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Ubuntu installation got hanged

This is my first ever attempt at working with Ubuntu. I only installed Windows in the past.. I purchased new hardwares this week and I would really like to give Ubuntu a chance (especially since I ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, though installation was successful

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Pavilion H8-1228 computer via USB flash drive. Installation was a success. My computer still starts Windows, but there is no way to boot to Ubuntu. I tried hitting ...
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Grub is installed on the USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in I tried to install Ubuntu 12. 04 using USB on HP pavilion dv4 which has Windows 7 home premium. The installation went ...
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Why did Windows XP disappear from the menu on my triple-boot system?

I have Windows XP installed, followed by Mint 12 and finally Ubuntu 12.04. I did a sudo grub-install /dev/sda followed by sudo update-grub. On rebooting all was fine and the boot menu had Ubuntu ...
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Error message “E: unable to locate package firmware-b43-installer” [duplicate]

I am using an Acer Aspire 5002WLMi laptop and set up a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04. Wi-Fi is working well in Windows XP, but when I start Ubuntu I will get the below error. [ ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 from external eSATA disk

This is my system topology: Disk #1 (SATA Internal) C: D: (Windows 7 Ultimate) Disk #2 (SATA Internal) E: (Windows Backup) Disk #3 (eSATA External) H: I: (Other windows ...
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Why did Ubuntu and Windows start hanging mysteriously after I took a vacation?

I installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 7, after partitioning my HDD using Easeus partitioning manager. It was working perfectly, no problems, no data lost or corruption. Then I went away for 2 ...
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Why does grub selection no longer appear on my dual-boot system?

I had installed a Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 17 dual boot on my system. During the installation I had installed Ubuntu first and Fedora later. Fedora had recognized Ubuntu and added it to the GRUB OS ...
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Ubuntu won't boot with Windows7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a hard drive, and after that on a different partition on the same hard drive with windows7. In both cases, after Ubuntu finished installing, the computer reboots, and ...
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Windows 7/ 12.04 Dual Boot Mess

I am new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to a brand new desktop which had Windows 7 pre-installed, and am dual-booting between them. Both operating systems work well. ...
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How do I format an external harddrive so files can be accessed by both Ubuntu and PC?

I want to use my Passport mini-external Hard drive to store simple files (i.e. avi's, .mp3's, etc) from my Ubuntu desk top, and be able to access them from my Windows 7 laptop as well. I believe it ...
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I can't return to windows

I have 3 partitions, C with windows, D for games and stuff, and H where my ubuntu is. I installed ubuntu with the "Something else" option and now i can't return to windows. I tried deleting the ...
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Can installing Ubuntu cause Windows to run hot on dual boot machine?

Okay, I'm pretty sure that it is not possible for Ubuntu to cause hardware problems with Windows but.. I installed 12.04 as a dual boot on a Compaq Presario CQ61 running Windows 7 Home premium. ...
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Dual-Boot: Blank screen after choosing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a problem but I don't know exactly what it is about problem . Installed Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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Anything I should know when using/installing Fedora? [closed]

I've been using Ubuntu for a small while now, since March, ergo since 11.10. I know the terminal, ppas, etc. But now, I plan on dual-booting Fedora and Ubuntu just to try it. Does Fedora give you the ...
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In setting up dual Boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu, which OS do I install first?

I'd like to install both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP on a Dell laptop, and I was thinking about using a dual boot structure, and using the bulk of my hard drive as empty hard drive space to share ...
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Incomplete Ubuntu 12.04 install dual-boot XP

This weekend has been the 1st time I've tried to install Ubuntu. On the initial install, (I am using a USB) the installation went all the way through and asked to restart when completed. I was not ...
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How to remove Ubuntu from dual boot system with Windows 7?

I wish to remove Ubuntu and I'm not quite sure how. I know it has something to do with partitions. I have 3 partitions. 1. OS [683 GB] 2. Recovery [14 GB] 3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (E:) I know it says ...
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How can I fully remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro?

I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro. It's a trial boot system, with MacOS in the first partition, Windows 7 in the second one, and Ubuntu in the last. Now, I want to format this last ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LSD alongside with windows 7. No boot menu

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit alongside with windows 7. During installation I choose Something Else and partitioned as followed: Partition Screenshot And choose /dev/sda for boot loader ...
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Sound Not working in ubuntu 11.10

Please help me, I have tried everything but still sound is not working on my ubuntu 11.10. I am new to ubuntu. Searched everywhere then i finally decided to ask a question here . Hope someone can help ...
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Can Windows and Ubuntu share a single swap partition?

I am dual booting my system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I have created the special swap partition for Ubuntu while installing (as recommended). Can Windows use this swap area/partition--as its ...
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How can I download Windows 7 DVD installers from Ubuntu?

I have rights for a free license of Windows 7, given by my University, and I need it now. According to Microsoft's instructions, to download the Windows DVD image I must: download a Secure Download ...
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Bootloader missing after USB install

I've tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 from USB following the official instructions I created the USB key and started the install. I chose to install Ubuntu alongside Windows and kept the suggested ...
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Trying to format drive fails

since I will be doing an internship for which i need to use Windows software, I have decided to ruin my day trying to remove my Ubuntu 12.04, install Win XP SP3 (since the DualBoot theme from ubuntu ...
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Configure Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 with or without EFI

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop with Windows 7 but I don't get to boot from Ubuntu. First, during the installation I made these partitions (may be too many): /dev/sda1 FAT32 SYSTEM ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac and keep OSX?

Could anyone provide a concise step by step instruction on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Mac OS X Lion? I have read that Ubuntu corrupts the EFI file so I would like to hear from those who have ...
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My main username is not in the sudoers file

I was trying to install some software/edit files with my main username(not root) But I got this error [X] is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. I tried to edit the /etc/sudoers ...
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Windows 7 suspend failed after Ubuntu 12.04 installation

HP 6235.fr - 2 Hard Disk - 1 NVDIA GT220 Clean installation of Windows 7 on first hard disk. Windows 7 suspend/wake up is working. Clean installation of Ubuntu 12.04 from web ISO image on second ...
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Unable to start GRUB2 on Triple boot Macbook Pro with OS X Lion, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp. Then I created a partition from the empty space in the Windows partition and another 4GB partition for the linux swap using GParted. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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12.04 Installer is not recognizing current OS

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo Y570, which already has Windows 7 on it. In the installer, it says that no OS is currently installed on my computer, and it only gives me two ...
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How do I explore the Ubuntu 12.04 partition in Windows 7?

I've got Windows 7 (64-bit) and Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) installed on different partitions. When I'm booted in Ubuntu I'm able to explore my Windows partition. How can I explore my Ubuntu partition when ...
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Hybrid Graphics on Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

Alright, so here's the situation: I am using an ASUS UL80VT with two graphics cards: Integrated intel graphics and NVIDIA G210M I was running an Ubuntu 12.04 - Windows 7 dual boot (on separate ...
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Adding partitions to dual boot on Windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 on an HP mini 210 netbook. I have down loaded an iso image OK and got the installation program working but I am having problems with ...
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12.04 refuses to install with Windows 7

I have a desktop computer with windows 7 installed on it. Recently I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned the ISO image on a new blank DVD. After successfully burning DVD, I booted from the DAD. Ubuntu ...
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What did I do wrong installing Ubuntu?

I just attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my other computer. I downloaded the .iso file, burned it to a disc, and booted from it. Before I continue, I might add that I already have an OS on this ...
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How to create or recover Windows Bootloader after deleting Ubuntu boot drive

I have a computer that dual-boots (or tri-boots) Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 12.04. Grub boots between Windows 8 and Ubuntu; for which I use primarily. Recently, I decided to ...
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Problem booting Windows after failed installation of 12.04 alongside Windows 7

I tried to install in my laptop 12.04 so that I can dual-boot with Windows 7. I made some mistakes during this process and I didn't manage to install Ubuntu. But my real problem now is that I'm afraid ...
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Triple boot problem with Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 & Fedora 17

I just installed Fedora 17 after Ubuntu 12.04, But now I can't boot into any of 2 linux, I also have windows 7 installed and I can boot to it, I edited boot with EasyBCD. During installation of ...
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Install Ubuntu on Laptop dual with windows 7

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04/ 32-bit using Wubi on my laptop running dual with windows 7 desktop and it works very very well. I am now also trying to install Ubuntu on another laptop already running ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 boot, using Windows XP?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB. Now there is no option to choose Linux or Windows, because the boot-loader is missing. Can I repair this using Windows XP, without using Ubuntu or a virtual ...
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I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, i want a windows 7 dual boot, but i dont have windows 7 iso

Present status: Ubuntu 12.04 installed and working. Want to install windows 7, keeping it a dual boot. I have only installation files of Windows 7. What should I do?
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Dual boot windows Xp and Ubuntu 12.04

I have 41 GB of space on my E:/ drive. Is it sufficient to install Ubuntu? My Windows XP is installed in C:/ drive. Is it OK for dual boot? Should I install Ubuntu (I am installing using Live CD). I ...
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Windows no longer boots on dual-boot system

While trying to delete an Ubuntu partition from my hdd I accidentally rebooted my computer. (Note: the partition was originally made from an existing partition using paragon.) After that when I tried ...
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Will grub overwrite EasyBCD entry if I already have Windows 7 and Windows XP installed?

Installing Ubuntu on EEE PC which already has Windows 7 and Windows XP in dual boot using Easy BCD I have an ASUS EEE PC 1015PEM with Windows 7 starter and Windows XP in dual boot configuration on ...
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How to get grub2 to remember last choice?

Grub2 - Community Ubuntu Documentation says the following: Saving an OS can be achieved by running sudo grub-set-default if DEFAULT=saved is set in /etc/default/grub. It may also be saved if ...
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Which file to associate with the Windows boot manager to load GRUB?

I installed Ubuntu using a Live USB. I have a Windows partition and used GParted to create an extended partition in order to lay my new distro. When I rebooted my computer after the installation, no ...
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No grub menu after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB from inside Windows. When I restarted the PC there was no grub menu. How to fix this?
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How to install Ubuntu on H: Drive?

Apologies if this question already exist. How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on H: Drive? I had boot Ubuntu 12.04 from USB and when I click on something else when installing Ubuntu it shows some drives like ...
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Clear Complete Instructions to Dual-Boot 12.04 on OSX Lion

Honestly, google-surfing this question leads to so many half-answers and multi-part communications that it is both scary and frustrating to try to navigate them. The question here is simple: What ...