
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Booting Ubuntu with GRUB2: how to add boot entry to GRUB2?

Last night, I decided to take the plunge, and install Ubuntu as complimentary part to my dual boot system (with Windows 7). Unfortunately, the entire process has been a struggle uphill, namely with ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.04 hang with black screen while installing from USB disk

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 from a USB flash stick and each time I try to boot from the USB key one of two things happen: A) The screen that asks you what you would like to do (e.g. run ...
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dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04, black screen when loading Windows

I am proficient with Windows and not so much with Linux. Here is my story: Original system came with Windows 7, got openSUSE installed on the second hard drive, and dual boot for this setup worked ...
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Screen freezes after login when using a Broadcom BCM4311 [closed]

After using airmon-ng and disabling eth0 and wlan0, and restarting my computer in dual boot mode under Ubuntu 11.04 my computer froze right after logging into Ubuntu. I tried re-enabling eth0 and ...
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1answer
193 views

Will Ubiquity recognize Windows 7 on different HDD for dualboot?

For the installation on my laptop, where i have only one HDD with Win 7, the installer automatically detected my 64 GB free space and installed Ubuntu to this space and GRUB was properly setup for ...
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1answer
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How to create Grub boot disk?

So I'm doing a test. I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 side-by-side. Now, I'd like to be able to launch the Ubuntu install from within Windows using VirtualBox. I was following the ...
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2answers
624 views

Installing Windows after ubuntu on a separate HDD?

I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed on my machine and I would like to install windows 7 as well. I heard that Windows 7 creates an additional partition along with the normal one and I was afraid that this ...
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1answer
605 views

Using burg to dualboot ubuntu 11.04 and fedora 15 from usb?

How can i make grub2 to see my ubuntu from hd and fedora 15 from usb flash, using burg and natty , cannot find a solution in any forum. Would appreciate any hints, Harry
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To Remove Duplicates from two Ubuntu 11.04 installations

I usually use Dual boot with WinXP and UBUNTU 11.04, but few days ago,one colleague made a mistake by installing again Ubuntu 11.04 on same partition where already it was present. And Before that I ...
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1answer
776 views

stuck in the busy box

i have been using windows xp and ubuntu natty using dual boot. it has run perfectly until one day when i tried to boot ubuntu i am getting the busy box shell. i dont know what that is :( when i try ...
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How do I fix broken installation?

Let me start off by saying I'm dual booting 11.04 and Windows 7 on a Thinkpad T61p. The problem may have arisen when I hit the power button during normal startup. I'm fully aware how stupid this is. ...
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Can't add Fedora 14 to grub

Today I installed Fedora 14 in a different partition in the same hard drive as Ubuntu. At the Fedora 14 installation, I chose not to install Boot-loader in the MBR, and instead chose to install it in ...
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2answers
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Does “erasing 10.04 and installing 11.04” erase document from my windows installation?

I have a doubt regarding the installation of ubuntu 11.04 on my Thinkpad Laptop. Currently, my laptop has dual boot namely Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP. When i tried with live cd of ubuntu 11.04 for ...
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574 views

Copy a Ubuntu install?

So short story is that I am wanting to grab my ubuntu install, back up to an external disk, delete everything from my hdd, repartition my hdd, put my ubuntu install back. Long story is. I finally ...
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2answers
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How to increase the disk space of Ubuntu installed besides Windows 7?

It is true that there are similar questions in the forum... But as I installed Ubuntu under Windows 7 long time ago, I do not remember how I did it or whether I used Wubi, which is discussed in many ...
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1answer
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BIOS issues since 11.04?

Ever since I upgraded to 11.04 I have the following issues on my dual boot (Windows 7) system: - When I reboot from Ubuntu, I will hear the BIOS beep twice and the BIOS will show a message that it ...
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1answer
181 views

Upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 when 10.10 was installed using Wubi

I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 using wubi so I could dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. Now I am upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 using the upgrade option provided within Ubuntu itself (using the update ...
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3answers
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How to Dual boot Ubuntu along with another Linux Distribution?

What is the correct/best way of dual booting another Linux distribution (say, Fedora 14) along with Ubuntu 11.04? Is sharing the /home partition with both distros is a good idea? What are the pitfalls ...
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Best practice to keep a NTFS partition constantly mounted?

Hey all, I Dual-boot using a NTFS partition to house shared docs and some program files between Windows and Ubuntu. When this extra media partition isn't mounted automatically at startup it causes ...
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Windows 7 Proper Dual Boot With Ubuntu, Ubuntu installer not detecting windows [closed]

I want to set up Ubuntu for use as my student computer in order to remove all those gaming distractions and focus on actual productive things. I am currently running: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit ...
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3answers
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Can I install a 2nd Ubuntu next to preexisting Win7 + Ubuntu Wubi installation?

I am running a dualboot with Win7 and Ubuntu 11.o4 Wubi installation. Now my Wubi installation became to small and I have a boot delay presumably due to Ubuntu being installed on a NTFS partition (i ...
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5answers
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GRUB menu missing after installation

I am running windows 7 64 bit on my comp and just installed ubuntu 11.04 64 bit after partitioning the hard drive to give ubuntu 50gb of space. I used a usb drive to try it out first and then i ...
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2answers
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Dual Boot issues with Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'm finding myself in a rather unique situation. I've read through just about every resource I can find about this and while things have helped me understand some background, I haven't yet been able ...
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1answer
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Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?

There are two prior questions that tangentially touch on this here & here. It's not really what I'm after though. I plan on installing Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty in a dual-boot scenario. ...
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Boot error after upgrading to 11.04 [closed]

I had two systems who worked perfectly: Ubuntu and windows 7. Today I just upgraded Ubuntu to 11.04. Now while booting, after choosing "Ubuntu", there is an error who appears and disappears quickly, ...
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2answers
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What's the best way to re-install Ubuntu on my dual-boot system?

I have a triple boot system with Windows,and Ubuntu 10.10, installed in that order, plus a "Data" Partition that has all my data, what I want to do is remove the 10.10, and replace 11.04 I would like ...