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Windows Xubuntu Dual Boot

I was trying to install xubuntu on my laptop and I choose to resize the disk, the windows partition, but it was taking so long doing so that I closed the installation now I was gonna try again but ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a default O.S when starting PC

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows, on starting it, the computer starts in Ubuntu. I would want to have the option of selecting which operating system to use.
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Installed ubuntu into a data partition and lost about 44 gb important data. Anyway to recover?

So here is a summary of what I have been doing today. Dual booted a laptop (windows 7 64 bit home & ubuntu 14.04); diferent partitions + a data partition. had to install grub manually (done ...
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Can't access to my drives

I can't access to my hard drive. I don't know what's happening or what does it want. I have installed two operating systems in different drives. Windows on C and Linux on X. I can't access my other ...
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Change the OS boot sequence?

I've been installed the Ubuntu 14.04 in partition of hard drive other than C: drive like E: or F: drive first, then after few days later i installed the windows 7 in C:drive. After windows ...
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Managed to install Ubuntu alongside Windows7 with Gparted; now can't get back into Windows

I hoped to make a dual-boot install of Ubuntu (from USB w/ Ubuntu 14.10-desktop-amd64.iso) next to Windows 7, but dual-boot option was not presented. I chose "something else", shrunk Windows, created ...
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Dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu with Ubuntu on mSATA SSD

I have searched the web like a maniac in order to find some answers to these questions, so please help me here... If you only now the answer to one of the questions please post that answer! So here ...
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No Grub2 boot manager window after installing Ubuntu 14.10 over Linux Mint 17

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 update 1 and I installed Linux Mint 17 trough dualboot and everything worked great so when I start my laptop I get a Grub2 bootmanager window where I can choose ...
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Grub Occasionally stops working

I have a custom built desktop, and I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. My main SSD is where Windows is installed, and I have another SSD where Windows is installed. I also have two other HDD's that are ...
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unable to install windows 7 from ubuntu

so unable to install windows 7 i used winUSB, formated the usb on ntfs the first time and fat32 the second time, i was following this How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? but i ...
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Ubuntu boots once after boot-repair

I have had installed Ubuntu 14.10 64bit, then installed Windows-8.1 64bit. As expected, grub2 was wiped out. I came upon Boot-Repair, installed and ran it from Ubuntu live-cd. After the "repair", ...
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Grub rescue screen comes even after boot repair

I tried installing ubuntu 14.0.4 on my Sony VAIO having windows 8. As i was installing i noticed it didn't ask me question about installing alongside with windows instead it throw message like No ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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Will not boot after upgarde from 10.04 to 12.04.5

I have a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition I tried to upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 via the update manger on the command line. I got the following message at the end when the machine tried to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Win8 problem; no to LiveDVD [duplicate]

"1Create a LiveDVD or LiveUSB of Ubuntu (>=12.04.2) 64bit ONLY. 2In your BIOS, disable QuickBoot/FastBoot and Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT). If you have Windows8, also disable FastStartup. ...
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Ubuntu not working after formatting windows partition

When I formated my partition with Windows 8.1 on it and nothing else and restarted the PC the top bar disappeared, the menu bar disappeared, I am unable to start the terminal, the windows don't have ...
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How to make an Ubuntu down load bootable

I have dual boot Ubuntu/windows. I want to kill windows and have one large partition for Ubuntu. I saved the Ubuntu down load to DVD. I had to. Not enough room on my drive. I tried to restart and ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 - Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu a few days ago because I want to start using Linux more often instead of windows. I got it successfully installed so I restarted my computer. Then it opens on Windows without the ...
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Booting from Ubuntu install disk

My dilemma continues. I had copied the latest Ubuntu download to DVD. Reason being, I don't have enough space on my dual partition drive so need to start fresh. From Ubuntu I did a restart with ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 installed?

I've been trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8, on my HP Pavillion g6-2320. The installation got complete the first time, but Windows got booted. I tried installing again, but got errors, ...
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Ubuntu wont start from windows bootloader but it does as a device

When I am in Windows 8 and shift-click Restart, then click Devices, I am able to launch Ubuntu from there. But when I click something close to "start other os", then Ubuntu, I get something close to ...
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Update GRUB with encrypted LVM on second volume/drive?

On one machine I have an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sda that I can boot into. On the same machine is a second drive with an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sdb (that ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Win 7 won't boot after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have a system with two HDDs, one 1tb and one 500gb. I installed windows 7 onto the 1tb hard drive fine, and used that for a day. Installed Steam and my steam library fine (as I'm only using windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot, Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S

I've set up Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio (VGN-NW11S), dual boot with Windows 7. The computer is approx. 4 years old. It worked fine for 1 week or so, but since a few days it doesn't boot any more. I ...
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Can I change the appearance of the bootloader, ..? [duplicate]

I was bored with my bootloader, .. Can I change the theme of the bootloader, .. I was looking on google, and I found the burg,. but I could not use it because my pc is UEFI, .. I dual boot windows8.1 ...
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How to use Virtual Machine to use programs in my pre-installed win 7 in my Ubuntu OS?

My laptop was pre-installed with win 7. I used it for several years with personal data. I have installed Ubuntu recently alongside Win 7 for dual boot. Most of time, i just want to use Ubuntu for ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1, error while repairing boot

and thanks for any attention you give to my question... I have gateway NE-522... I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 (preinstalled) following the instructions posted here. I get ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 laptop without CD/DVD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 8.1. I do not have a CD/DVD drive nor a USB stick. What I would like to know is how to install Ubuntu on a partition of your main hard drive without a ...
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How to remove Windows and partition on dual boot system

If I have a copy of the latest Ubuntu installer on DVD can I run it from within Ubuntu or simply boot from it and then be given the option to remove windows and the partition so I have just Ubuntu on ...
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install windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop. Now I want to replace windows 7 with windows 8.1. Will it effect ubuntu ? What is the right and safe way to do this?
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With an existing partitioned drive, windows 7 on one and Ubuntu on the other, how can now get rid of windows?

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 system, going the partition drive route. I'm now out of space on the Ubuntu partition and can't do any updates. I want to get rid of Windows and the ...
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Error message pops up when installing Ubuntu 14.10 on OS X Yosemite

I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.10 and OS X Yosemite. I've already done the partition and downloaded the .iso file on OXS Yosemite (10.10). However, when I try to open the file, all that pops up is ...
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Stuck in log-in loop, Ubuntu randomly crashes, Windows still boots first

I'd really appreciate it if someone could shed some light on 3 problems of mine: I tried to reset my forgotten account password using the "standard way" in this guide. However, when I enter the new ...
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Install Ubuntu x64 over x32 on a multi-boot system

Can I do a fresh install of Ubuntu x64 (I currently have Ubuntu x32 bit installed) on a multi-boot system (Win XP/7/8)? Will I run to any problems as far as booting up to my other O/S'es?
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Running ubuntu side by side with windows and OSX

i have a Apple macbook air currently running OS X 10.10 and Windows 7 HP with bootcamp, during the installation of windows i messed up a couple times badly enough that i had to factory reset my ...
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Add a drive - install windows - dual boot? [duplicate]

I am running the latest Ubuntu. I would like to add a new drive from which I can dual boot Windows 8. Is this possible without re-installing Ubuntu? Dedicated Ubuntu drive, existing Ubuntu install, ...
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Script to edit program launch command in terminal

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04/Win7 pc. I have all my music in my Windows drive (D: drive). If I need to play from library in rhythmbox, I have to first open/mount my D: drive, so that rhythmbox ...
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Ubuntu Live USB stuck after booting

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 (dualboot). I have created a live USB using Universal USB Installer (and later on also tried Unetbootin, which still failed) and did all the ...
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How to recover documents from an HDD with Ubunutu 14.04 installed?

Not as simple as the question states. I will try and cut a long story straight...: Dell Latitude E6410 with Ubunutu 14.04 Installed. Motherboard crapped out on me. Luckily was able to be repaired ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus laptop - dual boot

I have an Asus N551jk. I have dual boot on it. Sound works on Windows 8.1, but not on Ubuntu 14.10. More precise sometimes it works, but various events like a simple reboot, can make it not work ...
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dd confuses grub (and gparted)?

The initial problem was this: I wanted to test the installer I was creating for my app, but of course every time I run the installer it modifies the system, and I needed a way to reset the system to a ...
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Installing Multiple OS and prepare the Partitioning

1-I want to install Unbuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 along side with Windows 7 and also I want to install Fedora 20 on my HDD so it will be 3 operating systems, is that possible ? 2-How I can prepare the ...
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Cannot mount GPT Windows partition

I had a Windows 7 machine with 167GB. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it, so I shrank the partition into 111GB and 56GB. Afterwards I installed Ubuntu 14.10 32-bit in the newly created 56GB partition. ...
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Grub not recognizing Windows 7 after installing ubuntu

I've spent the last two days trying to get grub to recognize my Windows 7 installation, to no avail. The situation is as follows: I wish to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate 120 gb SSDs ...
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install Multiboot ubuntu touch on sdcard. XperiaultraZ [duplicate]

I want to be able to dual boot android and Ubuntu touch on my xperia ultra Z phone. I want Ubuntu to be installed on sdcard space and my phone to dual boot between android on device memory and Ubuntu ...
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Just getting started with Linux

Heyo! Very excited to get using Linux. I'm a low level IT support tech and am used to windows, and never considered Linux just because there wasn't any reason to do so. Picked up a free Lattitude ...
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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install alongside windows and ubuntu 10.10

I have searched, and nothing has helped me, so here goes. I downloaded and installed the new version of ubuntu to run because my faithful maverick meercat is starting to become unstable and freeze ...