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Unable to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 with pre-installed Windows 8.1 (Sony Vaio S series Laptop)

I recently installed Ubuntu on dual-boot mode with pre-installed Windows 8.1. When I turn on my laptop, it boots straight to Windows without showing boot option or GRUB. However, I can boot to Ubuntu ...
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Grub Rescue Can't Do Anything

Same problem as many other people, but I can't even go into BIOS because my keyboard is locked and the splash screen doesn't even show up. All i get is "grub rescue" and I can't type anything like the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + Mac: Pure EFI Boot with BURG

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my Macbook pro using as described in following article: UBUNTU + MAC: PURE EFI BOOT. So, now I want to replace grub2 with burg. I installed it using apt-get, and I ...
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Not booting any operating system

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) along with Windows 8. When I install it I give it just a 7 GB partition. After five days the Ubuntu partition is completely full (low space). So ...
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Windows 8 remove grub after booting

I'had Windows 8 installed on a SSD with 2 other Hard Drive, I intalled Ubuntu on the SSd (~15Go partition) and the Grub just worked fine, I could run Ubuntu and after a reboot I run windows8. But ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 after Fedora 21 dual-boot installation

I had Ubuntu 12.04 with root on /dev/sda2 and installed Fedora 21 with converting disk from MBR to GPT.Now I can boot into Fedora and have Ubuntu option in my GRUB, but it fails with error: kernel too ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 Partition!

When I was installing Ubuntu, I wanted it alongside Windows 7 so I had access to both. In the installation process, Ubuntu said "No other operating system detected" or something like that, so I follow ...
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

After having some compatibility issues with some software on Ubuntu, I decided I should dual boot windows 7 so I can use that software. After booting from an Ubuntu live CD and partitioning off 100GB ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect eth0

I use dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 / Windows 8.1. I formatted Windows, but grub didn't catch Windows. So I used boot-repair and it worked well except one thing... Ubuntu doesn't detect eth0 after I used ...
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Ubuntu + Windows Fails [duplicate]

I want to put windows and Ubuntu together in one pc (seems possible xD). I reduce my hard drive to 150GB and install Ubuntu 14.04 on that. All easily. He installed all well and I restart it. Then ...
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setting dual boot on a system with window 8 and ubuntu installed on different patitions

Note: I have seen some post on how to install ubuntu on a windows 8 pc. I think this problem might be different. I created 4 partitions on my hard drive so that I can put windows 8 in one ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer insists on running in UEFI mode

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 along side Ubuntu 14.04. I have managed to set this up successfully on my old laptop (which only uses Legacy BIOS) using an installation CD and EasyBCD. However when ...
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wont boot, freezes at purple screen, cant use terminal to fix at all. tried it already

installed ubuntu on a External HDD, wont boot first time installation ran after installing it to the HDD from windows and restarted. but it wont boot after that, it freezes at a purple screen. i ...
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Ubuntu and Fedora dual boot

i've successfully dual booted fedora and ubuntu, how do i remove the bootloader from fedora and just use ubuntu's bootloader for both fedora and ubuntu (Ubuntu version 14.01 and Fedora 21 )
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Cant start Ubuntu from dvd device

I am a long time user of Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it runnning on this pc with preloaded windows 8.1 I have disabled secure boot and dealt with UEFI, when I enter the BIOS I have moved CD/DVD boot ...
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Is my Ubuntu installation lost?

I used to have Ubunut 14.04.1 and Windows 8.1 with dual boot. I needed to reinstall windows 8.1, so I did. As you can imagine I lost GRUB. I found this page and followed the instructions... did not ...
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Program that switches between dual boot OS's?

Is there a program that gives me the option of switching between my dual boot OS's? Something like a "Restart into " option add-on. So instead of manually restarting my computer and selecting the OS ...
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Xubuntu. Help me build a system using Xubuntu with older laptop configured with Win/xp sp3 using only 1 of the partitions both partitions are 9.5 GB [closed]

I would like to give specs of this machine after explaining my situation. First, I have no background knowledge of (Unix, Linux, Ubuntu... etc.) What I want from you, instructions of how to download ...
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Toshiba Satllite e45t Ubunut 14.04 - Heats up quickly, low battery life compared to windows 8.1

I bought a Toshiba Satellite 45t recently with factory windows 8.1. Did the usual UEFI and secure boot disablement and proceeded with installing Ubuntu 14.04 - dual boot with the Windows. Three days ...
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Can't install packages and problems with LILO boot [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu Server, following the instructions How to Install minimal Ubuntu on an old laptop Though Installation was successful, and I was presented with a bare-bones terminal OS, which ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 - cannot load desktop with fglrx

I'm trying to maximize my OpenGL usage and fix a weird display issue. No solutions I've read about work, including this one and this one. I thought perhaps the open source driver was related, so I ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now cannot Boot into it!

I installed Ubuntu in my new machine.Before installing I made the following changes turned off the fast startup option in windows 8.1 changed the boot to legacy supported changed preference to ...
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BCM43142 WiFi not working in Ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I tried many solutions given for other BCM43 drivers and nothing helped me!! I saw one guy posted that WiFi wont work for Wubi Ubuntu of BCM43142. I do not have ethernet connection too in my home!! I ...
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Error on boot: no such partition grub rescue

I have a dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02), However recently I have changed my motherboard and since then I am getting an error. I have reinstalled both of my operating systems and ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu and other distro?

I have a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive and I have burnt an ISO image in it using: dd if=myiso.iso of=/dev/sdb1 When it completed, I tried to boot from the USB and got an error Missing or corrupt ...
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Why does my gparted look like this?

I'm having trouble understanding my current GParted report. I started out with two partitions so I could dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. Later, I tried to adjust the settings of my computer so I ...
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messed up my boot/efi, couldn't boot into anything, now boot repair is not working either

i "accidentally" messed up the boot/efi folder when i was trying to replace it with one i had copied earlier(stupid I know) When i rebooted the computer i could not boot into ubuntu 14.04 nor windows ...
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Failure to boot

I have repeatedly installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop i386 alongside Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 2400 several times in the past several days and each time the installation claims that it has ...
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No option to boot to Windows 7 on startup? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu to dual boot with windows 7 on my laptop. However, my laptop boots straight to Ubuntu without giving me a chance to boot to windows 7. Is there a way I could get a choice on ...
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How to delete both partitions from grub-rescue screen?

I'll go into deep details so you can understand what's going on exactly. I've been using Ubuntu and I wanted to experience different distros. On my PC, it wasn't dual-booted, I had only Ubuntu and ...
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Data Recovery from unidentified disk [duplicate]

I was having windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot. Somehow my windows 8 was crashed so i reinstalled windows but now i'm not able to access ubuntu as well the data on it.I checked disk management ...
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Grub issue, boot repair not working

I have an installation of multiple systems on my laptop. I m running on a asus vivobook x202e with an i3, a 240gb ssd and 4gb ram. I have: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Windows 8.1 and and fedora (Cant ...
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Windows 8.1 won't boot after Ubuntu install

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10728209/ Not sure what happened... I can see my Windows 8.1 partitions, but the PC will not boot Windows. I don't have a Windows CD. Any ideas?
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Installation of ubuntu on MBR HDD

I have got Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I want to install ubuntu on my laptop for my coding classes, but when ever i try installing it it just reboots and starts again in the boot menu. Later, i asked ...
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I can not boot windows XP Pro after installing Trusty Tahr 14.04

When I installed ubuntu I chose the option of Run alonside Windows Xp Professional. When the installation completed the computer restart itself and it brought me to the purple ubuntu boot menu. If I ...
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Problems with grub finding windows. Windows 7 / Ubuntu 14.04

So I'm gonna start out with this: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10720995/ Okay, so I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 installed on separate hard drives like this: sda: Ubuntu 14.04 sdb: Windows 7 sdc: ...
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chroot: failed to run command `/bin/bash' no such file or directory

i tried to install an encrypted ubuntu in a dualboot with this tutorial: How can I install Ubuntu encrypted with LUKS with dual-boot? But when i come to this point `sudo chroot /mnt` i get the ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 64 bit alongside a Windows 8.1 32 bit pc? [duplicate]

UEFI is not enabled in my PC so Windows 8.1 was installed in Legacy Mode and I was wondering I could dual-boot 64 bit version of Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 32 bit PC without any problems? Also if it is ...
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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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How to fix a corrupted partition table?

I was running a duel boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 when I suddenly could no longer boot my system. After booting into a live usb and run GParted I get this error: Input/output error during ...
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along side option is not showing while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have windows 7 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but alongside option is not showing. In windows 7 I have 3 Basic partition including "system Reserved" partition. I have also did a Disk ...
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GPT - Adding Windows and dual-booting with existing Ubuntu install

:~$ sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using ...
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(Unused) swap causing fan noise? [Ubuntu 14.10]

I was running Ubuntu 14.10 for a while without any (fan related) problems. The fan was very quiet and would blow slightly when e.g. viewing HD videos etc. Then I had to reinstall Ubuntu due to a ...
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How to safely go from dual boot Ubuntu/Win8 to single boot Win8? [duplicate]

So I had a Win8 laptop which I turned into a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu creature. Now I want to go back to solo Win8 and I want to make sure I don't screw up the boot manager things. Currently it uses GRUB ...
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Re-install working version of Ubuntu

I have an Asus laptop that I got over the summer which came with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu so I could dual-boot, but something happened (I cannot say what it was, for I really don't know) and I ...
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Help interpreting fdisk after boot problems

I duelboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on my laptop (unfortunately I can't remember which version of ubuntu I have). I today tried to boot it up and received the message "error: no such partition" when ...
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Grub2 rescue with Win7 & Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 and a Windows 7 in the same HD. And everything was working, but I created another partition in Windows to store data. And now I can't boot. error unknown filesystem grub ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 Ubuntu dual boot - why is the OpenGL profile low?

My GPU is AMD Radeon 6750M. I get up to OpenGL 4.1 in OS X. However I get this output from Terminal in Ubuntu: hdl@HDL-MacBookPro:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL ...
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Theoretical question: removing the wrong entry with efibootmgr?

Efibootmgr lists Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, as well as two other things that say UEFI (I'll update this with better info later, I'm on mobile). If I were to accidentally remove windows or the ...