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Unable to partition my 1 TB hard drive in 14.04

I brought Dell laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with a 1TB HDD. I want to install windows 7 as well (dual boot). When I tried to partition my hard drive with Gparted, I am not able to drag the free space....
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How do I find out where Ubuntu created partitions on my laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop and didn't choose manual partitioning during the installation. Now I'm not sure where exactly it created all Ubuntu -related partitions. I need to know so I can ...
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Will Ubuntu on Local disk D be affected when I reinstall Windows 7 on Local Disk C

I have Windows 7(Primary OS) and Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a problem with my wireless so I intend to reinstall Windows on "Local disk C". If I reinstall Windows, will it affect my Ubuntu OS ...
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If I dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 will my files that are not related to the Operating System stay on that PC

If I install Ubuntu 16.04 to run along with Windows 8 will my personal files such as Steam, Antivirus, and documents be deleted?
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Windows not showing on Grub menu & won't load without USB thumb drive attached

I recently installed windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu installation but am having some trouble getting things to boot properly. There are two issues (probably related).. First thing is that there just ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 in my laptop

I have seen some posts related to installation of ubuntu 16.04 but couldn't figure out anything. Let me make few honest statements. In the first place I dont even know how to install an operating ...
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Use DD to clone only Linux partition to external USB drive?

I have a 1 TB internal drive that has two 1/2 TB partitions, one for Windows and the other for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The station has become primarily a Linux station and I never boot into Windows anymore....
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When I delete a file from a separate partition, it does not go to Trash

I'm using Ubuntu in Dual boot with Windows 7. I have three partitions: one for Windows, one for Ubuntu, and one for my files (it is used in both OSs; let's call it D). When I use Ubuntu and I delete ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from doing anything to the Windows installation?

My laptop comes with a 128GB SSD, and it have Windows installed. But since it has almost no space, I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a USB drive (32GB, USB 2.0). It's working really well, but I don't want ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu Live USB, boot priority ignored

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 with the intention of dual booting Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I am now unable to boot using the Live USB. I recreated the USB using the Universal Usb ...
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Trying to install ubuntu with built in partitioner

I am trying to install ubuntu and use the built in partitioner but I cannot find the 'free space' option to click. I looked online and there should be an option that says free space but it isnt there. ...
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Lost windows while dual boot with ubuntu [duplicate]

I have genuine windows 10 in my lappy. I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu but accidentally I replaced my windows with ubuntu. So now I have only ubuntu in my pc and I lost my genuine windows. How to get ...
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How to uninstall OS from dual boot system?

I have HDDs with different configurations of Windows and Ubuntu versions: Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8 Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 ... I would like to uninstall Windows ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu, GRUB 2 not booting

So, I've spent 2 days now, trying out different ways to install a dual boot and boot into GRUB. I've seen like 5 - 10 pages on how to install Ubuntu when Windows 8 and up is the original one. The ...
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Suddenty I cant boot into Windows

Even if I click on Windows, it goes to linux. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. Using dual boot. Maybe repair GRUB? I don't have a clue what to try.
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boot straight into windows no grub :(

so i installing windows fresh install i installed ubuntu but i forgot to disable secure boot as some one told me it could cause problems with boot loader so when installed finished it went straight ...
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Can't switch to TTY / virtual console on Mac Book Pro, 14.04

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2008 MBP (3,1). Dual booting with rEFInd. Pressing CTRL+ALT+F# does nothing at the greeter or once logged in. I have nomodeset in grub, if I remove it I can't get ubuntu to ...
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Windows 7 Loads Automatically After Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop alongside Windows 7. It was installed on a partition on a Samsung SSD and everything seemed to install fine. The partitions seem correct and everything ...
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Default boot into Windows [duplicate]

There are many posts here about how to boot into Windows with Ubuntu installed, can't find any about my specific scenario... I have a ProLiant server running Ubuntu, and it's useful sometimes to be ...
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Improved Banking Security [closed]

I am looking at ways to tighten my PC or Mac security with regard to banking and other financial activities. One solution is to have a device (laptop, PC) that is used exclusively for those ...
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How to delete all OSes on a computer except for one

I want a simple way to delete all Oses off my computer except for one, that being Ubuntu. I also want to put all the remaining unallocated space onto the Ubuntu partition, so that it may have the ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now cannot Boot into it!

I installed Ubuntu in my new machine.Before installing I made the following changes turned off the fast startup option in windows 8.1 changed the boot to legacy supported changed preference to ...
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Resize2fs: The filesystem is already blocks long. Nothing to do!

I'm trying to resize my root partition of Ubuntu 14.04. Referring to the answer here:How to extend my root (/) partition?, I did the following: Boot from live usb Shrink a volume using Gparted, ...
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PC does not boot into Windows, but Ubuntu still works well; how to recover?

I installed 7 operating systems in my PC. All worked very well. (Ubuntu 11, Ubuntu 14, EduBoss, Redhat6, Nodezero, Windows 8, Win 7). I frequently used Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14 last 6-7 months, I enjoy ...
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Will COMODO anti virus cover both OS in a dual boot

I have COMODO installed on the XP side of a dual boot with 12.04. I see partial answer in one posting, but my question was not entirely answered. When a scan is done on the windows partition, does it ...
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Ubuntu is not finding swap partition

I booted Ubuntu on to a new computer today. I created 3 partitions 20g for operating system 200g encrypted /home and 12g swap. But sudo swapon -s brings up nothing and when I boot it also say swap not ...
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bypass boot menu by listing all operating systems at grub menu

i have installed two windows operating systems (windows 7 and windows server 12) then i installed ubuntu 14.04. all are working fine. but now the problem is when my computer starts first grub screen ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after replacing windows 8 with it

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 by wiping windows 8 partition. Now I get a recovery screen for Windows even though it's gone. Any tips to fix? I tried Boot Repair in Ubuntu live. No luck.
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Dual-boot with UEFI borked. Help!

I first installed Windows 8.1 on my machine, and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This is what my partition table looks like: The problem is that when I boot the machine, I see no boot loader ...
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Replacing (not upgrading) Ubuntu 12.04.5 with 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a new laptop. I have dual booted it with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu by installing Ubuntu 12.04.5. I don't have any data on the Ubuntu side and can format it. I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04.5 ...
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Grub not showing during startup in dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

While booting, windows automatically gets started. To use Ubuntu I have to restart by pressing the [Shift] key to get the grub menu. Please help me fix the problem so that I can get the grub menu ...
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Run winword.exe

I have dual boot with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. And I want to run the microsoft word (which is installed on windows, not on ubuntu) from Ubuntu using wine, but I get "IOPL not enabled" error. I've ...
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Not able to boot mac osx 64 bit from GRUB version 2.02

I'm having some trouble booting Mac OS X from GNU GRUB 2.02. I get an infinite purple screen when attempting.
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dual boot win 7 and ubuntu 14.04

i did dual boot with win 7 & ubuntu 14.04. i get both ubuntu and win 7 in boot menu but cant boot win 7. The primary drive where win 7 was configured now shows to be logical drive with all files ...
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Installing ubuntu in free space of extended partition: “You have not selected any partitions for use as swap space”

Here is a picture of my hdd's partition table : I wish to install Ubuntu in the free space shown in the below picture. However I don't understand how to configure the installation. I chose the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - repeated booting problems

I have been having problems with my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation (dual boot with Windows 7). Whenever I install some update OR if the machine is stuck & I try to do a hard reboot, the OS never ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8

I have a pre-installed Windows 7/8 and I want to install Ubuntu alongside that. When I try to install I do not have an Install ubuntu alongside windows 7/8 option during the installation (it's missing)...
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Windows7 cannot find Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I recently partitioned my hard drive which was running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS, using a USB flash. Then I installed Windows7 on the new partition. Now I cannot find the Ubuntu OS. I expected at startup to ...
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Lenovo G500 how do I turn off secure boot to install Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 8.1. I have gone through the manuals in the internet and in "askUbuntu" but I have found no solution. I have turn off "fast boot" option in Windows as ...
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Cannot access Windows via grub after new dual-boot Ubuntu install

I previously installed Ubuntu on a computer that had Windows XP on it and got it successfully to run alongside it. (access both OS systems) Now I installed Ubuntu again on my MSI notebook with ...
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Can I install Ubuntu as a second operating system on a Windows 7 laptop?

My Dad wants Ubuntu installed as a second operating system on his Windows-7 laptop. Is this reasonably easy to do and easy to choose with op system to boot up with each time he uses it?
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Recover Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu

I have a dual boot machine with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Yesterday I tried to reinstall Ubuntu to use a lot of the free space I had in my hard drive. I wasn't very smart and I simply formated my old ...
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How can I replace my windows partition with another Ubuntu based distro, in a dual boot system?

If I wanted to replace my windows partition (in a dual boot system, Windows XP/Lubuntu) with another Ubuntu-based distro, how would I do it? Would I just overwrite the Windows partition using the ...
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Unable to boot into Windows after deleting Windows entry in boot menu

I was using Ubuntu 12.04. After installing Windows 7, I wasn't able to boot Ubuntu. So, I installed EasyBCD in Windows 7 and added grub2 Entry. While, playing with EasyBCD, I deleted Windows loader ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 8.1-- specifically I have clubbed another partition into local disc C in Windows. ...
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I want to purchase the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 Laptop but need to make sure Ubuntu will work

I have had really good luck installing Ubuntu on many different random desktops and laptops, and I have never had a problem. But this would be the first windows 8 machine that I have purchased, and I ...
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'update-grub' syntax error

I've read several previous questions and found no solution. Where I run the update-grub command it gives me this output: root@Agustin-Ubuntu:/home/agustin# update-grub Generating grub.cfg ... ...
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After installing Linux, preinstalled Windows 8 is not in boot entry

i have installed Linux Mint beside to preinstalled windows 8. After the installation, in grub2 menu there is no windows 8 entry. Also the partitions are not shown.. the tool boot-repair dont help me.....
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Deleted Ubuntu partition, grub rescue

I had a system with a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13. I deleted the Ubuntu partition in Disk Management in Windows, and then this problem occurred. My problem is that I can't access or boot ...
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Installed but Cannot Run Ubuntu 12.04.3

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my Asus VivoBook S400CA alongside Windows 8 following a guide I found here. After a couple of starts and stops, I eventually was able to install Ubuntu on my ...