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I Have 2 Ubuntu options in Bios even after uninstalling the partition of elementary os freya in windows?

I've set the bios to automatically boot to windows 8.1 but there are 2 ubuntu options in the Bios even after I deleted the partition in which I installed elementary os freya by logging into windows 8....
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dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 with home on different drive

I have laptop with a 256 gb SSD with windows already installed and i want to install ubuntu on the same drive.BUT with the "/home" partition on a second 1tb HDD(600gb for windows and 400 gb for ubuntu)...
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Booting to Ubuntu on dual boot (with Win 7) Desktop

I am a novice in Ubuntu. I followed the instructions on installing Ubuntu given on the website next to my Win 7 and created a USB bootable stick. During the installation, I will choose "Install ...
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How can I download gedit from Windows and install it from a pendrive?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, but have not been able to connect with wifi (it works fine when using Windows). Is there any way to download gedit from Windows, then install it on ...
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How to get OS selection screen?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode), while restarting OS selection window is not displayed. Every time I need to ...
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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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ubuntu login from winwows 8.1

I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1. I restarted the pc with command shutdown -r now in Ubuntu Terminal. The PC restarted but now I can only access Windows and can't login to Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Install 14.04 Dual Boot Dual Drive Win 7

Currently I have 2 HDDs: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ntfs Free space /dev/sdb /dev/sdb1 All of the install procedures don't seem to include a how-to for a dual drive PC. Should the /dev/sda (currently ...
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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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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on btrfs: how to restore boot?

I've looked at the answers on this question, but none of them solved my problem: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My system is partitioned as follows. /dev/...
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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 update-...
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Option to boot to Windows 7 disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The dual boot used to work perfectly but after some days of happily using Ubuntu I realized that the option to boot into windows 7 ...
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Neuroimaging Use: How big for partitions (root, home, swap) and some other Qs

I will be using my Ubuntu for neuroimaging use. This is my first time using -- I've been using Macs for the last few years so am not familiar with using Ubuntu on a regular PC. A few questions: Are ...
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Can the live CD repair boot problems? [duplicate]

I would like to know if the live image of a Installation disk can be used to recover the system or Grub?
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Re-installing OS's, best order?

So I was going to take this weekend to throw in another SSD and install Ubunutu on it. But Windows (Win 7) has been acting up lately, so I was thinking I was going to go ahead and reinstall Windows ...
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Duel boot ubuntu and hackintosh

I have an Lenovo Yogo 2 Pro with ubuntu installed. I need a OS X install for app development. Is there any guides to install a hackintosh and dual boot ubuntu? If possible I would like to use grub to ...
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I need to uninstall ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu from a Ubuntu LiveCD image to dual boot. I did this on my GFs Windows 7 system and now she wants me to remove it so she can have her Win 7 back, she got tired of the boot options ...
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WinUSB Installation Error

I'm trying to create a bootable windows USB stick, but when I get to the installation process, it gives me this error: > Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating device... Mounting... ...
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How does this partitioning page work? [duplicate]

I just dual installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7, using Wubi. It went pretty smoothly, but when my Ubuntu home screen came up and I opened the "Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS" icon, this screen came up: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual boot problem with windows 7

I have a problem switching back to my windows 7. I have a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04 LTS as main and windows 7 the other. I tried running some codes today such as sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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System time drifts terribly on Ubuntu 12.04.5 Dual boot

I have a problem of system time drift on my newly-installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual boot with Windows 8.1. By the word terribly, the drift is clearly noticeable by your eyes when looking at the seconds of ...
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I need Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu in windows8 .but dual boot is not showing. when i am starting system ,Ubuntu only getting starting. how to change in dual boot. i want get back windows8 and its files. please ...
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Installed Ubuntu Desktop using a partition on my extra HDD but Win8 keeps booting instead?

I just installed Ubuntu on a HDD and when I restart my computer, it goes straight to Windows 8 login. I have 256GB SSD (where my Win8 and other important programs are installed), and another 2TB HDD. ...
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Installing Bootloader/Grub2 on USD with Ubuntu on HDD

I have a Lenovo y510p system with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. It has UEFI with secure boot and I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.2. I am not a too tech savvy person and want to look at ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on USB with UEFI

My desire is to do the following. The computer has W8.1 on the HDD and it is using UEFI I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on 32GB USB stick in a way that I can install regular updates and it remembers ...
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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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Help with Dual Boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on a different partition than my Windows 8. When my machine boots, it loads Ubuntu automatically so I searched and found that I can use boot-repair to fix that. I ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu menu, not to mention Windows operating sys

I loaded Ubuntu Linux using a CD on to an original laptop's operating sys being Windows 8. I ran the Ubuntu "alongside" Windows, although I noticed when I tried to access the windows 8 option, it ...
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Ubuntu Desktop shortcuts 'No longer exists'

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 dual-boot. If I try creating a shortcut of a folder from my local drive, say "E:" and send it to ubuntu desktop, the next time I log in to Ubuntu, the folder ...
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Installed Ubuntu to my laptop and am stuck in Windows

Grub didn't overuse Windows boot manager and I can figure out how to boot from grub on the bios. I only have one drive and every time I boot to it it goes to windows.
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Cant boot into Windows 8 through grub2 menu

I installed kubuntu15.04 alongside windows8.1 and it worked perfectly for some days...but it stopped showing grub menu so I installed EasyBCD software and I think I messed up with its settings AND NOW ...
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How to get data off a Windows partition when “primary GPT table is corrupt, but the backup appears OK”

Was running Windows 8.1 on my Asus Laptop (U37VC). Blue screen; error 0xc000000e. Figure I've screwed up the boot somehow (some hard reboots lately after annoying lags). After disabling the boot ...
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How do I re-enable windows partition after moving drives?

I realize the general idea has been answered many times before. My trouble it that my situation seems too specific to address as a Google search. I have a windows 7 based drive (150GB) that was ...
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Is my windows 8.1 still available or not ? I tried dual booting with Ubuntu 14.04

I have been going on threads of dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. I can only boot into a live environment of Ubuntu using a LiveUSB. Without a LiveUSB, I can neither boot into Ubuntu nor Windows. I am ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 along Win7 - Windows was not detected and probably got overwritten

Background information: I've a Lenovo u510, which comes with pre-installed windows 8 with their "new" UEFI boot system as you know. I need Ubuntu to run ROS for fun in my spare time and I need ...
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Ubuntu not loading on restart

I have two hard disks: Disk A, where Windows is installed; and Disk B, where Ubuntu is installed. Whenever I restart my PC, only Windows is loading and there is no trace of Ubuntu.
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I cannot re-install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1

This question may seem repeated but I have other more issues. I installed 8.1 in my dell 5537 and dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04..I worked well..I installed with alongside windows option..It took ...
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Dual Booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After I finished installing Ubuntu on my second partition, it tells me that I have to restart, but then it just boots into Windows 8.1 without asking ...
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Boot-repair disk failed

I have a Laptop. My windows 7 broke and another commenter advised me to download bootrepair disk, which I did and now I have ubuntu 64bit 14.04 installed as well. I can't boot Ubuntu at all (or ...
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How to install ubuntu on already existing partitions [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 32bit because I'm a noob and now I've uninstalled it to install the 64bit version. After uninstalling I'm left with two new partitions a 80GB and a 26GB from the previous ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing alongside windows 7

I'll tell you my problem first then explain how it all happened. I'm a complete noob so please explain as easy as possible. My windows 7 broke and I got Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB stick and used the live ...
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Win Xp and ubuntu dual boot problem

I am running 14.04. I also installed win XP later on a physically different disk (the disk on which ubuntu is installed was powered off during win XP installation). Now i have connected both disks to ...
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Unable to Boot to Either System After Dual Boot Install

I just performed a clean dual boot install on an HP laptop that came with Windows 8. The install said it had completed successfully, but when I restart the machine, or power down and power back up, ...
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Reduce Grub Menu Items

I have done quite a bit of fiddling and reinstalling of grub. I can get my machine to boot using the first few entries, but I would like to clean up the grub menu. I have tried deleting grub.cfg and ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Option “Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7 does not show up”

sorry to open a new thread with the same and question again and again, but people wouldn't open it again and again, if Ubuntu would work out of the box like the tutorials explain it to work. I have ...
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Mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be started

I am dualbooting ubuntu and Windows 7. Installation went well, but when I try to boot ubuntu, the laptop goes black for ever, when I try to wake it up, the file mounting problem appears, asking me to ...
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I installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.10 only windows 8 boots

I had a windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 then i upgraded windows 7 to 8.1 now I cant get Ubuntu to boot I now have grub but grub will not find Ubuntu http://paste.ubuntu.com/11019932