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update-grub does not see another linux

I've installed Gentoo from Ubuntu on /dev/sda4 using this tutorial, which uses Ubuntu instead of LiveCD. But tutorial did not have anything about updating GRUB. So I did it as usual: sudo ...
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Option to boot to Windows 7 disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The dual boot used to work perfectly but after some days of happily using Ubuntu I realized that the option to boot into windows 7 ...
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Neuroimaging Use: How big for partitions (root, home, swap) and some other Qs

I will be using my Ubuntu for neuroimaging use. This is my first time using -- I've been using Macs for the last few years so am not familiar with using Ubuntu on a regular PC. A few questions: Are ...
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How do I bypass Windows bootloader screen using grub? Also, how do I bypass chameleon bootloader of hackintosh using grub? [closed]

I have Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Insider Preview, Ubuntu 15.04 and hackintosh (OSX Yosemite) installed on their own partitions. I am using grub as default bootloader for booting. I can boot into any of ...
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How to dual boot linux and mac os x leapord on ppc?

I want to run ubuntu on my imac g5..... but i also want to keep mac os x 10.5.8 leapord... dual booting seems like a good idea but does anybody know how i would go about doing this? (P.S. does adobe ...
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Can the live CD repair boot problems? [duplicate]

I would like to know if the live image of a Installation disk can be used to recover the system or Grub?
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Re-installing OS's, best order?

So I was going to take this weekend to throw in another SSD and install Ubunutu on it. But Windows (Win 7) has been acting up lately, so I was thinking I was going to go ahead and reinstall Windows ...
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Duel boot ubuntu and hackintosh

I have an Lenovo Yogo 2 Pro with ubuntu installed. I need a OS X install for app development. Is there any guides to install a hackintosh and dual boot ubuntu? If possible I would like to use grub to ...
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trouble dual booting an Acer Aspire V17

I have an Acer V17 nitro, with I7, GeForce 860M, 1TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, backlit keyboard and Windows 8.1 How do I achieve a dual boot with this new laptop?
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I need to uninstall ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu from a Ubuntu LiveCD image to dual boot. I did this on my GFs Windows 7 system and now she wants me to remove it so she can have her Win 7 back, she got tired of the boot options ...
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WinUSB Installation Error

I'm trying to create a bootable windows USB stick, but when I get to the installation process, it gives me this error: > Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating device... Mounting... ...
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How does this partitioning page work? [duplicate]

I just dual installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7, using Wubi. It went pretty smoothly, but when my Ubuntu home screen came up and I opened the "Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS" icon, this screen came up: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual boot problem with windows 7

I have a problem switching back to my windows 7. I have a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04 LTS as main and windows 7 the other. I tried running some codes today such as sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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How Can I Switch Between WIndows 7 and Ubuntu [duplicate]

Im new to this and want to get Ubuntu. I currently have the Ubuntu files I need on a USB so I can download it from there. I still want to keep Windows because I have some things on there I prefer ...
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System time drifts terribly on Ubuntu 12.04.5 Dual boot

I have a problem of system time drift on my newly-installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual boot with Windows 8.1. By the word terribly, the drift is clearly noticeable by your eyes when looking at the seconds of ...
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Stuck on login screen after upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. The new system worked perfectly while the computer was still on, but after I shut it off and tried to boot, I started getting some really strange errors. First of ...
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I need Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu in windows8 .but dual boot is not showing. when i am starting system ,Ubuntu only getting starting. how to change in dual boot. i want get back windows8 and its files. please ...
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Installed Ubuntu Desktop using a partition on my extra HDD but Win8 keeps booting instead?

I just installed Ubuntu on a HDD and when I restart my computer, it goes straight to Windows 8 login. I have 256GB SSD (where my Win8 and other important programs are installed), and another 2TB HDD. ...
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Won't boot dualboot selectio interface by default [duplicate]

So I've been running a dualboot windows 8.1 with ubuntu, and ran into a problem, so I deleted the ubuntu partitions, and removed the grub. Now I've reinstalled ubuntu as dual boot and it works fine, ...
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Installing Bootloader/Grub2 on USD with Ubuntu on HDD

I have a Lenovo y510p system with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. It has UEFI with secure boot and I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.2. I am not a too tech savvy person and want to look at ...
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Anyone have experience booting the OS from a NAS drive?

I'm currently trying to fix a old laptop of mine but unfortunately I have broke my last memory stick which limits my options on how I am going to fix it (gparted for instance). Right now the laptop ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on USB with UEFI

My desire is to do the following. The computer has W8.1 on the HDD and it is using UEFI I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on 32GB USB stick in a way that I can install regular updates and it remembers ...
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Boot Repair Ubuntu 14.04-(HP g7 pavilion 2247us)

I have a HP g7 pavilion that came with windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 using Pendledrive (I think the spelling is correct).EDIT: I will be using YUMI exclusively from this point on to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7 dual boot ssd - Is Samsung evo 850 a good choice?

Is Samsung Evo 850 a good choice for running Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot with win7? My main OS is Ubuntu 14.04 with WinXP running alongside on virtual box. My laptop is an Acer 1810tz (dual core su4100, ...
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Help with Dual Boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on a different partition than my Windows 8. When my machine boots, it loads Ubuntu automatically so I searched and found that I can use boot-repair to fix that. I ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu menu, not to mention Windows operating sys

I loaded Ubuntu Linux using a CD on to an original laptop's operating sys being Windows 8. I ran the Ubuntu "alongside" Windows, although I noticed when I tried to access the windows 8 option, it ...
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Ubuntu Desktop shortcuts 'No longer exists'

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 dual-boot. If I try creating a shortcut of a folder from my local drive, say "E:" and send it to ubuntu desktop, the next time I log in to Ubuntu, the folder ...
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partition formatted

a couple of days ago i was downloading a torrent overnight on windows and the following day when i opened the laptop, bittorrent showed that it was working for only 3 hours though i left it for ...
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Installed Ubuntu to my laptop and am stuck in Windows

Grub didn't overuse Windows boot manager and I can figure out how to boot from grub on the bios. I only have one drive and every time I boot to it it goes to windows.
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Cant boot into Windows 8 through grub2 menu

I installed kubuntu15.04 alongside windows8.1 and it worked perfectly for some days...but it stopped showing grub menu so I installed EasyBCD software and I think I messed up with its settings AND NOW ...
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How to get data off a Windows partition when “primary GPT table is corrupt, but the backup appears OK”

Was running Windows 8.1 on my Asus Laptop (U37VC). Blue screen; error 0xc000000e. Figure I've screwed up the boot somehow (some hard reboots lately after annoying lags). After disabling the boot ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from the grub prompt

Short question: my computer shows a grub prompt when I start up, how do I boot Long question: After I dual Ububtu 14.04 on a Windows 8.1 computer using this guide: ...
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How do I re-enable windows partition after moving drives?

I realize the general idea has been answered many times before. My trouble it that my situation seems too specific to address as a Google search. I have a windows 7 based drive (150GB) that was ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external drive

I have a system running ubuntu 14.10. I have installed another ubuntu (14.04) into my external drive. The new installation is bootable from a windows 8 laptop but not bootable from my ubuntu laptop. ...
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Is my windows 8.1 still available or not ? I tried dual booting with Ubuntu 14.04

I have been going on threads of dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. I can only boot into a live environment of Ubuntu using a LiveUSB. Without a LiveUSB, I can neither boot into Ubuntu nor Windows. I am ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 cannot log into any user accounts

I recently updated to 15.04. After switching to my windows partition to print something out, I switched back and now I can't log into any of the user accounts, not even the guest account. I think it ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 along Win7 - Windows was not detected and probably got overwritten

Background information: I've a Lenovo u510, which comes with pre-installed windows 8 with their "new" UEFI boot system as you know. I need Ubuntu to run ROS for fun in my spare time and I need ...
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I've installed ubuntu 14.04 over windows 7 now I want upgrade it to windows 8 but I want to keep Ubuntu how do I do that or is that possible

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 over windows 7 now I want upgrade it to windows 8 but I want to keep Ubuntu how do I do that or is that possible?I have Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit ...
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15.04 Uograde alongside windows 8.1 duel boot

Having run a dual boot since 14.10 Ubuntu, it has run perfectly smoothly and updated happily; however I installed the 15.04 upgrade yesterday and now the GRUB menu appears and boots smoothly into ...
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Ubuntu not loading on restart

I have two hard disks: Disk A, where Windows is installed; and Disk B, where Ubuntu is installed. Whenever I restart my PC, only Windows is loading and there is no trace of Ubuntu.
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Booting to Ubuntu on Different Partition

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a second 44GB partition on my computer. But I can't boot to it, my computer only boots to my first partition, without asking me.
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I cannot re-install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1

This question may seem repeated but I have other more issues. I installed 8.1 in my dell 5537 and dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04..I worked well..I installed with alongside windows option..It took ...
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Dual boot with zorin [duplicate]

So, I am very fluent with computers, but I am very used to working with windows OS so I am pretty confused what to do here, or if it can even be done. I have a Zorin ( I don't know what version) and I ...
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Dual Booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After I finished installing Ubuntu on my second partition, it tells me that I have to restart, but then it just boots into Windows 8.1 without asking ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition after formating windows ubuntu 14.04 lts

I am unable to mount an NTFS partition in Ubuntu after I formatted Windows. The cause of the problem is the same in Windows and the partition wasn't opening at all so I formatted it and the problem ...
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Boot-repair disk failed

I have a Laptop. My windows 7 broke and another commenter advised me to download bootrepair disk, which I did and now I have ubuntu 64bit 14.04 installed as well. I can't boot Ubuntu at all (or ...
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How to install ubuntu on already existing partitions [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 32bit because I'm a noob and now I've uninstalled it to install the 64bit version. After uninstalling I'm left with two new partitions a 80GB and a 26GB from the previous ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing alongside windows 7

I'll tell you my problem first then explain how it all happened. I'm a complete noob so please explain as easy as possible. My windows 7 broke and I got Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB stick and used the live ...
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Win Xp and ubuntu dual boot problem

I am running 14.04. I also installed win XP later on a physically different disk (the disk on which ubuntu is installed was powered off during win XP installation). Now i have connected both disks to ...
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Unable to Boot to Either System After Dual Boot Install

I just performed a clean dual boot install on an HP laptop that came with Windows 8. The install said it had completed successfully, but when I restart the machine, or power down and power back up, ...