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triple-boot pc: move grub and unify partitions

I have a triple-boot pc with following partitions: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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installation stuck at detecting file system

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (i386-32 bit) dual boot with Windows 7 (home premium 64 bit). I created a USB stick correctly, Checked for md5sum. After manual option, I created swap, /, /home ...
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How to dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 a couple of years ago, now install Ubuntu for academic purposes, partition the disk and perform other procedures in the installation. But when I restart the computer I can ...
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Windows7 Not Selected As Default On Boot Up (Dual-Boot) [duplicate]

I have successfully done dual boot on my HP 248 G note book. Ubuntu on SDD caddy Windows on HD. When I start the notebook it starts with ubuntu first. Is there a way I can set Windows to boot ...
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Windows partition encrytped ,unable to boot from grub menu

I added a window 7 entry to 40_custom under /etc/grub.d . The windows entry appears in the grub menu after a grub update , but when I click on the windows option, I get an invalid signature . I used ...
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Can not boot Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am having problems for booting windows in latest ubuntu 64 bit which boots normaly, its a laptop and never had windows installed and uses UEFI and Legacy modes. This is part of the ...
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Dropbox indexing is much slower in Ubuntu than in WIndows

I dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 with a shared NTFS storage partition. My dropbox folder is on this shared partition. First, I notice that whenever I switch back and forth between the two OSes, ...
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Grub2 doesn't show Windows 7

I did reinstall UBUNTU 14.04 after having some issues with grub, the problem is that I can't access to my windows 7 anymore as the grub menu shows only Ubuntu partition. P.S/ during the ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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change default paths of (Music, Pictures, Temples, installations, ECT)

I have my 250GB HDD split up into 3 partitions. 25GB has a windows 7 installation. 25GB has Ubuntu 14.04. 200GB is simply an empty NTFS partition. I have done in the past with windows instaltions ...
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Trying to do an Ubuntu/Windows dual install but only Windows 7 pops up

So I've been running Ubuntu without Windows. I got a Windows 7 live CD and tried to do a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot but I couldn't get the boot to load correctly so I decided to go back to just ...
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Issues with BootRepair and GRUB [duplicate]

I have got a new Acer net book with Windows 8 and EUFI on it. The first thing I attempted to do was install Parrot Sec Linux, and I did so with a boot able USB created with Win32DiskImager. I was able ...
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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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''Radio device: ideapad_acpi' is a huge battery drain on my Lenovo Ideapad U410. Running Ubuntu 14.04

So just a few days ago I installed Ubuntu for the first time ever on my laptop - Lenovo Ideapad U410. I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Although since the beginning I've been fixing many ...
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fdisk /dev/sda fail, possible to restore?

I'm new here, so I hope I post this in a place where someone is able to help me. Earlier today I was messing around with fdisk to be able to run my windows partition through a VirtualBox. At a point ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not booting to Win partition [closed]

How to do a Network installation of Win 8 or Win 10 from Unbuntu 14.10 on Idea Pad S-103?
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How to solve “boot in insecure mode” error?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 x64 on my laptop. But I always get "booting in insecure mode" message and then nothing happens. My laptop has BIOS Legacy not UEFI. There's any option about security ...
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Ubuntu-gnome now alone on harddrive, how to remove multiboot menu [duplicate]

I want to remove all trace of multi-boot now and make Ubuntu boot up without grub that was installed when Windows 7 was there. Now Windows 7 is gone but not the boot menu. How do I remove this?
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boot from USB drive Ubuntu or Windows 8

As security I would like only when I have the USB drive plugged in the laptop to be ask if I would like to boot my Ubuntu desktop otherwise to boot my installer Windows 8 . Could anyone let me know if ...
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New Notebook Medion Akoya E7416 (MD 99460) Linux compatible? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu and would like to know, if this notebook with Intel Core i5-5200U will work with Linux. OS is Win8.1. I tried to start Linux from a stick, that failed. On other machines it ...
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Ubuntu is not finding swap partition

I booted Ubuntu on to a new computer today. I created 3 partitions 20g for operating system 200g encrypted /home and 12g swap. But sudo swapon -s brings up nothing and when I boot it also say swap not ...
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No GRUB menu after installing Linux Mint 17 [closed]

I installed linux mint 17 alongside Windows 8.1. When asked about the partition to use as "Reserved boot area"...I chose the 100 mb partition which was listed as "EFI System Partition" in Windows ...
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initramfs problem with Installing Ubuntu from USB on ASUS N61Jv

I struggle with the installation from USB. I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and then formatted the USB and burnt the iso. The checksum was OK. I removed the ...
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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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Is it bad to use ubuntu and windows on same machine? [closed]

I am dependent on some of application like Photoshop and illustrator. I know these apps has alternative at ubuntu. But these has not enough feature like Photoshop and illustrator. In that case I am ...
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Help with restoring windows 7 boot from ubuntu grub

I just sold my old laptop on ebay and had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on separate partitions on the same hd. When I restored factory settings to Windows 7 I deleted the partition that Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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Minor problem with Grub entry for Windows 8.1 - Only Windows Boot Manager shows

I have done the seemingly impossible. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a machine that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Yes, it took some tweaking. But I finally got Grub to load up when my ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...
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Install windows 7 pro after a clean install of Trusty [duplicate]

Can I install Win7 Pro after after a full install of Trusty without any partitioning done before hand. I have been a Mac user since 1989 and have no windows experience or Linux. My kids want to know ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot even after boor repair disk on Windows 8.1 dual boot [closed]

Ubuntu 14.04 stopped booting after verification of Windows 8.1 on Acer Extensa 2510. Tried the boot repair disk on windows 8.1/ubuntu 14.04 dual boot. The grub menu appears but it's only windows 8.1 ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu on Lenovo PC's in UEFI mode

First my compliments for this post: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) It explains the dual boot installation very well. The post also says that ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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Dual boot of windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I run windows 8.1 and I feel like having a dual boot. Every time I start installing ubuntu, my system does not recognise windows. My partition table is GPT. What should i do to use ubuntu and windows ...
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How do I remove old Ubuntu versions

I've installed 14.04 "alongside" my older versions of Ubuntu, and now I want to delete the older ones, which are taking up too much space. What is the best way to do it?
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Grub problem in uninstallation of Ubuntu in Windows 8 [closed]

I uninstalled Ubuntu by following the online instructions here. First, I addressed the command prompt to fix the boot. After typing bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot , I did not reboot my PC and ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Homebuilt Windows 7 Ultimate desktop with multiple HD's

I have a homebuilt Windows 7 computer with 2 1.5 Tb HD's in a Raid 1 config and an another empty 1 Tb HD. I am trying to install 14.04 on the 1 Tb HD and keep getting the error “The attempt to mount a ...
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Formatted ubuntu now grub rescue error [duplicate]

I dual booted Ubuntu with windows on an ASUS N76VB. Then I wanted to delete ubuntu completely so i decided to format the partition with ubuntu on it (not the most clever solution i know). Now when I ...
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Is Ubuntu destroying my internal HDD?

I have an Inspiron 3521 that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu, and it was working good. But, when using Ubuntu, I heard a lot of noise from my laptop ...
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not enough space on /boot for upgrade, even after purging old kernels and clearing files

Okay, I'm a 'nix newbie, so at this point I don't really know what questions to ask, or what output would be relevant for y'all. This is also the first time I've ever posted on a forum to get help, as ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu on Dual Boot with Windows 7 [closed]

I tried-Installing Ubuntu 12 with the help of a pendrive by PendriveLinux, which froze the screen during the installation and as a second try, I tried it with a Virtual Machine (VMWare) which yielded ...
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External Hard Drive not detected in Ubuntu

I have a 1TB laptop hard drive that was converted into an external hard drive by means of an enclosure. The problem is, when it is plugged in before booting, the BIOS of my machine detects the device, ...
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Making ubuntu take over windows space on mac

I have a macbook with triple boot system OSX,Windows 7,and Ubuntu,which took me 2 weeks to make it,i boot with rEFInd and Grub2 menu and now i dicovered i don't need windows anymore so what's the ...
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Bootloader location, dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 & Kubuntu 15.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I dual boot with Windows 8.1, and now I would like to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside all this to see if KDE Plasma 5.2 + SDDM works with nvidia-prime ...
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Q. Dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8.1 no operating system detected - a solution [closed]

This gave me a lot of trouble and from what I read a lot of other people had trouble with this too. What worked was the following ... Create a partition in the C:OS portion of the hard drive (could ...
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Backup one internal drive to another internal drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 that came preinstalled with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows and till the last week it was working perfectly. But, since yesterday I am unable to use ...
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Why cant I install ubuntu on my hp pavillion dv9608nr?

I am relatively new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have 14.04 installed on several desktops that are working perfectly. All have been installed using the same usb drive. I have a HP pavilion dv9608nr, that I ...
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Windows and Ubuntu as dual boot and when partitions should be primary and logical?

I have two drives 80GB and 500GB, I want to use 80GB for Windows 8.1 and 500GB drive for ubuntu 14.04LTS. I read lot of forums/tutorials, but I am confused someone using Primary for Swap, Root and ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu-Win7 does not show in Grub menu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu onto my PC. When I went to install it, there was no option to install alongside Windows, so I partitioned space for it myself. Ubuntu booted up just fine, but when I went ...
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Sony Vaio S dual boot issue

I used usb stick to boot and install Ubuntu in legacy boot option since it did not boot in UFI Install alongside windows option was not available so I install it manually everything went fine but ...