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Windows not booting from GRUB

After dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 , when I select Windows from GRUB I sometimes boot into Windows perfectly fine . At other times I get a green jagged line screen for 2 mins , to be ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu

So, I had bought a new laptop which came preinstalled with Ubuntu 14.04 but I later installed Windows 10 after removing Ubuntu, I backed up laptop vendor's Ubuntu image though which came on the laptop....
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Grub works but ubuntu wont start. [0.820741] ACPI PCC probe failed

So Im first time user, dual booting w/W7. installation went good with updates and everything then it needed to restart to finish installation. when it did no grub, no logo appeared jut the purple ...
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Is there something I'm doing wrong in the installation? Ubuntu does not appear, neither does GRUB, but they are all installed

I have Windows 10 installed, and because I want to build Android, I require a Linux distro. Ubuntu came to mind. I made 50GB worth of unallocated space on my HD. Then, I used Universal USB Creator on ...
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Possible to make new bootable USB while using a trial Ubuntu USB?

My Ubuntu system isn't working - I don't get past the splash screen and have tried boot repair (several times), fixing broken packages, recovery mode and so on, to no avail. The filesystem seemd to ...
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“Windows Boot Manager” is the only “OS” that Ubuntu 15.10 Disc can find, therefore I'm missing the “Install alongside windows 7”

I've seen in most of the tutorials/guides to installing Ubuntu along windows 7 that Ubuntu finds Windows 7 automatically and makes installing easy. But Ubuntu is only finding "Windows Boot Manager" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 audio not working for headphone or speakers. Red light next to headphone jack

I'm experiencing problems with my audio on my Ubuntu 14.04 distribution. Recently, the audio has stopped working for both my headphones and speakers. I have a dual-boot machine and audio is fine on ...
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View log when installing

Im attempting to setup a dual boot on a new Win10 machine via liveUSB. I am following previous instructions here but during the install I get continual stack dumps, and errors pertaining to NMI ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 runs very slowly on my Dell Inspiron laptop

I bought a new Dell Inspiron: laptop. Processor: i5-6300HQ HDD: 230GB 5400RPM RAM: 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 I am dual booting ...
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Windows 10 boot options after boot-repair

I was forced to reinstall Windows 10 on my dual boot (with ubuntu) machine. However after using Boot-Repair I get three windows boot options. The whole grub menu list is below: Ubuntu Advanced opions ...
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Dual booting of Windows 7 and Ubuntu Issues

I am trying to install ubuntu on my computer, which currently has windows 7 on it. The idea is to have both of them as an OS that I can choose from, so I believe that I have correctly partitioned the ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu (cannot proceed, continue button disabled)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop which already has Windows 8.1 and CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503. Basically I am trying to replace CentOS 7 with Ubuntu 15.10. I swear, I started ...
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LiveUSB 15.10 never stops loading

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 and following this guide, but when I choose the "Try Ubuntu" option after rebooting, it goes into that purple "loading screen" with the little ...
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Windows 10 doesn't boot in grub saying “error cannot load image”

I have a laptop with two disks on it. One has Windows 10 and the other has Ubuntu.It automatically boots through Windows but when i change the order to boot through Ubuntu and get brought to Grub ...
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Lenovo S21e recovery

I was able to find a Lenovo S21e cheap. I was able to get the WiFi and mouse working thanks to the posts on that (and will get more practice since I reflashed the system). My question (which may ...
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Black screen after installation window

So I wanted to try out Ubuntu (I have only worked with Windows so far), but all I get after the installation window is a black screen. Here's the detailed description. I currently have Windows 10 ...
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What does this Ubuntu boot error mean - “Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /.”?

I've been dual booting a late 2008 Macbook 5,1 with OS X and Ubuntu 14.10 for over a year with no problems using rEFInd with no problems. Last week I updated the software on the Ubuntu installation. ...
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Data recovery from damaged partition

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Kali on my machine. I wanted to install Windows 7 too alongside, for which I tried to shrink my Ubuntu partition. After a while, the screen showed: [ OK ]Starting ...
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Dual Booting Kali Linux and Ubuntu on encrypted hard drive

:) I started using Ubuntu a couple of months ago and I really like it. I have done a little research and would like to try out Kali Linux but also have Ubuntu as a second OS to fall back on. I am ...
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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 ...