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Error when I install wubi in windows 7

I have downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 for 32 bit(less than 2 gb ram) and inside iso when i run wubi installer directly showing an error showing in temp file wubi-14.04-rev286 and not ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 in my Toshiba Satellite pro L510

I have burned the iso to a dvd. But while trying to install it is coming till the option of install ubuntu alongside Windows. But after that it is asking me to remove the dvd from the drive and ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
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Can I reinstall Ubuntu from an ext HDD image after loading Win7 onto the formerly Ubuntu laptop, and get a working dual boot system? If so, how

I want to set up a dual-boot Win7 + Ubuntu system on a current Ubuntu Linux DELL laptop The Windows 7 Ultimate disk I have is a DELL reinstall only disk, so it will wipe any existing OS on the ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Win7 /Ubuntu 14.04 on 1 drive; Win XP on 1 drive — Boots into XP

I'm so close to finally having Ubuntu up and running. The first time, I let boot-repair do its thing automatically http://paste.ubuntu.com/7804480/ then couldn't boot into anything. I had a fiddle ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Not Showing Existing partitions

I am having a problem while installing Ubuntu with windows 7 (Both are 64 BIT). My windows 7 is already installed, when I try to install Ubuntu 14.04, it is not showing my partitions, instead it is ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Problems

I have been looking into dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and have been running into issues with Ubuntu's installer not detecting the Windows 7 installation. Here ...
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Ubuntu Server with ubuntu desktop does not have boot record, but it did when it was just basic server

The title says it all. I started by installing "server" with the ubuntu desktop package, and when it finished and rebooted: nothing. It completed full installation, rebooted, and there was no boot ...
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Dual boot. No boot option!

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a live CD and when it was finished it restarted but didn't give me the option to boot Windows... Ubuntu booted automatic. I ran the command: sudo parted /dev/sda/ ...
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Grub Rescue command ls says failed reading section 0x0 from cd0

I had Ubuntu 12.* installed on my system. Then I tried installing Windows8, which failed. After starting my system I am getting Grub Rescue'' I did ls output:(cd0) then ls (cd0) output: failed ...
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Not getting option to install next to windows during installation process

I have Windows 8 installed on a new computer and want Ubuntu 14 installed next to it. I used UNetBootin to make a Ubuntu usb stick and rebooted from that. During the installation process however I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't detect my partitions

I'm running Win7 64-bit and I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I go into the Ubuntu installer, it doesn't display any of my partitions. I would like to mention that this is my second ...
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HP laptop Kubuntu/Win8 dual boot loader not working

I'm very new to Linux and this has been my first real experience with it aside from comp-sci classes. I've installed Lubuntu 14.04 alongside the stock Windows 8. To start, my laptop is an HP 2000 with ...
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error messages upon installation of new ubuntu 14

1) I have a link to ubuntu (for previous version) on the boot menu. However when I click on that link I get a black screen (no writing). My guess is that ubuntu crashed and disappeared, since I can ...
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Massive download speed reduction after fresh 14.04 install on dual boot Mac

After a weekend of pouring through how-to's, I have successfully installed and booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) along side Mac OS X Mountain Lion, on my Macbook Pro. It was a small victory. For the ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows will not load - Loops prepairing to repair windows) Asus ROG G750JW

I have windows 8 on my first drive which is 1 TB and Ubuntu on the secondary drive which is 500 GB. I attempted installing grub2 and updating. (See pictures below to see partitions) I followed this ...
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Burg bootloader Ubuntu 14.04

Hello I'm a relatively new ubuntu user and I'm having some trouble with the burg bootloader. The issue is that when I choose the ubuntu option it works 1/3 of the time without any trouble but ...
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Install Grub on USB drive / Vaio Pro 13

I'm somewhat inexperienced with Linux. I'm having quite a hard time booting Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows on my Vaio Pro 13. I've tried using every method I've found on forums but no matter what, I ...
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Switch between Ubuntu and Windows in every restart to boot

Is it possible with/without edit Ubuntu Grub boot file or any way that select another OS to boot from it in every restart? I mean when I boot from Ubuntu/Windows for first time and I restart ...
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Problems with BURG on Ubuntu 14.04

i have installed Buc, Burg Manager and Burg works fine. When i reboot my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 & Win 7), i get the Burg default display (nearly the same like grub). If i install and change a theme ...
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DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
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After install grub boot loader does not show

I' m having some trouble finalizing my Ubuntu setup. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 7 Acer, K95V and I just can't get to the boot loader. The current situation is that it just boots up ...
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Asus x750j not allowing me to boot Ubuntu

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 multiple times on my Asus X750J laptop. I have already put it on some of my other computers. However, when I attempt to put it on this laptop, it will not work. I ...
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Incorrectly detected fakeraid destroyed data during install

I have attempted to install ubuntu 14.04 on my PC in parallel (dual boot) with windows XP. My PC has 2 SATA disks, one was more-less devoted to the system, second one to data. However, when running ...
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cant boot windows 8 or ubuntu!

I 've recently bought a laptop with windows 8 and can't stand it. Though I need to keep it for some software I use at work.. I was advised to install ubuntu and have it set as dual boot. One ...
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What Ubuntu should I use for headless operation?

I am working on an application that needs to start as soon as the computer powers on but I also need a full Ubuntu distribution for application development and maintenance. The custom X86 computer ...
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Problem cause when install/try ubuntu from USB; got squashfs errors on Dell Inspiron 11

It looks like Squashfs errors were prevalent in the past but I haven't seen much recently. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I turned off fastboot, secure boot, still ...
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Grub 2 wont show window8

I installed Ubuntu 14. 04 on my Lenovo ideapad 580 (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, i3, Windows8 preloaded). I switched from UEFI to legacy mode. Then I had a grub issue and Ubuntu won't load at all. I tried boot ...
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Trouble installing Xubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7

I wiped my disk clean and decided to dual boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 in my laptop. I started by installing Windows 7 and created two 50Gb partitions - one for each SO - and other ~200Gb ...
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Write access to linux ext3 files from windos 7

I've a dual boot system with ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7. I can access my linux files (partition format is ext3) from windows, but I cannot write to them. I've edited the properties of the linux drive ...
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Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem unable to find solution from current answer

hii guys i have recently install ubuntu 14.04 on my vaio after that i have srinked a volume from windows 7 after that i am unable to start my laptop. the error is Grub rescue - error: unknown ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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Operating System not found, win7 dual boot

After installing 14.04 from a liveUSB alongside windows 7 and encountering no problems for about a week, I shut down windows and rebooted only to see the "Operating system not found" message and being ...
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How do I replace Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop?

I understand this is an Ubuntu forum so it might be a little weird to ask how to install over Ubuntu, but I thought this might be a good place to ask. I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 error

So first of all, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 using the windows installer included in the download, but then when I go to restart ...
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USB ports don't work during installation.

I am a new user and I have Windows 7. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, I have done it before with success, but my keyboard, mouse and wifi antenna weren't working. They are all connected in USB ports. ...
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NTFS formatted hard disk's partitions not visible in Windows. Although they are visible in Linux

I have two hard disks. HD1 has two partitions - a NTFS partitions with windows 8.1 and an ext3 with Ubuntu 14.04. HD2 has 4 NTFS partitions. Both of the disks (all partitions) are visible on Ubuntu ...
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How do you repair a non-booting Windows 8.1 installation after updating to Ubuntu 14.04?

I have dual boot set-up with Windows 8.1(original OS) and Ubuntu 14.10. Recently, Windows stopped booting. I am presented with a 'Recovery' screen with the Error Code: 0xc0000225. Windows stopped ...
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Dual boot Win8 with Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu installer says “No other OS found”

I wanted to dual boot Win8 alonside Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I boot from USB stick, the display screen shows that "No other OS found" and hence I cannot install Ubuntu alonside Win8. The only ...
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Ubuntu Blackscreen Post-Installation (nomodeset won't work)

Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, on my second ssd. In order to load the installer I have to run it with "nomodeset" in order to see it, but it seems to install everything properly. I restart ...
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problems to dual boot between ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7

When i click the option to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 my system restarts and the dvd from which i am installing Trusty Tahr is ejected and then everything is to be started from the beginning. ...
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I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but there is not boot option

I have a notebook with win 8 (UEFI) on it so I decided to install ubuntu 14.04. I installed it on NOT UEFI mode I created 2 partitions a swap memory and then an ext4 and installed ubuntu everything ...
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Ubuntu boot from internal HDD fails with “unable to find media containing live file system” message

I have created a DVD containing Ubuntu 14.04 and have successfully run 14.04 from it. I have taken the option to install 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows XP. The installation appeared to go smoothly ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Where did my GRUB go?

I have an Asus Q200E 64-bit laptop. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 (and the older versions earlier) along with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for the last 1½ years. I recently upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. ...
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Investigating RAID-related issue that caused data loss while using LiveUSB

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on one of my hard drives and something went seriously wrong, resulting in 400+ GB of data being lost. Frustrated as I was, I've decided to try to find out what ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu Problem (UEFI)

I just installed new Ubuntu 14.04 in my Laptop. (Lenovo IDEAPAD Y410P). In installation process Ubuntu advice me to create a bios_boot partition. So I made it. Once the ubuntu installed, the grub is ...
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how do i get grub-customizer to change appearance on grub screen?

in Linuxmint 16, installed grub-customizer. changed Font size, colors, put in png picture and looks terrific IN GRUB-CUSOMIZER...but DOES NOT AFFECT the boot up grub screen in any way. still shows up ...
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Why does it say I dont have any os on my system when I try to install ubuntu

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu to my pc which currently has windowns 8.1 installed on it. I hear linux systems are much better and I would like to try them but from what I've managed to ...