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Not able to boot Ubuntu from USB

I installed Windows after installing Ubuntu, so I had to fix GRUB. To do that, I used a tool called "GRUB4DOS". After trying out a few switches, I let it be, since I did not understand how it works. ...
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Installing 14.10 on Windows 8.1 alongside

This will be hard to describe. I have made a bootable thumbdrive for Ubuntu 14.10. When I got to the menu there was no option to install it alongside my existent Windows 8.1, only the "Try without ...
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Symbolic link to Windows partition breaks at restart [duplicate]

I have a dual boot between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I can access my Windows partition from Nautilus as if it were a device, so I can make a sym links in my Ubuntu environment that point to ...
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Legacy mode, Grub can't load win8 even it's in grub list

I don't think I can handle daul-boot in UEFI mode, so I delete efi floder in Win8 iso as Microsoft suggests to install win8 in legacy mode. Then turn to install Ubuntu. I create some unallocated space ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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(SOLVED) If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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Problems with partitions installing net verison Ubuntu alongside Win 7 Home Prem

I'm stuck installing Ubuntu 14.04 with the partition part of the install. I am downloading and using the net install since I can't burn DVDs, so I just downloaded the mini.iso and burned it to disc ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.10 Dual Boot on Windows 8 Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop Touchscreen!

Help! Try'n my best to get away from Windows OS...purchased a Dell Inspiron 3000 Series touch screen yadda yadda...boot from CD is Ok. But that's about as far as I can get. Doesn't make it to the ...
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dual booted Ubuntu everything works except it boots to grub2 command line

So I recently installed ubuntu as a second operating system on my computer, and everything is working smoothly except for this one issue. When I first boot up my computer it goes to a black screen ...
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Error message when trying to install from USB

I have an old Lenovo laptop which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I "factory reset" it and installed Ubuntu but then decided I wanted to switch to Zorin instead. I followed this article and deleted ...
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Can't Boot Window7 at grub2 menu

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same partition as windows 7. I shrunk the win7 partition expecting that that will allow me to install Ubuntu ( which it did ). When I start up my computer it ...
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Boot repair disk shows nothing under “Grub location”

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 broke my Ubuntu boot, and boot repair disk failed to fix this. After receiving some comments to my previous ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partion, stuck on grub2

I deleted my Ubuntu partition, and tried to boot a recovery drive, but I just get grub. Grub also says "unknown filesystem" for all partitions. Is there a way to bypass grub? I'm using Windows 8.1, ...
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Using Universal USB Installer on a VHD to Dualboot

I'm looking to multi-boot (I have Windows 8.1, and 10 Technical preview on dual-boot), and I'd like to do so with a VHD rather than a USB or a disc. That's mainly because I don't have any USB device I ...
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Installing Windows7 after Ubuntu 14.04, other recommendations not working

I know this questions has been asked hundreds if not thousands of times, and I've actually successfully done this before, but I've tried several things on this system, and nothing has worked yet. ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Win7 (Multiple Partitions)

I basically want to install Ubuntu on my main machine alongside Windows 7 (with UEFI enabled). This Ubuntu installation will be for everything besides gaming (and a few others things I can't do on ...
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Full switch from windows to ubuntu?

Recently I partitioned my hard drive an allocated 60 GB of space to an Ubuntu dual-boot. However, I realized I've spent the majority of my time on Ubuntu and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu ...
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Resize2fs: The filesystem is already blocks long. Nothing to do!

I'm trying to resize my root partition of Ubuntu 14.04. Referring to the answer here:How to extend my root (/) partition?, I did the following: Boot from live usb Shrink a volume using Gparted, ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7

I have read tutorial after tutorial and seen almost ever questions answered on here about how to dual boot ubuntu with windows, and nothing is helping. I partitioned my hard drive in windows. I made ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present error on startup [duplicate]

On start-up I get the error: The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present but then Ubuntu starts normally. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with Windows ...
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Bluetooth is being locked by Windows 8

My Bluetooth was working fine, but after switching to Windows 8 and switching back to Ubuntu again it doesn't seem to work anymore. What can I do to fix this problem?
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Installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1 and also want to install Ubuntu as dual-boot?. Should I install Windows 8.1 on a separate partition and Ubuntu on another partition? Is there any problem like file distortion in ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu 14'04 files show errors“ file incomplete” and other errors

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and burned a DVD and a USB stick. When I try to dual install with the DVD, my Windows 7 PC doesn’t recognize it and when with USB, it gives onlt a menu saying ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 dual boot with Windows 7

Based on the results shown below, I believe that my next step would be to shrink the C/: volume from within Win7 and install Ubuntu in the free space. Any thoughts? The output of sudo parted --list ...
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“NTFS5: No wubildr” on reboot after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual-boot with Windows 7 using the live USB method. The computer has a NVIDIA GeForce 210 graphics card. After Ubuntu installed it prompts me to reboot, after ...
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Dual booting OpenSUSE and Ubuntu

I'd like to install OpenSUSE 13.2 on my computer alongside Ubuntu 14.10. All the guides I've found are outdated. I have 3 partitions on my disk: / (formatted as ext4), /home (ext4), and swap. Is dual ...
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What is the recommened way to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two HD? [duplicate]

I am building a computer and have a 1 TB hard drive and a 250GB SSD. I would like to install both OS on the SSD and have them both be able to access the HD. Would it work to install both on the SSD ...
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Boot repair disk failed to repair boot after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I am no longer able to boot into Ubuntu. It says "unknown filesystem" and gives me a prompt for Grub repair. ...
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not able to boot any OS Windows or Ubuntu

My system is Samsung laptop with a 128GB samsung ssd I've installed Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows from live USB. After restart, My system does not boot to any of the OS. I did a boot-repair from ...
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Boot Menu not functoning properly

My computer is currently dual booted with ubuntu and windows 8.1. When I turn on my computer my boot menu displays three options: "Ubuntu","Ubuntu Advanced Options", and "Windows Recovery ...
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Ubuntu partitioning doesn't see my windows partitions correctly [duplicate]

I am trying to setup a Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on the same disk. From Windows I shrunk 2 drives to free 80+ gb in order to use the space for the ext4 and swap. I also deleted a primary ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual-boot freezes

My Ubuntu 14.04 boot keeps freezing up after about two to three minutes. I have an HP Elitebook with an I7 processor with windows 7 pre-installed. I used the windows partition editor to create an ...
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While installing ubuntu pc switches back to windows

I am using a lenovo Z50-70 (intially with a free MSDOS os) now it has windows 8.1 .I have been trying to dual-boot ubuntu on my laptop and every time i select ... "install ubuntu while keeping all ...
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How can I install Ubuntu and Windows 10 as dual boot? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows 10? How can I do this? Is it complex?
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System boots directly in to Windows without showing boot-loader option

I have installed Windows 8.1 as dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.xx . dual boot of my system is working fine.... but last night boot-loader is not appearing and the system boots directly in to Windows,My ...
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Cant install ubuntu alongside win 7 (had Win 8)

I have read many many posts and tried to find my problem in one of them some back story, my laptop came with win 8 I re install it with win 7 I allocated some space from win 7 disk manage then run ...
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Question regarding dual boot (BIOS/UEFI, SSD)

I'm totally new to ubuntu and want to ask some things before diving into it: First off I have an Asrock z77 extreme 4 and 1 SSD with Windows 7 installed. On my second (empty) SSD I want to install ...
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Can't boot ubuntu on mac [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on a partition on my mac. but when i start my mac holding down the option key, my mac only shows "Macintosh HD" what to do??
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After dualboot installation, screen stopped working

I had a dualboot working, but needed a fresh install. I went to Windows, wiped the Ubuntu drive. Not the best idea, because I could not boot anymore. So I created a bootable Ubuntu USB and reinstalled ...
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grub rescue in dual booting (with ubuntu 12.04) and kernel panic error

Can anyone please help me out in solving the grub rescue problem that I'm facing on my Lenovo G570 laptop (installed operating systems are - windows 7 home basic and ubuntu 12.04 LTS)? The initial ...
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Dual Boot-Ubuntu along with Win 7, ubuntu not detecting the partitions on HDD on which Win 7 is currently exist as sole OS

I recently (19.03.2015) purchased Dell Insp 15 3543 (Ubuntu OS). As I wanted to Dual Boot Ubuntu along with Windows 7, I did not complete the Ubuntu installation (Pre-provided with Laptop, & ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 won't start with Windows 8 hibernating

I've been trying to start my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 when my Windows is in hibernation mode but it never starts. I receive two kinds of error, sometimes Ubuntu says: SpamAssassim Mail Filter Daemon: ...
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How can I use ubuntu alongside windows xp [duplicate]

How do I set up a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu?
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Dul booting ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

What is the step by step process to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1? I have been referring various sites and have got the basic idea. Would like if it where explained in detail as I am new to ...
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Shut down time is too long for around ten minutes

I have recently installed ubuntu with the recommendation of one my friends. Is is cool and work great. But unfortunately the shut down time is around 10 to 15 minutes which is quite very unexpected ...
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problem in dual boot [duplicate]

I have recently dual booted ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside window 7 in my dell laptop from live usb flash drive. the dual boot was working until I deleted empty partition(not ubuntu or window partition) ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu Alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

So I had Windows 7 and tried to dual boot and ended up writing over my Windows 7 bootloader, but I really wanna try to dual boot with Ubuntu. I now have Windows 8.1 and want to try dual booting with ...
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How to triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 14.04, and ubuntu 14.10 (keeping windows loader if possible)

I want to be able to play around with drivers and updates without putting my primary work in danger so I want to add ubuntu 14.10 to the possible OSes I can boot into. I already have windows 7 and ...
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Sound (speakers) doesnt work neither in windows nor Ubuntu (dual-boot)

Im not really good when it comes to computer maintenance and driver installs.My brother messed up the sound on my system. I have 2 SSDs(dual-boot). On one I have win 7 installed(x64) and on the other ...
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How to allocate more space to Lubuntu [duplicate]

I used Wubi on an old PC of mine just so I could test out Lubuntu. I set it as dual boot so now I can flip between Windows 7 and Lubuntu but while I was setting up Lubuntu I didn't locate near as much ...