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My account is broken - guest sessions fine. Flickering mouse, UI doesn't respond

I'm dual booting Windows and Ubuntu 14.04, and something has gone very wrong with the external hard drive I have Ubuntu installed on. As far as I can tell just by looking at the files from a bootable ...
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Ethernet connection not recognized and no WiFi options are displayed

This is the first time that I am using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Lenovo Z51. And here is the first problem I am facing: My Ethernet connection is not even recognized in Ubuntu. Plus, no ...
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How to install Ubuntu GNOME on my HP Pavilion UEFI-based laptop running Windows 10

I bought this laptop over a year ago and it came with Windows 8 at the time, but I've since updated it to Windows 10 using the Insider Preview program. I would like to install Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 ...
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Will the Ubuntu installer automatically detect other versions of Linux?

I recently purchased a computer off a friend and decided to set it up as a work station at home. To that end, my supervisor and I spent the day getting Mageia (Red Hat distribution) installed along ...
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WiFi stops working after some time [duplicate]

I have a problem with my Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot (alongside windows 10) on my ACER E5-771G-79VT laptop. My network card is Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC. When I ...
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PC wont dual boot but it installs

Not sure what im doing wrong, I have win 7 installed and try to install ubuntu and it installs properly, I think I pick the run side by side option and make the partitions the size i want yet once ...
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Moving Ubuntu partition to secondary HD

I installed another HD into my laptop and I want to move the Ubuntu partition over the secondary HD. Here my situation: SSD partitioning I want to copy the sda5 partition here: secondary HD. In the ...
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Unable to install grub2 while dual boot(Win10 +Ubuntu)in Dell inspiron 5559 ,it's giving fatal error

I recently bought a shiny new Dell inspiron 5559 and I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu for studying purposes. Its built-in OS is Windows 10 . I've made a separate 50GB partition just for Ubuntu and ...
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Windows 10 is not showing after installing 15.04

I successfully install ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop Lenovo Thinkpad E430, now I am facing problem that windows 10 (which was already installed on my machine) is not showing in in grub, I already tried to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, lost grub2 and partition during Windows 10 upgrade

Had dual boot on an HP laptop. Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. Got stuck in the middle of my Windows 10 upgrade at grub rescue prompt. Used boot-repair-disk to get past that point. Chose recommended ...
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how to boot to ubuntu on the same drive as windows

I have an SSD which I divided into 2 partitions. In one of the partitions, I installed Windows 10 and after that in another one I installed Ubuntu. Now when I restart my computer, I always end up ...
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up down button not working on dual boot grub menu

I've tried to dual boot with windows 8.1 (32 bit) with ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) for several times. But the prime problem is my keyboard's up down buttons don't work when the grub menu appears. an ...
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4 questions error after selecting free space for ubuntu

I have Sony Vaio VPCZ1 with 128 ssd drive , it's drive is combination of 2 64 ssd drive(Tooshiba). When i want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 , after I select empty disk spaces for ...
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Booting problem from Ubuntu to Windows 10

I have installed Ubuntu latest version alongside Windows 10. It was good but when i restarted it, it's no longer showing the option to boot into Windows 10. Now how do I get back and login with ...
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Questions for Dual Booting Ubuntu 14.04 + Win10 with Multiple Hard Drives

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 onto my desktop that's currently running Win10. I've only dual booted on machines with a singular HDD years ago, but now I have a small SSD (for my Win10 OS and ...
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Trouble with internet. The symbol shows that wifi is connected but have no internet. Ethernet works

Ive just begun using ubuntu and getting started was a bit troublesome. On my laptop I initially had Windows 8, but wanted to dual boot it with ubuntu. So i followed the procedure and dual booted it. ...
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remove Ubuntu from dual-boot system

I had Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 on the same drive. I wanted to remove Ubuntu so I did following steps: go to disk manager and remove two Ubuntu partitions and add free space to windows partition. ...
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Trying to install Windows 10 on SSD and Ubuntu 14.04 on HDD, boot from SSD

I've tried a few times and have always been unsuccessful. I followed the instructions from quite a few tutorials, and I have been able to get Linux and Windows installed but Grub doesn't detect ...
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recovering hard disk

I was trying to install ubuntu with my win10 as dual boot and I tried to create some space to install ubuntu and now seems like I lost my data I am trying to recover it using photorec and now I am ...
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Every time I choose Ubuntu to boot in my dual-boot Laptop, I get a grub terminal

The system is dual-boot with Windows 10. How should I proceed?
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cloning my ubuntu image to HDD alongside win10

I bought a new laptop with win 10 pre-installed. Now I want my Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my old laptop HDD to be cloned and installed on the new HDD alongside win 10. So far I was able to run Ubuntu ...
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Instability with dual-booting Win7 + Ubuntu - Would VirtualBox be more stable?

I want to use Ubuntu for everything except Video editing in TMPGEnc, for which I need Windows, and possibly some other aps like Premiere. So far my attempt at dual-booting has produced a lot of errors ...
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Installing Ubuntu over existing windows 7?

I already got windows 7 installed on my laptop with 3 drives C: D: E: and I also wanted to install Ubuntu on the same drive C: and make it a dual boot. How to do it ? is it possible ? And will I ...
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“Attempted to read/write outside of hd0” after install Lubuntu alongside Windows 7

I recently installed Lubuntu onto a 160Gb HDD, alongside Windows, which is the first two partitions (System Reserved/C:). The installation completed just fine, with no errors. It then rebooted into ...
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No option for Ubuntu boot up

I have installed Ubuntu but it never gets a chance to boot up. I did msconfig on windows 10 but there is no entry for Ubuntu. I tried installing from live cd as well as I tried direct installation ...
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i want to connect my laptop to remote server for hosting on my website but problem is occurring again and again what should i do

Enable to connect to remote server using ssh but i can connect one remote server 2 2 My ubuntu system is asking login again and again when i even entered the correct login details? 2 1 SSH: Permission ...
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My hdd partiton doesn't mount

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/ubuntu/Entertainment: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=999,gid=999" "/dev/sda2" "/media/ubuntu/Entertainment"' exited with non-zero ...
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Unable to install 14.04. a few tries, a few issues

So, yesterday, win 10 commited suicide again, by deleting internet protocols alone. I'm fed up of this cancer, but I still game, so I want a dual boot At first I was able to install linux alone, ...
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GNU GRUB Command Loop! [duplicate]

I need help, im currently on a loop on GNU GRUB command. Ive seen many articles on it but non have help. So i removed ubuntu's space in the Disk Mangment...then I removed the Ubuntu pen drive and ...
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Tried to keep grub bootloader/ubuntu separate from windows, failed

So I installed 14.04 via USB stick onto a pc I built. The computer has 3 hard drives, one is an SSD for booting and system files, and the other two are typical hard drives. Originally, my computer ...
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Unable to boot OS X after installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on my macbook air early 2014,but now I am unable to boot OSX after the installation of Ubuntu. I used a USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 15.10-amd64.ISO When I press the 'power ...
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Grub rescue after deleting linux partition

I was running both Windows and Linux, but I've decided to delete it and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR so right now I'm sruggling with grub rescue, and now every time I load I see "error unknown ...
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Ubuntu for HP Touchsmart 520-1070

When I install Windows in the first 400Gb of the disk and then try to install Ubuntu, Ubuntu doesn't see the Windows installed, and doesn't see the disk partition. The computer is HP Touchsmart ...
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while installing ubuntu 15.10 alongside windows 8

I want to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8 in D:/.My windows is installed in C:/.I have shrinked the D:/ for the installation.I have turned off the fast booting options,but I didn't got the UEFI ...
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Identical mount points for the same partition

I was installing Ubuntu using the mini ISO image and I ran into the following error when partitioning my disk: Identical mount points for two file systems Two file systems are assigned the ...
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Windows hibernation prevent sdb2 mounting [duplicate]

I had to mount windows 10 partition in ro format as ubuntu was unable to mount in rw because it insists that windows is hibernated. I disabled fast boot and secure boot and even deleted the secure ...
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Very Strange - Ubuntu messing up Windows LAN

I am helping my friend migrate to Linux from Windows. So we installed Ubuntu 15.10 on his system. His current setup is Windows 10 + Ubuntu. Everything is going well except a very strange issue. ...
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Can I access GRUB (or equiv) from Windows cmd?

I've installed Ubuntu at least 15 times and never had so many problems as with Windows 10. I've disabled Fast Boot and Secure Boot, set it to use UEFI and installed Ubuntu 15.10, which worked fine. ...
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Installing Win7 SP1, Dual Boot with Ubuntu, using GRUB and not Win Sys Reserved partition

So I have a 240SSD 20gb for Ubuntu (Active) with the GRUB bootloader on it. Just root partition, no home, no swap. And I have a 200gb Windows 7 partition (Primary as well but not active). My issue is ...
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occasionally boot fails with blank screen (displayport signal error)

Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on ssd sdd1 drive while windows 7 was installed on sdd sdc1. The Ubuntu bootloader grub was installed on sdd drive. Disk drives topology: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT ...
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Grub console at boot if pen drive not plugged in

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using a bootable USB pen drive, creating a dual boot with Windows 10. Windows and the EFI partition are on a disk, Ubuntu and its swap partition are on another disk. ...
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Dual Boot LUKS Encryption

I followed this guide: How can I install Ubuntu encrypted with LUKS with dual-boot? but at step 8, where you allow the graphical installer do its work, the grub-amd64-efi install fails. Here is the ...
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Booting issue, Lenovo G580 Dual boot

I have Lenovo G580 (core i5 2.5 GHz), with dual boot (Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04). Since last 3 year, it was running smoothly without any issue. There was heating issue because of lots dust in ...
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how do i switch main bootloader to windows bootloader [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu and you guys are asking yourself what the hell is he thinking or something similar because this is an Ubuntu forum. I want to know how to switch my main bootloader to ...
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Installation Ubuntu through wubi dool boot

I have a power edge T620 system with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed. I'd like to dual boot this and install Ubuntu 14.04 on it So I created a bootable USB and after I select the Install Ubuntu or ...
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New Ubuntu dual boot partition question

First, thanks for the help getting me started. After searching in the help files for a while I couldn't find the answer. I am trying to install Ubuntu in a dual boot environment along side win xp. ...
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Reinstaling Windows 7 after dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have old laptop which I need to sell. Laptop runs Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 along. I need to reinstall back just Windows 7 bacause of customer wishes. But I have a problem. When put cd with Win 7 ...
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Fan Speed Increased after Dual Boot

I had a windows system upon which I installed Ubuntu 15.04 as dual boot. Right after I updated the Grub, the fan speed started showing anomalous behavior. The temperature of the system is going very ...
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Make Ubuntu/XP dual boot and WIN7 istallation on separate hard drives work + SATA socket issue

I have an old functioning dual boot Ubuntu/ Windows XP on a 2TB hard drive. I recently installed Windows 7 on another 1TB hard drive. (both are properly sub partitioned accordingly) The 2TB drive ...
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Unable to boot to Windows 10 after removing Ubuntu 15.10 from dual boot, getting black GRUB screen?

A few months ago I dual booted Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop alongside Windows 10, but recently I decided to remove Ubuntu. After being naive and following an Ubuntu dual boot removal guide on YouTube I ...