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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 ...
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where to place UNetbootin

I am in the process of downloading Ubuntu. I want it in a bootable flash drive. To do this I am told to add UNetbootin to make it Live. My present OS is Windows 10. Which UNetbootin should I use ...
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How to remotely control which OS Grub boots?

Consider the following dual-boot setup: Grub is installed to /dev/sda /dev/sda1 is mounted as /boot /dev/sda6 is mounted as / Windows 10 is installed to /dev/sdb2 As it stands now, Grub selects ...
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Configure Grub2 to boot into windows 10

I have installed Linux and have windows 10 in a partition as mentioned below plz help me configure the same Contents of 41_custom file in /etc/grub.d/ #!/bin/sh cat <<EOF if [ -f ...
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Building partition between Linux and Windows

I can't build a partition. If I want to run Linux(Ubuntu) along with Windows 10 in my laptop, can I put the Linux in a different drive? I don't want to use Ubuntu through USB drive. I want to install ...
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Different Problem installing ubuntu 14.04

Hello everyone i have a lot of trouble installing ubuntu to my windows 8 pc which is lenovo-G50 series. The problem is that at i tried install ubuntu alongside windows 8.But when i inserting ...
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Display output shuts off during installation of ubuntu 15.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my homemade pc (dual boot with windows 8.1). I have tried USB method with version 15.04 and 14.04 64bit, but both give me the same problem. I launch USB in UEFI mode, ...
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Grub2 is not being installed within installation of Ubuntun 14.04.3 and Win 10 set before

hope you can help a beginner. I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. After that I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 and successfully installed it; For that I made several partitions; One for Windows 10 ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu, windows automatically loads

So I recently attempted dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 on a HP Pavilion G6. So far I've gotten everything working except whenever I turn on or restart my computer, it loads straight into ...
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Should I re-install GRUB when installing new linux distro?

I already have Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu running on my system. When I boot, I use the Grub bootloader to select my operating system. I'm planning to install a new Linux distro (kali 2.0), if on the ...
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Windows 10 update on dual boot, can't boot into ubuntu

I decided to update my windows 7 install to windows 10, after which my grub was lost. So I used an ubuntu live usb with boot-repair and it found my win10 install. But I no longer have the option to ...
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Windows took my Grub [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my pc on one partition. Later, on the other partition I installed a Windows OS. Now, when I turn on my PC the are no boot options. GRUB is gone. I tried booting ...
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How to dual boot Kubuntu without booting into GRUB when I turn on my computer?

What I want to happen is when I turn on my computer it boots into Windows 10 by default, and if I want to go into Kubuntu, I go into BIOS and choose to boot it. Is this possible without having Linux ...
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how to set permission for a windows folder from ubuntu [duplicate]

i'm using dual boot on my laptop UBUTNU 14.04 and WINDOWS 7 i can access to windows partition from ubuntu 14.04 , i want to run a script in a windows folder , but by giving the permission ...
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Problems dual-booting Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04

Completely new to Linux. I tried installing Ubuntu with Windows 10 choosing the installation option for Ubuntu to dual-boot alongside Windows Boot Manager. The installation ran smoothly and I ...
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Grub Problems with Dual-Boot Windows 10

I just got a new laptop (Lenovo) with a preinstalled Windows 8.1. I did the upgrade to Windows 10, created two partitions (Windows and Data)and installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on the remaining space from a ...
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Network unreachable

I wanted to try ubuntu so i did a dual installation on my new computer. Now I have windows 7 and ubuntu in dualboot. When I start windows the computer runs fine, I can access internet via my router. ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu Mate 14.04 hard drive partition not detected [duplicate]

I need help in dual boot. I have recently installed Windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop. I have created 4 partitions in Windows. I shrunk my C: partition and gave 50GB space for Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTS OS. ...
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Computer restarts over and over after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10 on dualboot windows/ubuntu [closed]

I had a dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 (Windows 8 before upgrade). I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu to 15.04, so I needed to Ubuntu 14.10 and after to Ubuntu 15.04. But after I've upgraded to ...
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dual boot win8.1 and ubuntu - Unused space problem

I justed to install Ubuntu on a pre-installed windows 8.1 Lenovo. So I shrunk about 40 GB from one of my drives. But when I wanted to use that space to install Ubuntu in that, I saw that this space is ...
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how to dual boot ubuntu 15.04 with windows 8 [duplicate]

My laptop model is DELL INSPIRON 15z(has 2 hard drives. One is 500GB HDD and the other is 32GB mSATA used for caching purpose and fast booting using IRST). I want to dual boot ubuntu alongside windows ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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upgrade Windows 10

in this moment I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and boot works in this moment. How can I upgrade my Windows from 8.1 to 10 with out destroy my boot between linux and windows?
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installing from stick (USB)

I am trying to install and dual boot from a usb drive I started the install and it finished then I started the setup and I got to the point where I have to select the data amount I want Ubuntu to be ...
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Ubuntu Clearing Solid State Cache from other OS

I have a dual boot set up on my laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop has a 1TB hard drive (with two partitions for the OSes) and a 24 GB SSD for caching. I have the SSD set up to cache ...
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Ubuntu Desktop won't install from CD

I keep reading that I need to install Ubuntu Desktop by booting it from a CD. Well every time I try I get to the section where it ask if I want to install alongside Windows 7 and I then click ...
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No sound through analog speakers

Running Ubuntu dual-boot, previously with Win8.1, now Win10. Using Win10, hit "restart" and chose Ubuntu from grub (altered by me, Windows default). Analog sound through my external speakers doesn't ...
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Semi-installed ubuntu error

So, I ran Ubuntu, used unetbootin and the operating system booted through the harddisk only. I firstly chose to try it without installing, then clicked the install button. Followed the ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu, no dual boot, can't access Windows

Basically I installed Ubuntu following the partition tutorial and everything seems fine except I seemed to have lost Windows. I can still see it in GParted, but there is no dual boot menu + I can't ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual-boot

I have two HDDs, 80Gb each. On the first HDD, I have windows 7, on the second HDD, I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't understand why can't I use Ubuntu. When I restart my PC, it doesn't ask me about ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with a dual-boot RAID 1 partition on an UEFI/GPT system?

I have a computer with dual SSDs and Win (7) pre-installed on another disk. The pre-installation uses (U)EFI/GPT boot. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit desktop on a RAID1 root partition on my ...
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Grub rescue No such partition and all partition tell me unkown filesystem [please reply fast]

I have duel boot Win7 and ubuntu 15 , and I have deleted one partition 2GB and when I have restarted my pc and its tell me No such partition grub rescue, I have tried this step Set prefix=(hd0,msdos ...
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How do I get Windows to showup on my boot menu?

I'm sort of new to all this, and am not quite sure what I did. I somehow managed to delete the boot menu from my computer, so when it starts it automatically goes into Ubuntu. I got the boot menu ...
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Grub rescue No such partition and all partition tell me unkown filesystem

I have duel boot Win7 and ubuntu 15 , and I have deleted one partition 2GB and when I have restarted my pc and its tell me No such partition grub rescue, I have tried this step Set prefix=(hd0,msdos ...
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Windows 10 upgrade, now no partition will boot

I have a multi-boot computer (windows 8, Ubuntu, and elementary OS). Two days ago I tried to upgrade windows 8 to windows 10. When it got done and restarted it went to grub rescue. I tried the whole ...
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SSD partitioning, after Dual-Boot with Windows 8.1 (UEFI) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 8.1, now that windows does not have the fast boot activated can I manage my SSD partitions (bcache was once suggested but without any detail) ? I ...
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Would like to install Windows 8.1 (dual boot with 15.04) , but need to shrink encrypted partition first

Disgusted by MS's Windows 10 privacy problems, I decided to give Ubuntu another go. I backed up, formatted the drive, and installed Ubuntu 15.04 only. I love it, it's great, but I do need a Windows ...
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how I can rearrange my partitions?

I need help with this problem! I would like to install windows and ubuntu in the same hard disk. My plan was to have Windows on a partition, install ubuntu on another partition, one for ubuntu files ...