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How to fix an aborted 12.04 upgrade?

I was upgrading to 12.04 when my computer froze up then crashed. It was about two thirds of the way done installing when the crash occurred, and the wireless network wont work and the track pad on my ...
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Why is Ubuntu offline (except torrents) while Windows is online?

I am using a static wired connection. Everything was perfect. But suddenly from few hours back I can't access any website. Dropbox, Ubuntu One also can't connect. Ping request is also unsuccessful, ...
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Failure to Boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu install

My computer is a (brand new) PC notebook, without a CD drive running Windows 7. I followed this page to install from USB: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStickQuick The ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation terminated due to fatal error

I am trying to do this since along time now, I have windows 7 on my hdd but the boot loader seems to not work since I had already tried installing ubuntu once. how do I get the boot menu back? also, I ...
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Grub error 17 and 18 - grub rescue - how to boot again?

I've read several similar grub error questions and answers, researched on Google (a lot), but still have not found a solution to my problem. I have an "old" notebook where I've installed Windows XP ...
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Dual boot - 12.04 installed first

I have found many guides with how to install windows and ubuntu in dual boot mode, but none from the perspective of a Ubuntu user. Unfortunately Wine or OpenOffice do not display a document that I am ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

When my computer loads the Grub menu shows up and gives the option to either boot to ubuntu or to Windows 7, however when I click on Windows 7 it writes some lines and then brings me back to the grub ...
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Will Ubuntu run slower in a virtual machine?

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 for some time now as a dual boot system but on separate stand alone partition on the same machine. However I have decided to use it from the same partition but through ...
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Why can't Mint boot my cloned Ubuntu partition? (UUID issue)

I've been running Ubuntu 10.04 and just installed Linux Mint 13. I may go with Linux Mint full-time, but for now I wanted to install it to the first partition, but keep Ubuntu bootable. Device ...
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How do I triple-boot Ubuntu, Fedora and Windows 7?

I have an Acer Laptop with windows 7 pre installed. I want to install Ubuntu and fedora and make a triple boot configuration. I want to know how? I am a newcomer to linux and I need help.
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Part-time Kid-PC: is Wubi better, or Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I have a new Win7 box and wanted to try out Ubuntu (total noob, no experience in linux). Which option will have the better performance (side by side, or in a vm). I'm guessing sidebyside, but figured ...
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Difference between LiveCD, LiveUSB, full-install, and persistence?

I am currently running Ubuntu as a guest vm on a Win 7 host via VirtualBox, but I would like to have a portable version of Ubuntu when I am not using my laptop. I am unsure as to the difference ...
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Is there a tool to make partition bootable?

I tried Windows 8 Consumer Preview a couple months ago and it wiped out my partition table... or the boot information. So now the machine cannot boot to anything at all. Is there Ubuntu tools or ...
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Why cannot Ubuntu 12.04 detect windows 7 (dual boot)

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 7. I only have one hard drive (1TB), and I first installed window 7 on one partition. Now there are about 500GB unlocated space on the disk, ...
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Want to back up using dd, but my present ubuntu installation is 149.04 + 3.81(swap) GB, my target drive is only 149.05 GB

My netbook is a Windows7-Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot. in gparted the strcture looks like Partition filesystem size /dev/sda2 extended 152.86GiB __/dev/sda6 ext4 149.04GiB __/dev/sda5 ...
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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 ...