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How to re-enable GRUB when installed Ubuntu system won't boot? [duplicate]

I had Windows Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dual booting on my Lenovo SL300 laptop. I used a windows 7 home premium install disk to install 7 on a new partition. Then I uninstalled vista by deleting the ...
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macbook pro retina refit problem after Mavericks update

I have a problem that others do seem to have had, but have had not success following their suggestions. Updating to the Mavericks added another partition which put refit/grub out of sync and dumps me ...
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UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD)

UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD) Hello, I'm having trouble setting up a dual-boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8.1) in my ASUS K55VM laptop's hard drive disk (500 GB). I ...
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Trying to remove leftover GPT Data using Fixparts

So i have a laptop that come with windows 8, like others i dislike it with passion, installed windows 7 over the top (i assumed it would atleast wipe the MBR properly but i dont think so anymore. ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 on an existing dual boot set up

I'm currently running a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot set up. I want to install a clean Windows 8.1 and maintain my dual boot set up, is it possible? and if it is how can I do it? I need to ...
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Reinstallation of windows in dual boot system

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 as dual OS. I need to reinstall a fresh windows 7 OS. The boot manager lies on windows partition as windows was the first OS. Can someone help me in this matter??
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Will installing Windows 8 remove Ubuntu?

As of now I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7. I'm planing on upgrading Windows 7 to Win8. After upgrading will Windows 8 delete my current installation of Ubuntu?
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Can I have two distros on the same partition using btrfs?

I'm using btrfs successfully and have luckily separate home and system partitions. Using Ubuntu 13.10 and wanting to test 14.04, how can I do this using the btrfs file system? The system has an EFI ...
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Problem with loading ubuntu 12.04 aftrer reinstalling windows 7

I installed windows 7. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi.exe and after I REinstalled Widows 7 I couldn't load Ubuntu. I downloaded and installed "EasyBCD 2.2" and made new entry with "Type: GRUB 2 ;" ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 — grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/

I have HP Pavillion 14-n009tu laptop (i-5, 4GB) with Windows-8 OS installed on it. I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot OS on Windows8. I have disabled fast boot and secure boot options ...
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Using Ubuntu and Win7 on two drives

I would like to dualboot. I have ubuntu 13.10 on one hard drive and Win7 Home on another. I’ve been using Ubuntu for a long time but I don’t know where to start. What is the easy way to get this done? ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 [duplicate]

Ok, I've noticed alot of people asking this question. But none of the solutions works for me. Keep in mind I have NEVER touched Ubuntu before. I want to try out Ubuntu and get to know it. Here is ...
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error while booting ubuntu 13.10 , “mismatch in gmch_pfit.lvds_border_bits”

I'm new user of ubuntu and I just installed it using a usb stick. I did a double-boot with windows 7 and Ubuntu but when I start Ubuntu it shows this error: [drm:intel_pipe_config_compare] *ERROR* ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 automatically boots, no GRUB menu

I have a Dell Inspirion 531 running Windows 7 and I installed Ubuntu in a dual boot side-by-side setup, but it boots directly into Ubuntu 12.04. I have run the Ubuntu boot repair disk, but with no ...
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Issues with dualbooting after installing windows 8 (boot-repair not working!)

I used to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7 before I decided to format my windows partition and install windows 8 instead. As always, my grub went missing (only windows loading) and I run ...
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resize Ubuntu Partition to install windows alongside [duplicate]

I wanted to install ubuntu alongside windows but it formatted the disk completely, now I want to install windows alongside ubuntu, above is the link to present status of harddisk (gparted) Please ...
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Dual boot 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Im looking for some help with dual booting my Acer Aspire V5-122P with Ubuntu 14.04 as ive normally just gone full Linux ive never tried to Dual boot before, I have looked at some guides but most of ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu on an Asus X551CA laptop (windows 8.1) [duplicate]

I bought an Asus X551CA laptop for my son which came with Win8 installed (now updated to Win8.1). I want him to be able to dual-boot to Ubuntu as we use 12.04 on our desktop and he likes apps like ...
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How to access Media Files across Android and Ubuntu while using dual-boot

I'm using dual-boot on my Nexus 4 with Android and Ubuntu OS. Is there an option to access the Media (Picture, Music, Video etc.) files stored on Mobile while boot in either OS? E.g. the stored music ...
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How to install a dual-boot Ubuntu in BIOS mode and Mac OS X?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in BIOS emulation mode, not the native EFI firmware, on my Mac Pro (2010). I'm doing NVIDIA CUDA / OpenCL development and I require the NVIDIA proprietary graphics ...
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Splitting one partition into three

I bought a new laptop which had ubuntu installed in it and now I want to install windows8 on it along side ubuntu with dual boot, so I need separate partitions for windows, ubuntu and my data. I want ...
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I couldn't install Ubuntu with “Something Else” option

The option Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 is not listed (I have 15GB free space in c drive). In the "Something Else" option there are 4 drives listed: 1MB drive for windows loader 100MB drive ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 5520 (8GB Ram, 1TB HDD) and I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 on it. I want to install Ubuntu and dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu but I can't (my problem isn't the dual booting ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition, grub rescue

I had a system with a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13. I deleted the Ubuntu partition in Disk Management in Windows, and then this problem occurred. My problem is that I can't access or boot ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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ubuntu alongside win8 lots of drives

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win 8 on my laptop, Lenovo z510. I tried several time and had some problems with Win boot, grub,etc. after few attepts, now apparently both OSs are ...
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Black screen when booting Ubuntu after GRUB

So I installed Ubuntu 13.10 as the primary OS on my laptop. I installed Windows 8 in another partition and set up GRUB to be the boot loader. Eventually I updated Windows and it became a black screen ...
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DUAL boot issues with windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Sony VAIO with preloaded Windows8. I allocated a space of 16gb seperately without creating a new volume and then put the Ubuntu installation disc.I had to Boot in ...
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Windows doesn't boot after installing Ubuntu. Returns to Grub menu

I'm new to Ubuntu 12.04. I installed Windows XP (sp3) first, then Ubuntu alongside. Ubuntu boots well but when I choose Win XP from the boot menu it goes to a black screen and then returns to the boot ...
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Install Ubuntu with Windows 8 on Seperate partition [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu with windows8 -dual boot, But I want to install Ubuntu on separate partition, like my windows 8 installed on C drive and i want to install Ubuntu on D drive. Tell me the ...
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Replace Win7 w/ Win8 after setup w/ Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

My machine now runs dual boot with Win 7 and ubuntu 13.10. I have installed the Win 7 first on my pc in C Drive then I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 in D drive. I used GRUB 2.0 for Dual boot. When I ...
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System very slow except while running Smartmontools selftest

I am quite new to Ubuntu. I have a L430 Lenovo with i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 , 4GB Ram, dual boot with Windows 7. HDD 500 GB TOSHIBA MK5061GSY. Every 10/15 seconds the HDD light turns on for 2-3 ...
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duel boot problem windows 8 Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I successfully installed UBUNTU 12.04 on a pre installed windows 8 laptop, but when I try to boot windows 8 I receive next problem: Error: Secure Boot forbids loading module from (hd0, ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 : Cannot see partitions [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Toshiba E45t-A4300 laptop running Windows 8.1. After booting from Live USB, during the installation process, it does not take me into the screen with the ...
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Cannot find 'nodmraid' when installing ubuntu 13.10 under UEFI with Windows 8.1

I am new to Linux, and I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8.1 tablet, Acer W700. I meet the problem ubi-partman failed with exit code 10. People say to solve the problem by press F6 and ...
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WANT TO DELETE UBUNTU [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu, using the CD that I had to make to boot up the computer. I'm sure I told it to run alongside Windows 7,, but I don't think that happened. Now I can't find Windows ...
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Resizing ubuntu partition in a dual boot system

I have to resize my ubuntu partition since its running out of space and i am getting warning messages while booting. I searched on internet and got to know that it can be gparted using live CD. I ...
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GRUB problems… ugh

I was experimenting with different distros of Ubuntu to put on a crappy old laptop for Pandora in my workshop and I decided that while I was waiting for parts to come (mainly a charger) I would try it ...
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Unnable to acces other drives and partition due to insuficent permissions

I have a Dell Inspiron 15r running both Ubuntu 13.10 and OS X mountain lion. I was trying to change my Ubuntu UID to 501 co I could read and write in the OS X home folder without root permissions. ...
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Problem Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

Well, I wanted to use ubuntu alongside my Windows 7. So, I installed it from a usb. During installation it didn't detect my existing windows. So, I chose "Something Else" . From there I formatted a ...
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Thunderbird on dual boot - profile inaccessible

I'm a first-time Ubuntu user - I've just put 13.10 on my XP system as a dual boot. I used Thunderbird portable on the XP machine (easy to recover every time you need a rebuild!), and I understand ...
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Can i access /sdcard/ in ubuntu touch?

i'm able to view ubuntu's user data from android. is it possible to view my sdcard from ubuntu ? notes: i'm using the dual boot method explained here
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I cannot boot from a Ubuntu CD / DVD

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. After burning the ISO and then booting the disc, I get to the purple menu that asks whether I want to Try, install, or check disk. Any option I ...
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“no available channels” with ubuntu dual boot on Nexus 5

I successfully installed ubuntu touch on my Nexus 4 yesterday alongside cyanogenmod 10.2. Today I used the method described on the ubuntu wiki to install the "Ubuntu Dual Boot Installer" on my Nexus 5 ...
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how do I get to files save on my windows system [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. How do I get access to my Windows files with Ubuntu?
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and the Ubuntu is installed on the HDD I got no errors after the installation and when I start up the computer it goes directly to windows 7 I'm assuming that ...
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windows hibernate and problems with copying [duplicate]

I hibernate windows 7 and open ubuntu. Afterthat, I mount my remaining drives(excluding C which I obviously can't) and use ubuntu .. but if I want to copy some file into other drives I can do it but ...
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Why is the second linux system I install unable to access the Internet?

I am attempting to run Zorin OS 7 alongside Ubuntu on my laptop, but whichever OS I install second, does not have internet access (will not work with ethernet or wifi). So I was wondering if this was ...
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Can Filemaker Pro work on Ubuntu?

FileMaker Pro 12 (or any other version) work on Ubuntu? Or will I have to run a dual boot system in order to run these Windows programs?
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how to start ubuntu after installation (no choice: only windows starts)

After testing ubuntu on a usb stick i installed it alongside Windows, no problems thusfar. BUT, after restarting I did not get the screen giving me the choice between ubuntu and windows, only windows ...