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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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Dualbooting HP8570w with ssd cache

I have a question regarding dualbooting my HP 8570w with a ssd-cache. I want to dualboot this laptop, but I don't want to lose the ssd-cache functionality for my windows (I prefer it working for both ...
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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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Error while resizing partition before installation of Ubuntu. How can I get my data back?

It was a ~22 GBytes first windows partition (with loader). I wanted to split it on 2: 13 GB and 9 GB. In the middle of process was an error with something similar to "unable to write data on media (on ...
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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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Windows 8.1 keeps changing my boot order in favor of Windows

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a partition of an external disk drive connected to my HP 400-224 PC. The Ubuntu boot partition is sdb. EFI mode is enabled for both Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. Secure ...
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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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Installing linux OS problem

I am having a problem about instilling Linux side by side with widows 7. I downloaded the ISO for desktop launched it and now I am at the try before install part when you already boot the dvd. I start ...
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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 ...
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HDD and USB drives refuses to boot, just sends me to Grub-Rescue

I have 2 Hard drives installed in my computer. On one hard drive, I had Ubuntu 14.04 and the other was a Windows 7 HDD. Today I had to delete the Ubuntu HDD. I did this from my Win7 Partition ...
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I need advice on partition sizing/placement, please

I have installed 14.04 lts in a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. HD size is 500 GB. Before installing Ubuntu I used gparted to get approximately a 250 GB partition for the Ubuntu installation. ...
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ubuntu dual boot does not boot windows anymore

Problem: i can't boot both Ubuntu and Windows. Description: I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit and Windows 7 64bit on my Lenovo Y500 with UEFI Legacy Support mode enabled and did update-grub ...
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Installing grub2 in efi-mode in usb flash drive

I've two different OS, which one is ubuntu. I'm using a PC, NOT a Mac. I use Chimera bootloader that don't find Ubuntu. So, i'd like to install grub 2 in EFI-mode on flash-drive USB. In this way, i ...
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ubuntu dual boot Instalation instructions

I am installing Ubuntu to a dual boot system I have 2 Hard drives one has two partitions the other has one. I want to install Ubuntu to one hard drive. When I get to the partition screen and check ...
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Notebook with dual-boot [Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04] fails to boot into either of them

I own a Dell Inspiron 14 with Windows 7. These days,I format my notebook and install Ubuntu 12.04 and remove Windows. The system works without any problem. Due to my University, I had to reinstall ...
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Is it possible to shrink/enlarge/edit Ubuntu partition/filesystem on a Nexus4 dual boot system?

I have just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 device, using this procedure, in dual boot mode (Android 4.4.2 + U.Touch). Then I was trying to install some packages (prerequisites for another ...
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How to Definitely remove OSX after successful Dualboot

I've been running OSX 10.6.8 and Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 on my Macbookpro 5'5 for a couple of weeks now.I barely do anything on OSX anymore so I see no reason to keep using disk space for it. So now I ...
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Can't display menu bar, failed to install some packages

The first problem is occurred when I try to connect to my TV via HDMI on Mirror Display mode, while the system is upgrading from 12.04 64bits to 12.10, windows are not displaying completely, menu bar ...
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files are hiding automatically in between Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8

I have installed both windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, in separate drives. i am using 2 other drives commonly between 2 OS to store the data. if i copy or use those files with Ubuntu,later if i tried to ...
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How to prevent my Windows on the other HDD from being added to the boot menu when doing update-grub?

It seems that when sometimes I do apt-get upgrade, update-grub is automatically invoked. My problem is that I have two HDDs on my laptop/PC. Ubuntu, as well as a 64-bit Windows 8.1, is installed on ...
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Dual-Boot Installation Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 64 bit

So I've been spending tons of hours on this issue, nothing has been able to give me an exact result and I don't have a ton more time to spend on this issue. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 64gb SSD and ...