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How to boot to a Ubuntu 12.04 installation which is not listed in grub2 anymore?

I have a computer with 3 hard drives on it. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my newest and biggest hard drive and Windows XP on my 2nd hard drive and a old version of Ubuntu 7.04 on the third hard drive. ...
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Ubuntu hangs on purple screen after external HD install

I am running ubuntu 11 on my home desktop, which was dual booted with Windows 7, and all was working great. Today, I was trying to install Ubuntu 12 to an external USB hard drive. I put in my Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot installation

I would like to install Ubuntu on a seperate harddrive to my Windows file system. I have a harddrive installed in the computer that shall be used solely for a Linux system. I thought I'd try to ...
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How do I fix panic occurred error after installing dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win 7?

I first attempted to install Ubuntu on my USB drive. That worked just fine, but for reasons that weren't obvious to me then, it worked unbearably slow. So I instead attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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Change boot hard drive Dell Dimension 9150

Does anyone here know how to change what hard drive the Dell Dimension 9150 boots to? Mine is always booting to the first one, Win7, when I want to boot to the second one, Ubuntu 12.04.
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems” when installing [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu (AMD64) and am attempting to install it on my laptop which already has Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I currently have two partitions on my HDD and I was planning on repartitioning ...
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Ubuntu swap partition missing in windows 8

I just installed ubuntu as my first linux experience. I've did some research beforehand, and read about swap memory increasing performance. I have data parition (D:/) where I keep all my data, and ...
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Clock time is off on dual boot

Dual boot system Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu 12.04. I have the bios set for the correct time and Ubuntu set for US Eastern time. Ubuntu will boot up and the time will be off by -4 hours. If I correct ...
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No boot manager after new Ubuntu installation

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my C drive using the windows installer LTS. Windows 7 also resides on my C drive. The installation appears to have completed but I never did get the boot manager ...
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error; unknown filesystem grub rescue> [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I have a netbook with a dualboot for Windows7 and Ubuntu. I accidentally deleted the partition for Ubuntu then after I restart my ...
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Windows 7 Pro won't load after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit using the DVD. I followed LinuxBSDos guide for dual booting Windows 7 (first installed) and Ubuntu 12.04 (second install) on 2 Separate Hard drives. I had ...
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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How to dualboot Ubuntu on Asus Zenbook UX32VD?

I have just purchased a Asus Zenbook UX32VD and it will arrive on Monday. However, I do not know how to dualboot Ubuntu on this, because of two reasons: It is a hybrid 500GB HDD + 30GB SSD, ...
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Want a dual-boot menu at each start-up

I have installed Ubuntu 12. 04 in a separate partition in a pre-installed Windows 7 laptop. Initially when I start up the machine it gives me a menu to choose between two OSs.Then after updating ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am novice to the Linux. I used Ubuntu on my laptop. Recently in my Lab I tried to use Ubuntu as dual boot on workstation Dell Precision 3500chasis. Configuration is as follows: Intel(R) ...
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Can I share my home directory between Ubuntu and another Linux OS?

I am currently in the process of reinstalling my laptop. I've been using Ubuntu so far, and now would like to install openSUSE additionally. I will use both OS's with mostly the same application (i. ...
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How to set Windows the default OS on dual boot system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 (in a separate partition). Initially after booting, it ...
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How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 Release Customer Preview on my laptop. I tried to install Ubuntu on it with Ubuntu Windows installer (I have always used this to install, although that was on Windows 7), it installs ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu after installing Windows 7

I first installed Windows 7 ultimate onto my machine and using Windows 7 built-in partitioning system, I had partitioned my disk into many smaller disks of NTFS file systems. I then tried to install ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu w/ WIndows: Deleting Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to I remove windows but keep Ubuntu? So basically I started with Windows Vista then decided I want Ubuntu. Now I have Dualboot using both of them, and want to delete ...
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No Ubuntu loading option and installation alongside Windows Vista

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (from a bootable USB) alongside my Windows Vista Ultimate operating system. Everything during installation went smoothly and at the end I got the message that Ubuntu is ...
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Bio-Linux: How to select an OS for remote desktop in dual boot environment? [closed]

I have a system dual-booting Windows 7 Pro and Bio-Linux ("Bio-Linux provides more than 500 bioinformatics programs on an Ubuntu Linux 10.04 base" 10.04 is LTS, supported until April 2013). I have ...
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How do I scan my windows partition for viruses from Ubuntu?

I think I might have a virus on my windows partition and I want to scan it from Ubuntu. Is this possible? I would like a program that is free. clamAV I tried clamAV but I couldn't find a setting ...
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How to make Windows the default OS in grub menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? How to remove duplicate entries in Grub menu? How do I dual-boot Windows by default? I have Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install problem, stuck/crash at loading screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Whenever I try to boot using the ISO from the website, it brings up the loading screen, where it ...
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Would dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 work succesfully on a Sony VAIO e series laptop?

Can anyone please tell me if the Sony Vaio E series or any other series (T or S) would work fine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot configuration? I am planning to buy a SONY VAIO E ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes at login unless Windows was started first [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have bought a Toshiba Laptop Satellite C665D-M5010. the details are here: ...
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ubuntu update-grub2 isn't recognising 3rd boot Sabayon

After installing Sabayon, Sabayon took over the boot process. I have reinstalled grub with sudo grub-install /dev/sda which I got from ubuntu wiki grub2 Sabayon is an lvm on sda8 and sda9 see ...
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Which one is the Windows Partition I want to delete in this GParted screenshot?

Basically I just got Ubuntu yesterday as a DualBoot. I am trying to delete Windows Vista now. I would have just got the USB install and just replaced Ubuntu with Windows but I kept getting errors. I ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu as secondary on HardDisk

I have two linux distros that I want to dual-boot off a single 140GB serial ATA drive what I want to do is set up both distros so that I can boot either of them whenever I start up, I've done this ...
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How to boot into Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I have Windows 8 Release Preview and installed Ubuntu 12.04 to just try it out from a flash drive. When I ...
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Change boot priority in Grub [duplicate]

I installed Precise on my friend's computer to use it, but it automatically boots into Precise. He has Xp and wants it to boot into Xp automatically. How can I set Windows Xp to be the primary boot ...
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Samsung series 9 np900x4c-a03us Dual boot windows 7

how do i get USB install of 12.04 installed? how do i change the BIOS? how do i partition the disk for dual boot? Web instructions for USB ISO bootable image were confusing. Series 9 has new, ...
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How to fix mistake specifying partition sizes during installation alongside other OS?

I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. When it asked me to allocate the partition size I by mistake dragged the panel. I was unaware of that it will allocate that size for Ubuntu. And I had ...
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Disk space management problem

I have my pc with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a a partition of 62 GB on which I created a Virtual Hard Disk Image using VirtualBox from within Ubuntu and Installed Joli OS. After I ...
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How to setup whole-disk encryption with dual boot on a MacBook Pro (generation 9,2 with 12.04)

I can install Ubuntu 12.04 on the MacBook when using the "noapic" kernel boot option, using the alternate amd64+mac image (from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ ). But after ...
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Cannot choose windows installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.4 and XP on Seperate Drives, Dual Boot, How? I've never used Linux before in any form, but was always intrigued, so after a while of deciding whether to risk ...
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Installation of Windows 7 from within Ubuntu

My Laptop is installed with Ubuntu 12. Now I want to install Windows 7 along with. Is it possible to keep Ubuntu and Windows in one partition? As in my Laptop computer there in only one partition of ...
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os-prober fails to identify a linux system so I need to write a custom grub2 menu entry as a workaround, how?

I want to add a custom menu to grub2 like this (as /etc/grub.d/40_custom): #!/bin/sh exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the # menu entries ...
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What is the best way to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot with windows 7 but I am having some problems. I installed GRUB in the MBR (as it is often recommended) and so GRUB was the boot-loader that appeared ...
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Upgrade-grub and boot-repair fails. Unable to boot one of my linux systems, is there a way around?

I have three Linux and two windows systems on one computer. After updating the kernel on one (archlinux) and running update-grub on the default (BIOS) boot disk (Xubuntu 12.04), the boot menu does ...
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Ubuntu And Windows Dual Booting Problem

Today I'm Dual Boot My Computer, First I'm Install Windows 7, After I'm Install Ubuntu 12.04. Install Completed, I'm Login To Ubuntu, After Few Minute, I'm Restart Computer And Trying to Login to ...
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Time differences between windows and ubuntu partition?

I'm running a tri-boot setup with Windows 7, ubuntu 12.04, and Backtrack 5 all running on separate partitions. When ever I boot into windows after linux the time is all messed up and I have to ...
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Help with migrating WUBI to it's own partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? Ok i really need help now. I've began building android from source code, but i'm using a wubi installation. And sadly, ...
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Are Sony Vaio S series or T series laptops compatible with both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot installation

I am planning to buy a new laptop which is suitable for both Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 in dual boot configuration. I am looking for Sony Vaio two models with configurations: 13.3" S series ...
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Is it easier/more reliable to install a Windows partition over Ubuntu; or backup, install Windows fully then install an Ubuntu partition?

I'm starting an Open University Maths degree soon. I'm being sent Mathcad as part of the course. It relies on .NET so doesn't seem to work in Wine. I'm therefore going to buy Windows 7 and dual boot. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Latitude D610 along with Windows 7

I have a Dell latitude D610 laptop with faulty screen so I use it as a desktop with its original dock. I have installed Windows 7 which is running fine. Hardware specs are as follows Intel Pentium ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot) on Mac

I'm actually running ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook by DVD. But when I try to install only 2 settings appear: Replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu Something else while I was expecting for Install Ubuntu ...
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How to boot multiple OS from one external hard drive?

I have a Western Digital external hard drive that has plenty of space for more than one OS. I currently have three partitions one 250 GB for backups one 100 GB with Ubuntu and 500 GB or so ...
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Dual Boot Issue

I have Ubuntu installed along with Windows XP through Clone CD VCD Demon. Earlier it was working fine but after 2 months, i'm not getting the Dual Boot Option ( OS Selection Screen ) therefore i'm not ...