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“No root file system is defined” for Ubuntu AND “No harddrive found” for Win XP

I had a test installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard-drive as Win XP. __ Win XP had too many programs. So, I deleted all the partitions - including MBR. Now the hard-drive had ...
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how do i remove a frugal install from C:\

I tried installing ubuntu using the instructions here: answer with 32 votes. unfortunately, it didn't work out well for my windows 10. I might be a bit naive but I blindly followed the instructions ...
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How do I boot into Windows 10 again?

I have windows 10 installed on partition 4 which is hibernated (but I'm able to mount it in read-only mode from Linux), but I cannot boot into it because I had removed the Windows bootloader. I also ...
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Windows 10/ Xubuntu 15.10 Dual Boot // error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I've been experiencing some problems trying to set up a Dual-Boot with Windows 10 and Xubuntu 15.10. I had been using dual-boot Windows 7/ Xubuntu 15.04 and it worked perfectly until i decided to ...
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How would I set my Ubuntu 15.10 desktop up as a file sharing server for a home network?

All I'm trying to do is set up a home network and link the three coputers to the one Ubuntu computer for file sharing and storage. The Ubuntu pc (My personal PC) has 500gig internal and will be hooked ...
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Attempting to fresh install ubuntu dual boot rEFInd does not recognize live boot

Attempted to do a fresh install by following the procedure found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1587938 (I ASSuMEd that the fact that it was for vista instead of os x was ...
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Install Ubuntu on Mac with non-EFI GPU

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (4,1) with a non-EFI NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 GPU on which I'd like to install Ubuntu. I've created install media using the instructions here, (tried USB and DVD) but when I attempt ...
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Dual Boot windows and Ubuntu 14.04.1

Partition selection menu picture Im trying to dual boot ubuntu with windows 10 on my desktop computer. i did shrink a partition and processed with the installation, but in the middle where you have ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 15.1

I know there are some other similar posts out there, but I haven't been able to find one that solves my issue. I have two hard drives on my computer, and the idea was to install Windows 10 on the SSD ...
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Wireless adaptor no longer works on ubuntu

I have a tp link ac1200 and I've used (successfully) this guide to get the adaptor (rtl8812au) working on ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted with windows). Today, I turn on my pc and the adaptor is no longer ...
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add android or similar in dualboot on meizu mx4 edition ubuntu

I want install Android and Ubuntu Touch, in dual-boot, on my Meizu. However, I fail to install both at the same time. How can I make make my device dual-boot with both Android and Ubuntu Touch?
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windows 10 wont boot after ubuntu 14.04.3 install

I recently did a sidebyside install of ubuntu 14.04.3 onto a laptop running windows 10. From a live usb stick. The install seemed fine and ubuntu set up and boots fine from grub. The grub menu has ...
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Missing Operating System!

ı have macbookPro Mid2012 with yosmeite osx and win7 with bottcamp. yesterday with live ubuntu usb ı startedn my mac and click install ubuntu 14.04.3. lts icon on ubuntu after that ı canceled ...
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Acer DustDefender and Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot with Windows 10 on my Acer V 17 Nitro. This laptop comes with a functionality called "DustDefender" which is supposed to "prevents dust from accumulating ...
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No USB boot option after boot repair ;

No boot option from USB is showing up at startup i have boot-repaired when dual booting my system with windows and ubuntu . But in order to boot again from usb , no option is available in BIOS . ...
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Dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on Dell Precision M3800

I'm trying to dualboot Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Dell Precision M3800. Dell M3800 Specs: i7 Quad Core 2.30GHz 16 Gb Ram 512 Gb Full Mini SSD 1TB HDD NVidia Quadro K1100 Boot settings are ...
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Installation of libglew1.6-dev causes next reboot to result in black screen with blinking cursor.

I'm just beginning to use Ubuntu and I don't understand a problem I've been having. It seems incredibly specific as I haven't been able to find anyone else with a similar issue so I was wondering if ...
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Irregular start-up/bootup behavior

I am dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. It mostly works out great! However, Ubuntu behaves reaaaaaally oddly when booted into. As soon as I leave GRUB, having selected to boot Ubuntu, randomly ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 takes several boot “tries” from GRUB to start because of critical temperature(?)

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04, and my problems with the upgrade so far is that for some reason, it always takes me several tries to "boot" Ubuntu for it to start, always with ...
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Kicked out of session - Flashing screen

As soon as I log in my user session, my mouse cursor flickers and kicks me out. Only a guest session seems to hold. In the login menu, I can't even select a "shutdown" option. On a sidenote, ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5558 touchpad not working in Ubuntu

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 on Ubuntu dual-booted with Windows 8.1, however I am having issues with the touchpad. It works correctly in Windows but not in Ubuntu. If I connect a mouse the ...
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Can this Luks partition be accessed/mounted?

I shutdown my computer tonight with the intention of restarting it and I couldn't get it to reboot. I got an Initramfs screen instead. I have a dual boot with XP and Ubuntu (/boot is on a thumb drive)....
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How to move and resize partitions while still having dual-boot of Windows and Ubuntu ok with the bootloader?

How do I move and resize my Windows partition, as well as my Ubuntu partition, and still make them work with the bootloader? My problem is that I partitioned my harddrive like so years ago, with the ...
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I have a Hp mini 200 (I believe) and I tried installing Ubuntu 15.02 on it and after boot it says something about no root

As in the title when it boots up it brings up a box talking about no root and something about a disk portion that I am needing to change. The way I did the download was I downloaded it via another ...
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GRUB Multiboot and Kernel Updates

A couple of days ago, I installed Xubuntu 14.04 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I had to do a little work to get Ubuntu 14.04 to be the default system, but that's resolved now. The thing is, if I ...
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Attempting to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS (UEFI) installed to two separate SSD's

I have a home-built system with Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed on a 250GB SSD. I needed to dual-boot Windows 7, so I got a separate SSD (120GB), and installed it on that (UEFI). The installation went all ...
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I installed Ubuntu and only Windows boots

I installed the most recent version of Ubuntu (as of 9/10/15) and my PC only boots to Windows 8. I am somewhat computer illiterate but like linux because once I have it working is easier for me to ...
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Force partition to only mount in read only mode

I have my laptop dual booted with Ubuntu 15.04, and I want to make sure that if I click on my Windows partition in nautilus it will only mount in read only mode, to protect my Windows 7 installation. ...
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Remove hibernated Windows8.1 from Dualboot System with Linux

I have a dual boot system Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Win8.1. Windows is hibernated because it stuck up while updating and never got past 100%. I know you can fix that but I just want to get rid of Windows. ...
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Ubuntu partion lost after update

I had a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation (in a dual boot installation with Windows 7) which was running well for 6 month or more. Then in July I let run the Ubuntu Updates once more again and then after ...
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Shortcut in dual boot (windows+ubuntu) issues

I have ubuntu + windows (dual boot) installed, in their own seperate disk partitions but in same hard disk. So my files are in the windows partition, while I prefer booting to ubuntu, so I created ...
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How to fix conflicting boot files in a dual boot system?

I have a dual boot system where I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my primary hard drive and windows 10 on the secondary drive. Both are 64 bit. I used to have Windows 7 32 bit. Every time I try to boot from grub(...
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Need help with boot repair tool: After installing Ubuntu along side w Win7, wont boot, ran bootRepair tool, how do i make BIOS boot on sdc?

So I previously posted the initial part of the problem here: Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side ...
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Xubuntu won't boot after RAM upgrade

I just upgraded the RAM in my notebook, from 3 to 8GB. Right after this, Xubuntu won't start, blinking some text before rebooting and failing again. I could only read "PCC probe failed", but there was ...
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Dual Boot Win 7 and Ubuntu and can not get wired connection to work

Recently I decided to try out Linux and chose Ubuntu. After backing up all my files I went ahead and installed Ubuntu 15.04. I did this in a partition as a dual boot knowing my family would still want ...
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Cannot boot 15.04 from Grub2 on UEFI

Here is how my system is set up (GPT partitioning): First 32 GB: Windows 10 Professional x64 partitions and EFI FAT partition Next 24 GB: Ubuntu 15.04 x64 root ext4 partition Next 8 GB: swap Rest of ...
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Dual Boot on Lenovo yoga 2 13

I recently installed ubuntu on a lenovo yoga 2 13 alongside the pre-installed windows 8(updated to 10). Both OS works fine, the only problem is I have to switch between lagacy(for ubuntu) and UEFI(for ...
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How do I boot back to Ubuntu? (Booting from Windows to Ubuntu)

I installed Ubuntu some days ago, running alongside with Windows 10 (dual booting, I guess it's called). I booted Ubuntu from a USB flash drive, and after pressing F12 at PC startup (Windows Booting ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 10 - Windows' system choose screen?

Is there any option to install Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 10, but without GRUB - with Windows' system choose screen?
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/home partition deleted after installing windows 10

I had the following partition organization Disk 1 (HD 500GB) 100MB (Windows recovery partition) primary 100GB (Windows partitions) primary Extended Partition: 100GB ext4 linux partition (/home) ...
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Install boot loader in same partition as Windows Boot Manager

I'm returning to Ubuntu after a long time. I tried it in a live USB and I decided to install it. I made my / partition ( is it really neccessary to make a /home partition? I don't intend to update any ...
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After boot repair, Windows does not boot

Following are the steps till I purchased my computer Installed windows 7 Installed Ubuntu There was no boot option, and ubuntu automatically boot, leaving me no option to boot my windows I used ...
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Bootloader issue - How do I completely remove Linux from my system? fully detailed description

The goal was to successfully install Windows 10 upgrade. System configuration : Dell Inspiron 3537, i5 4th gen processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 2GB AMD Graphics. Before install : I have a Dual-boot ...
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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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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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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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Switching Windows Boot Disk via GRUB

I have two drives in my laptop. The first is dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu, and I've been using this one for over a year now (the Ubuntu version is now 15.04). I have just (yesterday) installed a ...
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Have localhost with dual boot (Windows/Ubuntu) share htdocs & mysql databases with XAMPP

I just got a new machine with dual boot Ubuntu+Windows 8.1 and set up a localhost using XAMPP in a way that allows me to edit and preview the files on both OSes (so htdocs and mysql databases have to ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode in ubuntu 15.04

I have this issue after updating ubuntu 15, i have tried this How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? but not got any sucees so please help. I am using ubuntu 15.04 ...