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Can't boot XP only Ubuntu

I have used Windows XP for years. I partitioned my HD with 300 GB for XP and 1 TB for Ubuntu. I installed v.14.04 successfully. When booting I get a menu choice defaulting to Ubuntu and then XP. ...
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Can Ubuntu use all my 4GB of RAM?

I have a dell laptop with 4GB of ram and 500GB of storage.I just finished installing windows 8.1 32bit version, which utilizes 3GB of ram. Can I install and run Ubuntu to utilize that unusable ...
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No Dual-Boot Option after Installing Ubuntu 14.04 x64 [duplicate]

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 x64. It's my first time with Ubuntu, so I accepted all the defaults and installed it next to Win8.1 x64 Enterprise. When the installation finished, I ...
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dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working [duplicate]

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loads to purple screen on Lenovo G505s. nomodeset wont work

I have a lenovo g505s graphics card is Amd radeon hd 8550g with windows 8.1 pre installed (not my favorite os). I disabled secure boot, changed uefi to legacy mode. Then I loaded and successfully ...
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Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?

I have three questions for Ubuntu and TRIM/SSD experts. I've got SSD drive (SanDisk SDSSDP128G 128Gb). Currently, it is the only hard drive. Connected via SATA cable however in BIOS using IDE mode ...
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Problems loging in after dealing with video drivers and black screen

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop alongside windows 8.1. I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 645M video card on it and was having black screen on boot issues. so I installed the xorg-edgers ...
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Need advice installing Ubuntu on 2nd storage drive for windows 7 computer

Basically I have 2 drives on my pc. One SSD with win 7 OS and most apps it would utilize. My 2nd drive is a 1TB SATA 3 that only has basically steam apps and a few odds and ends like downloads. I ...
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Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
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No boot option after dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

I have been fighting with my pc to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 for the past few days. I think I finally cracked it today and I'm fairly confident that everything is where it should be. ...
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Grub-Customizer made Windows 7 disappear from Gurb2

I am running dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows7. I wanted to change the boot order in Grub2 to have Windows on top of the list. I installed Grub-Customizer on Ubuntu 12.04 using the following terminal ...
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Installing Windows 8 after Ubuntu 13

I have install ubuntu and then resize ubuntu partition and install windows 8 Now I can't boot into windows and GRUB dont't find windows on /dev/sda4 partition What do I need to do? bootinfo: ...
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Installing Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 13.04

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop (64-bit) and when I installed ubuntu on it I made a huge mistake and removed windows 8 and every file with it. What done is done.. I've been running ubuntu 13.04 ...
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How to point to GRUB instead of windows loader?

I am relatively new to ubuntu and just installed 12.04.2 on my machine alongside the pre-installed windows 8. I created a new ext4 partition near the beginning of my disk, ran boot-repair from a live ...
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Install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using UEFI boot and third boot as Backtrack 5r3 and grub to select OS at startup

I have HP g6 Pavilion Laptop... And i have install windows 8 using uefi boot and ubuntu 13.04 too using uefi boot too.. While installing Ubuntu it didn't detect Windows 8...so i installed it it doing ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu with SSD and HDD

So I have an Acer laptop that has both an HDD and SSD. I have been having trouble dual booting Ubuntu with Windows. For some reason Ubuntu does not recognize Windows and I do not want to wipe out ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, and W8 won't boot anymore

I've bought a Dell laptop with W8 pre-installed. I didn't like W8 much, so I wanted to try Ubuntu, but without uninstalling W8. So yesterday I installed Ubuntu, and it was extremely convoluted thanks ...
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Wubi is downloading file but I have full ISO [duplicate]

I have "ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso" and my PC has Windows 8 installed. In my previous windows i.e "Windows 7" I used Wubi to install ubuntu 12.04.2 and installed and work correctly. Now I try to ...
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Dual Boot - Grub2 not detecting Ubuntu Server (10.4, 64 bit) after installing Ubuntu Desktop (12.04)

Requirement I have a computer which runs Ubuntu 10.4.3 (64 bit server) installed over LVM and /boot filesystem and I wanted it to dual boot to Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop, 32 bit). Completed Successfully: ...
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I Can't Install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I download ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso and write on a DVD then check it with a MD5 checker and it's OK. I decide to Install Ubuntu on my PC that have Windows 7 sp1 64-bit simultaneously. I follow ...
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Disabled Secure Boot and Enabled UEFI for dual-boot on Acer?

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop, which comes preinstalled with Windows 8, so it has this new UEFI stuff. To get the Ubuntu LiveDVD running, I had to disable the UEFI completely and switch to legacy ...
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How to remove ubuntu partitions and use them to install windows

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, but would like to install windows for the purpose of gaming (Hallelujah). But I haven't left any unpartitioned parts of the HDD so now I am stuck on (How to ...
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where is my ubuntu 12.10?

i have 4 partitions. 1 system part of windows. 2 windows installed(7 x64). 3 i common drive for temp files. 4 my drive for my personal data. i downloaded ubuntu 12.10 x64 shrinked my windows ...
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How to install GRUB on the hard-disk? [duplicate]

I'm kinda new to Linux. I wanted to install Ubuntu, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, (I partitioned my HDD and left it unallocated) Ubuntu did not ask where to install and stuff, it just ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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“Bootmgr is missing…” Upon reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install/running ubuntu on extarnal HDD with a windows laptop? Ill take you through the steps I did. Sorry if this question has already been resolved, I'm new to Ubuntu ...
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Can't boot Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP, and I played with it for a like an hour. When I wanted to go back to Windows, I chose the Windows option in the GRUB screen. It just gives a black ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 dual boot - boots directly to Windows 7

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my computer as second OS. I shrank the Windows partition and gave Ubuntu about 40Gb of space. After this I created a live USB having Ubuntu 12.04.1, and booted using the ...
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How to install ubuntu on a second hard drive with windows being on the first?

I have recently got a Alienware M17x R4 and since it has two hard drive bays i was thinking of putting my hard drive from my old laptop and installing Ubuntu on it without making any changes to the ...
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How to make Windows the default OS in grub menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? How to remove duplicate entries in Grub menu? How do I dual-boot Windows by default? I have Windows 7 ...
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Remove Ubuntu 11.10 from Dual Boot Windows XP without XP CD?

I installed Ubuntu on a old Windows XP computer using Dual Boot, i have no XP Cd and desperately need to remove it! EasyBCD does not work on windows XP, iF I just delete the Ubuntu partition all hell ...
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How to remove Wubi, without causing boot issues?

I have Windows 7 as my main host OS, and then i installed Wubi Ubuntu 11.04. Later to this i installed a partition Ubuntu 11.10 ( beta 2). So altogether i have Windows 7, 11.04 (Wubi) 11.10 beta 2 ...
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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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How do I scan my windows partition for viruses from Ubuntu?

I think I might have a virus on my windows partition and I want to scan it from Ubuntu. Is this possible? I would like a program that is free. clamAV I tried clamAV but I couldn't find a setting ...
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Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions? [closed]

If I dual boot install both Ubuntu and Windows, is it safer to install them on two different hard drives than different partitions on the same hard drive? What risks may be involved? For example, ...
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boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures

When I start my laptop, it takes as much as 7 tries to get past the place where the swap gets mounted; if anyone is looking over my shoulder then it becomes 15 tries! My laptop is a lenovo W520 with ...
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How to shrink Windows partition with unmovable files in dual boot installation [closed]

To install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I have to shrink Windows 7 partition C:. But due to some unmovable files, I cannot shrink as much as I plan by using Windows own shrinking tool. I guess many of ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall?

I have a working dual-boot setup (Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7) on my laptop. I got a 320GB HDD with partitions for /, /home, swap, winsys and a big windata partition. There's more than 250GB space occupied ...
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Impossible installing Ubuntu 13.04 in UEFI mode with Windows 8 preinstalled

I know this is a dejavu but let me please explain my problem. When booting 13.04 installation media EFI mode get to a black screen with Grub version 2.00-l3ubuntu3 version appears after selecting ...
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Installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Can't boot into Windows

I have two internal hard drives; 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for storage. I decided to install Ubuntu on the secondary hard drive. One of the guides I used advised me to make a small boot partition in the ...
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nouveau driver issue when trying to boot ubuntu

i just installed ubuntu, and it says nouveau failed to idle channel 1 and 2. it also says nouveau playlist update failed. i believe this is a video card driver problem. what can i to to resolve this? ...
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NTFS Corruption: Files created in Linux corrupted when Windows Boots

I'm getting some file loss and corruption on my Win7/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot setup. I have a large shared NTFS partition. I have my Windows Docs/Music/etc. directories on that file and have the ...
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Can I keep BURG on a triple boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8?

Having installed windows 8 already on virtual machine, I thought I'd like to see how it actually is, as virtual machine was a bit laggy. Windows 8 can be installed like any other OS, and it supports ...
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Can not boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on a separate partition, with mount point '/' and boot load information on Windows 7 drive (settings, prior to installing Ubuntu). When I start the system, ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu from the UEFI boot options? [duplicate]

I have a Gigabyte motherboard. GA-Z77X-UD3H to be specific. I recently installed Ubuntu and deleted it again, but it still shows up on the UEFI boot option even if I removed all hard drives connected ...
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Permanently mounting Windows' NTFS partition, fully enabled

I'm transforming a Windows 7 PC into a dual boot system with Ubuntu 10.10. Following other questions on this site, I've mounted my Windows drive by adding this to fstab UUID=blabla /windows ntfs ...
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Can I share MySql database files with Windows on dual boot?

I'd like to use in both Ubuntu and Windows (dual boot) my MySql database files residing on a NTFS partition. Will it work? Any gotchas?
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SD card doesn't work well under Ubuntu, but does well under Windows

I own a laptop with a built-in card reader. For the past year or so, I've been coping with a curious problem that seems more software related than hardware. I run a dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...