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remove amonetize.gen

Since resently i found to be infected with the amonetize adware / malware virus on my dualboot system. (ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1) i hardly use windows but i have a share download disk in the ...
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windows 8.1 changes boot order

I am running dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Everything works great without needing to live boot... except one problem I can't figure out. Every time I boot into Windows, it rearranges ...
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Dual booting with two harddrives

I am trying to dual boot my system but frankly I have no experience with this and am getting nowhere. Here's the BootInfo summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12247719/ Any help and/or tips will be ...
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updating grub causes windows to not boot

So when I select windows 7, it bounces back to the boot loader. Only way to fix so win7 can boot is load windows install DVD and bootrec.exe to repair the mbr. Then linux wont boot, only way to fix, ...
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Grub Rescue madness after changing Partitions

I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this: error: file not found. grub rescue> So I searched the internet and ...
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Creating bootable usb stick in Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to install the tiny7 operating system to my xps 13 (9343). I am going to use this lightweight os to play poker games, since wine does not seem to work for bovada for me. I but the disk ...
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how to open ubuntu if /etc/passwd file is lost?

I'm a beginner in ubuntu. In my root access /etc/passwd,i have given a command cat>Passwd, and my passwd file is lost.how can i access to my ubuntu now?
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Dual boot ubunuty/windows 10 partition on Dell xps 13

I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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Ubiquity appears to hang installing dual boot OSX

I am trying to dual-boot OSX (10.9 Mavericks) and Ubuntu 14.04, and the Ubiquity installer has apparently hung for the last 20 minutes. I resized my OSX partition using Disk Utility in OSX, and made ...
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Dual booting ubuntu on OSX 10.10 -something wrong.

First off, I should mention that I am a n00b. I have a mid 2014 macbook pro retina display w/ 16gb of ram, 2.5ghz processor, intel iris pro graphics card. I was attempting to dual boot with ubuntu ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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Can't boot to Windows from grub

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my laptop. Recently, I upgraded windows 8.1 to windows 10. As opposed to my fears of losing grub or ubuntu everything was alright, but now ...
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restoring grub file

Yesterday when i restarted my computer it is showing screen with error : No bootable devices found So I am trying to restore my grub file using this guide but my boot repair doesn't have both ...
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Installing Linux OS on wndows 10

I'm a little bored of Windows 10 and as of yesterday I could no longer access my desktop so it was time to change! Does anyone has any experience with getting a Dual boot with windows 10 / installing ...
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Windows 10 upgrade leads to grub rescue, boot-repair dosen't work

I've fallen victim to windows' aggressive handling of boot-ups. I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 side by side on my PC, and after I started the upgrade to Windows 10, I couldn't boot to continue the ...
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How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk?

This is not a question on how to install Ubuntu or how to use manual partitioning during installation but is a question on access rights and how not to let them bite you in the lower abdomen... ;-) ...
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Cannot boot 15.04 from Grub2 on UEFI

Here is how my system is set up (GPT partitioning): First 32 GB: Windows 10 Professional x64 partitions and EFI FAT partition Next 24 GB: Ubuntu 15.04 x64 root ext4 partition Next 8 GB: swap Rest of ...
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Dual Boot on Lenovo yoga 2 13

I recently installed ubuntu on a lenovo yoga 2 13 alongside the pre-installed windows 8(updated to 10). Both OS works fine, the only problem is I have to switch between lagacy(for ubuntu) and UEFI(for ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 different from 14.04?

Do I need to change any steps in dual booting it? With windows 8.1 that is. (UEFI) I intend on doing it automatically rather than manually creating partitions.
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Installation Problem, HP Envy 15 [duplicate]

This is my first system with UEFI.... Laptop name: HP Envy 15 Notebook PC (with Touchscreen).... OS installed: Windows 10, self installed .... Processor: Intel i7-5500U @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) .... Ram: 8 ...
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windows 10 not booting after Grub2 upgrade

I have two hard drive, with 3 OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10. Ubuntu 14.04 is on one drive, while Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 10 are on the second HD. [I also have some old small hd that i ...
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dual boot / mac10.10 & ubuntu14.04.3 with SWAP and shared data partition

The 128GB SSD on my macbook air (mid 2011) crashed. I'm getting a new SSD frow OWC with 480GB. Should be installed tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to grow back towards Ubuntu, ...
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I get several “broken file” errors when creating my boot stick

While creating my boot stick I get 199 separate errors during the ISO extracting process that all say data error in (insert file name here) file is broken then it sticks on 99% of the ISO extraction ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Oracle virtual box windows 8 fail to locate files

I have downloaded windows 8 ISO file from their offical website: Widnows 8 download Then i have set the following settings on my new virtual drive: As you can see ive added it to the disk: ...
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How to handle GRUB configuration on a multi booted system?

I just finished changing the boot order for GRUB2. I have three operating systems installed on the computer. I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux 15.04 and Mint Linux 17.2. I followed Marve's answer here: ...
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Restore EFI from Windows after Windows 10 upgade broke boot list?

I updated to Windows 10 late July, and it deleted all of the boot entries on my computer. I was able to find the correct Windows boot efi file, and added the option to boot, but I could not find the ...
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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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Triple boot - change of motherboard

I am (was) running an oldish system with a Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 motherboard, an AMD athlon processor and traditional BIOS. I have a triple boot system on a 1TB hard disk: Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.10 and ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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How do I boot back to Ubuntu? (Booting from Windows to Ubuntu)

I installed Ubuntu some days ago, running alongside with Windows 10 (dual booting, I guess it's called). I booted Ubuntu from a USB flash drive, and after pressing F12 at PC startup (Windows Booting ...
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ReArrange multiple disk drives and partitions

Looking for some advice... Here's the situation as it exists. I have multiple drives I've added and switched around over a few years, and it's (past) time to straighten everything out and get it ...
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Can I Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit) in hp compaq 6910p Notebook?

I am using windows xp in my hp compaq 6910p notebook. I want to migrate myself from windows to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. My notebook ram is 3GB (and virtual ram is 10GB for C drive where windows ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub and boot-repair doesn't help

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my partitioned laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub no longer appeared on boot so I ran boot-repair from an Ubuntu liveUSB. This didn't ...
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I left Windows 10 fast boot on

I am using windows 10 and I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 (will update later) from a thumb drive.I disabled secure boot from bios,but left fastboot on.Now I'm installing ubuntu.Can this cause any ...
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problem with dual boot

I installed ubuntu 14 in another partition in my hard disk ,I am already using win7 in it but after installing win 7 in not booting and in the booting page only ubuntu and free dos is showing please ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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Busybox initrmf disk by UUID not found ubuntu 14.04

I am aware there are few more questions about this problem, but this is slightly different. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on a dual boot Samsung laptop. This setup has been working ...
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Reinstall GRUB to partition?

Recently my BCD corrupted, so I reinitialised it from a LiveUSB, and added my Ubuntu partition back to it. Unfortunately the kernel isn't loading, so I thought to reinstall GRUB. The results below ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 installation prerequisite

I have a 1st generation Gigabyte Corei3 H55 desktop computer with 2 GB of RAM. I have used it with Windows. Now I have switched to Ubuntu 14.04. I am unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 from USB ...
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deleted linux mint from win 8.1 dual boot and cannot reinstall linux [on hold]

Until yesterday i had a dual boot of windows 8.1 with linux mint 17.2 Rafaella Cinnamon x64bit.Via the terminal i deleted something that i shouldn't and then when i rebooted the pc ,linux stuck at the ...
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Ubuntu does not appear in Grub, Boot Repair goes on indefinitely

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit) in my desktop alongside Windows 7 using unetbootin by making separate partitions for / and /home. Installation went fine, but after restarting the Grub menu showed ...
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dual boot with windows 7

I want to install windows 7 as the second system because, in main system already exist ubuntu with some large files and lib for kernel development for android while if reinstall take a long time ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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How to change btrfs partition label/uuid?

I upgraded to a new harddisk by using dd to copy the partition. As the old disk is still in place, the computer seems to randomly boot one or another. To fix this I thought, changing the UUID/LABEL of ...
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Dual Boot formatting partition to ntfs

I just formatted my PC and decided to install a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS following this answer I set the partitions. But somehow in the last step I couldn't format the partition ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 10 dual boot problem GRUB

I have just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. However, every single time I select windows 10 from the grub menu, the windows 8 loading screen comes on first then it changes and boots ...
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Cannot dual-boot windows 10

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop under the default installation settings, which I believed should have allowed me to dual-boot with her Windows 10 installation. Ubuntu is working fine, but when I tried ...
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Asus TF700t Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot

I want to dual boot my transformer infinity. I like android, but as an IT student it cannot do everything I need homework wise, besides pocket Minecraft sucks. So I want to have my cake and eat it ...