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Trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 from USB along Windows 10

I have created the Live USB multiple times in different formats with Rufus, Unetbootin, and Pendrivelinux. I have fiddled with every BIOS setting available to me. When I boot from the USB I get a ...
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How to remove Grub Rescue from my friend's laptop

I have no idea how Linux works, but my friend has dual booted his laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8 and he has formatted his Linux partition (I don't know why) and he gets into Grub Rescue every time ...
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How to add an Ubuntu entry to grub menu? (CentOS dual boot)

I recently tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside CentOs 6.7. I did this without using a live cd or usb by mounting the iso image to a 1.3GB partition (sda3). I was able to add a grub entry and boot ...
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error screen after aborting installation

My PC is Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series. I tried installing Ubuntu 14 LTS alongside Windows boot. It showed sda5 for windows and sda6 for Ubuntu. After starting the installation, the process remained ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 over Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and use it as my primary OS. I would like to dual boot over Ubuntu. Although I have read that it is preferable to do the other way round, still, I need to dual boot ...
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Dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 on Toshiba R732 by using workaround with BCDEdit scheduled task at Windows startup

I have a Japanese Toshiba Dynabook R732 with Windows 8 preinstalled, upgraded to 8.1. I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 from DVD on a new partition with secure boot disabled. After first reboot ...
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Resizing root partition

I am running a Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot and I'm trying to resizing my / as it's running out of space. I've shrunk my other NTFS partition and freed 10GB of unallocated space, when I go to ...
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(rEFInd) Different icon for Ubuntu Recovery

I just installed rEFInd for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. However, there are three entries on boot. Windows 10 Ubuntu Ubuntu Recovery Is there a way to change the icon for Ubuntu ...
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ASUS X553M Laptop Has Trouble Booting Live CD/Installing

I've already read the other forum posts either on a similar issue or my exact same model and found nothing that helped. Basically, my issue is this: I downloaded the iso, used pendrivelinux to make a ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on primary partition 2/3 and toggle the boot-partition for dual-boot option

I'd like to be able to install Ubuntu on a primary partition on a 'mostly Windows' machine, so I can easily automate remotely selecting one or the other. So, I start with a basic Windows box, shrink ...
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Instalation on SSD Crucial BX200

Good moring, I bought new SSD disc Crucial BX200 (240GB), i want install on it Ubuntu (side Windows 10 (first SSD)), but while formating I get error message (on Windows work OK) and within instalation ...
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Dual booting win 10/ Ubuntu 15.10

So, I have made a USB drive with 15.10 version of Ubuntu using this guide. Now when I try to restart the computer with the USB stick in there but the computer doesn't start, when I take USB out, it ...
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Does the ,remove_hiberfile tag disable hibernate when I boot into Windows?

From what I understand, it deletes the hibernation file to allow mounting the ntfs drive. However, if I have hibernate enabled in Windows, will the hibernate file be generated again allowing me to ...
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Ubuntu boots too long | I've got dual system: Win7 and Ubuntu 15.10

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Win 7....everything is fine but the booting time of Ubuntu. Here are the imo most important messages of sudo dmesg: [ 2.130119] ata6: softreset ...
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How can I set up dual-boot with Windows on my SSD and Ubuntu on my HDD?

So on my windows computer I currently have this set up for my partitions, I shrunk down the D:/ drive to make 100gb were I would like to install Ubuntu and dual boot it with windows on which is found ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu or Windows

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) along with Windows 8.1. When I turn on the computer I don't get an option to boot into Ubuntu, and I go strait into Windows. How can I solve this? I have ...
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Dual boot ubuntu (alongside with Win 10) not recognized in laptop

there are a lot of questions about dual booting Ubuntu, but I didn't find one with quite a similar problem to mine. My laptop is Acer Aspire V3-372 (it's 64 bit). I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (...
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Tried to use Ubuntu to Run hardware diag - Windows Partition now gone

I used my bootable Ubuntu thumb-drive yesterday to run Memtest86 and HD Check. Since then my Windows partitions on the SSD are no longer functioning - My computer will not boot and i can't figure out ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unable to boot without resorting to recovery mode on Lenovo Y700

Ubuntu High Hands: After struggling with installation of ubuntu 14.04 alongside with windows 10 on my Lenovo Y700, I realized that I have to boot into Ubuntu under recovery mode only. After boot ...
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Problems with the “set root/prefix” method in GRUB-rescue

I know there exists plenty of information on the topic, but I still have problems after tinkering for 2 days. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as DUAL BOOT to my existing Windows XP SP3 Installation. ...
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I want to install Ubuntu, on dual boot machine with W8 and W7

I have HP laptop 15g 082n with AMD processor, and running W8 and W7 in dual boot. I want to install Ubuntu instead of W8 and to keep W7, to run in dual boot W7 and Ubuntu. How to make this ...
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dualboot partitioning: can windows partition lie after the ubuntu partition

I have a laptop with preinstalled ubuntu, and i wish to install windows 7 on another partition obtained by resizing the ubuntu partition using gparted from the ubuntu livecd. But the question is the ...
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Vista Ubuntu Dual Boot Problem [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu (I think version 14 point something, but not sure how to check the version), afterward I checked my download directory and I have an application file and an ISO file. I burned a ...
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Grub Rescue help!

i am having issues loading my dualboot Windows 7 laptop. I am currently at the grub rescue prompt and this is what I get. grub rescue> ls grub rescue> (hd0) (hd0,6) (hd0,5) (hd0,1) I work my ...
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Can't access windows 10 after ubuntu dual boot

I am new to Ubuntu. I was already having Windows 10 on my pc. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, it run quite well. But when I restart my pc then I directly got Ubuntu with no grub window for ...
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Live Ubuntu USB Not Recognized By Mac or rEFInd

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 as a dual boot on a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that runs Mac OS X 10.11.3 'El Capitan'. I have installed rEFInd and created a live USB; however, the live USB is not ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an Asus GL552? Receiving various errors trying to install

Right now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on an Asus GL552 that came with Windows 10 and has an NVidia 960M GPU. I've disabled Secure Boot, Fast Boot, and enabled CSM in my BIOS, but when I boot ...
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Installing Linux and Windows on SSD and HDD from scratch

There are quite a lot of questions like this but they are either unanswered or aren't enough to make me fully understand how to do this. I just bought parts for a new computer, so I have a fresh and ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu & Kali Linux

I have the following problem: I have a USB Flash drive on which I have 4 partitions. The first, a windows accessible fat32 partition, the a second partition on which I have Kali Linux, on the third ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 10 and freedos

My laptop came with freeDOS. I have already installed Windows 10 on my laptop alongside freeDOS. I now want to install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10. I also want to remove freeDOS but I am not ...
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Cant find the correct filesystem to recover ubuntu bootloader

I have windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dualboot on my laptop. I deleted bootloader by mistake from disk management. and i am on the grub rescue. When i tried ls command i get this: (hd0) (hd0,...
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How do i install Windows 7 on seperate hdd and ubuntu on a separate drive?

I just acquired a new ssd such that don't have to use inventor through some virtual machine with windows on my ubuntu, but the problem is, how do i easily install windows on my second hard drive, ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 using Burg bootloader

I am trying to make the Burg boot loader to work correctly. I install burg but it only sees Ubuntu and the recovery images. After I do sudo update-burg, I get this warning: Generating burg.cfg ... ...
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Nautilus doesn't work but gnome-open works when opening links on Windows partition

I made a bunch of symbolic links to files on my Windows partition (like link_to_stuff -> /media/uname/Windows/stuff*) and put them on desktop (/~/Desktop/link_to_stuff). After I rebooted, the ...
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Using Ubuntu on Microsoft Surface Book

Model in use: Intel Core i7-6600 U @ 2.81 GHz with 8 GB Ram and Nvidia GPU 134B I am getting sick of playing whack a mole with win 10. I am seriously thinking of trying to run dual boot win 10 pro ...
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15.10 desktop not detecting win10 OS when installing from USB

I have win10 and 24GB unallocated space on the same hdd that I want to install ubuntu desktop on but when I boot it up from USB and try to install it wont detect my existing win10 partition and gives ...
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Insanely high power_cycle_count in ssd - Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo T450 laptop which I bought not two months ago. I use Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. The laptop has an SSD (sdb) and a HDD (sda). I noticed that my ubuntu started hanging a lot ...
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Can I dual boot from 2 Linux OS from 2 hard drives

I was given the impression that you can dual boot 2 Hard Drives with separate operating systems from GNU Grub as long as Ubuntu on 1st hard drive. I was told you can do this with Boot-Repair Disk ?? ...
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How can I fix my Boot problem?

I was dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. After one year on Ubuntu without using, Windows I decided to uninstall it with OS Uninstaller. I used a Ubuntu live USB for did this and nearing ...
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Overlapping of partitions not allowed

I am trying to fix it since 2 days but I simply can't. Things are too confusing. I have Windows that runs good, but I can't install any Linux. GParted shows an error, that overlapping of partitions is ...
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Howto setup seperate ssd for EFI partition and bootloader for dualboot linux and macosx

Im currently struggling with new hardware and installing ubuntu in a first step on it (16.04 daily builds), where macosx will follow. Hardware: Supermicro x10DAi dual xeon firmware: UEFI The ...
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Grub menu does now show while booting

I have installed windows 8.1 alongside with ubuntu 14.04. I had to reinstall the ubuntu like i did many times but this time when i installed ubuntu and started notebook it does not show Grub menu it ...
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Single-boot vs dual-boot

Will a single-boot install run any better than a dual-boot? Running Ubuntu-mate (16.04 beta 64bit) alongside Vista. 2GB ram, Athlon 64 x2 5200+. Ubuntu is running fine. (Better than Vista, actually.)...
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Partitioning in a Win / Ubuntu dual boot over 2 Tb HDD

I have a 2.8 TB HDD with Windows 10 installed. It's broken into: 100 MB system recovery partition 2 TB NTFS C: drive primary partition 450 MB system reserved primary partition 750 GB unallocated I ...
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Question about editing grub.conf file for dual booting RedHat and Ubuntu

I have been following the instructions by Ubuntu on installing the OS alongside another linux distro at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromLinux I have gotten the partition set up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots in emergency mode after inserting 2nd Ubuntu EFI drive

I've got Lenovo G510, with 2 SSD drives. One first one I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit in EFI boot mode. On 2nd one I've installed Ubuntu Server 15.10 64 bit also in EFI mode. When I've installed ...
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Install Ubuntu with other linux distributions on same machine

I have brand new machine. I want to install Ubuntu and one more Linux distributions on same machine. When the machine is up I want to have the option to choose which Linux to load. Is it possible? ...
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SATA configuration mode RAID doesn't pick up SSD

I just got a laptop with Windows 10 on a 500gb SSD. I partitioned it in order to install Ubuntu. When I got to the Ubuntu installation screen, I couldn't pick up my SSD (it only picked up the HDD). In ...
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Is it safe to leave the /home folder on an SSD?

I just got a new laptop which came with a 500 GB SSD and a 1000 GB HDD. On the SSD there was a Windows 10 installation. I partitioned the SSD and now have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed on it. I ...
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DualBoot with two disks on BIOS level

I have two disks. W10 is installed on one disk. I want to install Ubuntu on the other disk. I hate fiddling around with MBR and fixing Grub when anything goes wrong. Therefore, I thought it would be a ...