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How can I fix E: unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I have ran into many issues istalling steam on my Ubuntu Chromebook, so I was trying to install the package libc.so.6. I was running the command sudo apt-get install libc6*, but still I have no luck.
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Boot Ubuntu on second pc from External HDD

I had installed ubuntu un an external harddrive that I used with my laptop to dualboot ubuntu with windows 8.1 I had installed the grub on the external drive so that whenever I unpluged the drive I ...
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Booting to Ubuntu on dual boot (with Win 7) Desktop

I am a novice in Ubuntu. I followed the instructions on installing Ubuntu given on the website next to my Win 7 and created a USB bootable stick. During the installation, I will choose "Install ...
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How can I download gedit from Windows and install it from a pendrive?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, but have not been able to connect with wifi (it works fine when using Windows). Is there any way to download gedit from Windows, then install it on ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and OS X

Is it possible to dual boot Mac OS from a machine that is only running a flavor of Linux? My question does not pertain to dual booting using a macbook or imac but rather a pc that currently has Ubuntu ...
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How to get OS selection screen?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode), while restarting OS selection window is not displayed. Every time I need to ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu Without Breaking Windows 8.1 Pro Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 With Windows 8 Preinstalled, I upgraded to 8.1, then 8.1 Pro W/ MC, I later installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a second OS. I want to uninstall ubuntu to make more space for my ...
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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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ubuntu login from winwows 8.1

I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1. I restarted the pc with command shutdown -r now in Ubuntu Terminal. The PC restarted but now I can only access Windows and can't login to Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Install 14.04 Dual Boot Dual Drive Win 7

Currently I have 2 HDDs: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ntfs Free space /dev/sdb /dev/sdb1 All of the install procedures don't seem to include a how-to for a dual drive PC. Should the /dev/sda (currently ...
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Stuck in Grub Rescue [closed]

I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 as dual boot in my computer. I tried to install Redhat Enterprise Linux in an empty unallocated space and the installation failed due to some errors. Now, all I get ...
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Partition table lost during installation [closed]

I had Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I wanted to replace Ubuntu with Mint 17.1. I made a bootable Mint on my flash drive and ran liveCD to install mint, I had the following three options available: ...
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Is there a proper way to update BIOS on dual-boot PC with Ubuntu and Windows? [closed]

Last time I updated my computer's BIOS when I was booted in Windows 8, it ended up removing GRUB and the computer would only boot directly into Windows. I then forced a boot into Ubuntu with a live ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB Stick on my PC - Black screen - But boots on another PC

My PC is running Ubuntu and Windows. Now I installed Ubuntu from a CD on my PC to a USB Stick successfully. I went to another PC and I could boot to Ubuntu from it (grub menu was showing) and ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu without GRUB

I have a very odd setup and I would like to upgrade my Ubuntu installation while maintaining this setup. Here's the situation: My actual HDD (let's call it "sda") has a Windows installation on it, ...
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Problem with Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 (the selected boot device failed)

I have a laptop (HP 250 G2) that currently runs Windows 8.1. I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 with the Windows 8.1. I have tried both live CD and external hard disk but I keep getting this error: ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Can't see windows 8 in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo flex 2 alongside with windows 8. After the installing, I could see windows at grub boot-loader, but after clicking it I got an error. Trying to fix it, I followed ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on btrfs: how to restore boot?

I've looked at the answers on this question, but none of them solved my problem: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My system is partitioned as follows. ...
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Cannot boot after updates 12.04

I've been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. I can't remember what updates were done yesterday, but today I'm getting errors when trying to boot to both operating systems. I choose either of ...
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Boot repair failed, help?

I've had Ubuntu for a few weeks now, but yesterday Ubuntu stopped working, and i have no idea why. Instead of going to the dual boot menu like usual it went straight to windows. I tried using a live ...
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update-grub does not see another linux

I've installed Gentoo from Ubuntu on /dev/sda4 using this tutorial, which uses Ubuntu instead of LiveCD. But tutorial did not have anything about updating GRUB. So I did it as usual: sudo ...
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Option to boot to Windows 7 disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The dual boot used to work perfectly but after some days of happily using Ubuntu I realized that the option to boot into windows 7 ...
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Neuroimaging Use: How big for partitions (root, home, swap) and some other Qs

I will be using my Ubuntu for neuroimaging use. This is my first time using -- I've been using Macs for the last few years so am not familiar with using Ubuntu on a regular PC. A few questions: Are ...
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How do I bypass Windows bootloader screen using grub? Also, how do I bypass chameleon bootloader of hackintosh using grub? [closed]

I have Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Insider Preview, Ubuntu 15.04 and hackintosh (OSX Yosemite) installed on their own partitions. I am using grub as default bootloader for booting. I can boot into any of ...
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How to dual boot linux and mac os x leapord on ppc?

I want to run ubuntu on my imac g5..... but i also want to keep mac os x 10.5.8 leapord... dual booting seems like a good idea but does anybody know how i would go about doing this? (P.S. does adobe ...
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Can the live CD repair boot problems? [duplicate]

I would like to know if the live image of a Installation disk can be used to recover the system or Grub?
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Re-installing OS's, best order?

So I was going to take this weekend to throw in another SSD and install Ubunutu on it. But Windows (Win 7) has been acting up lately, so I was thinking I was going to go ahead and reinstall Windows ...
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Duel boot ubuntu and hackintosh

I have an Lenovo Yogo 2 Pro with ubuntu installed. I need a OS X install for app development. Is there any guides to install a hackintosh and dual boot ubuntu? If possible I would like to use grub to ...
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trouble dual booting an Acer Aspire V17

I have an Acer V17 nitro, with I7, GeForce 860M, 1TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, backlit keyboard and Windows 8.1 How do I achieve a dual boot with this new laptop?
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I need to uninstall ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu from a Ubuntu LiveCD image to dual boot. I did this on my GFs Windows 7 system and now she wants me to remove it so she can have her Win 7 back, she got tired of the boot options ...
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WinUSB Installation Error

I'm trying to create a bootable windows USB stick, but when I get to the installation process, it gives me this error: > Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating device... Mounting... ...
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How does this partitioning page work? [duplicate]

I just dual installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7, using Wubi. It went pretty smoothly, but when my Ubuntu home screen came up and I opened the "Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS" icon, this screen came up: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual boot problem with windows 7

I have a problem switching back to my windows 7. I have a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04 LTS as main and windows 7 the other. I tried running some codes today such as sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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How Can I Switch Between WIndows 7 and Ubuntu [duplicate]

Im new to this and want to get Ubuntu. I currently have the Ubuntu files I need on a USB so I can download it from there. I still want to keep Windows because I have some things on there I prefer ...
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System time drifts terribly on Ubuntu 12.04.5 Dual boot

I have a problem of system time drift on my newly-installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual boot with Windows 8.1. By the word terribly, the drift is clearly noticeable by your eyes when looking at the seconds of ...
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Stuck on login screen after upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. The new system worked perfectly while the computer was still on, but after I shut it off and tried to boot, I started getting some really strange errors. First of ...
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I need Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu in windows8 .but dual boot is not showing. when i am starting system ,Ubuntu only getting starting. how to change in dual boot. i want get back windows8 and its files. please ...
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Installed Ubuntu Desktop using a partition on my extra HDD but Win8 keeps booting instead?

I just installed Ubuntu on a HDD and when I restart my computer, it goes straight to Windows 8 login. I have 256GB SSD (where my Win8 and other important programs are installed), and another 2TB HDD. ...
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Won't boot dualboot selectio interface by default [duplicate]

So I've been running a dualboot windows 8.1 with ubuntu, and ran into a problem, so I deleted the ubuntu partitions, and removed the grub. Now I've reinstalled ubuntu as dual boot and it works fine, ...
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Installing Bootloader/Grub2 on USD with Ubuntu on HDD

I have a Lenovo y510p system with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. It has UEFI with secure boot and I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.2. I am not a too tech savvy person and want to look at ...
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Anyone have experience booting the OS from a NAS drive?

I'm currently trying to fix a old laptop of mine but unfortunately I have broke my last memory stick which limits my options on how I am going to fix it (gparted for instance). Right now the laptop ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on USB with UEFI

My desire is to do the following. The computer has W8.1 on the HDD and it is using UEFI I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on 32GB USB stick in a way that I can install regular updates and it remembers ...
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Boot Repair Ubuntu 14.04-(HP g7 pavilion 2247us)

I have a HP g7 pavilion that came with windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 using Pendledrive (I think the spelling is correct).EDIT: I will be using YUMI exclusively from this point on to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7 dual boot ssd - Is Samsung evo 850 a good choice?

Is Samsung Evo 850 a good choice for running Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot with win7? My main OS is Ubuntu 14.04 with WinXP running alongside on virtual box. My laptop is an Acer 1810tz (dual core su4100, ...
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Help with Dual Boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on a different partition than my Windows 8. When my machine boots, it loads Ubuntu automatically so I searched and found that I can use boot-repair to fix that. I ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu menu, not to mention Windows operating sys

I loaded Ubuntu Linux using a CD on to an original laptop's operating sys being Windows 8. I ran the Ubuntu "alongside" Windows, although I noticed when I tried to access the windows 8 option, it ...
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Ubuntu Desktop shortcuts 'No longer exists'

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 dual-boot. If I try creating a shortcut of a folder from my local drive, say "E:" and send it to ubuntu desktop, the next time I log in to Ubuntu, the folder ...
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partition formatted

a couple of days ago i was downloading a torrent overnight on windows and the following day when i opened the laptop, bittorrent showed that it was working for only 3 hours though i left it for ...
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in ubuntu is any software existing for making a usb botable…like win to flash in windows [closed]

from 4 days i am struggling with these soft-wares.......brasero disk burner,unetbootin,startup disk creator,disks,gparted partition editor,winusb...but no one is helping me out..unetboot said after ...