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How can I view Ubuntu Files once in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I've seen answers on this questions like ext2 explorer, but when I try to find the Ubuntu partition of my hdd, it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer. I can't boot into Ubuntu because every time I do ...
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windows xp won't boot after installing ubuntu

so i installed ubuntu on my acer aspire one (an old computer) and it already had windows xp professional installed. i chose the option to have it dual install and now when i pick windows xp to boot ...
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Static WiFi problem in Dual Booted System. Dynamic WiFi working

I have dual booted my Lenovo laptop with Window 7/Ubuntu 15.10. As I am new to the Linux OS, I am gradually reading up and learning things (A big thanks to this forum). I have no problem accessing ...
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Grub displays wrong version of Windows after upgrading to Windows 10

I used to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. I then upgraded to Windows 10. Grub still displayed Windows 7, but when selected would correctly boot into Windows 10. I deleted the old Windows 7 OS ...
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Dual boot partition accessibility problem

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Win 10. Got a 1 TB hard disk. Allocated ~200 GB for Windows and left the rest as unallocated space and installed Ubuntu in it. Now that ~720 GB is not being ...
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How to make ubuntu as default OS against Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed as dual boot on machine. Everytime I boot into windows 10 it change the boot order in UEFI. In order to boot into Ubuntu I have to make change into BIOS ...
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Files on inaccessible ubuntu partition on a windows dual boot

I had Ubuntu installed along with windows 7 on my machine, somehow linux partition has got corrupted which incidentally has quite a few important files on it. I tried seeing the files from windows ...
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Problem with access in directories

I am using Kubuntu alongside Windows 10. I've done it by shrinking a free space and installing the Kubuntu on it. Now I want to use commands like cd on Windows' partitions but it doesn't work and the ...
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ubuntu partitions broken after installing windows 7

I had two ubuntu installation alongside windows7.After reinstalling win7 ,both ubuntu partitions were shown as "unallocated" --> I have tried ubuntu boot repair disk, but it didn't work. Using a ...
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Need partition- /sizes/file system format exactly needed 4 desktop Ubuntu install dual boot on win7 pc

I have Win7 on a 750gb partition of a 2TB hard drive. I don't know much of anything about Linux, Ubuntu etc. But I've read articles and answers and googled for a SIMPLE answer to "how do I need to ...
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Can't boot Win7 laptop from dvd/usb to install Ubuntu 14.04 for dual-boot

My laptop is a Lenovo T-510 running i7 @ 2.2GHz (I think; maybe 2.4GHz), 8gb ram, no discrete graphics card, and a 500gb hdd, and came preinstalled with Win7, Pro I think. It's been a great little ...
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How to recover dual boot of two Ubuntu 15.10 systems?

I can no longer boot into my Ubuntu 15.10 sytem. I'd like to know what I did wrong, and how best to fix it. I can fix it by restarting from scratch, but it would be better to know why it's gone pear ...
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How can I recover Windows/Linux dualboot after install Linux Mint? [closed]

Situation: After installing Linux Mint 17.3 alongside Windows 10, I lost the ability to boot into Windows. Here is my partition table: /dev/sda2 is the Windows 10 C: partition (that is mounted ...
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Not able to use internet on Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 15.10

After dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 first problem I faced was that I was unable to connect to the Internet in Ubuntu. Then I restarted my computer to windows to see that the ...
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Cannot boot into live session from USB on Windows 10

I'm having a bit of an issue trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on ASUS G51Jx. Whenever I change the boot order to USB first, I get a strange occurrence. My screen blinks and I see part ...
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Attempts of installing grub2 failed

Recently I got my laptop back from warranty service because the hard disk was fried unexpectedly. It just had Windows 10. I tried uninstalling the previous distro of Linux I was using before the ...
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How to fix System Freeze?

I have been using Ubuntu occasionally over the last four months. Both 14.04.03 and 15.10 have had the same freezing problem during install; then after a successful install, during regular usage as ...
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How can I remove bcdedit's GRUB completely?

I added GRUB to my Ubuntu installation's disk by bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi. Then, I removed Ubuntu from my disk and deleted the "ubuntu" file in the EFI. Every time I ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2 in 1 Conversion out of the Box

I haven't installed a Linux on a system in a long time and never with so many bells and whistles.. So.. I would like to get some help and guidance for a Duel Boot install of Ubuntu on my New Laptop . ...
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Two GRUB instances after BIOS update and Windows 10 reinstall

I've setup a dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 10 successfully. I've been able to use both for months without any issues. I recently got various problems with my Windows 10 so I decided to ...
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Partitioning Tools

I have just cloned a new hard drive for my Ubuntu machine using clonzilla. The problem I have is that I need to re size the boot partition because it cloned the drive exactly, which is good but what I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 Pro, with a dual GRUB boot, maintaining HP_RECOVERY (D:), HP_TOOLS (E:) and SYSTEM

I have Windows 7 Pro in an HP Folio 1040, with four default partitions: Click on the HQ image to zoom it. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 7 Pro. Booting from the ISO ...
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Double install of Ubuntu [duplicate]

First, I broke my previous Ubuntu installation and now it seems that I have made another mistake in the re-installation process. Now I don't know if it is my imagination or not but I can swear I see ...
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Dual Boot which Windows partitions should be removed?

I want to reinstall my Windows 10. If I am correct I need to delete the ntfs Files System, that is the partition sda2 and sda3, right ? I should not delete sda1 because it is the partition used for ...
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Try to edit grub | How to make entry boot to Windows 10 rightly?

I'm trying to add Windows entry to GRUB2 on my Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS. Although "Windows 10" selection is there, but it fails to boot and warns EFI invalid ... Below are a few screenshots I've ...
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How to prevent additional distros from installing their own GRUB boot loader

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.10 on top of a dual-boot with Ubuntu Studio 15.10 and Windows 10. Yesterday I removed the Kubuntu, as I felt it wasn't stable enough. As I had suspected, the Kubuntu, ...
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Partitioning for Windows 10 + Ubuntu + any distro

I'm reading a lot these days in order to make a clean a safe partitioning of my single drive. I have Windows 10 installed already on a 60Gb partition. Now I'd like to use the rest of the space for ...
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black screen while booting to Ubuntu-duel boot with win 10

I have done dual boot of win 10 and ubuntu 14.04. But after installation when I select Ubuntu, a sound comes similar to start up sound but my screen becomes blank (i.e, black). Even boot repairing ...
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Problems dual-booting Ubuntu and OSX

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a 120GB SSD. I also have and old macbook pro hard drive that I would like to dual-boot with. I have the macbook hdd in an external enclosure attached by USB 3. ...
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GRUB not recognizing Windows 8.1 partition

So, recently, I had a 40 GB partition on my computer that I didn't use. I wanted to install Linux on it, however, I ran into problems trying to install Fedora, Arch, and Mint. Ubuntu seemed to be the ...
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Install ubuntu on half drive with uefi and encryption gives me swap error

I am trying to install lUbuntu and I need to install it only on half of disk but with UEFI and with encryption. As far as I need only half of disk used, I peek "Something else" in step where they ask ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with Win 10 on separate hard drives

I installed 14.04.3x64 LTS on hd1 with Win10 existing on hd0, using a live USB. No secure boot, no BIOS only UEFI options were selected from boot options firmware on HP desktop. My intentions were to ...
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Black Screen of Death after Ubuntu install atttempt

I was attempting an install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Gateway Laptop and was unable to complete due to message serious errors detected in disk / press I to ignore, S to skip mount, or M for manual install. ...
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Sporadically unable to boot Ubuntu after being in Windows 10 session

I have a dual boot system configured with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. Grub is fine, shows both OSes and usually them both boot fine. However, sometimes the Ubuntu boot just hangs. This always happens ...
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Can't shrink Ubuntu partition on Windows

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 and it's working properly so far. I have one problem, I gave Ubuntu's partition too much space at the installation and I want to shrink it. I don't ...
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USB not detected in EFI mode when trying to repair grub

I have an HP envy dv6 Notebook (windows 8.1) and I already have UBUNTU 14.04 LTS ainstalled. The issue is After installing ubuntu I when attempted to repair grub with the boot repair utilities on live ...
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Dual Boot unencrypted Windows 10 + encrypted Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 in encrypted form so I can boot into a non encrypted Windows 10 or an encrypted Ubuntu 14.04. I have booted into the laptop ...
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Install full ubuntu into external usb to work on several machines [duplicate]

How can I install full ubuntu (not the try version) onto external usb and make it work on several machines (not machine specific) ? The grub should be installed on the external hdd to.
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Dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 on Samsung 950 m.2 installation issues

Recently bought new samsung m.2 drive model number MZ-V5P256. I have installed windows 10 on it without issue and am tired of running Ubuntu as a VM. First attempting to install using USB installer ...
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Can't boot form USB in UEFI

I have an HP envy dv6 Notebook (windows 10) and I can't load from my usb. The usb works, I tried on others computers, I already changed the boot order. I tried in both ways, efi and legacy, but the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MSI GT72S G-220

I'm having issues getting Ubuntu 15.10 on my system. These are my specs: 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.7 GHz) 32 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 256 GB M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8 GB GDDR5 ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu dual boot: can not access disk partition in ubuntu

I installed windows 10 first and then ubuntu 15 later. Both are working fine. But if i shutdown windows 10 and open ubuntu, ubuntu throws me an error while opening a disc partition. The error says ...
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Trouble with windows 10 and ubuntu on separate ssd

I have Windows 10 installed on a 120 GB SSD and Ubuntu Studio installed on a 240 GB SSd. Both are installed, I'm able to boot into either of them through the boot menu. However twice now while in ...
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Is it normal that when in Ubuntu I can see all of my Windows files? Are my files created in Ubuntu private?

please forgive my lack of knowledge but I am slightly confused, I recently installed Ubuntu as lately I have favoured using certain Linux distros much more than using Windows 10, sadly I have found I ...
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Dual Boot Backup Strategy - Straight Clone

I hope I'm asking this in the right place. Let me know if I'm not and I'll move it. For backup purposes, I've used Clonezilla to clone my laptop's dual boot HD (Windows7/Ubuntu 14.04) to an external ...
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Want to creats a multiboot usb, I am on Lubuntu

I don't seem to succeed in creating a multiboot usb with either YUMI (which only works in windows?) or Multisystem that is supposed to work within Linux. Also tried Xboot... Anyone who can help? I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 gets stuck during install (black screen and 6700HQ bug soft lockup cpu#4 stuck for 22s)

I have the following notebook SCHENKER H706 High-Performance Notebook NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3072MB GDDR5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ | 4 Kerne | 8 Threads | 2,60 - 3,50GHz | 6MB 45W 16GB (2x8192) SO-DIMM ...
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GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT not hiding the menu?

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10, but since other people use this machine I want it to go straight into Windows by default unless I manually go into Ubuntu. The "hidden" option seems to be ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 10 - Dual Boot

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 10 was installed on the system. The that appear afterwards was that after I installed Ubuntu I choose to restart it. And that was a mistake because when I ...
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GRUB shows apurple screen when trying to boot windows

SO guys. Recently I'm having a weird problem. I had my windows 10 and Ubuntu set up in dual boot for nearly one month. Two days ago for some reason, I clean installed windows and as expected, I ...