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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried with Boot-Repair also, Unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried stuff everything, but unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Acronis Extended Capacity Disk

I have a Western Digital Black 4 TB Hard Drive in my PC running Windows 8.1. To get past my PC's 2 TB limit I have used Acronis Extended Capacity Manager to gain access to hard drive space beyond the ...
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Which partition to install Ubuntu in so as not to erase/make more bad things happen to Windows?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, but not within Windows. I want to use Grub as the bootloader instead of the Windows MBR. I was installing off the liveDVD for 15.04, the amd64 version. ...
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Anyone have experience booting the OS from a NAS drive?

I'm currently trying to fix a old laptop of mine but unfortunately I have broke my last memory stick which limits my options on how I am going to fix it (gparted for instance). Right now the laptop ...
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Ubuntu Install doesn't see Windows 7

I have researched this and tried the suggested solutions and haven't been able to fix it in my case. I have a Dell Inspriron 15 R SE. It came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I booted into the BIOS and ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite with Windows 8 [duplicate]

All I want to do is install Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as another OS on my laptop (which already has Windows 8). I realize this thread might be deemed as a duplicate of this but I don't care about back-up ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Ubuntu installation failed every time after choosing “install ubuntu alongside window 7”

I want to install Ubuntu with window 7 as a dual boot PC. After Booting from pendrive when I choose "intall ubuntu on Hard disk" , then installation window comes, I choose "do not connect to wifi ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu 12.04: “Installation Type” screen has no options

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from USB key (in a dual-boot with Windows 7) and I have exactly the same problem with the blank "Installation Type" described here: Ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu

I had Windows installed on an NTFS partition. I freed a partition and installed Ubuntu successfully on it. I booted to Ubuntu once but after I restarted, I wasn't able to boot into it again and all I ...
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trouble dual booting an Acer Aspire V17

I have an Acer V17 nitro, with I7, GeForce 860M, 1TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, backlit keyboard and Windows 8.1 How do I achieve a dual boot with this new laptop? i was able to achieve dual boot, windows 8.1 ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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Ubuntu wont dual-boot on a Lenovo G505s

I installed Ubuntu from a LiveCD next to Windows 7 in the following way: Windows had 3 primary partitions, so I had to create a 4th extended one, under which I created: 1 / partition 1 swap ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 7.1, unexpected shutdown happens

I'm trying to setup a webserver on an old MacBook Pro to be able to securely, and remotely, manage our home network stuff. The end goal is to be running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, running an apache2 ...
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I cant modify file on Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

I've my pc with windows XP SP3 installed, i am newbie with linux and just want to try Ubuntu, then i installed Ubuntu 12.04 using live USB, i clicked "Install ubuntu alongside Windows XP" the ...
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Since the update to 15.04, my dual-boot Dell XPS can't use WiFi

Since the update to 15.04, my dual-boot Dell XPS can't use my Wifi network. It can't even update itself now. Network is fine when I boot to Windows. When I reboot to Ubuntu, I can see both of my two ...
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Mac OS X, Ubuntu dual installed incorrectly; what is the preferred way to go back and try again?

I thought I had installed rEFInd Boot Manager correctly, partitioned my Mac HD to reserve 30GB for Ubuntu, and when I rebooted my computer, I could chose between operating systems. Unfortunately, ...
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Ubuntu can't detect wifi networks on macbookpro 13.3

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I'm not sure how to go about setting up my wifi. It doesn't detect any networks. I'm using a late-2013 13.3" macbookpro with retina display, so it doesn't ...
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Side by side install option is not there

I am not getting the option to dual boot or install backtrack 5 side by side with windows in windows 8.1. What should I do please help
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Booting OS of Ubuntu 1.1.20.0-8ubuntu1

I have a problem in booting version 2.00-13ubuntu3 moving to recovery mode, it requires me to fill the initramfs using built-in-commands which i dont know how to add them. Help me
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Dualboot eror with Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hy! I want to dualboot with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 7, I already have Windows installed. When I try to install Ubuntu, it isn't as superuser, is Security and I can't install alongsize Windows. What I ...
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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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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu?(Ubuntu preinstalled) SSD & HDD System76 laptop

I have a system76 laptop (Kudu Professional). It has an i7 core w/ 8gb of ram also a 250 GB SSD with a 1 TB HDD. The Kudu came with Ubuntu pre-installed(version 15.04). My question is: How would ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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Old school Multiboot question - Booting from USB to a installed drive with linux installed on it?

First off - feel free to laugh or shout about this, but please do it in private. Years ago when I was first using Linux and windows together, we used used a floppy disk to hold a boot manager ...
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Windows 8 changes GRUB2 in every boot!

I've installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 both UEFI style (win8 first then ubuntu). GRUB2 shows me both Ubuntu and Win8 entries. If I boot into Ubuntu is fine. I could reboot anytime I will see ...
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Setup or uninstall plop

Plop does nothing after starting. I installed plop and it worked correctly a few times, but now plop will not let me even move the highlighted choice. I cannot select it. The screen stays completely ...
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PC boots straight to Windows [duplicate]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows. For a few days now I have the problem that when I boot, the computer boots straight to Windows. I already changed the BIOS boot device to the Ubuntu HDD, but no ...
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Install ubuntu on a Motherboard ASUS H81M-C

This kind of motherboards use the new UEFI BIOS. In the user guide says that it has support to the operating systems Windows 8/ Windows 7, but I need to install Ubuntu 15.04 so my question is if I can ...
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boot problems after upgrading to OSX 10.10 yosemite

I dual boot OSX and ubuntu. After upgrading osx to 10.10 yosemite I can no longer boot linux. I had no problem installing refind so that ubuntu is visible, and choosable. The problem is that booting ...
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...
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How do I fix boot problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1?

I installed Ubuntu 14.4 (64bit) alongside the pre-installed windows 8.1 (64bit) on my laptop Dell Inspiron 7548 around 1 month ago (UEFI partition). For this purpose I used liveUSB according to ...
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What to do when I suddenly get an “attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0” error,and ubuntu 14.04 was working just fine the last night?

This morning when i turned on my laptop, it showed this error Error:attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_ I immediately shut down my laptop and ...
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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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a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows 7 laptop after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have a dell inspiron N5010 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with windows in another partition. After restarting my laptop it is showing 'windows 7(loader)' but an error is occurred while ...
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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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How to reuse a drive in which windows was installed before

I was using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. I just uninstalled windows completely. Windows was in sda2 (type:ext3). Now I can't use this drive (it's empty and not writeable). How I can use ...
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Windows has not been removed from dual boot

I have removed windows 8.1 from dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 following this tutorial . I used the OS uninstaller as described in that tutorial. But still when i boot PC, I see that windows has not been ...
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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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GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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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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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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UEFI Dual boot not recognizing windows 7 partition? [duplicate]

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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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
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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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How to Re-Add Windows XP to grub menu after Ubuntu 11.10 Re-install

Basically, I messed up my partitions and decided to do a full re-install of both Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 (I know that 11.10 is outdated, but I was planning to do an update to 12.04 as soon as I ...