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Boot-Repair Cannot purge GRUB [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for some years now and never looked back. Unfortunately my new job requires me to install Windows. To prevent me from braking my Ubuntu Install I bought a new HDD and ...
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Can't boot XP only Ubuntu

I have used Windows XP for years. I partitioned my HD with 300 GB for XP and 1 TB for Ubuntu. I installed v.14.04 successfully. When booting I get a menu choice defaulting to Ubuntu and then XP. ...
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Can I recover data from lost partitions? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual booted. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 by deleting Windows 8, but unfortunately whole hard disk wiped. Now I have only Ubuntu 14.04 installed using whole hard disk ...
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Purple screen after reinstalling grub multiple times

I recently dual booted my laptop with Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 14.04. I followed all the steps and now it seems Windows 7 only works when it wants to work. When it doesnt want to work it hangs on a ...
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Can't specify needed GRUB file location partition in boor-repair when using “Advanced options”

I had a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 with UEFI. Then I installed Ubuntu 14. Now I'm fighting with GRUB file to get an opportunity to chose whether it's Windows or Ubuntu is ran after laptop ...
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After installing Ubuntu Touch dualboot Recovery is lost

I installed Ubuntu Touch dualboot app by following instructions from the Ubuntu Wiki. Installation of UT went fine and I can use the dualboot function properly. However, I see now, my recovery ...
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Ubuntu has disappeared from my dual boot system

My set up is dual boot (I presume...) with XP pro and ubuntu 14.02. But ubuntu has disappeared - the purple screen with the OS options no longer appears, and my machine automatically boots into ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on 2nd HDD of Win8.1 Machine

I have been trying to get Ubuntu to install on 2nd HDD of my Win8.1 machine, but I keep failing. The installer doesn't see my HDD configuration correctly and combines the total space of both HDD's ...
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Grub rescue unknown filesystem nothing happens

I'm totally new here and have nook idea of the whole system. My problem: I installed Ubuntu 3 months ago on my PC next to my Windows 7. I haven't got much time to learn about it and I needed the ...
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The Ubuntu partition on my hard disk is not detected on Windows. What to do? [duplicate]

I had a laptop with windows and ubuntu on it on 2 different partitions. Then the laptop stopped working due to issues not related to this question. I took out the hard drive and put it into an ...
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Ubuntu Installation failing

I have downloaded ubuntu14 ( also tried with ubuntu 12) from internet and trying to install it dual boot with windows vista from the vista machine itself. It fails with one ROXIO pop up message ...
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“C:\Boot.ini File Can Not Be Opened. Operating System and Timeout settings can not be changed”

I am a newbie trying to get Ubuntu to work alongside Windows XP. I've downloaded Wubi but the Window boot manager is not displaying Ubuntu as an option when I reboot. The system goes directly to ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with EasyBCD (Grub4DOS) [duplicate]

Setting up Windows Boot Manager to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 was not an easy task. For awhile, I was using the computer's motherboard boot option to boot to that specific drive that had ...
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Restore Windows 8 GUI Bootloader

I recently installed Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Ubuntu 14.04 as a multi-boot on my pc with help from this page. Everything works great with the chainloading boot. I can boot into whichever OS ...
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Windows XP Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot problem

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my desktop that had been running Windows XP (sp3) exclusively. In addition to the main XP partition, there was a smaller XP recovery drive. My goal was to ...
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Only Ubuntu available after windows 8.1 and easybcd

I recently installed windows 8.1 on a partition of my hard drive, after installing easy BCD, I enabled a neosmart Linux boot option, this did not work, however it did mean that I could select windows ...
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Quick question: Will a fresh install Ubuntu detect my Raid-0?

I have Ubuntu installed on an external drive and Windows installed on my primary "C:" drive. I've been dual-booting this way for years. Recently, I upgraded my single SSD C: drive (where Windows ...
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Can't install Ubuntu in Lenovo ideapad s300

I can install only windows 8.1 in my laptop. I tried installing Ubuntu. It is booting from pendrive. After installing I can't access it. Only I can access to Windows 8.1 How to install Ubuntu?
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Why can't I dual-boot with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in my Sony Vaio SVS13A1S9ES and I haven't had any problems during the installation. However, when I turn on the computer, I boot with Windows 8.1 and I'm ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on dell latitude E5430 with windows [duplicate]

May I know if I can install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on my dell latitude E5430 laptop. I bought it with windows 7 installed, later I installed Windows 8 which was later upgraded to Windows 8.1. ...
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winload.exe is missing (corrupt?) after installing ubuntu as dual boot

I just installed ubuntu as dual boot with my Win8.1 pro installation. Both operating systems are installed on the same drive. Ubuntu runs fine (though I can't access any hard drives that windows ...
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Grub rescue: No such partition [duplicate]

seems like I lost my boot loader while running a windows 7 recovery. I had got my windows 7 crashed several months ago, and today I ran a recovery, which showed something like "error:366. try ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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Sony SVF14A16CLB Ubuntu Compatibility [duplicate]

Has anybody installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Vaio Fit 14? I recently bought a Sony Vaio Fit 14 (SVF14A16CLB - Intel Core i5 3337U, Intel HD 4000) and it came with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Windows 8.1 Update 1 Dual Boot

I downloaded the ubuntu 14.04 iso image file, I need to install it in a partition giving it at least 40GB (My HD is 1TB). Since I've never formatted this computer, it is subdivided in 6 partitions: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 restarts computer after running GUI

First I installed 13.04 and everything was working properly. But then after upgrading to 14.04 it won't start. Sure, it's booting. I see grub2 menu. Ubuntu loading screen appears. Then GUI shows and ...
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From Ubuntu, Change Default Boot OS -Dual Boot

I have a Dual boot system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu). Currently the default OS on startup is Ubuntu. I want to change the Default Boot OS from Ubuntu to Windows (Ubuntu-> Windows) i.e. on Startup Windows ...
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Dual boot or virtual box SSD

I'm using my laptop primairily for school and webbrowsing (including several musicplayers and videoplayers) but I want to use dual boot/virtualbox for improved compatability (ms office extensions, ...
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Ubuntu installation overwrote my windows [duplicate]

While I was installing Ubuntu, it installed the OS on the entire 1TB hard drive. I had about 800gb of data and it seems I can't access it anymore. The entire hard drive is now occupied with Ubuntu. Is ...
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Plop Linux Returns to GRUB2 instead of loading

I've recently posted something about this, but I have no idea how to remove it as I am new to stack exchange and haven't learned everything yet. So, basically when I try to load Plop Bootmanager, the ...
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passphrase failed for encrypted disk after GRUB menu

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Kubuntu 13.10 on two separate physical disks (SSD). I have two partitions for Ubuntu: an unencrypted "/boot" and an encrypted "/". Everything was working ...
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Recovery Partition in Windows 8 hogging space

Ok, I am trying Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu briefly when I had Win7 but that was many many years ago, and went by a lot easier. The issue I'm having is that Windows 8.1 has a ...
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GRUB Bootloader Suddenly Lags by 2 Minutes - Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual-Boot

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium system. Here are the basic hardware facts for my build: 1) Processor: AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 4 2) 64-bit OS; ...
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Grub Customizer Theme Error - Can't Find “theme.txt”

What I've Done: Fresh Install of Ubuntu 14.04 Installed BURG on all 4 of my hard drives (plus hd0) Seems to work fine Install GRUB Customizer and run as root in BURG Mode Then I get this error: ...
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PC won't start. Partition error

I installed ubuntu, but due to some unfortunate problems the installation got interupted, now my lap is not opening. It wont load Windows and shows this message, Error: no such partition Grub ...
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64 Bit download or Mac (AMD) download for HP Win 7 laptop AMD 8 quad core processor? Thanks!

I am a bit confused. I have a two year old HP dv7 Pavilion Laptop running Windows 7 home premium on a 720 GB hard drive with 77 GB free. The laptop runs an AMD A8 quad core processor. Which ...
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Grub update can't detect hybernating Windows partition

I've kinda wound myself into some weird paradox. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on two different HDs. Both are 64 bit. I just recently deleted and reinstalled Ubuntu, but update-grub ...
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Windows 7 en dual boot with Ubuntu i havent' the menu

i have installed ubuntu 12 and i have this: i have installed windows 7 and i have this then i lost ubuntu i have done like in this video youtube.com/watch?v=sxZRjjPjic8 so i get ubuntu and ...
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How to install Windows 7 in a PC running Ubuntu 14?

I moved to Ubuntu 14 and love everything about it, that is of course until I recently got a job. It has a strict Windows 7 eco system. they do everything there and I personally am saddened but I need ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 - Lost ability to boot from USB

Good Morning, I recently set up my Asus Windows 8.1 laptop to be a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04. I have successfully created a dual boot system using Grub2 as my bootloader. The problem is ...
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Windows 8.1 partitions not detected while installing ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 8.1 installed on my HP Pavillion m6 with three disk drives of 100gb,300gb and 200gb. There is an unallocated space of 100gb i have seperated for linux installation. When I try ...
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Failed to load GRUB

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 using separate partitions with windows 8 already installed, grub didn't load so I used "Boot Repair" and did "Recommended Repair". Now while booting I get "FAILED TO LOAD ...
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Built my own computer and I have two OS's on one HDD… And can't access the original

On my computer I had originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS . By purchasing a secondary hard drive to quarantine Ubuntu from Windows so it wouldn't affect my 1.82TiB Main HDD. I have ...
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No PARTITIONs found while installing, dual-boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04

SOLVED: See OP's Answer below I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I have a laptop that has been through various dual-boot configs. At one point, I was only running Linux Mint. ...
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 without partitioning

My disk partitions are as follow: c:6.88/49.1GB d:159/270GB e:239/292GB f:164/319GB Windows 8 is running from c: The problem is that windows doesn't allow me to partition my disk ...
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how can i install ubuntu 14.4 LTS from windows 7 using windows installer?

when i tried to install ubuntu from bootable USB it couldn't recognize my installed windows 7 so it showed me like i have to erase my whole drive and then ubuntu can be installed. please help me with ...
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Toshiba Satellite P55-A: Cant boot from usb [duplicate]

For a few days now I have been trying to install Ubuntu (also tried Fedora, BackTrack, and Kali) onto an 8GB usb drive. The install always seems to go off without a hitch. Ive used unetbootin, ...
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Set the GRUB Default OS: Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running a dual-boot system, having installed Ubuntu 14.04 after the Windows 7 installation. GRUB, as you already know, sets Ubuntu as a default/first Operating System. The question is: how can I ...
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Can't get back to Windows 8.1 from seemingly dual boot to ubuntu

my laptop is pretty much brand new (bought it this January). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB or atleast I think I did (I'm not sure). Also, on startup, it doesn't ask me which OS I want and ...