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Unable to boot 12.04 due to segmentation fault

I am having 12.04 LTS installation alongside Windows 7. When I boot Ubuntu, it fails to boot into login screen instead it gives the following error: udevd[121]: 'sbin/blkid -o udev -p /dev/sda2' ...
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Boot Menu Screwed up, computer won't boot [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu to for years now, I'm an EE and love the system. This week I was having trouble with Ubuntu so I decided to do a fresh install parallel with Win XP. The install crashed ...
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Triple Boot Windows 7/ Windows 8 RTM/ Ubuntu

What is the best way to triple boot Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Professional RTM, and the latest version of Ubuntu? I already have Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed. I am currently downloading ...
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Error in first time boot

I have Windows Vista 32-bit. I already had Ubuntu Studio installed with WUBI. Now I get this error when I select Ubuntu: Try (hd0,0) : NTFS5 Please help me out.
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12.04 won't install on my Asus G75V

I decided to give Ubuntu a try the other day. I downloaded the CD .iso from Ubuntu's site and burned it to a CD. I told my computer to boot up from my DVD drive (ASUS g75v). Popped the disk in. ...
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Cannot see the Grub screen/Ubuntu login after installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on Asus U47A Laptop

I have an Asus U47A Laptop with no discrete graphics. UEFI is disabled in the BIOS. I had Windows 7 installed by default. So, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 by creating a separate 300GB partition. During ...
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Cannot reach any OS (operating system not found)

I know that there are several posts about operating system not found problem. But my situation is severe. My company will start to develop embedded systems on Linux at the end of this year and I ...
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I have an issue booting my system, what can I do to fix it?

I cannot boot into Linux or Windows now. I did the boot repair but every time I turn my computer on it goes to Windows then into recovery mode and I went through that and it still brings me back. I ...
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Removed GRUB menu, Timer Still stays

I'm running a dual boot with 12.04 and Windows 7 installed. I don't use Windows that often, so I decided to try and remove the boot menu to start up quicker. So far, the menu appears to not display, ...
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How to allocate partition? (while Installing Dualboot Ubuntu & existing Win7)

I have been using the existing Win7 for a long time and now want to install Ubuntu dualboot. I have two drives C:(35.9gb free out of 111gb) & D: (111gb free out of 165gb) I tried Ubuntu and ...
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Computer boots directly to Windows after installing Ubuntu

I bought VAIO E14A16. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along-side Windows 7(dual boot) from CD., When I reboot, it starts Windows 7 directly. If I press F11 it says no operating system found Where did I ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize the hard drive Ubuntu is on

I have two hard drives, one that my Windows 7 install is on and another that I have my data is on. I had set aside 100 GB on the data drive to install Ubuntu, which has worked fine in the past when I ...
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Virtual/dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu on one harddisk and Windows 7 Home Premium on another. I made absolutely certain they're completely separate, so I have to actively choose to boot from Windows' disk if I want to run it. ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 Battery not working (Ubuntu 10.04)

I am using ubuntu 10.04 on dell N5010 with perfect battery but it get immediately hibernate after removing power cord. battery is charing during ubuntu use.
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How to run a program installed on the Windows partition with Wine?

I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu (but rarely ever use windows, just in case there is something I need Windows for) and I already have The Sims 3 installed on my Windows partition. I was just wondering ...
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Guide to installing Hardy Heron via USB drive on a laptop running Windows XP?

I want to dual boot Windows XP and Hardy Heron. I have partitioned my single hard drive, created a boot-able pen drive with the Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS ISO, I am aware how to boot and start the installation ...
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Cannot see boot message to choose which OS (Windows or Ubuntu)

I installed Ubuntu using USB drive. I installed it along side Windows 7. But I have a problem. I cannot see which OS (Windows or Ubuntu) I should enter after booting my laptop. It normally boots ...
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12.04 and Windows problem

I had Windows XP on my PC and wanted to install Ubuntu as well because I got more comfortable with it in the past few months. I downloaded iso, burned it and installed it alongside Windows XP. I ...
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Wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted

I just installed Ubuntu using WUBI. I followed this tutorial and when I select Ubuntu from Windows boot loader, it says wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted. Then Windows boot manager appears again. ...
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No Ubuntu Control panel in Windows 7 installation

I installed 12.04 using the Ubuntu installer for Windows. I'm able to boot into either OS fine. I get the impression there's supposed to be some kind of control panel for Ubuntu in the Windows ...
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Second HDD not booting Ubuntu 12.04

I have 2 HDDs. Both have 2 partitions. I have XP installed in the first HDD, and I installed 12.04 into second HDD by freeing half space of second partition of that HDD through "Something Else" option ...
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Where is Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows XP. But now on the boot menu Ubuntu doesn't show up. I checked the drive in wich i installed Ubuntu, and that drive is also empty.. What do i do now?
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Problems installing Ubuntu using CD somebody help please

I tried installing Ubuntu 64bit on my new laptop which now has Windows 7 64bit (preinstalled). I want to install Ubuntu and keep Windows 7. I burned .iso on a CD, I put it in CD drive and rebooted. I ...
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How to get the dual boot option window?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi on windows 7 for dual-boot, now i dont see windows option while booting. It directly boots only ubuntu. What should i do to get the dual boot option window?
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Bootmgr is missing when booting with Ubuntu LiveUSB [duplicate]

I downloaded 64bit Ubuntu and I put it on my USB. It is bootable, and BIOS is configured to boot from it. But when I turn on the laptop with USB in it, it says: Bootmgr is missing. Press ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 on a new HDD which has 12.04 Installed

My hard disk died and I had to get a new 250GB and in the process of recovering my files from old hard disk using Ubuntu, I fell in love with it. So in my new HDD, I just installed Ubuntu first since ...
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Is it possible to dual boot chrome os and ubuntu on a samsung chromebook 5?

I found some info about this when googling but it is pretty confusing. I thought I would ask the pros. If this can be done, I would like some direction as far as where to go for correct information ...
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a black screen when I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on my acer aspire 4736z, why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? My laptop is Acer Aspire 4736z and installed Windows 7 Ultimate, and I want to install Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu will NOT load, any method that I try

I tried windows installer, did not work. USB Drive, did not work. LiveLinuxUSB, nothing. CD-ROM, I got somewhere with this actually. By using the other three methods above, a colorful screen would ...
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Is it safe to upgrade OS X from Snow Leopard via the App Store on a dual-boot system?

I have a MacBook Pro that dual-boots Ubuntu 12.04 and OS X Snow Leopard. I'd like to upgrade OS X to Mountain Lion, but have never done this on a dual-boot OS X system before. Will the upgrade work ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongwith windows xp in two different HDDs

I have two HDDs. First HDD has four partitions with Windows XP in the first partition Second has two partitions and 15GB unallocated space. I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in the second HDD ...
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How to safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 from a dual-boot installation with Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have an Acer Netbook with Windows XP on it. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 (actually upgraded from 10.?? to 11.04 to 11.10 ...
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Do I need an additional hard drive to install Ubuntu on Windows 7?

I have a recently built a PC w/ Windows 7 64-bit and I want to run a second drive with Ubuntu on it. I have a 1TB drive. I'm going to install in my computer. Can I install Ubuntu on the 2nd drive? ...
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Ubuntu suggestion to dual boot with windows in a lightweight PC

I'm using widows xp(32 bit). The hardware details for my computer are: Pentium 4 cpu 1.6 GHz, 1 gb RAM, 80 gb hard disk. no graphics card Is Ubuntu 9.10 will be a best option in dual ...
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Installing 12.04 to dual boot: partitions not labeled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space? I am installing 12.04 from a CD on a computer with an existing Windows XP installation, ...
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Ubuntu installation inside/outside windows - which is better? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? I am aware that ubuntu can be installed on a machine in two ways keeping windows os in parallel, ...
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My /home is unlocated after Boot repair

OK here the thing... I wanted a Windows7 install beside my existing Ubuntu 12.04LTS. So I Googled some and used many wikis to figure it out. I made some free space for my windows installation on my ...
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12.04 64 bit and Windows 7 Dual boot

I am trying to install 12.04 alongside my existing install of Windows 7 on my Lenovo IdeaPad laptop. I decided to go for the 64-bit version since I have 6 GB of RAM. I've followed this guide to make ...
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Unable to Boot into Ubuntu after re-installing Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 and everything worked well. But a problem arose where I had to reinstall Windows 7 so I did. But after the install, I am no longer able to boot into Ubuntu, ...
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Macbook: To Dual Boot or to Run on a Virtual Machine?

Just posting this question to ask this: Which is better, dual booting a Macbook (mid 2007 2,1 model) with Ubuntu (latest supported release 12.04) or is it just as good using a Virtual Machine such as ...
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Is it possible to dual-boot with each OS on different drives?

I have an Asus UX32VD which has a 500gb HDD and a 32gb SSD. I'd like to install Ubuntu on the SSD keep the pre-installed Windows 7 on the HDD. Is this possible, and if so, how should I set up my ...
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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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Removing Ubuntu & Windows does not boot

I'm really desperate. I installed 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. No Problems. Then Ubuntu did not boot. I repaired the Grub Loader, then both worked nice (though in the Grub Loader it showed two ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 on 1 Tb hard [closed]

Can' someone please tell me which is the best method of partitioning a Samsung 1TB SATA-II 7200RPM 32MB rpm SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ Hard disk given that in Windows 7 I need a primary partition between ...
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Grub2 can't find Windows on a dual boot system

I have a system with both Windows and Linux. In the last 3 years I have switched between openSUSE and Ubuntu, and two days ago I decided to install Ubuntu. When I was done it was quite laggy, and in ...
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Windows Boot Manager didn't come up as indicated in the instructions

I'm not technical. I installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer. When I pressed 'finish' to restart, the Windows Boot Manager did NOT come up. My computer just rebooted in Windows. How do I get to ...
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Problems with the Chroot command

I am a beginner and I need some help with chroot. My system files are in /dev/sdc1. My swap is /dev/sdc2. My home partition is /dev/sdc3. I booted up the live ubuntu cd. I went to a command line. I ...
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Can someone give me a better idea of what I did when I installed Ubuntu? It's working but strangely

I decided to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside my Windows 7 install. I'm on a Toshiba Satellite A665-s6050 if it matters, Windows 7 64-bit, 500 GB hdd. I partitioned 80 gb of free space to install ...
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I have a problem booting Ubuntu 9

I have installed Ubuntu 9 on an Asus motherboard,I 3, from a disc; it is installed along with Windows. Now I have 2 problems: a) I cannot boot into Linux without changing the sata setting in the ...
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HDD partition help

I have 4 OS's on my dual boot system: backtrack 5, Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Lubuntu. My win7 OS is kinda broken (I hate windows now :P), and I am now using my Ubuntu installation. I only have ...