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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 ...
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Unable to load Windows(8.x) Partition in Ubuntu

I have a HP Laptop with Windows 8.1 installed and there seems to be some problem with the hard disk, due to which Windows never boots up. It just hangs at start up. I'm trying to recover some ...
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Partition scheme with dual boot win10 + Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

i'm new to ubuntu so I don't know anything about how to allocate space for partitions and was wondering if anyone could me give some advice. I initially wanted to avoid using windows but ubuntu ...
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Need help please, ClamAV shows 3 infected files /initrd.img: Symbolic link, /initrd.img.old: Symbolic link, /vmlinuz: Symbolic link

Could anyone please help me with the 3 infected files that clamav shows me. I ran clamscan -r / which showed infected files - 3 Next I ran clamscan -v / which showed these files /initrd.img: Symbolic ...
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Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04 Dualboot issue

I've tried, I've failed. At this point I have 200GB of free space on my second HDD, I've redownloaded the USB Install. Could someone confirm these steps. 1.) Give 2GB to "swap area" 2.) Give the ...
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Uninstallation of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on my system parallely with. The drive in which it was installed, it created a folder named Ubuntu. I completely deleted that folder by mistake and now when the computer boots up, I ...
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How to change boot order in grub2 to include bootable USB?

I want to install Windows OS in an empty partition(dual-boot) using a bootable USB. However I can't seem to enter BIOS to change the boot order. Can I include the USB in the boot menu in GRUB2?
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Error no boot device found or disk failed ubuntu 14.0

i migrate from window 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Ubuntu create swap area ,boot area and root .and follow all instruction. install g partition and set flag boot area to grub_bios run boot ...
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Dilemma with Dual boot in HDD and fresh installation in SSD

I'm stuck with a strange situation regarding an existing HDD and an SSD (connected via optical drive Caddy) in my laptop. Context: The HDD already has dual partition with Ubuntu and Windows. I have ...
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Not able to boot after installing latest kernel Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to build and install kernel on my Ubuntu machine. I downloaded source code of kernel 4.1.4 and installed it using $sudo make modules_install install I am getting error, Could not mount ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 & Windows 8.1 Dual Boot - Boot directly into Windows

Background: Windows 8.1 was installed in BIOS mode on a RAID 1. I removed RAID and went to AHCI so I have 2 individual drives. Removed all partitions on drive 1. Drive 0, Windows 8.1 boots OK. ...
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Wacom tablet, stylus and eraser dont show up in xinput -list(thinkpad

I am using Ubuntu 14.04(64 bit) on Thinkpad x200. The tablet is working on windows 7(I have a dual boot). It used to work in Ubuntu 12.04(32 bit). I am now using Here is the out pout from xinput ...
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Wifi not connecting in windows 8.1 in the ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 dual boot system

I am using a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04LTS and windows 8.1 . I install ubuntu after installing windows. Then the bootloader problem occurs.Windows was not recognized in login. Then I install ...
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Dual Boot cause Ubuntu and Windows to crash

I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer, dual booting with Windows 8.1. Now, I am unable to use either system. When it boots and I select Ubuntu, the login in page flashed and then turns to black ...
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Dual Boot Windows UEFI problems

So I once had a nice setup going with dual boot linux and windows 8.1 in UEFI bootloader mode, but then I had to screw it up and try playing around. I've currently got windows 8.1 installed, with no ...
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What will be the effect on other Windows partitions while installing Ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu alongside with my Windows 7. Currently i have 6 partition with Windows 7 as C:, D:, E:, F:, G: and H:. My Windows files reside in C: drive. What will be the effect on other ...
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Where should I install the boot loader on a second drive?

So I recently installed a second hard drive in my laptop. Previously, I had split 1 hard drive into a windows and ubuntu partition, but after running out of space on each, I installed this new hard ...
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Will dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 + Windows XP work for old Acer Aspire 3690?

I want to do a dual boot of Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 on a very old Acer Aspire 3690 laptop. Are there any peculiarities of installing Ubuntu with dual boot on Acer Aspire laptops? To be specific, ...
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Installed Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 10 today, but after restarting my laptop

After Choosing Windows Boot Manager(on/dev/sdb2), its says "could not load image" or something like that. I am new to Ubuntu and Installing it, and could this be happening because i did not create the ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub

At first, I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside with Windows 7 Professional. I was on windows 7 and I upgraded to windows 10. During the installation, It had to restart. What happened when I restarted was ...
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Help with grub errors after installing cloned partition on new laptop

I just installed a cloned ubuntu partition (using clonezilla) on a new laptop that dual boots windows 7. This machine has far fewer disks and partitions than the old one. I installed EasyBCD in ...
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Wireless Hardware Switch on Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Ubuntu 14.04

I have Lenovo Yoga 3 14 which had Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I dual-booted Ubuntu 14.04. I am able to connect to WiFi networks while using Windows but on Ubuntu, I get the message "Wireless Hardware ...