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Old school Multiboot question - Booting from USB to a installed drive with linux installed on it?

First off - feel free to laugh or shout about this, but please do it in private. Years ago when I was first using Linux and windows together, we used used a floppy disk to hold a boot manager ...
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How to resize Linux partiton to other end of partition?

This must be a common question but I don't know how to phrase it to find the answer. Background: I have recently got a new laptop, it came with win8, and immediately after removing a ton of ...
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Installation Error alongside windows

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit desktop alongside windows. Initially I run the set up file and completed my basic installation I restarted my machine. Ubuntu OS loaded When it was ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have dualbooted with ubuntu and windows 7 but lately when i upgraded my ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 i am not able to boot. When i try to go in ubuntu it starts loading normally then all this ...
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How do I move empty space on hard drive

I have a 500GB hard drive, internal, and it is split as follows: Partition Type Mount Point Size Used Flags 1. /dev/sda1 ntfs /media/BackupHD 433.55GiB 408.76 boot 2. ...
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ubuntu beginner install on windows

new to the ubuntu world, so i would appreciate a little leniency with regards to my lack of knowledge or technical terms.... i currently have a windows 7 pc with 4 harddrives, 120gb internal ssd with ...
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Boot repair fails to repair my dual boot (ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8)

Usually when I start my laptop, grub starts and allows me to boot either ubuntu or windows. However, after a windows update yesterday, windows is started automatically and selecting ubuntu in the ...
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No Windows Option on Lubuntu Dual Boot on Surface Pro 3

I installed Lubuntu alongside a preexisting windows 8.1 install on my Surface Pro 3. Lubuntu was installed fine - but when I boot up - I dont see an option to boot into Windows. ...
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How is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a Macbook Pro from a microSD Card, or minimal install from CD (not a DVD)?

I see tutorials on the internet seeming to do so - including from Ubuntu's site - and people in the comments saying the terrible directions work, but I've tried it all and after a handful of ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB Stick on my PC - Black screen - But boots on another PC

My PC is running Ubuntu and Windows. Now I installed Ubuntu from a CD on my PC to a USB Stick successfully. I went to another PC and I could boot to Ubuntu from it (grub menu was showing) and ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu without GRUB

I have a very odd setup and I would like to upgrade my Ubuntu installation while maintaining this setup. Here's the situation: My actual HDD (let's call it "sda") has a Windows installation on it, ...
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Problem with Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 (the selected boot device failed)

I have a laptop (HP 250 G2) that currently runs Windows 8.1. I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 with the Windows 8.1. I have tried both live CD and external hard disk but I keep getting this error: ...
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update-grub does not see another linux

I've installed Gentoo from Ubuntu on /dev/sda4 using this tutorial, which uses Ubuntu instead of LiveCD. But tutorial did not have anything about updating GRUB. So I did it as usual: sudo ...
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Boot Repair Ubuntu 14.04-(HP g7 pavilion 2247us)

I have a HP g7 pavilion that came with windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 using Pendledrive (I think the spelling is correct).EDIT: I will be using YUMI exclusively from this point on to ...
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windows 7 failes to boot afetr installation of ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 system. After the installation I can't boot into Windows 7 system, when I select the Windows 7 boot loader in GRUB2, it hangs for seconds and then ...
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Need to press the power button twice for Ubuntu 15.04 to boot

I have a dual boot set up (Windows 7/Ubuntu 15.04). I've recently upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 15.04 and since then, I have to press the power button twice. The first time it goes to GRUB without any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Does Not Recognize Mac OS X During Installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) alongside Yosemite. Using this handy guide, I installed rEFInd and made a bootable USB drive. I had some problems starting the ...
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Trying Ubuntu Forever

I installed Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion Notebook, but it had a Low-graphics mode error, which meant I couldn't use it forever. So, then I started my machine using Try Ubuntu, and it works like charm. ...
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How to Restore Windows after Ubuntu Installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my Desktop PC , which had Windows 8 installed before that. Windows 8 now shows in the boot menu but when I click on it, it goes to blank screen with a command ...
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Something's wrong with my grub.cfg

I know that's pretty generic, but... I installed updates, which included a new kernel. I removed an old kernel and got: joliver@JOHN-DEV:~$ sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic Reading ...
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'Bus cycles' unavailable

Sometimes when I am booting I stuck on this... And nothing happens. I have windows in dual boot and it doesn't boot either. Now I booted when I pressed and hold power button but not as long as I want ...
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How to fix time error after dual booted Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1?

I recently dual booted my laptop in ubuntu 15.04 with Win 8.1. But every time when I open windows it shows a different time!!! windows time zone windows time is set to UTC, and Ubuntu time is also ...
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Not enough space for upgrade error ( even though space is available)(14.10)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) alongside windows 7 (In a different partition). The partition ubuntu is installed is 60 GB in size. When I tried to upgrade to 15.04 version, I had an ...
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How to I get Ubuntu installation to recognize my Mac OS?

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.13. I installed 14.04.2 LTS on a USB and am able to boot into Ubuntu. I left 100 Gb of free space on my 1Tb Apple SSD for Ubuntu. When I go thru ...
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Can I remotely choose and control Grub on an Android device?

This may seem awfully ambitious or like complete nonsense as it probably is. Is it possible for me and others who have dual booted and use Grub to remotely control Grub and select which system to ...
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Boot ubuntu but windows error appears

When I boot Ubuntu using the bootloader, it brings an error up to do with not being able to load Windows. Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix ...
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Full Disk Encryption on Mac PC with EFI dual boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on my Mac Mini late 2011 using the instructions in the article "Ubuntu + Mac: Pure EFI Boot". Now, I want to do dual boot in my Macbook Pro where I already ...
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Can't generate grub.cfg

Software Up To Date installed a new kernel for me yesterday ( Ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.13.0-48-generic) After rebooting I ran grub customizer and got an error. Same from update-grub: Generating ...
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Unable to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 with raid0: no partitions detected

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 on my machine using an Ununtu USB drive in UEFI mode, but no luck: My machine is Asus UX301, preinstalled with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1. Got ...
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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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not able to boot any OS windows 7 or Ubuntu

My problem is that i can't boot to Ubuntu but i have Ubuntu installed. The problem is that by default is booting for Windows7 that is not working. And so i can't run any OS. My question is using ...
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GRUB2 booting raw hdd disk image via loopback

First of all, i tried to google, but only found how to's for booting iso files with grub via loopback. Im running linux mint 17.1 64, up to date. i have a complete dd image of a 128GB SSD with ...
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Strange boot issue (purple screen)

I'm somewhat of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I am a computer science student so I am familiar with operating systems. Anyway, I'll try to be as detailed as possible in describing ...
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How to disable Secure Boot in Asus Z97i Plus to dual boot Ubuntu / Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1, I created a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I've installed ubuntu on a partition of the SSD drive. Win 8 is installed on a different partition of that SSD. Problem: the ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB

I have tried a persistent installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my PNY 32GB USB2.0 to use as a portable OS to boot my PCs. Everything is alright. I can boot my two PCs with the flash drive, however, as ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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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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Cannot get grub to show up (directly boots to Windows 7 instead)

Every time I try to boot, my computer goes straight into Windows 7. I had Windows 7 installed and installed Ubuntu 14.04 afterwards, but grub does not show up on boot. Tried holding shift, messing ...
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Windows 8.1 OS not detected when installing Ubuntu 14.0.4

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.0.4 alongside Windows 8.1, but I do not get that as an option when installing. Instead I get a message saying that there is no current OS detected. I have gone ...
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Ubuntu Boot error: NMI watchdog: enabled on all CPus

So, I cannot get Ubuntu to boot on my laptop: I insert my flash drive and change the boot priority and the normal screen of "try Ubuntu before installing" appears. That is what I select. 95% of the ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Ubuntu wireless got disconnected when far from router

I finally did install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus notebook. Now, my laptop is on dual-boot Windows7 and Ubuntu. All is working well, however, after getting the updates sudo apt-get update and setting up ...
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Extended Partition (Partition 4) does not start on physical sector boundary for a dual boot system

I have recently installed both windows and linux (64 bits). Upon typing sudo fdisk -l I get the out put below. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...
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grub menu does not show windows 8 option after installing kubuntu 14.04

I recently installed kubuntu 14.04 on my machine that had windows 8.1 pre-installed.However, after restarting the system the grub menu does not show windows 8 option. I've already tried updating the ...
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Setup FakeRaid Raid1 for data only for Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 7

I want to create a FakeRaid RAID1 array of two hdd's that are being used only for data, no OS's on them. My OS's are Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 7 which are each on seperate hdd's. Almost all of the ...
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Dual boot W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD/HDD

I recently bought a new laptop which has an 8 GB ssd and a 1 TB HDD, pre-installed with W8.1. I'm used to creating a partition on a HDD to install Ubuntu on. However, with the new SSD I'm not sure as ...
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Ubuntu dual boot Yosemite issues

I'm running a dual boot (mac os/ubuntu-12.04) on my mac book pro. Yesterday I upgraded to Yosemite and the boot loader went to pot. I used rEFInd to reinstall using the following ...
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Lubuntu hangs on “Preparing to install Lubuntu”

To give some background details, my computer runs 64-bit, I'm installing Lubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I can sucessfully boot into Lubuntu's CD, and I reach the requirements to install Lubuntu, and I ...
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Burg boot loader themes are not working

My Burg Boot Loader in Ubuntu 14.04 , isn't showing themes. I have Tried Installing Burg Many Times by different methods . but the themes are not working at all They are not shown up on burg-emu nor ...
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Lost+found folder still present even after reformatting partition - how to remove?

I'm trying to reorganize the partitions on the 2 HDDs that I have on my system. One of the partitions (ext4) is 883 GiB (according to gparted) and apparently has 14 GiBs used. However, if I mount ...