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Syncronize mouse sensitivity Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 dual boot?

How would I do this? It's driving me quite nuts getting used to the Ubuntu 14.04 sensitivity(I have it set to lowest) and my Windows 7 one. It's.. Close, but a bit different, and it's causing me to ...
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Failed to Boot: Starting Version 219

Got this when booting my computer: PCC probe failed. starting version 219 Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, ...
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Is there a way to debug install problems?

I have seen lots of people having the same issue as I am. I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I am trying to install ubuntu/elememtary OS/Linux Mint along side it, using a USB stick. My ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not loading on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 but I want to install Windows 8. For doing so, I need to have Windows 7 installed on my laptop (Windows 8 only upgrades Windows 7). While installing Windows 7, I found out that I ...
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Expanding Windows partition easily

When I installed Ubuntu onto my hard drive, I already had Windows installed. I had to allocate space for Ubuntu, and I did so using a cute little slider. I made my Ubuntu partition a bit too big ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on same SSD, with an extra HDD, UEFI

I have been using windows 7 for about 2 months now with the OS installed on my 250 GB SSD and other things like games on my HDD. I have been trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 onto my SSD ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after runing ubuntu from flash drive

I have been trying out using a usb to boot lunix and it worked but now I can not boot into windows 7 it gives me the error "This is not a bootable disk Please insert a floppy and press any key..." I ...
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14.04 unable to boot after formatting different primary drive in Acer r7

I have owned my Acer r7 for about a year now and within the first week I installed a 120gb evo msata as a secondary boot drive running ubuntu 14.04. I had setup luks encryption and all partitions ...
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Windows does not load properly after Ubuntu upgrade

I had a dual boot of Ubuntu 32 bit and Windows 7. Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 64 bit. When there is no grub, Windows loaded properly. But with grub, I get a strange screen after choosing Windows ...
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Default boot into Windows [duplicate]

There are many posts here about how to boot into Windows with Ubuntu installed, can't find any about my specific scenario... I have a ProLiant server running Ubuntu, and it's useful sometimes to be ...
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Upgrade dual boot windows [closed]

I currently have a dual boot of Windows 7 32 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 I'd like to upgrade windows to 64 bit. Is there any simple way to do that? Should I remove Windows completely from my computer and ...
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ACPI PCC Probe failed. starting version 219 Welcome to Emergency Mode!… ERROR-MESSAGE

Hello i recently noticed the following error at System-boot and was basically stuck at the Emergency-Mode. I even reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 right after this error, but without deleting the other ...
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How to make ubuntu work from pendrive [duplicate]

How to make ubuntu as pendrive bootable after downloading it from the website? and how much capacity pendrive will be ideal?
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If I install Ubuntu along side Windows 8 can I designate either OS more space later?

So if I give Windows 8 more space to begin with, will I be able to give Ubuntu more space later if I change my mind? Thanks!
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Installing ubuntu os on a different drive than windows os during dual boot setup

I would like to know if ubuntu could be installed in other drive than C: ( which reads healthy, boot, page dump , ....) and other drivers which read as only primary drive. It is because I don't ...
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UEFI boot order depending if usb stick is plugged

I want to tryout Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Because I don't want to reinstall windows after this I installed it via DVD-ROM onto my usb 3.0 stick (64GB). This worked fine. The first thing when I restarted ...
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Grub Error “No such device” after replacing a hdd on dual bot (Windows 7/Ubuntu)

So I got this strange problem I seem not to be able to fix on my own, despite having tried several solutions described in the internet and I hope you guys can help me out! In my PC I have 2 hdds: ...
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No Boot of either Win7 or Ubuntu

After an overwrite of the ubuntu in a dual boot with Win7, laptop won't boot. The option on re-installing said Replace not wipe the disk. Gparted says that the first partition is Fat32 and only 487 ...
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Failing to Dual boot Ubuntu on Lenovo G50 Core i7 Windows 8.1 system

Not able to install Ubuntu on Lenovo G50 Core i7 Windows 8.1 system. All the time the GRUB installer fails to install and the system directly boots to Windows 8.1. Even when trying with the Ubuntu ...
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Black Screen During Ubuntu Installation [duplicate]

I was dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with my main OS, Windows 8.1 and in the middle of the installation, the screen turned to black. The laptop was still on, but the screen was black. Is this ...
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GRUB won't let me boot into Windows 7 recovery partition

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup using GRUB. I need to reinstall Windows 7, but I only have the recovery partition, no installation CD. I read that to boot into the partition, you hit ...
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Ubuntu on XPS13 9333… Want to add Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

When I bought my XPS13 9333 I got angry with Windows, wiped it, and installed Ubuntu. My son now wants Windows for gaming (thanks Lego World!). I don't know my product key (but expect I can get it ...
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Change the downloads folder to downloads in other partition and mount at bootup

I have a setup where I basically split my hard drive into three partitions (forgetting the swaps and allsorts) Windows partition Ubuntu Data I would like to get things set up in a manner in which ...
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Grub wait time 10 seconds after editing to “0” in /etc/default/grub?

Using all of the solutions described on this site, setting the Grub menu wait time to zero does not work. I did the following: sudo cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.old sudo gedit ...
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USB stick bootable on both Wintel and Mac hardware

I would like to create a bootable USB stick to use as a portable Ubuntu installation that I can bring with me and run on both Wintel and Mac hardware. Is it possible to create such an installation on ...
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Can I safely restore Windows while keeping my Linux partition?

Currently, my computer is dual-booting a form of Linux and Windows 7. A series of unfortunate events had led to me needing to restore Windows using one of their restore discs. What I want to know is ...
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Start Windows automatically unless a key is pressed, then start Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to disable the boot menu and still be able to start Ubuntu instead of Windows by holding a key down. Is this possible?
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Unable to start windows 7

I have upgraded my ubuntu 12.04, with fhe following command. sudo apt-get upgrade In between some parts were not updated because of some internet issued. So, I had to again run the same command to ...
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Delete one of the OS via Ubuntu

I'm currently running on dual boot (win 7 and ubuntu). I'd like to know how to delete my Windows 7 OS using ubuntu
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Kubuntu installation doesn't detect my windows 7 partition

My problem is that Kubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect my Windows 7 partition. My BIOS mode is set to legacy. I tried several things shown on different platforms, but none worked for me.
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Windows 10 and Grub not working properly

I recently decided to test Winodows 10 on my HP dv6 laptop with Ubuntu 14 installed. I was able to get Windows up and running without any problems but getting Ubuntu and Windows to boot properly has ...
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ubuntu touch dual boot, cannot upgrade android

My nexus 4, android/ ubuntu-touch dual boot, is running normally. An update via OTA notification appeared. I followed steps to have upgrades as the How can I do an Android upgrade with dual boot ...
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Is there a way to make Windows Fastboot and Ubuntu work together?

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my laptop. The problem is, when I enable fastboot, I can't view Windows partitions from Linux When booting up I think grub does something so ...
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Trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1, but boots right into Ubuntu

So I am trying to dual boot with Ubuntu 8.1 (following this: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html) and now my computer boots right into Ubuntu. When I ...
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Load Ubuntu without GRUB, Is it possible?

I have two partitions. The first partition contains Windows. I use a second partition for Ubuntu without GRUB. How can I make Windows bootloader can detect Ubuntu? I do not want to use GRUB. Is it ...
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Which emulator I can use for Install Ubuntu phone and Android dual boot virtually?

I do not have any smartphone. But I want to use and test Ubuntu Phone virtually. And also in that virtual device I want try to install triple boot system. That means I want emulator in which I can ...
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Blank windows after install ubuntu (dual boot)

My name is James and I am having a terrific struggle at the moment. I have been searching for hours for a solution, but none fits my problem. I hope you can help me out! I have been trying to install ...
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Ubuntu & UEFI - GRUB console after boot (Boot Repair output included)

I still have the problem with booting Ubuntu on UEFI based laptop (Dell XPS 13, the newest one) After booting all I can see is a Grub2 console. I tried Boot Repair, but it hasnt helped me at all. ...
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creating partition /biosboot for fedora 22

I've installed fedora 22. I've created a partition /biosboot for this. After restarting I found fedora 22 and other two linux distro ( ubuntu and linux mint) but windows 7 disappear. How I get windows ...
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Dualboot Win7/Ubuntu boot-repair fixes only the 1st boot

I've got a funny problem here. I have a Win7 machine and I decided to dual-boot it with Ubuntu. After installing grub worked fine and I started configuring Ubuntu to my preferences. Everything was ...
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After installing ubuntu I restart computer and it directly boots to windows and does not go to grub menu

I installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my laptop which had windows 8.1 pre installed. I am able to login in ubuntu using boot device option in BIOS (by pressing F9 key on startup in my hp laptop and ...
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Formatted hard drive. No OS, and not booting from USB

I installed fedora initially, dual booting with windows 8, then because of grub problem I am only able to boot into fedora and not into windows 8; While fixing grub I found that some problem with ...
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“Missing operating system” grub2 failure

While trying to install Xubuntu after trying Fedora and disliking it(Still have a windows 8.1 installed), the partition manager was a bit confusing and I might have screwed something while trying to ...
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Dual boot Kubuntu 14.04 - Windows 7 not found

I have installed Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04. grub discovered only the latter. Repair attempts with Boot-Repair were unsuccessful. The bootable Windows partition is sda2. Thanks in advance for ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.02 but installer can't find it [duplicate]

I've read a lot of questions from people who have the same problem as me however there results didn't work for me. So I've already manually partitioned but it doesn't even see that either. It sees my ...
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Swap sharing Windows and Ubuntu

This question has been asked before but not in this manner. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15 dual booting on an SSD, A secondary HDD is currently has a partition at the end that is NTFS formatted ...
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Dual boot partitioning positioning

Actually i tried to do a dual boot with different positions of partitions. To be more clear, i found that speed of READ/WRITE depends on it position on HDD. So i tried 2 cases. Partitions were in ...
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When Windows 10 comes out and I install it on PC will i need to reinstall ubuntu [duplicate]

When Windows 10 comes out (July 29th) I am going to update to it, but when I do will I have to reinstall ubuntu/grub for dual boot to work again? I have Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8 on my PC at the ...
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First Installation Problem with GNU GRUB

When I try to install Ubuntu Desktop from a USB it gives me a GNU GRUB minimal command prompt instead of bringing me to the installation menu. I am trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 along side with ...
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Question marks on install

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with a gigabyte of ram, a 300GB hard drive, and a 3Ghz Pentium 4 processor. I have one partition already on my computer, this partition is 8GB in size, and has Free-DOS. ...