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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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Boot repair problems?

I have a windows 8 laptop (Compaq CQ45) I uninstalled 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. But know I installed windows 7. I cant get it on start-up to ask me what I would like to do. How can ...
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ubuntu dual boot Instalation instructions

I am installing Ubuntu to a dual boot system I have 2 Hard drives one has two partitions the other has one. I want to install Ubuntu to one hard drive. When I get to the partition screen and check ...
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Ubuntu didn't come on

After finishing the installation process and restarting the computer, Ubuntu didn't start, and no choosing option of which system I wish to use comes up. Only XP booted immediately. What to do now?
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What's the best way to reinstall Ubuntu on a partition already used for Ubuntu, but seemingly empty?

On my dual boot computer (XP/Ubuntu) with a 500gb drive, I recently had someone remove a virus from Windows XP. Although I asked him to leave the Ubuntu partition as it is, the partition seems still ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on Samsung series 5

I want to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04.4 LTS on my samsung NP300-E5X-S02IN laptop but I have heard a lot about the bricking problems in samsung laptops (probably because of problems in UEFI boot ...
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Problem with installation. Atleast 5.9gb free space required

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows with a bootable disc. However, it doesn't check the "at least 5.9gb free space" and I cannot click the "Continue" button. What I did: I kept 20gb of ...
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Can i recompile kernel in dualboot environment?

I need to fix a value hid-ids.h and compile kernel so that my device will work. But i'm on dualboot with windows 8. If this goes wrong can it damage grub or will this just affect my ubuntu ...
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Grub Boot-Loader Not Getting Repaired

I am getting no screen for selection of which OS to boot. I installed windows 8 over Ubuntu 13.10. In Boot-Repair i selected Recommended repair but later the repair failed and it gave me this URL ...
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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Will I have any trouble dual-booting an HP 250 G1

I was considering buying an HP 250 G1 laptop. I'd like to keep the copy of Windows 8.1 that comes installed on it, but dual boot with Ubuntu. I've been given the impression that the UEFI might give ...
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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...
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Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
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I need to skip the Grub menu on a dual-boot system [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, but I share the computer with my family who use Windows 7, so I want to skip the GRUB menu and allow to boot to Windows automatically, and to enter the GRUB only if I ...
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Upgrading to new version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

i recently have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then I notice that Ubuntu will release newer LTS version very soon. I have dual boot between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7, but what if I upgrading my ...
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i can't download ubuntu dual boot on galaxy nexus

When I try to install Ubuntu Dual Boot on my Galaxy Nexus, I get this error message when it starts to download: Please help, I would like to download ubuntu phone on my galaxy nexus
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Keyboard not working after installing Windows 8

I had Ubuntu on my Computer. I then installed Windows 8, after which I could not boot from Ubuntu. So I installed GRUB using Boot-repair from a Live USB. Now, when I boot and see GRUB, I can use my ...
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Laptop doesn't show systems menu while booting

Welcome all, I have installed Ubuntu 12.4 lts on win 8 with secureboot enabled now after installing it the PC boots directly to Ubuntu and I cannot access win 8 When use boot repair it asks me to ...
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No option for booting into ubuntu when sharing drive with windows 7

Using the 12.04 install DVD I installed ubuntu on the same drive as windows. It is defaulting to windows each time. How can I change this?
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Boot Repair doesn't work after Windows 8.1 Update [duplicate]

(The original title of this post was "Boot Repair doesn't work after April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update" since I wanted to highlight that this is not about the 8.0 -> 8.1 update, but the update for 8.1 ...
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GRUB does not list an option for windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8.1, and after that when I boot my computer the grub menu come up and I have the option to boot Ubuntu regularly, or in safe mode, but I don't have the ...
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Wubi or Live DVD?

I want to install Ubuntu on this machine. Is there any benefit to installing With live dvd compared to Wubi?
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Urgent! Grub error: no such device [closed]

I've been using Windows on my new computer for about 3 days, and now I decided to install Ubuntu. Now, I keep seeing the no such device error when trying to boot it up. I made a dumb decision and ...
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Booted up into grub rescue unable to bypass to other partitions

I had recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on to a hdd on my desktop computer which is already dual booting windows 8.1 and windows 7. The installation went fine the first time but I wanted to try to add ...
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Installed Xubuntu on XP system but cannot boot it

I just installed Xubuntu on a Windows XP machine. I left Windows XP on the machine, and made a new logical drive, E, to which I installed Xubuntu. During the installation, I was asked to install ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
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ubuntu 13.10 won't install it just reboot the pc when terying to install

im having a problem in installing any version of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 or inside it, it seems that the only solution is to format my pc but I don't like to do that. When booting from the usb ...
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My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so?
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Messing around with easy bcd, messed up MBR

So, last night i was messing around with easyBCD 2.2 trying to repair my legacy win8 MBR when i messed it up even worse. Before, when i started it it would go straight to GRUB2 and would boot into ...
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How do you open a terminal? [duplicate]

I was given the advice to open a terminal & type in some commands to try & repair my computer but don't know what a terminal is.Can someone explain please?
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Dual install problems

I realize this question has been asked by others but I can't seem to find a fix to my problem. I had Ubuntu 13.10 dual-installed with Windows 8. Everything was working perfectly, until I accepted the ...
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How do I install dual boot properly?? Last attempt corrupted MBR completely

Dell Inspiron n5110 with i5, 4gb Ram, 500gb HDD Windows 7 and UBUNTU 12.04.4. I booted off a Live USB and everything was great. I really want UBUNTU so I tried to do a dual install using the ...
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Partition problem with dual booting [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows Xp. Windows is on the C drive and I want to install Ubuntu on the D drive. When I get to the partitions table during installation, there should be a dev/sda ...
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no partitions grub error from a dual boot from windows seven after deleting the Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I deleted the Ubuntu partitions from window seven then I restarted the machine but it wont start up but I cant get back to windows seven.Instead I get a no partition grub rescue> error.I cant even get ...
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Dual Boot to Single Boot [duplicate]

I had installed two operating systems in dual boot mode with a grub menu i.e windows and Ubuntu. Now i have lost the password to Ubuntu OS. If i reinstall windows, grub will not take it and there will ...
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Completly remove windows from my computer

I had dual boot on my pc (windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10). I recently removed windows partitions and ended with the following partitions: I seem unable to use my unllocated space (Gparted doesn't let ...
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Help for this non-tech guy [duplicate]

I would like to download Ubuntu as a solution for the end of Windows XP. I have 1GB of RAM plus 80GB of hard drive space available. I would like to try Ubuntu and not get rid of Windows XP at the ...
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Install Ubuntu to a 15GB partition

I know this question is quite basic, but I am really new to linux and trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Y510p laptop which already have Windows 8 installed on it. What I want to do is to ...
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Overheating Laptop when Ubuntu is running?

I am currently using HP dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04. No problem with windows 8 but when I switch it in to Ubuntu, it getting heat so much. Even i cant work for much period of time it will ...
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cant install ubuntu on new asus g series laptop

I can't seem to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.10 on my new Asus G750JM-DS71 gaming laptop. I've been using Linux and Ubuntu for my professional work for years and I've never run into such a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I've read all other posts related with this topic. But I didn't get correct answer. My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx. I've tried to install Linux OS from USB after I've got it. It wasn't working. So ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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How do I control which drive Ubuntu installs to? [duplicate]

I have 2 320 GB drives on my computer. I have Windows 7 installed on Drive C: How do I install Ubuntu onto Drive D, and still have dual boot capability?
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Ubuntu Dual Boot

Is it safe to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung NC-110 netbook from a liveUSB, or does it have UEFI problems? I'd like to install Ubuntu alongside my current Windows 7 OS, but I googled "problems dual ...
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Problem connecting to some websites

I've some problem connecting to certain websites, using Ubuntu 12.04 in Dual Boot Windows 7. Websites like https://github.com/, https://developer.paypal.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ keeps on ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 13.10

I want to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10, but when I choose installation type it says: There is no recognized operating systems on my computer. So basically my options are either erase disc ...
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Partitioning HDD for dual Ubuntu

I have a lenovo Z570 with 4GB RAM and 750GB HDD with almost of 300GB of files, and Ubuntu 12.04 i386 installed. I moved some stuff around and moved the OS to a 50GB partition and the rest for the ...
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How do I change the boot sequence on my computer? [duplicate]

I have windows Vista and Ubuntu 13.1 on my computer. It keeps trying to default boot to Windows. How do I change this?
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grub rescue mode, “ error file /boot /grub/i386-pc/norma.mod not found” [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop ENVY m6, with 8 Gb of RAM and a 750 Gb HDD. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and I installed Ubuntu 13.04. It worked fine but after upgrading Ubuntu to 13.10 my laptop fails ...
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Lenovo y580, Windows 7 and Ubuntu (i Hope so…)

I love Ubuntu so I wanted to have one on my laptop. I have Lenovo Y580 with Core i3-3310m version. I have Windows 7 (for my work, unfortunetly) but I also wanted to have Ubuntu. My first attempt to go ...