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GRUB error-can i format HDD and fix it

I deleted my ubuntu partitions from windows XP now when i start up it says grub error.. i do not have any important information on my pc(all backed up to cloud) can i just format the whole thing and ...
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How to install Ubuntu 13.10 on Hybrid Disk alongside Windows 8.1

I am having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.10 on HP Envy 4-1046tx ultrabook. When i bought this, it came with windows 7 pre-installed, but i upgraded it to 8 and now recently to 8.1. But somehow, i feel ...
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Cant unmount my Hard Drive!

So I really want to dual boot windows xp and Ubuntu. But when I enter the installer for xp it says not enough partition space or something... So I go to unmount it and this is what I get... ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Installer freezes on partition recognition on Alienware M17x

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on an Alienware M17x, after bypassing the graphical problems with "nomodeset" (annoying!), I'm facing a rather different problem: I click on "Install Ubuntu", the ...
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Adding grub2 menu-entry for iso using grml-rescueboot

Following this official Ubuntu documentation page and the steps outlined under "Creating the grub2 Menuentry - grml-rescueboot", I tried to add an i386 desktop iso of the old Feisty Fawn (7.04) to the ...
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Help installing windows 8 partition

I have installed the most recent version of Ubuntu, I always loved Linux but this is the first time I have ever installed it on my PC. The fact is that I am a gamer and I wanted to install a ...
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External hdd boot entries added to GRUB after upgrade to 13.10

Long story short, I was using my laptop's internal HDD as an external one on my desktop, and I forgot to remove it when I was upgrading to 13.10. Now GRUB on my desktop has added entries for the ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu using SSD as cache

I'm new to the forum, and quite inexperienced working on Ubuntu, so be patient! haha. I recently bought a new Laptop and I'd like to install ubuntu, while keeping some of the features it already has. ...
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Dualboot help- windows stuck on windows loading when i try to boot it, ubuntu 13.10 works fine though

I installed ubuntu 13.10 the other day, and now when ever i try to get back into windows it keeps getting stuck at windows starting and the windows animation is still working, but it never loads. I ...
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hp probook 4540s no dual boot with linux

My problem is .. I have this laptop hp pro book 4540s with Win 8 after install Mint 15 and Ubuntu 13.10 I cant see the grub loader i mean when the machine start go directly to win 8 ?!! I did every ...
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Windows 7 won't boot? Tried Boot Repair (dual-boot) [closed]

I downloaded Ubuntu and installed it so that my computer was dual boot. The first day, Ubuntu and Windows both worked great. Unfortunately, the next day, after messing around on Compiz Config ...
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Computer not recognizing 13.10 as a boot option after install from live USB

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 64 bit and Saucy 64 bit on a non-UEFI i5 Sony Vaio (except with all Vaio stuff removed) laptop with 8 GB RAM. This is not my first attempt at installing Ubuntu; I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 with dvd

I'm a windows user thats wants to switch to Ubuntu as it is much better imo ( tried install with wubi (hd could only go up to 32gb)) so i decided to do a proper install using a dvd. I burned the dvd ...
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problem with setting up multiboot ISO usb using syslinux

I have followed this tutorial: http://blog.jakgibb.com/2013/01/03/creating-a-multiboot-usb-stick-using-syslinux/ I want to boot linux live ISOs directly from USB drive using syslinux instead of ...
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Mac OSX update broke booting Ubuntu

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot

First of all I'm Italian, so I apologize for my bad English. Second, I have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultra-book WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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All my files are gone

I am new to ubuntu, i tried to install it from a usb drive created by LiLi in windows, now when i reboot and start installing ubuntu, i did not get " install alongside windows 8 " option for a reason, ...
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grub menu problem in windows 8 dual boot

after install ubuntu 13.04 in pre installed windows 8 ,ubuntu is successfully installed but every time i start the system windows boot loader show both the os, in that windows 8 works perfectly ...
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booting directly in windows 8.1 after instaling ubuntu 12.04 lts

i installed ubuntu 12.04 lts over usb drive alongside my windows 8.1 and when installation was finished i pressed restart. And it booted directly in windows without asking me where do i wanted to go ...
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How to recover Windows files after new ubuntu installation wiped everything?

Well basically I was dualbooting Win8 and Ubuntu 13.04. I wanted to try out 13.10. So I booted a life usb and selected the option "Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and Install 13.10". And turns out the new ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive alongside my Windows 8.1?

How do I install Ubuntu on windows 8.1 alongside my external hard drive?
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Can I install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit alongside Windows 8 32-bit?

I am planning to dualboot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. My Windows 8 is a 32-bit OS. Can I install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit alongside it? My processor is 64-bit capable and my laptop is a relatively new ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8

I have an issue. When I install Ubuntu, I burn it on a disk and boot it, the installer opens and everything is fine till I come to the installation location. There I can just see my hard disk name ...
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Ubuntu can't boot after upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 without inserting a random remote disk/harddrive

The problem is so weird. I upgraded my laptop from 13.04 to 13.10. The upgrade went smoothly and I restarted the machine as required when the upgrade finished. After the restart, the grub menu was ...
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Removing Windows 7 from dual boot, what would be the best method out of the following options

Was wondering how I should remove windows, using gparted or reinstalling ubuntu as a single os? I have downloaded very little in ubuntu, so re-installing it wouldn't be a problem. Would this be a ...
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Purple screen on boot, iMac

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (special iMac iso found here) on the new iMac (dual boot). Installation of rEFIt was completed successfully, as well as the installation of Ubuntu itself. After the ...
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not logging in blank screen after login with system error message

when i start my pc it gets to the logon screen, then i put in the correct details. then a blank screen appears, and a message saying system error has occured, cancel or report now so i tried cancel ...
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line 7: can't open /dev/sda no medium found

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 but Ubuntu 13.04 installation hangs on this (I'm using USB) /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sda: No medium found /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sdb: No medium found ...
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Asus G75VX / Xubuntu 13.10 EFI installation Blank Screen

I am trying to install Xubuntu 13.10 on a G75VX laptop which has Windows 8 Pre-Installed. So my installation has to be in EFI mode. I've had Xubuntu 13.10 installed in it for a while on a different ...
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New installation not letting me boot to windows

I have an HP Pavilion running Windows 7. Not wanting to make any changes to my 1TB hard drive, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a separate 40GB hard drive in the same computer. After installation, I can ...
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Ubuntu will not install with dual boot

I have a Desktop with a 1 TB HD and Win 7 installed. When I try to install Ubuntu as a dual boot system the only option it allows is to write over Win 7. I've installed dual boot versions on other ...
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“Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel” after installing Ubuntu with UEFI

I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS second system with windows 7, UEFI. Made a LiveUSB, downloaded, started the installation. The installer showed four sections, one for efi already existed ...
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Need help to sort out partitions with Mac OS X + Ubuntu Dual Boot

I have a MacbookPro8,1 with a 500GB HDD, running OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. I used the Disk Utility app on Mac OS to create a new 50GB free space partition to install Ubuntu on. I installed rEFIt ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8 (non UEFI)

I just want to ask.. How to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 x64 with windows 8 x64 (non UEFI installation)? And can I use default windows 8 grub? Because I like it so much. Just search for the answer ...
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I did a factory reset on windows 7 and now I can't boot into Ubuntu, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I switched over to Ubuntu about a month ago after Windows 7 was corrupted and wouldn't boot anymore. I recently decided to restore Windows 7 so I could play a game on it. Unfortunately I had no ...
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How to get Ubuntu 13.10 installer to recognize Windows' existence?

Saw you posted this question, and comment: 13.10 and 12.04 discs say I have no Windows 7 on my hard drive Can't get it to work; similar problem. You wrote: "I was able to find a fix. the problem was ...
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Why do I have the Ubuntu OS although I uninstalled it?

When booting my PC with Windows 8 as my main OS, my Computer shows me two Operating Systems to boot either I uninstalled Ubuntu. I also can´t uninstall Ubuntu anymore and if I install a new Ubuntu ...
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Wifi home network authentication problem only with Ubuntu on laptop

I have a laptop that's currently configured as a dual-boot. The problem: I cannot connect to the Internet in the home wireless network through Ubuntu in the apartment where I currently live. The ...
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Grub-Customizer made Windows 7 disappear from Gurb2

I am running dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows7. I wanted to change the boot order in Grub2 to have Windows on top of the list. I installed Grub-Customizer on Ubuntu 12.04 using the following terminal ...
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what happens if we install two boot images in a pendrive?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 image in my 16 GB Moserbaer pendrive. i am willing to install another image in it with out losing this 12.04. i'm using Universal USB installer 1.9.4.3. Thank you.
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Recommended setup dualboot EFI

Let me firstly update you on my current situation: HDD 1: solid state drive (GPT) with Windows 8.1 in EFI setup (no secure boot, has EFI partition) HDD 2: regular hard disk (MBR) with Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 disabled track pad, brightness, sound on Lenovo Z570

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 using Ubuntu's software update. It seemed to go all right, however after the system restarted and booted up Ubuntu 13.10, it began experiencing several problems. Some ...
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Dual boot Win 7 Ubuntu - home and boot partitions have no mount point

After installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Windows 7 laptop, running Ubuntu Disk Utility showed the following partition information; /dev/sda1 NTFS, Bootable, Filesystem, Labled: System Reserved, 105MB, ...
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Flash Drives Installer?

I know I used to be able to install Ubuntu on a flash drive, then install it on a hard drive, using the flash, instead of a CD. Its been a few years since I've had to install from a flash drive, so ...
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No partitions in Ubuntu isntallation

Today, with the new version of Ubuntu, I have decided to install it in my laptot, but running with Windows 8, which is the OS I have installed now and that I don't want to uninstall, because I need ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezing on splash screen (boot screen) after upgrade from 13.04

I just updated my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 using the built in update software. After the restart it asked me to do, the system is stuck, frozen on the splash screen (ubuntu logo with all circles orange, ...
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Get windows loader before Ubuntu Loader [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer with windows 7 on it. Most of my games are installed in windows.So I would usually load into windows. After installing Ubuntu, it is the loader of Ubuntu ...
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Dual-Booting Ubuntu and Backtrack on a external HDD

Now I would like to install Ubuntu and BackTrack on the same external hard drive. I do not want Ubuntu live, because I use it often and I need it installed. However, I don't care about BackTrack. I ...
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Help with Grub2 needed post 13.10 updgrade. Grub sees my opensuse12.3 but when selected hangs with black screen.

This happened on last upgrade and I reinstalled opensuse. I want to avoid that this time. When opensuse controlled grub the options to boot either OS worked fine. The ubuntu one will not work. Are ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...