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Can't install 14.04 (32bit) dual boot with Windows 7

I've made a Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit install DVD. When I boot it on my Lenovo laptop I don't get the dual boot option, only 'Replace' or 'Something else'. Help! I chose 32 bit because the laptop is a 32 ...
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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 8.1 after “Trying Ubuntu” from a USB stick

I'm a student who wants to get his feet wet in Linux so I thought I would try Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.04.1 LTS from the Ubuntu site and created a USB stick with it. I also disabled fast boot in ...
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GRUB slow respond to key press

So, I new into Linux, Ubuntu and that stuff, but I think I like it. My problem is, the first key pressed after GRUB shows up, GRUB needs really long (about 2-5 seconds) to show any respons, after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed legacy on windows 8 prepackaged laptop (asus)

Here is the rundown... Windows 8.1 came preinstalled on unit, disk manager confirms it was installed with EFI Asus bios 209 will not boot from USB unless secure boot disabled and CSM (legacy ...
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sudo reboot… but do it from another partition

Is there a way to reboot indicating at the same time a partition from where to boot? As if I were in /dev/sda1 and I wanted to reboot from /dev/sda2 saying "sudo reboot /dev/sda2". I suppose this ...
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wifi issue on Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 13 running 14.10 dualboot Win 8.1

Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot Intel N7260 WiFi adapter Driver module: iwlwifi Kernel version: 3.1.0-25-generic firmware version: 25.222.99.0 I'm getting a solid WiFi connection on Windows ...
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How do I restore my system back to windows 8.1 (from ubuntu 14.04)?

Not knowing what I was doing I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS over my windows 8.1, technically erasing everything off the hard drive and replacing it with linux. (I was trying to set up so I can dual boot ...
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Unable to boot windows8 after instaled ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode [closed]

last week i purchase a new laptop in which windows8 is pre-installed. now i want to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 [following these instruction][Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 ...
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Drive missing issues when INSTALLING WINDOWS from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hello i recently installed windows 8.1, i had windows 7 installed, but one of the updates from windows 8.1 corrupted my system and it was UN-fixable so i decided to format my hard drive and start from ...
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Dual-boot not working

I have installed Ubuntu in my notebook, used it by the first time for a few hours and then turned off the computer. But when I turned it on again, my Windows loaded automatically. In the System Setup, ...
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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

I originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, using grub to give me a selection of operating systems to boot to when it starts up, and that works fine. I decided I wanted to try the Windows 10 ...
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Partitions doesn't appear right way during installation

Previously I tried to install Ubuntu on my Laptop And selected install it longside Windows 7 and click install, then I shocked when I saw that all data of HDD has been deleted and become one partition ...
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Thunderbird profile on Ubuntu and windows 7

I am trying to use the same profile on Ubuntu and Windows 7. I moved the profile to a partition accessible by both systems. I can load it on windows 7 without any problem. Idem in Ubuntu. If I boot on ...
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Boot repair detects legecy mod when EUFI is enabled

I installed on my computer ubuntu 14.10 with windows 8.1 in dual boot but when I start it, grub doesn't show up. I tried running the boot-repair but I get a message that my bios starts in legacy and ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 14.04

Of course, I know my question is very similar, but I tried some ways and it didn't work. Here is my problem: I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Ultimate. When at choosing partition for ...
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Whole disk unallocated? Gparted error or partition overlapping?

Story: Yesterday I wanted to make my Ubuntu partition bigger so I ran Windows (Dual boot) and decreased size of my D drive size. It wanted me to reboot computer, when it was starting up it done ...
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Different initramfs problem

I'm installing Ubuntu alongside a windows 7 for the first time. And I'm seeing an initramfs prompt at every boot. As I have seen, I have to do something like: sudo fdisk -l to know which device ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Windows 8 System [duplicate]

Good day, I wish to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8 system. I've about 100 GB left on my SSD and would like to keep aside 30 GB for ubuntu. I've looked around the forums, and there seems to be ...
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Dual boot suspend and wake other OS

Is there a way to make it so that when I wake my computer from suspension (or hibernation), I can choose which OS to awaken? If so would this be operating system specific, or an option in grub, or ...
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Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?

I've decided to go with the dedicated home/data partition way of doing things for my first multiboot configuration, and for that reason have a bunch of symlinks linking to where I've mounted that ...
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Ubuntu keeps booting from live CD after installation

It seems everyone else has got the exact opposite of my problem. They can't boot from Live CD but not other way around as I am...or at least that's what I'm assuming the problem is. Here's what I ...
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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install, windows 8 vanished

so I'm very new to Ubuntu. While trying to install it on my HP pavilion 17 it froze causing me to do a reboot. When I rebooted Windows 8 has vanished and I can only boot Ubuntu, which wouldn't be a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Log-In Black Screen after GRUB

Dual-Boot Ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside W8.1 About 4 days ago while last on Ubuntu14.04LTS I'm reading a .pdf format book that has been there for a few months now with no problems. One of the regular ...
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Can not move in mbr menu [on hold]

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 ...