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Can not move in mbr menu

I have Windows7 and Ubuntu 13.10 installed, but I can not access to Ubuntu. MBR start Windows only, without any menu. I have created a menu in GRUB for booting Windows or Ubuntu (tutorial Using ...
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Cannot switch between windows 8 and ubuntu OS

I have been using windows 8.1 OS previously, but due to some work I had to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows. The installation was successful but now when I start my computer it automatically ...
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Common drive for Ubuntu 32 bit and 64 bit

I have searched askubuntu before writing this but was confused. I have a hard disk which is having 320GB of space Now I partitioned it like 78 GB for 32 bit Ubuntu 78 GB for 64 bit Ubuntu 160 GB for ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04

Setup: Custom built Haswell i7 system, Windows 8.1 installed first, then installed Gnome Ubuntu later for Ruby development. Gnome keeps crashing, throwing up error messages, etc.... Now I want to ...
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Ubuntu General Instability / crash triggers Windows 8.1 startup repair

Let me begin with my usual statement that I only ask questions on StackExchange sites when I can't find anything on Google, and that my question-asking skills are rusty, so forgive me blah blah ...
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Dual boot does not load Windows after installing Windows drivers

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Then, I installed some drivers on Windows from a CD (chipset, NVidia, LAN and audio). However, when I now boot into Grub and choose ...
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How to create a bootable windows USB stick on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to dual boot win7 and Ubuntu. I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 , and I couldn't find a way to create a bootable USB stick. I tried "winusb" but It didn't work. Any advices?
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When will Ubuntu release an update to work flawlessly on Surface Pro 3?

I wanted to load Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 3 but after some research have realized there are way too many issues. Such as WiFi unstable, type cover not working, Bluetooth stylus not fully functional, ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on ssd

I have recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD, I currently have Windows 7 installed and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer I cant see the SSD in the dropdown menu (the one ...
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Can't dual boot Ubuntu14.04 on a 64-bit AMD ,Gigabyte PC

I newly purchased AMD FX-4300 PC with 4GB RAM,512 GB HDD,mother board is Gigabyte.I installed windows 7 64 -bit in it.I tried to dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit amd-iso but it always stopping ...
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Hard Disk SMART Attributes FAILING

I have a dual booted lenovo ideapad z510 computer - windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 (mainly used). Since a few days, while I go into ubuntu, errors of not able to read from hard disk , kernel panic , etc ...
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Unsafe NTFS mount even with no fast restart

I have disabled fast restart and still get the following message upon attempting to mount Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Operation not permitted The NTFS ...
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Dual boot system fails to boot at all! Help

I have a persistent problem of recovering my hard drive. I had Ubuntu and Win 7 installed on my DELL xps m1530 (Core Duo 2). After manipulating my partitions in windows, I got stuck in grub rescue. I ...
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Can't access Windows 8 after Ubuntu install and after Boot-repair

I know there are alot similar posts but none of them helped me. Here is my information from Boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9319037/ The story is I tried to install Ubuntu while I was on Windows ...
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Always boot into Ubuntu, but with Windows option on restart

I'm not sure if this is possible - I've tried searching, but can't seem to find anything. I run a dual boot system, Trusty & Win 7 - being in the former about 98% of the time. Here's what I'd ...
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I installed GRUB bootloader on the Win SSD, should I be worried? Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Notebook's SSD. Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the other (m.2) SSD. I'm not really experienced with this stuff, sorry. I installed the GRUB(?) boot loader onto the ...
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Install ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 in different hard drives

I use Ubuntu 14.04 as my operating system and recently I bought a new hard drive where I want to install windows 8. How I can install 8 in the second hard drive and then be able to boot them from the ...
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Install programs in other directories

I have a PC with a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I want to have Ubuntu and Windows dual boot. I am OK with this bit. The problem is that I want to partition the SSD in 2 60GB partitions and have one for ...
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How can I install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu

I am currently using the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I would like to install windows 7 alongside with Ubuntu. I saw a girl running windows 7 alongside ubuntu, when she turn on her computer, he ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and elementary?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu and elementary on the same drive, but keep the home, swap, and boot partitions separate. Will this prevent applications from accessing the other OS (I want to isolate ...
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Can't boot to GRUB/ubuntu on dual boot machine

I have a computer with a dual boot ubuntu 14.04/windows8.1. Recently, my windows screwed up and I had to factory reset it. Everything was fine: my system downgrade to windows 8 and I still had the ...
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T440s Dual Boot m2 ssd help

I'm not really experienced in this stuff and english isn't my native language so.. sorry, but I hope you can help me I bought my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s a week ago, it has a 256gb SSD and 256gb m2 SSD, ...
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Ubuntu install stops at “Creating ext4 file system for / in partition #1 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sdb)…”

I'm installing desktop ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit on my second HDD (160GB). I have my main 1TB WD HDD for windows 8.1. When installing ubuntu on the newly formatted hard drive it always stops at ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14 with win7

Am so pissed off with win7, planting every now and then, I decided to start with Ubuntu. However, in order to migrate smoothly, I do need at beginning to have dual boot until I can get rid off win7. ...
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How can I install ubuntu 10.04 alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I tried many times to install ubuntu 10.04 using a installer DVD alongside windows.But its saying that the metalink file cannot be downloaded. please help me to install ubuntu 10.04. I needed ...
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How to recover /boot overwritten by identical /boot? [closed]

I spent 6 hours on this and I've given up. I am not finding a method to recovering a /boot partition that was overwritten by an identical /boot partition. This isn't your regular average grub ...
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Corsair m45 compatible with Ubuntu? (mouse) [closed]

I'm building a custom pc, and I think of buying this corsair m45 gaming mouse. However, in the requirements (at the bottom of the page), it mentions that I must have either Windows 7, Windows 8, ...
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Error Booting Ubuntu / Windows 7 on Laptop

I tried a lot of guides and walkthrough I found on the net, but my problem still persist: I installed the UBUNTU 14.04 LTS release, and installed side by side my Windows Installation. When I finish ...
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Unable to chose the OS to boot

I am new to this totally installing stuff; probably this could have been a duplicate.. but i m not finding what exactly i wanted.. I had a HP pavilion laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted ...
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Some Wi-Fi connections are very slow, but internet is good

I use dual-boot between Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything runs smooth except one problem: The Wi-Fi doesn't always work well. I can connect with different Wi-Fi networks, but some networks are ...
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How to remove GRUB after uninstalling an Ubuntu dual boot

I've read other posts about what to do, and this is what I've tried: First I deleted the partitions that Ubuntu made. BUT the original partition that I made is still there. I'll get into that later ...
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How to install Ubuntu on the HDD, with Windows 7 ultimate on the SSD

I'm a newbie on Ubuntu and up to now I use it from a permanent USB pendrive. Now I've decided to install it on my HDD. My PC has an SSD with Windows 7 Ultimate and a standard HDD that up to now I'm ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu while mainting dual-boot with Windows?

I am kinda new to ubuntu and the whole linux field, and have some concerns. First, I currently have Linux Mint 17 dual booting with Win8.1 via grub 2, my question is how to remove linux mint and ...
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Dual boot for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 Lenovo S510P laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. But not able do boot repair, [or] edit grub; so when I power on laptop I should get option to go Windows or Ubuntu. ...
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Is it safe to dual boot ubuntu in c drive running windows 7? [duplicate]

I have instlled windows 7 in my pc. I need a linux os, hence i chose Ubuntu. Can i install Ubuntu in my c drive ?
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How to migrate Ubuntu and Windows from Legacy boot to UEFI boot?

I had installed Ubuntu and Windows(an ext4 partition and an NTFS partition for each) in the LEGACY boot mode,not knowing what difference it would make if I installed in UEFI instead.But I have been ...
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pxe-e61 media test failure Ubuntu Dual boot Win

So I had win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot and it was all working fine, but after I enabled the Intel Rapid feature on win this error "pxe-e61 media test failure check cable" started showing up ...
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Grub not showing during startup in dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

While booting, windows automatically gets started. To use Ubuntu I have to restart by pressing the [Shift] key to get the grub menu. Please help me fix the problem so that I can get the grub menu ...
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How to install dual-boot Ubuntu on ASUS F202E Notebook

Have an almost 2-year old ASUS F202E notebook that came with Windows 8 and subsequently upgraded to Win 8.1.Since new, it has been a dog. 2GB of non-upgradable memory is nowhere near enough to run ...
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Dual boot mac/Linux on my dual HDD MBP late 2012

So I've got a SSD as my Primary and an empty HDD in the optical bay. I want to run linux on the second HDD. Ive made the HDD bootable with linux but for whatever reason I cannot get it to install, it ...
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Step by step instructions on how to remove grub2 or mount the EFI partition and delete files (UEFI)

everyone very sorry if this is a duplicate question however I cannot seem to get the instructions on other questions to work. I have been trying to uninstall grub and Ubuntu. I have looked at a lot of ...
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fsck00##.REC files being generated during copy/move between FAT32 partitions,data loss

I have two FAT 32 partitions,one NTFS and an ext4 partition on my system having dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10.Sometimes when I copy/move files between the FAT partitions,the copying does not ...
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Ubuntu x64 does not boot

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my pc (i7 2650QM, 8 Gbyte RAM, GT540M), but whenever I try to boot it, I get only a black screen and a heavy working hard disk. Even if I wait twenty minutes ...
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Can't update grub on persistent live USB

I'm trying to update grub on my live usb and I get the following error: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Any ideas? Nothing I ...
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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it? [duplicate]

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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unable to boot in windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 14.04.1 and using boot repair

i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 8.1. After installation ubuntu was not able to boot, so i used boot-repair option for ubuntu. But after that i am not able to boot windows 8.1. it is not ...
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Dual booting android-x86 and ubuntu

I came across this post and I tried this with no Luck. I have a sony vaio laptop i am testing this on with android-4.4-RC2 build. I have used the grub customiser to edit the menu entry and this is my ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Dell computer

I have a Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it as Dual Boot, but unsuccessfully. I have created a USB boot with latest Ubuntu image on it. I have also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE boots with blank screen

Ubuntu 14.04 was working perfectly on my university laptop Hp Probook 440G2 until I filled the drive fully.It gave me a warning that only 529mb is available.Then I tried to install Vlc media player ...
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...