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Dual Boot Mac OS on Ubuntu 15.04 [closed]

I have PC that has installed UBUNTU 15.04 on it. How do I install MAC OS on it (Dual Boot).
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu

I have a hard drive with Windows 10 on it and a spare one I installed Ubuntu on. I wanted to have it automatically boot the hard drive with Windows 10 on it instead of showing a grub menu and having ...
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Dual boot - Windows missing after installing ubuntu

I am posting a question and also post the answer as I don’t know other way around to help others. I Have been struggling from last 1 month to make dual boot on my hp laptop its hp g6-2313ax, however ...
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Bootloader problem

I don't know why or how... But my boot loader have been destroyed. In this moment I have installed on my PC Windwos 8, Ubuntu 15 and Ubuntu 14 but just Ubuntu 15 have visible on bootloader.. I've try ...
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Partition not visible on ubuntu - Hp g6-2313ax notenook

I have a laptop hp2313ax, which is a UEFI laptop however I have disabled UEFI and enabled legacy boot as it was not allowing me to install win 7 64 bit ultimate. My issue is when I am trying to make ...
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Restore grub after windows 10 installation

I was dual booting ubuntu and Windows 8 happily until I upgraded to windows 10. Windows 10 boots fine but I can't boot Ubuntu. If I choose the ubuntu partition from the boot menu I'm given the grub ...
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How to install Ubuntu so that my trackpad works?

I currently have windows 10, I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual-boot back when i had windows 8.1 and the track pad did not work so now I have windows 10 and just 10 minutes ago i tried ...
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Windows to Kubuntu migration with multiple encrypted disk

I am going to extend my system from Windows 7 x64 Pro to dual boot with Kubuntu 15.04. I am trying to figure out the migration strategy. My system has several TrueCrypt encrypted hard disks. One of ...
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Stuck at Grub, can't boot Win7 installation USB

A friend of mine asked me to fix his laptop, and to be honest I'm completely stumped, but he doesn't want to take it to a repair shop. I'm hoping I can get some help here. I haven't done much with ...
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Can't install Ubuntu along with Windows 10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with Windows 10 for my laptop, but I didn't succeed. I downloaded Ubuntu from the official website, then used Universal USB installer and YUMI – Multiboot ...
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Difficulties customising Grub2 in Ubuntu 15.04

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 and the usual run of configuring wireless drivers, I went to remove the ugly purple background from the grub menu (I am dual booting with Windows) and add my own ...
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How can I upgrade to Windows 10 and still dual boot?

I currently have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to upgrade windows from 8 to 10. But I am afraid that it will break the Ubuntu dual-boot configuration. Please guide me how to upgrade to ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows (legacy mode)

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My computer works only with Legacy mode (can't boot Windows when switched to UEFI). When I boot from usb with Ubuntu it says "This computer ...
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Goes to grub rescue after removing the partition with linux

I deleted the partition that had Ubuntu on it to get rid of dual boot, and now every time I try to boot to windows it goes to grub rescue, saying error: no such device 22623f... When I type ls is ...
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Boot Windows 8.1 after dual booting with ubuntu but only can acces Windows recovery

I just made a mess with UEFI and Legacy. I can't use Boot repair because I'm in Legacy mode, and I can't use Windows backup because it's impossible to enter, it just let me enter in recovery mode and ...
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A Virtual?…Desktop? question…(wondering if this is possible)

If I already have Ubuntu (14.04LTS) and Windows (7 installed first, recently upgraded to 10) on separate partitions, is there a way to run both OS's with any form of virtual machines, or, would one ...
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cant install win8 on ubuntu 14.04 partitions? [closed]

my win10 computer froze so I tried restoring it to win8 ( I did the OTA update) and the win8 recovery disc wouldn't load, so I put ubuntu 14.04 on so I could at least have a computer, now when I go to ...
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Triple boot Macbook into OS X, Windows or Ubuntu - is it possible in a stable manner? They seem to corrupt each other

I have a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) and want to run OS X, Windows and Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 using Bootcamp in the standard way recommended by Apple. I set Windows as the default in Bootcamp, but ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 - Win8.1 (Can't boot Windows when UEFI mode is turned on)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a second OS, but I'm stuck at the turn off secure boot step. I've found out that to disable secure boot I need to switch from Legacy mode to UEFI mode. But I can't ...
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Installed 14.04, dual boot with Windows 7. Always boots to ubuntu; no option to boot windows on start

I am completely new to ubuntu. Sorry. Bought "the official ubuntu book" a while ago, with CD, version 12.04. After trial from disc, I installed ubuntu with the "dual boot" option alongside windows 7. ...
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/home partition deleted after installing windows 10

I had the following partition organization Disk 1 (HD 500GB) 100MB (Windows recovery partition) primary 100GB (Windows partitions) primary Extended Partition: 100GB ext4 linux partition (/home) ...
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Dual boot Problem with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 on windows 10 pro. But by defalut windows is opening at the startup. No dual boot option appears on startup. I also tried "boot-repair-disk-64bit" but no ...
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Trying to change default OS but permissions won't allow changes to /etc/default/grub

I recently performed a reinstall of Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my hard drive. All of my files were salvaged, but I'm having some issues that I didn't have before with my root directory. I'm trying to change ...
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EFI System Partion and its significance

I am installing Ubuntu as dual boot with win 7 already installed Partition table type - MBR 1. I want to know is it important to create EFI system partition 2. If yes, then EFI system partition ...
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Ubuntu bootable Usb

So I created a bootable Ubuntu pendrive. When I reboot, it just goes straight to Windows. Same thing if I boot from UEFI or if I change the boot order to external. It just won't do anything. I'm ...
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How to Install Linux via USB Flash Disk on Macbook

I have a Macbook 2,1 Processor 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 Boot ROM Version MB21.00A5.B07 SMC Version (system) 1.17f0 HDD ST9120822AS : BSD Name: ...
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avoid partition messages with unnatended preseed file

I'm configuring an unnatended installation with one NTFS partition (to be used later) and then root, swap and home partitions. d-i keeps asking me about the first partition, and I want to avoid that ...
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The disk drive for /home is not ready yet or not present

i, install ubuntu 14.04 recently dual booted with windows 8.1, when bootin it i created a /home partition of the HDD and when i restarted, the grub to select win. or ubu. wasn't there. i was booted in ...
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I have forgotten my password to my laptop, and can't access GRUB

I forgot my password to my laptop. I know the passcode in the startup that is displayed on the bottom with white stars. But, not my actual account password. I can only use it in guest mode, and that ...
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Install boot loader in same partition as Windows Boot Manager

im returning to Ubuntu after a long time. I tried it in a live USB and i decided to install it. I made my "/" partition (its really neccesary to make a "/home" partition?, i dont intend to update any ...
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Trying to install Lubuntu on Windows XP but I need to define a root file system?

I have a big problem with Ubuntu for laptops (Lubuntu), in that I need to define a "Root File System". I am completely new to the Ubuntu family, and thus, I come to you for help. How do I access the ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 looses connection

I recently dual booted my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. However while running Ubuntu after a few minutes I can not connect to the internet. This happens on multiple wifi networks so it is ...
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Changing Default Grub Menu, Not Default OS

My question is in regards to changing my default GRUB bootoader. Not the boot order, font, image, etc. I have successfully triple booted both of my laptops. Their default OS's were both Windows 8.1, ...
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How to setup dual boot (non windows) and switch later

I wish to be able to dual boot into an OS (windows CE) and ubuntu, with the option to switch the default boot order later (by modifying a file on the FAT partition holding windows CE). Windows CE can ...
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installed Ubuntu in MBR boot mode (aka “BIOS”) and Windows in UEFI mode How can I fix this?

So I posted a question last night , about not being able to boot into windows after installing Ubuntu 15.04. I was told that I installed Ubuntu in MBR boot mode and Windows in UEFI mode. How can I fix ...
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Grub entry for Windows 8 boot not working [on hold]

I have a dual boot configuration (Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 8.1) on a Lenovo G505. I can boot into Linux Mint without issue but cannot boot into Windows 8.1. My boot info summary states there is ...
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How to create separate swap partitions for 2 linux distro

I have triple booted my laptop with those OS and also installed them in this order: Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Kali 2.0 When installing Ubuntu, I also created a swap area (8 GB) for it to use ...
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Laptop Screen Rapidly Flashes Off/On/Off/On… at Boot

I have an Asus laptop with a Radeon HD 8650G (although the sticker says 8670M) graphics card dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I start the computer, I get to the GRUB boot options menu ...
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Access of the other drives in dual-boot system

I was using Scientific Linux in my PC . Then I installed Ubuntu alongside with SL . Now both OS are installed in my PC . But the problem is I cant access any other drive from my UBUNTU apart from ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 15.04

Here is the bootrepair link , if someone can help I would totally appreciate it thanks. http://paste.ubuntu.com/12105065/
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rufus Ubuntu 14.04 live usb boot fails blank screen after grub and purple ubuntu with dots

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a yoga 2 pro with windows 8.1 I used rufus to create a bootable usb from the 64bit iso on the ubuntu site. When I try to boot with it I get a black and white grub (not ...
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Problem in installing ubuntu along with mac OS X

I'm trying to install ubuntu along with Mac Os x by following steps here. However, the problem is in "allocate drive space by dragging the divider below", in this step it takes for hours to finish ...
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Boot failure after upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04

I have Sony Vaio Fit computer with a dual boot setup of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10. After upgrading to 15.04, booting into Linux fails with a number of 'builtin file not found' errors. I tried ...
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Is double-booting with Windows 7 viable with Ubuntu 14.04? Or does on have to be wiped, (Windows not pre-installed.)

My mom's old i5 Ultrabook's Hard Drive died a year ago and now I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu so I can run MS Office (I prefer it to LibreOffice.) And Steam. I also want to keep Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu File system / Partition / Dual boot

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with Windows 7. I had already installed win7 and I was trying to install Ubuntu. First - option "Install alongside with ...
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How to create a working windows xp usb stick in Ubuntu14.04? & how to dual boot with it [duplicate]

Hello,My dear friends.I need your help. I have windows xp iso file in my pc .I want to create a bootable usb stick for it and install windows xp along with Ubuntu ,but I don't know how.winusb software ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not lauching after login

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. First, when I launched the CD, I wanted to try Ubuntu without installing it, but it didn't work. I don't know why it was stuck in the screen of the selection where you ...
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Each time I boot my machine, the sound goes missing

This has been happening since I first installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, few days back. I have another OS windows 7 on the same machine. Sounds works fine on the windows. To solve my problem I used suggestion ...
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What will happen with ubuntu if I reset Windows 8 to factory default?

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my hp laptop. I have been using this for over a year, but recently, there was some accident after which my Windows 8 is not booting. I ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu and removing Windows on the same SSD

Here's my situation: I have Windows 8.1 installed on my SSD I have Ubuntu installed on my HDD I have the boot loaders for both installed on my SSD I want to remove Windows, and reinstall Ubuntu ...