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Why does time change in Ubuntu after installing Windows

Today I was installing Windows 7 on the same computer I have Ubuntu. For some reason, after installing Windows 7 and going back to Ubuntu the time went from the correct hour at that moment, 12:30PM to ...
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Can 64-bit be dual booted with 32-bit Windows?

I'm currently running 64-bit Ubuntu on a computer that came with windows XP 32-bit. Is it possible to dual boot windows 32-bit with Ubuntu 64-bit?
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Files written in Ubuntu disappear in Windows

I have a strange problem with a dual boot laptop, in where I have a ntfs partition. When I write files in the ntfs patitions everything seems fine. even if I restart Ubuntu the files still are there, ...
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Setting up a dual-boot system from USB? (10.04.3 LTS)

I'm trying to setup a dual-boot configuration on my computer, and from what I understand the Ubuntu installer has the capacity to downsize Windows' partitions to make way for it's own using an option ...
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Can't solve serious partition problem after an accident in the GRUB menu

I previously had a dual-boot with Windows7 and Ubuntu 11.04. I had partitioned my 320 GB hard-disk into to partitions with about 100 GB for Ubuntu and the rest was reserved for Win7. I then upgraded ...
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Use VirtualBox without ISO?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my computer (dual booting). I want to use the Zune software in Windows 7, but seeing as that is the only reason I need it, I want to use Virtalbox. However, ...
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Win7 and Ubuntu refuse to coexist

I'll make this quick: I have an HP laptop with win7, I installed Ubuntu on a separate partition, and when I tried to boot win7 from grub I got the loading screen and no progress-ever. I did a /fixmbr ...
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What do I need to do to switch from Ubuntu to Lubuntu on a dual boot computer?

I got a new laptop which makes my old one with a dual boot of XP and 11.10 redundant. Everything has been moved over and this is a perfect chance to play around with variants. I would like to ...
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How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)

I installed Windows 7, which ate Ubuntu's boot file. When starting up the computer, it now goes straight to Windows, without giving me the option of booting Ubuntu. How can I get Ubuntu back?
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how can I dual boot windows and linux on separate drives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot. Install 2nd OS on separate drive I am trying to dual boot vista and ubuntu 11:10 using separate drives. How do I configure Grub2 to recognize both ...
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Asus A6 won't boot after installation [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Desctop i386) alongside Window 7. After installation notebook don't boot: after BIOS loading i see just black screen and blinking cursor and nothing is going on. If i press ...
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Grub or Windows Bootloader for Dual Boot?

I've used Ubuntu using WUBI for a couple of months and decided that this was not what I wanted and that Ubuntu should have its own partition. I have it set up like that now. My dilemma deals with ...
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Bootloader smashed

Yesterday i got a friend to burn a disk with the "try out/install" package of Ubuntu. My problem is following: Tried to install Ubuntu on another partition then the one i got windows installed on. ...
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Migrating wubi to a real partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I have three partitions, /dev/sda1 File System: NTFS Mount Point: /media/System Reserved Size: 100 MiB Free: 42.88 MiB ...
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How can I reinstall the boot loader? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I've just installed windows 7, and I can't access Ubuntu any more. Is there any way I can ...
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recurring ntfs input/output error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you repair an “input/output error” in an NTFS partition? Twice in two weeks, the filesystem table has become corrupted on a ntfs partition. I am able ...
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How to change files permissions from a different hard drive?

I installed yesterday ubuntu 11.10 on my 80GB hard drive and i can't change files permissions on my second hard drive. How to fix this? ps: i have dual-boot with win7 mount: /dev/sda5 on / type ...
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Delete an accidental extra installation of Ubuntu 11.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 as a dual boot on my system, then when on Windows I accidentally deleted the partition having Ubuntu. The result - left with grub rescue screen on start up. I ...
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How do I restore multiboot function on WinXP/Ubuntu Hard drive?

I have a multiboot WinXP/Ubuntu Hard Drive but something has gone wrong and multiboot stopped working. So, my access to Ubuntu installation is lost on the HDD. How do I restore the multiboot function ...
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How to install Grub2 on Macbook Pro with the grub-install command without warning about “blocklists” requiring the use of --force?

I have a Macbook Pro 5,2 and I've had a sporadic problem with having to reinstall GRUB after a system update. This has happened with several of the recent versions of Ubuntu, although I don't have an ...
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7 - getting grub> menu on boot

So, I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 just now, on my girlfriend's laptop. I used a USB stick and followed all the default options, choosing a partition size of 32GB for Ubuntu 11.10. After ...
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Removing OS from Dual Boot computer, and recovering HD space.

I have a computer that dual boots Linux Mint, and Ubuntu, I am wondering what the best way would be to remove Linux Mint, then recovering the hard drive space that is resides in so that Ubuntu will be ...
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not enough primary partitions available

I own an MSi laptop. There are 4 partitions: 2 recovery (hidden) and 2 dynamic. Win7 is on a dynamic disk. I want to install Ubuntu 11 on my laptop as well. I can't make another primary partition. ...
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GRUB install to wrong partition has broken Windows startup

When I installed ubuntu 11.04 there was an option to choose something about the GRUB loader. The options were for each partition or the entire hard disk. I accidentally chose the Windows partition and ...
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Switch between Ubuntu and Windows 7

Is it at all possible to switch between Windows and Ubuntu by press of a button, on a system with Windows 7 - Ubuntu 11.10 dual boot set up?
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Automatically mount NTFS drive when I login

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows7 dual boot with Ubuntu as my primary OS. Every time I need to access a document I need to mount the respective drive, though this is not at all tiresome, still, is ...
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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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What should be content of grub2 custom entry to boot to another OS on LVM over LUKS along with Ubuntu?

I have Archlinux installed along with Ubuntu on LVM over LUKS. The problem is I cannot boot to arch from menuentry provided by os-prober. Can anyone tell me the custom entry configuration to dual boot ...
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best version for Quick Links: ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD-EU17 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which flavor of ubuntu? I am a total Linux novice and am wondering which version (distro) of Ubuntu should I install on a ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD-EU17. It's a netbook and I ...
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Just updated, after reboot my computer won't start up again [closed]

I have a macbook that I use on occasion which dual boots Ubuntu and OSX (It has rEFIt installed). I turned it on for the first time in a while and it needed a bunch of updates. So I let it run, and ...
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How to make Windows boot first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I want to know how to make Windows the default boot OS in Ubuntu 11.10, how to make Windows boot first on ...
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How to add WinXP partition in grub

I have 2 hardisks: one of 40GB with 2 installations of Windows XP (one in FAT and another NTFS), and another hardisk of 200GB with a BackTrack installation, Ubuntu installation and a NTFS partition. ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without overwriting my windows OS?

I am totally new to the world of computer OS installation. I have used Windows softwares like MS Office etc. but never really formatted any PC or installed any OS. I dared to install VMWare and run ...
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grub workaround for cannot find UUID in dual boot system fails and now grub won't boot anything

New clean install of x86 11.10 desktop. Dual boot with windows XP and Linux on separate drives. After install grub will not boot Windows, but by changing boot drive boots fine. When I go to fix ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit and 32 bit on two drives

I recently acquired a 64 bit machine which works well (AMD 64 3800+). I had an old Dell P4 machine which I had configured to dual-boot 11.10 32-bit and Win XP SP3. I wish to install the disk from my ...
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Startup Manager does not affect boot order

Running and editing the boot sequence with the startup Manager works fine - even saving these settings is done properly (I can check this with reopening the startup manager) - but after reboot - ...
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Cannot Boot Win XP or Ubuntu from hard drive - get Input Not Supported

1) Downloaded 11.10 ISO file to Dell XP Workstation 2) Made bootable USB using Pendrivelinux 3) Installed to harddrive using option 1 (Install along side Windows) 4) Rebooted when instructed 5) ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu and fedora/openSUSE as easy as popping in a liveCD?

I wish to dual boot ubuntu (currently installed) with fedora and/or openSUSE (fedora for vanilla gnome and SUSE for a good KDE experience). I do not know much about dual booting and grub. Do I only ...
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I am tryng to dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16

I am going to dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16. I am installing Ubuntu first. Partitioning 15 MB for Boot partition, and the rest of my space divided by 2 for each Ubuntu and Fedora (500 GB each). ...
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Restore Grub - Cannot Find File

I had Ubuntu and Win 7 on different partitions. And then i formatted partition which containing Win 7 and reinstall Win 7. And then dual boot screen disappeared. I'm following tohuwawohu's answer. My ...
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how to avoid manually updating grub [closed]

I have dual boot system with Ubuntu 11.10 (installed first) and Fedora 16. I have actually two problems. how to avoid manually running update-grub after a Fedora kernel update? after running ...
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Remove Windows Vista Partition So Ubuntu Fills Entire Hard Drive? [duplicate]

I created a partition for Ubuntu so I could dual-boot Windows Vista with it. However, Windows is no longer necessary and I want Ubuntu to take up the entire hard drive. I was wondering how to safely ...
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Windows 7 restarts PC when selected from GRUB Menu

I installed windows 7 on a RAID 5 (2@160GB SATA +1@160GB SATA for RAID 5) I then proceeded to install Ubuntu 11.10 using the Live CD and opted: "Install along side Windows 7 Option" Upon boot GRUB ...
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How to remove a second Ubuntu install?

I installed Windows XP in dual-boot with Ubuntu to play Skyrim and that ended up breaking GRUB. After trying zillions of things to fix it (including using boot-repair), I installed Ubuntu in a new ...
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Multiple OS in a Laptop or Desktop

I have installed two operating system in my laptop: Ubuntu 11.10 and windows7. I have never used more than two operating system in a laptop/desktop. I want to install windows8 and my questions are: ...
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How to set up an inter-OS partition?

I need a working partition configuration for use and accessibility on both Ubuntu and Windows. I have an 8GB USB flash drive onto which I am installing Ubuntu 11.10 so that I can have a personal ...
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Dualboot harddisk encryption

I have a system with both Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 and I want to encrypt the whole harddisk or at least some of my partitions. My partition table is something like this (the ones marked with * are ...
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Ubuntu missing from boot menu after setting up dual boot

I just installed 11.10 on my Lenovo z570 with 750GB HDD via a USB. After the installation when I turn the computer on I don't get an option to choose the operating system and when I check the HDD in ...
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Cannot dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

I had Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, then I determined to install Windows 7 and keep both of them on my machine (dual boot), then I installed Window 7. And then Windows 7 was running, but Ubuntu didn't ...
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Boot process enters an infinite loop after installing Ubuntu 11.04 together with Windows 7 and XP

I have a new computer ACER Aspire X3960 which came with Windows 7 preinstalled. I made a new partition where I installed Windows XP and then I installed in new logical partitions (a Swap, a / and a ...