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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit crashes after a few minutes

Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Win 7. Win 7 works OK but Ubuntu crashes every few minutes. What can I do to stop the crashes? I am in firefox for a minute or 2 and then it just reboots. Does this when ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD [duplicate]

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Have read all the questions posted here, as well as tried for 3 days now

I'm really sorry to bother everyone. I almost always find my answer on these forums, but it's been 3 days now and I've read dozens of askUbuntu posts and tried all sorts of different things to no ...
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Dual boot drive question

I am about to install Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows 8. Currently I have 3 drives installed. Windows is currently installed on a 74GB raptor drive, and then I have a 300GB raptor drive, and a ...
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Can I install Windows after Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about if Windows can be installed after Ubuntu like a Dual Boot thing... Please tell me if its possible.. without losing any Ubuntu files Anyway I'm a new to Ubuntu
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Dual Boot - no choice on boot, only Windows 8 booting

I've installed 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8, but there is no possibility to choose Ubuntu when it starts. Windows 8 is directly started. Can you help me ?
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Windows XP problems booting though GRUB

On my PC I've just installed Windows XP along Win 7, Lubuntu and Debian (Windows and Linux are on separate HDDs) after sorting out some boot issues I tried to load Windows though GRUB 2 (Debian ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I was trying to make a dual boot on my Acer Travelmate P253-MG with Windows 8 preinstalled... I tried using ubuntu 14.04 LTS cd and live usb using all totorial that a found on the internet but its not ...
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I don't understand this problem when I try to mount my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu 14.04, please help me mount it [duplicate]

I am a new user to Ubuntu Linux. My data which I saved using Windows in a separate data partition which is in the NTFS file system, is not mounting properly in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The error message ...
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Lost windows8 Partitions after attempting Ubuntu installation

I have a windows 8 machine on which tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 - While installing it did not detect Windows OS and asked me if I can erase the disk and install fresh Ubuntu...Rejected it and ...
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Installing windowsxp alongside dual boot system already having ubuntu and windows 7

I already have a dual boot system with a grub boot loader. I want to install a windowsxp os. How do I modify grub boot loader after installing windows xp in a partition.... So that grub includes ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm pretty new to using Ubuntu and I've been trying to dual boot my computer with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I currently have windows 7 running on my laptop. My laptop is an HP envy 15t. When I go to dual ...
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Unable to get back Windows 7 partition entry in Grub2 Ubuntu 12.04

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system along with Windows 7, running perfectly. Then I upgraded to 14.04 and many things in many things went wrong so I decided to format just my Ubuntu partition ...
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Is there any way to run executable programs on windows in ubuntu?

I have a dual boot system comprising of u untu 14.04 and windows. Now when I log into Ubuntu I have access to my windows files and folders as well. Some of the files like documents and images work ...
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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how to install other operation systems without live cd

recently i have problem that not letting me installing windows 7 or even windows xp on my laptop . it always end up with bsod . i try from dvd disk and pendisk . try to changes the iso source but ...
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Stuck on Grub Rescue

Ok, I know there are lots of answer on that topic, but I've been trying to get out of that for ages with no luck. What happened was that, I had an Ubuntu 14.04 in one partition and windows 7 in ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu Dual boot broken

I once had a working dual boot working on my computer. I had windows 7 and ubuntu running and I only had to select which system to start when starting my computer. After updating ubuntu though, the ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Ubuntu 14.04 Is it possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Can't restore Windows 8 after installing xubuntu 14.04

Got a new Lenovo G710 with Windows 8 on it. Followed the directions to install Xubuntu. Now I have a boot loader menu, but when I select the Windows item in it, Windows fails to boot. I read about ...
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Problem while installing ubuntu with dual boot windows 7. GPT Partition error

Problem - I can't install ubuntu linux or any other Linux on asus G75VW laptop with dual boot with windows 7 on my windows system drive even it has 250 GB Raw Free space. I have provided images to ...
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GNU GRUB version screen when I restart or turn on computer (trying to dual boot with windows 8)

I installed ubuntu today in my computer that also have windows 8. I download the image from the ubuntu site and then I burn image in a dvd. I change bios to boot from my dvd and I install ubuntu in ...
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Ubuntu 14 / Win 8.1 Install Problem

I'm trying to return to Ubuntu on a new(er) computer after I had to switch to Mint on my old machine due to performance issues. The new machine is an HP pavillion G4 w/ 4gp memory and a 500GB HD. I ...
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Gparted says I have no space on partition, Ubuntu says I do. Need to split partition in two [duplicate]

My main partition appears full in Gparted despite having only 3.9% used. I need to split this partition in half to dual boot with another OS and I am at a loss as to what the problem is, what I could ...
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Windows messed my partitions, is there a way to fix them?

I decided to delete a partition called "HDDRECOVERY" which I wouldnt use, of around 14 GB, I decided to do it on Windows because I was already working there so I didn't have to boot again into Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu says partition corrupted, windows says it's not

I'm attempting to dual boot my windows 7 HP laptop with Ubuntu, and I'm having partition issues. Here's the basic synopsis: HP decided that it had to use all 4 partitions apparently, so I have ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Unable to access windows (error mounting/dev/sda4/media/ubuntu/windows) [duplicate]

Hey guys so the other day my laptop updated to 8.1. After install it required a restart, i clicked yes and now its been stuck in an infinite preparing start up repair. So i installed ubuntu to USB ...
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How do I totally remove grub and install it fresh so it works? (dual boot problem)

Okay, so here it goes. I have two hard drives. One is a 1TB drive that I have Win 7 on, the other is a 250GB that I have Ubuntu on. Both installs work fine, neither is corrupted. I installed Win 7 ...
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Absolutely cannot get Windows 8 to boot again

I've been stuck on this for countless hours. I can't boot into Windows 8. At first, Grub didn't even display it until I added it into the 40_custom and still it refuses to boot saying that it can't ...
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i have kubuntu and want to install windows 7 in a dual boot [duplicate]

Currently I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 native on a machine with 1TB of disk space. Now I have to use a program for work which is not working in Linux nor will it run in Windows inside of a VM. ...
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Don't show unallocated space during installing type?

I have been created 50 GB unallocated space using windows 8. During dual boot ubuntu can not show unallocated space in the time installing type where i will create / , swap , home directory.
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File errors on Ubuntu 12.04 OS

I am getting FPDMA READ failed errors during Ubuntu bootup. Has the hard drive gone bad? dmesg output: [ 4.912493] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x10600624 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [ 4.912509] ...
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dual booting caused problem

I install windows 8.1 in primary partition first then ubuntu 14.04 on logical volume. Now i'm able to boot ubuntu but not windows.I'm not getting any option to boot windows. Please help me out
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Working installtion of Ubuntu 14.04 now shows blank screen with a blinking cursor

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot with window 8. I was using Ubuntu 14.04 for more than 3 months without any issues. Recently, I had installed openldap on Ubuntu. Created a group named ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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How to Remove Ubuntu within root?

I have installed the boot for Ubuntu using Universal USB installer within Windows 7. After which I restarted the PC to check if the Ubuntu boot menu has loaded. The process with Universal USB ...
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Install ubuntu alongside windows 7 option not coming

I am trying to install ubuntu12.04 in a system having windows7 preinstalled. While installing it is showing option as "Install ubuntu inside windows" instead of showing option "Install ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu in Chrombook

I recently installed Ubuntu in Acer C720 chromebook using instruction from the below link http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/764181-how-to-install-linux-on-an-acer-c720-chromebook it was working ...
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How do you install Windows XP on a computer that has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed?

I had a PC with Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and I wanted to Install Windows XP on it. I installed it and then used boot-repair to repair the bootloader; I thought that I would get a screen asking ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with xp?

This is probably a dupe, I know don't hurt me :p...but how do I dual boot ubuntu and xp but install windows xp after ubuntu? I can't exactly install xp first as I have a ton in my ubuntu install and ...
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Dual Booting (rEFInd)

I am new to dual booting on my own. I successfully dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 (via live usb) and Windows 8.1 on a UEFI system I have attempted to replace grub2 with refind. I installed rEFInd via ...
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Access storage partition from linux [duplicate]

After installing Windows 8 and Ubuntu side-by-side with a 100Gb storage partition(NTFS), I've found that Ubuntu cannot access either partition. A quick Google search told me to disable windows' ...
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Computer Boots to Grub after removing Lubuntu 14.0.4

Recently I tried removing Lubuntu in dual boot mode with Windows 8.1. However, I probably made an error because I tried to remove the Lubuntu partition from the Windows Disk Management interface. Now ...
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Dual Boot - Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

Hope you guys doing great. I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my pre-installed windows 8.1. I have disabled FAST boot & Secure boot, but even then the option for "Installing ubuntu alongside ...
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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...