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How to completely remove Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi installer, but I couldnt boot to it. So I uninstalled it on the Control Panel. Then I tried the full installation wherein it boots to the Ubuntu environment. After ...
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wireless keyboard +installation

I have a running Win7 "system" with wireless keyboard and mouse. They are not running till windows is ready to start (login screen). If I install Ubuntu (or any other system) I will not be able to ...
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Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem

I have a multiboot system set up. The system has three drives. Multiboot is configured with Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu - all on the first drive. I had a lot of unpartitioned space left on the ...
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How to Install Linux Bootloader to root

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 but its bootloader should be installed to linux root and not to MBR because i want Windows 7, Mac OSX Lion and Ubuntu 11.10 with Chameleon Bootloader as default Loader.
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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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BOOTMGR image is corrupt fault while dual booting Ubuntu and Windows7

I have Ubuntu Precise beta 2 and Windows7 set up to dual boot. The set up had been perfect, until today, with a black screen presented when trying to boot Windows with a BOOTMGR image is corrupt, ...
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Problems dual-booting back into Windows 7

Okay, so I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I've searched and found solutions related to my problem but none that have so far directly worked. After figuring out how to free up space to make a partition ...
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How do I reboot Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm not familiar with some settings. How do I restart/reboot the system so that I can have the option to use Windows 7 in a Dual Boot.
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Boot loader problem

After Installation of Ubuntu to my new HDD, I putted my existing Win 7 HDD to my motherboard. Now when I tried to boot windows by default Ubuntu is opening. Plz do let me know how to fix the boot ...
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Removing Windows and Ubuntu recovery partitions (BURG)

I have Ubuntu and Windows installed on my computer and I'm using BURG boot loader. At the moment I have 4 entries in the boot menu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu recovery, Windows recovery and windows. This is quite ...
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Hide GRUB2 menu UNLESS you hold down Shift key: how to make this happen?

I have a Ubuntu - Windows 7 dual-boot set-up, and I would like to have it that my laptop would boot up Windows 7 unless I press down the Shift key right after boot and bring up the Grub2 menu from ...
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Ubuntu no longer recognises HDD partition as writable but Windows does?

I dual-boot between Windows and Ubuntu, such that I have a partition on my HDD for the respective system files for each operating system and another partition for my documents. I renamed the system ...
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How can I rescue a Lubuntu install? [closed]

Quick recap: I was having a problem with hibernation so I check and the linuxswap partition is missing, showing an "unknown" chunk of drive where it was. Happened before, booted to the liveCD and ...
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How can I disable GRUB from showing up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide Grub menu and keystroke to reveal I just installed another OS in my second partition. I know that it is expected for GRUB to show up when you're dual-booting, but ...
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How can I restore Windows 7 to the pc

I had windows 7 and installed ubuntu, but I don't like it, so I'd like to remove it and back to windows 7. can you tell the steps?
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Regarding partitions for dual-booting Ubuntu with pre-existing Windows 7

I have zero actual experience with configuring disk partitions and the stuff I have read for the past few hours have been confusing me a bit, so please bear with me. First of all, I'd like to explain ...
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Ubuntu HDD ALWAYS takes boot priority

I have three hard drives installed on my machine, they are arranged chronologically in boot priority in my BIOS: 64 GB SSD Windows Seven | NFTS 120 GB HDD Ubuntu 11.10 | DAT4 500 GB HDD Storage For ...
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How do you hibernate/suspend Ubuntu like Windows or both at the same time?

I'm using an ASUS laptop with Windows 7, and I just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows yesterday, using the no-risk option. I noticed, though, that I can't hibernate Ubuntu the way I did with Windows ...
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Macbook can't boot to linux partitions. Forced to use install dvd to boot [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 2008 MacBook and removed Mac OSX completely so that it would just be Ubuntu. At first I was having issues with booting. I would have to hold option/alt on ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows XP boot.ini file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to boot Ubuntu using the Windows bootloader? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2 on a partition separate partition from Windows and was wanting to know ...
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How to replace GRUB with Windows NT Bootloader?

I'm not really a big fan of GRUB (I had a bad experience), nor very knowledgeable about Linux, so how do I remove GRUB, and replace it with Windows NT Bootloader, yet keep the same list/number/entries ...
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Ubuntu not display in boot manager list

I install the latest version of Ubuntu on a computer that previously had Windows 7 and Vista on it. Ubuntu is install in a separate HDD. My problem is that when I boot the computer the Windows boot ...
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Ubuntu on Samsung NP700Z5B - no Grub

I just bought a Samsung NP700Z5B laptop. Gorgeous machine and great performance! I do 2 things when I get a new laptop: Format the HD and install Winblows from a CD to ditch the bloatware Install ...
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cannot get back to windows after getting my windows7 to work

I installed ubuntu to get access to a windows 7 install that was not working. I got it fixed, but now I cannot get back to ubuntu. I always starts in windows.
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Grub2 won't detect Ubuntu 11.10 OS after reinstalling Win XP hal.dll.

Hi I'm an Ubuntu newbie here. I've installed ubuntu 11.10 to dual boot on a single HDD. I did a manual partition and basically forgot all the on what sda my /boot partition is. My installation worked ...
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How to install BURG on dual-boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu machine?

I'm relatively new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I've set up my new machine as dual-boot with 11.10 and Windows 7. I'd like to replace GRUB with BURG to get a nice graphical boot menu. The machine is set up ...
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Soft RAID and dual boot with windows 7

My motherboard support Fake Raid. Can I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 and both running on Raid (Stripe)? How can I do that?
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Multiboot System Advice?

I'm thinking about doing a multiboot install on my laptop. I have 250GB of HDD space. I want my main partition to be Ubuntu, and I want to keep everything on there (Media, preferences, etc.) rather ...
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Ubuntu 11.0 won't boot up

Long story, but it began on windows 7. It would slow down, then freeze, then crash. I would restart the computer, and sometimes it would say "no OS detected", so I recovered it. When I did that, I was ...
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GRUB skipped in dual boot

I've downloaded the latest Ubuntu, 12.04. I have Windows 7 Professional installed on my laptop, 1 physical HD divided to 3 partitions (C:, D: and System Reserved). I shrank D: drive and had 60 GB of ...
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Best way to “overlay” Ubuntu over existing Windows OS

I have an existing windows installation with important applications. I want to take advantage of unix tools and OS environment of Ubuntu. What would be the best way for me to 'overlay' Ubuntu on top ...
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Fail to start windows after Ubuntu 11.10 install

Computer: HP Pavilion dv7-6140eo OS: Originally Win7 I recently decided to try out Ubuntu, and I decided to dual-boot it with Windows 7. First I googled some how-to's, then I downloaded Ubuntu onto a ...
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Dual boot XP and ubuntu, (XP installed first)

I tried to install ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386. While booting from live cd I checked GParted and details confused me. As I recently formatted my PC after moving all data to other internal HD, you can ...
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how to recover my win7 on ubuntu grub?

help me... I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 above win7, unfortunately after finish installation and restart the Grub didn't appear, I look out in grub menu and win7 wasn't exist, I try to repair with ...
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How to dual booting ubuntu 11.10 and fedora 16? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot ubuntu 11.04 and fedora 15 I installed ubuntu 11.10 on my system. I tried to install fedora 16 on free space I have left for it. when after completing ...
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USB won't boot correctly (NOT LIVE BOOT) [closed]

I have a MacBook 6,1 with both, OS X and Windows XP partitions. I try to boot from my USB drive which has Ubuntu installed and working (tried on friends computer) and it booted fine. I try to boot ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu after installing Windows

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I installed Windows 7 on another partition but now on booting I cant see dual boot options and Windows 7 is loaded. How can I run Ubuntu now?
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How do I hide the GRUB menu showing up in the beginning of boot?

I stopped Dualbooting and I dont want to have to choose the OS anymore and just have it load Ubuntu like normal like before? Any help is appreciated.
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accidentally initiated format of ext3 in win 7, how to recover? [closed]

I have a dual boot, win7 and ubuntu, system and started to format an empty partition on the drive while in win7, but in my haste thought that I had not started the formatting, reselected the partition ...
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Wubi install does not load

I'm new to Ubuntu and want to install it along side Windows, so I can get the hang of it. I installed it using Wubi, I then chose to run Ubuntu from the boot menu it does then I get 2 options: ...
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Cannot boot up suddenly, possible problem with hardware clock?

I dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 on my new ASUS K53E laptop, and have been doing so happily for a couple of weeks now. Today I was playing a game in Windows 7, then closed the game and ...
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Windows 7 Blue Screen then restart after loading from GRUB

I have Ubuntu dual booting Windows 7 and after repairing GRUB and a few Windows Updates, now Windows 7 just goes to blue screen upon loading from GRUB then restarts. Is there any way to fix this? ...
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How can I dual-boot a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 when both are installed separately on different physical drives?

How can I dual-boot a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 when both are installed separately on different physical drives? I have two hard drives. hd0 has a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 ...
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How would I dual boot Ubuntu as Primary and Mac OS X as secondary on a 32bit PC?

I'm wanting to install Mac OS-X on my 32bit PC as a secondary boot - is this possible to do on a 32bit PC system? would I need to repair GRUB as well so I can use Ubuntu again as my primary? I'm ...
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How do I Install Ubuntu on an iMac running OS X Lion on a SSD and Windows 7 on a HDD?

How do I Install Ubuntu on an iMac running OS X Lion on a SSD and Windows 7 on a HDD? I once successfully triple booted when I ran Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. Now how can it be done with my ...
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is it necessary to delete the recovery partition?

I have Windows 7 on my HP laptop and I want to install Ubuntu. I tried to shrink my boot and system partition, it does not allow me to shrink the partition more than 97 MB. Is it necessary to delete ...
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What version is recommended for atom based Computer?

I have samsung atom 1.66GHZ and 2.00 GB RAM. my hard disk is regular not an SSD, 5400rpm. Do you think I can run a ubuntu 11.10 64bit (as dual boot) on it?
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Removing Ubuntu from a dual-boot setup with Windows

I have installed Ubuntu as another OS on my laptop, and my default OS is Windows 7. I just want to know how to remove (or uninstall) Ubuntu without harming the other OS. PS: Ubuntu and Windows 7 are ...
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Would dualbooting Windows mess up GRUB?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 as my main OS, but have been thinking of doing some dualbooting, would making a partition specifically for Windows and installing it to that partition mess with GRUB? or Would it ...
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Help editing GRUB on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm thinking about making a partition to test out Mac OS X on my own computer hard drive and don't think it would suffice if I used it through VM. So, how would I go about returning to single boot ...