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Why do I get a kernel panic if booting into Ubuntu after having used Windows 7?

A friend of mine has a dual-boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7. He encounters a kernel panic if he wants to boot up Ubuntu after a Windows session. This sounds pretty strange to me, however I ...
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Dual boot and sleep/hibernate issues?

I set up a dual boot before, but I've never thought about how or if putting a laptop to sleep or hibernate will affect grub or the OSes. For example, if I dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu, then use ...
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To Remove Duplicates from two Ubuntu 11.04 installations

I usually use Dual boot with WinXP and UBUNTU 11.04, but few days ago,one colleague made a mistake by installing again Ubuntu 11.04 on same partition where already it was present. And Before that I ...
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A common /home partition for multiple Linux distributions

I have an Ubuntu installed in one partition, Debian on the other and now I am planning to install backtrack and SUSE also. Debian mounts a separate partition as its home mount point, whereas Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu not booting after removing linux partition

I know it's stupid now, after I checked the internet, but I just formatted a partition that I had installed GRUB to. Now, whenever I boot, I end up with ERROR 15 (which means "FILE NOT FOUND"). So, ...
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stuck in the busy box

i have been using windows xp and ubuntu natty using dual boot. it has run perfectly until one day when i tried to boot ubuntu i am getting the busy box shell. i dont know what that is :( when i try ...
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How do I add another distribution to grub2?

I've installed Gentoo in one of my hard disks. The whole hard disk is for that distro. I want a dual-boot in grub to start Ubuntu or Gentoo. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id ...
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How to fix Windows 7 dual-boot after upgrade to 11.04?

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 working in prefect harmony on a dual boot system, where Win7 was the default OS. This was until I let Ubuntu upgrade itself to 11.04. Ever since that, the default OS ...
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Resizing my /home partition

I have 320 GB hard drive which is partitioned as follows: / is 16 GB, and is reiserfs /home is 300 GB, and is reiserfs swap is 4 GB Now I want to install Windows and have a dual-boot system, but I ...
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Grub boot menu does not properly reflect default selection using Start-up Manager

After a ubuntu linux core update (2.6.38-8 to 2.6.38-10) a few days ago, I noticed my OS default selection in grub had changed. The previous core version was added to grub as a single option to be ...
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Ubuntu, then Windows 7 was installed, how to switch them?

Sorry if I asking old question. I had only ubuntu on my laptop, then I installed Windows 7 on other partition. I thought that I will be choosing OS when computer boots, but it always loads Windows 7 ...
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Change default OS Setting linux Ubuntu to Windows

Well i want to know how can i change my default OS boot system Setting. I installed ubuntu with Window 7.My default OS is Ubuntu 11.4. Please tell me step by step I am new in Linux World
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Boot options menu disappeared

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu both installed on my machine, but for some reasons I re-installed Windows 7, and now when the system starts, I can't see GRUB menu, which normally appears asking using for ...
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How do I fix broken installation?

Let me start off by saying I'm dual booting 11.04 and Windows 7 on a Thinkpad T61p. The problem may have arisen when I hit the power button during normal startup. I'm fully aware how stupid this is. ...
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What is the .Trash Folder on the NTFS partitions?

When using a dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. I see that there is a folder created with the name .Trash-1000 in the NTFS partitions. Could someone explain to me : What does this folder mean ? For ...
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Can't add Fedora 14 to grub

Today I installed Fedora 14 in a different partition in the same hard drive as Ubuntu. At the Fedora 14 installation, I chose not to install Boot-loader in the MBR, and instead chose to install it in ...
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Does “erasing 10.04 and installing 11.04” erase document from my windows installation?

I have a doubt regarding the installation of ubuntu 11.04 on my Thinkpad Laptop. Currently, my laptop has dual boot namely Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP. When i tried with live cd of ubuntu 11.04 for ...
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Copy a Ubuntu install?

So short story is that I am wanting to grab my ubuntu install, back up to an external disk, delete everything from my hdd, repartition my hdd, put my ubuntu install back. Long story is. I finally ...
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Installing ubuntu broke my windows install

So i went out and brought an HP DV6 laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with windows 7 Home premium. The laptop had several partitions. A system partition which appears to be a boot loader only. ...
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How to share partition between Windows and Ubuntu?

I'm getting a PC with Windows and I want to dual boot using Ubuntu as my primary OS. I want to create a Home partition to store all my files and hopefully be able to access them on Windows 7 without ...
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How to increase the disk space of Ubuntu installed besides Windows 7?

It is true that there are similar questions in the forum... But as I installed Ubuntu under Windows 7 long time ago, I do not remember how I did it or whether I used Wubi, which is discussed in many ...
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How to manually fix a partition table ?

I recently had trouble with the MBR/partition table on my laptop. I managed to rebuild the partition table using testdisk, and install GRUB to get it booting properly again (I'm using a dual-boot with ...
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BIOS issues since 11.04?

Ever since I upgraded to 11.04 I have the following issues on my dual boot (Windows 7) system: - When I reboot from Ubuntu, I will hear the BIOS beep twice and the BIOS will show a message that it ...
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Win7/Ubuntu dual booting: Black screen after reinstalling Ubuntu 10.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've been experiencing this black screen after reinstalling ubuntu in a dual booting with Windows ...
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Upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 when 10.10 was installed using Wubi

I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 using wubi so I could dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. Now I am upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 using the upgrade option provided within Ubuntu itself (using the update ...
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Should I dual boot on a Toshiba Satellite c645? ( Win7 Starter / Ubuntu 11.04 )

Although, I don't like Windows 7 Starter, I have to keep it for some programs that won't run on Linux. So, I was wondering if I could dual boot and install Ubuntu 11.04 as my main OS and, if I do ...
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Can't use a particular partition for Ubuntu installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 as a second OS on a laptop that has Windows 7. In Windows, I have created the below partitions: C: -> NTFS - 52GB (Windows installation) D: -> NTFS - 94GB E: -> ...
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How can I install elementary OS on Ubuntu?

How can I install the components that make up elementary OS on Ubuntu?
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Kubuntu bootloader overwritten by windows bootloader. Cant choose to run Kubuntu anymore!

My laptop had Kubuntu installed earlier but then I made a new installation of windows 7 ultimate. Now I cannot choose to run Kubuntu anymore as its bootloader was overwritten. How can I configure my ...
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Bootable dual os flashdrive?

I want to completely erase my hard drive and start again, I want to install both ubuntu (11.04) and Windows 7. I have the iso for both. Because I do not have any DVD's I want to do this using my ...
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Access Tomboy Notes from Windows

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7/Ubuntu 11.04. Is there any way I can access my notes from Windows, even though they were created in Ubuntu? I sync my notes against Ubuntu One, so the notes ...
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How do I remove Windows 7 from my dual boot system with Ubuntu?

Hello can someone give me short tutorial how to: Remove Windows 7 from my dual boot system (Ubuntu/Windows7) Let me use free space as new partition for data (so I dont need to extend ubuntu itself ...
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How to prevent automount of NTFS partitions on startup ?

I have two NTFS partitions, and I don't want to mount them everytime I start Ubuntu. How can I do this ? Is there a tool or a code to use? If so, is it safe to automount? specially when they are ...
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Cannot get to Grub after addition of new Win7 drive and install of 11.04

The TL:DR on this is that I had a working dual-boot. I then added a new drive with Win7. Which works fine and serves most of my needs, but I cannot now get to Linux. I'd like to get to Linux ...
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Kubuntu 11.04 + Windows 7 dual boot laptop drive encryption

I already know how to create a Kubuntu/Win7 dual boot. What I would like to do is to encrypt both operating systems. I use Kubuntu as my main OS, and Windows 7 for casual gaming or prolonged Visual ...
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How to Dual boot Ubuntu along with another Linux Distribution?

What is the correct/best way of dual booting another Linux distribution (say, Fedora 14) along with Ubuntu 11.04? Is sharing the /home partition with both distros is a good idea? What are the pitfalls ...
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Best practice to keep a NTFS partition constantly mounted?

Hey all, I Dual-boot using a NTFS partition to house shared docs and some program files between Windows and Ubuntu. When this extra media partition isn't mounted automatically at startup it causes ...
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Accessing my Windows 7 files from my Ubuntu account

I have just installed Ubuntu on my computer and I have windows 7 as my other operating system. is there a way that I can access my windows 7 files from my Ubuntu installation?
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Windows 7 Proper Dual Boot With Ubuntu, Ubuntu installer not detecting windows [closed]

I want to set up Ubuntu for use as my student computer in order to remove all those gaming distractions and focus on actual productive things. I am currently running: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit ...
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Can I install a 2nd Ubuntu next to preexisting Win7 + Ubuntu Wubi installation?

I am running a dualboot with Win7 and Ubuntu 11.o4 Wubi installation. Now my Wubi installation became to small and I have a boot delay presumably due to Ubuntu being installed on a NTFS partition (i ...
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Grub-update doesnt find the other OS anymore

I installed Grub customizer. Unfortunetly I unticked search for other OS. This action worked and gub-update shows only the current ubuntu 11.04 (I have also Windows and another ubuntu installed). ...
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One click shutdown Ubuntu and load into alternative bootup

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. My GRUB bootloader defaults to Ubuntu. I mainly use Ubuntu, but I occasionally need to bootup Windows to do a few things. If I need to do ...
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How do you recover from formating your partition with grub?

I had my laptop's HDD separated in 3 partitions: NTFS - Win XP install (primary) NTFS - common space (extended) ext4 - Ubuntu 10.10 (extended) Running out of space, I deleted my 2nd partition, and ...
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Want to install Windows 7 on separate drive

I have a two hard drive system with a Vista disk that won't boot, and Ubuntu 10.04 on the other drive. I've tried to restore vista with a bootable repair disk, but I get an error saying drivers are ...
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GRUB menu missing after installation

I am running windows 7 64 bit on my comp and just installed ubuntu 11.04 64 bit after partitioning the hard drive to give ubuntu 50gb of space. I used a usb drive to try it out first and then i ...
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Dual Boot issues with Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'm finding myself in a rather unique situation. I've read through just about every resource I can find about this and while things have helped me understand some background, I haven't yet been able ...
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Grub-Customizer (How to fix your dual-boot in case you miss the right boot option) [closed]

Have you ever installed Grub-Customizer? Yes, it's a nice tool for rearrange our boot system and gain some extra space in the discs. Very usefull though! But, as i recomende that you install this ...
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Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?

There are two prior questions that tangentially touch on this here & here. It's not really what I'm after though. I plan on installing Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty in a dual-boot scenario. ...
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Is it better to install Ubuntu as a windows application or dual boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? I went to the Ubuntu website and saw that you can either download Ubuntu and install it as a dual boot ...
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Boot error after upgrading to 11.04 [closed]

I had two systems who worked perfectly: Ubuntu and windows 7. Today I just upgraded Ubuntu to 11.04. Now while booting, after choosing "Ubuntu", there is an error who appears and disappears quickly, ...