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Dual boot Problem with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 on windows 10 pro. But by defalut windows is opening at the startup. No dual boot option appears on startup. I also tried "boot-repair-disk-64bit" but no ...
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Trying to change default OS but permissions won't allow changes to /etc/default/grub

I recently performed a reinstall of Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my hard drive. All of my files were salvaged, but I'm having some issues that I didn't have before with my root directory. I'm trying to change ...
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EFI System Partion and its significance

I am installing Ubuntu as dual boot with win 7 already installed Partition table type - MBR 1. I want to know is it important to create EFI system partition 2. If yes, then EFI system partition ...
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Ubuntu bootable Usb

So I created a bootable Ubuntu pendrive. When I reboot, it just goes straight to Windows. Same thing if I boot from UEFI or if I change the boot order to external. It just won't do anything. I'm ...
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How to Install Linux via USB Flash Disk on Macbook

I have a Macbook 2,1 Processor 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 Boot ROM Version MB21.00A5.B07 SMC Version (system) 1.17f0 HDD ST9120822AS : BSD Name: ...
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avoid partition messages with unnatended preseed file

I'm configuring an unnatended installation with one NTFS partition (to be used later) and then root, swap and home partitions. d-i keeps asking me about the first partition, and I want to avoid that ...
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The disk drive for /home is not ready yet or not present

i, install ubuntu 14.04 recently dual booted with windows 8.1, when bootin it i created a /home partition of the HDD and when i restarted, the grub to select win. or ubu. wasn't there. i was booted in ...
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I have forgotten my password to my laptop, and can't access GRUB

I forgot my password to my laptop. I know the passcode in the startup that is displayed on the bottom with white stars. But, not my actual account password. I can only use it in guest mode, and that ...
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Install boot loader in same partition as Windows Boot Manager

im returning to Ubuntu after a long time. I tried it in a live USB and i decided to install it. I made my "/" partition (its really neccesary to make a "/home" partition?, i dont intend to update any ...
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Trying to install Lubuntu on Windows XP but I need to define a root file system?

I have a big problem with Ubuntu for laptops (Lubuntu), in that I need to define a "Root File System". I am completely new to the Ubuntu family, and thus, I come to you for help. How do I access the ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 looses connection

I recently dual booted my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. However while running Ubuntu after a few minutes I can not connect to the internet. This happens on multiple wifi networks so it is ...
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Changing Default Grub Menu, Not Default OS

My question is in regards to changing my default GRUB bootoader. Not the boot order, font, image, etc. I have successfully triple booted both of my laptops. Their default OS's were both Windows 8.1, ...
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How to setup dual boot (non windows) and switch later

I wish to be able to dual boot into an OS (windows CE) and ubuntu, with the option to switch the default boot order later (by modifying a file on the FAT partition holding windows CE). Windows CE can ...
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installed Ubuntu in MBR boot mode (aka “BIOS”) and Windows in UEFI mode How can I fix this?

So I posted a question last night , about not being able to boot into windows after installing Ubuntu 15.04. I was told that I installed Ubuntu in MBR boot mode and Windows in UEFI mode. How can I fix ...
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Grub entry for Windows 8 boot not working [closed]

I have a dual boot configuration (Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 8.1) on a Lenovo G505. I can boot into Linux Mint without issue but cannot boot into Windows 8.1. My boot info summary states there is ...
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How to create separate swap partitions for 2 linux distro

I have triple booted my laptop with those OS and also installed them in this order: Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Kali 2.0 When installing Ubuntu, I also created a swap area (8 GB) for it to use ...
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Laptop Screen Rapidly Flashes Off/On/Off/On… at Boot

I have an Asus laptop with a Radeon HD 8650G (although the sticker says 8670M) graphics card dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I start the computer, I get to the GRUB boot options menu ...
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Access of the other drives in dual-boot system

I was using Scientific Linux in my PC . Then I installed Ubuntu alongside with SL . Now both OS are installed in my PC . But the problem is I cant access any other drive from my UBUNTU apart from ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 15.04

Here is the bootrepair link , if someone can help I would totally appreciate it thanks. http://paste.ubuntu.com/12105065/
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rufus Ubuntu 14.04 live usb boot fails blank screen after grub and purple ubuntu with dots

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a yoga 2 pro with windows 8.1 I used rufus to create a bootable usb from the 64bit iso on the ubuntu site. When I try to boot with it I get a black and white grub (not ...
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Problem in installing ubuntu along with mac OS X

I'm trying to install ubuntu along with Mac Os x by following steps here. However, the problem is in "allocate drive space by dragging the divider below", in this step it takes for hours to finish ...
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Boot failure after upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04

I have Sony Vaio Fit computer with a dual boot setup of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10. After upgrading to 15.04, booting into Linux fails with a number of 'builtin file not found' errors. I tried ...
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Is double-booting with Windows 7 viable with Ubuntu 14.04? Or does on have to be wiped, (Windows not pre-installed.)

My mom's old i5 Ultrabook's Hard Drive died a year ago and now I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu so I can run MS Office (I prefer it to LibreOffice.) And Steam. I also want to keep Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu File system / Partition / Dual boot

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with Windows 7. I had already installed win7 and I was trying to install Ubuntu. First - option "Install alongside with ...
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How to create a working windows xp usb stick in Ubuntu14.04? & how to dual boot with it [duplicate]

Hello,My dear friends.I need your help. I have windows xp iso file in my pc .I want to create a bootable usb stick for it and install windows xp along with Ubuntu ,but I don't know how.winusb software ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not lauching after login

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. First, when I launched the CD, I wanted to try Ubuntu without installing it, but it didn't work. I don't know why it was stuck in the screen of the selection where you ...
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Each time I boot my machine, the sound goes missing

This has been happening since I first installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, few days back. I have another OS windows 7 on the same machine. Sounds works fine on the windows. To solve my problem I used suggestion ...
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What will happen with ubuntu if I reset Windows 8 to factory default?

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my hp laptop. I have been using this for over a year, but recently, there was some accident after which my Windows 8 is not booting. I ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu and removing Windows on the same SSD

Here's my situation: I have Windows 8.1 installed on my SSD I have Ubuntu installed on my HDD I have the boot loaders for both installed on my SSD I want to remove Windows, and reinstall Ubuntu ...
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After boot repair, Windows does not boot

Following are the steps till I purchased my computer Installed windows 7 Installed Ubuntu There was no boot option, and ubuntu automatically boot, leaving me no option to boot my windows I used ...
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Windows 7 plus Mint plus Ubuntu bootloader issue

I recently installed a new ssd which has windows 7 on it. On another drive I installed Mint and it works fine the bootloader loads up and gives me a choice of mint or windows 7. I then installed ...
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Bootloader issue - How do I completely remove Linux from my system? fully detailed description

The goal was to successfully install Windows 10 upgrade. System configuration : Dell Inspiron 3537, i5 4th gen processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 2GB AMD Graphics. Before install : I have a Dual-boot ...
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Dual Boot went wrong, what do I do? [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu (I wanted to try Ubuntu, because it is getting popular) and it went horribly wrong. Every time I boot it automatically boots into Ubuntu, but All of my ...
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Installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14

When my computer boots up,it goes directly into windows 10.How do I make it to ask me how to load which OS.Since I'm new to this,treat me as a toddler.I don't know most of the technical terms.Please ...
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Ubuntu installer wants to download itself again

I already downloaded the appropriate ISO for my laptop, it was about 1GB. I partitioned 30GB for Ubuntu, extracted the ISO into a folder on my Windows drive, ran the wubi.exe file in the main folder, ...
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Cannot dual boot Ubuntu

I've had two problems since I tried to install Ubuntu. The first time I tried to install, I selected how much hard drive space I would allocate and proceeded to install. However the desktop froze and ...
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Add Windows 10 to GRUB OS list

I recently got a computer from school. It came with Windows 8.1 installed. I then installed another copy of Windows 8.1 (so it would use the built-in Windows Pro license) and upgraded it to Windows ...
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Triple Boot, Swap Area

Currently have Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu already running on my system. Ubuntu has swap area of around 4 gigs. I am manually doing the partitioning for the new distro (kali 2.0) which I'm installing. ...
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Dual booting windows 10 and Ubuntu 14 using Windows bootloader

I'm dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14 and I had Grub2 as my boot manager. However, I noticed that upon resuming from Windows hibernation I would get the Grub menu instead of resuming Windows. ...
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Running off of a USB Drive?

So recently I installed Ubuntu onto a USB drive and now when I try to start up, there's an interface where I can choose my OS that has Windows 7 and two Ubuntu selections. When I select either Ubuntu ...
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Nothing boots (previously Windows 7 / lubuntu)

I tried to install xubuntu on a machine that had Windows 7 alongside lubuntu The error I made is that I clicked by error erasing everything and install xubuntu. But I stopped at the next window that ...
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install ubuntu alongside with windows 8.1: cannot boot into os selection screen without external

I was following instructions from this link(not exactly but roughly those steps). In the end I still cannot boot into the (grub) os selection screen. However, if I plug my installer thumb drive in, I ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04.02

I'm new to linux OSs, today i tried to install ubuntu using UnetBootin software by choosing internal HDD as the bootable device. I had 4 partitions while using Windows 7. So i rebooted with ...
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Booting Ubuntu ISO via loopback not working

I tried to create a multiboot-UEFI-USB-Stick and Boot various ISOs with a grub menu, but I have the problem with Xubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome that when I try to boot it it doesn't work. I've haven't ...
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GNU Grub not loading by default

I have dual booted my machine. First I had installed Windows 8.1, and then I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 version. I had switched off secured boot and power boot options . Now when I boot my ...
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Regarding Enable & Diasable of Dual Boot Option?

I'm using Dual Boot hence while booting I'm supposed to click an option as shown below (Ex:) So, Tell me how to disable the options of dual boot i.e system should boot directly without options as ...
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Run Ubuntu from USB vs. Run it natively alongside Windows?

I just upgraded my factory-installed Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10 and it's running smooth; I'd like to have Ubuntu available for coding/development (a VM is too slow for my purpose), but a lot of my ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a UFB 3.0 Silicon-Power 32G USB Device [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu on my UFB 3.0 Silicon-Power 32 USB Device twice. There is always an error. I am using the Universal USB Installer. The download is supposed to be 1.1G, but after ...
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grub can't launch Windows 10 after Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation

I looked at some of the other threads with similar issues but none were having the exact issue I have and, furthermore, I found none with a satisfactory answer. So I figured I'd post my own. I ...
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Cannot Uninstall Ubuntu Through Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Wubi and am currently running 2 OS's on 1 partition. Whenever I try to boot Ubuntu it just says error: you need to load the kernel first. I would like to uninstall Ubuntu ...