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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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Adding Windows 7 to GRUB

hd0 - SSD drive with Xubuntu (bootable) hd1 - drive with Windows7 (not listed in GRUB) Boot info here. I have checked solutions provided e.g. here, but it's not working for me. I must have done ...
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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how to remove other linux os and stay with ubuntu only

I have latest ubuntu 15.4. I wanted to try fedora so I installed it afterwards and got dual boot. Now I want to remove fedora and stay with only ubuntu. How do I completely remove fedora and ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 (Older BIOS)

I know this has been asked many many times, because I've probably read through most of these guides and answers but I just keep running into problem after problem. here is what I've done/tried so ...
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How to install ubuntu alongside installed windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu, but i don't know exactly how to do it, since i tried it once and it went really wrong. Now, as i said, i have windows 8.1 installed, and in system ...
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Dual Booted Laptop Win 7 & Ubuntu 14.04; Windows 10; Ubuntu choices?

Have a newer Acer laptop which can accept Windows 10 installation. Laptop currently dual booted with Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 14.04 Is it better to install Windows 10 and then use Boot ...
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Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8.1 [closed]

I bought a Toshiba Satellite specifically to dual boot Linux Mint (v. 14.x). Not thrilled with Win 8 but will keep it for now. I read article in Ubuntu forum about dual book with Win 8. It said that ...
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Brand new to Ubuntu - can't get into recovery mode

After a mistake, I changed my password but can't remember it now. I've found out that you can reset it by going into recovery mode, but I can't seem to get there! I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 running ...
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how to increase ubuntu's performance(overall)

I have a 1Tb hdd(internal in laptop) which I have divided in 750Gb (windows partition) and 100Gb ubuntu partition , my ubuntu OS is quite dull(over all performance including boot and multitasking) ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 can not find Drive [duplicate]

whenever i try to access my drive this appears and i can't access my drive. I am using 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/sharif/EEE: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Install error : Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)

Install error : Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0) This happened when I choose Install Ubuntu. I use FAT32 formatted USB drive to install. My laptop ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04 (different)

I completely formatted my hard drive and installed Windows 7 Home Premium and all drivers for my Toshiba P745-S4320 laptop. Then I shrank volume to make unallocated space with the Windows disk ...
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after installation problem with ubuntu booting

I had completed my dual installation of Ubuntu using wubi with Windows 8.1 using a live USB and it displayed the message to restart and remove the USB but after completion too the boot manager is not ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezes before installation

I just installed Windows 8.1 on one partition and wanted to install Ubuntu 15.04 on another one. I burned the latest Ubuntu ISO and after rebooting my laptop, it started loading (I had the logo and ...
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Ubuntu UEFI boot option disappeared [closed]

Two months ago, I installed 2 OS's on my laptop, Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. (Both UEFI Boot) I installed Ubuntu first and then Windows. Everything works fine. I press F12 and the boot options ...
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Can I triple and quad boot?

I dual booted ubuntu with windows 7. I learned that ubuntu creates 2 partitions, one being storage and the other being SWAP. Here is a picture of my Disk Management. I'm wondering is it safe to ...
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Did I Dual Boot incorrectly?

I dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7. I dual booted by shrinking my drive to 45 GB. This was for ubuntu. After I dual booted, I noticed that there was a small primary partition. I found out that this ...
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Trying to boot back into Ubuntu. Thank you in advance

I am currently running lubuntu on my lenovo yoga but want to switch back to ubuntu which is what I was running before. To switch to lubuntu, I had to use the boot-repair tool which worked like a ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14 and accidently removed Windows 7

I wanted to install Unbuntu 14 alongside Windows 7 today (Windows was already installed). In the install menu i choose the "something else option" and gave Ubuntu 200 gb + 8gb for swap like 56mb for ...
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Three partitions after I dual booted ubuntu?

The first OS I had installed was Windows 7. I then dual booted ubuntu 15.04. After I go back into disk management in Windows 7, there shows 3 different partitions. My main windows 7, ubuntu, and a ...
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Can I take off completely erase Ubuntu and reinstall Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have looked just about everywhere, and I can't find an answer. I absolutely hate Ubuntu. It's messing everything up on my computer. I want to completely take off everything and reinstall windows. ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04 Dual boot

I had to reinstall windows 7 in my computer which was running in a dual boot with Ubuntu. But now it does not appear the grub menu on boot. I tried to fix the problem following the instructions in the ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04, then Ubuntu 15.04 and now lost Windows

My computer only had Windows 7 when I bought it. Because I am an amateur programmer, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (duual boot) For some personal reasons (stupid ones), I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Troubles installing Ubunto on a flash drive

I have a 128GB flash drive that I've been trying to boot Ubuntu onto. I formatted the drive to NTFS and followed these steps. It all works fine, almost. I can boot from the flash drive and it takes me ...
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Grub 2 doesnot show any OS.

I am using Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series that originally came with ubuntu. I changed it to windows completely according to my needs. Today I tried dual booting with Elementary OS Luna. I installed it ...
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No HW detection installing Ubuntu 14.04 from liveUSB

This is my first post, I hope to be correct. I have a laptop which contains a 320 Gb HDD disk and a 32 Gb SSD disk. The SSD is only for accelerate the pc, and is not available to use as a storage ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on two SSD + two HDD

I plan to build a desktop machine with Ubuntu 14.04LTS/Windows 7 Pro dual boot. I want to use 2 SSD drives (250GB x2), one for each operating system. Then I use 2 7200RPM HDD drives (1TB x2) to store ...
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Hello, I am getting error during Ubuntu installation 14.04 alongside with windows 8 64 bit. What is solution for this?

I am facing problem with installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I try to install different versions but every time it gives error. Error in executing command The request is not supported. For ...
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Moving the boot partition

I have the current situation: As you can see there is a 500mb chunck to the left of the boot partition that I would like to recover. The final setup I want is: where I am leaving 22gb left to ...
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Windows 7 installed on ubuntu but system not able to boot windows

I have recently installed windows 7 on ubuntu.. This is how I did it- first I made a ntfs partition for my windows 7 installation, then I made a bootable usb from an iso file of windows 7 , and I ...
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How to make multiboot pendrive or CD with various live linux operating system and windows also? [duplicate]

How to make multi-boot USB for Linux as well as Windows? Note By using Linux only.
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Deleting windows partitions: which one I can safely remove?

I currently have my disk partitioned as shown in the picture. I want to remove all windows related partition (and tidy up the partition table a bit in the process, removing weird 1mb partitions if ...
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boot from grub2 to windows 8 [duplicate]

I duel booted my windows 8 with Ubuntu. Ubuntu started to give many errors so I tried to uninstall it by destroying the partition. The problem is that I cannot return to windows 8 because my computer ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on SD card EFI (Chuwi VI10)

I have bought a Chuwi VI10, very cheap chinese computer dual booting Windows 8.1 and Android. It runs InsydeH2O BIOS. I got rid of the Android stuff and decided I wanted to install Ubuntu on the ...
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Wubi error “cannot download the metalink therefore the ISO”

I like to configure dual boot ubuntu and win7. I'm trying to run wubi.exe ; facing problem error "cannot download the metalink therefore the ISO" Kindl help.
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“Disk is likely to fail soon” [on hold]

After like one month trying to fix my laptop (first was reinstalling Windows 8.1 like few times), I was using Ubuntu as backup (dual boot). Now, as I was trying to install Windows 7 (I really hate ...
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How to make Ubuntu the default boot OS on Chromebook ASUS 300

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Asus 300 chromebook but want to make it the default operating system when it is restarted. From the research I have done a command in crosh after I log into ...
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Recover Ubuntu boot loader after Windows 8.1 installation

I've installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 15. Now there is only one bootable OS and that is Windows 8.1. How can I recover Ubuntu 15 boot loader?
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Windows 8 boot info lost after ubuntu installation

There were some similar questions but I really didn't understand. I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu! I had 4 drives: C: NTFS (For Windows 8) D: EXT4 (For Ubuntu) E: NTFS (Persoanl Storgae) F: NTFS ...
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I can access the files on the D (Data) drive from both Ubuntu and Windows

I installed Ubuntu yesterday. When I just had Windows, I stored some files on the D drive and now that I've installed Ubuntu as well, I can access these files from both operating systems. From what ...
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A new SSD with copied partitions and UEFI dual bootable

I got DELL Inspiron 5521 notebook with 1Tb spinning drive /dev/sda which holds several partitions, Win7 among them on /dev/sda5 and Ubuntu root partition on /dev/sda7. It is dual EFI bootable. Today ...
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Dual boot with windows and user GRUB

I have 3 storage devices. An SSD with windows on it and 2 HDDs. I want to install Ubuntu on one of the HDDs but I want it in a way that when the computer starts up I get the GRUB selection thing. Im ...
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GRUB rescue mode after deleting ubuntu partition

I had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my MSI cx61 2pc 1214xes. I installed Ubuntu a lot of time ago, in dual boot. But this morning I wanted to remove it in order to have more free space. So I deleted the ...
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Reduce the win7 partition?

I'm absolute beginner in the Ubuntu universe (but I like it!). I installed Ubuntu a week ago in a Hp laptop with win7. I have a little (tiny) knowledge about programming, but the technic-languages ...
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i can't access my partions [duplicate]

When I´m going to access my partion it showing this error: -Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/murali/murali: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to run already-installed Ubuntu HDD as VM in Windows?

What I have: drive with full install of Windows 8.1 drive with full install of Ubuntu 14.04 a need to run my Ubuntu installation inside Windows The idea is to somehow virtualize my Ubuntu ...
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Graphics issues with live boot USB on Macbook Pro Retina

I am exploring possibly dual booting Ubuntu alongside OSX. However, when I'm in the live USB mode, a lot of the dialogue options are missing and some icons will not open when clicked. Here is a ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition and can't access Windows anymore

I'm a linux newbie and I need some help. I partitioned my HDD and managed to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with my pre-installed Windows 8.1, but when I tried it, it kept crashing and restarting by ...
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How to install 15.04 in not UEFI mode

I've got Windows 8.1 installed in not UEFI mode. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04, the problem is that my usb stick wouldn't boot. The only way I got it to boot my USB stick was turning my BIOS to ...