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Installed Ubuntu Desktop using a partition on my extra HDD but Win8 keeps booting instead?

I just installed Ubuntu on a HDD and when I restart my computer, it goes straight to Windows 8 login. I have 256GB SSD (where my Win8 and other important programs are installed), and another 2TB HDD. ...
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Won't boot dualboot selectio interface by default [duplicate]

So I've been running a dualboot windows 8.1 with ubuntu, and ran into a problem, so I deleted the ubuntu partitions, and removed the grub. Now I've reinstalled ubuntu as dual boot and it works fine, ...
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Installing Bootloader/Grub2 on USD with Ubuntu on HDD

I have a Lenovo y510p system with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. It has UEFI with secure boot and I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.2. I am not a too tech savvy person and want to look at ...
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Anyone have experience booting the OS from a NAS drive?

I'm currently trying to fix a old laptop of mine but unfortunately I have broke my last memory stick which limits my options on how I am going to fix it (gparted for instance). Right now the laptop ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on USB with UEFI

My desire is to do the following. The computer has W8.1 on the HDD and it is using UEFI I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on 32GB USB stick in a way that I can install regular updates and it remembers ...
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Boot Repair Ubuntu 14.04-(HP g7 pavilion 2247us)

I have a HP g7 pavilion that came with windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 using Pendledrive (I think the spelling is correct).EDIT: I will be using YUMI exclusively from this point on to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7 dual boot ssd - Is Samsung evo 850 a good choice?

Is Samsung Evo 850 a good choice for running Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot with win7? My main OS is Ubuntu 14.04 with WinXP running alongside on virtual box. My laptop is an Acer 1810tz (dual core su4100, ...
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Help with Dual Boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on a different partition than my Windows 8. When my machine boots, it loads Ubuntu automatically so I searched and found that I can use boot-repair to fix that. I ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu menu, not to mention Windows operating sys

I loaded Ubuntu Linux using a CD on to an original laptop's operating sys being Windows 8. I ran the Ubuntu "alongside" Windows, although I noticed when I tried to access the windows 8 option, it ...
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Ubuntu Desktop shortcuts 'No longer exists'

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 dual-boot. If I try creating a shortcut of a folder from my local drive, say "E:" and send it to ubuntu desktop, the next time I log in to Ubuntu, the folder ...
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partition formatted

a couple of days ago i was downloading a torrent overnight on windows and the following day when i opened the laptop, bittorrent showed that it was working for only 3 hours though i left it for ...
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Installed Ubuntu to my laptop and am stuck in Windows

Grub didn't overuse Windows boot manager and I can figure out how to boot from grub on the bios. I only have one drive and every time I boot to it it goes to windows.
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Cant boot into Windows 8 through grub2 menu

I installed kubuntu15.04 alongside windows8.1 and it worked perfectly for some days...but it stopped showing grub menu so I installed EasyBCD software and I think I messed up with its settings AND NOW ...
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How to get data off a Windows partition when “primary GPT table is corrupt, but the backup appears OK”

Was running Windows 8.1 on my Asus Laptop (U37VC). Blue screen; error 0xc000000e. Figure I've screwed up the boot somehow (some hard reboots lately after annoying lags). After disabling the boot ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from the grub prompt

Short question: my computer shows a grub prompt when I start up, how do I boot Long question: After I dual Ububtu 14.04 on a Windows 8.1 computer using this guide: ...
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How do I re-enable windows partition after moving drives?

I realize the general idea has been answered many times before. My trouble it that my situation seems too specific to address as a Google search. I have a windows 7 based drive (150GB) that was ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external drive

I have a system running ubuntu 14.10. I have installed another ubuntu (14.04) into my external drive. The new installation is bootable from a windows 8 laptop but not bootable from my ubuntu laptop. ...
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Is my windows 8.1 still available or not ? I tried dual booting with Ubuntu 14.04

I have been going on threads of dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. I can only boot into a live environment of Ubuntu using a LiveUSB. Without a LiveUSB, I can neither boot into Ubuntu nor Windows. I am ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 cannot log into any user accounts

I recently updated to 15.04. After switching to my windows partition to print something out, I switched back and now I can't log into any of the user accounts, not even the guest account. I think it ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 along Win7 - Windows was not detected and probably got overwritten

Background information: I've a Lenovo u510, which comes with pre-installed windows 8 with their "new" UEFI boot system as you know. I need Ubuntu to run ROS for fun in my spare time and I need ...
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I've installed ubuntu 14.04 over windows 7 now I want upgrade it to windows 8 but I want to keep Ubuntu how do I do that or is that possible

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 over windows 7 now I want upgrade it to windows 8 but I want to keep Ubuntu how do I do that or is that possible?I have Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit ...
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15.04 Uograde alongside windows 8.1 duel boot

Having run a dual boot since 14.10 Ubuntu, it has run perfectly smoothly and updated happily; however I installed the 15.04 upgrade yesterday and now the GRUB menu appears and boots smoothly into ...
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Ubuntu not loading on restart

I have two hard disks: Disk A, where Windows is installed; and Disk B, where Ubuntu is installed. Whenever I restart my PC, only Windows is loading and there is no trace of Ubuntu.
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Booting to Ubuntu on Different Partition

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a second 44GB partition on my computer. But I can't boot to it, my computer only boots to my first partition, without asking me.
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I cannot re-install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1

This question may seem repeated but I have other more issues. I installed 8.1 in my dell 5537 and dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04..I worked well..I installed with alongside windows option..It took ...
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Dual boot with zorin [duplicate]

So, I am very fluent with computers, but I am very used to working with windows OS so I am pretty confused what to do here, or if it can even be done. I have a Zorin ( I don't know what version) and I ...
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Dual Booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After I finished installing Ubuntu on my second partition, it tells me that I have to restart, but then it just boots into Windows 8.1 without asking ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition after formating windows ubuntu 14.04 lts

I am unable to mount an NTFS partition in Ubuntu after I formatted Windows. The cause of the problem is the same in Windows and the partition wasn't opening at all so I formatted it and the problem ...
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Boot-repair disk failed

I have a Laptop. My windows 7 broke and another commenter advised me to download bootrepair disk, which I did and now I have ubuntu 64bit 14.04 installed as well. I can't boot Ubuntu at all (or ...
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How to install ubuntu on already existing partitions [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 32bit because I'm a noob and now I've uninstalled it to install the 64bit version. After uninstalling I'm left with two new partitions a 80GB and a 26GB from the previous ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing alongside windows 7

I'll tell you my problem first then explain how it all happened. I'm a complete noob so please explain as easy as possible. My windows 7 broke and I got Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB stick and used the live ...
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Win Xp and ubuntu dual boot problem

I am running 14.04. I also installed win XP later on a physically different disk (the disk on which ubuntu is installed was powered off during win XP installation). Now i have connected both disks to ...
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Unable to Boot to Either System After Dual Boot Install

I just performed a clean dual boot install on an HP laptop that came with Windows 8. The install said it had completed successfully, but when I restart the machine, or power down and power back up, ...
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Reduce Grub Menu Items

I have done quite a bit of fiddling and reinstalling of grub. I can get my machine to boot using the first few entries, but I would like to clean up the grub menu. I have tried deleting grub.cfg and ...
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Cannot create unallocated space in Hard Drive

So, I want to set up Ubuntu in Dual Boot with Windows 7 and I need to create free unallocated space for it. This is how my drives are ( I'm using EaseUS partition manager) Link to Picture: ...
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No “Install Alongside” option in Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows 7)

I know there are quite a few questions and answers on this topic but I can't seem to find quite the answer to my question. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my computer. I have a ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Option “Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7 does not show up”

sorry to open a new thread with the same and question again and again, but people wouldn't open it again and again, if Ubuntu would work out of the box like the tutorials explain it to work. I have ...
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Mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be started

I am dualbooting ubuntu and Windows 7. Installation went well, but when I try to boot ubuntu, the laptop goes black for ever, when I try to wake it up, the file mounting problem appears, asking me to ...
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I installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.10 only windows 8 boots

I had a windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 then i upgraded windows 7 to 8.1 now I cant get Ubuntu to boot I now have grub but grub will not find Ubuntu http://paste.ubuntu.com/11019932
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Problems with refind on MBP

I'm running ubuntu on my late 2013 MBPr and dumb decisions have me in a pickle. A while ago I had a triple boot system, but problems with OSX made me more reliant on Ubuntu, and recently I've been ...
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Does Ubuntu support the asus crosshair v formula Z motherboard?

I have been trying to install ubuntu 15.04. I have no errors, and I can load the OS on the flash drive as well as see and play with all my windows drives on the system, but the partitioner freezes and ...
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Dual boot into ubuntu with windows boot manager?

Noob here, please bear with me. I installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on a separate partition of size 10GB and formatted it to ext4 during installation. Now it is not visible through windows. The installation ...
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How to combine a paritition with Ubuntu's paritition? [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago on dual boot with Windows 7 (not using Wubi) and now I see that I am almost running out of space. I used GParted on a live CD. Now, I have on my drive an ...
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KDE hangs after login if rebooting from Windows in a dual-boot computer

I run a dual-boot computer with(Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04, over which I have installed KDE 4.13.3. After booting on Windows, the first time I try to log in to KDE, KDE hangs on splash window after ...
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Why Windows Bootmanager still has Ubuntu option from wubi? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 quite sometime back using Wubi on windows 7. It allowed me to dual boot into ubuntu. Unfortunately the partition is a tiny 7 GB partition and ubuntu did not allow me to ...
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Wrong screen resolution in Ubuntu/Windows Dual Boot

I've found related problems that usually advise updating GRUB or the NVIDIA drivers online but nothing exactly like my use case, so I apologize if the solution is already addressed somewhere here. I ...
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Pointing Grub Rescue to the correct .mod

I've borked my ubuntu installation. It seems to have mixed up whether to use bios grub or efi grub. When I get to grub rescue, I can find all the mod files I need at ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Installer: no disks [UEFI]

could you please help me with my problem: I can't install Ubuntu on my Dell Vostro 5470 laptop. I'm booting in UEFI mode and NO disks are shown in "do something else". It's just blank window. I want ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on Acer Aspire One D270

I have an Acer Aspire One D270 laptop. I am unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. I am following the steps from the official Ubuntu website: Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When I get to ...
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Aquaris E45 dual boot

I have an Aquaris E45 with only Ubuntu-touch on it. It's quite buggy at this time (GPS, freez, network issue ....) is there a way to have android too on it?