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Ubuntu 14.04 On Asus Zenbook UX302LA

I have an Asus Zenbook UX302LA with Win8 pre-installed that I bought new in the summer of 2014. I now want to dual-boot it with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 (latest version I believe). I can get it to boot no ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, log to a black screen

I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled ...
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Boot menu that worked with GRUB Legacy no longer works with grub2 [closed]

I used a USB with multiple ISOs and I have put them in the GRUB menu. When choosing them from the GRUB Legacy menu it worked perfectly, until the arrival of grub2. Now I do not get the same GRUB menu. ...
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Need to dualboot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

I'm new to ubuntu and I want to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit with Windows 8.1 on my laptop, but I'm getting few issues. I bought this laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) few weeks ago and it came with FreeDOS. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Grub menu does not permit to choose Window 8.1

I've faced the issue of dual OS booting from the single HDD ( using BIOS desktop ),Ubuntu boots promptly ignoring "->" keys strikes - Is it an improper installation or BIOS causation I wonder? ...
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Can I install Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04?

I've accidentally deleted Windows 8.1 when doing an attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04. But my grub does show me Windows (UEFI). When i put in my DVD, install disc for Windows 8.1, it doesn't react to ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad not detected in Ubuntu 14.04 until after Windows 8.1 boot

Laptop model: Gigabyte P25Wv2-CF6 Hello all, I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on a laptop that I have just bought, but I'm having a little bit of trouble determining ...
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How do I make grub recognize Windows 7?

The dump from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9769234/ What's wrong here? update-grub doesn't find Windows, neither does os-prober and a manually added entry for it fails as well (it says ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows

I am thinking about modifying some old computers that I have have lying around, and would like both Ubuntu and Windows (either 7 or 10). I want to have both on a SSD, which I will buy. I need to know ...
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Help with dual boot on toshiba satellite [duplicate]

staff. I'd like to make dual boot with Ubuntu on the Toshiba Satellite, where is just installed Win 8.1. On that computer, there is EFI and UEFI system, so i ask you if somebody can give me ...
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Dual boot problem with Windows XP

My computeres run Windows XP at the moment. I have tried an installation of Ubuntu on one machine but have experience considerable problems with booting after installation of Ubuntu - the dual boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 partition [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit alongside Windows 8.1 64-bit for several hours, but i can't seem to find the solution to actually installing it without removing my Windows 8.1 from the ...
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Multi Persistence for a Multi Boot USB

I am wondering if there is a way to use two different casper-rw persistence files, for two different Ubuntu iso's, on the same multi boot USB. Say one for Ubuntu 32 bit and the other for Ubuntu 64 ...
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Can't boot my Windows on Ubuntu machine

I've finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I made a dual boot option, with I think has no problems, but now when I turn on my laptop, it goes straight to Ubuntu, and no way to ...
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Wifi doesn't turn on

I have a HP Elitebook6930p and windows7 installed in it. I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTE along side windows and my wifi was working just fine until then both in ubuntu and windows 7. After I restarted ...
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can't install ubuntu along with windows 8.1

respected person I have an laptop hp pavilion g6-2312 ax,runs windows 8.1(uefi boot loader) actually wanted to install ubuntu along with windows 8.1 and came to know that ubuntu runs on mbr and don't ...
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“your system is running in low graphics mode issue”

i dual booted my windows 8 pc with ubuntu 13.10. when i select ubuntu from boot menu then i got an error message saying that "your system is running in low graphics mode".i am using hp pavilion ...
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Lost Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 8.1 install at 2nd partition

Greetings to everybody, not sure if anyone had the same issue previously, but could not find any similar (or i wasnt that patient to search :) and in that matter i apologize if am making duplicate ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu on Raid system with UEFI Windows 10

Details of Raid: Type: Hardware RAID 0 (Stripe) Member Hard Drives: 1) SSD 70GB 2) HDD 160GB 3) HDD 250GB Size: 180GB I see.... However I made this specific setup because as you can see I had ...
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How to dual boot fresh install windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with a BIOS?

I'm currently installing windows 8.1 on my laptop to take up the whole partition. While that's being set up I want to see how I can dual boot ubuntu 14.04 LTS with it. My computer has a BIOS so UEFI ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 windows 7 dual boot problem

Initially, I have installed windows 7 Ultimate on my lenovo laptop. Later, I did install Ubuntu 14.04. It shows the dual boot option when booting. But if I select the Windows loader option then it ...
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Issues installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 PC but works on other Windows 8 laptop

I downloaded the iso and created a liveUSB with Universal USB Installer. When I boot to the device, I have a choice to boot from USB: Sandisk 2GB or UEFI: Sandisk 2GB. I have the same result with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot Resolution Broken (Only 2 resolutions to choose from)

Recently I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with my Windows 7 64b Home Prem. Here is my specs: AMD FX 6300 6 Core clocked at 3.5/6GHz nVidia GeForce EVGA GTX 750ti 2GB w/ ACX Cooling 1TB HDD (500GB ...
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How can I get grub2 to boot a different option only on the next boot?

I am setting up a dual booting headless linux / windows machine. I mostly want the machine to always boot up to Ubuntu, except for occasionally when I need to test something in windows. I've ...
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Does my dual boot mess with my Windows updates?

Brief history of my computer: I started off with windows on a regular mechanical hard drive and then my brother set me up with a duel boot of Ubuntu 13.10(?). Next I got a SSD and installed Windows ...
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I screwed up a dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 14.04.1) so bad that no OS will load and I had to buy Windows again [duplicate]

So heres what happened: I had Windows 7, partitioned so that 64GB of unallocated space would be used to install Ubuntu side by side Windows 7. My live CD booted up and gave me the error message: Could ...
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First boot fail -Dual boot Xubuntu 14.04 / MacBook Pro Late 2011 / rEFInd

I have followed The recommended online instructions to the letter. Everything with my dual-boot set up on my MacBook Pro has gone according to plan. When I am finally ready to launch the OS, it hangs ...
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Multiooting in Secureboot mode - vmlinuz invalid signature [migrated]

My system has Windows 8.1 installed by default. I installed LinuxMint and openSUSE later. The problem is if I use openSUSE bootloader, it is able to load windows but not linuxmint. The error vmlinuz ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu after Windows8.1 upgrade [duplicate]

Problem: I had functional dual boot system between Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Satellite laptop. After upgrade to Windows 8.1 the Grub screen was not displayed and the laptop booted ...
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Ubuntu partition sizes

Today I bought a Lenovo G510 Laptop (4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive) and need install both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have some questions regarding this. What OS should I install first ? What are the ...
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Kubuntu dual boot uefi windows 8: startup problem

I've install kubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop by following uefi tutorial, and now i have both system on my laptop, but i've noticed a problem. When i power on my pc and on grub i choose to start ...
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Windows 8.1 wont boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 (2 drives separate drives)

I have windows 8.1 64bit on my ssd and I installed ubuntu 14.04 64bit on a second hard drive. The PC boots the drive that is first in boot order. Thats the only way to choose OS. What can i do to make ...
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Ubuntu and Windows common files

I am currently thinking about installing dual boot ubuntu and windows 8.1 And I have like 190GB Music file. Is there anyway that I can access both from ubuntu or windows to the music files without ...
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32-bit ubuntu 14.04 on 64-bit system (dual boot)

I have a W7 64-bit laptop w/ external monitors. Wanted a clean W7 reinstall, and wanted to add ubuntu 14.04 to make it dual boot machine to try it out. I thought it might be dicey but doable myself. ...
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Dual Boot-Microsoft Word

I have windows 7 alongside with Ubuntu 14.04, but my windows is not working anymore(blue screen of death). What I want to do, is to open and use microsoft word from my ubuntu. Is that any close to ...
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Closed laptop lid during installation, black screen

I tried to perform an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 using a LiveUSB. I selected a 17GB disk to install Ubuntu on. The disk was empty according to Windows, and ...
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How to remove Grub from Surface Pro MBR?

I have tried fixboot and fixmbr, both say "the operation completed sucessfully" however whenever I boot the surface, the logo flashes and than I am directed to grub's command prompt and the only way ...
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Laptop doesn't boot, fails loading the GRUB bootloader!

I-m facing a very annoiyng issue with my laptop that has a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Since I don't know why the GRUB bootloader stopped to work and the laptop can't load. I'm ...
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Changing the default boot menu selection

How do I change the boot menu to make the default other than Ubuntu? I have tried GRUB but it is apparently not installed and I don't know what is presenting the dual-boot menu.
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grub-customizer

I have always been a windows user. Thought I would try kubuntu to see how I liked it. I would like to make windows my default, so I downloaded grub-customizer to reset the boot. I really do not ...
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Uninstall ubuntu on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu (14.04) on my Windows 8.1 (4 Go RAM, 64 bits) by means of a bootable USB. After having partitioned the HDD, the installation was successful. However, I had an issue to boot into ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 warm reboot into W7 leaves USB ports and souncard unresponsive

I use W7 as main OS and boot Ubuntu 14.10 from a USB3 stick, which works fine. When I reboot gracefully from Ubuntu to W7, my keyboard and mouse (USB) don't function. Replugging these solves the ...
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Creating swaps in extended partition

I have the following Disk partition setup- http://imgur.com/rz2HvMb I want to do the following- delete partitions sda1, sda2 and sda4 but keep sda3. create extended partition in place of sda4 and ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my laptop. I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 over it so i can boot into any of these. I have the iso file for windows 8.1.
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Can I have my software on a different partition than the base installation?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 alongside an existing Windows 8.1 installation (following the guide on Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)). ...
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Crashing while making boot partition

I'm try to install Ubuntu 14.10 next to the Windows 7. I use something else methode and create: ex4 /boot(500 MB) swap area (2048 MB) ex4 / (19000MB) But when I try to install Ubuntu, it crashes ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu… now only have Windows

I've had Ubuntu 12.04 for about a year now, resisted upgrading because everything works fine. Finally I gave in because I noticed many Windows applications on Wine just aren't working anymore. I ...
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No operating system found - Attempting to dual boot Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro with Retina Display

I've been following a couple of different guides to install Ubuntu on my Mac. (Mostly this one: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy, but I've also been looking into using rEFInd to ...
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Fix grub with dual boot on different drives

I have windows 7 installed on C drive and Ubuntu 14.04 on another one. When I boot I got into grub rescue. Luckily I've found the solution ( somewhere on stackoverflow) to "mount" drive manually by ...
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Installed ubuntu alongside Windows 8, interface is very small

Here is a picture of the problem: http://imgur.com/ID2NKnG I have had this problem before on windows after I had it plugged into the TV via HDMI. When I unplugged it the same thing happened (where ...