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Problem installing Ubuntu from live USB on Surface Pro

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu (14.10), and I want to continue using windows (8.1) so I'm following this tutorial on dual booting Ubuntu on my surface pro: Dual boot Surface Pro with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not shown in operating system list

I had a working Ubuntu 11.04 installation, alongside Windows Vista. To avoid a triple upgrade, I decided to do a fresh install of 14.04 from a USB drive. However, after rebooting, the only OS choices ...
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Ubuntu stuck on load screen after installation [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my acer aspiron 13 laptop in dual boot mode alongside Windows 8.1 on the day I got it using a USB, however I failed to get past the Ubuntu loading screen (the ...
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Is it safe to enable fast boot in Windows 8 while mounting windows partition as read-only in Ubuntu?

It is dangerous to write on NTFS partition while Windows uses hybrid boot because there is a potential risk of data loss. So I tried to mount Windows 8 partition as read-only in Ubuntu, now I wonder ...
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dual boot with two internal hard drives

I have WINXP on my first hard drive, and have installed a second empty hard drive. When I load the Linux 14.04 installation disk and try to install, I chose to mean that I wanted to install Linux on ...
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Upgrade Win7 Home to Ultimate - will dual-boot with Ubuntu still work? / Partition access question

I had Windows 7 Home Basic installed.Then I install Ubuntu and know I have dual boot. But I want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Ultimate version.Can I update my Windows 7 installation and keep my dual ...
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Dual boot automatic boots to linux

I've decided to install elementaryOS as dual boot with Windows 8.1. I've got two partitions, one for windows one for eos. Problem is i dont have the choose OS to start windows when booting, it ...
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Partitioning to Install Ubuntu, so Ubuntu has higher performance

I Have a 500gb HDD + 24gb SSD laptop, and I came with Windows pre-installed, I want to know how to change my partitions in a way that Ubuntu keeps roughly 2/3 or more of the HDD disk, and about the ...
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OS selection menu at boot time flashes and loads windows

I set windows 7 to load by default by editing grub file. I set the time to display os selection menu at 0.5 seconds. Now the ubuntu's pink os selection screen flashes away too quickly. I tried ...
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I've ubuntu 14.10 My ubuntu cant mount my ntfs format drive

I've ubuntu 14.10. In my pc I have ubuntu dual boot with windows 8.1. Sometimes ubuntu cant mount my ntfs format drive. then when I restart It can detect the ntfs format drive. This problem also ...
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Boot repair doesn't help to repair my grub after ubuntu install on dual boot

I have problem with my dual boot, and i try boot repair which seems not work :/ I use windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same SSD, nammed /sda You can find here the boot log url : ...
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Linux is making much more hard disk noise than Windows 7 on laptop

I have 2 partitions on my Compaq laptop. Windows 7 is installed to one and Ubuntu 12.04 is installed to other using a usb stick installer. What I noticed is whatever I do (opening a tab in browser, ...
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Secure dualboot

ubuntu 14.04 here. I'm using a dualboot with windows 7 pro installed first. So far so good, i just succeeded in installing both on the hard disk in separate primary partitions. However when in ubuntu ...
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GRUB refuses to uninstall

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu and reinstalled it on an external HDD. By mistake I selected my laptop's ssd as the location of the bootloader. I decided to do the install all over again and this time ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, partitioning small SSD and HDD

I looked at several related questions because some questions remained for me. I have just bought a Asus Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre-installed, 500gb HDD and 24gb SSD. Apparently (according to some ...
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Multiple boot options for Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was a Windows 8.1 user. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I have both windows and Ubuntu. Both are running well without any issues. The problem is, while booting I can see two options for ...
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bypass boot menu by listing all operating systems at grub menu

i have installed two windows operating systems (windows 7 and windows server 12) then i installed ubuntu 14.04. all are working fine. but now the problem is when my computer starts first grub screen ...
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Dropbox Sync Folder - Dual Boot - Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual boot computer with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Is there anyway to use the same Dropbox sync folder. I tried to point to the same folder in Ubuntu but Dropbox refused to use the same ...
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Can cetain files in “boot” be deleted without preventing access to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a partitioned drive with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, which I largely use. When I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu it disabled the normal boot link and I now must use Recovery mode to access ...
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Creating a UEFI bootable Win7 USB stick

I'm using winsb to create a bootable usb stick. In terminal I enter this command: winusb --install'/home/obaid/Downloads/Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 Bit)/Windows.iso' /dev/sdb It returns an ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows Vista 32bit [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, and am planning to shift to it. As I want to get familiar to Ubuntu, I tried to install 14.04 on a partition with 14GB.(I came to know that 5GB is what is reqd for installation, ...
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Lost windows after installing ubuntu

I am new in Ubuntu and while installing it i accidentally lost Windows 7 operating system and all the partitions. Let me explain what happened: Before installing Ubuntu I had 4 partitions on my ...
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How to make new partition from previous partition [duplicate]

I need to create a new partition to install Windows 8.1, but I do not have enough unallocated space to create one. I also can't change the size of /dev/sda2. When I try to resize that partition, it ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot with Ubuntu

Im new here, and this is my first question, hope i will get an answer :) i had first ubuntu (U1) installed on my laptop and i installed after that Windows 7 So i notice that i can no longer access ...
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Cannot see windows 7 in boot menu after installing ubuntu

I had windows xp and windows 7 in my system. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 into the XP partition and from then on the system directly boots into Ubuntu and doesnot even show windows 7 in the boot options ...
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How to boot from USB containing full ubuntu installation on a MacBook

I know this question has been answered earlier, but none of the answers were clear enough for a newbie in Ubuntu. So the problem is I have installed Ubuntu on a flash drive, using another flash drive, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS installation fails to configure Grub

Couple days now I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS for my work computer. After couple hiccups the installation finally seemed to go through fine. But now it seems that the in boot sequence the ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after replacing windows 8 with it

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 by wiping windows 8 partition. Now I get a recovery screen for Windows even though it's gone. Any tips to fix? I tried Boot Repair in Ubuntu live. No luck.
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Installed ubuntu, lost Windows

I created a flash drive using LiLy to run ubuntu. When I booted with the flash drive on restart, it gave me an option to either "try" or "install" ubuntu. I chose install. During the course of ...
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Dual boot but only Windows boots

So I just made a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and then Ubuntu 14.04.1. The problem is, that I can't make GRUB as the main boot option, it is not listed in BIOS so my computer just loads into Windows. ...
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ubuntu not loading in parallel to windows

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop(HP) in parallel with Windows 8.1 because I needed it for college use. I had to press the esc key first then on pressing the F9 key I needed to go for boot manager ...
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ubuntu doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7.I'm installing from a dvd, But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a ...
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unallocate space for ubuntu installation not showing while installtion

I have allocate space for ubuntu installation (OS) my local-drive (E) this space not showing while ubuntu installation. Again i have done delete in disk management this E drive space gone unallocated ...
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Not able to Boot Ubuntu after BIOS update

Device name: HP Pavilion 15-n205tx Notebook PC I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 and everything was OK but after I have updated my BIOS, it gave me an error that file is missing or corrupted.. and it ...
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How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk?

This is not a question on how to install Ubuntu or how to use manual partitioning during installation but is a question on access rights and how not to let them bite you in the lower abdomen... ;-) ...
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Forgot my Ubuntu 14.04 password - no recovery mode [duplicate]

Here is the problem, I forgot my Ubuntu password. After doing some googling I found out to reset the password I need to access the recovery mode through the grub menu. However, back when I installed ...
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How to repair grub to work with multiple hard drives?

On my computer I have multiple hard drives. One of them has Ubuntu 14.10 and the other has Windows 8.1. I messed up my boot loader and know only Ubuntu appears in the grub list. Windows 8.1 is on the ...
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Problems recognizing Ubuntu Minimal (for Kodi/XBMC) when installing Ubuntu 14.04 Regular Desktop

my Goal: HTPC (2 Drives/ 1 minimal Ubuntu/1 Regular 14.04) dualbooting Steps i am Trying : A. Installing minimal Ubuntu Disk (XBMC/Kodi) /dev/sda B. Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sdb Problem ...
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What are the fields in the “Format Partition” window in the Disks utility for, and what do I choose?

I use 14.04 and I have 2 physical partitions, one of 243Gb and another of rest of 500Gb. I want to format the partition of 243Gb using Disks (Open dash and type disks). This partition contains ...
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how to boot widndows 8 uefi fromngrub command line?

I have an emergency,I wanted to remove ubuntu from my pc, and I deleted the partitions of ubuntu, but now after a reboot, I'm stock in the grub command line I need to enter to my windows 8 partition, ...
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Expanding partition for more [duplicate]

I formatted the unallocated space to fat32 (don't know if that was right). Now I want to extend my dev/sda5 for more memory as I'm currently getting warnings about my low memory space. Above My ...
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Grub Rescue when trying to boot into my main drive

I installed the latest Ubuntu onto an External Hard Drive just about 30 minutes ago. The drive was sdc with a boot portion and a swap as well. Upon restarting my computer, I came face to face with a ...
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Questions RE: dual booting two distros on an SSD. Will it mess with my data on the main partition?

I'd like to try out Deepin 14. (What a gorgeous distro!) I've got Ubuntu Mate 14 on now. I hear it doesn't work well on a virtual machine, so that leaves dual booting. I don't want to start from ...
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After installing 14.04, my computer boots straight to Windows 7

I burned the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso to a DVD-R after checking the iso with MD5SUM. From there, I rebooted, entered BIOS to make sure I was booting from the CD-ROM, and entered the Ubuntu ...
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Having problems installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have the ISO burned to DVD. I was able to boot up into the Try Ubuntu mode and it worked fine. The problem is when I tried to do an installation in another partition, it prompts me until I get the ...
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boot from usb on asus zenbook UX31A

Here is my problem. I have created a bootable usb of ubuntu 14 and I know it works because it works on another laptop. I just received an Asus zenbook UX31A with windows 8 on it. I disabled quick boot ...
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“Missing Operating System”

I've been trying to dual boot Ubuntu on my Macbook pro with an ISO disk. I installed the ISO onto the disk successfully, partitioned my main drive and set as FAT32 format, I restarted the computer ...
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Can't boot using a live USB, error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I'm trying to fix GRUB after installing Windows 8.1 alongside my Ubuntu install. I installed Windows 8.1 second so the windows boot manager replaced grub. In the past I've just created a live USB, ...
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Dual Booting UEFI After bad Install, What happens to old Boot Loader?

The short: I accidentally installed 32bit 12.04, and choose to 'install boot loader' on the dev/sda (or 'main' the one that has all the memory) drive. Both windows and ubuntu work, only after changing ...
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Moved Wubi to different partition, unable to boot after editing grub

So, I've tried to move my wubi installation between disks and followed this: Move WUBI installation of Ubuntu to a different partition in Windows However once I start applying the edits to the grub, ...