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How do I install Ubuntu on XPS 15 with 32GB cahce?

I should preface this by saying that I am pretty tech savvy but haven't worked with Linux a lot and am installing to become more adept at using and tweaking the operating system. The more detailed ...
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Loading directly to windows

I'll start with that I'm fairly new to Linux, but I did briefly use Ubuntu once in the past when I was still on Win7. My problem, Is I installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 but when I boot the pc I have no ...
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If i install Elementary OS, will it automatically be added to the grub menu? [migrated]

I currently have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed. When my pc starts up, it shows me the Grub menu, it shows an entry for Mint linux and the windows boot menu. I am wondering, if i was to install ...
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Repartitioning on dual boot machine

Years ago, when Redhat failed on LILO, I was given an Ubuntu CD and booted from it. From there, I could see how the partitioning was set up. I was not only able to correct the issue with finding ...
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How to Dual-boot Ubuntu 15.10 with Windows 10 (OLD HARDWARE! NO UEFI) [duplicate]

I have a bootable USB that has Ubuntu 15.10 on it. I used UUI (Universal USB Installer) to do this. Keep in mind that I have a computer built in 2010 that was made to support Windows 7, but I upgraded ...
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Where will the boot loader be installed if I choose “install alongside windows 10”

The situation of my disks and partitions: disk 1 260 MB --->EFI system Partition OS(C:) 118.48 GB NTFS --->Boot ,Page File, Crash Dump,Primary Disk Partition 499 MB --->Recovery Partition disk 2 ...
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WINDOWS 10 AND UBUNTU 10 BOOT/GRUB PROBLEMS

I had a dual system of windows 10 and ubuntu. After relocating my partition, UBUNTU doesn't work and I when I am trying to use boot repair, the program indicates that "The boot of your PC is in Legacy ...
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Lenovo thinkpad W540 and Ubuntu 15:10

I am a new user of Linux OS I have this laptop w540 with these configurations Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Physical Memory DDR3, 32.000 GB Logical Sector Size Samsung ...
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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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kernel panic and Stack with CapsLock and ScrollLock

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 in a machine with ASUS H81M-K (Bios 1002 8/12/14) with pre-existing Windows 7. The system is dual boot with one HDD. While there was no problem during installation and ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Live won't boot - Nouveau and Nvidia

Overview Installing Ubuntu 15.10 and when trying to boot into a live version of the install, the boot hangs and returns the following after mounting and the like. iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Unsupported ...
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Difficulty during choosing the OS [closed]

I'm using windows 7 32bit and i have installed ubuntu on my pc. Everything went perfectly well. but the problem is when i reboot my computer and that window asks me to choose an operating system, my ...
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How to check if hardware clock is in UTC or Local time

From what I've read the hwclock -r command only returns the time in local time no matter how it is set. I think hwclock --utc or hwclock --localtime will change the clock to UTC or localtime. But I ...
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Trying to install ubuntu with built in partitioner

I am trying to install ubuntu and use the built in partitioner but I cannot find the 'free space' option to click. I looked online and there should be an option that says free space but it isnt there. ...
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how do I fix grub rescue? [duplicate]

So I read another article on how to fix the grub rescue... which this this one right here: Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition! So pretty much what I did was this set ...
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Grub crashes when installing windows 10

I tried installing Windows 10 alongside my existing installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine till I rebooted my system for the second time. Firstly, the GRUB menu shows Windows 7 ...
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Keyboard not working when installing ubuntu

How do I enable it, I used unetbootin and boot from removable device, but the language selector screen doesn't let me use my keyboard
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load grub2 from winodws boot loader ? building an mbr file for grub2?

Many boorloaders like vboot and grub4dos provide a .mbr file that i can use to load the bootloader from windows bootloader. So, How can i build a a file like this for grub2 ? is it possible to tell ...
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Dual Boot Encryption (Windows 10 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) [closed]

I've been struggling to find a dual boot encryption guide on-line that is up to date and was wondering if someone smart could point me in the right direction. I'm using a fairly common dual boot ...
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Ubuntu takes long time to boot

I recently installed Kali Linux in triple-boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. Before installing Kali, both Win and Ubuntu boot quickly. Now Win boots normally and so does Kali, Ubuntu instead takes ...
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Could not install Ubuntu using USB

I download an Ubuntu iso from ubuntu's official site and made the bootable USB(For this, I tried with 3 different programs, YUMI, unetbootin, universal). Then I updated the device priority for ...
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Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed!

Trying to install uBuntu for the first time. Attempting to Dual Boot on a SSD with windows 10 fresh install. I have created a bootable USB from the ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso and when it boots i ...
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how to reinstall ubuntu as part of dual boot with windows 10

As in this previous question, my Ubuntu has crashed unrepairably, so I must reinstall. Currently I have a dual boot partition with Windows 10 (working fine) and Ubuntu 15.10 (dead). My laptop is a ...
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grub entry for slackware from another drive

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my machine with following partition structure: /boot 512MB / 50G swap 4G /home 100G~ and I have another drive which has slackware 14.1 on it with following ...
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Problem with installation of LUBUNTU [duplicate]

I have just installed Lubuntu on a laptop. I was trying to install it alongside Windows and therefore chose the option for Local Volume control (I think that is correct) and expected that when I ...
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Files > Devices apps in Ubuntu 14.04 question

I'm using Files apps in Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot with Windows 10),it's similar to Windows explorer, on the left side of the window, there are 3 "folders": Places, Devices and Network. Under Devices, it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual boot

As I am a noob in Linux being as I only started using it this week, I was wondering for help I have a Laptop running Windows 10 and while I love Windows I never had enough space or Logical Processing ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual boot but internet not working in Ubuntu no Wifi or LAN connections

I tried not to duplicate a question but the one that is similar to my issues got no answer. Wired and Wireless internet not working in Ubuntu 14.04 I have a dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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in a dual boot system windows does'n start up via grub

I have a dual boot system (windows 7 alongside with ubuntu 14.04) my computer was working well until two days ago and both operating systems was running fine, but now only ubuntu starts up and ...
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“Disk drive for /boot/efi is not ready yet or not present” after reinstalling Windows

There are a number of questions with very similar titles on this site but none of them really helped me. If I missed something, please let me know. So here is my story: My laptop was shipped with ...
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must boot under rEFInd sub option vmlinuz

So I was having issues controlling brightness on my recent install of Ubuntu 15.1 on my MacBook pro and rashly followed the directions here : Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 on a 6th Intel generation processor

I was unable to dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. My laptop's specifications are: • Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz quad core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz) • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 • 8GB ...
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Unable to Dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 with windows 10

I wasn't able to dual boot ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series intel i5 processor,Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M 4GB, RAM 8GB, 256SSD. I have downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 and I have created a ...
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Not able to install any linux distro

I messed up with my ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to install gnome-desktop-environment by running the command sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment, but I closed the process in between. After ...
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Permanently Remove GRUB and Linux from Triple-Boot System (GRUB Lingering After Attempted Removal)

I had a triple-boot system consisting of Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kali Linux (can't recall version, should be irrelevant anyways). I have no further need for a triple-boot system so I've ...
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Issue while dual Booting Windows 7 Ultimate with Ubuntu 14.04.3

I am trying to dual boot my laptop which has Windows 7 Ultimate currently installed [ Not Licensed]. I'm following this link for the same - How can I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu? After I restart ...
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Network disabled on boot

Im running LXLE 14.04 (lubuntu based) dual boot with Windows 8.1 Recently I installed 3.13.0-77-generic headers and everything was fine until I did a reboot and chose 3.13.0-65-generic. My network ...
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Is there some sort of( asymptotic?) threshold limiting tthe number of partitions Ubuntu can handle on my GUID Smartdrives?

I have about 3 OS's, including 2 flavors of 'untu, on each of two laptops. So far Ubuntu has been great at handle my predilection for extra partitions. This has been the case with 14.04, 14.10 and ...
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Black screen with kernel 4.5

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my laptop in dual boot with windows10 and it worked fine but the Wifi. So I read that I have to copy some firmware files and if still doesn't work update the ...
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No option to Install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10

I am having a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I do have a basic disk, so that is not the problem. I also booted into the installer from a USB in Windows Advanced Startup. Before ...
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How to install Ubuntu on separate Windows partition?

I have two separate hard drives: C:\ with Windows 10 and D:\ with data. Now I want to make two partitions on D drive. One with 80GB for Ubuntu installation and other one with all data I have right ...
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Dual boot win10 / Xubuntu - Install can't find windows

Trying to install from a usb key. I tried a boot-repair, but it didn't work. I got this url: http://paste.ubuntu.com/14728885/ I have windows on the first HDD, where i shrinked its partition to get ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and sharing second HDD with Windows

I currently have: SSD Disk (54.5 GB free of total 112) Windows 10 installed here I would like to install Primary Ubuntu here HDD Disk (172 GB free of total 465) I would like to have Logical ...
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Unable to chainload OS X Clover bootloader from GRUB

So I have a triple-boot setup in which I have just updated OS X (Hackintosh) to the newest version and a new bootloader (from Chimera to Clover). It looks something like this: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ...
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With secure boot disabled, is there long term vulnerability to malicious code (on 14.10 and 15.04/Win multiboot setups)?

In a nutshell: is it really a good safe idea to leave Secure Boot disabled? I have two laptops with LinuxMint,Xuntu, Ubuntu 14&5 Win 10 and Win 8.1 between them. Grub 2 works fine with /,/boot ...
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Looking for other operating system during installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB. I shrunk my Windows 10 partition and formatted my usb as fat32. When it starts installing it says "Looking for other operating System" and when I ...
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ubuntu 14.04.3 bootloader cannot be installed at specified location

[retina 15" Macbook Pro 2014, rEFInd, OS X, & Ubuntu 14.04.3] Installing Ubuntu, I've chosen the 'Other' option from the template menu. My partitions are setup as follows: /dev/sda free space ...
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Can I disable SecureBoot, even though my motherboard doesn't give me the option to do that?

It does not give me the option to run alongside windows during installation, tried to make Grub2 pop up manually, but it kept giving me an error. I run UEFI btw.
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Cannot install 14.04 alongside of windows (boot device not recognizable)

I already have windows 10 enterprise, and I'm trying to get Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot but the bootable device keeps saying: missing operation/operating system and kicks me back to my bios. I have ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 15.10 on HP ProBook 440

I've seen many question like this in the forum, but no one reporting this specific behavior. I downloaded the iso file ubuntu-15.1-desktop-amd64.iso I checked the file's md5sum and was OK ...