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Kubuntu freezing on startup logo

I chose recovery option in Grub and it gets far enough that I can drop down to terminal and move around. I can't get the desktop to load no matter what I do. I've tried to edit xorg.config and it ...
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Windows 7 blue screens but Ubuntu 14.04 still boots [on hold]

I have been running a dual boot Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron N5040 for months. The Windows 7 configured some updates yesterday after which chkdsk reported a lot of filesystem corruption. ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 Ubuntu Trusty Ubuntu wont load?

Newbie sorry. Have been running and installed 14.04lts alonside win8.1 and been working well for months. After trying to update I tried to make more room. as system requested. Now stuck a purple ...
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thinking to Dual boot a pc with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 which OS to install first for easy installation of the second [duplicate]

Which OS to install first so that I can install the second one without a lot of mess. i have heard that installing windows 10 first makes installation of ubuntu not so easy.
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installed unbuntu 14.04 on another drive but doesn't appear in boot menu [duplicate]

I installed Unbuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 15 on a dedicated drive. It got installed successfully but after restart it doesn't appear on the boot menu with Windows 7. Please let me know if I did ...
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How to repair Ubuntu GRUB bootloader from within Windows WITHOUT a live CD

I've been running Ubuntu 15.04 and wanted to install Windows 7 for dual boot, and it of course deleted the GRUB bootloader upon install. However, every time I try to use a live CD or USB to repair ...
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install Ubuntu server from internal HDD

I am using an old laptop from a business. The DVD drive wont open and no matter what I do in win7, I cannot get USB ports to work. Ethernet and wifi are fine. I want to set this laptop up as an ...
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Install Ubuntu Linux Desktop 15.x on Pre-installed Windows 8.1 laptop and have dual boot [duplicate]

I looked at various questions all over the internet. Infact i did the same almost 6 months back on my HP Desktop but i did so much hit and trial that i have forgotten what to do this time? Do i need ...
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After Installation in Dual Boot (UEFI), SSD Partitions Management

I installed ubuntu in dual-boot in a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1 (uefi) with 500gb HDD and 32gb SSD. During and after installation everything went Ok, but as recommended, I leaved the SSD ...
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Deleting Ubuntu's Partition and stay with Peppermint

I have Peppermint 6 installed on my old laptop and it works great! However, I wanted to try out Ubuntu LTS on it, and it didn't go very well. The animations were very slow and apps took a long time to ...
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Unable to mount drive with NTFS partitions anymore

I have gone through the the other questions about mounting NTFS partitioned drives, but I have found my issues to be of a different nature. I was very happy using this SATA drive with a PCI card in ...
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Booting Ubuntu 15.04 in WIndows 8.1 (Pre Installed) [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1. I made a live usb stick using UnetBootin, I put the usb stick and and restarted my 8.1 PC . I pressed F1, no boot menu appeared. Neither ...
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Want to test Ubuntu Hard Drive from a Windows 7

I'm just an intern trying to do my best job here, and the company I work with asked me to do the following: Send data from a Windows 7 PC to one using Ubuntu via an ethernet cable. So I learned about ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) due to partition failure

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with a 128 gig SSD. There is a 70 gig win7 partition and the rest of the space is unallocated, as I shrunk the win7 partition in ...
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Can we run Linux (Ubuntu 14) from external drive that has more than one partition, and one of them has no OS?

I can't run the Linux 14 from my external disc. I partitioned the disc using Disk Utility in my Mac. I then installed it with another computer that is not a Mac that is 5-10 years old. I inserted the ...
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Problems booting windows8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS‏

I am having issues booting windows8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my computer. Below is the error message: /EndEntire file path: /ACPI(a0341d0, ...
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after dual boot install, won't boot Ubuntu

I have a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1. I installed the Ubuntu 15.4 from a USB and also ran EasyBCD, following these instructions: https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/dual-boot/linux/ubuntu/ I now ...
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Converting one partition from MBR to GPT to install windows without losing linux

I used to have dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I decided to delete Windows partition because things weren't working right on Windows, but now I want to install them again. I now have 230 ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu/Windows

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and windows 8.1 installed on my laptop. After an Ubuntu update, I'm having problems with audio. The speaker and headphones play at the same time on Ubuntu. Only the ...
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How to setup linux on drive d without removing windows on drive c and other drives

I am a starter in Linux. I was having a windows laptop with the hard drive split into 5 drives. Drive C Windows 8.1, Drive D and G empty. Other drives has important data. I want install Linux on ...
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Installed SSD and want to boot existing Ubuntu off of original Hard Disk

I just installed a new SSD into my laptop and had some questions on how to boot into Ubuntu. Before I installed my SSD, I had a single HDD with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed on it. When I ...
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Cannot install linux dual boot with Windows 8

Every time I try to install from usb and it does not give me the option of Installation Type, it goes straight to the installation setup with no partition to choose from and crashes when I do anything ...
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I want to charge an iPod while in Suspend

Sony Vaio VGN-FW250j Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 dual boot Win 7 / Ubuntu 15.04 I am able to suspend and hibernate this laptop in both OSes. Ubuntu will not allow me to use the USB ports to charge my ...
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Booting off of a usb

I Have Recently Dual-Booted a asus x401a netbook with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Every time I want to boot into Ubuntu, I have to boot off of US to access the Grub boot menu, But once booted I can ...
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I dual-booted Ubuntu and Windows, and now I want to switch to another distro

Alright, so the other day I installed Ubuntu GNOME alongside Windows 8. Now I've decided that the latest version is just too buggy, and I want to switch to stock Ubuntu. Instead of just installing ...
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How to update Windows 7 to 10 without affecting GRUB and Ubuntu installation?

I have 2 systems on my computer: Ubuntu and Windows 7. GRUB was configured automatically during Ubuntu installation. Microsoft now offers free update to Windows 10. I'd like to do it but is it ...
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How do I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I have recently become a fan on Ubuntu and I wanted to get it on my old computer. I downloaded the 32 bit software and I have burned it to a usb stick in fat32. While on the installation bit of Ubuntu ...
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Grub Error - ^Y: comand not found

I was trying to change default boot option for my laptop(ubuntu and Windows). I can not update the grub which is the last step. When enter the command "sudo update-grub" i get this error "Searching ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 after installing ubuntu

I installed ubuntu on a seperate partition I made in windows disk management. When starting my pc, windows 7 loads automatically and after reading forums I ran boot-repair in terminal loaded from the ...
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How to install ubuntu and windows on a non-bootable drive

I recently purchased a PCIe ssd that unfortunately isn't showing up as bootable because it seems my motherboard doesn't support NVMe. What I would like to do is leave my bootloader on a SATA hard ...
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How to edit /boot/efi

I have installed rEFInd, and it works well enough, but I am trying to add a theme. To do so, I need access to the /boot/efi/ folder. When I try to access it, I get the following error: ...
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Installing Ubuntu dual boot with pre-installed windows 8.1

i have an HP envy DV6 laptop, with UEFI, 1 terabyte (GPT),with pre-installed windows 8.1. i am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 (64) ,i have tried 15 also with USB. when i start installing i find that ...
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mac air (late 2014) install have issues after installation is completed??? help?

I have installed the ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop version on my mac as a duel boot everything goes well until i have to restart and take the installtion media ( boot-able usb ) out of the computer. i make ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Black screen after interrupting MemTest x86

i have installed ubuntu 14.04 after installing windows 7 (dual boot) a years ago and i have been working on both OS without problems now when i boot to ubuntu i choose from the menu memtest x86 (i ...
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error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found

My dual boot Ubuntu/Windows installation on a Samsung Series 7 laptop is suddenly broken, I do not know why. I have not made an update, and the laptop was not even connected to the internet when it ...
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Repair Windows Boot Loader after installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on MacBookPro11,5 (Retina) with Mac OS X Yosemite following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy The thing is that I already have Windows ...
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Linux ubuntu can load grub after deleting windows 8.1 dual boot see reults.txt below

Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda. sda8: ...
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Ubuntu UEFI Dual-Boot without boot repair

I have an HP Pavilion with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I managed to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 successfully. Then, I replaced the Windows Boot Loader with the grub loader as default by entering this ...
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Dual boot windows 7 and xUbuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Hi I have Samsung mini laptop n100sp with 2 GB of ram and 300 GB HDD. Can anyone help me to set up a dual boot windows 7 and xUbuntu 12.04?
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how to dual boot windows 7 and xubuntu 12.04 lts

I have been wondering if I can boot windows 7 and xubuntu 12.04 LTS I have Samsung mini laptop n100s With 2 GB of ram and 300 GB HDD Can anyome help me. Thanks
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How do I get Ubuntu to boot?

Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Ubuntu installed but reported it could not install bootloader. I chose the 'continue without bootloader' option. Then manually install bootloader via ...
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How Can I Set Up a Dual Boot with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 on Two SSDs in RAID0

So I am a complete novice when it comes to all things Linux/Ubuntu, but I have been trying to remedy that by making it so that my computer can boot either Ubuntu 15.04 or Windows 8.1, which came ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 installation problem (Installation CD + UEFI mode)

I have Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo G500 laptop and I want to install Lubuntu allongside (dual boot). Windows boot in UEFI. My problem is that after booting from the CD and choosing any of the options ...
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Ubuntu is always crashing

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with Windows 8.1 but it's always hanging and I can't finish any work. :(. These are the typical things I'm doing with my Ubuntu. Coding using PHPStorm Debugging ...
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legacy boot in case of lost uefi ubuntu

I have windows and ubuntu installed in uefi mode. But, if I loose my bios config or reset settings to default, I loose ubuntu's boot. And when it's happens, I just can boot windows. I think there is ...
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How to install ubuntu along with pre-installed window 7 home premium (UEFI) in sony vaio sve14a15fn

I really tried alot to install ubuntu alongside with my preinstalled window 7. also, read many articles posted on internet regarding dual window installation. But nothing is working for me. So, I need ...
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Kernel Panic when attempting to boot Ubuntu 15.04 CD on older computer

I have an older machine that I would like to install Ubuntu to. When the computer sees the CD and attempts to boot from it, the Ubuntu colour will appear and the accessibility and keyboard icons will ...
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Ive Install Ubuntu Along Side with win7 but ubuntu wont boot!

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on an Asus x401A notebook along side of windows7 but when It prompts You to restart it boots back to windows and no option to boot into Ubuntu. I'm about ready to BOOT my ...
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TRIMming shared partition in dual-boot on SSD

In a couple of days, I'm going to buy a new notebook (Asus N551, should it matter), tending to replace the HDD with a Samsung EVO 500GB SSD. I'll set it up in a dual-boot configuration of Windows ...
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Will upgrading my Windows 7 partition to Windows 10 affect GRUB? [duplicate]

On my laptop, I had Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. A year or so ago, I dual-booted it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I now want to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 (it's free, so why not?) when it's ...