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windows xp dual-boot (wubi install) stopped working for ubuntu - gives “missing or corrupt system32\hal.dll” error

This was working fine for a year or three - something happened in the last month or so. I'm pretty sure that the missing hal.dll file isn't the actual problem - the file is there, and windows works ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a pretty serious problem right now that I hope someone can help me with. I can't seem to load Windows 7. I just started and set up a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. My windows was ...
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Can't partition my hard drive for Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu just yesterday, but I had to install it to just 6GB the OS taking up around 3GB I think, but I have about 260GB free on my one and only hard drive. How can I utilize that space for ...
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Can't find XP boot after Dual boot installation

The machine in question is offline and I may have 'hatchet jobbed' the 12.04 installation. Ubuntu seems fine so far (how would I know?) and the xp partition is verifiably intact. Somewhere I have ...
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Is there a better option other than NTFS for a shared HD between Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I have a PC with dual-boot, and I have installed Xubuntu (always newest version) and Windows 7. I have a new HD and I would like to be able to access it from both OS. I suppose NTFS would work since ...
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I cannot dual - boot windows and ubuntu 13.10

Disk Information: I have 10 partitions on my disk currently. Here is the gparted image of my disk. PARTITION--FILE SYSTEM--MOUNT POINT--LABEL--SIZE--USED--UNUSED--FLAGS 1. ...
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Unknown filesystem grub error after unistalling Ubuntu partition from Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a really big problem. I deleted Ubuntu partitions from Windows 8 and now on startup of my other pc (im using my old one now to contact you) it shows this error: Unknown filesystem: grub ...
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Intalled Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 and it goes only to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS without turning off Fast Startup in Windows 8.1 as I was unaware that this needed to be done. I've installed Ubuntu many times before, but this was my first time with ...
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Really messed up my MBR

Pretty sure i've messed my MBR up. May not be the case, i'll give the evidence and let you decide. I was attempting to setup a dual boot system. I have: 60 GB SSD with windows 7 on it 2 TB raid to ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2

My case is quite different from other and I can't find a solution. I had windows 7 (64bits) and Ubuntu 13.10(32bits) installed on my laptop ASUS N53S. Unfortunately, a blue screen appeared on Windows ...
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Installed Ubuntu (dual boot) and now Windows 8 doesn't boot

It shows this whenever I try to boot windows from grub error: can't find command `drivemap'. error: invalid EFI file path. Press any key to continue... I've tried the automatic boot repair and that ...
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Error when Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows

Ok, so I have a problem here. I'm currently running windows 7 and decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu. So I made a different partition (by referring to a tutorial). The disk management window looks ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1

I have tried to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8 but when I run the installer, in my bootable flash the installer does not recognize my windows partitions. It shows my hard drive as one ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer UEFI not recognizing Windows 8

As stated in the title, Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows 8 and it will not offer the "Install along with Windows" option. Only "Erase everything" or "Something else". How can I solve this? ...
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After install next to Windows 8, no grub, Windows 8 still booting

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 on a first SSD. I bought a second SSD and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it. The installation completed, even though at some point it stated that no other OS were ...
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Installing multiple Linux distribution on USB flash drive

Is it possible to install multiple Linux distributions in a USB pen drive and use on it ext4 file system and grub2? I don't want to use any automatic tools like Ubuntu USB creator or MultibootUSB. I ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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Issue with partitioned disk while trying to install ubuntu 13.10 along with Windows 8

I have an installed windows 8 OS on my C drive and looking forward to install Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual boot alongside Windows 8 OS. I have the following partition set up, System reserved: 100 MB C: 60 ...
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Boot ubuntu from USB option not available?

So I followed the steps here and downloaded Ubuntu onto my 32gb usb drive and I am trying to figure out how to boot up from the USB. When I go to my boot menu on my laptop I get boot from notebook ...
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Repartitioning alternatives?

Out of the 320gb of hard drive space my computer came with, only 33 GB were partitioned to Ubuntu, with the rest of the space (288 GB or so) going to windows NTFS. Of those 33 GB, 11 GB are allocated ...
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How Easy Is It To Triple Boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 13.10, and Arch Linux?

So I am getting real tired of Ubuntu. I want to switch to Arch, but keep my old Windows 7, and Ubuntu installs for future use. I was wondering how easy it was to install Arch along side the two other ...
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Should I choose to Install alongside windows 8 or something else

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu ( dual boot ) as I might like it but I'm not sure whether I should choose to install alongside Windows 8 or something else. I do have 100 GB unallocated already ...
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How to repair Ubuntu bootloader?

I installed grub2 to dual boot another OS alongside my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but decided against it at the last second. So I just did sudo apt-get purge grub, and it said it had purged all grub files, so ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 8, Motherboard Settings inaccessible

I have a Lenovo G580 with Windows 8 preinstalled with 1 Terabyte Hard Drive and 4Gb RAM. Now the thing is, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit version via a flash drive and status on the that moment was ...
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Running Ubuntu on HP Compaq Presario CQ58 AMD E-300 1.3GHz 4GB Ram 320GB HD

Is anyone out there running Ubuntu on HP Compaq Presario CQ58 Notebook PC? If so what version and are there any issues I need to know about? Can I dual boot with Windows 8 currently running? ...
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Install Ubuntu next to Windows 7 with a 3rd partition

I would like to install Ubuntu next to Windows 7. I've got a 256GB SSD in my Laptop and I would like to create three 'main' partitions: about 50GB for the Ubuntu System about 50GB for the Windows ...
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False installation process and I cant even get on Bios!

I guess I had set the primary or secondary boot device wrongly! my laptop is a sony vaio t serie and has a win 8.1 . I have download the ubuntu 10.13 from the website and instead of burn it on a DVD ...
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Install Ubuntu on a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I ordered an xps 15 l521x laptop. It's embedded with a 500 go hardrive + a 32 go ssd m-sata. Windows 8 is pre-installed. I'd like to install Ubuntu on to this laptop while retaining the ...
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Boot Manager Multiple Entries

I have 2 SSDs, one 256gb and one 24gb. On the 256gb drive I have Windows 8 installed. On the 24gb I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. When I hit F12 on my keyboard during startup, I am taken to the boot ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 latest update completely crippled system

I am dualbooting with Windows 8.1 x64 and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. Currently only able to use my Windows as my Ubuntu boot was crippled by this evening's update. The update was with lots of packages and so ...
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Disable Grub bootloader's GRUB_TIMEOUT=-1 after failed startup?

My title may be incorrect, but I hope I get the idea across... You know, when you have a failed startup and Grub decides next time it starts up it'll disable the countdown and give you indefinite ...
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Need help to solve shutdown issue in Ubuntu 13.10 with dual boot

I want to have dual boot in my laptop but I face some improper shut down. Here is what all I did. Day 1: Installed Ubuntu 13.10 Everything worked like charm except Display's Brightness. Fixed ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
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can I install multiple ubuntu distros at once?

I've been looking at a Ubuntu thumb drive of mine, and it has a distros spot on it. Can I use it to install multiple distros that I can multiboot to, or is that not possible? (i don't mean ...
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Windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu doesnt find Windows 8.1 partion

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 on my PC. When i get to step of the installation process where i should be able to choose the installation type, the dual boot option is not there and ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Try (hd0,0): EXT2: I/O error _ " Message

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8. The installation was error less but when I try to boot with ubuntu, I got following error: Try (hd0,0): EXT2: I/O error _ But when I press ...
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Unable to install boot repair using Ubuntu live usb

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 (16 bit ) along with Windows 7 in my Lenovo Thinkpad. I was able to install Ubuntu successfully. But, after installation it asked me to restart now. I clicked on it. It ...
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During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point [duplicate]

When we install ubuntu as a separate partition along windows, we create mount point for root. /home also resides inside /.Then why do we need to create separate mount point for /home.What is the ...
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BURG installed, only GRUB2 loads

I apologize if this question is found elsewhere, but I have already tried to find an answer and don't know where to look anymore. I am new to Ubuntu. My issue is that I installed BURG following the ...
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Is there a way I can revert the creation of a NTFS partition?

I have a desktop machine (HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1020) that came with Windows 7 and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 beside it. Used to boot into either OS just fine, until I pulled a really stupid trick ...
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Redirect library location in Nautilus

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop, and I will install a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 N and Ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 version). But since the SSD has a limited amount of storage ...
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If I download Ubuntu, with CD, or Windows Installer, will it automatically dual-boot?

So I want to install Ubuntu, just to learn how to use Linux. Currently I'm using Windows 7 and I have ample HDD space. If I burn this OS onto a CD, or use the WI, will it erase Windows or cause ...
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Dual booting latest ubuntu and Vista - 3 problems

as the title suggests I am looking for a way to dual boot the latest release of ubuntu (but i can be flexible enough to downgrade due to resource insufficiency, maybe a suggestion as to a compatible ...
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Ubuntu does not appear in Grub Menu. Boot Repair Failed

I have a Hard-Drive with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Until a few days ago I was using Ubuntu 12.10 but after a lot of crashes errors and broken packages Ubuntu stopped booting at all. With a live DVD I ...
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problems installing on HP n096sa laptop

I have tried installing ubuntu with efi and also with it disabled. The live disk opens with a black screen giving options. (this screen is supposed to indicate EFI boot) when you choose install ubuntu ...
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Install Win7 after Ubuntu 13.10 (dual boot)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. How can I do this?
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Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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After Installing Ubuntu, I cannot boot to Windows

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi from the main page on my Windows 8.1/Windows 7 system. After the installation finished, my computer booted directly into Ubuntu, not giving me a chance to get ...
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boot-repair Does not add Widnows 7 to the grub menu

I have a laptop with Debian 7, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, and installed the Ubuntu partition afresh. After the re-installation, Windows 7 disappeared from ...