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Windows not shown in Grub after installing 12.10

I just installed 12.10 alongside Windows 7. I split my partition into two because disk reader during the installation didn't recognize Windows 7 as being installed on the computer. It installed ...
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New 12.10 Install, Windows Not in Boot Menu

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new computer alongside my previous Windows 7 installation. Upon booting for the first time (post install) my boot menu only lists Ubuntu. I installed using a ...
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Cannot dual Windows XP and Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and at the moment I am trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 to one of my machines. The machine is a Pentium 4 @ 3.06, 2Gb RAM, 200GB Hard Drive and a NVidia GeForce 8800 GT. A few days ago, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot on a small SSD

I'm thinking about buying a laptop with a setup like this: - 750 GB HDD - 32 GB SSD It comes preinstalled with windows 8. I would like to dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 with it on the SSD and I'm wondering ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 or boot from any bootable media

I deleted the Ubuntu partition via Windows 7. I rebooted the machine and I it drops to a Grub rescue prompt. I tried to boot from Ubuntu live DVD, USB and Windows 7 Repair CD, but didn't succeed. I ...
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Asus TF700t Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot

I want to dual boot my transformer infinity. I like android, but as an IT student it cannot do everything I need homework wise, besides pocket Minecraft sucks. So I want to have my cake and eat it ...
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Ubuntu always over writes my other OS boot record

Ubuntu is not my primary OS. How do I prevent Ubuntu from pirating the boot? I do not want to boot Solaris or Windows from a menu.
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How to choose between 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu using a bootloader?

Alright, so on an external hard drive, I plan to make multiple Ubuntu installations. As some computers do not mesh well with trying to use a different hierarchy as far as I can understand, how can I ...
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Can't Find Windows's partitions in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access Windows partition? I have made dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 (Preinstalled given by manufacturer on Laptop). I am not able to find my windows ...
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Power failure during upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 resulting to desktop not working

While upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 due to power failure, the desktop environment is not working. It shows 12.04 but no icons are there. If I went through Ctrl+Alt+F1 it went into terminal in which ...
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“A Disk Read Error” while starting Windows after Ubuntu upgrade + Boot Repair

I just upgraded to 12.10. After installing the files and rebooting I had come across following problem: error file not found grub rescue> _ This problem was easily solved by repairing the boot ...
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Won't dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a DVD it won't boot. It is installed along side Windows XP. Windows XP boots with no option to boot Ubuntu.
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How to get al the disk space for ubuntu 12.04

Recently I changed for Linux Ubuntu 12.04, I left Windows and I want now to get all my hard disk space, cause when I formatted my PC installing Ubuntu 12.04, I only gave Ubuntu 23.0 GB and now I'm ...
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Keep trying to install always throws error help!

So I was installing 12.10 on my Asus g74sx laptop... Did everything the tutorial told me to do yet I keep getting an error saying that there was an error of input/output.. That I should check the hard ...
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How to install Side by Side Boot on Windows XP

I have looked at other questions but none seem to help my problem. I am trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu off a USB Stick Side by Side with Windows XP. I have it booted up but when I get ...
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Display issues when logging in

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC alongside Windows 7 option. All seemed to be working fine. I installed Chrome and FileZilla, installed updates which had downloaded during the install, ...
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I have an ASUS G74sx.. Want to dual boot ubuntu with windows 7. 32 bit or 64 bit ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit and which should I choose? I'm not sure as to what architecture of ubuntu go for... either 32 bit or 64 bit. I'm not ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.10 with / partition on LVM?

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 I cannot boot my machine anymore. I get the following error. Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= ...
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Ubuntu fail to start on a dual boot with Windows 7 on Vaio

I followed the instructions for the Ubuntu windows installer on my Sony Vaio laptop (model SVT131A11M). Upon restart I was prompt to choose the OS for boot (Win7 or Ubuntu), but then I shut down the ...
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I have installed ubuntu into my windows 7 64 bit, i am having problems with boot

I have a problem I have not found any solution to, I am not so familiar with ubuntu commands or ubuntu in general. My problem started when I chose in windows 7 settings/ bootloader settings as ubuntu ...
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How to remove dual boot menu?

I used to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I got rid of Windows and also deleted the partition where it was installed. Now, in the dual boot menu Windows 7 is still available, and listed as first ...
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Ubuntu on ASUS N56V Laptop

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Asus N56V Laptop. I used to option to install it alogside with windows, and dedicated ~90Gb to it, but everytime I boot my computer, it loads Windows ...
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Can't boot Windows Xp after intalling Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Here's the situation. I installed Ubuntu using the along side option. Everything went ok. When ...
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It is possible to install dual boot Ubuntu and WIndows 7, using LVM?

I am installing a fresh install of ubuntu 12.10, and says than I can install ubuntu using the entire disk and creating LVM "partitions", but my plan is to install Windows 7 using one of those LVM ...
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I cannot boot into Ubuntu 12.10 after upgrade from 12.04.

I'm using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. The upgrade went fine but after reboot I'm getting grub prompt that says grub> How can I get Ubuntu back without losing Windows 7?
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Unable to boot post upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 on a dual boot PC

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Last night I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File not ...
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How to remove ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have installed ubuntu 12.04 along with windows vista.But now i want to remove ubuntu. there is no option to remove ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 install don't recognize Windows 7

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my Sony Vaio laptop, which already has Windows 7 on it, so I can dual boot. But, when I tried, "This computer currently has no detected operating system". I'm ...
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Triple Boot Windows, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X ML on Macbook Pro (9,1)

Ubuntu 12.10 came out today, and ever since I got my Macbook, I haven't really been able to try Ubuntu again (I got it in September and have been using Ubuntu since 8.04). I have Mac OS X Mountain ...
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2 windows loaders after grub2 repair

I have recently reinstalled w7 and had ubuntu 12.04 lts installed on it,w7 installation deleted the grub2 loader,after that i found solution to use boot-repair from live-cd session, BUT......now i ...
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Need help reinstalling GRUB from Live CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) In Live CD i went in the terminal and when i do 'sudo update-grub' it responds ...
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How to boot into Windows after installing grub?

I did this very clever decision to set windows 7 bootloader to ubuntu. Now I cannot boot back to windows. If I try to boot via grub it shows the windows bootloader for half a second and goes back to ...
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Reinstalling GRUB2 on Ubuntu 12.04 | Windows 7 dual boot after Windows reinstallation

So I had the perfect Ubuntu 12 / Windows 7 dual boot set-up -- until I had to re-install Windows 7. After the deed, GRUB2 was of course wiped out, thus my Ubuntu installation is rendered ...
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Windows7 Gone after Ubuntu dual boot install

I had a very hard time to dual boot install Ubuntu 12.04 Apparently, Ubuntu has restriction of 4 partitions and I already had 4, so it just couldn't recognise my partitions. This was something I ...
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Windows 7/8 and Ubuntu triple boot

I already have windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Now I want to install windows 8 for a triple boot. How can I do that?
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Dual Boot installation error “no root file system is defined” for 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 using WUBI.exe from within windows 7. All goes well but when it restarts and installation proceeds it gives and error "No root file system defined". I have tried ...
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Windows Wireless Drivers - Install

I have nearly ended my journey of making a dual-boot windows xp and ubuntu computer. Along with version 12.04, came the problem with my NetGear WNDA3100v2 wireless adapter. It wasn't compatible. My ...
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Grub error after removing another Linux partition with Ubuntu

i have a problem, i had a dual boot system with windows 7 and ubuntu. I decided to try out linux mint. but after a while I removed it by deleting it´s partition. When I restarted, the bootloader ...
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After installing ubuntu, windows does not recognize hard drive

I installed ubuntu alongside windows on my netbook. The ubuntu install corrupted my windows. So, I formatted the windows partition in ubuntu ntfs by itself. Only now boot windows does not recognize my ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 alongside Windows 7. I wanted to check out what it's all about. By the way, i actually like the interface a lot and the free office suite is very very nice. I love how ...
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How can I Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8

I was wondering how can I dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 without any problems or errors. I am on windows 8 build 8400.
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“grub rescue>” Can't get past this message in spite of EVERYTHING! There must be a way?

Everybody will understand this problem I think, but somebody will have the solution (I can't find it on here even after searching). It's a straightforward (!) boot up issue (I wish!!!!). I have a ...
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Ubuntu & Kubuntu in same drive

I have ubuntu in one of my drives . Can I install kubuntu in that same drive . I am already having a dual boot system . Will it effect MBR ??
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My pc is now loading from the wrong drive

I installed 12.04 on my PC months ago alongside windows xp. Both are on separate drives. The PC loads ubuntu as default however recently it stopped recognising it as the default and now loads xp. I ...
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SSD and HDD have window 7 recovery partition. Can I delete one to make room for ubuntu?

I'm trying to install ubuntu right now, and I've run into a problem. I have Windows 7 installed on my SSD, and I want to install ubuntu on my HDD, but I already have three partitions on my HDD. The ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Partition Sizes?

I'm about to reinstall Windows, so I thought that I'd try Ubuntu out on a partition just for fun. My question is, how large should my partitions be for each of them? I know this various depending on ...
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Windows 7 won't boot

I installed Ubuntu from my live CD and chose to install it alongside Windows. Yesterday, everything worked just fine and I was able to boot from either OS. However today, only Ubuntu will boot and ...
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Please Help..Dual Boot Question

This is probably simple to explain/resolve but I need help with dual booting. I have win7 installed. I just installed Ubuntu. Before the Ubuntu installation, I took the necessary steps. Such as ...
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Ubuntu dual boot OS crashed my computer. Now my computer won't boot. Please Help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I've just tried to install ubuntu 12.04 dual boot OS with Windows 7 and it finished installing in ubuntu. However, it said that the ...