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Ubuntu install deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.4

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Debian, I get no boot option for Ubuntu. How can I fix the boot menu?
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error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0', can't shut down

My ultra-book has dual boot of windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. It was windows 7 a year ago I just upgrade it to windows 10 a month ago. It works fine until yesterday. Today I turned it on and went to ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on UEFI

As a long time user of ubuntu, I recently purchased an Acer Revo One which came pre-installed with w$ 8 on a 60gb SDD. This time I decided to keep the licence. I took advantage of the free upgrade to ...
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USB ports not responding at times in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at startup but works after a reboot

I have a dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. At startup USB ports not responding at times but works after a reboot.
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Solve my problem of installing Ubuntu on android. Android terminal app says that “unable to mount the loop device. How to fix it?”

My tab supports loop and i am using complete Linux installer. I downloaded Ubuntu image file Started terminal app It shows error unable to mount the loop device
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How can I get Ubuntu to load as a dual boot on an HP Envy laptop with Windows 10?

I have a new HP Envy laptop (AMD A10 processor, Radeon R6, 8GB RAM, 2TB HD) with Windows 10. I don't want to use Windows as the main OS, and want to use Ubuntu (my previous laptop was Ubuntu, and in ...
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Boot problems with Ubuntu on Asus Notebook

I had Ubtuntu 14.04 LTS installed (with encrypted homefolder) as dualboot with Win8.1. System is Asus X553M Notebook. Ubuntu only booted sometimes, most of the time only after i booted in recovery ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10 - Ubuntu does not see my SSD

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Yoga 900 laptop. I created an Ubuntu installation usb and can try Ubuntu just fine, but it does not appear to recognize my computer's SSD. The ...
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Ubuntu does not boot - Mac OSX El Capitan

I want to boot Ubuntu 16.04 in an environment of Mac OX El Capitan. I followed Rod's answer in Dual Boot Mac El Captain along with Ubuntu 14.04 , but I am still having a problem. I disabled the SIP ...
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Problem with Installing Ubuntu 15.10 on MSI

I have MSI ge60 2pe. I am facing big problem,whenever I try to boot USB it is obviously showing me options such as "try without installation" etc. However whenever I choose to install or try without ...
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How to manually add OS in GRUB?

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 LTS dual booted.. however, I have a partition with Windows 7 which does not have an entry in bootloader. How can I manually edit the GRUB so that I can get Windows 7, ...
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Earphones not working [SOLVED]

This is my first time using Ubuntu and my very first question here. Everything is well so far, I am really enjoying it. I only have one problem: I can't get my earphones to work. My laptop is an ...
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Can I dual-boot in VirtualBox?

I use Windows 7. I also run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. The other day I wanted to try Lubuntu. Is there a way to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu in VirtualBox?
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UBUNTU 16.04 ERROR INSTALLING GRUB

My computer has Windows 10 installed, and when I try to install Ubuntu 16.04, it does not detect Windows 10, nor does it detect Windows 10 in my partitions list. On the final step of the ...
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Dual Boot messed up, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.10

-- Noob Warning I had Windows 10 running and tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, took the custom partition route. Shrinked the Windows drive from 100GB to 80GB, gave 6GB to swap (RAM 4GB), and ...
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boot to black screen after upgrade

I upgarted from 14.04 to 16.04. after boot the terminal tty1 opens, and a message is repeated: brcmsmac bcma0:1: brcmsmac: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: disassociated brcmsmac bcma0:1: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - no GUI during installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop computer via a dvd. After selecting "install Ubuntu" from the boot menu my monitors stop receiving a signal and go to sleep. Moving the mouse and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Internet cannot work using Static IP

The internet was working while I installed the Ubuntu 14.04. After updated and upgraded the system and software, the internet can not work, even though the network manager shows that the network is ...
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Add an eSATA drive with bootable Ubuntu 16.04 to a Windows 7 UEFI dual boot PC

I have a HP Envy 700-215xt, with UEFI, and WIndows 7 on it's original 1 TB drive. I've added a 2 TB internal drive, initialized as GPT, and installed Fedora 22 on it's first 500 GB. The UEFI boot ...
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Grub2 Alternative [duplicate]

Is there any other bootloaders that work well for Windows 10, Ubuntu, and live ISOs? I don't have a problem with grub2, just interested in other options.
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Live Ubuntu USB boots to black screen

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu from a USB stick in order to recover some files from a damaged Windows partition. I burned the image to a USB stick using Win32 Disk Imager, however Ubuntu never finishes ...
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Latest Version of Ubuntu Desktop burned to DVD won't start through Windows 10?

I would like to begin programming so I just got a brand new 1TB hard drive to install Ubuntu onto and downloaded the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS disc image which I then burned onto a DVD-R disc. I read on the ...
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System doesn't boot GRUB/Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu via a USB and restarting the computer it only boots windows. I checked on the BIOS and Ubuntu doesn't appear. I can boot into Ubuntu using the USB: it boots the menu: try ...
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Black grub with purple border

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I can't get into my Windows 7 partition. The grub screen appears black with a purple border but I cannot choose anything. If I try a sudo update-grub then I get ...
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Installing in encrypted partition under EFI boot

I've been googleing for a bit and can not find an answer yet Im from a FreeBSD background, so you will have to forgive me a little I am trying to dual boot FreeBSD and Ubuntu I want to set up a ...
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Operating system boot manager for Ubuntu 16.04

I am still new to Ubuntu, in the sense of how to go about installing and finding programs. I dually installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside my Windows 7 professional. I want to play with Ubuntu till i can ...
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Insmod error in grub: symbol not found:grub_realidt

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File ...
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Accidentally deleted ubuntu 14.04

To fix after accidentally deleting Ubuntu 14.04 in dual OS PC, I have followed the community forum on this site "http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/answer/Help-I-deleted-a-Linux-boot-partition". ...
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Recover windows files

I was trying to dual boot windows and Yosemite OS X and accidentally formatted the windows partition instead. I started to follow this guide ( ...
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Help removing grub from dual booted Surface Pro

I had ubuntu installed on my Surface Pro 1 on a 32gb micro sd card. I ended up not using ubuntu too much on this machine, as i do all my power user processes on my desktop running ubuntu, and windows ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Dual Boot Windows 10 boots to black screen unless I boot windows first

I tried to be as specific as possible in the title and I will apologize in advance for my lack of technical knowledge. I Bought a new laptop with specific intentions of dual booting (all my other ...
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Lubuntu hangs on blue screen, but not when using VirtualBox

I have a multi disk system. One disk is Windows 10, the other Ubuntu 16.04. When using Windows 10, I often boot the Ubuntu disk using VirtualBox's "physical disk" option on a VM. I installed ...
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Ubuntu does not reconize other Distro's on my Computor

strong text I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 along side of Mint 17.3. Gparted Say's there is no other operating system on my Machine? What do I do now? Thank you.
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SSD Compatibility MacBook Pro 2010 (6,2)

I just rebuilt this laptop (battery and HDD failure) and I went with a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on it and ideally, I would like Ubuntu to really be my main operating system. I ...
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Dell Inspiron 3542 b40 i5 8gb ram 1TBHD not shutting off

I've tried everything but I couldn't fix the problem. I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot with windows 10. Ubuntu works fine,but It gets stuck at loading screen on shutdown. Ubuntu has never froze ...
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saving and downloading not working on chrome os-ubuntu dual boot

I have an acer c300 chromebook with a dual boot chrome os - ubuntu system, however since installing ubuntu i cannot save or download anything on chrome os. saving and downloads still work when booting ...
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How to restore unmounted ubuntu and windows partitions?

After a botched Ubuntu install (shut down during installation), my windows and ubuntu partitions are unmounted. From a live session in GParted I see that both partitions are clumped together in an ...
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Having BIOS+UEFI on MBR Partitioning Scheme

I have a Dell laptop with a Windows + Ubuntu dual boot configuration in Legacy boot. I wanted to try out Ubuntu in UEFI since it would boot in just about 2~3 seconds in my earlier config. So my ...
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Asus laptop fans constantly on, Ubuntu 16

I've got an Asus ROG laptop and just managed to install Ubuntu 16 after a lot of struggle. But when I start using the computer (just opening firefox, nothing heavy at all) the fans start roaring at ...
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Dual-Boot Problem with Pre-Installed Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.04

I do understand similar questions already exist. Yet mine seems to be a problem that despite trying hard to address, I haven't been able to solve. Despite having a working Ubuntu LTs 14.04 ...
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Suggestion for dual boot configuration in ASUS G Series (G5517) laptop

I have recently purchased an ASUS G series laptop with the following configuration : 1 TB HDD, 128 GB SDD, 16 GB RAM, 4 GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M GPU. Windows 10 came pre-installed with it. I want ...
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Ubuntu Can`t Boot After Failing To Install

This is my situation: I had in my hard drive two operating systems: Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. Using a bootable USB stick, I created another partition to install in it the ...
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After upgrading to 15.10 I get a black screen

This looks like some other questions I've seen here, and perhaps it is, but I doubt it. So here is the hardware: Dell Inspiron 3847, i5-4460, 12GB RAM, Dell UltraSharp U2412M (1920x1200) I'm using ...
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Install full desktop on USB?

I'm planning on trying to force myself to switch from Windows 10 to Ubuntu gradually. I've installed Ubuntu in the past as a dual start option but notices that I keep on using MS Windows, especially ...
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Bootable pen drive 16.04 is not able to recognize by my laptop(UEFI)

I am using ubuntu 14.04 in my desktop and now i want to upgrade it to 16.04 so i downloaded ubuntu 16.04 image file and i make my pen drive to bootable by using Startup Disk Creator available in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 dual-booted system gets stuck at loading initial ramdisk when I try to boot ubuntu

I'll start off by saying that I am not a very advanced Ubuntu user. This whole thing started when I was running Ubuntu and got a notification of a unfinished update, so I started the update. However, ...
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How to add an Ubuntu entry to grub menu? (CentOS dual boot)

I recently tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside CentOs 6.7. I did this without using a live cd or usb by mounting the iso image to a 1.3GB partition (sda3). I was able to add a grub entry and boot ...
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Windows and Linux on different HDD and no grub, possible?

I have a notebook with one SSD and one mSATA. I'd like to install Windows 10 LTSB N in the SSD and Ubuntu 16.04 in the mSATA. Can I have those two installed without Grub 2? I mean, I only want to ...
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Install 16.04 on dell xps 13

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell xps 13 9350 as well. I have followed the step from this link: Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside Windows 8/10 in dual boot. But I don't see the screen ...