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Dual boot ubuntu 12.04 and Mageia

I am new to Linux, and I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to set up a dual-boot of Mageia 2 and Ubuntu. Should I install Mageia first so when I install Ubuntu I can use GRUB2? Will it ...
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How can I add an entry for Ubuntu to the Windows 7 boot menu?

I have the following setup: first partition is windows 7 partition second partition - ubuntu 12.04 partition while installing ubuntu I installed grub2 bootloader to ubuntu partition mbr contains ...
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reinstall previous version on dual boot system

So, I tried to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 on a dual boot system but Ubuntu will not load. I then tried to boot from a USB stick with "start-up disc creator" and a 12.04 iso image(BIOS set to boot ...
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How to 'link' two music directories when dual booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 ?

I'm dual booting Win7 and 12.04 and I want to link my two music folders together. Basically I want the contents of my Win7 music directory to appear in my Ubuntu music directory.
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu to MacBook with OS X & Windows 7 (bootcamp)

I had Lion OSX partitioned with Windows 7 using BootCamp [on my MacBook]. I downloaded and installed Ubuntu last night and it went well. Until this morning when I tried to boot up Windows 7 and it ...
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Will dual booting Ubuntu alongside Windows affect Windows recovery or overall processing speed?

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 on Lenovo y560 as a dual boot alongside Windows 7. Will this installation harm the auto recovery of Windows 7 and how will it effect the processing speed?
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Dual booting Windows and Ubuntu

My laptop has 500gb hard disk in which for 250gb I installed Windows xp on C drive(primary partition). I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 in the remaing hard drive with dual boot option. When I am going ...
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How to enable hiding grub menu on a dual-boot system?

With GRUB 2, you seem to be able to hide the startup menu (unless someone presses a certain button). But unfortunately grub disables this for multi-OS systems, I've looked up a few other pages. But ...
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Dual booting windows and Ubuntu. Windows 7 wont load!

I decided to dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 and windows 7, after i restarted it I did not get the choice between Windows and Ubuntu. So I downloaded Startup manager and realized that windows was not on it. so ...
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grub rescue prompt after install installing Ubuntu in a dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I have dual boot with Windows 7 And Ubuntu 11.10. Yesterday I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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ASUS laptop won't reboot on Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot after running Windows

I shrunk my HDD and installed Ubuntu 12.04. Everything worked great, but if I reboot and run Windows and reboot, all I get is the "ASUS" screen and a cursor int the top left corner for a few seconds ...
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How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, both installed on separate partitions. I don't need Ubuntu anymore. How can I remove the Ubuntu partition(s) and add the reclaimed space to my Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not showing in boot selection after installing from Wubi in Windows 7

I know there are already several instances of this problem but I just don't find a similar issue as mine so pardon for being redundant.I am new to Ubuntu but I very much like to understand the whole ...
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How do i uninstall a dual boot 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Uninstall ubuntu 11.04/11.10 I dual booted 11.10 a while ago and it got messed up to where i can't use it at all. Is there a way to uninstall a dual boot so i can ...
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Setting windows 7 as start up OS during Boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? How to set Windows 7 as default for booting? I am using Dual boot in my laptop. And how do i later shift ...
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Partition not showing in dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc (grub2) menu

I am trying to install grub boot loader on a partition /dev/sda3 (ext3 formatted), but it is not showing as an option when I run dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc. My details are: I have a dual boot system ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from a dual boot system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have dual boot laptop having two os windows 7 and Ubuntu. I want to remove ubuntu and merge space with windows.
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I seem to have forgoten my password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I thought I would be clever and when I installed ubuntu in a dual boot, use a new password. So naturally I ...
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Why does my computer continue to start Windows automatically after installing Ubuntu?

I tried to install Ubuntu: I loaded it on CD drive and clicked onto "Install Ubuntu" (not "Try Ubuntu"). Then in the window ("Preparing to install Ubuntu") I clicked onto "Continue", then in the next ...
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No luck dual booting

I solved one problem only to get a follow-up problem. I have Win 7 and I tried loading 32-bit Ubuntu 11 on the system. It kept failing. I figured out due to another post here that it was because my ...
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A question on dual booting

I have 2 computers, a desktop and a laptop. On my laptop, I have one hard drive running Windows Vista. If I were to manage to partition it (advice would be appreciated) I will dual boot it. I do not ...
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Expert help needed due to an insidious trap when triple booting OS/W7/Ubuntu… which I fell into

This was going to be my first Ubuntu install, aiming to triple boot from a Mac Book Air OS, W7 and Ubuntu. I used USB sticks for both the W7 and Ubuntu. After successfully partitioning using OS (it is ...
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Windows 7, Windows 8 entries missing after reinstalling grub

I originally had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. After I installed Windows preview on a logical partition, the Windows boot loader showed only Windows 7 and Windows 8, there was no option to ...
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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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Computer doesn't boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on top of Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer without problems, but after rebooting i got the following error Error: No such partition grub rescue> I know this is a common problem and i tryed all the ...
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Is it possible to update Windows from Ubuntu?

I imagine that this is probably not possible, but worth asking because I'd find it useful if it were! I dual boot my system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. Though I rarely nowadays use Windows so ...
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How to boot ubuntu, when windows was reinstalled?

I installed Ubuntu inside Windows. Windows was on the C drive. Ubuntu was on the E drive. I reinstalled Windows. Now Windows is running but Ubuntu does not boot at start up. How do I recover from this ...
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Safely dual-boot XP and Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop?

My netbook Acer AOD255 has three primary partitions in it by default - PQSERVICE/recovery (NTFS), Android x86 1.6 (FAT32), and the main WinXP Home SP3 (pre-installed, dual-booted with Android from ...
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How do I restore the original GRUB2 after an update on the other Ubuntu install overwrites it?

I have a dual boot (actually triple with windows but that's irrelevant) with Ubuntu 12.04 [1] and another Ubuntu [2]. I recently upgraded [2] which may have overwritten [1]'s grub with [2]'s grub, ie ...
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How to boot into Windows 7 when grub is installed in the Windows partition?

Original title: How can i solve (un)booting windows 7 on the same partition with grub? I've been researching for 2/3 days about this problem and I have came up empty. Basically, partition 1 is ...
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How to change the time for OS selection menu in GRUB?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my system and i saw that the default time for os selection menu is only 10 sec, as i am new to Linux can anyone tell me how to increase this time?
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Weird popup each time ubuntu 12.04 boots up

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04, there was an interruption in the download, however the s/m seems to be working fine, just that each time I boot up I get the following message `Failure ...
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Cannot install with wubi

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I need some help installing 12.04 alongside windows. I downloaded the ISO (64 bit) then created a bootable cd with it. Then I downloaded wubi. I ...
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How to create a windows to Ubuntu partition file

I recently downloaded Ubuntu and running it as a dual-boot along side my Windows vista OS. I like Ubuntu very much and it is just what I'm looking for in an operating system, but, I can't seem to ...
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Error 15 after manually installing Ubuntu 12.04 dualboot windows 7

(this post contains as the same as my preceding post on Grub rescue problem after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since I've post it on the wrong place) Thanks God I found this page. I'm a newby from ...
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Wifi signal weak while on an HP Pavilion G6

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along with the standard Windows 7 on my new HP pavillion g6 (AMD). They both work fine but when I am running Ubuntu, the wifi signal strength shows low ...
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Windows 7 removed GRUB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recovering grub after installing windows 7? Currently i have Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install Win7 together with ubuntu. I know that if perform a install of windows, win ...
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Deciding between virtual machine or dual-boot setup

I would like to set-up a PC to run ubuntu most of the time, but also need to run XP for specific applications and testing. In the past I would have simply set up a dual boot machine and then restart ...
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Wubi install: choosing Windows at boot menu does not work

I'm not very good with computers. The thing is that I had a dual boot (win 7 and ubuntu 11. something) installed with Wubi for a long time and it worked perfectly. Now the problem is that I updated ...
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Installed Precise on XP SP3 machine in a separate partition, on Reboot system boots directly to XP, Why? How do I fix this?

All other questions don't seem to facing the exact same issue I am (or I haven't worded it properly). Like the title says: I have an XP SP3 system, I wanted to Dual boot into Ubuntu when needed. ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 from CD with Windows 7 pre-installed? [closed]

I bought this machine with Windows 7 pre-installed (only option) and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from CD. The system is set up, Windows is running fine. So I put my Ubuntu disc in the ...
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Windows 7 entry missing from grub after 12.04 installation

I've read several answers to related questions here, but have not found one that matches my situation. I assisted a colleague to reinstall Windows 7 from a recovery partition. We then booted into ...
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How to format the Ubuntu partitions from Windows XP?

How to format the Ubuntu partitions from Windows XP? My Ubuntu is broken and can't log in. My dual booting Windows XP is working fine. I want to delete Ubuntu partitions from Windows XP and ...
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General linux question: What is the best way to add another distro to a dual booting system?

I'm currently running a bare bones windows xp install and Ubuntu. Ubuntu being the primary OS. I am wanting to add a 3rd OS that is another linux distro JoliOS. Currently I have 2 partitions 16G for ...
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Error message “Signal out of range 92KHz - 58Hz ” when starting Ubuntu. What is wrong and how can I fix it?

My monitor has an Analogical connection. First I install windows 7, then I install Ubuntu 11.10, when this installation finish I restarted the PC. Any time there I turn on the PC I see the BIOS ...
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Can't boot into Windows after Installing Ubuntu on USB

I'm new to Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB flash drive. It boots fine from the USB stick. But if I remove it and boot again, Window 7 should boot. Well it doesn't. Seems like the hard ...
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Do I need to create root, swap, and home partitions in a specific order?

I've just installed Win7 and left enough space on my hdd for Ubuntu. I'd like to create a root partition, a swap partition and a home partition. Do I need to create them in a special order, at a ...
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Access Windows 7 Files from Ubuntu 12.04

I'm new to Ubuntu, so can any of you give me a guide of how I can access my windows 7 files from my Ubuntu 12. I installed it using Wubi. Looked around everywhere but failed.
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Triple boot Win 7, Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 16

I have an HP with a 160GB SSD Primary drive and a 500 GB Secondary drive. I shrank the 500 GB partition to create space to install Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 16. I started by following this tutorial ...
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ubuntu 12.04 cant install dual boot on raid0, installer cant detect windows7 [duplicate]

I just downloaded the .iso and launched it on a live USB. Im actually writing this from the live session. I want to install ubuntu 12.04 along with my windows 7. I have my system set up with 2x1TB ...