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Black screen on boot with thinkpad yoga 14 and ubuntu/windows 8.1 dual boot

I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my new thinkpad yoga 14. The installation seems ok I can choose windows when GRUB starts and it works. But if I choose ubuntu I get a black screen and have to hard ...
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Ubuntu UEIF/Windows 8 dual boot problem

I tried installing ubuntu 14 uefi in dual boot with Windows 8. The installation went well, but now I can't boot on Windows anymore. I can't even see it in the boot manager. I tried to unable/disable ...
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Added a hard drive that has windows 7 pre-installed. How do I create a dual boot?

I have an ssd drive with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and it runs perfect. Just added a 2tb drive that already has windows 7 installed on it. I want to be able to dual boot. How do I make it so I can choose ...
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Cannot run Ubuntu install dual boot from USB on X1 Carbon w/Win8.1 - kernel panic, VFS

I installed Ubuntu as dual-boot on X1 Carbon 3rd gen (with Windows 8.1, UEFI etc.; lets call it "Machine A"). I had some issue with Ubuntu there, so I removed like 3 partitions (from Windows tool) - ...
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Live DVD and status DRDY

I am trying to install Linux on my pc as dualboot. On this PC, I am using windows since 2 years. After booting with a live DVD of Kubuntu 15.04 (I also tried it afterwards with an USB-Stick and Linux ...
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Ubuntu boot menu showing up instead of Windows

I'm totally a newbie to Ubuntu, disk partitioning and stuffs. I had installed and un-installed Ubuntu(14.04 LTS) in an atypical way several times and screwed up my disk partitions. But when I thought ...
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Unable to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7

New HP Notebook Core i5. First I installed Windows 7 using DVD as it did not boot from USB. Then I installed Ubuntu. Now I am only able to boot Ubuntu. I have disabled secure boot and enabled legacy ...
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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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Order in dualboot changed automatically

I have windows7 ubuntu 14.04 dualboot. Ubuntu is set as the first OS to boot so that the grub menu is displayed. Today something really weird happened. Opened the PC in windows 7. kept it like that ...
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Cannot access NTFS partition on Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB stick. Below are my drive details in the same order: 1.5GB Swap 20GB ext4 (ubuntu installation) 10GB NTFS Now, I'm unable to view or access the NTFS partition ...
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I wanted to make duel boot. I had GRUB/Boot problem. I repaired boot using Boot-Repair tool. But In OS selcetion, there is only Ubuntu no Windows 8

I am new in Linux. My First Problem : I install Ubuntu 15.04 using Something else option in a new Partition of HDD. But Ubuntu start Directly without let me chose boot option I have Repaired boot ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot

I am currently using Windows 8.1. Now I want to use Ubuntu 14.04 as the 2nd operating system in my Laptop. I have searched many and watched many tutorials of dual booting. But in most tutorial Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my dynamic disk?

So my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5537) came with Ubuntu 12.04 when I first bought it, but then I switched to Windows 8 and removed Ubuntu. Then, when I switched to Windows 7 I wanted Ubuntu back to run ...
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Sudden Grub Rescue mode

I had an issue this morning when trying to switch from my Ubuntu partition to windows. I'm now on this grub rescue mode. Ran the ls command to list the parts, and kept getting the "error: unknown ...
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I have an unresponsive Ubuntu dual-boot, can I recover protected files?

I could really use your help! I have an older version of Ubuntu 14.04, that simply stopped working some time last year. I can pass the GRUB menu but the OS freezes at the purple Ubuntu loading screen. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not booting after being installed alongside Win7

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my Acer Travel Mate b113e laptop alongside Windows 7 64 bits. I've tried easyBCD with no luck - it only shows an option in a selection menu, but when I pick ...
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Impossible to start Windows 7 installation from usb [duplicate]

I have a hp mini 200-4200sa which had windows 7 home premium on it. Then I installed Ubuntu on all the hard disk. Now I want to reinstall Windows, and then partition my hard drive and install Ubuntu ...
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DualBoot Linux and Windows problem

I'm trying to put Ubuntu in dualboot with my pre installed windows 8. I have no experience in this area so I'm getting some problems that I can't fix: What settings should I be using in my bios ...
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Get proper boot on Grub2

This question is very similar to others one but I haven’t find a precise answer to my problem. I have one hard drive, with 4 partitions : A first system partition with window's bootloader A ...
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How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu 14.04 installed under Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 as primary OS. In past year I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from live USB. I don't use Wubi. Now I have to increase the partition /dev/sda6 size of Ubuntu. user:~$ df -h Filesystem ...
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I install Ubuntu 15.04 using Something else option in a new Partition of HDD. But Ubuntu start Directly without let me chose boot option [duplicate]

I am a Windows 8.1 user. I want to use duel boot with Ubuntu. I installed ubuntu 15.04 with something else option. Installed correctly in swap and ext4. But when I start PC its direct goes to Ubuntu. ...
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Install latest Ubuntu in dual UEFI boot with windows 8.1 64bits [duplicate]

I have an 64bits windows 8.1 pc with UEFI and I am not able to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu 64 bits on it, it says that it doesn't support EFI. Need help pls, and I don't want to change UEFI ...
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I need help with setting up a triple-boot system using burg (windows, ubuntu, arch)

I currently have a dual-boot system with windows 8.1 and eOS freya (ubuntu based). I installed windows 8.1 first, and then installed eOS "alongside windows" during the eOS GUI installer, which had me ...
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Installing 14.04.2 on eeepc 1015PE

Good morning, I am having trouble installing Trusty Tahr on my netbook. I am attempting to achieve a dual boot configuration, my netbook came with windows 7 starter and so I am attempting to follow ...
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Problem with grub during boot (Windows 10/8.1, Ubuntu 14.10)!!!!! Only Windows Boot [duplicate]

I've a laptop with Windows 10 ( TP build: 10041 ) and ubuntu 14.10 .... when i install ubuntu, reboots Ubuntu and there is no problem, but if I try to start Windows, in the next rebot, the grub dont ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 and grub is not showing windows 7 [duplicate]

tried grub update and boot-repair but none working. this is the link which boot repair gave me http://paste.ubuntu.com/10923998/
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Boot-Repair with Ubuntu 15.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Freya installed. I removed Freya and install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8.1. I cant run the boot-repair inside the Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Dual Boot Gone Wrong

So I tried to dual install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer that already had Windows 7. Definitely got in way over my head. First I booted Ubuntu from a flash drive. Things went smoothly during the ...
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Problem Dual Booting from grub into Windows 7

I am fairly new to linux I have a friend who is helping me out quite a bit and wanted me to come here to search for the next solution. I wiped my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 and loaded an OEM ...
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Can't Make Partition Larger 4GB [duplicate]

I am trying to setup dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.2. Right now I am using Windows 7. I have already burned the ISO file for Ubuntu onto a DVD. The problem is that I can't shrink my C ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.02

WiFi hardware not recognized and not on from first screens. No dual boot choice presented. No way to start Ubuntu. Help please
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no kernel loaded

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, which already had Windows 8.1 installed. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu but when I restart my laptop it boots to GRUB recovery: GNU GRUB version 1.97 beta 4 [Minimal ...
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Login Screen Crashes and enter without password in 14.04LTS?

I am using ubuntu14.04LTS in dual boot mode with window8.1. I have set the password for both, and in ubuntu whenever prompt for password it crashes. It wont allow me to put even the mouse_pointer ...
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GRUB Rescue - Cannot use insmod, msdos3 does not appear and bootable CD is not working. Please help

First, I must confess that I know almost nothing about Ubuntu, GRUB, GNOME, or anything else to do with Linux. I've been using Windows for as long as I can remember, so my experience with Ubuntu spans ...
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“Unknown filesystem” before creating a dual-boot system

I deleted and formatted my hard drive into two partitions one ext4 for Ubuntu 14.04 and one ntfs for Windows 8.1. Before I only had Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to begin by installing first Windows and then ...
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Laptop boots straight into Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have installed Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, but I have a problem, I can't boot into Windows because when I reboot or shutdown my laptop no POST or BIOS are displayed. I can't enter BIOS or ...
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No boot device found - boot repair

My HP laptop is not able to find a boot device at startup. I've looked at other threads to find a solution but non have been able to help so far. Some background info; I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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How to fix time error after dual booted Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1?

I recently dual booted my laptop in ubuntu 15.04 with Win 8.1. But every time when I open windows it shows a different time!!! windows time zone windows time is set to UTC, and Ubuntu time is also ...
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Boot problem after deleting dual boot Ubuntu with Windows

I had a dual boot installation (Ubuntu 14 LTS and Windows 8.1). Then I wiped the hard drive partition that Ubuntu was installed on. After that the grub bootloader was still there when I turned my ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Dual Boot on a 64 Bit Laptop with 4 GB RAM

I have a Sony Vaio, 64 bit laptop with 4 GB RAM. Before installing windows, I created portions as 50GB NTFS for Windows 7, 200GB NTFS & rest unpartioned for Ubuntu. Installed Windows 7, which went ...
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Just installed Ubuntu and during boot am given a choice but unable to choose

i decided to try out this Linux thing, so i installed Ubuntu. Unfortunately after it completed the installation a final reboot happened after which i was prompted a choice for which OS i'd like to ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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Is it possible to remove and reinstall Ubuntu without affecting Windows?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my system (dual boot), Everything was working fine until graphical interface of Ubuntu crashes after updating it to 14.04.2 (unity fails to start after ...
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unable to boot linux

I have installed linux on my brand new alienware area 51. When I start it up it loads directly into windows. If I press F12 for options Linux is nowhere to be found. I have tried using boot repair to ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu from a pre-installed Windows 8? [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked a lot of times, but I've been searching and I didn't find a solution. I have two partitions, a partition with Windows 8.1 and another partition with Ubuntu ...
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14.04 crashes at select installation screen

I am new to Ubuntu, so thanks for the help! I am trying to perform a dual boot on my windows laptop, to add Ubuntu. I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 onto a USB and booted it up on my asus eee pc laptop. At ...
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My Ubuntu installation did not result in a dual boot menu option

I thought that I was installing Ubuntu version 14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso properly on my laptop (created a bootable USB, checked it for errors and found none, and installed it followed the simplest ...
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Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
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Can't boot any live cd anymore

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after changing motherboard

My computer was no longer booting, so I took the hard drives out and I put them in a different computer (i.e I swapped motherboards). I had a dual boot Windows Vista OS and Ubuntu 10.14 (I think). For ...