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I can access the files on the D (Data) drive from both Ubuntu and Windows

I installed Ubuntu yesterday. When I just had Windows, I stored some files on the D drive and now that I've installed Ubuntu as well, I can access these files from both operating systems. From what ...
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A new SSD with copied partitions and UEFI dual bootable

I got DELL Inspiron 5521 notebook with 1Tb spinning drive /dev/sda which holds several partitions, Win7 among them on /dev/sda5 and Ubuntu root partition on /dev/sda7. It is dual EFI bootable. Today ...
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Dual boot with windows and user GRUB

I have 3 storage devices. An SSD with windows on it and 2 HDDs. I want to install Ubuntu on one of the HDDs but I want it in a way that when the computer starts up I get the GRUB selection thing. Im ...
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GRUB rescue mode after deleting ubuntu partition

I had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my MSI cx61 2pc 1214xes. I installed Ubuntu a lot of time ago, in dual boot. But this morning I wanted to remove it in order to have more free space. So I deleted the ...
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Reduce the win7 partition?

I'm absolute beginner in the Ubuntu universe (but I like it!). I installed Ubuntu a week ago in a Hp laptop with win7. I have a little (tiny) knowledge about programming, but the technic-languages ...
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i can't access my partions [duplicate]

When I´m going to access my partion it showing this error: -Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/murali/murali: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to run already-installed Ubuntu HDD as VM in Windows?

What I have: drive with full install of Windows 8.1 drive with full install of Ubuntu 14.04 a need to run my Ubuntu installation inside Windows The idea is to somehow virtualize my Ubuntu ...
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Graphics issues with live boot USB on Macbook Pro Retina

I am exploring possibly dual booting Ubuntu alongside OSX. However, when I'm in the live USB mode, a lot of the dialogue options are missing and some icons will not open when clicked. Here is a ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition and can't access Windows anymore

I'm a linux newbie and I need some help. I partitioned my HDD and managed to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with my pre-installed Windows 8.1, but when I tried it, it kept crashing and restarting by ...
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How to install 15.04 in not UEFI mode

I've got Windows 8.1 installed in not UEFI mode. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04, the problem is that my usb stick wouldn't boot. The only way I got it to boot my USB stick was turning my BIOS to ...
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i2c-hid i2c-SYN1B7B:01:01 failed to retrieve report from device - problem during boot, device stops booting

My laptop is configured to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Windows 8 works fine, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, sometimes, boot gets stuck at: i2c-hid i2c-SYN1B7B:01:01 failed to retrieve ...
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Why when i try to create a partition to run windows alongside ubuntu does it always fail?

When I try to shrink the partition in gparted i get this error GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Shrink /dev/sda1 from 692.69 GiB to 300.63 GiB 00:48:59 ...
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fresh install 14.04, screen and wifi not working on reboot

I am having strange problems with ubuntu LTS, fresh install everything goes ok, no errors to be seen, works ok accept when i try to do a software shutdown or restart when it gets past the grub ...
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boot repair gets aborted

Installed Boot-Repair and ran (Recommended Repair); it gets aborted showing me this message: "Please use this software in a live-session (live-CD or live-USB). This will enable this feature"... which ...
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Installing Ubuntu after failed installation with flash drive (no disk drive)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (version does not matter to me) alongside my Windows Vista Operating System. My laptop does NOT have a disk drive, so I have to use the bootable flash drive option. ...
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Problem with 'Try Ubuntu without installing' - tried disabling secure boot and fast as suggested in other threads but no difference

I want to try using Linux and have decided to try Ubuntu. I am currently running Windows 8.1. Although I have read other similar questions none of those solutions seem to work and don't address my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer for dual-booting with win10 doesn't recognize any partition

Im facing the following issue on a new desktop machine: I installed Win 10 Insider Preview made a fat32 Partition on a USB stick, extracted x64 ubuntu iso to it and set boot flag one ssd where win10 ...
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Urgent. unknown filesystem grub rescue ubuntu

I have linux under windows partition. I have 4 disks in which one of them windows is installed and 2 for data. Another one is 15gb hard drive, Which always asks me to format either i open it in ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, can't boot Ubuntu

I've downloaded the iso for ubuntu, put it on a bootable usb stick, installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 (allocating disk space during the installation, taking it from the hdd on which my windows 7 is ...
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wifi drops in ubuntu 14.04 and doesnt connect till pc is restarted

I have a Lenovo 5070 laptop dual-booted between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1, but there is a problem on the Ubuntu side: The WiFi (Realtek RTL8723BE0) gets connected but drops all of sudden and ...
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During startup, why does my computer reboot before or shortly after the Desktop appears?

I think it may be a virus in the system area because I scanned the 'Home' folder with both ClamTk and Comodo with updated AV databases and found no culprit. But when I choose 'Advanced Options' from ...
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Is it possible to use ubuntu alongside windows 8 without any bootloader(grub, win8 etc.)?

I want to use ubuntu alongside my windows 8, but when i press the power button, i do not want to see any bootloader, i want windows 8 automatically begins, and when i want to use ubuntu, i want to use ...
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Unable to run Bootinfoscript

I'll try to be as clear as possible by mentioning exactly what i did.I've formatted my windows drive and installed it again and after that installed ubuntu 15.04.The bootloader installation failed so ...
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UEFI Dual Boot partitioning with 14.04 and Win 8.1 on SSD + HDD

I'm setting up a new machine with a SSD and a HDD. Windows is for gaming and Ubuntu for working. I'll install 8.1 first and leave 10GB on the SSD for /. On the HDD I'll leave 120GB for /home and the ...
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NVidia card runs quite hot on dual monitors

I have a Ubuntu 14 partition (with Windows 7) with a GTX 460SE running at ~60C idle with two monitors, one 23" and one 16". On Windows this occurred too, but this was resolved with NVidia's ...
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grub missing after laptop maintenance [closed]

I cleaned my laptop fan today, having to remove my hard disk. Now, grub is missing : my laptop boots on windows automatically. I had a debian testing - windows dualboot. Boot Mode : [UEFI] Secure ...
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why grub menu is not showing on startup, when i press F9 on startup than only my laptop shows grub menu

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with windows 8.1 pre installed. both operating systems (ubuntu & windows 8.1 ) are working well.problem comes when i start my laptop it never show me ...
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How do I go from Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows? [duplicate]

I bought a Dell laptop used, and it had Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but I prefer Windows. I noticed that there was a sticker on the corner of my laptop that said "Windows Vista Basic" and another one that ...
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I have installed ubuntu alongside windows 8 but now i am not getting multi boot option

I just installed Ubuntu and chose the option which says install Ubuntu alongside windows, however now when I restarted my pc directly Ubntu opens and I cannot use windows now. please help!!
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Unable to mount hard disk even after disabling fast boot

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with Windows 10 preview build. I have two hard disks, one on which Ubuntu and Windows are installed and the other containing all the data. I am not able to ...
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Optimal/typical configuration for dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 14.04. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 my Grub has been trashed, and I now need to try and fix it. Using boot-repair, in 20 different permutations of settings, ...
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USB bootable Pendrive for Laptop Windows & Ubuntu

Context: Laptop with a CORRUPT ubuntu 12.04 Partition and a corrupt Windows 7. Corrupt on the ubuntu partition was caused by accidently suspending the laptop during an operating system update to ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1, freeze on installation

I see there are several questions with the same topic as this one. However, I can't manage to solve my problem after all. I am trying to install a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 on my pre-installed ...
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GRUB menu while installing xubuntu 15.04

I have windows 7 installed on my system and I'm trying to dual boot my system using a live usb stick of xubuntu 15.04(64 bit) which I created using unetbootin software. my issue is when I boot from ...
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How to make Shared Folders between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

I have managed to successfully dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. I also play the very popular computer game called "Minecraft" and would like to be able to share the world files across both ...
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Want to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 after backing up Home folder to different partition. Is it too risky? [on hold]

My machine is set to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10,but I barely ever use windows. The Ubuntu installation has been running for ages now, and I've kind of wrecked it by trying to tweak ...
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Install bootmanager after Ubuntu didnt do it

I just installed Ubuntu on a laptop (besides windows i hope) but there is no purple bootmanager as i know it! Where did it go and how do i get it back? Why did Ubuntu not install it? I got Ubuntu ...
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No option to boot to windows 3 days after installing ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 3 days ago and was able to boot to windows and Ubuntu comfortably but suddenly today there is no option in the boot menu to boot to windows.
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Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 and everything is great, Grub asks which OS I want to boot to and everything, until I select Windows 8.1 as the OS to boot to. I'm not ...
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Can I restore backup when I switch from HDD to SSD on my Laptop

So I finally got my 250GB SSD for my Laptop (a Samsung Np530u3c). I have to install Windows and Ubuntu together. I was wondering if I could just restore my Backup I did on my current System to the ...
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Virtual machine created from dual boot

I have a dual boot laptop with windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04. Want to create a virtual machine of existing windows8.1 and use this VM in Ubuntu/ Virtualbox of the same physical machine. Created the ...
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My computer boots directly to windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu14.02

I have a Dell inspiron 5521 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows but there seems to be a problem and I'm not quite sure that it has anything to do with my partitioning. Right now I ...
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Wifi Problem with dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1

So I've installed both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (dual-booting), and the for the most part, I have followed instructions. However, right now I can't figure out why my wifi on my Ubuntu does not work. ...
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Can't repair Windows 8 boot after installing Ubuntu

I’m new to Ubuntu. I installed it because I couldn’t fix the Wi-Fi limited connection problem of Windows 8.1, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and the installation went OK. I can now use Ubuntu ...
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How to automatically boot into Ubuntu? Dual boot with Windows 8.1

Unfortunately I have to use Windows from time to time as some programs are only available for it. I have an SSD on my desktop for fast boot up, which is absurd if I have to wait to select my OS every ...
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Use boot-repair on live USB to fix ubuntu on Macbook Pro dual boot

I have been dual booting OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro using rEFInd for a few weeks now. Today, when prompted by Ubuntu, I ran some updates. When they finished, I tried ...
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Ubuntu takes a long time to boot

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr The PC takes well over 10 minutes to boot. Points of note: - The system is dual booted with Windows 8.1 which also takes an eternity to boot. -The issue with boot ...
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Does Re-installing Ubuntu remove Windows/Other OSes?

I have a dual boot laptop, and recently install Windows 10 Technical preview on it (also with Windows 7 Installed), but that got rid of the Ubuntu purple boot menu. I want to re-install it, but I ...
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Install Ubuntu without making Windows license void

I have a dell laptop with a pre-installed version of Windows 7 home premium. I want to dual boot my system to run both Ubuntu and Windows 7. The engineer told me I cannot do this without removing ...
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How do I restore the Windows (8.1) MBR from Ubuntu Linux

Not so new to Ubuntu but when it comes to the internal advanced workings I'm completely lost. It seems to be a common issue to delete your Ubuntu partition from Windows and find out later that ...