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Delete all Ubuntu partitions and reinstall again

I have messes up ubuntu twice, and reinstalled it again after that. THis has created two ubuntu partions on my drive. Is it safe to remove all these partitions from windows, and then reinstall using a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 laptop and monitor problem

I meet with this problem second time. I'm using a laptop with dual boot. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7. I have a 21,5" monitor plugged with HDMI cable to my notebook. I did this: my laptop was turned ...
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Hide Grub including text “Grub loading”

There are some tutorials for hiding GRUB Menu out there. But: When the computer is booting it still reads "Grub loading" then boots to OS. If I press the shift key while Grub loading the menu appears. ...
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a dual boot between Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from Ubuntu. I can see my grub only ...
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Continous humming kind of sound from speakers after dual boot

I have just dual booted my system (added ubuntu over windows 8.1) and I have heard that there might be few hardware malfunctions after dual booting. My speakers just work fine in ubuntu (new os) but ...
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I Really need help used windows recovery partion for Installing ubuntu and only have 3.87 gib right now ay help?Thx?

Yeah so I was installing Ubuntu and i used windows recovery partition as the Ubuntu place where I decreased the size not knowing what the partition did and now I am running low on space and it wont ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I am running Windows 7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The ...
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Issues with GRUB and Windows

I recently upgrade my 60GB SSD to a 500GB SSD. I installed Windows 8.1 clean on the SSD and everything was fine and dandy. Then for fun, since I am a huge fan of Ubuntu (currently installed on my ...
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ubuntu download to bootable dvd

Bootable Ubuntu disk when i open to see the content of the iso burned to the dvd, I see the folders and subfolder files. I have an old linux fedora boot up disk from 2006 which gives me a boot up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 dual boot

I built a computer with Windows 7 about a year ago and I just tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a second hard drive. My Windows hard drive is 3tb and Ubuntu is 1tb. When I attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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Help! Dropped computer! Grub showing up! How to bring back Ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a qosmio x875. I had my laptop in my backpack and the backpack fell out of my car. When I opened it much later I found that one of the back plates was ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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Can anyone tell me how to make a dual boot with linux and win 8.1 ? please? [on hold]

hi sorry i know it's not completely about ubuntu but i'm new to linux and don't know where to ask else ,i have a problem with the deepin linux ,after i installed it with a pre-installed win 8.1 i ...
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SSD not showing in grub after dual boot

I followed this guide a link! because I have two hard drives, win 7 on SSD, and ubuntu on hdd. I can manually choose to boot into either just fine, but I would like to be able to see my SSD in the ...
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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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upgrate to yosemite than upgrade from refit to refind

I had Mac OS X 10.8, Linux and Windows XP triple boot in refit. I upgraded to OS X Yosemite. The refit screen disappeared. I used command cd /efi/refit ./enable.sh Then refit screen comes but ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot on Dell XPS 15 9530

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530, and I have a few questions. What I've done so far: Deactivated acceleration in Intel Rapid Storage Technology Disabled Intel Rapid Start ...
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This computer currently has no detected operating systems (no UEFI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a laptop with Windows 8.1, but after launching from a USB, I obtain the message “This computer currently has no detected operating systems”. I’ve seen a lot of similar ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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Copy system to new fresh install

I want to wipe my entire hard drive and install a fresh dual-boot Windows7/Ubuntu system, but want to put the entire Ubuntu system as it is now back onto it. The install is located at /dev/sda10. I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer E3-112 laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Acer E11 laptop (model E3-112). The installation was successful. However I cannot boot Ubuntu. It directly boots to windows and does not even shows Grub. ...
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Upgrading 12.04. un ancient mac book ('07)?

I just succeeded to install 12.04 alongside OSX 10.5.8 on an old MacBook. It was a very long & winding road. At some point, I also tried to install 12.10, without success at all., stuck at tux ...
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Unalbe to access windows 8.1 partitions in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Unable to access Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/prabhjeet/Important: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda7" ...
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Acer aspire V5-171-6422 dual booting

My laptop has come with WIN8 and secure booting through UEFI (this is very new bootloader for me) I want to natively boot Ubuntu like using BIOS. Can anyone suggest me a way for this? I have read ...
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Network connectivity problem

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 7. I recently upgraded win 7 to windows 8.1. But, it wasn't working properly so I made a fresh windows 7 install. Windows is working fine but ubuntu is ...
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dual boot whit Ubuntu and fedora [duplicate]

I have decided to install fedora 21 and Ubuntu 14.04 along side. Here I have two question: 1) how should I partition my disk so I can reinstall or change each distro without affecting other one? ...
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bootup problem with windows8.1 [duplicate]

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop after that i installed ubuntu 12.04 as dual OS. now i am able to use only ubuntu, windows is not booting. how can i get my windows back to use as dual OS. Both ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD. Fedora/ Windows 7 dual boot PC

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an external hard drive. I've seen many posts about doing so and that's not my reason for posting here. On my PC I already have Korora (it's based on Fedora for ...
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ubuntu 12.4 dualboot installation problem

I have a little problem. I want to install ubuntu with win7. When I start wubi, this is picture that I see. If I try option full instalation ("Probna i puna instalacija" on Serbian), I see the second ...
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How to delete grub entirely from grub rescue. Boot windows only

I had installed ubuntu (twice actually) onto the same drive. I wanted to 'try again' since one of them didn't install correctly and the other installed differently, but it worked. I was getting ...
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Switching from Windows Thunderbird 31.4 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS without downloading all the messages

I intend to leave Windows 7 and start working on Ubuntu. One of my majeur problems is switching to Thunderbird on Ubuntu. First I tried to use shared profile and data on an NTFS volume but it failed ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”- Ubuntu 14.04 install Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I disabled secure boot and made sure UEFI was enabled and moved the DVD above Windows Boot manager in the boot order. But the Ubuntu installation still ...
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Attempted dual boot Ubuntu on two separate drives

Is there anybody out there that can give me the straight answer of how to set up ubuntu 14.04.02 on a separate drive in my home built tower in which I've already installed windows 8.1 Pro on a ...
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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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Can I stream media from a Windows partition?

I have Windows 7 installed on my desktop. I have 2 hard drives. My operating system is on one and the other is media storage (NTFS). My family regularly streams media (using PLEX) to multiple devices ...
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Elementary OS Dualboot eror [on hold]

I am currently using win 8.1 and I wanted to try elementary OS but I couldn't manage. I keep getting this error Notes: secure boot disabled , I tried iso on virtual box it works perfectly , and it ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB HDD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive from my USB stick. So I went through a few similar questions on the website. However, I have a few special requirements. I don't want any changes ...
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Extra partition format for storage only in Ubuntu/kali dual boot environment [on hold]

I'm setting up a system for dual boot Kali & Ubuntu on a single hard drive. I was going to use ext4 for Kali & ubuntu.. My question is which format do I use for the third partition where I ...
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macbook 3.1 late '07 os10.5.8 & ubu 12.04.5 dual boot problems [on hold]

Here's the problem: My optical drive on my mac doesn't work, so booting from live cd is not possible. I tried to boot from bootable usb iso img, which failed due to firmware problems when booting ...
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Flashing cursor on system boot

today I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu using a usb stick. I had Windows 7 running normally when I installed Ubuntu. I created a primary-swap and logical-ext4 ( / ) partitions for ...
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Dual boot (14.10 and win8.1) and slow windows boot

On my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro) I got dual boot with Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and Windows 8.1. Before installing Ubuntu boot of windows was as fast as on ssd drive should be. After setting up dual boot ...
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Ubuntu grub not showing. Oprating System not found

I had a dual boot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10) sony vaio corei3 from 4 years till now. Usually I was working in windows and one week ago I had a fresh Ubuntu 14.10 installation. Last night I updated ...
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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

While installing Ubuntu, the option 'Install Ubuntu alongside Microsoft Windows 8.1' doesn't show up. After properly configuring the computer's UEFI settings and partition the drives, the Install ...
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Add new OS to GRUB2 with Ubuntu

After removing windows from my computer, I decided to have a dual boot Ubuntu-FreeBSD, I installed then FreeBSD who created his partition in the free space of my computer. The problem is that after ...
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my mousepad stops working while trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows installed laptop

i am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows installed lenovo laptop.but i cant see my mouse pointer and this prevents me from installation.i gave a try for the arrow keys and after pressing ...
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booting problem with windows8.1 and ubuntu12.04

I installed windows8.1 on my new laptop after that i installed ubuntu12.04 as dual OS . now i am able to use only ubuntu, windows is not booting. how can i get my windows back to use as dual OS. Both ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [on hold]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu keeps asking for Wifi password

I've recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu (64 bit), alongside my Windows 8 dual booted machine. The problem I'm having is trying to connect to my school network, the school uses a username ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 black screen / freeze

I am running: Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit 990FXA-GD80 (MS-7640) AMD FX 8150 Eight-Core Processor x64 Two AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 32 GB RAM I have installed Windows on primary HDD. I ...