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TRIMming shared partition in dual-boot on SSD

In a couple of days, I'm going to buy a new notebook (Asus N551, should it matter), tending to replace the HDD with a Samsung EVO 500GB SSD. I'll set it up in a dual-boot configuration of Windows ...
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Will upgrading my Windows 7 partition to Windows 10 affect GRUB? [duplicate]

On my laptop, I had Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. A year or so ago, I dual-booted it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I now want to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 (it's free, so why not?) when it's ...
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Deleted EFI boot files

I had a perfectly functioning windows 8 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot set up on my Surface Pro 3. I was using the rEFInd bootloader and I decided that I would like to return to Grub bootloading. In my ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I know the question is repeated but my question pertains to a very specific issue and is likely to be useful for future users who would install 15.04. I read the original answer and it says there ...
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Can I reenable Secure boot after having installed Ubuntu 15.04 successfully next to Win 8.1?

The title is basically my question: I have (seemingly) managed to successfully install 15.04 next to the existing Win 8.1. I did this with Secure boot disabled to be on the safe side. can I now ...
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Ubuntu is not booting in a windows 8.1 installed laptop

I recently bought a lap top with windows 8.1 already installed . I installed Ubuntu om my lap by creating free space using windows disk manager. i successfully installed ubuntu. But after restarting ...
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Dual Boot windows 7-ubuntu problem

I have a big problem. I am a beginner in ubuntu and i cannot seem to figure out the problem here. i went through all the topics in askubuntu and ubuntu forums but i cannot fully understand what people ...
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Should i consider dual boot with Windows 10

I have Dell inspiron 14r with 64 bit 1st gen i3, 3 gb ram, 500 gb drive, Windows 7 preinstalled. I am using ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot because windows is slow and started crashing frequently. ubuntu ...
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Windows7-Dual Boot Ubuntu fails

I wanted to set up my new MSI laptop to dual boot windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04.2-desktop-amd64. Laptop has a 1TB hard disk, Intel 4810MQ CPU (2.8 GHZ) 8 GB of ram. I used the disk manager to make a ...
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Dual boot ubuntu and Windows 10 on HP PC

New here and to ubuntu Can someone give me the details on how to setup ubuntu to dual boot with windows 10 on an HP PC?
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How will this terminal command affect my partitions?

I recently posted a question asking about how to fix a complicated problem with my laptop after partitioning my hard drive. The problem is here -How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting? ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

Is it possible to dual boot both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 without conflict? I have Windows 8.1 installed on a 120 GB SSD with a 2TB HDD for mass storage. I also have a 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GNU GRUB 2.02 beta2-9 add menu entry

Is it at all possible for me to add a menu entry in this version of GRUB2? All solutions that I have been able to find online involve editing 40_custom, but gedit, vim, etc are all legacy GRUB ...
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I tried removing Ubuntu and now I can't boot into windows [duplicate]

I am brand new to all of this. I had a dual boot system going on. Everything was going pretty well for a while and I was really enjoying everything. I was having some serious issues and there didn't ...
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Deleted linux partition from windows, don't have any ISO backup, can I recover grub?

This may look like a duplicate but my situation is quite different:- I always create two partitions to install Ubuntu- swap and root. I create LiveUSB first and THEN delete the previous linux ...
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Boot repair: “GRUB is still present. Please try again ” message is displayed while reparing the boot having windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.2

I was dual booting winodws 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04. I have Reinstalled my windows 8.1 x64 After that i am always getting into windows. GRUB menu is not displayed. I downloaded Boot-repair and after ...
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I can't install Ubuntu besides windows without format

So I have a SSD of 120 GB on which I have a Windows 8.1 installation. I decided to install Ubuntu besides my Windows 8.1 on my ssd, all went good, I started configuring the OS and installing drivers. ...
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How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting?

So I attempted to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my new laptop (aorus x3 plus v3) and it REALLY ruined it. Essentialy broke my new £2000 laptop. I followed this guide (because for some ...
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how to set ubuntu to be default boot os in dual boot?

i dual booted my laptop by installing ubuntu( version 14.04) along with windows 8.1. Now when i power on my laptop by default it boot with windows. hwo can i set ubuntu as a default boot?
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Recover Ubuntu partition (no show in GNU GRUB)

Background: Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with Windows 8.1 I was trying to install package libudev1:i386 apt-get was throwing a bunch of missing/broken dependencies I tried aptitude install -f ...
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Just deleted windows and not able to access storage getting this error message: [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/electricboogaloo/STORAGE: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sdb2" "/media/electricboogaloo/STORAGE"' exited ...
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Windows boots instead of asking which OS to boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my HP Compaq Laptop with UEFI, keeping my Windows installation. I rebooted and was prompted if I wanted to boot Windows, Ubuntu or something like ...
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Disk partition for ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 with two partitions (C & D drives both have 60GB each)on my 160 GB HDD. Now I want to install Ubuntu 14.4.2 on the unallocated remaining disk space. Please tell me ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Second internal drive on mac?

Basically, i have a macbook with a 2nd internal hard drive, I want to dedicate that whole 2nd drive to Ubuntu and install it just on that drive. Is it possible? I can't seem to find any tutorials ...
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Recovering Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

How can I reuse/access my Ubuntu 14.04 Operating System(OS) to get my important files. My Hard disk drive(HDD) is partitioned into two.I had previously installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (on ...
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Installing BURG bootloader on ubuntu 15.04 dual boot

I thought I had installed it correctly, and I got to the point of selecting a theme ( and looking to install a theme I found online) but when I restarted the machine to check it was still the old ...
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Minecraft launcher keeps crashing on Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I heard about how powerful and great it is and decided to dual boot it with windows. I play Minecraft, so I got java and updated it from the terminal because Java is required for ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 update

Just installed an 15.04 update and I cannot boot my laptop (get the GRUB command line) nor can I boot my laptop from a USB flash drive (just stops after a few seconds). I have a MSI PE70 2QD. I have ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezes occasionally

I've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 aside with windows 8.1, and from time to time everything freezes and nothing works till I make the (alt + system + REISUB) move, which results in whole system ...
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how to reinstall Ubuntu 14.4 which is installed with win 7 disk boot [duplicate]

My laptop runs on Ubunt14.4 with win 7 dual boot. Lately I messed up my Ubuntu. Now i can't even log into Ubuntu. But windows is working fine. The only option left for me is to reinstall Ubuntu. But I ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu + Windows - problems with multi monitors and tv

When I shut down Windows and load ubuntu my monitors display fine ( monitor 1 primary and monitor 2 secondary) however when I go back into Windows nothing displays on monitor 2 - it shows in the ...
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Linux won't start alongside Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 and then Linux. However, grub doesn't start, I am booting right to Windows 10. I don't have Secure Boot or Fast Boot enabled. When I tried to use Boot Repair, it said I had ...
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installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ASUS UX303LN [duplicate]

i'm trying to install ubuntu on my laptop asus UX303LN in dual boot mode, but i got some problem. my configuration : GPU : GT840m, Hd 4400 CPU : i5 - 4210u HDD : 500GB SecureBoot : Disabled CSM : ...
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Ubuntu - win 8.1 dual boot - ssd and uefi woes

I built my new computer last week and decided it was about time I installed my dual boot. I disconnected the gpu as I was getting an out of range issue with the monitors, presumably as a result of not ...
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Is 30 GB enough space for working with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside windows 7. I have 4 partitions on windows 7. I had a 73 GB partition which I could have used in it's entirety for installing ubuntu. Unfortunately, when I chose ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after I installed Ubuntu [duplicate]

In my Windows 7 PC I installed Ubuntu to a new partition. Everything is set-up correctly but after restarting Ubuntu I don't get boot menu to select which OS I want to run Windows 7 or Ubuntu. It ...
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Problem with dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I have a very interesting question. Okay, so when I boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 x64 from my USB stick, it doesn't detect Windows 7! I have tried to convert my disk to basic, but I don't seem to have an option ...
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Can't dual boot ubuntu with windows 8.1 on ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula

I have a desktop with following specs: Asus ROG Maximus VII Formula motherboard Intel i7 4790k processor Nvidia GTX 970 graphics 3TB WD Hdd I am not able to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 8.1 ...
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Using files from several OS

I have two operating systems (Windows and Ubuntu) on the same HDD on my laptop. I would like to use some of files (videos, music, doc) in both OS. What is the best way to organize this from ...
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How to access Windows' advanced start options dual booted with Ubuntu

I have got Ubuntu(14.4 LTS) dual booted with Windows (8). For some reason whenever I'm booting Windows, I'm getting the following sequence: We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes. Don’t ...
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New installation of Ubuntu 15.04 hanging intermittently with distorted display

I am new to ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu 15.04, 64 bit alongside exiting windows 7 OS on my desktop. The desktop has 64 bit AMD CPU and 2 GB DDR2 RAM. The installation was completed successfully on ...
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Overwriting Ubuntu 11.04 with 14.04 LTS while keeping windows 7

I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want it to overwrite the currently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and leave Windows 7 untouched. I have four drives (C,E,F,R) on windows. Is there a ...
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What should I do when Windows Boot Manager comes instead of GRUB, even after boot repair?

I know that this question has been asked before, but none of the solutions have solved my problem. Ubuntu boots and runs properly with the USB I used to install it plugged in to the computer, but ...
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GRUB won't start with USB storage attached

If I start my system with a USB HDD or Flash Drive (thumb stick) attached, GRUB fails to load. Particularly, it just hangs with a blank screen. Normally I would disconnect the drive and reboot, and it ...
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Deleted Windows installed partition and also the System Partition

I had dual boot on my laptop Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.0.2 and than i decided to remove windows completely and i booted from usb and removed widows partition and also the system Partition which was the ...
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No native resolution available on grub/915resolution on Grub-efi

When I had grub-pc on MBR legacy bios mode (a long time ago), the screen resolution was the native one on my laptop (1366x768 on the ThinkPad x220). However, now I'm using EFI, and videoinfo shows ...
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how to get windows back on grub menu [duplicate]

I had wubi installed on my pc with Windows 7 and recently I removed wubi and the partition I had my wubi installed (I removed wubi because I had installed Ubuntu on a separate partition as a dual ...
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I'm faced with grub rescue and desperately need to get windows7 booted again

I got message that installation of Ubuntu 15.x was successful (installed beside Windows7). Now I'm stuck with grub rescue (whatever that means?). From a similar mistakes several years ago I used to ...
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Ubuntu will not boot on Chromebook C720

I've recently installed Linux on my Chromebook, and it’s turning out to be a complete nightmare. It’s a Chromebook C720. My first problem is that Ubuntu will not boot. Whenever I enter the user name ...
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Bootloader with mouse support

Are there any boot loaders which support using a mouse to select the operating system / boot options? This will not just be a helpful as a convenience feature, but is required for old laptops (like ...