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How to fix “smpboot: Booting Node 0, processors #1” - will coreboot or UEFI help?

I am running a dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 13.10 on a HP dv7t-4100 PC, with grub2 reinstalled through boot-repair in Linux. Occasionally I cannot boot into Linux - and even have trouble in Windows. ...
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How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?

I have a Windows 8 Machine, I understand that installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 is not supported but I followed this guide to install the Windows 7 Bootloader. I can successfully boot into Windows 8 ...
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lost data on ntfs drives after booting into Windows 8.1

I have successfully installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 with Intel Smart Response Technology on. The problem is that I can not write any thing into any drives which can be accessed by Windows. ...
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Dual boot with windows 8 and heating

I have a laptop, model: HP dv6 6116tx. Its an entertainment laptop. It works with Windows 7 but I upgraded to Windows 8. Now I am willing to use Ubuntu for my final year project as it is easy to do ...
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Cannot get windows 7 to dual boot with ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo y510p with Hybrid Drive

I have a Lenovo y510p laptop that came pre installed with windows 8. After some shenanigans I ended up having to completely wipe everything off of it. So now I have a blank hard drive and a usb disk ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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What do I need to do to preserve sda2 and sda4 paritions, and format sda3 for Ubuntu and part of it as swap area?

Been figuring out how to replace my windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for three hours now, and I need help. I have reached the point where I need to select a partition where to install ubuntu. I have ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after updating from Windows 8 to 8.1

I was having Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 (dual-boot) on my laptop. Recently I updated Windows 8 to 8.1. From then on when starting the system I cannot see the grub (directly boots into windows). I ...
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problem installing and dual booting ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 8 on dell inspiron 3537

I recently bought a windows 8 pre-installed dell laptop. I created a boot-able USB using LiLi bootable USB creator with 13.04 iso file for 64-bit (amd64) downloaded from ubuntu official site and ...
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No operating system found - Windows 8 retail install

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside my current Windows 8 installation. I have already deactivated Fast Startup and have confirmed that my laptop does not support UEFI. I can successfully ...
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Boot loop on windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502x running windows 8.1 on the onboard HDD. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my external hard drive, with grub boot menu.However when I try to boot into windows 8.1, it goes into ...
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Dual booting latest ubuntu and Vista - 3 problems

as the title suggests I am looking for a way to dual boot the latest release of ubuntu (but i can be flexible enough to downgrade due to resource insufficiency, maybe a suggestion as to a compatible ...
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Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 Installation as dual boot on ProBook 4430s

I have Windows 7 already installed, and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside it. During installation I faced the following problems: The option of Install Ubuntu alongside Windows was not ...
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ubuntu missing in boot menu

I had installed Windows 7 ultimate on my hard disk.then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using WUBI. Everything worked fine suddenly Ubuntu disappeared from boot menu, only Windows 7 is visible in boot ...
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no bootable devices | Win8 UEFI + Ubuntu | after boot-repair “winEFI detected, do you …”

I have a Dell Precision M6700 with Win8 preinstalled. Wanted to install Ubuntu. I am not an expert on grub/boot/UEFI stuff, so followed advice on different forums. Did the following: unchecked ...
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update-grub doesn't help boot new kernels on external drive

I asked a question in ubuntu forum which has not been solved yet: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2200335&page=2 To recap briefly, I have an external drive that I boot from different ...
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Cannot start ubuntu

I just finish installing Ubuntu on my windows 7 computer. When I restart my computer, it does not give me the option to boot up Ubuntu, it automatically start windows7. What should I do to start ...
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Dual boot / Win 8 and Ubuntu 13.10/Where to put the grub

can anyone help me with getting this to work ? I have two physical SSD drives(Samsung and Kingston) - on the Samsung one I have Windows 8 installed , Kingston is free and formatted and It's ...
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Ubuntu start up problem

I have a relatively fresh install of Saucy Salamander, however I'm experiencing quite some difficulty when starting up my computer. My computer seems to crash / freeze more often than not between the ...
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how to point $HOME/.dmrc to new partition preserving 644

have mint and windows dual booted however when I attempt to point mint (or ubuntu 13.10 for that matter) to the ntfs common /home I get $HOME/.dmrc ignore error how to fix or is there another ...
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Problem with loading ubuntu 12.04 aftrer reinstalling windows 7

I installed windows 7. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi.exe and after I REinstalled Widows 7 I couldn't load Ubuntu. I downloaded and installed "EasyBCD 2.2" and made new entry with "Type: GRUB 2 ;" ...
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error at startup ubuntu 13.10. expected 32768, found 0

I'm new user of ubuntu and I just installed it using a usb stick. I did a doble-booting with windows 7 and ubuntu but when I start Ubuntu it shows this error: [drm:intel_pipe_config_compare] *ERROR* ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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System very slow except while running Smartmontools selftest

I am quite new to Ubuntu. I have a L430 Lenovo with i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 , 4GB Ram, dual boot with Windows 7. HDD 500 GB TOSHIBA MK5061GSY. Every 10/15 seconds the HDD light turns on for 2-3 ...
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TabletPC: OS selection in GRUB using volume and Windows buttons

I've bought an Acer P3-171 tablet and installed Ubuntu Precise Pangolin alongside with Windows on it. Unfortunately, I only can choose the OS to boot using an external hardware keyboard. I am a ...
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Installing UBUNTU 12.04.3 - fails with bootloader

I have windows XP with 3 partitions (1 500GB disk) - My XP boot partition (Drive C) My personal partition where I do all my stuff A clone partition of my boot partition. I use #3 for XXclone to ...
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How to get dual-boot working properly?

I installed 12.04 via USB (side-by-side windows 8.1) on my new HP 2000 Windows 8 laptop after upgrading to Windows 8.1. Had issues with windows boot loader and grub so I spent yesterday trying to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Windows 7 Home Premium Dual Boot

I have tried to search for the problem but haven't had any luck. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge laptop. I installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 but decided to dual-boot Windows 7 home premium against my ...
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Getting wifi to work on surface pro 2

I followed the instructions in Brandon Clark's answer to a question about dual booting Ubuntu and windows 8 on a surface pro. I got Ubuntu installed fine but ran into a snag getting the wifi to work. ...
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Can I have one OS using Legacy (windows 7) and one os using UEFI (ubuntu)

I want to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu in UEFI and Windows in Legacy if I could avoid the grub menu and just switch BIOS settings when the other OS was needed.
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error code 0xc0000225 after installing dual boot linux

When I try to boot to Windows 8 I get error code 0xc0000225 ever since I installed ubuntu. I was using windows 8 developer preview so I don't have an installation disk disk to do a recovery. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Wifi Internet Access only after Windows boot or ethernet connection

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 installation on a Windows 8.1 machine. After I log into Windows and then into Ubuntu internet access works on wifi. If I restart and log straight into Ubuntu wifi ...
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problems after installation in a windows 8 preinstalled computer

When i am installing ubuntu 13.10 it did not find any operating system in my computer,so i did the installation using something else by creating (ext4 \ for 30gb),(ext4 \boot for 200mb)and(swap area ...
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Change default bootloader to Grub2

I had changed the bootloader to Windows using EasyBCD. I had added Grub2 as one of the boot options via this. Unfortunately, when I tried to boot to Grub2 I got the error "NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr is ...
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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after boot repair

I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop and managed to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting. But then after grub was updated, I had to run boot-repair and now I can't boot into Windows. When the computer ...
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Bootloader issue on dual-boot

First of all I would like to mention that, I'm completely aware of the duplication rule of this forum and this post has been made only after due research on the topic. Problem I dual-booted a ...
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Boot another OS from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 13.10.I had another two Os's installed on my HDD. avinash@avinash-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z500:~$ sudo os-prober /dev/sda1:Windows 8 (loader):Windows:chain /dev/sda8:Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Move bios_grub Partition to Assign Unallocated Space

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside OSX and now I want to assign more space to the Ubuntu partition. I booted from a live CD and used gparted but I encountered the following problem : Between ...
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windows 8 not able to boot along with ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 8. Ubuntu works fine, but when i try to open windows 8 from grub loader the screen turns black and within 3 seconds the same grub loader appears again. How ...
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How can I avoid wrecking Dell recovery partitions when installing Ubuntu?

Newbie here. :-) I've tried reading questions and answers about installing Ubuntu on a SECOND hard drive, and although I haven't done it yet, it looks straight forward and I expect to install Ubuntu ...
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How do I remove unnecessary entries from rEFInd?

I recently replaced Linux mint with Xubuntu. I'm using the rEFInd boot loader installed from Windows 8. The problem is that after I removed Mint, I can still view an entry in rEFInd with Mint's icon ...
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setting up firebird to work with a windows app in wine

I have a windows app that I need to work in linux, I can install it in wine or playonlinx. But everytime I install the windows version of firebird, the windows app doesn't pickup the database or ...
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Windows 8 not showing up in ubiquity for Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to dual-boot a laptop with Win8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. I can get it to boot to the live USB easily, but on the part in ubiquity where you select what to do with existing OS's, it does not ...
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Windows 7 won't boot? Tried Boot Repair (dual-boot)

I downloaded Ubuntu and installed it so that my computer was dual boot. The first day, Ubuntu and Windows both worked great. Unfortunately, the next day, after messing around on Compiz Config ...
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line 7: can't open /dev/sda no medium found

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 but Ubuntu 13.04 installation hangs on this (I'm using USB) /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sda: No medium found /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sdb: No medium found ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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Dual Boot System: Windows 8 starts up with black screen if started from GRUB

i don't even know if this problem has anything to do with GRUB or Ubuntu. It could be just a hardware problem. my problem started after i installed my new graphics card (Radeon HD7970). Everything ...
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Display won't turn on after trying to use Ubuntu live CD

I have a dual boot desktop running Windows XP and Windows 7 64-bit (each OS on separate hard drives). My graphics card is a EVGA Nvidia GeForce GT 630 (DVI and HDMI). I popped in an Ubuntu 11.10 ...