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Invalid Partition Table- recursive allocation on /dev/sr1

I am trying to allocate disk space to my Ubuntu image on Virtual Box and am stuck at a point wwhere the GParted says "Invalid Partition Table- recursive allocation on /dev/sr1. Please help. Image for ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu (dual boot) [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 and re-install it using VirtualBox. I had installed (dual boot) it using an USB stick. Now I have a problem in locating the partition to be deleted. from ...
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Will boot-repair ommit entry for manjaro

Recently i ran boot-repair and it worked like a charm and even kept the windows launcher. more recently i installed manjaro. it reinstalled grub2 and showed an entry for ubuntu and manjaro but not the ...
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having trouble booting from hard drive [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a 1 TB sea-gate backup drive (an external drive). but it doesn't start like it would on one of your systems. when i press the on button and leave it going without going to ...
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What boot files should be in ubuntu folder on EFI partition?

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10, but now grub won't boot via Clover. It starts to, but then I get five little red squares in a line on a black screen, and the boot goes no further. Clover always booted ...
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Grub fatal error - which partition for grub?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside with Windows 10 (using USB stick), but at the end of installation process a "fatal error" appears, saying that grub failed to install on /dev/sda and ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 doesn't boot; hangs after fsck

I have just installed xubuntu 16.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron Mini as a dual-boot with Windows 7. When I booted it up for the first time yesterday, it worked fine. Today, however, I see the following: /...
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Change the order of Boot Drive

I have dual OS in my laptop, and I cannot change the order of their booting. As I start the laptop directly Windows opens. In order to use Ubuntu I need to keep pressing "esc and/or F9". How can I put ...
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Windows7 - Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot setup

I have been using EasyBcd to create a dual boot menu for my Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I had it set up yesterday fine, but tried to go another route (which failed), so I tired reverting ...
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GUI chainloader for internal USB

I have a USB pcie card with two internal ports. I have a spare 2gb USB stick that I'd like to use as an extensive chainloader so that I can boot to obscure partitions and even use GPT in my old ...
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Can't boot to windows 10 from grub and ubuntu won't boot

I previously had Windows installed in BIOS mode. I tried installing Ubuntu in BIOS mode and it just booted to Windows. So I installed it in UEFI mode and it said: You will have trouble booting to ...
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Hide files in dual boot:

I have windows and ubuntu in the same system. I have hidden some files in the windows, but those files become visible when I use Ubuntu 15.10. How can I hide those files in both the OS?
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Fresh install Ubuntu 16.04 : Not possible to boot Win10

Fresh install Ubuntu 16.04 on disk sdc. Windows 10 is on sda. During install, I chose to put grub on sda, I guess it was a mistake. Grub does not see W10, and if I choose starting on windows hd ...
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Is it possible to fully install ubuntu instead of dual booting it with windows 7 [duplicate]

After i dual booted Ubuntu on my laptop i noticed things haven't been right on my windows 7 OS and some programs that i'm trying to download on my ubuntu os is not working because of the other OS ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 will not install alongside Windows 7, but 14.04 will

I have an Acer Predator G3610 desktop with Windows 7 - the last computer I have without Ubuntu as either dual-boot or sole OS. I shrunk the Windows partition so there's a good 300GB of unallocated ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 16.04 with a Dual Boot with another Distro

I trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 on a system with Windows 10 and Suse Leap 42.1 already installed and running. Ubuntu's install from a DVD has very limited partitioning flexibility. I ...
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I can't install (boot-repair) on my Unbunt 12.04 LiveCD

I had a Linux Mint 17 on my PC. Then I installed Windows 10. I lost the Grub. While recovering it I've used the following steps: Got my Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD [Because I've lost my Linux Mint 17 LiveCD]...
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how to know on which window drive(C,D,E), my ubuntu is installed [closed]

My ubuntu is installed on /dev/sda11 partition , but how to know on which window drive(C,D,E) , ubuntu is installed
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Does Pentium 2 run with the i386 iso?

Couple of things here... I need my old HP to run ubuntu. But there's two problems here. -The HP notebook is old -It's running on Pentium 2 processor from Intel. So i'm wondering if the i386 iso ...
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I have two Ubuntu boot entries, and when I try to remove one, it automatically comes back

I'm currently dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu on a UEFI system. When I run: "sudo efibootmgr -v" the output is as follows: BootCurrent: 0000 Timeout: 0 seconds BootOrder: 0002,0003,0004,0006,003A,...
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not detecting the windows after partitioning

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 in dual-boot with Windows 10. My C: drive in Windows 10 had 120G and I divided it to three drives (the Windows drive 50G, a drive for swap 17G and another drive). ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 15 and GRUB bootloader? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu from my laptop as well as GRUB bootloader. My laptop is currently dual-booting windows 10 and ubuntu.FYI I don't have any windows installation disk. Is there any way I can ...
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Partition problem while installing ubuntu

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongwith windows 10, dual boot. I'd created partition for the ubuntu but during the installation the partition is shown as "unusable space". I've searched put many ...
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grub2 wont load Ubuntu on dual boot

Having an issue with a dual boot setup that is being run from Windows boot manager. I can successfully load into grub2 from Windows boot manager, however it seems that grub2 cannot locate to the ...
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App to shrink Windows partition on WinXP

I have a WinXP machine that I'd like to make dual-boot with Lubuntu. The standard advice is to shrink the Windows partition from within Windows as Windows is fussy. The problems I'm running into are ...
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How do I install Ubuntu to a USB Hard Drive without the GRUB Bootloader?

So recently I've gotten my hands onto a decent enough hard drive that can run Ubuntu good enough and installed it. It was a Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0, though I don't know the model. I installed Linux on ...
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Removing Windows from Dual booted Windows-Ubuntu system [duplicate]

I dual booted windows with Ubuntu and I'm out of space on Ubuntu so i want to switch to full on Linux but the only way I know how to merge drives is on windows so my question is how can I go from dual ...
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Windows 10 / Ubuntu dual boot help [duplicate]

I want to uninstall ubuntu and use just windows only again. I use grub customizer to dual boot and I don't know how to get rid of the dual boot. Help please!
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Windows not appearing in GRUB

I have a Macbook pro running both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. When I initially installed Ubuntu, I received an internal error which didn't cause the desktop to load, so I reinstalled it. At the time, ...
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What is the best/most correct way to prepare the HDD for a dual boot? [closed]

I need to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04, but first I’d like to know whether or not there is a best / most correct way to do it, technically speaking. Note 1: Ubuntu will be my default ...
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How to hide grub unless key is pressed?

I have 2 OSs Windows 8 and Kubuntu 16.04. Kubuntu is my primary OS. I would like my laptop to boot directly into Kubuntu, unless I press SHIFT key during boot to make Grub menu visible. Again. I want ...
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Network Adapter & System Time Problems on my ROG GL552VX Laptop

Every time I first boot my new laptop into 16.04 LTS, and then reboot into Windows 7 (needed for my work), I get those 2 problems : 1) System Time gets a 2 hours difference in Windows (5.14pm under ...
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how to transfer hard drive from on pc to another, HDD contains grub (dual boot win10 and ubuntu gnome)

I need to transfer my SSD that has dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu Gnome 3 to my secondary PC. I tried to simply take the disk out and put it in that secondary pc but than I'm having problem loading ...
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reconfig crypt sd5_crypt login

Note received on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS software updater: Not enough space available The upgrade needs a total of 103 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional 28.8 M of disk space ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 BIOS skipping and cannot change display settings

I just started having a couple of problems with Ubuntu that occurred at the same time, which makes me thing they are related. I dual boot into Ubuntu and Windows and all of a sudden my BIOS screen ...
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Ubuntu cannot boot through logical UEFI partition. But boots fine through primary partition on external drive

recently I installed Ubuntu on UEFI mode to see how it boots. I however, could not get it to boot through UEFI on a Logical EFI (a small FAT32 partition with the boot flag on) partition on the HDD. In ...
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Grub not installing in uefi mode

I have windows 10 installed and i want to dual boot ubuntu with it. I have the bios in uefi mode and my ubuntu live usb is in uefi mode and i know because i get the black grub looking menu instead of ...
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cannot understand difference of my drives

I have four hdd in my pc. one of them is installed with windows7 and one of them is recently installed with ubuntu 16.06 and two of them are just for storage. After ubuntu is installed, I clicked on ...
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Ubuntu not booting UEFI

I have windows 10 installed and I have just installed Ubuntu. When installing I chose the "install alongside Windows boot manager" option and everything seems to install fine. No errors. But there is ...
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Shutdown Freezes on Ubuntu 14.04 (2015 Macbook Pro Dual-Boot)

I recently did a dual-boot on my 2015 Macbook Pro Retina. I opted not to use rEFInd, instead selecting sda1 (/boot/efi) as the mountpoint for my boot partition. I cannot shut down my computer without ...
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Only load ubuntu bootloader sometimes [duplicate]

I have a win10 and ubuntu 16.04 dual boot setup. However I mostly use win10 and only use ubuntu for certain tasks. Is there anyway to suppress the ubuntu bootloader when starting up and only bring ...
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Recovery Windows boot entry

so I had Windows 10 in my laptop. I decided to install Ubuntu having a dual-boot system. For some reason I thought it would solve some issues I was having (not relevant for this case) if I formated ...
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Boot repair does not work

Grub does not appears after I used boot repair. The only message that appears is minimal BASH-like... I don`t know what to do anymore! http://paste2.org/bH7gAAIe
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installing ubuntu and starting windows isn't in boot option

I didn't installing ubuntu alongside my windows7. I have windows7 installed in my ssd and ubuntu in another. Right before I install ubuntu, I unplugged all my other hdd. 1st because it the ubuntu ...
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Multiple active partitions error while booting full Ubuntu from USB on different computers

I followed exactly everything listed in this guide to install complete Ubuntu onto my 32gb USB Install Ubuntu directly to USB Then I restart my laptop, pressed F12 and I see another option named "...
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How to extend root partition volume using GParted on 14.04?

I recently received a notification after the latest updates (Ubuntu 14.04.4) that I am running out of space on my root folder. I performed sudo apt-get cleanbut the space freed doesn't seem to be ...
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How can I remove ALL grub2 files and reinstall them? In other words, reset grub2?

I have been using Grub-Customizer ever since I've had Ubuntu, but I've noticed it having more and more issues lately. About two weeks ago, I reordered the grub entries and put them in sub-menus using ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Battery Drains to 50% in shutdown in 5-6 hours [HP pavilion Gaming Notebook]

I have a dual boot system with windows 10. I use ubuntu most of the time and in the night when i shut it down with 90%-95% battery. Next morning when i open up the laptop, the battery is drained to ...