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Can't boot from Live CD and can't find /boot/grub - next option?

I managed to break my installation of Ubuntu. The system crashed either while trying to adjust partitions or adjust the boot order (while in Windows) - not sure which as it was a while ago (the system ...
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ext4 partition ubuntu lost after Windows 7 installation

I've got this problem: I have one hdd and use ubuntu 12.10 on this hdd with several partitions(one nfts, two ext4 and one unallocated). today after windows 7 installation, and booting with live usb, ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot breaks keyboard in WIndows 7

I have a HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC. Main OS is WIndows 7 pro. I tried to install Ubuntu (from Windows with dual boot) several times and the result is the same. Ubuntu works fine but there is a ...
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How to bypass Windows Vista from power up on dual boot system

I've been using the dual boot system with ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows Vista. I no longer want to use Windows but wish to keep all files. How do I make Ubuntu be the sole OS without wiping out ...
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Add Ubuntu installation on separate drive to grub

My current setup includes a SATA HDD, with Xubuntu 12.10 on it. I just added an old IDE drive I had lying around to my desktop, and I used a LiveUSB to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto it. When I ...
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How do I TRY Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro?

Well, I've heard that Ubuntu is a Great Operating System, and I'd LOVE to try it. I have a MacBook, and don't want to replace OS X Mountain Lion. How do try Ubuntu without uninstalling OS X?
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot with Nvidia drivers geforce GT525m?

I have a toshiba satellite L750 laptop with a video card "Nvidia geforce GT525m" on. I would like to "dual-boot" my pc with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (windows is already on). I saw from an ...
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How do I get my HP laptop to boot into grub from my new efi file?

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 laptop that I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot with the original windows 8. I used boot-repair to get set up to boot into grub. My issue is that I have not ...
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Installed Ubuntu on another drive, got rid of the drive, and dual boot screen is still coming up

EDIT: I am not asking how to uninstall Ubuntu. The drive it was installed on is now gone. I did not uninstall it before I pulled it out. On start up the dual boot screen is still showing up and asking ...
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12.10 hangs on splash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? This is driving me crackers, and means I am currently having to work on Windows, which is just horrible compared to my familiar ...
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Cannot find Windows 7 in Grub Customizer

Once again, I find myself back to the "anywhere, Anything" forum of Ubuntu... Just awesome I say... Any ways, After I installed the Grub Customizer 3.0.(1)? I ran it and I am not seeing Windows7. I ...
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How can I install Ubuntu in such a way that files are readable by both Ubuntu and Windows?

I am installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, choosing the dual-boot option. I do not want to do a Wubi installation. I want a full fledged installation. I want to share files between Windows and Ubuntu. ...
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Will my Ubuntu installation be damaged if I upgrade my Windows partition?

Bought my laptop in September 2009. Does this mean that UEFI with secure boot will not be present? If that's the case then there would not be any problems to the linux/ubuntu installations while ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows8 grub

I installed Ubuntu on 12.04 on my Samsung laptop alongside Windows 8. To install Ubuntu I disabled the bios security and enables CSM OS. The installation went fine and Ubuntu works great. The problem ...
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Want to uninstall Ubuntu but can not boot into Ubuntu, only windows

I installed Ubuntu onto an old work laptop a while ago and of course I love it, however I will have to hand this laptop back into work at sometime as it has become pretty old now, so I want to ...
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Can't get bootloader to work using easyBCD

When rebooting the computer, only Windows 8 will be visible in bootloader. Computer: HP Envy 17 OS 1: Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit OS 2: Windows 8 64 bit Disk partitions on system: (data from windows disk ...
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ubuntu 12.10 dual boot with windows 8 on two hdds

i am attempting to install ubuntu 12.10 on a machine in dual boot with windows 8. the machine has two hard disks - each about 2TB in size. i install windows 8 on /dev/sda and this works fine - windows ...
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How do I preserve Xubuntu while installing Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation? Im looking to get Windows 7 Starter running on my laptop again as a Dual Boot so that I can run ...
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Changing ordering of OS in GRUB

I have recently installed Linux Mint along with my Ubuntu. The GRUB has replaced Mint as the default OS. How can I set Ubuntu as the OS that loads automatically again?
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How to configure GRUB for triple boot: Ubuntu 12.10, Windows 7 and RHEL Server 6.3

I just purchased a new Sony VAIO laptop so I can play around with Linux during the day while pretending to do my job. Ideally I'd like to be able to run Windows 7, Ubuntu and Red Hat on this machine … ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 12.10 live session usb in uefi mode on my dell inspiron 15z 5523 ultrabook [closed]

(Before everything, I'm french, so sorry for my english in advance) Hello, I'm facing a lot of problems for installing UBUNTU 12.10 on my new laptop dell inspiron 15z 5523 (ultrabook). It seems that ...
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Can't boot Windows Vista after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and have come to this point that I can't boot back to my Windows Vista anymore. I thought that I would get some kind of dual boot in the beginning when booting my computer, ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 if I didn't create logical partitions?

So this problem may sound familiar to a dozen other questions like these but I still haven't found an answer to mine in particular. When I installed Ubuntu I thought that when choosing to install it ...
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I have a dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. i see a grub rescue error during start. Can anyone please help me fix this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I have a laptop with dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10. After installation everything was fine and ...
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Problem sharing Mysql data on dual boot machine

First of all let me say that this is a question following my attempt to do the solution on this post Can I share MySql database files with Windows on dual boot? . I was hit by an error and need help ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB doesn't recognize my Windows 8 installation

I have a laptop with UEFI (secure boot disabled) with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 along side Windows 8 on my primary hard drive, which uses GPT. I am only presented with ...
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Disk read error occured in dual boot ubuntu and windows 7

I have GRUB2 with Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. I recently get the error "Disk read error occurred". I am able to access the Windows partition from Ubuntu and I tried running update-grub and got this: ...
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grub broken and wont boot

i had ubuntu 12.10 running allongside with windows 7 (dual boot, 1 hdd). when installing ubuntu i accidentally gave it too much room. so i decided that i would remove it and reinstall it but this time ...
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Remove Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8 PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have recently upgraded to Windows 8 and want to remove my Ubuntu OS. It was installed using a bootable pen drive. I tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 install wont let me install alongside windows 7

I decided today to try out Ubuntu 12.10, and want to install on my computer alongside Windows 7. I am new to the whole thing and have never even partitioned a hard drive and before I go changing ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubundu not see partitions

I'm trying to install both operating systems on dual boot, but ubuntu does not see the hd with two partitions only full hd. In windows explorer have 2 partitions on ubuntu partitioner have only one
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Dual Boot - Bluetooth Pairing

I have a Dell L702X which has been enabled for UEFI via Custom BIOS and I have Windows 8 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 12.10 x64 successfully dual booting on GPT. I have named my device under Ubuntu with the ...
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Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10 Dual boot issues

I had recently bought a Dell Inspiron 7520 laptop , Which was pre-loaded with windows 8. I wanted to set up dual boot with Ubuntu 12.10 . I am having the following issues . Any help will be really ...
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No boot option after UBUNTU 12.1 installation on another hard disk

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows XP SP3 GR desktop using ubuntu dvd from iso file. Operatings systems are in diferent hard disks. After the install I did not get the option of choosing ...
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Preinstalled Windows 8 Not showing up on Grub 2, Ubuntu 12.10

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1522276/ Hi There, I've scoured everywhere & I'm still all very confused. Since I'm a total noob, I don't really want to touch too many files... I have an Acer M5 with ...
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Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot Menu Does Not Load [duplicate]

I've read abt the ton of complications/problems ppl are facing with UEFI when installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, but I haven't been able to find a solution to the one I encountered. I have a ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize itself [closed]

I installed Ubuntu in trial mode. Grub wasn't installed properly, so I reinstalled Windows and now it gives me the option to choose between OS. However, when I try to install Ubuntu, it says that ...
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Ubuntu not appearing in GRUB menu after installing alonside Mint

I have been using Mint May 13 for several months, but I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 also. I ran the Ubuntu Live CD and "Installed Alongside". Everything appeared to install correctly, but when I ...
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Bought a windows8 system from store, installed Ubuntu Windows Installer, but it fails to start

I bought a Windows 8 computer. I then installed Ubuntu-Windows-Installer-12.10. When I boot the system, I see a screen with two options to choose from: Windows8 (which works fine and I can start ...
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Invalid EFI when trying to boot Windows

When I try to boot into Windows I get 'Invalid EFI file path'. I can still get into Windows by going into BIOS and making my other hard drive the boot priority, which is a pain. I've since installed ...
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How do I recover my (potentially) ruined (600+GB) Windows installation?

I was installing Xubuntu onto the same hard disk that my huge installation of Windows was on and I accidentally pressed "Okay" after I chose to do my own partitioning. The last thing I saw before I ...
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Ubuntu kernel not present? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted When I launch and attempt to boot Ubuntu through the Windows Boot Manager, it takes me to a grub prompt, and when ...
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Computer seems to be frozen during reboot after installation. How long should the reboot take?

I'm attempting to dual-boot my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Everything to my knowledge has gone perfectly, up until now. The installation was success. Consequently, the computer began the ...
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Ubuntu is not booting (Windows Ubuntu Installer)

Its the first time I used the Windows Ubuntu Installer (WUBI). I installed Ubuntu and everything went great, it then asked me to reboot my laptop and I kindly did , it went well, showed me the ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from the Windows's bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu from a USB drive. I selected Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 and it installed. But it also installed GRUB which I don't like. I just want to make Ubuntu work in Windows's ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows anymore

Okay, now I have a new problem... I installed Ubuntu on my new SSD today. But now Windows 8 doesn't show up in the boot loader anymore. I ran Boot Repair and it told me GPT detected. Please ...
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dualboot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD

Hi I bought an ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD running windows 8 right out of kthe box. How can I dualboot this with Ubuntu? I've understood that it is different dualbooting a pc with Windows 8 than windows 7. ...
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Ubuntu not booting after dual installing with Windows XP SP2

I have 2 hard disk in my PC (First one was divided into 3 logical drives C:\, D:\ and E:\ and the secondary Hard disk was divided into 2 logical drives G:\ and H:\ ) The former one was running Windows ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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Ubuntu where to start (newbie) [closed]

I was a hardcore windows user for years. I already tried Ubuntu 12.10 by using wubi. But in my exerpience, the wubi version is feeling a bit too much as a virtual machine version of ubuntu, and I ...