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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 ...
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Give more Hard disk space to Ubuntu

I know my question have been asked quite a few times on this forum but I am not sure if my situation is similar to what was described in those threads hence I decided to create a different one. Anyway ...
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Grub cannot detect Windows 10 (UBUNTU INSTALLED FIRST)

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro triple booted with two Ubuntu (15.10, 14.04) and Windows 10. Initially I wiped the hard drive and installed Ubuntu. To install windows I reformatted the hard drive to GTP ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu on Separate Hard Drives

How would I go about dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu, the windows drive is on an ssd as my c drive and my s drive is a hdd that I want to use for Linux. I have no idea what I need to download it or ...
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Grub issues, cont

Okay, so I posted some questions online last night. While they didn't get resolved my bigger issue right now seems to be my desktop will not boot without my windows installer usb I made plugged in. I ...
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How to boot from a usb in UEFI mode on a Dell Inspiron

I want to dual boot ubuntu 15.10 with already installed windows 10 (upgraded from 8). From what I've been researching, in order for ubtuntu to be dualbooted with windows 10 on a uefi machine, the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 5G WIFI issues

I currently have a dual-booted computer running Windows and Ubuntu. I also have the option of connecting to a 2.4Ghz and 5G network in both the Windows and Ubuntu menus. However, while 5G works in ...
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is it possible to crouton ubuntu to windows? like you can from chrome to arch?

ok so i had a chrome book awhile back and croutoned it to linux and could switch back and forth between the OS's. it was great. except i hated chrome. i sold the chrome book. i now have a pc. i have ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 10, can't get passed loading screen

I CANNOT install Ubuntu. I have a new MSI laptop with Windows 10 and want to dual-boot Ubuntu. I followed these guides as well as help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI for installing in UEFI mode and ...
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No operating system selection screen

I have been using Windows 10 as my default OS. A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 through USB. When I start my PC I can't see any OS selection screen. It boots Windows 10 directly. But if I press ...
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Ubuntu not able to boot up and fresh installlation also not possible

I messed up with my ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to gnome-desktop-environment by running the command sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment, but I closed the process in between because I didn't ...
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Windows 8.1 bootloader is not working after install Ubuntu 14.04

after installing Ubuntu 14.04 windows boot loader is not opening ... when i turn on my laptop it boot directly ubuntu . There is no option to boot windows boot loader. I didnot delete or format any ...
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Probook 4530s dual boot [duplicate]

I have a probook 4530s with ssd as primary and an hdd in upgrade drive bay instead of dvd writer. Win 8.1 is already installed on the first, I would like to install ubuntu on the second and dualboot. ...
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Duel Boot Ubuntu / Win 7 on Tablet, How?

none of the other QA help because I'm not technical. I just want to try U and then get away from MS entirely. Creating a boot USB thru Pendrivelinux was impossible - kept directing me to useless ...
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How can I get the Ubuntu Installer to recognize that my system has windows 10 installed?

I'm currently trying to dual boot my Dell inspiron 7000 series laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Windows 10 is already installed. However while messing with installing other linux distros i seem to ...
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Dual Booting with both SSD and conventional HDD

I want to use the solid state drive for Ubuntu and the hard drive for Windows. (Most people seem to do the reverse to judge by the Internet posts.) How is this best accomplished? Thanks in advance for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04-Windows 10 dual boot makes windows hang

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04<>Windows 10 system. It has two SSD-drives, 256 GB for Windows and 128 GB for Ubuntu and one 1 TB HDD for data. Ubuntu works without any problems, Windows 10, ...
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Grub Customizer will not install on Ubuntu 14.04

enter image description hereenter image description hereI am trying to install Grub Customizer to customize Grub menus, without success. The following instructions (which can be found on various ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot issue on a toshiba sattelite P 50 A 11 L

I had ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10 installed on my toshiba, everything was fine. But after a month, my computer starts only on widows, I tried everything I could but I cannot access the ubuntu ...
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The selected boot device failed…Ubuntu 15.10 OS will not load

So i am trying to install ubuntu and get it to work on my laptop dual boot with Win 10 I have two separate drives: one the ssd which i have the windows os which i dont want to touch On the other ...
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Ran install from ISO to disk(Trial)Ubuntu 14.04, the disk installed beside windows10 but now have 2 screens to load…

Turn on power, screen asks which to load(From windows) So, I select windows, and poof, good ! Then if I choose Ubuntu, a screen says stuff, and ESCape is my option. Then I choose to boot (f9) ...
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How enable hibernate option in dual boot with Windows 8

I'm using Ubuntu with dual boot option with Windows 8. I need help with enable hibernate option in both OS. because I always want to change between OS without affecting my ongoing works. help...!!
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grub rescue after creating new partition from windows

I'd successfully installed Ubuntu 10.04.03 LTS with parallel to existing Window 7 Professional. Both the OSes were booting properly without any problem. After install I needed to do sudo update-grub ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu in while having dual boot Ubuntu and windows 10?

I'm having Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 dual-booted but I want to reinstall Ubuntu in the same partition without making any changes or problems in the dual boot option and removing windows. Is it ...
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ubuntu partition grub mount failure

I have tried install a Ubuntu 15.1 partition on my window's 10 lenovo t450 machine with a usb. After running boot-repair in Ubuntu, I found out there was a problem with mounting grub2's core.img with ...
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How to boot on Mac OS X? Emergency

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition of 50 GB.My main OS is El Capitan.I don't have rEFInd installed and now i cannot boot on my main partition even while pressing option key.I can also unmount or ...
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dual-boot distros without re-partitioning & able to run second distro in VM

When my laptop HD w/ Ubuntu 12LTS crashed a year ago, I decided to change up and try 32-bit debian for a while. Now I need to install 64-bit ubuntu again, but I still want to keep the debian distro ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives? [duplicate]

I used to be an Ubuntu user a long time ago but went back to Windows because it didn't satisfy my needs yet. But back then I used Wubi to install Ubuntu because when I tried to install it myself, I ...
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Is my Ubuntu partition gone?

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu and Win10 machine. Windows was hosed and I fixed it using using unetbootin. Ubuntu disappeared i.e. the boot menu that had Ubuntu and Win went. Now I only have Win10. ...
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Dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu: GRUB Problems

I tried to Dual-Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. But I can not choose to start Windows, when I turn on my Computer (Lenovo ThinkPad E330). I can access all my files of Windows from Ubuntu, because ...
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Help me win this war!

History: The map: I have a dual-booted laptop, Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04. For Ubuntu, I have a separate partition, which stores my data. The enemy: sudo chown -R hadoopuser /, which literally ...
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Ubuntu boot automaticaly instead of windows 10

I've installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 10 (Multiboot), but when I restart my computer, Ubuntu boot automatically without showing me a menu to select which OS to boot. Steps I used to make ...
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Boot Repair disk not successful

I have Windows 10 dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I recently increased my ubuntu partition's size using GParted. Now, to repair the GRUB, I am using boot-repair disk which gives following error : ...
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Please unmount any logical partitions having a number higher than 7

I saw many questions and answers for solving this issue but none solves mine. So, please read my question and reply. My partition sda8 is /(root) partition and i cannot unmount it so as to delete ...
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*Grub* Windows 10 doesn't start anymore

I have a SSD with 2 partitions. The first one belongs to Win10 and it worked fine. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on the second one and it also works fine. Problem is : When I boot, Grub is correctly ...
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HELP! Ubuntu (12.04) doesn't load at all after installing lxde! Can anyone please help me?

I was using Ubuntu (12.04) precise pangolin on an old machine (intel core duo dual booting with windows xp). I thought the unity shell was taking too much ram so I installed lxde. It installed a ton ...