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Brightness problem in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

I own a ACER ASPIRE5734Z that has a Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz × 2. I tried this solution,but did not work out: Open terminal ( Ctrl+Alt+T ) and type: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub ...
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Dual Boot on a 5-year old laptop

I would like to know if I can set up a 64bit version of ubuntu on an old laptop running a 32bit version of windows 7. The processor is a Pentium(R) Dual-Core T4200 2ghz cpu and has 4gbs of ram. How ...
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/home automatically ecrypted during multi boot?

I was attempting to add a Mint partition to my Ubuntu 12.04/Win7 box, when the whole process went south on me. Mint installed correctly but removed the Ubuntu/Win options from my Grub menu. Attempting ...
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How to delete Ubuntu's hidden or trash files and folders (like .trash-1000) on Windows volumes, from Windows?

Previously I used have Ubuntu on my laptop, but currently I am using Windows 8. I found .trash-1000 file appearing in my drive. I knew that this is due to deleting few files while using Ubuntu. How ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 does not detect Windows 8.1 partition

Hi there I'm trying to install ubuntu 13.10 on my Compaq CQ58 Dual Core 1.4 8GB RAM, but when I'm installing the Ubuntu does not detect my 2 partition only shows as an empty disk. Please help me
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Installing Windows alongside Ubuntu on last partition

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system.I wish to resize my /home (extended) partition and install Windows 7 in the free space. This would result in Windows being installed on the last partition on ...
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About the Dual booting [duplicate]

I am a beginner in Ubuntu, so please help me to solve this problem. I bought a new laptop with a hard disk of 500 GB. First I installed windows 7 and allocated 400 GB for that. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
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Not Able To Install Ubuntu With Windows 7

First of all sorry if this question seams repeated I am a rookie, I tried many links but not able to do that is not working in my case. On my laptop currently Windows 7 is installed and I want to ...
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Dual Boot problem with windows 7 64bit and ubuntu 12.04.4 32bit

I've tried to install ubuntu 12.04.4 on my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit preinstalled Sony Vaio S Series laptop (VPCS116FH). The problem is my laptop reboot when i choose "install ubuntu alongside with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 boot problem with Windows 7 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 on a separate partition with Windows 7 as my Primary OS (installed first) I let Ubuntu do the distribution of the partition under the "Install Side-by-side" option When ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot into any mode

Recently I built my own PC and have been struggling to get Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. I have a 16 GB RAM machine with an Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard, an AMD FX8350 processor and an AMD R9 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation problems - keyboard and mouse not working

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop version on my PC alongside Windows 7. When I ran Ubuntu, I could only get as far as the log in screen and I was unable to log in because it wasn't registering ...
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Data recovery in ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with windows 8. While I was using Ubuntu, all of a sudden my system went into a suspend mode and when I logged back in all my data was gone. It was Ubuntu in its ...
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How can I wirte the GNU GRUB boot CD in Hard Disk

I could not have dual boot in my hard disk. when I fix the hard disk for dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu using EasyBCD dont boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when I fix the hard disk for dual boot Ubuntu / Windows ...
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Ubuntu one on a single computer with Windows and Ubuntu

I have a single laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8 in different partitions. All my important files are in the Windows partition so they can be accessed from both environments, and uploaded to Skydrive ...
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Dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu without bootable USB or CD

I want to dual boot my system. I have already installed windows 7 on my computer. Now I want to install ubuntu as the second OS of my system. I know the procedure to do it using a bootable USB or a cd ...
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UEFI and “reserved bios boot area”

I purchased an new notebook wich has a pre-installed Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1). Configuration: UEFI Secure Boot SSD + HDD I downloaded Kubuntu 13.10, prepared a bootable USB stick and ...
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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Booting a real physical Win7 installation as Xen guest

So far I have achieved booting a physical installation of Win7 on internal hdd from Ubuntu USB HDD in both KVM and VB/VMware virtual machines using raw disk access. Windows runs without any amendments ...
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ubuntu touch boot app does not work

just installed the latest dual boot touch on my nexus 4. everything seems to work, except the dual boot app on ubuntu touch. it freezes, if i hit "reboot to x". Any help?
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Windows Boot on 2nd Hard Disc Drive

I have ventured into the Ubunta world. I decided to completely ditch Windows so I didn't do a Windows and Ubuntu install but just installed Ubuntu 12.04. Because I can't sync my iphone I have ...
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Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?

I have three questions for Ubuntu and TRIM/SSD experts. I've got SSD drive (SanDisk SDSSDP128G 128Gb). Currently, it is the only hard drive. Connected via SATA cable however in BIOS using IDE mode ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 error

I installed Wubi a little while ago to try out Ubuntu and I really like it so I decided to make a partition and install 13.10 fully. When I booted from my USB with 13.10 and tried installing it using ...
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Why wont my computer boot Ubuntu from my flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 Gateway desktop PC and I was wanting to install Ubuntu (13.10) on it. Firstly I created a bootable USB using PenDriveLinux, the process was successful, and when I plug the ...
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Gparted merge unallocated space to ext4 partition

Here I want to merge unallocated space to ext4 partition. But during running in Ubuntu it is not allowed. Am I right? It has key picture. I must do that Ubuntu DVD booting from it and selecting try ...
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Persistent error when trying to install Ubuntu using USB method

I've been trying to install Ubuntu onto my SSD using a bootable USB that I created using the Ubuntu ISO and UNetbootin. However when I restart my computer, press F8, and choose to boot from the USB, I ...
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Setting up the GRUB for future use

What I am currently working on is trying to set up my partitions/ grub to eventually dual-boot. Currently for partitions, I have: the Ubuntu partition, mounted to '/', also flagged 'boot' a second, ...
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My boot screen for Lubuntu doesn't load correctly. How can I fix that? Thanks!

This would be my first post and I am not proficient in Linux, although I do use it regularly as a layperson. I just dual-booted my old laptop with XP and Lubuntu (I have an emotional attachment to ...
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Dual booted win7 with 13.10 and seemingly I have lost the whole hard drive

I seriously need help ! I followed the instructions, and started to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside win 7. In the middle of installation, there was an error saying some file can not be copied, after ...
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directing Ubuntu install to correct device

Sorry to ask what must be an oft-asked question but I am not seeing another thread with the solution. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 for a dual boot setup on a system that has two HDDs on it, one ...
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Dual Boot problems (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10), Boot-repair didnt work

I have preinstalled Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu that I installed a week ago on my Laptop Lenovo E530. After my first installation of my Ubuntu 13.10 as Dual Boot, I could not to log in to Windows again, ...
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How to install windows after installing ubuntu on the whole drive

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on the whole hard disk and now want to install windows 8 to get a dual boot. At the end, I want to have 3 primary partitions, one of 70 GB in which Ubuntu is installed, ...
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Ubuntu can't see my Windows 7 ! and the Disk Drive is UNALLOCATED?

I have a Fujitsu laptop and I can't install Ubuntu because Ubuntu cannot find the Partitions of my Disk Drive! It said "UNALLOCATED" of my Disk Drive "500 GB", and no partition appears. But I actually ...
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Boot, reboot from win 8.1 error

I have win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 installed, both are working fine but.. When coming from win-8 and rebooting the PC I will get an "Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed". I then ...
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Installing Ubuntu while dealing with partitions (Windows XP)

I want to switch over to Ubuntu from XP. I looked at my C: drive and noticed the it is divided into 3 sections. My antiquated floppy drive, (at least I think that is correct) C drive, a an unknown ...
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How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu yesterday alongside Windows 7 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to Ubuntu without giving me an OS ...
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Will I lose my data when I install Ubuntu alongside windows?

Currently I am using windows 8.1(Trial version), but I wanted to check out Ubuntu as my trial ends within 2 months. I have 500GB HDD and half of it is filled with important Data. Now, I want to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, I have the following issue: I have Windows 7 x64, with three partitions: C: for system files and such (100 GB), D: for games, photos, stuff like that (320 GB) and U:, which I ...
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How to get Ubuntu 13.10 to recognise Windows 8.1 during install

Current system: I have installed Windows 8.1, and would like some guidance on installing Ubuntu so that the system is dual boot. My drive looks like the following, (after installing Windows) on ...
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Setting up a dual boot environment for Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just switched over to Ubuntu 13.10 as my main OS and quickly realised that there are some applications that I need to run under Windows and for some reason or another can't use VirtualBox for. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot-repair gets in infinite loop

I am attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1, but I am unable to run a LiveUSB without turning on legacy mode first. In legacy mode I was able to install. I planned to fix the legacy ...
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Dual Boot enabling and desabling secure boot

I had windows 8.1 in the SSD of my notebook with UEFI. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in the HD. After rebooting, the PC went directly to windows. I boot into the live cd of ubuntu and executed ...
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I updated from 13.04 to 13.10, and now Ubuntu won't boot at all

I think something must have gone wrong with the update process from 13.04 to 13.10, as I now have duplicate entries for each option in my boot menu when I turn on my computer. When I attempt to boot ...
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Installing Ubuntu on extra HDD

I've got three HDDs in my setup, with Win7-64bit running on my main one. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu on a secondary HDD and be able to choose between it and Windows at the boot screen (while ...
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Problem reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 (Dual with Windows 8) - Black Screen

It have been a week since I use Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8. Yesterday I tried to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 from the CD, I chose the option Erase Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS and reintall, I followed the ...
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install ubuntu as a dual system on mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air i followed this article and i have done all steps. to enter the ubuntu, just as this article said, i need: When the Grub menu ...
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How do I dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 on an HP Pavilion 17? [duplicate]

I can't seem to boot up Ubuntu it has supposedly installed. Windows 8 boots up like it normally would. I used the easy installation setting where Ubuntu would just install alongside Windows 8. Another ...
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Install ubuntu as a dual boot system in mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air This is what I followed to install ubuntu as a dual system for my mac air. I have finished installing ubuntu in my mac and I can ...
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Can't Create Second NTFS Partition

I have an older Windows XP Media Center Edition computer. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it as a second OS. I have a 100Gb hard drive and I wanted to create 3 partitions on it. One 45gb partition for ...