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After Dual-Boot, Starting Ubuntu Ends At Purple Screen

I recently dual-booted my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. However, every time I try to start Ubuntu from Grub, it ends at a purple screen and the fan kicks on high. This is also the case when ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after installed the Ubuntu [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with p reinstalled Windows 8.1 in a UEFI mode, after that my laptop directly boots into Ubuntu. Then, I changed the BIOS settings and logged into Windows 8.1, installed ...
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Already dual booting windows and ubuntu but want to install latest ubuntu on another hard drive

so currently I'm already dual booting windows and ubuntu. I've bought a new hard drive where I want to install the latest ubuntu but I want to keep my current setup whilst I make the transition to my ...
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Problems with installing 'along side' or 'something else' [on hold]

I have been having problems installing Ubuntu. I have a PC with an SSD 60GB for Ubuntu and a 500GB HD split into 3 partitions for (i) WIndows 120GB (ii) /home and (iii) 8GB for /swap. When I ...
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grub doesn't work after dual booting win 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 lts

Just installed win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 lts But the grub doesn't show at all When booting.... Also Nothing happens When I press during the booting process. It just loads the Ubuntu as default
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(Boot Problem) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

So I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message (in the title) came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It ...
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Elementary os installation failure [closed]

i've been trying for a few hours now and i still cannot find out why I cannot install elementary os. Every time i try to install elementary os I get "the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into ...
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How can I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 without affecting Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my PC. I want to remove Windows 7 and install Windows 8, without removing Ubuntu. I know that a fresh install of Windows usually completely removes any ...
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Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I know that this question is asked a lot already, but i want to ask on more detail. I got a notebook which has 1 Solid-state Drive and 1 Hard-drive I got Ubuntu on Solid-state Drive. Can I install ...
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VHD Native Boot via windows 8 boot loader

ok so ive just finished my last class for the semester and in the next few days after my certification test i plan to reformat my pc. i will be installing windows 8 via a .VHD native boot. i will be ...
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Default Grub2 entry doesn't point lastest kernel version + “selinuxfs mount failed” boot error: how to repair?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in multi-boot with linux (Mandriva 2011/Grub Legacy). First it seemed to work. But on my first update in Ubuntu, I was "strongly adviced" by the system to update grub and got ...
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Which partition should I sacrifice for Ubuntu? :) (no more then 4 primary partitions problem) [closed]

As You know i can have only 4 primary partitions, but I need one more for Ubuntu. With one should I sacrifice. I think that one 1, 3 and 4 could be important files (especially on 1 - boot system ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a Vista machine?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Vista machine. I would really love to have my machine back to just Windows. I tried using the Recovery cd (well, okay, it wasn't the cd it was the Recovery Image on ...
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Lubuntu, rEFInd and Windows 8 Bootloader

I have a VAIO and I installed Lubuntu in UEFI mode. The VAIO also comes up with Windows 8.1 The next thing I know, the VAIO only boot into Windows 8. Every time I try the Boot into another OS option ...
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I messed up university computer

I'm using university PC which is Lenovo that came with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu to it. I've backed the data up, made extended partition, and installed Ubuntu. I have done this before to ...
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Installation problem at partition step

Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from a live CD (which I purchased) alongside Windows XP. The CD boots up fine, and the "try Ubuntu" option works great (albeit slow) from the CD. When I click on ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo y510p?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu (64bit) onto my Lenovo y510p. I partitioned 150GB of space, created a UEFI boot device with my flash drive, and was able to load into a live version of Ubuntu. My ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu next to my Windows 8.1 OS

So i tried to install Ubuntu on my HP Envy 17 following the steps showed on this link: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html the problem i got is: the ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu 14.04?

Does anyone know how to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows Server 2012? I already installed Server 2012 and left a free partition to install Ubuntu. When you boot the Ubuntu installation you do ...
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Dual Boot EFI Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu

Grub 2 works fine with the Ubuntu entry, but I'm missing the Windows 8 entry. Windows 8 is on /dev/sdb with 2 partitions (sdb1, sdb2), Ubuntu is on /dev/sda. http://paste.ubuntu.com/9442112/ Any ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS On Other HDD

Please Help Me Hello and Good Evening, 1st... I had a Computer With 80 GB SATA HDD. So I recently Upgrade to ubuntu 14.4LTS. But Somehow My PC is Going to be Shutdown. 2nd I bought a New Computer ...
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Attempted Dual Boot leads to BSOD

going to start off as most people do "im pretty new to linux & generally dont mess around with these things". Background: So i own a hp pavilion dv6 (windows 7) and set off on a mission to dual ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my mac and I ...
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Remove ubuntu 14.04 from dual boot, resize partitions and reinstall

When I first installed ubuntu I remove enough space from my windows partition for both ubuntu and a shared storage partition. The way that the partitions are set up, I believe my only option to make ...
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Dual-boot Install 14.04.1 in EFI mode on iMac 13,2 with Fusion Drive

I want to learn whether or not I will be able to install ubuntu on the subject system. I installed rEFInd successfully (as reported in the terminal) but it does not work. Through lots of reading it ...
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After Windows 8.1 update, I can't boot into ubuntu

Whenever I start my computer, it boots directly to Windows 8.1 without giving me an option to boot into ubuntu. Grub was working fine, but after a minor update to Windows, now it doesn't even show up ...
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fakeRaid 5 with dual boot

I am wanting to use my MoBo raid to set up raid 5. I am going to have win 7 and win 10 also installed. The OS's will be on a different non raid hard drive. The raid 5 will just be for data storage. ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside window 8.1 [duplicate]

I have hp laptop with 500 GB Hard. I want to User both window 8.1 and Ubuntu For Development. I want that i use 300 GB of my hard for Window 8.1 and the rest for Ubuntu. I have installed window 8.1 ...
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Win7 won't resume from sleep/hibernation

I read many posts about this problem, but most of them consider the user a linux expert who knows what he's talking about :/ I would really appreciate it if someone can solve this problem for a ...
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Windows disappeared after installing Ubuntu encrypted

My problem is I lost Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04, because I reinstalled Ubuntu using encryption. From the beginning: 1) When I bought this laptop Windows 8 was already installed. 2) I ...
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How to install windows 8.1 , when I have a windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 running side by side?

Here is this , I use ubuntu and love ubuntu. So when I bought a DELL PC with pre-installed windows 8, in which I couldn't install ubuntu in every possible way I tried, I deleted the genuine windows ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook (Dualboot) [duplicate]

I am using Mac-book. But I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot. Give some guidance so that I can install Ubuntu on my Mac book.
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Dual boot Xubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on dynamic disk?

Is it possible to install Xubuntu to a partition on a dynamic disk, dual-booting with Windows 8.1? I've read that it was impossible to install Xubuntu to a dynamic disk, but has that changed with the ...
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Why BIOS-booted Ubuntu detects Win7 while EFI-booted doesn't?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a computer (not mine) which already had Windows 7 installed. When I tried to boot the Live USB in UEFI mode, the installer as well as os-prober both ...
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Unallocated space as unused space

I am using Windows 7 with a total of 500 GB hard drive space(distributed equally in the three drives ie. C drive, D drive and E drive and a 100MB system drive). I have nearly 150 GB unallocated space ...
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Dual boot Windows will not load after installing wireless driver

On a new machine, I partitioned the hard drive equally, and installed Windows 8.1 on one partition, and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other. Both OS's booted successfully from grub. Now, my wireless adapter is ...
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in dual boot not able boot into windows

i have a dual OS (windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04) when i switch on my comp it directly boots into ubuntu, the OS selection menu is shown but it only shows ubuntu.How to boot into windows 7?
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Dual boot fails when modifying BIOS

I have a Toshiba Satellite p50 with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the UEFI dual-boot worked fine for some time. However, I realized that every time I make any change in the ...
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Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on another partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a system that is not solely mine so I want to install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows system. I already tried to "Alatnen" [unclear to the editor] but I erased ...
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Failed Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14 - No operating system found

Please help, my situation is as below: I decided to give a try to dual boot windows 8.1 (Preinstalled with VAIO S on RAID0 (Intel RST)) and Ubuntu 14. However, all my boot entry on efi boot (left ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 Over windows 8.1 i'm unable to boot from my DVD Drive

Fun story, i had Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 both installed on my pc. When attempting to re install it detected Ubuntu and said if i wanted to replace that i was like ooh nice, now i don't have to change ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot [duplicate]

I want to ask if it is possible to install Windows 8.1 on a Ubuntu machine making it dual boot ? If yes, please also tell the procedure. If no, please tell any workaround for installing latest high ...
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ubuntu removes my recovery partion hp notebook

my laptop model is hp-15 R004NE it has windows 8 pre installed .few days ago i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it and for some problem while intaling my laptop turned off and installation remain un ...
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How to add Windows 7 to an encrypted Ubuntu installation

I'm trying to partition my hard drive on Ubuntu 14.04 - I installed the OS about a week ago and wanted to go ahead and get a dual boot OS of Windows 7. I was looking to partition the hard drive but ...
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Win8.1 and ubuntu dual boot - make windows the defualt

I just got my new computer with win8.1 and I installed the 14.04.01 LTS ubuntu as dual boot. I work on ubuntu but I prefer that the windows will be the default operation system. How can I do that? I ...
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unable to boot win7 after installing ubuntu

hello i am new to Ubuntu and Linux too, Recently i replaced Ubuntu with win7 after that when i tried to install win back for using both OS i got a problem. its not installing win7 or other versions of ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0 problem

I have windows 8.1 pre-installed.Then I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 Firstly in grub,windows 8 was not shown.Then I have updated GRUB and it shows the windows 8 but whenever I try to launch it.It gives ...
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unable to boot ubuntu grub menu appears [duplicate]

12.04 LTS with Windows 7 dual booted. I installed Ubuntu from windows 7 via WUBI so that I can dual boot both. When I try to boot Ubuntu the grub menu appears and I am not able to boot Ubuntu I ...
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Dual-boot, linux doesn't see windows

i bought a new computer and I would like to install Ubuntu (or Mint) next to Windows 7 (64-bits). But I have a problem. In BIOS i have Legacy boot, not UEFI (but this option is available). When I try ...