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Ubuntu higher cpu usage than in Windows [closed]

So, I've always been a Windows user, and a die hard Windows fanboy. (enjoying pc gaming). recently I've been trying Linux, Ubuntu and Kubuntu. And I must say, I'm really impressed - I really like it. ...
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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair'

I had Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my laptop. After I upgraded windows, I tried to get grub back through Boot Repair via these commands mentioned here: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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How to install windows from Ubuntu 12.04 with no partition dedicated to Windows?

Essentially when I originally installed ubuntu, I got rid of my windows and had the hard drive reformatted. I never split up the hard drive to dual boot. Now that the hard drive is formatted for ...
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Ubuntu based distros wont install [duplicate]

Not really sure if I should be asking this here and I know I certainly don't have enough information for the community's help but I am going to let it fly. I have a Lenovo v570 laptop, plenty of ...
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Suspending Windows then Starting Ubuntu

I was wondering if there is a way to "pause" windows 8 then go switch over to Ubuntu. Occasionally when my laptop dies, it shuts down, but then will boot up without actually starting windows again. ...
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how can I manually build usb multiboot drive without multiboot manager like yumi

I want to make a multiboot usb drive, but I can't find a good manager to do so. I have tried MultiSystem and yumi. MultiSystem does weird things with some of the isos, and makes a mess out of GRUB. ...
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Can I erase Windows 8 and install Ubuntu instead? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new laptop computer and have been unable to install Ubuntu alongside the Windows 8 operating system. I used to be able to install Ubuntu alongside a Windows OS but with Windows 8 ...
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Windows crashed and i cant boot into windows recovery disk or installer. pc boots into ubuntu. i can access windows partition from ubuntu

I am dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7. Somehow, a file system on windows is corrupt. I can still see windows files from Ubuntu as its working properly. I tried using windows recovery discs and ...
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Grub support for Triple Boot

Ok, so if you have moral conflicts on the EULA then think of this as an educational question. so I have been wondering if there is a way to triple boot Hackintosh in addition to my current setup. I ...
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Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using wubi.exe. For more than 8 months It was running fine. Today I booted into windows 7 then I shut it down properly and tried to boot Ubuntu. I started ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu without touching the MBR

TL;DR: Is there a way of doing a do-release-upgrade and being sure that it won't touch the MBR? Background: I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I have Truecrypt's bootloader in the MBR as I ...
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Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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Win 8.1 transfer to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu to my new Toshiba laptop, and at startup it asks which system I want to boot up, but Ubuntu will not boot. What do I have to do to solve this? How do I partition the hard drive? ...
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I want to boot Ubuntu from a old PC internal HDD with USB adapter

i have an HDD with Ubuntu from my old, broke notebook, i have a HDD2USB adapter and i need to boot it from this external HDD. If i take of the Win8 HDD and place the ubuntu's one, all work's fine, ...
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How to unlock Boot-loader of android Phone?

i Want to unlock boot-loader of android phone. Actually i want to dual boot the android phone with android and Ubuntu . For that i have to unlock boot-loader first . Whenever i run fast boot oem ...
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Not showing any bootable options on grub

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and trying to install windows 7 instead, but when I hold shift on start-up to open the grub menu, there's no other bootable options. I'm trying to boot from a CD but it doesn't ...
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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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lubuntu bootloader does not work properly

I am trying to install lubuntu on my older laptop. I have created a bootable CD and the install seems to go fine, but after I am prompted to remove the boot disk and restart, the computer boots ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 Pro (I know it's depressing I'm using Windows OSes still) and when I try to shrink the volume I am allowed only 2796 MB even though I have ...
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Switch to Ubuntu from Windows XP

I am currently using Windows XP on my laptop. I'm thinking of trying Ubuntu but if I don't like it, how hard is it to switch back? All the tech lingo is very confusing. Can I switch back and forth ...
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installing ubuntu 13.10 latest problem

I have 4 partition drive c,drive d,drive U ,drive e in my hard drive then I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on drive e which is empty .during the installation I use something else option..I make drive U: ext4 ...
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Can't install Kubuntu in UEFI Windows 8 preinstalled laptop

I know this problem has been raised several times, but I have spent nearly four days, but I couldn't solve my problem. I just bought a Sony laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8 with these ...
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installing media codecs without internet conncetion

i have a dual boot system with windows 7 and Ubuntu installed i want to install the multimedia codecs but i do not have an internet connection in Ubuntu but i do have a connection in windows , is ...
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can't boot windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6901378/ here is how my boot looks like can someone help me please I have tried boot repair auto repair but it didn't fix the issue. I'm kinda of a windows guy and don't ...
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Dual boot with Windows 8.1 on Toshiba Sattelite

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual boot on a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1 After learning how to disable Secure Boot and switch from UEFI boot to CSM boot I managed to boot UbuntU ...
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How to fix “No boot media found” on dual disk setup after UEFI Ubuntu installation?

I have desktop with Asrock 990FX with two SSD disks. The first disk is used for Windows 8.1, the second disk I would like to use for Ubuntu. I did boot a USB stick as UEFI, installation passed ...
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Which one to install first when dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to make Ubuntu and Windows Dual Boot.Now which one I should install first?
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Make Changes {Resize} in Linux Installed Partittion

I have installed LINUX in sda1 Partition. I don't have any other operating system other than linux in my PC. Now i want to install some other operation system and sadly I don't have enough space in ...
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How to customize GRUB menu entries (e.g. the name)?

I want to change the names of my os's in my grub and i want to change the default os... my grub version is "GNU GRUB1.99-21ubuntu3.14" I also want to know about any bugs that affect this GNU GRUB... ...
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Ubuntu Won't boot after Bootcamp Expansion

I have installed Windows 7 on a Bootcamp Partition, I had only 50 GB assigned to the partition but recently I expanded it with Camptune X, after finishing the expansion nor Windows nor Ubuntu wouldn't ...
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Is it safe to Defrag Windows 8 while dual booting Ubuntu?

I have owned my laptop now for about 8 months a feel its slightly slowing a bit and I think it is time for a Defrag. Should I be worried about windows 8 effecting the Ubuntu partion part of my ...
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GRUB destroyed Win7 boot loader, now neither work [closed]

I had Win7 on my laptop (technically still do) and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an unused portion of the drive. Ubuntu started up OK, but didn't work well with my wireless at work. So I tried to boot ...
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BIOS as bootloader

I am considering installing Windows next to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is installed on a small-ish ssd, and I would like to keep it clean. Can windows be installed on a second hard drive? Can I use the bios as ...
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Ubuntu won't install on unallocated space alongside Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 (preinstalled) Dell desktop. I used the Windows Partition Manager to shrink the main partition by 400 GB. The tool froze before confirming completion, but when I re-executed it, ...
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Installing ubuntu on a 16 gb ssd

I'm pretty new to linux, and I'm trying to make a dual boot now to try to learn it. But I'm having some difficulties because I want it in a pretty weird way. First of all, my laptop has 3 drives, a 16 ...
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How to install fresh ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit over 12.04 LTS 32 bit in dual boot alongside vista 64 bit on seperate disc partitions

I currently have Vista 64 bit and ubuntu 32 bit on two seperate disc partitions.I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit as i had mistakenly installed the 32 bit 12.04 a little while ...
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Wubi installation creates equal size separate virtual disks for root and usr

I like wubi install better than a standard install in a dual boot configuration but I have some issues here, namely I was never able to resize the usr virtual disk so I be able to install more ...
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Grub rescue after installing Ubuntu 13.10 next to window 8

I try installing Ubuntu 13.10 next to windows 8 on my laptop, but I was all the time booting on windows 8...so I execute a boot repair from a live USB... and since then I'm getting a nice black screen ...
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When installing installion type is blank (No options)

When i am trying to install Ubuntu it goes good int ill i get to the step Installation type step and when i am there i get no options and i know even before that i should get a option to duel boot and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work on my mac, what can I do?

i need some help with a macbook. Well, some months ago I have installed ubuntu and kali linux, on a HD external, and it works good on my macbook thanks to refit. Today I have installed refit, in my ...
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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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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on a hybrid drive via LiveUSB

I have been meaning to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10/12.04 (or Linux Mint 16) along side my Windows 8.1. I have a Lenovo U410 with a hybrid drive (30 gb SSD for cache, 750 HDD). I found it really difficult ...
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What do I need to do to preserve sda2 and sda4 paritions, and format sda3 for Ubuntu and part of it as swap area?

Been figuring out how to replace my windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for three hours now, and I need help. I have reached the point where I need to select a partition where to install ubuntu. I have ...
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screen goes blank when loading ubuntu 12.04 LTS for the 1st time

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Win 7(Win 7 in C:\ and ubuntu in D:). After I select ubuntu from Win 7 boot loader, a screen which contains some lines that goes off within a second to the next ...
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Kubuntu Installation disabled my windows partition

I tried to install, kubuntu 12.04, i tried to install it in the same partition than windows; i aready did it with Ubuntu and everything worked well, this time, the installation of Kubuntu gave me a ...
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Installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 12.10 with windows 8 already installed

I don't know that if it sounds confusing but what I want to do is that install windows 8 along with Ubuntu 12.10 (already installed). I have windows 8 previously installed as well and I want to ...
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How to delete Windows XP and integrate its partition to Ubuntu?

I currently have my machine partitioned with Windows 7 & XP; and since XP will soon no longer be officially supported I want to replace that partition with Ubuntu. However I also already have an ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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Going back to Windows, but don't know how? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu and thought I dual-booted it... But I didn't, so now I wanna go back to Windows (I have a Windows 8 CD) but when I insert the disk into CD/DVD drive and change my boot menu it ...