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Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside with Windows 8.1 but the system boot directly to Windows once I logged into Windows and restart

I was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my Windows 8.1 pre-installed PC. I was able to have the dual boot of the system. GRUB menu works fine, i.e. it shows both Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, and the ...
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How to get into GRUB on Presario CQ43 hp laptop to change root password without cd drive?

My laptop model: hp compaq Presario CQ43. Operating system: win7 Dual boot: windows, Ubuntu.. Trying to get into Grub menu by pressing shift key with hold immediately after powering on laptop. Unable ...
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Replacing an Ubuntu installation also removed Windows [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 over an Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 installation, and during the process selected to remove the previous (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04) installation from the setup. Before the ...
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Adding another partition to 14.04 - what mount-point/settings needed?

Firstly sorry if this is a bit too detailed for this kind of question but I fear not telling you enough to be able to help me! So, I have a duel boot (UEFI) laptop which had Win7 on it which I ...
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Cannot find Windows 7 in GRUB anymore

I'm not able to find Windows 7 in the GRUB anymore. Tried GRUB reinstall, boot repair etc. More details are available in below URL created by boot repair tool. http://paste.ubuntu.com/8037517/ ...
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Problem boot from secondary disk (dual os instalation)

i have an asus notebook with two hard drive (ssd and hdd). The first one with windows 8, and the second with my documents. Yesterday, i install ubuntu int he second disk (creating all the 4 partitions ...
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Partitioning and installing Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 12.04

My Dell laptop came with Ubuntu 12.04, with a single, ext4, 455Gb filesystem. I would like to install Windows 8.1 on it allowing me to dual boot, but I am not sure what to use to create the partition ...
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Ubuntu “Wubildr.mbr is missing or contains errors.”

I want to get Ubuntu on my laptop (HP Pavilion) but every time I try to install it using Wubi, I get this error: Wubildr is missing or contains errors. What could be the problem? I had Ubuntu on ...
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Burg install error

Im trying to install Burg bootloader. OS is Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows (unable to access through Grub since the Ubuntu update) When I run the Grub Customizer I get the following error: burg-mkconfig ...
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Installing Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu UEFI Mode [duplicate]

I've explored the internet looking for a simple way to match my needs, but couldn't actually find something that fitted. I have a portable computer, a Asus N750JV with UEFI and I recall using GPT. I ...
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Chromebook Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity dual boot

I currently use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity as my primary desktop OS. And recently, I have acquired an HP Chromebook 11 (ARM), and I which to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it because of a few software ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot issues

I am having issues with dual booting of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8. My Lenovo U400 came with Windows 7 pre-installed. Last spring, I cloned the HDD on an SSD, upgraded to 8.1 and kept the other drive ...
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Grub rescue. How to fix it?

It all started when I couldn't load the grub menu to pick whether I wanted to go to Windows or Ubuntu. I have been trying to fix it and found out about boot repair. The boot repair application told ...
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Hard drive recovery after partitions wiped

I had Ubuntu 13, 32 bit installed along side Windows 8, and was dual booting them from my Dell Inspiron laptop. I then used a USB with 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and used it to update my old Ubuntu. ...
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Windows 7 Drive Not Showing in BIOS Boot Menue after Ubuntu Install

I've looked through many problem solving techniques for similar problems, but with my set-up it appears none of them are quite relevant. My computer is a HP Envy Phoenix with 3 drives installed: ...
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Boot-repair (Or ubuntu grub) somehow stopped bios setup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 since it launched. All of functioning of bios and grub where running properly. One day I used boot-repair for some reason. After few days I noticed that Bios set-up doesn’t ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after dual boot install

I have a HP 8570w with Windows 7 and today I installed Ubuntu (14.04) next to it by usb, after creating the right partition and such. My problem is that when the pc boots it automatically starts up ...
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I can no longer access my computer (UBUNTU 14.04

I have a system that dual boots ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1. i hadn't used windows in a long while but yesterday, i booted into windows 8 to use Odin, i had paragon extFS installed a while ago, and ...
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Unable to mount and boot windows 7 [closed]

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint 16, and get this error when attempting to mount my Windows partition: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/bugsy/Windows: Command-line mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Grub Rescue No Windows Repair Disk Plz Help [duplicate]

I Thought that deleting the partition with Ubuntu on it, it would uninstall it I know now that it doesn't. But now I cant open windows because all I get when I boot is the grub rescue screen I don't ...
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Convert Sony Vaio F Series to Ubuntu? Or dual boot?

I have a Vaio, model number VPCF234FD, and I'd really love to dual boot it. But I've seen that many people have trouble dual-booting their Vaios. Does anyone have experience with an F Series Vaio? ...
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Gparted not resizing partitions & I'm unable to access Ubuntu 14.04 install

I'm trying to resize my partitions, to increase the area for my install of Ubuntu 14.04. I'd like to regain use of that partition, which I was unable to get back into after doing a fresh install of ...
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Boot-repair in Win8.1/Ubuntu not working (Load windows with no GRUB)

I just installed Ubuntu as secondary OS. I can chose Ubuntu from the restart (shift key pressed) on Windows and boot to Ubuntu, but if I choose just restart the GRUB doesn't appear. I did the ...
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Dual boot problems after routine upgrade (all the usual solutions tried and failed)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7. GRUB dual boot worked perfectly until I ran apt-get update. Since the update it does not. GRUB defaults to the mem test When I run customize-grub, the first ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze i/o error

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have been getting periodic system hangups and freezes. When I press F1 it will display i/o errors and sometimes display "Failed Command: Read FPDMA Queued." What ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and then ubuntu 12.04 on separate partitions of the same drive. When I try to boot, Grub only sees "Ubuntu" and boots to 14.04. I have verified that the partition was ...
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Black screen after resuming from suspend on dual boot 14.04/OSX 10.9.4

I am yet to successfully resume from suspend since installing ubuntu - this is the case when selecting suspend from the menu or when closing the lid. The backlit keyboard does start but the screen is ...
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Invalid entry length (0). DMI table is broken! Stop. displayed when enquiring about system-product-name in the terminal.

When I type this command: sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name in my terminal on a dual boot system with Mac 0SX 10.9.4 and Ubuntu 14.04. I get the following output: MacBookPro11,1 Invalid ...
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Elementary os BIOS entry still there, after installing and deleting eOS Fraya beta

Ok, so I wanted to test elementary os Freya beta for a couple of days. Since I have SSD, I wanted to test it on it, not a live USB(slower). So I resized my Ubuntu partition, created a new one, and ...
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Triple-boot Ubuntu Question

I am a new user to Ubuntu and Linux overall, and wanted to install Ubuntu on my older pc. But I wanted to ask how to do it since I have a specific partition setup on it. So as of now, I have dual-boot ...
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windows 8.1 not available in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have win7, win8.1 and Ubuntu installed, each one in a separate partition (win 8.1 is in a separate hard drive). windows 7 and Ubuntu are booted in Grub but not win8. before installing Ubuntu, secure ...
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Ubuntu boots to purple/black screen using rEFInd and live USB stick

I followed the instructions http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ to add dual boot capabilities to my MacBook Pro (Mavericks 10.9.4) I used the the 64bit (not ...
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Switching between Ubuntu and Windows does not work. Windows won't mound and I am stuck in Ubuntu. I have an Asus UEFI BIOS. Help [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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How Can I recover my lost windows partition?

I was trying to do a dual boot on my HP envy 15j machine and when installing ubuntu I accidentally replaced windows with ubuntu. How can I get my windows partition back? I bought my computer online ...
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Can't swich between Ubuntu and Microsoft and am stuck in Ubuntu. Please help! [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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Win 8.1 + Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a sony vaio laptop, bought around june 2012 with Windows 7 pre-installed. My BIOS is a InsydeH20 rev 3.7. I'm using Ubuntu alone for a long time now, I would like to install a dual-boot with ...
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How to get the updates after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having a bit of a problem, before I install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop as dual boot, I thought of trying it before I jump into any unknown waters.. My problem is that I'm not able to install the ...
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Boot repair - no luck

I was trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8.1 UEFI in my new Acer laptop. The installation of Ubuntu was finished successfully. But when I rebooted (with secure boot ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

I have installed windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu on my laptop .. so Ubuntu disappeared from boot menu ... I used EasyBCD and added a new entry .. But still doesn't work .. when I restart my ...
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Ubuntu boot menu disappeared after Fedora 20 update [closed]

There is Bootloader has not verified loaded image. System is compromised. Halting. message instead of boot menu with ubuntu. Does anyone know please how to bring back Ubuntu to boot menu ? Details ...
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Installing Windows after Ubuntu

I have a new laptop(it has no cd drive) with Ubuntu installed and would like to have Windows installed now as dual boot. I would like to know whether it is possible to do the same. Or do I have to ...
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Computer doesn't recognize hard drive for booting windows 8

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my computer today to dual boot with Windows 8.1. I created a 10 gigabyte partition for Ubuntu and then tried to install it. During the installation process, I ...
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Installing grub boot on Uefi 64 bit HP LAPTOP

Could I clarify an installation choice. I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 to an existing W8 installation with 'secure boot' disabled as I could not get the Uefi to pick up the live Dvd. There is an ...
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Deleted my previous linux partition and now getting stuck at grub boot prompt when i boot from usb/ use “ubuntu” option in bios/EFI boot menu

Let me tell you the full story. I had installed ubuntu and used it. Recently i wanted to use windows only (Windows 8.1) So, i deleted the linux partitions from the diskmgmt.msc in windows.I also used ...
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Updated. Triple-BOOT: Windows 7/8 and Ubuntu (7/8 already installed)

Scroll down and read my update please I have Windows 7 and 8.1 installed and i want to install ubuntu. My windows 7 is 32bit, windows 8.1 is 64bit(my printer driver is not released on 64bit, but my ...
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Ubuntu installation alongside windows 7

What happens if I select the option Install Ubuntu alongside Windows7 during Ubuntu installation and in which drive Ubuntu will be installed? I have five partitions including C drive and System ...
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Ubuntu crashes and BIOS resets to default (Overclok issue?)

since I recently had more contact with Linux in general I wanted to try it out on my home computer too, so I switched from Win7 to Win8/Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and SteamOS (based on Debian) ...
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Installing Ubuntu my HDD show 500GB withou partition [duplicate]

hi i want to install ubuntu on my pc. I've made a few partitions on my HDD but when I installed my ubuntu partition is not shown. but shows 500GB. can anyone help me?. oh and I've tried to change the ...
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Grub Rescue When USB Stick Not Inserted

Okay, I did something really sly, thinking I knew all the ins and outs. I got a great school laptop with Windows 7 Pro on it. Didn't like it. So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit onto an 8GB flash ...
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Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? Also; What is a swap area? Where can I find someone who can help me with installation?