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Silent dual boot (no boot menu) [duplicate]

Having both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 on the same disk will result in a boot menu on each boot, asking for a choice. How to hide the boot menu, and: Run Win7 if nothing has been done after 2 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MATE dual boot PPC Mac OS 9 not bootable

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 the MATE edition alongside with my Mac operating systems on my eMac. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried booting mac OS 9, all I got was the floppy disk ...
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(Solved) Can't boot Ubuntu anymore

I'm running a homebuild PC, Intel i5-4670K on a msi Z87-G41 motherboard with 2 HDD:s. The systems runs both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 (formerly 14.04 when the problem first occurred). On one of the ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on last partition with legacy boot mode [duplicate]

I have following scenario and want to install Ubuntu 14.10. 1 TB Hard Drive 150GB Win 8.1 Partition 200GB NTFS 200GB NTFS 200GB NTFS 120GB NTFS 68GB Unallocated I want to install Ubuntu ...
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Instaling with previouvs operation system [duplicate]

I am trying to instal Ubuntu with Windows (dual). I have already instaled Windows and when I boot Ubuntu intalation it normaly start and it is working but never find previouvs operation system, so I ...
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Blank screen blinking cursor on USB booting [duplicate]

I have used the universal Usb installer to create an image i used ubuntu 14.10..normally i clicked on booting from usb but when it boots it just shows a blank scren and a cursor blinking..i have ...
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Full windows partition shows up as device in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 8 on my HP Envy 15. When I go to my File Manager, it shows all the other partitions as removable devices that can be unmounted in the 'Devices' ...
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GRUB Compile error

I want to change the title of GRUB so I changed grub-core/normal/main.c but when i wanted to compile the package i found this tutorial but i have an error in include grub/types.h In file included ...
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win 7 boot fail after 14.04 dual install

had windows 7 pre-installed followed instructions pretty much exactly here http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/05/30/dual-boot-ubuntu-14-04-and-windows-7-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firmware/ but now..windows won't ...
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GRUB2 doesn't show Windows

I've got a Laptop and a Computer. On the SSD of my Computer is Ubuntu 14.10 installed. On the SSD of my Laptop is Windows 7 installed. Now I want to dual-boot them. I've put the SSD from my Laptop ...
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reinstalling Windows 7 [closed]

I completely wiped Windows 7 off my machine to single boot ubuntu. I want to go back to dual boot. I have gparted, formatted, and tried to run the installation from bios/uefi chosen both usb and ...
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Running dual boot with Win8 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 14.04 (Legacy), GRUB stopped working

I'm running dual boot Windows 8 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 14.04 (Legacy) on a Lenovo G580. It has never worked to pick Windows from the GRUB selection, I always go through BIOS, selecting UEFI for Windows and ...
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Change apps directory?

I have recently installed ubuntu linux 14.04 on my system (Its a dual boot with windows 8.1). Everything went good. But, now when I installed some apps (google chrome for example), the app is getting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't load onto an empty hard drive

I have 2 HD's; 40 GB,Ch0 master with Win XP; 160 GB,Ch0 slave with Ubuntu 12.04. I used Parted Magic to repartition the 160 GB drive and I changed the jumpers to reverse the master/slave position. Now ...
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How to Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.10

As a new user to linux, I thought I would start off with the latest version of Ubuntu (14.10) since it is the only one I'm familiar with. After trying numerous times, changing UEFI settings and ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 Problem [duplicate]

To begin with I am new in Ubuntu and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to my PC. I have a Sony Vaio VPCF24P1E. I have read many questions and answers about the same topic and I still cannot find a ...
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Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have an MSI X79A-GD65 motherboards with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card. I am not sure if it is the UEFI BIOS (which I'm not sure why I can't find the option to disable) or the video card ...
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dual boot problem. error: unknown command 'drivemap'. error: invalid EFI file path [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. But when selecting Windows to boot I get following error: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI filepath I ...
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Issue with installing Ubuntu 14.1

I used universal usb installer on a 8gb flash and booted ubuntu 14.1 but when I try to install ubuntu 14.1 inside windows 8.1 it just reboots and does absolutely nothing. My pc specs Intel core i5 ...
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Operating system not found; can't dual-boot

Been using Ubuntu since 2012, dual booting Win7 on my Aspire 4750G. But in early 2014, Ubuntu 13.04 started booting slow (was not able to list down error messages), until it simply would not boot. I ...
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need help getting terminal and getting a browser

I just downloaded unity to my chromebook and I only have uxterm and xterm but I don't have the regular terminal and it wont let me download software center in either uxterm or xterm so I need help ...
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bcd path dual boot Windows/ubuntu

Liking ubuntu (studio), but I do not like how grub takes over the boot process. had a dual boot and reformatted the Windows partition. Reinstalled Windows. have a bcd program on Windows to dual ...
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Will dual booting make a laptop slower?

Will dual booting make my laptop's performance speed slower than it was before? I have previously installed Ubuntu 14 in my desktop along with Windows 7. I thought it might be the reason for my pc to ...
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How can I merge free space partition with primary ntfs partition using Gparted in Ubuntu 14.04?

I need help partitioning my hard drive properly. An image of my gparted is here: My goal is to merge a free space partition into my primary ntfs partition which has Windows 7 on it so i can ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10?

How can I create a bootable USB Stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10? I have tried using startup disk creator but it doesn't show windows os.
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Is Windows 8 clean after dual boot?

I am following this tutorial and the first step I’ll need to do is delete the Linux partitions. Do I have to remove any of these non file extension parts? I would like to delete the Linux partitions ...
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Dual Booting 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on Sony Vaio Tap 20

I have been toiling away the last week trying to get 14.04 to dual boot on my Sony Vaio Tap 20. This is the method I used to install: Disable fast boot, disable secure boot LiveUSB install of ...
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Drive isn't recognized

So that few days I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my external hdd (I have two and have tried installing on both of the them). As soon as the installation is done it says I have to restart ...
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Boot-repair Boot Info: dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I cannot boot Ubuntu installed alongside with Windows 8.1 on my laptop with UEFI (Sony SVP1322R4RBI). I followed the instructions on dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, tried Boot-Repair with ...
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cannot find ubuntu in grub menu [duplicate]

I had dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 14.10. I installed windows 7 on the partition where my old windows was. now I cant find any options for selecting OS,windows loads automatically. I tried ...
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Didn't getting option to choose booting options for dual boot Ubuntu with win 7

I had installed win7 in C: drive and then installed Ubuntu in G: drive from win7. So I was getting Win7 & Ubuntu in booting options and both are working smoothly. But then after win7 get crash ...
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Not given Windows Boot Manager option

Hello I have a minor problem that I cannot find a fix for. I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives with no problem running with an extra Hard drive for storing. The problem is that on ...
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Is it usable to install ubuntu over laptop Dell Latitude E5420 already installed with Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 on Dell Latitude E5420 and I am interested to give a try to Ubuntu. So to use Ubuntu efficiently, whether would I need to remove Windows and then install Ubuntu or can install ...
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Burg boot loader themes are not working

My Burg Boot Loader in Ubuntu 14.04 , isn't showing themes. I have Tried Installing Burg Many Times by different methods . but the themes are not working at all They are not shown up on burg-emu nor ...
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GParted - Recursive partition on /dev/sda

I am kind of a noob at Ubuntu/Linux, so please forgive any of my mistakes. So I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 which dual boots Windows 7 and Xubuntu. It used to have a partition for Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Grub 2 detects incorrect partition for windows

Windows 7 is present on /dev/sda3, but grub 2 detects Windows 7 on /dev/sda1. How can I configure Grub 2 so that it will always point to /dev/sda3 for Windows 7, even if later on I do a sudo ...
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How to Partition my 1tb HDD into different partitions for use of dual boot plus one partition for the data?

Here is how my HDD looks like on Gparted, Partition | File System | Label | size | Flags /dev/sda1 | fat32 | DELLUTILITY | 350.00 MiB | diag /dev/sda2 | fat32 | ...
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How to install Windows 8 alongside pre-installed Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to know how to install windows 8 alongside already installed Ubuntu OS and what are partitioning scheme is best for this situation? I found alot of dual boot topics but they talk about ...
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How to replace Linux Mint by Kubuntu?

I have Linux Mint alongside Windows, I want to replace Linux Mint by Kubuntu alongside Windows[(i.e) without affecting Windows]. When I install Ubuntu I can see the option, Erase Linux Mint and ...
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Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu, Grub Problem

I'm a linux novice trying to get a windows/ubuntu dual boot working. I can access both OSs ok, but only by navigating through a series of strange BIOS menus for Ubuntu (Windows boots automatically). ...
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Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu: UEFI vs MBR clean install

I know that similar questions have been asked, and I've researched all over the net for a concise, clear answer to this, but I have not been able to find a suitable solution. I just built a new ...
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Disk Partition using disk utility on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Laptop which is running Ubuntu12.04 Lts. The ubuntu was pre installed in the sysytem. It has a 1 tb harddisk capacity. I want to have a dual boot installation . I want to install ...
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I updated ubuntu to 14.10 and now weird things are happening

So I update my computer from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. It finishes installing and I restart the computer and choose the option "ubuntu" it changed to a purple screen and stayed like that for ever. I ...
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Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/9597237/ I have an Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting with Windows 8. I want to be able to switch back and forth, but that seems to be an iffy proposition. The Windows was installed ...
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Windows Invalidated after GParted partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer on a tiny 20 GB Partition. I decided this was far too small, so I used GParted, resized the partition to an 80 GB partition, and Reinstalled the GRUB ...
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How to start Unity3D Pro with Wine

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 Dual-boot with Windows 8.1 Pro and I have Unity Pro 4.5.5 on my Windows OS. I have the activated Unity on Windows and I tried to start it in Wine but it says "Error initializing ...
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Ubuntu UEFI entry deleted. I need to restore or push another

I reinstalled Windows 8 yesterday. My mistake was deleting the EFI partition, so the entries for Ubuntu have gone. Now, I have lost Grub and my PC boot Windows automatically. There's any way to push ...
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Unable to automatically boot to grub

I am running ubuntu 14.10 in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, and I was having no trouble until I tried testing out TAILS and couldn't find it in grub, so I installed rEFInd. I later tried uninstalling it, ...
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Cannot get Windows boot option after ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 after which I cant use my Windows 7 in HP 8540w. I don’t see any option for Windows. I did opt for something different while partition. I created 3 partitions for /home, Linux ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...