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Cant find one particular wireless network. Worked before, but sudenly stopped working

My first question here. My problem is: I cant find my wireless network at home. Situation: It worked fine 7 days ago. It works with a cable(wierd). I find the network on my ipad/phone. I can ...
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Dual boot on two hard drives : can't access secondary HD through BIOS

I installed Ubuntu today for the first time on a Dell desktop running Windows XP SP3. I opted to install on a second hard drive, following these instructions. When I reboot my computer, and enter the ...
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how to install ubuntu11.10 along with windows8?

how to install Ubuntu 11.10 along with windows 8? i installed Ubuntu 11.10 along with windows 8, where i kept the boot mode in legacy. after successful insulation of Ubuntu when i removed boot ...
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grub problem after grub-repair

I had two OS,win 7 and Ubuntu, I was working with win and went out of the room and when came back I saw Grub Rescue!!! I booted live and did grub_repaire and it still says multiple active ...
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Dual boot with windows. Cant find windows partition

Tried install Ubuntu 12_7 on PC with Windows 7. I install Ubuntu in separate partition. Also I desided to install loader in the first block of hard drive (MBR), so naturally I have to go and edit grub ...
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PC not booting on Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.10

Starting from the top, I have three disks: first hard drive contains existing windows 7 installation, second drive is a SSD that I want to place new Ubuntu installation on, and third is a storage HDD. ...
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I can't boot into Ubuntu “Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No ang0” Error Message

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7. It was working fine but now when I try to boot with ubuntu after the operating system choice screen I get this. Boot Error Message Try ...
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Multiple disk dual-boot failed installation

I built a new workstation using an Antec 12 case. I started with two 1TB drives. The first has Windows on it so I can use Dragon 12 and a few other "goodies" that I can't get on Linux yet. The 2nd ...
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can I do a wubi install of a command line ubuntu installation like from an alternate CD?

I want to do an command-line Ubuntu install using wubi (like it is possible from the alternateCD) since I won't lose the Windows boot manager. Is it possible? Or, when I do a normal wubi Ubuntu ...
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Tinkering with GRUB4DOS resulted in mix-up

Good day! For the nth time, I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 and run it alongside my now-Windows 8 installation, and as always it doesn't show in the boot manager. After adding an entry with ...
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Dualboot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.10 : Automounted NTFS Partition but no files showed

I've just installed the new 12.10 Ubuntu in a DualBoot with Windows 7. Everything works fine, except that the NTFS partition of Windows is automounted and I can't see any files in it (nautilus or ...
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What is the full list of things to change on a cloned partition in order for the grub to boot it?

Note: this is related to this issue, but I don't think it is the same. I am running ubuntu 12.10, which exists in a certain partition on my /dev/sda drive. I have ubuntu 10.10 running on /dev/sdb1. ...
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Ubuntu won't Boot 12.04 wont boot after using Wubi installer from Windows 8

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a HP 8560w notebook, 8GB RAM, 500G disk, Windows 7 already installed. I used the Wubi installer to install a dual boot configuration alongside Windows 7 - and upon ...
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When booting from grub2 menu, why does only the Primary OS that installed the boot loader get the nice splash?

It isn't a real problem, but if there is a way to fix it, I would like to. I have several Ubuntu installations on one computer, but on boot and shutdown, only the primary installation that grub was ...
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Windows 7 won't start after installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Microsoft 7

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Microsoft 7. Ubuntu worked fine but windows 7 won't start. I get the GRUB menu choice Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sd2), and the other two windows menus, I can go ...
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Windows files are lost while dual boot

I have a 1TB hard disk running windows 7 on my Dell Laptop. I partitioned it into two drives one having 900 GB and the other drive having 100 GB. I installed Ubuntu alongside windows 7 and ran it ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 12.04, stuck in busybox. Can't view files from ubuntu trial disc, or windows partition

So, I'm slightly computer literate, and find myself frustrated and overwhelmed. My computer is a acer laptop, extensa 5620-6572. I have a dual boot with windows vista and ubuntu 12.04. The ubuntu ...
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Error message when booting for the first time due to “Status: 0xc000000f”

I am a new to Ubuntu and linux in general so I am sure it's just a beginner's mistake. When I turn on my computer and go into the boot menu and select to boot into Ubuntu I get the error message at ...
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I cannot boot Ubuntu from WUBI install with Windows 7

I have tried several times to install Ubuntu using WUBI. I can't use a disc as I have a notebook computer and there is no optical drive. The download and installation all seem to work well but ...
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USB install from second internal hard drive in a MacBook Pro

I am trying to install Ubuntu (among others) on a second internal hard drive on my MacBook Pro. I have an 80 GB internal SSD with OS X on it, along with a 750 GB internal HD with a few partitions, ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

i am trying to dual boot my Sony Vaio With InsydeH20 Bios installed. I am using a USB stick for the install. First the installer doesn't see that I have Windows 7 installed on the hard drive. When I ...
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Can't write bytes: Broken Pipe error

I've looked around on these and other forums, and haven't found a solution that has worked. I have dual booted partitioned windows 7 and ubuntu for a couple of months now. When I boot up, it opens ...
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Ubuntu|Windows Dual boot on I3 powered Tablet?

After I started using Ubuntu on my laptop some Month ago, I'd love to use it on my tabled too. However, because of different reasons, I can't just trash the windows on my Tablet. So my question is: is ...
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Disable Quickboot? Dual Boot 14.01 with Win8 on Dell Inspirion Laptop

I have an new Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop with an existing version of Win8 installed. Am trying to install 14.04 on it maintaining the current installation of Win8 as a dual boot. The Ubuntu UEFI wiki ...
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Boot loader (grub) suddenly doesn't show, black screen on boot

I'm sure there's many similar questions, but I didn't find an answer anywhere. I'm on an Asus Zenbook UX32VD, Having windows 7 entirely on a 120gb SSD, and Ubuntu on a 24gb internal SSD (soldered to ...
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Trouble installing grub on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently dual booted my Windows 8.1 system (HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC) to Ubuntu 14.04. According to the instructions on a question asked regarding grub installation , I installed "Boot Repair" ...
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windows doesnt boot up

I had windows XP professional installed and then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside XP. Ubuntu installation went just fine but the problem is, even though I can see the windows option in the boot ...
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MultiBoot LiveUSB Persistence with Ubuntu, and Kali Linux

I used YUMI from pendrive to install kali linux, and ubuntu 13 onto my 32GB flash drive. I then booted up to another usb with Ubuntu and used Gparted to create a seperate ext4 1GB partition on the ...
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Dual boot not detected after installing Linux 12.04

I just installed Linux on my laptop. It already has windows 8 installed. I created a separate 15 GB partition for linux. When I loaded up the installation CD, I just had two options, 1. Erase the disk ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stuck at Purple Screen before Splash Screen

To give a bit of background, I dual booted my laptop using WUBI last February. Everything was working fine until now... I was transferring (cut-pasting) files from a USB flashdrive to a folder in my ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Boot To Black Screen after updating Chromium?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for 64 bit systems on a dual boot custom computer with Windows 7. It was functioning normally for at least 3 days before I noticed that Youtube videos were flickering ...
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“invalid arch-indepent ELF magic” when starting 14.04 from grub menu

I posted this question earlier in the day. After toying around for a little while, I figured out that my Windows 7 repair disc couldn't detect my HDD. I ran boot repair and restored the MBR. Windows 7 ...
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Dual-Boot (Win7/14.04) / Dual Video card issue, monitor response inconsistent

After a couple years off I've decided to go back to dual boot, mainly just for tinkering purposes. Anyway, I'm encountering a weird problem that hopefully you can help me with. I am running 2 x GTX ...
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unable to run windows and ubuntu in single mode

To start from beginning, I brought a Laptop with pre-installed windows 8. later updated to 8.1 . But i love ubuntu very much. previously, i tried installing earlier versions of ubuntu. It had problem ...
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Can't complete installation of 12.04 on new partition dual boot with Win XP

Following message after installation failed. "Completing the Ubuntu installation. For more installation boot options, press ‘ESC’ now… Busybox v1.18.5 (ubuntu 1:1.18.5 – 1ubuntu4.1) built-in shell ...
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Shared Drive fails to mount during startup. If skipped, no problems mounting after login

I have a dual boot configuration with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have my Ubuntu installed on a portable drive with 2 partitions. The internal disk also has 2 partitions and have windows on it. When ...
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Problem in Updating Ubuntu 14.04, replaced Windows 8.1

And this is happening again. Even Last time when I have updated from Ubuntu Ver 12.x to 13.x, it has replaced the Windows 8 boot file with its own. And whatever I was doing (selecting option from ...
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Installation of ubuntu 14.04 “Restart Installation”

My problem is that I have a live usb installer for ubuntu 14.04, it loads fine until the installer is giving me a choice of installing it along side windows7, delete windows 7 and some other options, ...
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Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
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Ubuntu v14.04 looks too slow

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my PC. E5500 Dual core 2.8Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM, GT610 1GB Graphic card, 80 GB Hard Disk (for Ubuntu), 500GB Hard disk (Windows 8) Everything is slow. I mean when ...
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Mount error while installing Ubuntu near Windows

Sorry if there is same question, but I haven't found answer. Problem is with partitioning ( may be) while installing Ubuntu 14.04 near Win8. I have this hdd structure: /dev/sda: --sda1 - efi section ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 with dual boot Win8. I broke grub

So I'm new at this. It's the second time I messed up the bootloader. I upgraded from ubuntu 13 to 14 and when I boot the PC it shows: error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found grub ...
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Move Grub from Windows drive to Ubuntu drive

I have previously installed Grub to my windows drive instead of my Ubuntu drive. I have two physical drives sda & sdb. This has gone un-noticed for a long time because BIOS has automatically ...
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Unable to access Internal hdd using Ubuntu 14, says unable to mount volume

dual booting windows 8 & ubuntu 14, I can access my Internal drives from Win 8 but cannot access them from ubuntu 14. says unable to mount!
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GRUB menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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OSX Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10

First off, I am almost new to Linux and this is my first time installing as a dual boot. So I followed the ubuntu walk-through but used the rEFInd tool. It seems to be working ok but its not as nice ...
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Read Error and grub rescue

My Dell inspiron 7420 laptop had windows7(home preimium) and ubuntu 13.04 gnome i386 dual boot, and since 4 months i started getting this Read error on boot up or sometimes even error no such ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade safe for dual boot?

Is it safe to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 if its setup on dual boot with windows? I recently upgraded windows 8 to 8.1 with ubuntu 13.10 on dual boot and now the performance seems degraded and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 dual-boot menu missing

i shrinked my E: drive and made a free space, i choosed "install ubuntu alongside windows 7", it installed on the free space, installing finsished but i dont have the grub menu, but ubuntu is ...