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I'm faced with grub rescue and desperately need to get windows7 booted again

I got message that installation of Ubuntu 15.x was successful (installed beside Windows7). Now I'm stuck with grub rescue (whatever that means?). From a similar mistakes several years ago I used to ...
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Ubuntu will not boot on Chromebook C720

I've recently installed Linux on my Chromebook, and it’s turning out to be a complete nightmare. It’s a Chromebook C720. My first problem is that Ubuntu will not boot. Whenever I enter the user name ...
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Bootloader with mouse support

Are there any boot loaders which support using a mouse to select the operating system / boot options? This will not just be a helpful as a convenience feature, but is required for old laptops (like ...
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Dual boot w/ Windows 10 Technical Prebuild

when I installed the Windows 10 Technical, it rewrote my BIOS to default boot to Windows. I used to have the boot options on startup. Now I have to hit ESC and go through a menu, select "Ubuntu Boot", ...
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install ubuntu to a discrete drive without touching the main bootloader

My machine is set up as follows: /dev/sda (i.e. "disk1") - 500GB SSD with my production OS environment on it /dev/sdb (i.e. "disk2") - a 250GB ssd that I use for storing data files /dev/sdc (i.e. ...
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Error- No such partition

Although I know that such question have been posted before, but I could not find an answer, so I am re-posting it. I get the error no such partition, entering grub rescue, after restarting my ...
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Pairing a Bluetooth keyboard with a dual boot (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a problem with Asus T300CHI. For those who don't know, it's a tablet that comes with a docking keyboard, which connects to tablet via Bluetooth. The keyboard pairs successfully with either ...
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windows mount in filesystem

If I mount windows by a GUI means, where is it mounted in the filesystem? From a brief look around, it looks like I can manually mount the windows partition in /mnt or /media, but that doesn't appear ...
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How can I convert a linux swap partition to ntfs? [closed]

Recently I decided to remove Ubuntu from my dual boot configuration of Windows and Ubuntu. I formatted the drive which contained Ubuntu, but I couldn't format my swap partition from Windows because it ...
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Install Ubuntu with two drives and UEFI [duplicate]

I have a very specific question about my installation atempt of ubuntu. The situation: 256GB SSD with Windows 7 64bit installed on it 1TB HDD with a 700 GB nfts partition used for music and other ...
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Need Help, Cannot recover my Linux Partition

I had Dual Boot (Ubuntu/Windows7), installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS after windows 7 with the option in ubuntu's installation "Install Ubuntu alongside windows 7". after 2 years of usage and less disk space ...
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how to obtain a FREE space partition

How I can obtain a new partition with free space on ubuntu or windows 8.1? I try to use the GParted Partition Editor in Ubuntu and Disk Manager in windows but in the bot case my new partition have ...
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Accessing files/folders across OS partitions

I dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Is it possible to open up Ubuntu and read a .docx file from my Windows partition? Are there any non-obvious ramifications for doing so (corrupting files,unable to ...
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Graphics screen instead of GRUB 1.98 for dual boot Ubuntu/Windows

I want to have some graphics instead of a regular GRUB screen when selecting which operating system to boot. I know about grub_customizer, but it doesn't really do what I need, it's pretty limited in ...
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My Storage partition's name is shown as a bunch of letters

I have dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7, and my storage partition(NTFS)'s name is shown as a bunch of letters, and seems like the path to partition is also weird, which makes it hard to navigate. How ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installation stuck at detecting file system

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 from my bootable pen drive. I am installing ubuntu for dual boot alongwith Windows 7 Professional. I will go step by step : Made by pen drive bootable with Rufus ...
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Not getting boot options in Dual boot PC after few days

I have a dual boot installation of windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS For a month or so I was getting the dual boot screen asking me to choose Ubuntu or Windows to boot into default was Ubuntu. Suddenly ...
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How to resize this ubuntu partition?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. My Ubuntu partition (/sda7) is filling up and thus I want to increase the size of that partition. Can someone please explain how do I do this without ...
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I want the Grub menu to not show up, but some chages don't seem to affect anything

I currently have this file setup in the /etc/default/grub loader: GRUB_DEFAULT=5 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> ...
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Windows 7 Loads Automatically After Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop alongside Windows 7. It was installed on a partition on a Samsung SSD and everything seemed to install fine. The partitions seem correct and everything ...
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Cannot use Bluetooth in Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to get some help on enabling the bluetooth on my notebook computer. It has both OS (Ubuntu and Windows 8.1) installed. I have no problem using the bluetooth on Windows 8.1 but the computer ...
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Correct Way to update BIOS in dual boot machine

i would like to update my current BIOS version because my laptop is running rather hot in idle. I have a DELL Inspiron 5547, single HDD, with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 installed (dual boot). I went ...
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Not able to install ubuntu 15.04 on 64 bit OS

On my system I have windows 7(64 bit) and ubuntu 12.04(32bit) already installed. I had to install this old ubuntu only because at that time I was not able to install 14.04 and I had given up at that ...
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Can't chose Win7 on startup

this morning I had some issues with GRUB so I used this tool boot repair, and after a fresh install of GRUB, I can no longer chose Win7 on startup, I only can chose ubuntu. Win7 is on my first HD ...
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Are there drivers for Dell Vostro 2520?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (32-bit) on my Dell Vostro 2520. When I had purchased the laptop a couple of years ago, it came with Ubuntu pre-installed (I don't remember the version though). As it ...
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Multi os booting using pen drive [duplicate]

I have a question - can i boot multiple OS like Ubuntu and windows at a time using pen drive ? because the file system are different. if yes then how can i do this ?
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Will windows 10 screw up windows 8 Ubuntu dual boot?

The approach of Windows 10 is getting close and I am curious as to whether the upgrade will screw up my dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu? Should I just wait until it comes out?
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To Build For Speed: Hard Disk Partitioning [closed]

No, it isn't an already asked question; I've searched everywhere for an answer but nobody seems to have knowledge about the hardware built of a platter. What I want is to instal Windows on one face of ...
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Freeze Issue on both xubuntu 14 and ubuntu 14

So, I decided to install xubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386. On the “installation type” screen I highlighted the partition on where to place xubuntu. I then clicked on the “Change” button and 1) made mount ...
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How do I partition correctly on a dual-boot Win8.1/Ubuntu sytem?

I am dual-booting my system with Ubuntu 14.04(LTS) and win8.1 (followed this guide step-by-step:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU) And now i noticed i only have 20gb to store my data ...
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MultiOSBoot Problems

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop to run along side windows. I had recently installed Windows 10 TP and now want to try something new. I want to keep windows. I also only had a single hard drive. ...
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Dual boot using Windows boot manager does not work

I am very new to Ubuntu and want to install it on a new partition besides Windows. I've followed the steps in this tutorial: ...
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UEFI settings do not persist across reboot

Happy to post more details if necessary/useful. I've tried obvious things (boot-repair etc.). Summary By default, the only way I can currently boot my machine is by inserting the Ubuntu (14.04) ...
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Dual booting with Windows 8.1 and disk partitions?

I plan on making Linux my main OS. How much disk space should I allocate for programming purposes? Also my Lenovo z50 (8.1 0S) has 6 disk partitions: 1000 MB Healthy (Recovery partition) 100% free ...
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Getting GRUB to cooperate with a disk image transfer

I have been using Ubuntu for about a year now, sharing a partitioned hard drive with Windows. Due to the fact I needed more space on my Windows partition, I got rid of Ubuntu and reinstalled it on a ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...
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No linux bootable USB's loading

First I decided on Linux Mint 17.2, created a bootable USB with pendrivelinux and away I went. The mint logo came up, i chose to run mint, and then, my monitor went all blocky and showed part of my ...
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Can't get Ubuntu to dual boot with windows 8.1

I've been trying for a few days to get this to work but I can't get both Ubuntu 14.04.2 to dual boot with Windows 8.1. These are the steps I followed: Install Windows and during installation I ...
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Grub does not install, setting up dualboot 14.04 with Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15, 1Tb HDD and 8Gb SSD, with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I have been trying for an embarrassing amount of time to set up dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04. I have gone through these ...
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Mount the EFI volume on a Sony VIAO Tap 20 running Windows 8.1

First time installer of Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu as dual-boot system onto a Sony VIAO Tap 20 running Windows 8.1. When the computer reboots, GRUB2 does not appear: the computer launches ...
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Does upgrading Ubuntu 10.04 will affect Windows 7? [closed]

I have a dual-boot computer, which I want to upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 (using the update manager) to another version. Does it will affect the other operative system (Windows 7) and its data?
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Problem installing ubuntu 15.04 to Dell Inspiron 3421 [duplicate]

I was trying to install ubuntu 15.04 to run along side with my windows 8.1 laptop. I saw this video in youtube where he just install poweriso and then just double clicked wubi.exe. I have tried it but ...
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Dual Boot Without USB or DVD with Windows 8.1

Hi wonderful people of the Ubuntu community. I'm aware that this may be a duplicate but I can't seem to find an answers when other people have asked similar questions to me. I have Windows 8.1 and ...
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My machine runs Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 and I want to separately run Ubuntu from an external encrypted hard drive

I need to create an isolated setup, without knowing too much about how that might be achieved by other more technical means. This setup never goes online (the wireless adapter is unplugged) and ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on Dell Inspiron 1525 [duplicate]

can i install ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my Dell inspiron 1525 with pre installed windows xp on it. Will there be any driver issue?
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Separating dual booting systems from one hard disk to different hard disks

Due to my recent hardware upgrade I'm planning to separate the two dual booting operating systems that I have (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7), onto two different hard disks from the partitions on which ...
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Not able to make Windows as a default OS in GRUB2

This is how my grub.cfg looks like: 1 # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update 2 # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. 3 # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: 4 ...
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Install full partition of Ubuntu on Chromebook(removing Chrome OS fully?)

Are there any guides on how to do this specifically? I do not wish to dual-boot, I only want it to run ubuntu. I have looked at several guides but I am unsure of which to follow - most seem to do the ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot: grub does not appear

First time installing Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here, with the difference that: I had already used Windows to create 3 partitions for Ubuntu. This line in step 7 did not work: sudo ...
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kubuntu / Windows xp partition- want to upgrade to windows 7 but keep kbuntu

I have dual boot: Windows XP and Kubuntu. I want to upgrade to windows 7 but naturally want to keep Kubuntu. If i do a clean installation of windows 7 will that delete the Kubuntu partitions on my HD ...