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Can't switch to dual boot Chromebook with ctrl + back

Over the past week, long story, short, let's just say that I was experimenting with the wrong stuff. In the process, I've managed to not even be able to execute the apt-get function due to it "not ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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Moving Bootcamp Partition to Empty Space

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my late 2009 iMac. I would like to triple-boot it with my already existing Mac and Bootcamp partitions. I am following this tutorial and it says Use Bootcamp ...
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Can't boot LiveUSB in Windows 8.1

I am attempting to dual boot my HP machine that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu Gnome 64-bit version. So far, I have disabled fast startup from Control ...
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Ubuntu wireless got disconnected when far from router

I finally did install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus notebook. Now, my laptop is on dual-boot Windows7 and Ubuntu. All is working well, however, after getting the updates sudo apt-get update and setting up ...
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Will Windows 10 “upgrade” affect GRUB2 and screw up my dual boot with Ubuntu? [closed]

I turned off Windows update because I read about problems with BIOS tinkering within the updates. Will Windows 10 "upgrade" affect GRUB2 and screw up my dual boot with Ubuntu?
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Facing fatal error “unable to install grub” while installing UBUNTU 14.04

Recently I bought Dell laptop with i7 processor and Windows 8 is preinstalled.. I downloaded UBUNTU 14.04 and trying to install . But I am facing fatal error " Unable to install grub2". I tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't boot with USB ( Windows )

Alright, sorry if this was already answered. The questions that appeared for this one didn't answer mine. I have a PC with: Windows 7 Professional AMD II x 2 B24 clocked at 3.0Ghz ATI Radeon HD ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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Installing Ubuntu server alongside Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 LTS

My current configuration: Dual boot with GRUB for Win 7 and Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 LTS. Running fine with options to got Win 7 or Ubuntu. Installed Ubuntu Studio after this. Running fine with option ...
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Recently installed 14.10 (dual-boot), but it randomly crashes

Installed 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 recently off a USB stick, but I avoid using it because it will often completely crash out of the blue. Screen just goes black and the power is cut in the middle ...
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Unable to start ubuntu because of problem in window(in same machine) [duplicate]

I'm using two operating systems(Win7 & Ubuntu12.04) in my computer. During the installation of MATLAB in win7, it hung . So I restarted the computer by switching off the power. After this, I found ...
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Problems installing linux mint on clean hard drive: Server authorization directory error [closed]

I've had some issues with a dual install of windows and ubuntu lately. I decided to clean things up by wiping my hd and just reinstalling linux mint. I've read linux mint was ubuntu-based and i was ...
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Ubuntu does not detect windows 7 partition help :(

Basically my problem is the same as this one -> Why does Ubuntu 13.10 not detect my Win7 partition? But no one seems to answer it please I need your help guys, I need it for college. I am running ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop stuck after update

I think that it is a very common problem in Ubuntu 14.04. I just installed it alongside with Windows 7. Comp. specs: i7 4790K asus sabetooth z97 mark2 16gb ddr3 eVGA gtx750ti 2gb I've installed ...
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Box cloud syncing with davfs2

I have set up dual boot on my computer: I had Windows 7-32bit and added Ubuntu 14.04 -64bit. (just this past Sunday, so I'm a total newbie) A fundamental practice was the use of Box cloud. I managed ...
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Windows 7 installation INSIDE Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu but I did not partition my 500GB HDD at all, so basically it's one partition. Now to install Windows 7 in the installed Ubuntu, I had to create a partition using GParted, but can't ...
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Problem with installation of Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s?

Please can someone help me to install Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s? I have been trying this for the last 2-3 days, tried every option given on the net, but still my computer directly boots into Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Fedora 21

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 after installing Fedora 21 but I cannot see fedora 21 installation in boot option. update-grub in Ubuntu recognizes fedora 21 but when I reboot I don't see the option. (I ...
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Question about installation: Does Re-installing ubuntu over previous Ubuntu partition delete files?

I installed windows 8,1 and I think the bootloader got messed up and I tried the "check disk for errors" when you first boot the installer and it fixed them, but ubuntu wouldn't start. I have the try ...
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Regaining Ubuntu after installing Windows 7

I had Windows 8 and Ubuntu on two different partitions. I was using both the operating systems as per my needs as I had dual booting options. I have now removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 install does not show install alongside windows 7

I downloaded the Desktop 14.04.1 for my HP Pavilion dv7 running windows 7 64 it. I then followed the instructions to make a bootable usb drive to install Ubuntu. However, during the install process, ...
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Hard disk access in ubutu

Today I tried to install ubuntu alongwith windows 8. But ubuntu overwrite my windows,I was having important data in my F drive.Can I access those data from ubuntu or by any other method? Thank you
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Uninstall Windows on dual boot and install Lubuntu

This is a Gparted screenshot of my hard disk: /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda5 are Windows and /dev/sda7 has Ubuntu. I would like to uninstall the complete Windows partition and install Lubuntu on that. I ...
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After Installing Win XP, could not able to load Ubuntu 14.04

My System was having Windows XP in C: drive, then I installed Ubuntu in F: Drive. Everything was going fine. But I re-installed Windows XP due to some reasons and I did take care of F: Drive where ...
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GRUB doesn't detect Windows an second hard drive

I helped a friend of mine dual-boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional. I put WIndows 7 on a 80GB hard drive and put Xubuntu on a 1TB drive. I booted into Xubuntu and ran update-grub, but it ...
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How to install Win8.1 after installing ubuntu14.04? [duplicate]

I am a new to Linux and installing dual boot. Could anyone tell me in steps what I need to do to install win8.1 after I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Please note that the hdd is not ...
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Solid dual boot solution for OS-X and Linux (ubuntu)

What is the best, solid dual boot solution for having OS-X and Linux on the same harddisk on a Macbook Pro? Criterias would be: Usability Robustness of the setup (regarding updates of OS-X etc.) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 On Asus Zenbook UX302LA

I have an Asus Zenbook UX302LA with Win8 pre-installed that I bought new in the summer of 2014. I now want to dual-boot it with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 (latest version I believe). I can get it to boot no ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, log to a black screen

I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled ...
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Boot menu that worked with GRUB Legacy no longer works with grub2 [closed]

I used a USB with multiple ISOs and I have put them in the GRUB menu. When choosing them from the GRUB Legacy menu it worked perfectly, until the arrival of grub2. Now I do not get the same GRUB menu. ...
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Need to dualboot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

I'm new to ubuntu and I want to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit with Windows 8.1 on my laptop, but I'm getting few issues. I bought this laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) few weeks ago and it came with FreeDOS. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Grub menu does not permit to choose Window 8.1

I've faced the issue of dual OS booting from the single HDD ( using BIOS desktop ),Ubuntu boots promptly ignoring "->" keys strikes - Is it an improper installation or BIOS causation I wonder? ...
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Can I install Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04?

I've accidentally deleted Windows 8.1 when doing an attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04. But my grub does show me Windows (UEFI). When i put in my DVD, install disc for Windows 8.1, it doesn't react to ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad not detected in Ubuntu 14.04 until after Windows 8.1 boot

Laptop model: Gigabyte P25Wv2-CF6 Hello all, I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on a laptop that I have just bought, but I'm having a little bit of trouble determining ...
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Overwritten windows 8.1 boot partition with linux boot files, now can't access other OS on my laptop [closed]

I tried triple booting with Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Linux (mint 17.1 to be exact, but there is no mint forum, so it should be a relatively similar response on the ubuntu forum). Windows 8.1 and 7 ...
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How do I make grub recognize Windows 7?

The dump from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9769234/ What's wrong here? update-grub doesn't find Windows, neither does os-prober and a manually added entry for it fails as well (it says ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows

I am thinking about modifying some old computers that I have have lying around, and would like both Ubuntu and Windows (either 7 or 10). I want to have both on a SSD, which I will buy. I need to know ...
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Help with dual boot on toshiba satellite [duplicate]

staff. I'd like to make dual boot with Ubuntu on the Toshiba Satellite, where is just installed Win 8.1. On that computer, there is EFI and UEFI system, so i ask you if somebody can give me ...
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Dual boot problem with Windows XP

My computeres run Windows XP at the moment. I have tried an installation of Ubuntu on one machine but have experience considerable problems with booting after installation of Ubuntu - the dual boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 partition [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit alongside Windows 8.1 64-bit for several hours, but i can't seem to find the solution to actually installing it without removing my Windows 8.1 from the ...
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Multi Persistence for a Multi Boot USB

I am wondering if there is a way to use two different casper-rw persistence files, for two different Ubuntu iso's, on the same multi boot USB. Say one for Ubuntu 32 bit and the other for Ubuntu 64 ...
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Can't boot my Windows on Ubuntu machine

I've finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I made a dual boot option, with I think has no problems, but now when I turn on my laptop, it goes straight to Ubuntu, and no way to ...
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Wifi doesn't turn on

I have a HP Elitebook6930p and windows7 installed in it. I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTE along side windows and my wifi was working just fine until then both in ubuntu and windows 7. After I restarted ...
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can't install ubuntu along with windows 8.1

respected person I have an laptop hp pavilion g6-2312 ax,runs windows 8.1(uefi boot loader) actually wanted to install ubuntu along with windows 8.1 and came to know that ubuntu runs on mbr and don't ...
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“your system is running in low graphics mode issue”

i dual booted my windows 8 pc with ubuntu 13.10. when i select ubuntu from boot menu then i got an error message saying that "your system is running in low graphics mode".i am using hp pavilion ...
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Lost Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 8.1 install at 2nd partition

Greetings to everybody, not sure if anyone had the same issue previously, but could not find any similar (or i wasnt that patient to search :) and in that matter i apologize if am making duplicate ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu on Raid system with UEFI Windows 10

Details of Raid: Type: Hardware RAID 0 (Stripe) Member Hard Drives: 1) SSD 70GB 2) HDD 160GB 3) HDD 250GB Size: 180GB I see.... However I made this specific setup because as you can see I had ...
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How to dual boot fresh install windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with a BIOS?

I'm currently installing windows 8.1 on my laptop to take up the whole partition. While that's being set up I want to see how I can dual boot ubuntu 14.04 LTS with it. My computer has a BIOS so UEFI ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 windows 7 dual boot problem

Initially, I have installed windows 7 Ultimate on my lenovo laptop. Later, I did install Ubuntu 14.04. It shows the dual boot option when booting. But if I select the Windows loader option then it ...