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Cant boot ubuntu grub wubi install

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 which was an Wubi install so I don’t have a LiveCD. Whenever I boot the computer it goes straight to GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.1. Is there a way that i ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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How to restore GRUB when Windows 7 MBR lost it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My dual boot desktop was running only Windows 7 until it crashed on a windows update. Couldn't ...
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No detection of Windows 7 installed already

When I am trying to boot my PC with Ubuntu via bootable USB, it says it doesn't detect any OS installed and asks to install it on whole hard disk. I want to install it along side my Windows 7 OS. ...
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I am not able to boot into window 7 after ubuntu 12.04 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 doesn't boot after Ubuntu install not able to boot into window 7. I am naive in ubuntu usage. Pls guide immediately. The following link a got after boot ...
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How to repair partition table?

I have a dual boot computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu on it. Recently, i was working in Windows7 and my flash had crashed, the computer rebooted to Error: Partition not found. Grub Rescue> I ...
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16GB SSD booster on ubuntu

I've bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge laptop which has a hybrid 320GB HDD + 16GB SSD, then I've installed Ubuntu 12.04, so now I have dual boot - Ubuntu/Windows7. Everything is fine but the question is ...
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Is it safe to dual-boot with Windows 7?

I bought a $600 laptop about a year ago with Windows 7 installed. I had Ubuntu on a previous computer, but I accidentally deleted Windows in the process on my old computer. I like Ubuntu but I still ...
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How to recover missing folders in a Windows-Ubuntu dual-boot system?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 as dual-boot and on the same 500GB HDD. I have partitioned the drive into NTFS file system from Windows before I installed Edubuntu 12.04 in the remaining free ...
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grub not showing when installed on a separate boot partition

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 using a different partition for the /boot (I don't know why exactly I did this, I remembered reading somewhere on the web about this). The thing is that after this ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows Vista (Wubi) and use it as a dual boot. However while in the process of installing I turned the touch pad off. And after installation the touchpad is not ...
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Dual boot on Hp Envy Ultrabook

I just bought a HP Envy ultrabook 1002TX. It comes with a Win7 Home basic and a 32GB SSD + 500GB HDD. I started to install ubuntu and in doing so went and deleted all the partitions on my HDD and ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu and Android on Lenovo s10-3t?

I have a problem with installing Android on Ubuntu. I have already 12.04 installed on Ideapad Lenovo s10-3t but I didn't leave an empty partition for Android. Is it possible to separate it now or do ...
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What is a block device?

I am creating dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I want to check Windows 7 installation block device. What is block device? How to distinguish the Windows 7 installation block device from ...
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How do I know if I am running Wubi or a proper dual-boot?

I tried to setup a "proper" Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot system, by installing Ubuntu from a USB key. However, I simply could not get the laptop to boot off the USB despite the fact that I made the ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition of HD with Vista but doesn't boot

After trying Ubuntu from Live CD, I've decided to install it. I partitioned the HD where my Vista installation is by shrinking it on Vista, and I've left the space empty without formatting it; then ...
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GRUB can't access my linux partition?

Until now I had 2 NTFS partitions on my harddrive. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04, so i freed 100GB from the end of my harddrive, created a new ext4 partition, and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. ...
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Boot Menu Start up OS selection issue

After installing 12.04 and restarting the laptop, I kept getting a blank screen. Then I tried to un-install Ubuntu by EasyBCD method. When I went into Disk Management, there was no partition ...
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Can't boot into Windows7 or Ubuntu 12.04 after running boot-repair [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on EFI system I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my preinstalled windows 7 Sony vaio E series laptop following instructions here: ...
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Dual Boot Installation with Win7 - Install Ubuntu in New Partition

Under Win 7 I created a new 100 GB disk partition (L:) to install Ubuntu 12.04. I then rebooted from the Ubuntu install CD, selected "Install side by side" and now I'm stuck. I end up at the ...
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recover the Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I have dual boot on my laptop, win 7 & ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My win 7 gets crashed So I ...
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Wireless network says no firmware and so I can't connect to the Internet

I am running 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. When I boot into Ubuntu, it says that there is no firmware for a wireless network, and it shows "no wireless network" and I can't connect to the Internet. ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 7 while keeping my dual boot configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I have dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 32 bit and I want to format my windows 7 partition to put ...
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Ubuntu installed via Wubi fails to boot after Windows 7 is run

Original posting started Sep 21: I am trying to use the Wubi installation process to create a Ubuntu 12.04 / Windows 7 dual boot setup on my Windows 7 machine (Dell Inspiron 17R). The installation ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu 12.04: “Installation Type” screen has no options

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from USB key (in a dual-boot with Windows 7) and I have exactly the same problem with the blank "Installation Type" described here: Ubuntu ...
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Sound Not working on reboot

I have a Alienware m17xR4 and when I reboot from Windows 7 into 12.04 I have no sound. The icon is there and all of the listed devices are still present just no sound. If I reboot in 12.04 back into ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio SVT1311?

I am wondering if I could get assistance of how to install Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio T. SVT131A11L is the hardware configuration code and the model number of the computer is one among the SVT1311 series. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 dual boot - boots directly to Windows 7

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my computer as second OS. I shrank the Windows partition and gave Ubuntu about 40Gb of space. After this I created a live USB having Ubuntu 12.04.1, and booted using the ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installling 12.04 on HP 6735s laptop

I installed 12.04 through a USB drive and when it's done I can't load Windows 7 (Loader)(on/dev/sda1) in GRUB. When I select that, it displays a black screen and then returns to GRUB but I'm still ...
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Convert Wubi to full install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? After installing Ubuntu inside Windows is there a possibility to separate Ubuntu from Windows and make it as another ...
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How to encrypt Ubuntu home folder or partition and still able to hibernate/sleep my PC?

I am currently dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12. During installation of Ubuntu, I chose to encrypt my home folder. I just don't like the fact that I can't put my computer to sleep or hibernate. ...
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NTFS Corruption: Files created in Linux corrupted when Windows Boots

I'm getting some file loss and corruption on my Win7/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot setup. I have a large shared NTFS partition. I have my Windows Docs/Music/etc. directories on that file and have the ...
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How do I create a new usergroup on a Mac partition?

I want to do this because I'm trying to fix user permissions from Ubuntu on my Mac OS X partition and Ubuntu doesn't have the "wheel" group that I so desperately need! Please don't trash me for this ...
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Has anyone tried putting Ubuntu on the new macbook pro retina?

Has anyone tried putting Ubuntu on the new macbook pro retina? If so, were there driver issues? I really want to do this seeing that I am starting my computer science curriculum very soon.
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Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit “unable to find medium with live filesystem” AFTER normal install

So, I got a new computer (64 bit quad core yada yada). pulled my Ubuntu SSD drive from old machine, installed it into new machine. (my intention here is to have Ubuntu installed on the 120G SSD, ...
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Cannot boot Win7 after installing 12.04

I know this comes up quite a bit, but none of the other questions have helped me. I have tried using Boot Repair, but didn't have any luck. This is what it comes up with: ...
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Installing 2 copies of ubuntu 12.04

I am currently running a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04(64 bit) and Windows7. I am trying to install a toolkit which has conflict with some opencv libraries. I tried cleaning up my libraries and ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted [duplicate]

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop. I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 along on separate partition. After a few days I mistakenly deleted the Ubuntu partition. Now I every time I start my laptop it ...
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Encrypt SSD or not?

My desktop machine is running Ubuntu 12.04 (and will probably stay with it until the next LTS). I've got a new 120GB SSD on the way as my existing 420GB spinning disk. If it makes any difference I'll ...
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Installed Ubuntu and lost access to Windows

I installed it by using a load of unallocated space on a completely separate hard drive than the one Windows is installed to. When I choose Windows on the boot menu I get this: 'Invalid EFI ...
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How do I share storage while dual-booting Mac OS X and Ubuntu 12.04.1?

So I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 installed alongside Mac OS X 10.4.11 on my iMac G5 with powerpc architecture. I only have one internal hard drive and I created a small 5 GB partition on it and formatted it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install error: ubi-partman failed with exit code 141 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my preinstalled windows 7 Sony vaio s series laptop following instructions here: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/05/17/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-12-04-and-windows-7/ ...
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Existing partitons not recognized during installation

I've got a Windows 8 (final version, no preview) installed in my pc. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu like I've done a thousand times before. Strange thing is, gparted (started from live USB-Stick) sees ...
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How to access Ubuntu 12.04 from a multi-boot system?

I had Windows 7 installed on my machine, and then late I've installed Windows 8 (dual boot), and they work fine together. Windows 8 was normally loaded, but to load windows 7 I had to reboot the ...
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Ubuntu installation on Windows , I can't find my way back.

So recently I have installed Ubuntu as an OS in addition to my Windows because it looked good and I have used it in the past and I liked it. Before I installed Ubuntu, they (the website) have given me ...
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Boot into Windows after uninstalling Ubuntu (Dual-boot) [duplicate]

I had a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual-boot set up on my laptop. I deleted Ubuntu, and when I load up my computer, I am now met with a screen displaying the following: error: no such partition. grub ...
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Dual-boot Windows/Linux update troubleshooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? My 2-year-old ThinkPad has a Windows 7 and Linux dual-boot. Recently, I updated the OS from 11.10 ...
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Can't boot 12.04 installed alongside Windows 7

I realize there are other questions like this one here, but I have visited them and tried several things and nothing is helping. One of them had a suggestion to boot the liveCD, and sudo mount ...
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How do I and Can I switch between windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 at random? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switch between Ubuntu and Windows 7 How do I and Can I switch between windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 at random? I have downloaded Ubuntu and WUBI. I am very new at this ...
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I can't boot Windows 7 any more after dual booting it with Ubuntu. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot into Win7 since Update to 12.04 I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with my Windows 7, and when I restarted my computer after the ...