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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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''Radio device: ideapad_acpi' is a huge battery drain on my Lenovo Ideapad U410. Running Ubuntu 14.04

So just a few days ago I installed Ubuntu for the first time ever on my laptop - Lenovo Ideapad U410. I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Although since the beginning I've been fixing many ...
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fdisk /dev/sda fail, possible to restore?

I'm new here, so I hope I post this in a place where someone is able to help me. Earlier today I was messing around with fdisk to be able to run my windows partition through a VirtualBox. At a point ...
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How to solve “boot in insecure mode” error?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 x64 on my laptop. But I always get "booting in insecure mode" message and then nothing happens. My laptop has BIOS Legacy not UEFI. There's any option about security ...
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Ubuntu-gnome now alone on harddrive, how to remove multiboot menu [duplicate]

I want to remove all trace of multi-boot now and make Ubuntu boot up without grub that was installed when Windows 7 was there. Now Windows 7 is gone but not the boot menu. How do I remove this?
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boot from USB drive Ubuntu or Windows 8

As security I would like only when I have the USB drive plugged in the laptop to be ask if I would like to boot my Ubuntu desktop otherwise to boot my installer Windows 8 . Could anyone let me know if ...
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New Notebook Medion Akoya E7416 (MD 99460) Linux compatible? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu and would like to know, if this notebook with Intel Core i5-5200U will work with Linux. OS is Win8.1. I tried to start Linux from a stick, that failed. On other machines it ...
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Ubuntu is not finding swap partition

I booted Ubuntu on to a new computer today. I created 3 partitions 20g for operating system 200g encrypted /home and 12g swap. But sudo swapon -s brings up nothing and when I boot it also say swap not ...
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initramfs problem with Installing Ubuntu from USB on ASUS N61Jv

I struggle with the installation from USB. I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and then formatted the USB and burnt the iso. The checksum was OK. I removed the ...
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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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Is it bad to use ubuntu and windows on same machine? [closed]

I am dependent on some of application like Photoshop and illustrator. I know these apps has alternative at ubuntu. But these has not enough feature like Photoshop and illustrator. In that case I am ...
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Help with restoring windows 7 boot from ubuntu grub

I just sold my old laptop on ebay and had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on separate partitions on the same hd. When I restored factory settings to Windows 7 I deleted the partition that Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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Minor problem with Grub entry for Windows 8.1 - Only Windows Boot Manager shows

I have done the seemingly impossible. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a machine that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Yes, it took some tweaking. But I finally got Grub to load up when my ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...
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Install windows 7 pro after a clean install of Trusty [duplicate]

Can I install Win7 Pro after after a full install of Trusty without any partitioning done before hand. I have been a Mac user since 1989 and have no windows experience or Linux. My kids want to know ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot even after boor repair disk on Windows 8.1 dual boot [closed]

Ubuntu 14.04 stopped booting after verification of Windows 8.1 on Acer Extensa 2510. Tried the boot repair disk on windows 8.1/ubuntu 14.04 dual boot. The grub menu appears but it's only windows 8.1 ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu on Lenovo PC's in UEFI mode

First my compliments for this post: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) It explains the dual boot installation very well. The post also says that ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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Dual boot of windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I run windows 8.1 and I feel like having a dual boot. Every time I start installing ubuntu, my system does not recognise windows. My partition table is GPT. What should i do to use ubuntu and windows ...
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How do I remove old Ubuntu versions

I've installed 14.04 "alongside" my older versions of Ubuntu, and now I want to delete the older ones, which are taking up too much space. What is the best way to do it?
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Grub problem in uninstallation of Ubuntu in Windows 8 [closed]

I uninstalled Ubuntu by following the online instructions here. First, I addressed the command prompt to fix the boot. After typing bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot , I did not reboot my PC and ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Homebuilt Windows 7 Ultimate desktop with multiple HD's

I have a homebuilt Windows 7 computer with 2 1.5 Tb HD's in a Raid 1 config and an another empty 1 Tb HD. I am trying to install 14.04 on the 1 Tb HD and keep getting the error “The attempt to mount a ...
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Formatted ubuntu now grub rescue error [duplicate]

I dual booted Ubuntu with windows on an ASUS N76VB. Then I wanted to delete ubuntu completely so i decided to format the partition with ubuntu on it (not the most clever solution i know). Now when I ...
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Is Ubuntu destroying my internal HDD?

I have an Inspiron 3521 that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu, and it was working good. But, when using Ubuntu, I heard a lot of noise from my laptop ...
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not enough space on /boot for upgrade, even after purging old kernels and clearing files

Okay, I'm a 'nix newbie, so at this point I don't really know what questions to ask, or what output would be relevant for y'all. This is also the first time I've ever posted on a forum to get help, as ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu on Dual Boot with Windows 7 [closed]

I tried-Installing Ubuntu 12 with the help of a pendrive by PendriveLinux, which froze the screen during the installation and as a second try, I tried it with a Virtual Machine (VMWare) which yielded ...
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External Hard Drive not detected in Ubuntu

I have a 1TB laptop hard drive that was converted into an external hard drive by means of an enclosure. The problem is, when it is plugged in before booting, the BIOS of my machine detects the device, ...
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Making ubuntu take over windows space on mac

I have a macbook with triple boot OSX, Windows 7,and Ubuntu, which took me 2 weeks to make it work. I boot with the rEFInd and Grub2 boot menus and have now discovered I don't need Windows anymore. ...
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Bootloader location, dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 & Kubuntu 15.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I dual boot with Windows 8.1, and now I would like to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside all this to see if KDE Plasma 5.2 + SDDM works with nvidia-prime ...
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Backup one internal drive to another internal drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 that came preinstalled with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows and till the last week it was working perfectly. But, since yesterday I am unable to use ...
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Why cant I install ubuntu on my hp pavillion dv9608nr?

I am relatively new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have 14.04 installed on several desktops that are working perfectly. All have been installed using the same usb drive. I have a HP pavilion dv9608nr, that I ...
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Windows and Ubuntu as dual boot and when partitions should be primary and logical?

I have two drives 80GB and 500GB, I want to use 80GB for Windows 8.1 and 500GB drive for ubuntu 14.04LTS. I read lot of forums/tutorials, but I am confused someone using Primary for Swap, Root and ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu-Win7 does not show in Grub menu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu onto my PC. When I went to install it, there was no option to install alongside Windows, so I partitioned space for it myself. Ubuntu booted up just fine, but when I went ...
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Sony Vaio S dual boot issue

I used usb stick to boot and install Ubuntu in legacy boot option since it did not boot in UFI Install alongside windows option was not available so I install it manually everything went fine but ...
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I dual booted Ubuntu 14 with Windows 8.1, now I can't boot into WIndows 8.1 in GRUB.

I tried using boot repair, it didn't work, and my only option on the GRUB is Ubuntu. Here is the link to my boot repair if it helps. http://paste.ubuntu.com/10239509/
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu after dual-boot with Zorin and then Zorin hdd died [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04.5. A couple of days ago i install Zorin 9 lite as dual-boot with Ubuntu. Next day, for some unknown reason, the Zorin's hard disk died. Now, i can't boot the original Ubuntu. ...
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Resize partition for Ubuntu/Windows dual-boot [duplicate]

I'm dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. While installing, I gave Ubuntu 50GB of my disk space but now I'm finding that it is small for me. So is there any way I can decrease my Windows C: drive ...
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How would I go about installing Windows 8? [duplicate]

I purchased this laptop a year or so ago and immediately switched to Ubuntu since it was faster and did everything that I needed it for faster. Except now I would like to dual boot, but can't figure ...
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How do I recover my original 11.04 installation and do a dual-boot installation of 14.04?

I was advised by @terdon to update my original question and put together the details that followed in response to various sugegstions. Here it is: I had a working Ubuntu 11.04 installation, ...
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Dual Boot, autorun fail, unfamiliar with Grub, etc

I am a new ubuntu user. I have a new Windows 8 machine and wanted to be able to dual boot by putting ubuntu on an external usb 600gb hdd. I followed the directions I found here: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 not detecting windows 7 or partitions

I know this has been asked and discussed a million times, but to be honest the more I look around for solutions, the more confused I'm getting about it. I partitioned my HDD, created a bootable USB, ...
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No dual-boot available after installation of Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows [duplicate]

After I completed the installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows I don't get the option for dual boot, it boots straight to Windows. I used an USB stick to install.
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no partition after installing ubuntu

I cannot boot back my windows 8 disk after Ubuntu install. I installed Ubuntu. Probably I selected my main disk (I wanted to used the diskonkey disk). After about 3-4 screens (selecting time zone) I ...
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Backing up Entire Ubuntu System to External Hard Drive with Windows Partition [duplicate]

I just used the windows backup utility to store a bootable image (I think..) to a 1TB external hard drive. Do I have to store the Ubuntu partition (backup) to a different sub directory in the hard ...
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Where to install bootloader for ubuntu/windows dual boot ssd+hdd

I'm brand new to ubuntu, but I've done a lot of research and I'm currently in the middle of installing ubuntu on my laptop. I looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but every answer out ...
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How to dual boot windows 8 in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently running ubuntu 11.04 on my macbook and I would like to dual boot both ubuntu and windows 8. There are many tutorials on how to install ubuntu while runnung windows 8 but not the other ...
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Extremely slow(ethernet) speed on Ubuntu 14.04 vs Windows 8.1 (dual boot)

I recently dual booted my laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 after reading this post: http://everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html Now, with ...
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Link to Windows desktop gets broken [duplicate]

I mount C:/, and I create a link from my Ubuntu desktop to Windows desktop. However, when I restart the computer, mount C again, and double click on the link, I get the error message This link cannot ...
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Partitioning for dual boot [closed]

My motherboard is a Asus am1l-a with a uefi bios. I have a 120 gb ssd and a 3tb hdd I plan on adding another 3tb hdd. I plan on installing Ubuntu as my main os and Arch as a secondary just for messing ...