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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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Can't access Windows after installing 14.04

I have a system where I have my windows OS on a 500 gb hard drive and then Linux on an 80gb drive. I'd previously had 13.04 Ubuntu installed on said 80 gb hard drive. While updating to 14.04 via a ...
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cannot boot window 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

At first, i had two operating system 1>window 8 pro 2>window 7 ultimate(installed by OEM) I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and made my usb drive bootable for ubuntu. After pressing F12 in boot ...
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Dual-boot loads Windows 8.1 first, and Ubuntu occasionally completely crashes

The title says it all really, but to give you some context, I only recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Flex 15D laptop, which came with Windows pre-installed. I've still been using Windows ...
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What after GRUB menu?

I have bought a laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 After following all the steps from this article. (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)). I tried to ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after deleting Windows partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a year ago using Wubi, and was dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu until today when I decided to use Ubuntu alone. I used Gparted to delete the Windows partition and then ...
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Retina display woes with Ubuntu

it seems I got just about everything working on my Retina MacBook Pro, save for the display issues and possibly Intel graphics. Even with scaling, programs look blown up and just plain bad. I don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro 11,3 rEFInd boot issues

Last night in installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBookPro 11,3 (Mid-2014 rMBP) and I used rEFInd as the bootloader, it worked, I installed wifi drivers, fixed my touchpad (I believe), and so on. Now, it ...
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Computer is really messed up, need to know how to salvage ubuntu after hard reset during 14.10 installation

So I bought my Lenovo T520 back in 2011, and for a while I had no problems, but then I decided to install Windows 8 (a few times, the first few times were unsuccessful because it was an unofficial ...
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How to move home partition to different start point?

I have tried moving/resizing partitions before and have ended up on many occasions breaking the installation (somehow). I do android ROM building, so I need to resize my home partition, but my layout ...
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Use Firefox Windows profile in Firefox Ubuntu installation

I am trying to use the FireFox Windows Profile in a FireFox Ubuntu Profile in a Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows installation. Here is the edited ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini [General] ...
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problem with boot, grub-repair not help

Hello i want install ubunntu 14.10 (64biit) i already have orginal windows 8.1. I turn off secureboot in bios, and fastboot in windows. Installation ubuntu is no problem but i don't see grub after ...
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Adding ubuntu partition to Windows 8.1 boot

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a partition and then I have some swap area partition and then I have a partition with Ubuntu installed on it. For some reason I can't boot to the Ubuntu partition, how ...
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Accidentally deleted my Windows 8 boot entry from dual boot with EasyBCD

I installed Ubuntu with a live USB and it's running great, but I had one problem, Windows was always booting. I tried to set up a dual boot with EasyBCD, but I deleted my Windows 8 boot entry. ...
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Transitioning to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot option alongside Windows 8. I have a 120GB SSD and have allocated 50GB to the Ubuntu partition. Things are running fine but I want to make the full ...
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error no such partition, entering rescue mode, grub rescue, dual boot windows xp

I have installed ubuntu 14 on my netbook alongside with windows XP. I then thought that lubuntu was best suited to a small netbook with 1GB ram and wanted to remove ubuntu in order to install lubuntu ...
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grub rescue prompt

After 3 days of research and questioning the original owner of the Toshiba Satellite I have come to the conclusion I probably should give this up for something else, my son installed Ubuntu 10.4 on ...
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Unable to fix GRUB for dual-boot after BIOS update (using boot-repair)

After my latest update of BIOS (while using Windows) my grub menu went missing. Previously, I was able to repair GRUB menu this way: Booting into Windows Going to Advanced Startup options Selecting ...
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GNU GRUB, Minimal BASH-like line editing screen displays before the usual GRUB screen when dual-booting Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1

I have read a couple of posts similar to this issue, but it seems many of them could not boot to Ubuntu after getting this screen due to a bad boot manager. It does not seem this is the case for this ...
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Installed Ubuntu on windows, cant access windows back after restart

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on windows 8.1 (upgraded from windows 7) (BIOS - Legacy and not UEFI). I tried to install by putting of the secure bios power button ad pressing sift key. Ubuntu got ...
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Reinstalling ubuntu: too many primary partititions

I wanted to reinstall ubuntu. Lauched the usb ubuntu iso, pressed wanna install ubuntu, went for the option where the setup deletes current ubuntu install and reinstalls it, then it said too many ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7

Since the last couple of days I've been struggling with getting Windows 7 and Ubuntu to co-exist and have encountered issues one after the other. I have a Windows 7 system where I decided to install ...
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Keeping GRUB Intact When Reinstalling Windows 7

My Windows 7 install got corrupt. I'm going to need to repair or re-install it. If I were to go about it normally, Windows would overwrite GRUB and I wouldn't be able to access Ubuntu. How do I go ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7, the latter boots into a black screen

I have a Dell Inspiron 7737 laptop. It came with Windows 8.1 installed. I installed Windows 7 Enterprise edition instead. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 (had to use FixPart to clear an entry that ...
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ubuntu on nexus 7

I am French and I want to ask if it was possible to download dual boot ubuntu (same as on PC) with Android whether it can bous please give me the instructions in English and French for beginners ...
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Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
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Grub rescue file /boot/grub/i386-pc/ not found

I had 4 partitions on my ntb. Recovery, ubuntu 14, windows 7, and media (with documents images and so on). Now I found out that I'll need ubuntu 12. So I shrinked partition with ubuntu 14 (/dev/sda1) ...
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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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windows 7 not installed while instaling windows 7 after installing ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu as a fresh os on my dell xps laptop L1410 when i am trying to intall windows 7 for dual boot an error is coming no drivers found also it needs to NTFS formating of hard drive ...
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Reinstalling grub changes the grub.cfg but not the actual GPT/MBR

The problem in short is: I have two Ubuntu 14 installed. After installing the second Ubuntu I am only able to modify the grub from it. I use the first as main and I frequently update the kernel which ...
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Persistent windows 8.1 in boot priority

just a few days ago I intalled Ubuntu Gnome on my computer, I inhabilitated UEFI and quick boot. When I used Ubuntu it al went well, but then I entered to Windows 8.1. To my surprise when I booted my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects 4 out of 8GB of ram

I've been dual-booting my laptop for about six months now, on one side Ubuntu 14.04 and on the other Windows 7. When I bought this computer two and a half years ago, it had 8gb of ram. My Windows ...
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Problems with installing OS on ASUS M32AD (UEFI capable) [migrated]

I have a brand new ASUS M32AD desktop computer. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. After the initial configuration of Windows and some updates completed, I tried to upgrade to Windows 7 ...
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Problems installing and booting Ubuntu/Grub

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, with it being on an external hard drive. My windows installation is on an internal SSD. I've gone through the installation but I get this message toward ...
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Unable to open windows disks in ubuntu 14.04

I have done a manual dual boot of linux 14.04 lts windows 8.1. i created 3 drives mainly swap, home and another normal ext 4 drive.all the 3 drives together occupied 80 gb or so. however after ...
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After installing and uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 I have less disk space

After installing Ubuntu and finally uninstalling it I don't have the same amount of disk space. How can I get my disk space back? I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything was going ...
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Is there a difference between installing WIN8.1 on a machine with UBUNTU and installing UBUNTU on a machine that has WIN8.1 already installed?

I have UBUNTU 14.04 installed. What will happen if I install Windows 8.1 on a different partition? Is there any difference between installing WIN8.1 on a computer that has UBUNTU already installed ...
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Dual booting thwarted by rogue keyboard presses?

End goal: successfully dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both are already installed and working. I just can't get to the bootloader (I think it's called) to choose to go back to my Windows ...
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Windows 7 not in GRUB menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14 alongside Windows 7. After installing the ext4 partition through the Ubuntu installer and getting it running, Windows 7 appeared in the grub2 menu at boot but did not load ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS user tty1 no graphics and only black screen text command how can I have normal ubuntu back?

I had ubuntu running well after upgrading to trusty had some problems with grub, fixed that Then I had problems with Ubuntu Now on startup I have new grub menu with boots enabled on every drive Going ...
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Installing Ubuntu desktop 14.04.01 x64 alongside Windows 8.1 [closed]

I have a HP Notebook - EliteBook 8470p with Windows 8.1 x64 installed. When I try to install Ubuntu alongside with it, I boot the PC from the installation CD (which is ok because I have installed my ...
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after fixing GRUB dual boot not working

I use ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my HP laptop. I just made some hard disk partitions and after then faced grub rescue. After fixing GRUB I got: way to boot (grub rescue> set ...
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Problem In Recovering Unallocated Partition

I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP 15. I decided to dual-boot Win7 & Kubuntu. However, on installation process of Windows 7 after I deleted the empty partition it said "Unable to install on ...
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64 bit architecture dual boot

I have installed Ubuntu 64 bit with windows 8.1 in dual boot mode. My Ubuntu hangs too much and its very slow. Mainly it gives problems with RubyMine, but it is also giving problem with chrome and ...
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Formating SSD prior to install multiple OS

Maybe it's a stupid question but is it possible to partition a brand new ssd 500Gb before installing any OS on it? I would like to install Win 7 64bit home premium and linux ubuntu or mint as the ...
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2010 Macbook dual boot freezing

I have installed an ubuntu dual boot on a 2010 macbook via USB and it is randomly freezing when I do things, when I boot up instead of showing the ubuntu loading screen, it shows a graphical mess of ...
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Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?

This may be probably is a newbie question, but I've used Ubuntu before and haven't had issues. Today, I decided to put a linux OS on my HP Pavilion G6 laptop (Win8). Since I tried Ubuntu before, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see partitions

My laptop has 3 partitions, but when I install Ubuntu none of them are visible as in this screenshot from the partition editor on the Live Media. If I create a partition and shrink my volume C ...
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Allocate memory from Windows to Linux partition

I found out I can do that with gparted, but I am just wondering, in my case, how to act and what steps to take, because the partitions situation is messy: So, sda1 and sda2 are the system reserve ...
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Problem booting to windows 8.1

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 and everything was fine. But I forgot to turn off the fast boot from windows and now I can see windows in grub but when I choose that it locks ...