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Cannot boot Ubuntu from USB 2.0 on OS X

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini 2012. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu, but keep running into issue, after issue. This is what I have done: Got an extra external hard drive an formatted to MSDOS with ...
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How do I fix dual boot startup for Ubuntu installation on Windows 8 Laptop

I have a Lenovo laptop with preinstalled windows 8 64bit- I attempted installation of Ubuntu 13.04 - however after installation I was faced with the GRUB loader. From the Grub loader if I try to start ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu 12.04 after adding an additional hard drive

I've installed both Ubuntu and Windows7 on my laptop, I've replaced my internal hard drive with ssd, and it worked well (both Ubuntu and Win7). However the space is just not enough so I put my hard ...
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Ubuntu Touch wont boot after install

Ubuntu Touch wont boot after install on Nexus 7. It starts and then reboots and goes back to google screen. I don't get any errors but it just wont load. I am using multirom and android 4.3
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Black screen whenever I try to boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Dual Graphics

I'm currently using a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p with SLI Dual Graphics [2 NVIDIA GeForce GT 750m cards]. My computer has a UEFI BIOS and Windows 8 pre-installed on the EFI HDD. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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After failed partition resize, Ubuntu won't boot. It just keeps rebooting again and again

So, here's the thing. I was moving a partition with gparted and I stupidly clicked something that crashed the program. Now when I turn on my computer and select ubuntu 12.04 recovery (with linux ...
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Dual Boot XP and Ubuntu 12.04 with two drives--fine point

I have read many if not all the posts related to dual booting, but I am not absolutely clear how to avoid clobbering my XP boot record in the process using the latest version of Ubuntu. I have a ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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Dual Boot with WUBI Installer - reinstalling Windows

I have installed Ubuntu using a Windows installer - Wubi - as a dual boot with Windows 7. Now I would like to reinstall Windows 7. Is there any chance to retain Ubuntu? Any tweak available to make it ...
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Windows 7 won't hibernate, after installing Ubuntu 12.04, dual boot

I have had this little problem, since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 recently, dual booting alongside Windows 7. Sleep and waking up (with the data maintained on RAM) is working fine on Windows 7, since ...
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Ubuntu is taking way longer to load on faster computer than on slower computer. Help?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on an old computer I'm now using for a server. It worked great, and is much faster than Windows, so I decided to dual boot it on my computer that I actually use. ...
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Dual boot Win7/Ubuntu - GRUB menu flashes; cannot select

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on two separate partitions on my desktop. I used to be able to get the GRUB menu at startup when I had an older Ubuntu version (probably 10.x) but, after ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Mousepad

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.04. Originally, my laptop came with windows, and I was able to double-tap a corner of the mousepad to toggle it's functionality, however that toggle does not work in ...
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Trying to Triple Boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my MBP 7,1!

I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 13.04 with little to no avail. I used a DVD I've burned to install Ubuntu and a genuine Windows 7 CD. I've ...
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I can't log in to Ubuntu 13.04

For some reason when I restarted my PC dual-booted with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8, whenever I go into Ubuntu and I get to the lock screen and I put in my password, it will load, the screen will turn ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Dell with windows 8 for dual booting

I realize many such questions have been asked and answered. BUT the answers are STILL above most peoples heads (at least mine!) I'm new to this and when the prompt says no OS detected that is where ...
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Why won't Ubuntu 12.04 LTS boot? (Dual install Win8/Ubunut 12.04LTS GRUB is appearing)

I have a laptop that I have been dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu on for over a month now, but for some reason Ubuntu has stopped booting. Upon powering up the computer GRUB shows up and displays the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dualboot withpre-installed win8 on acer v5 171

This is my first time working with Ubuntu as I want to learn more about it, i hope anybody can help with the following: After reading online and this forum I finally got to this point that I see in ...
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Triple booting on a MacBook Pro

I am trying to triple-boot a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. However, after attempting to install rEFit (the boot screen never appears), I booted directly onto my Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu on seperate HDD using GRUB2

I have a new Windows 8 tower. I installed my old HDD in the tower so I could install Ubuntu and have a dual OS system for fun and development. I am have a problem with GRUB2 running a dual boot. It ...
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question about dual boot surface pro with ubuntu

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, after I install ubuntu using a usb as suggested through this post, the installation seems to be okay, but when i reboot, it just boot right back into ...
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Dropped my Dell dual boot Vista /Ubuntu 12.04 Vista will not boot, only Ubuntu

I was looking to purchase a new computer Lenovo Essential G780 Laptop - 59381095 - Dark Brown: DOORBUSTER http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/essential/g-series/g780/ I have started to do video ...
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Suspend doesn't work on dual boot ubuntu 13.04 and Mac OS X

I have dual booted by MacBook Pro Retina Display with Ubuntu 13.04, using EFI boot manager rEFInd. It works great, except for the suspend function which is broken in both Mac OS and Ubuntu. If I click ...
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GRUB doesn't load with Ubuntu on mSATA, Win7 on SATA

I've had Win7 installed on my 2.5" SSD for a few months. The computer also has a mSATA slot which I've now packed with a 16GB SSD. I've installed Ubuntu onto the mSATA disk from USB which went fine ...
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Installed 12.04 / Windows XP Will no Longer Boot

Installed 12.04, can no longer boot XP. It is available as a bootable OS in GRUB, as soon as it is selected it returns to the GRUB selection screen. boot-repair did not work. I'm a noob, so I probably ...
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Samsung recovery solution corrupted

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my samsung laptop with windows 7 pre installed, I cant access my samsung recovery solution, I need to factory reset my windows 7. Any help?
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No dual boot menu after Ubuntu 12.04 installation

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8, and it boots me to Ubuntu directly without showing any boot menu. I tried to repair it using rEFInd, but rEFInd failed to install. Here is my ...
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Windows won't boot after using chown on windows partition

I was following this: Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner to be able to use permissions with my NTFS partitions without having to change owner to "root". I did what the ...
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GRUB2 USB command return empty list

i have a brand new HP ProBook 4540s, installed windows8 then ubuntu 13.04 so GRUB2 is installed to my HDD successfully each of the OSs loads correctly. now i'm trying a small experiment the goal is ...
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12.10 not booting from grub line but will boot to generic version

I am new to Ubuntu and installed it as a method to access the internet while I attempted to repair my internet connection for Windows XP SP3. Dual boot for both Ubuntu and XP worked great. Failing to ...
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grub2 C/H/S value error on Laptop Second hard drive (ODD)

I was living happily with my one hard drive in laptop then I installed a SSD as my first (hd0) then installed the old drive in laptop's second hard drive caddy in CD/DVD drive bay. now I can't boot ...
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No sign of a dual boot after installation

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7..everything went well, and it said that I had to restart the system. I restarted & took out the USB, but it booted directly to Windows 7. I ...
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Boot issues after attempting dual-boot setup with Windows 8

(I did quite a bit of messing around before asking for help, which in retrospect was a mistake, so the BootInfo might be more useful than my retelling of the events: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5659500/) ...
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Not able to boot after upgrading to 12.10 in Sony laptop

I am using Windows 7 Home basic and Ubuntu 12.04 on my SONY laptop, Ubuntu is default boot OS, today upgraded to 12.10, after this not able to boot latest version of Ubuntu and previous versions also. ...
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trying to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have been trying to install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ( 64 Bit ) on a Lenovo twist notebook. I have now installed Windows 8 ( with UEFI, secure boot disabled ) and I am following the instructions ...
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How do I dual boot OS X and Ubuntu using an external DVD or USB?

I've installed rEFInd and it works. I've allocated free space on my internal harddrive. I've burned an Ubuntu 13.04 DVD and I'm using an external DVD drive. rEFInd recognizes the DVD but when I ...
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Dual Boot Mac / Ubuntu Mac Single User Mode?

I have a MacBook Air running Mac Mountain Lion on one partition, and Ubuntu 12.10 on the other. Whenever it takes me to the ubuntu startup option of: Ubuntu More Ubuntu Details Mac 32-bit Mac ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a computer with two hardrives

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a desktop computer with two hard drives. The first hard drive, has all the main Windows XP files while the second is data storage. When running the Ubuntu live usb, ...
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Replace ubuntu boot menu (iMac)

I have a 21.5" iMac (Intel based), and I recently installed Ubuntu on a 90GB partition. After I installed Ubuntu, I noticed that whenever i boot my machine I get GRUB where I can select my OS (Mac or ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit yesterday and now I can't boot my Windows 7. What can I do now ?
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How to get windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 to boot on my macbook pro

I have a macbook pro retina and I have apple, refit, windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I first installed Ubuntu I got the error missing operating system. But windows 7 and mac was ...
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initramfs prompt after boot after using Windows installer and receiving NTFS error

I used 'Windows installer" for ubuntu 12.04 TLS. All went well and it asked me to reboot. Once rebooted, I received some NTFS error in flash and it goes to 'initramfs' boot prompt with a lot of help ...
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“Missing Operating System” - Dual boot, 12.10 on MacBookPro4,1

I followed these instructions for installing Ubuntu Dual-Boot with OSX Lion, but when I finished and restarted it said "Missing Operating System". I restarted a few more times and I got the same ...
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How to boot LiveCD from grub shell

I had dualboot on my netbook Acer Aspire One P531h - Ubuntu and Windows XP. Ubuntu was there just for a temporary work so I needed to remove the partition today. I have used ms-sys from Ubuntu so I ...
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How can I repair the GRUB using Windows 8?

I am running on a HP Envy DV6 laptop with an AMD A8. It has windows 8. I installed Ubuntu from a LiveUSB that I created, but it wont give me the option to boot into it. I disabled secureboot and ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu with windows 8 on machine with SATA ssd cache controller ( DELL XPS )

System info: Dell XPS 8500 SE with 2TB HD and 32GB SSD SATA RAID cache I have been at this project for a couple days now and have hit a brick wall on researching the issue. I can't find an instance ...
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Boot Ubuntu From MSATA SSD

I have an HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1030us, which I have a 250GB 2.5" SSD and a 32 GB MSATA SSD which was originally used for the Intel RST which obviously isn't necessary because I installed an SSD. But ...
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Dual-booting Lubuntu with Windows 8

I've got an older laptop (HP G62) that has Windows 8 as it's primary OS and I want to dual-boot it with Lubuntu. It does NOT come with Secure boot nor does it come with UEFI. I've been looking at ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
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Issues with installing Ubuntu next to Windows 8

I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 via Wubi on my Windows 8 computer. The computer used to have Windows 7, but I upgraded it and made a clean install. Now when I choose Ubuntu in the Windows boot ...