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After installation of Ubuntu alongside windows 7 boot menu shows Ubuntu, memory tester, Windows 7 how can I edit it? [duplicate]

After installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 boot menu is showing Ubuntu,memory tester,windows 7 how can i edit it? I would like to see while rebooting the screen menu that would show windows 7 or ...
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Skipping rEFInd menu after Option+Command+P+R and going straight to grub

I used Option+Command+P+R to try and fix a sleep issue in OSX. From there I'm a little confused about what happened but I ended up in a mac recovery mode (offering to reinstall OSX), which I tried to ...
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How to edit grub for many entries of previous kernels with multiple ubuntu installations?

I have a laptop on which I have installed total 4 operating systems. Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Lubuntu 12.04 64 bit one other variant of Lubuntu(customized by and customized for some users) Windows My ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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Unable to boot to Ubuntu after installation

Pardon my ignorance. I have been to install Ubuntu for hours. No matter what I do I can not boot to it after installation. I have tried the method of 'Along side windows' where it makes a partition ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu: last step problem with EasyBCD

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop that had pre-installed Windows 7. The computer has one hard drive (1 TB SSD), which contained the following partitions: 2GB = system partition, (no letter ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am looking to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. While installing Ubuntu from Live CD, I see the whole hard disk as free space even though Windows 8 is already installed and there are 3 ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu

I have been using my computer with Windows 8.1 for about 2 months. Now I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows, basically to dual boot. I got myself out of Windows, and booted from my ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes during boot [duplicate]

I recently partitioned my hard drive to create an empty 43 GB drive on my Windows 7 64-bit Compaq Presario. After the partition was complete, I used the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website ...
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VM Loading Windows 8.1 dual-boot partition

I just decided to try out Ubuntu (I'm new to Linux, so bear with me please). I had Windows 8 installed and want/need to keep it. Is it possible to load my Windows 8 partition in a VirtualBox, or any ...
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Why can't Ubuntu recognize my parititions?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual-boot with Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba Satellite p55-A5200. I downloaded it and installed the boot-helper , because my startup showed no menus. It then ...
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How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?

I have a Windows 8 Machine, I understand that installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 is not supported but I followed this guide to install the Windows 7 Bootloader. I can successfully boot into Windows 8 ...
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Dual Booting Linux with Windows using Plop

I want to dual bot any Linux with my Windows xp in an old pc. My problem was that my BIOS Don't support USB Booting. And can't burn a dvd (DVD-RW not available). the only way i found was to Boot with ...
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I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 and can no longer boot into Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 and can no longer boot into Windows. GRUB shows Windows 8 as an option but when I select it I see the Windows logo for a minute and then the screen ...
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Installation doesn't detect Windows 7

My laptop came with Ubuntu. I removed it to install Windows 7 64-bit. I don't remember if I did anything special, I just formatted the entire hard drive. Now I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu with UEFI in a correct way?

I decided to migrate from Ubuntu 13.10 to 12.04 LTS, so I have downloaded .iso image and wrote it to my USB-stick. During the installation, on a stage of partitioning hard drive, I met one problem. I ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10, unusable drive space [duplicate]

I have Windows 8.1(64-bit), i want to dual boot it with ubuntu 13.10(64bit), I shrunk the C: drive by 20 GB. created a bootable pendrive and booted through it Partitions when i clicked on ...
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no detected operating system [duplicate]

i am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows8 but while trying to do so it was showing as"This computer currently has no detected operating system" can i know whats wrong with this?? please help me ...
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dual boot w7 with 12.04 with gpt table and uefi

i have a lenovo z570 with 4gb ram and 700gb hdd with w7 x64. i want to dual boot ubuntu alongside w7 but during installation, there is no install ubuntu alongside w7 option. i have tried all the ...
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Hardisk driver is not found?

I'm currently using ubuntu 13.10. I am trying to make my laptop dual boot with win 8, but in the win 8 set up, the driver of my harddisk is not found. I've tried to download the driver from the acer ...
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Dual OS setup on a bootable flash drive?

I know how to create a bootable flash drive with an operating system, but i would like both ubuntu 12.04 and linux mint 16 cinnamon to be bootable from one flash drive. Is this possible, and if so how ...
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How do I choose Ubuntu install size on Mac?

When I chose to install Ubuntu alongside my Mac OS I saw no option to choose how big I wanted my install to be. It installed it and booted from the installed Ubuntu, and It looks fine, but how can I ...
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Cannot get windows 7 to dual boot with ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo y510p with Hybrid Drive

I have a Lenovo y510p laptop that came pre installed with windows 8. After some shenanigans I ended up having to completely wipe everything off of it. So now I have a blank hard drive and a usb disk ...
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Using Texlive installed in Windows for Ubuntu

I have both Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I use Texlive 2012 with Texmaker in Win7. Is it possible to use it (Texlive) in Ubuntu so I won't have to download 2Gb again! I hope it was clear. (I'm newbie in ...
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Installing ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad T440s

I just received my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s. I would like to install Ubuntu on it. I would like to keep the option of using Windows through a VM on my system. Here are my questions a) Lenovo did not ...
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Installing Ubuntu without sharing a Windows partition or replacing Windows

I am quite new to Linux and the concept of using dual operating systems. I am aware that the Ubuntu installer gives the options of sharing the Windows partition or replacing Windows. I would like to ...
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How do I configure grub so it doesn't try to run if the drive its installed on is disconnected

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.0 something in my PC where I upgraded my previous version 12.10. Nothing is wrong with Ubuntu itself. It's grub, that's the problem. I keep my Ubuntu on a separate ...
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Ubuntu higher cpu usage than in Windows [closed]

So, I've always been a Windows user, and a die hard Windows fanboy. (enjoying pc gaming). recently I've been trying Linux, Ubuntu and Kubuntu. And I must say, I'm really impressed - I really like it. ...
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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair'

I had Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my laptop. After I upgraded windows, I tried to get grub back through Boot Repair via these commands mentioned here: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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How to install windows from Ubuntu 12.04 with no partition dedicated to Windows?

Essentially when I originally installed ubuntu, I got rid of my windows and had the hard drive reformatted. I never split up the hard drive to dual boot. Now that the hard drive is formatted for ...
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Ubuntu based distros wont install [duplicate]

Not really sure if I should be asking this here and I know I certainly don't have enough information for the community's help but I am going to let it fly. I have a Lenovo v570 laptop, plenty of ...
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Suspending Windows then Starting Ubuntu

I was wondering if there is a way to "pause" windows 8 then go switch over to Ubuntu. Occasionally when my laptop dies, it shuts down, but then will boot up without actually starting windows again. ...
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how can I manually build usb multiboot drive without multiboot manager like yumi

I want to make a multiboot usb drive, but I can't find a good manager to do so. I have tried MultiSystem and yumi. MultiSystem does weird things with some of the isos, and makes a mess out of GRUB. ...
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Can I erase Windows 8 and install Ubuntu instead? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new laptop computer and have been unable to install Ubuntu alongside the Windows 8 operating system. I used to be able to install Ubuntu alongside a Windows OS but with Windows 8 ...
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Windows crashed and i cant boot into windows recovery disk or installer. pc boots into ubuntu. i can access windows partition from ubuntu

I am dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7. Somehow, a file system on windows is corrupt. I can still see windows files from Ubuntu as its working properly. I tried using windows recovery discs and ...
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Grub support for Triple Boot

Ok, so if you have moral conflicts on the EULA then think of this as an educational question. so I have been wondering if there is a way to triple boot Hackintosh in addition to my current setup. I ...
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Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using wubi.exe. For more than 8 months It was running fine. Today I booted into windows 7 then I shut it down properly and tried to boot Ubuntu. I started ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu without touching the MBR

TL;DR: Is there a way of doing a do-release-upgrade and being sure that it won't touch the MBR? Background: I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I have Truecrypt's bootloader in the MBR as I ...
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Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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Win 8.1 transfer to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu to my new Toshiba laptop, and at startup it asks which system I want to boot up, but Ubuntu will not boot. What do I have to do to solve this? How do I partition the hard drive? ...
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I want to boot Ubuntu from a old PC internal HDD with USB adapter

i have an HDD with Ubuntu from my old, broke notebook, i have a HDD2USB adapter and i need to boot it from this external HDD. If i take of the Win8 HDD and place the ubuntu's one, all work's fine, ...
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How to unlock Boot-loader of android Phone?

i Want to unlock boot-loader of android phone. Actually i want to dual boot the android phone with android and Ubuntu . For that i have to unlock boot-loader first . Whenever i run fast boot oem ...
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Not showing any bootable options on grub

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and trying to install windows 7 instead, but when I hold shift on start-up to open the grub menu, there's no other bootable options. I'm trying to boot from a CD but it doesn't ...
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I want to purchase the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 Laptop but need to make sure Ubuntu will work

I have had really good luck installing Ubuntu on many different random desktops and laptops, and I have never had a problem. But this would be the first windows 8 machine that I have purchased, and I ...
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lubuntu bootloader does not work properly

I am trying to install lubuntu on my older laptop. I have created a bootable CD and the install seems to go fine, but after I am prompted to remove the boot disk and restart, the computer boots ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 Pro (I know it's depressing I'm using Windows OSes still) and when I try to shrink the volume I am allowed only 2796 MB even though I have ...
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Switch to Ubuntu from Windows XP

I am currently using Windows XP on my laptop. I'm thinking of trying Ubuntu but if I don't like it, how hard is it to switch back? All the tech lingo is very confusing. Can I switch back and forth ...
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installing ubuntu 13.10 latest problem

I have 4 partition drive c,drive d,drive U ,drive e in my hard drive then I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on drive e which is empty .during the installation I use something else option..I make drive U: ext4 ...
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Can't install Kubuntu in UEFI Windows 8 preinstalled laptop

I know this problem has been raised several times, but I have spent nearly four days, but I couldn't solve my problem. I just bought a Sony laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8 with these ...