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Ubuntu and Windows (not on same hard drive)

I tried getting Linux on my last computer, and completely screwed it up. I have a very nice new laptop now which I don't want to try to risk redownloading Ubuntu on. It has a 128GB SSD which Windows ...
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so, i'm stuck on grub rescue

History: I had deepin latest and win10 dual boot. Unfortunately deleted deepin drive while on win10. now only I get grub rescue. Problem: System Recovery and both ubuntu or windows10 usb not ...
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How to convert a Ubuntu BIOS install to EFI/UEFI without boot-repair on dual-Ubuntu boot hardware?

Previous configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 on /dev/sda [WD 2T HDD] Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sdb [Hitachi 2T HDD] ~10 years old PC in BIOS mode (no PC in EFI in 2006!), basic nVidia graphic card. The BIOS is ...
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Dual Booting with linux & windows, cannot boot to windows

I installed Linux on a Windows machine. I make music, so I use live 9, which is not for Linux, MAKE IT FOR LINUX! I wanted to boot to Linux, but well Linux gimp or boot select is fine, but I made it ...
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16.04 won't boot after latest updates

I bought a Dell 17-5755 ten days ago and have been slowly configuring it. Came with Win 8.1, which I first upgraded to Win 10. Then shrank the primary partition to make room for Ubu and installed ...
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My hp laptop G6 2304tx shuts down suddenly after installing ubuntu along side previously added Windows 8.1?

My laptop is model hp 2304 tx.It had windows 8.1.It works fine on ubuntu but it shuts down suddenly while using Windows 8.1.It is happening recently after I installed ubuntu .How to solve this ...
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Can't shrink Ubuntu partition Gparted ERROR (238277632K 00:00:05)

I am using 'Gparted live USB' and I receive the error log (below) when I try and shrink my Ubuntu partition. I don't know what the error means or what is causing it. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu ...
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After booting up windows 10 once, grub wont show up

I think i am having the same problem as in this question, Ubuntu won't boot after booting into Windows 10 once although this never got answerred and i do not know if the information in the ...
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ubuntu detects windows 10 but does not give me a option to install alongside it

Whilst installing Ubuntu from a live USB disk, setup says it has detected Windows 10 but does not give me the option of installing alongside it. The only options I have are either to erase ...
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If I dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 will my files that are not related to the Operating System stay on that PC

If I install Ubuntu 16.04 to run along with Windows 8 will my personal files such as Steam, Antivirus, and documents be deleted?
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Laptop boots to GRUB after removing ubuntu

I have attempted to uninstall ubuntu dual boot (8.1) using easybcd software by changing mbr and selecting skip the boot menu and by deleted the partitions of ubuntu. After I restarted my computer ...
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Purple screen after log in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I can see only the mouse cursor. If I insert a DVD, I can open folders and files, but I cannot move windows or close them. Alt+t won't work.
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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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Re-install Window

Continuing the rise of Window Hey guys, as I had asked you before about my situation that Ubuntu killed Window when automatically installed. After some instruction and searching, I finally ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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Restart when waking from suspend

I've got a dual-boot on my asus n750jv with win 10 and xubuntu 16.04. When I suspend from either os the laptop goes to sleep, a led is blinking, but when I wake the computer up, it restarts and the ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 10 on dual boot Ubuntu/Windows 10

When I set Windows as the first boot option in BIOS it boots into Windows normally, and the same goes for Linux. However when I set Ubuntu as the first option and try to choose Windows from boot menu ...
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Install Ubuntu to replace windows 10 w/o CD or USB?

My BIOS doesn't support USB or CD, so use them. I tried UNetbootin(burnt to hard drive) but it didn't seem to work. I get some error when I select UNetbootin after a reboot saying something like ...
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Ubuntu install crashes using Live-USB made in Win7

I'm having some troubles installing Ubuntu from a Live-USB, it keeps crashing duing installation. Here is some back ground information: My current PC has Win7 installed and that is what I'm using to ...
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Ubuntu killed Window volume. How to reinstall window from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Ubuntu killed Window partition Hey guys, I have this trouble. At first my Lap has Ubuntu and Window. But the grub has crashed and the best way to save it was backup data and reinstall OS. I chose to ...
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Grub won't start Windows 10

I have had dual boot for a while now, having Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. It was working perfectly. When I turned on the PC Grub would show up with Ubuntu and Windows 10 as options, both worked ...
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Windows 10 update ruined by Windows/Ubuntu dual boot

I had a Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot set up on my laptop. An updater tried to install Windows 10 in the middle of the night and now when I start the laptop, I get the grub rescue prompt. I tried this ...
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Switch video drivers in dual boot environment

What is the easiest way to make ubuntu boot on both native computer with NVIDIA card installed and as a VMware guest. After installing nvidia-304 driver package I can't load it in VMware. It stuck in ...
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Replacing OSX with Ubuntu

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2012 with Windows 10 and OSX partitions and I am thinking about replacing OSX with Ubuntu. I am not interested in triple booting since I haven't used OSX since installing ...
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dual Ubuntu booting not showing

I installed Ubuntu 14 alongside Ubuntu 14. When I start the computer I have access only to the new installed version of Ubuntu. Why I do not see on the menu the other old Ubuntu ?
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UEFI/legacy issue : Ubuntu alongside Win10

I'm pretty much new on Linux and was planing to make dual-boot for a long time now. My problem basically is that after I installed ubuntu (16.04) alongside my windows 10 it can boot if i set legacy ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside an other version of Ubuntu (one drive only available)

N.B. My configuration is different from the one discussed here: Adding another Ubuntu . I have only one drive available- How can I install Ubuntu version 15 alongside the pre-installed Ubuntu 12 ...
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Why Do I Keep Getting GRUB Command Line on Startup - Dual Booting Wins 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I migrated data on my laptop's HDD which contains Windows 8.1 to my SSD and replaced the HDD with the SSD (My laptop has 2 hard drive bays btw). Currently, my Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 are on their ...
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Installed 14.04, alongside Windows 7: no option to boot Windows on start

I prepared a bootable USB stick following the instructions given in "The official Ubuntu book". I chose to install Ubuntu 14.04 and I overwrote a previous 12.04 installation. I did not change any ...
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Too many Primary partitions (MBR) after installing Ubuntu

I am using a Sony (sve15118fnb) laptop. Recently I installed windows 10 and decided to dual boot it with Ubuntu. The disk uses MBR partition table, so the maximum number of primary partitions allowed ...
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if linux bootloader overwrites windows bootloader then how does it perform chainloading because there is no more a bootloader for windows now?

i cant undrestand if we install linux after windows and write grub bootloader over windows bootloader then how come it uses windows bootloader for chainloading because if windows bootloader is ...
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Problems dual-booting Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04

Completely new to Linux. I tried installing Ubuntu with Windows 10 choosing the installation option for Ubuntu to dual-boot alongside Windows Boot Manager. The installation ran smoothly and I ...
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Dual boot Win8 Bluetooth issues

For a while now I had been strugling with bluetooth issues on my dual-boot (14.04/Win8) machine. I have fixed the re-pairing issue with this tutorial. However, a second issue remains. Whenever I boot ...
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Has anyone installed another distro to dual-boot on a Touch device?

I bought an Aquaris M10 Ubuntu because I wanted a tablet on which I could use Linux. I found to my severe disappointment that in terms of actual behavior it is a startup Android wannabe. For ...
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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 ...
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number of options of ubuntu keeps increasing after every restart.why?

my screen after starting and pressing F9 Have installed ubuntu along side windows 8 and also have run boot repair ,but have to press escape and F9 to boot ubuntu,number of options of ubuntu keeps ...
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How to create a shared partition between Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7

I had read this how-to manual, however, I'm not sure how to proceed with my partitions. Here is a list of my partitions: I will appreciate any help.
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What is the difference between Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi and Windows UEFI bkpbootx64.efi?

Also help me by explaining why windows UEFI loader was first taking me to windows but now is redirecting back to this page:
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Cannot boot on windows 10 anymore and partition error

I installed ubuntu yesterday and had a lot of trouble in managing to start it up. Now it's working but I can seem to access to my windows 10 partition anymore, here is how it turned out : I ...
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No option to choose between Ubuntu or Windows at startup; tried many suggestions already

Yesterday I used a live cd to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer already loaded with Windows 8. The Ubuntu install did NOT recognize any operating system on the computer, so I chose "something else" ...
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Unable to open windows disks in ubuntu 14.04

I have done a manual dual boot of linux 14.04 lts windows 8.1. i created 3 drives mainly swap, home and another normal ext 4 drive.all the 3 drives together occupied 80 gb or so. however after ...
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Increase Ubuntu 16.04 partition

I few weeks ago I gave a try to Ubuntu 16.04, I installed it alongside Windows with about 20GB of storage. However, now I'm running out of space, can't get rid of Windows and I'm very new in this. ...
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macbook pro 15 can't shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , still that screen

In My Macbook Pro 15, Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu: on Ubuntu everything is ok and when I execute shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 ...
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Can't install GRUB 2 to /target when attempting to dual boot

I recently tried to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on a separate partition on a newly built machine. It already has Windows 10 installed in BIOS Support Mode. I made a LiveUSB and tried to run the ...
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New installation: Win10 / Ubuntu Studio 16.04 dual boot and multiple partitions

I'm in my 40's and heard the words Linux for years without ever looking into it. So here I am as green as grass, excited about my new journey. For 2 days straight I've been going around in circles ...
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Dual boot Lubuntu install not going well. (on old P4 w/ xp)

Have an unallocated partition, (Youtube vid), Have the 16.04iso on usb. Several different versions all crashed, or just didn't load from the usb. Can't write code, so if it's not fully auto-install, ...
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Fix GRUB for Ubuntu Installed on XFS Filesystem After Installing Windows 10

I have a triple boot with Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, and Windows 10. The 16.04 installation is on an XFS file system. After installing Windows 10 and running boot-repair from an Ubuntu 16.04 live ...
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MacBook install: no mountable file systems

I own a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. I would like to dual-boot my Mac OS with Ubuntu. When I download the file and try to open it, it reads "No mountable file systems". I have downloaded both ...
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Windows not showing on Grub menu & won't load without USB thumb drive attached

I recently installed windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu installation but am having some trouble getting things to boot properly. There are two issues (probably related).. First thing is that there just ...