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Transfer speed are superficial (Extremely high)

When I make a file transfer from HDD to pendrive(cheap sandisk USb2.0), Transfer speeds are extremely high (80-250MBps) intially and transfer indication stops(sometimes hangs) at end. It will usually ...
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Installation problem in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I'm running windows 8.1 pro in my HP laptop. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop alongside Windows but I can't do it. I asked in several forums about this problem & they say I need to disable ...
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How to recover ubuntu and windows 8 after installing windows 7

i have a dual boot between ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 but i installed windows 7 now i cant boot with ubuntu or windows 8 even the grub cant load the three OS's
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ubuntu 14.04 wireless greyed out

i'm dual booting windows 8.1/ubuntu 14.04 on a hp pavilion g6-1d98x and my enable wi-fi button is greyed out. i've had this problem on every linux i've installed don't know if its a driver problem or ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to 15.04 [duplicate]

I have dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. I want to upgrade the version of Ubuntu to 15.04. Will that affect my data? And is that possible? If yes, how can I do that?
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Asus ux31a- I cant boot and I lost some options from the bios.

Ok, here is a little bit long story. ( sorry for the bad English ). laptop info: asus ux31a windows 8 64x pre installed windows 10 64x for now bios info Aptio American Megatrends version 2.15.1227 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows: No way to create new partition to be the root in free disc space; options greyed out

I tried to do some solutions specified in the internet but all the answers say you are not specifying any partition to be the root partition (the main system partition).As already mentioned i ...
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Unknown Partition Table Error on Boot Randomly after Reboot: Conflicting Device Mode

I get an error on the boot that I took a screen shot below. Also the output of the fdisk -l command is shown. sda: unkwown partition table is the error. And then conflicting device mode. I am running ...
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Dual boot with two separate drives

I currently have my computer setup dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1. Both operating systems are installed on separate physical drives. My question is that now I have a new laptop (which I will be ...
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How to install Ubuntu after installing Windows?

I have three local drives, C, D and E in my Windows 8.1 installation. C drive is where Windows is installed. I've my E drive emptied. I have downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO image and created a ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu installation which resides in windows partition

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop and after asking some questions on this same forum, decided to install it alongside windows. I had a free, but allocated partition and my intention was ...
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Whitewashes the screen

afrter reinstail my ubuntu 14.10 my laptop (Acer Aspite 5750G) begin whitewashes the screen when I start Ubuntu, I use double boot with Windows 8.1, I try to make another USB live Linux - Fedora, but ...
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I cannot run Windows without connecting the flash drive in which linux was installed

I've installed Linux into my flashdrive from another flash drive while windows 7 is running. When I start up my computer with the flash drive in which linux installed , it appears 4 options ( Linux, ...
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Unable to install GRUB in dev/sda, two hard drives, Windows 8 on sda

I have a N751JK ASUS notebook with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my second hard drive, but the installation is failing with this error message: Unable to install ...
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How to install Windows 8 next to Ubuntu?

I've installed Ubuntu and now I want to install Windows 8. I've already done restoring of grub from the terminal, but now I dont know what to do. What should I do to install Windows? Please tell me ...
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How do I access Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, and this probably seems like a stupid question, but just how do I actually boot up Ubuntu? First, I shrunk my hard drive and created a new partition, and then ...
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Laptop starts Windows 8.1 after instlling Ubuntu 14.04

I have a new HP Pavilion 15 with windows 8.1, and want to have Ubuntu alongside it. I created an Ubuntu 14.04 liveDVD, disabled fast boot, and changed the boot order. Then I installed Ubuntu. After ...
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Is it safe to remove “diag” flagged partitions?

I have a samsung laptop which came with windows 8 on a 1TB HDD. I am preparing my disk with gparted. I expected to see 2 or 3 partitions but there are actually 7! Now I've brushed up on UEFI and gpt ...
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after pm-hibernate my computer won't boot

i wanted to test hibernation on my dell inspiron M5110 laptop. this laptop is setup to dual boot windows 7 professional en ubuntu 15.04 after setting my laptop to dual boot that and selecting ubuntu ...
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No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda. Is that some pain to a only Win8.1 system?

After I made a dual-boot (Win8.1/Ubuntu 14.04) I wanted to remove Ubuntu. I am a really newbie guy at this. First I deallocated the Ubuntu partitions at Win8.1 and joined them into the Win8.1 OS ...
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grub can't find my windows install

I just added a new SSD to my laptop. I installed windows on it, and booted into windows, and all is good. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my second SSD, reboot, and no grub menu! I installed some ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside windows and something else

I am going to install ubuntu in my laptop in which windows is already installed. I tried installing Ubuntu once and quit the installation since I am not sure whether I should go for install ubuntu ...
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Link to restart from Windows to Ubuntu

I have standard dual-boot system: Ubuntu and Windows. Grub is configured to launch Windows by default. Is there a way to create some kind of link in Windows, that would: restart Windows boot into ...
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creating swap partition, convert primary partitions to logical

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop which already has got windows 8 installed in it. I had a 30GB free space and I allocated 29 out of that 30 as primary partition for Ubuntu. I wanted to ...
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Ubuntu installer stuck at “configuring boot loader…”

I dual-booted my windows with Ubuntu 14.10 Due to some failed upgrades, there was something wrong with most of my drivers... The sound wasn't working eventhough the speaker test works and the wifi ...
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GRUB menu does not show after shutting down and restarting from Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio with pre-installed Windows 8 dual-booted with Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8 on my Vaio. When I shut down from Windows and start the laptop, I get the GRUB menu and can select between booting with Windows and Ubuntu. However, after ...
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automatically switch the boot order in grub2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Server and Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop installed. My task is: restart running Ubuntu Desktop (with crontab) boot into Ubuntu Server do backup etc. restart running Ubuntu Server boot ...
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How do I get rid of GRUB without formatting my HDD

I couldn't find an answer to my question so I thought I would ask my own. Today I tried to install Kali Lunix from a USB drive. I WAS running a dual boot with Ununtu and Windows 8.1. Every time I ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Won't boot or Shut down

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 I love ubuntu but I ran into issues recently. most of the time I boot it gets stuck at the purple screen or I get the error [ 17.912.611 dw_dmac ...
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Will Ubuntu work on the HP ENVY 17 j180ca?

I was wondering if Ubuntu will work on my laptop. By working, I mean having the correct drivers (especially the graphics, because I do a ton of 3d design). Here are the specs: -HP ENVY 17 j180ca (Pre ...
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Symlinks dont work after restarts— then restarting nautilus fixes it

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to folders in a partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Unable to mount internal hard drive on startup. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently replaced a secondary internal hard drive that died. The new one worked for several days and then suddenly I got an 'unable to mount hard drive' message when booting up. I wasn't able to ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 14 and WIN 8.1 - Windows takes over

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 from an official web page and installed it as instructed by many different sites on a pre-installed Win 8.1 VAIO laptop. I was able to boot to Ubuntu and play around, even ...
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Dual OS, Xubuntu works, Windows 7 no internet, and black screen

I'm having a similar problem. I bought my Lenovo ThinkPad L450 without any OS installed. I first installed just Xubuntu without any trouble, all was working well including no trouble connecting to ...
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Symlink problems with OSX dual-boot

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to files in a shared partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 with USB

controller found and freeze I am trying to install ubuntu to my old mac. I have portioned the Memory and added the ubuntu.dmg to the USB Drive. I have tried both Ubuntu 64 and 32 bit, and so far both ...
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Syncronize mouse sensitivity Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 dual boot?

How would I do this? It's driving me quite nuts getting used to the Ubuntu 14.04 sensitivity(I have it set to lowest) and my Windows 7 one. It's.. Close, but a bit different, and it's causing me to ...
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Failed to Boot: Starting Version 219

Got this when booting my computer: PCC probe failed. starting version 219 Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, ...
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Is there a way to debug install problems?

I have seen lots of people having the same issue as I am. I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I am trying to install ubuntu/elememtary OS/Linux Mint along side it, using a USB stick. My ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not loading on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 but I want to install Windows 8. For doing so, I need to have Windows 7 installed on my laptop (Windows 8 only upgrades Windows 7). While installing Windows 7, I found out that I ...
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Expanding Windows partition easily

When I installed Ubuntu onto my hard drive, I already had Windows installed. I had to allocate space for Ubuntu, and I did so using a cute little slider. I made my Ubuntu partition a bit too big ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on same SSD, with an extra HDD, UEFI

I have been using windows 7 for about 2 months now with the OS installed on my 250 GB SSD and other things like games on my HDD. I have been trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 onto my SSD ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after runing ubuntu from flash drive

I have been trying out using a usb to boot lunix and it worked but now I can not boot into windows 7 it gives me the error "This is not a bootable disk Please insert a floppy and press any key..." I ...
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14.04 unable to boot after formatting different primary drive in Acer r7

I have owned my Acer r7 for about a year now and within the first week I installed a 120gb evo msata as a secondary boot drive running ubuntu 14.04. I had setup luks encryption and all partitions ...
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Windows does not load properly after Ubuntu upgrade

I had a dual boot of Ubuntu 32 bit and Windows 7. Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 64 bit. When there is no grub, Windows loaded properly. But with grub, I get a strange screen after choosing Windows ...
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Default boot into Windows [duplicate]

There are many posts here about how to boot into Windows with Ubuntu installed, can't find any about my specific scenario... I have a ProLiant server running Ubuntu, and it's useful sometimes to be ...
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Upgrade dual boot windows [closed]

I currently have a dual boot of Windows 7 32 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 I'd like to upgrade windows to 64 bit. Is there any simple way to do that? Should I remove Windows completely from my computer and ...
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ACPI PCC Probe failed. starting version 219 Welcome to Emergency Mode!… ERROR-MESSAGE

Hello i recently noticed the following error at System-boot and was basically stuck at the Emergency-Mode. I even reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 right after this error, but without deleting the other ...
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How to make ubuntu work from pendrive [duplicate]

How to make ubuntu as pendrive bootable after downloading it from the website? and how much capacity pendrive will be ideal?
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If I install Ubuntu along side Windows 8 can I designate either OS more space later?

So if I give Windows 8 more space to begin with, will I be able to give Ubuntu more space later if I change my mind? Thanks!