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“invalid arch-indepent ELF magic” when starting 14.04 from grub menu

I posted this question earlier in the day. After toying around for a little while, I figured out that my Windows 7 repair disc couldn't detect my HDD. I ran boot repair and restored the MBR. Windows 7 ...
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Mistakingly Erased Hard Drive [duplicate]

I had a dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8. I did not like Ubuntu 14.04 (most of the packages did not work) so I wanted to reinstall it. I booted the installation for Ubuntu 13.10. When it asked ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8

I'm attempting to dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already had Win8 installed and have Ubuntu installed, and when booting I am given the option to boot either Win8 or Ubuntu, but when I click ...
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Can't boot in windows 8 after upgrade to 14.04

As advised I am asking here about my problem. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I can't boot in windows 8.1. Right away after upgrade I noticed that few of my previous options are missing in grub. Then I ...
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14.04 dual boot/grub error

I'm trying to install 14.04 along with Windows7 Ultimate on my old laptop, HP Compaq nc8340 Core2Duo, 3Gb, 750 GB harddisk. I installed Windows 7 first, leaving around an unused partition of about 100 ...
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Lost Windows 7 boot entry after installing Grub customizer

The title says it all. I installed grub-customizer, made some changes to the GUI, and lost my Windows boot entries. I've tried running sudo update-grub, but it didn't detect Windows. How can I recover ...
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Dual-Boot (Win7/14.04) / Dual Video card issue, monitor response inconsistent

After a couple years off I've decided to go back to dual boot, mainly just for tinkering purposes. Anyway, I'm encountering a weird problem that hopefully you can help me with. I am running 2 x GTX ...
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Unable to recognize and create partitions for Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I need help with my Ubuntu 14.04 installation alongside my existing Windows 7. Machine: Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 Problem: When I run the setup for 14.04 using the live USB and select "something else" ...
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Unable to boot to windows [on hold]

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 new install on Dell laptop

I managed to burn the latest version to DVD and installed it on a Dell Latitude laptop having Windows XP Pro. End result is the laptop will not reboot to either OS! After Ubuntu was done installing I ...
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Can I install Windows 7 after Installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I already installed Ubuntu ; I'm attempting to install Windows 7 but I cant because my hard drive is a different file system format. Steps I've Tried I attempted to format part of my disk to make ...
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Installing Ubuntu with “something else”

After having some trouble with Ubuntu installation, I think I've finally figured out what needs to be done. My system's current partition setup is like this: SYSTEM 200MB primary, C: 670GB primary, ...
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unable to run windows and ubuntu in single mode

To start from beginning, I brought a Laptop with pre-installed windows 8. later updated to 8.1 . But i love ubuntu very much. previously, i tried installing earlier versions of ubuntu. It had problem ...
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Can't complete installation of 12.04 on new partition dual boot with Win XP

Following message after installation failed. "Completing the Ubuntu installation. For more installation boot options, press ‘ESC’ now… Busybox v1.18.5 (ubuntu 1:1.18.5 – 1ubuntu4.1) built-in shell ...
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Shared Drive fails to mount during startup. If skipped, no problems mounting after login

I have a dual boot configuration with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have my Ubuntu installed on a portable drive with 2 partitions. The internal disk also has 2 partitions and have windows on it. When ...
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Problem in Updating Ubuntu 14.04, replaced Windows 8.1

And this is happening again. Even Last time when I have updated from Ubuntu Ver 12.x to 13.x, it has replaced the Windows 8 boot file with its own. And whatever I was doing (selecting option from ...
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Installation of ubuntu 14.04 “Restart Installation”

My problem is that I have a live usb installer for ubuntu 14.04, it loads fine until the installer is giving me a choice of installing it along side windows7, delete windows 7 and some other options, ...
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dual boot windows 7SP1 & ubuntu desktop

My machine is a dual boot PC with win 7 SP1 (C:) and win 8 (D:) , both are 32 bit system. I want to replace win 8 (on D:) with the latest ubuntu dekstop, so my dual boot PC will be win 7 SP1 (C:) and ...
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dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working [duplicate]

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: ...
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Unable to locate package linux

Started boot-repair on live-usb, removed grub, and then was instructed to write in terminal "sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda5" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux" but I get Reading package ...
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ubuntu 14.04 loads to purple screen. nomodeset wont work

I have a lenovo g505s graphics card is Amd radeon hd 8550g with windows 8.1 pre installed (not my favorite os). I disabled secure boot, changed uefi to legacy mode. Then I loaded and successfully ...
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Can't boot in Windows and can't run boot-repair after update to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After update to 14.04 I can't boot in Windows 8 and in GRUB I have only 3 options instead of 7 I had previously. Also I tried to repair boot but I can't. Running: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 broke grub - now boots straight to Windows 8

Upgraded from a functioning dual-boot Window 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Before today at startup I option to choose Ubuntu or Windows8.1. The default was Ubuntu, and if I waited a few seconds ...
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Can't access my drive

Previously I installed ubuntu and gave 20gb space to home. I had dual boot with win7 and due to some reasons I had to reinsatall both win 7 and ubuntu. Previously it was working fine but after the ...
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No option to choose between Ubuntu or Windows at startup; tried many suggestions already

Yesterday I used a live cd to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer already loaded with Windows 8. The Ubuntu install did NOT recognize any operating system on the computer, so I chose "something else" ...
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Removing partition by reinstalling Ubuntu

My laptop was running on Windows XP. Then I decided to try Ubuntu. (It's fast and sleek, btw) I chose the dual-boot option. Days later, I decided to fully commit to the latter. At first, I tried to ...
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ubuntu dual boot does not boot windows anymore

Problem: i can't boot both Ubuntu and Windows. Description: I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit and Windows 7 64bit on my Lenovo Y500 with UEFI Legacy Support mode enabled and did update-grub ...
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How do I fix ubuntu graphical errors and unable to see current partitions? [duplicate]

Ok, my main problem, is that I can't install Ubuntu on my machine. I have opened the installer and it seems to think my hard drive is blank, but it actually has windows 7 installed on a 750+ gigabyte ...
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Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade [duplicate]

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
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I'm installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.04 But ubuntu 13.04 not boot up in my dell inspiron 15 3521 [on hold]

I bought new dell inspiron 15 3521 laptop 1 months ago with ubuntu os. And i erased ubuntu and i putted windows 8.1 on my lap. After again i installed ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop.. But now only windows ...
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Why does Ubuntu hang on the splash screen while installation? [on hold]

I recently built a computer and installed Windows 8.1 on it. My eventual goal was to make it dual-boot with 14.04. I had some trouble getting the USB to boot, but I got it sorted and ran through the ...
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UEFI install UBUNTU 14.04 Along Windows 8 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I have a preinstalled windows 8.1 with secure boot on. i installed ubuntu 14.04 in uefi after which it showed the boot menu for first time, then i booted into windows and then when i started the pc ...
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Ubuntu v14.04 looks too slow

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my PC. E5500 Dual core 2.8Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM, GT610 1GB Graphic card, 80 GB Hard Disk (for Ubuntu), 500GB Hard disk (Windows 8) Everything is slow. I mean when ...
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14.04 not detecting windows 8

First time I get ubuntu to load up without having to change secure boot, uefi, but it doesn't detect my preinstalled windows 8 on the hard drive. The option to install alongside windows isn't ...
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Double HDD for double Ubuntu-Windows installation [on hold]

I'm Oscar from Colombia. I'm apologize if my English is not enough good, but I'll try my best. I am an enthusiastic user of Ubuntu (not exactly an expert), so I like to learn anithing that I could, ...
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Disk partitions for Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual boot

I had Windows 7 previously. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and installed it (from USB). Actually, I created a separate 40GB disk partition for Ubuntu. But nowhere during the ...
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Question about manual partitioning for Dual boot system

I recently bought a new laptop, and I am trying to dual boot my system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. My installer doesn't recognize the windows 8 partition on my hard drive, so it doesn't give me the ...
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Dual Boot accident: Advice

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 and I believe I hosed my ability to boot to W7 by incorrectly selecting partition 1, labeled "system reserved" as my bootload partition when it should have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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Mount error while installing Ubuntu near Windows

Sorry if there is same question, but I haven't found answer. Problem is with partitioning ( may be) while installing Ubuntu 14.04 near Win8. I have this hdd structure: /dev/sda: --sda1 - efi section ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 with dual boot Win8. I broke grub

So I'm new at this. It's the second time I messed up the bootloader. I upgraded from ubuntu 13 to 14 and when I boot the PC it shows: error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found grub ...
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Move Grub from Windows drive to Ubuntu drive

I have previously installed Grub to my windows drive instead of my Ubuntu drive. I have two physical drives sda & sdb. This has gone un-noticed for a long time because BIOS has automatically ...
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Installing grub2 in efi-mode in usb flash drive

I've two different OS, which one is ubuntu. I'm using a PC, NOT a Mac. I use Chimera bootloader that don't find Ubuntu. So, i'd like to install grub 2 in EFI-mode on flash-drive USB. In this way, i ...
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recent upgrade puts grub to rescue prompt

I woke up this morning to see the grub rescue prompt complaining about some highlight color being invalid. Apparently the upgrade to 14.04 was installed last night after I went to sleep. So I am ...
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What is the recommended disk partition for kubuntu 14.04 manual install and dual boot with Windows 8.1 64 bit?

My computer has 6GB RAM and Windows 8.1 64 bit. I try to install kubuntu 14.04 64 bit by manual disk partition. My current disk has 283GB Free Space. (parted) print free Model: ATA WDC ...
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Unable to access Internal hdd using Ubuntu 14, says unable to mount volume

dual booting windows 8 & ubuntu 14, I can access my Internal drives from Win 8 but cannot access them from ubuntu 14. says unable to mount!
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer not detecting Windows 7

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 Trust Tahr and created a bootable USB stick with the .iso image on it. When I choose the USB stick as the boot device it takes me to the Ubuntu installer GUI. ...
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remove 12.04 which installed by wubi and install 14.04

I have windows seven also I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. I haven't had any problem with my 12.04. Now I downloaded 14.04 32 bit and I make my flash boot able with this guide also I uninstall my ...
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Trusty Tahr upgrade problem

I want to upgrade from saucy to Trusty Tahr.I made a bootable DVD of Trusty.But when I boot from the DVD the installation gives me these options A dual boot win7 and ubuntu 13.10 detected. 1.Remove ...
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Elementary OS will only boot into demo version from USB, won't install the full version [closed]

I previously had Linux Mint Petra and Windows 7 installed on my Asus UX31a. This worked fine until I ran into some Wi-fi issues after messing around with NetworkManager. I decided since I didn't have ...