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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 ...
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Destroyed windows partition

My sister was trying to install ubuntu on her laptop, on partitioning time she chose the automatic resize option, the problem is that now her windows partition is lost. I'm not sure of the options ...
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Serious installation problems

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop installer, extracted it and ran the wubi.exe as an administrator. An error window opened, saying: "The ...
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Can't boot win7 after installing ubuntu 12.04 how can i restore my win7?

I use flash disk to install my ubuntu 12.04 under win7 system, however i made a stupid mistake when I later know that I cant choose install ubuntu alongside with win7 (should choose advanced mode), ...
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Installing Windows 7 after Ubuntu on MacbookPro 8,2

I have an extremely long troubleshooting narrative, but here are what I believe to be the most crucial features. I own a MacbookPro 8,2. Currently running Ubuntu exclusively. I attempted to ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu full disk encrypted but Windows untouched

I have been dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 for a while now. In the past, I have used the "encrypt home folder" option to add (some) security to my installation (ie. now no one can easily steal my ...
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Installation instructions for dual boot Ubuntu and Windows

I've completed a new build and I would like to make it a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot system. I am brand new to Linux and, while I have done a lot of research into ways to partition my drives and so ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X option only gives me a few 30 Gigs

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Mac and I have 1 TB of memory. I inserted the install CD, selected a language, and did all that other stuff. When i clicked the "Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS ...
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Install Win 7 over XP on second hard disc drive

Before I get myself into serious trouble I thought I should ask some people who may know. I have researched this but still think I will get into some troubles. A few weeks ago I bit the bullet and ...
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Windows is not load from GRUB

So I installed ubuntu. And a little time it continues - i could to load windows from grub, and all was right. But something happened and now when I choose Windows 7 x64 on my grub list It says that ...
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Failed Ubuntu install - installing newer version

I have been using 12.04 for the last couple of months and just tried to update to 12.10 ( via the update manager). After the update & reboot I get to GRUB (Machine dual boots with Windows 7) and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer does not recognize Windows 7

I have been struggling with this for about 10 days with no luck. So after numerous installs of both OSs I now feel I need some help. I know there are many versions of this question posted already but ...
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After Dual Ubuntu Installation the boot screen doesn't updated?

Today I tried to install lubuntu13.10 on ubuntu10.04 by creating a separate partition(/dev/sda3). But after installation the boot screen doesn't updated. ie it only shows ubuntu10.04... While ...
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
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A broken Wubi has been detected. Ubuntu is unable to boot from hard disk

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.04 alongside my Windows XP from USB, but it won't boot from hard disk, only from the USB. I suspect that the reason is because I am unable to change BIOS to boot from ...
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setting up swap space on a triple boot system?

First off, OS: Ubuntu 13.10, Kali-Linux, Windows 7 Ultimate H/W: asus laptop, i7, 1tb hdd, 8gb ram Since my hard drive already had 3 primary partitions I cannot create a dedicated swap partition ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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Windows 8 Problem installing Ubuntu - Bios Setting

I have managed to install ubuntu 13.04 on my Samsung 370R, it said it was successful. But whenever I try to boot it, it does not allow. I have attached couple of printscreen photos of my bios. Can ...
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Side by side Operating System

I have a PC with MS-W7 installed. It is 64 bit with a 1Tb hard drive. Its fast enough and has enough RAM to take on a side installation of UBUNTU. I understand that when I install UBUNTU, the ...
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Install Ubuntu on Second Internal Drive fully seperate from Windows [duplicate]

Let's say I have Drive C:, and Drive D:. Drive C: has Windows 7 on it, and Drive D: is currently completely empty. I would like to install Ubuntu on Drive D: without adding a bootloader/GRUB to the ...
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Is it possible to hibernate Ubuntu and run secondary OS?

Is it possible to: hibernate Ubuntu, run secondary OS (say Windows 7), shut down secondary OS, resume hibernated Ubuntu, or not? Ubuntu should (AFAIK) hibernate to SWAP partition, which is not ...
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Using Ubuntu 13.10 aside Windows 8 fast boot

I've been looking around for mounting ntfs partition on Ubuntu with Windows 8 dual boot. I've found that the Fast Boot feature on W8 makes impossible to mount any ntfs in the same system. So, my ...
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confusion of space allocation /home and /HOME

I recently got a new W8 computer and followed this tutorial to get Ubuntu installed in dual boot. This is what my file system looks like: Device Directory Total /dev/sda6 / ...
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the dual boot is not working. ubuntu installed but startup is with win7 only [duplicate]

I have a win 7 laptop. Today I installed ubuntu 12.04 on it.. after installation, it asked for restarting the PC. I clicked on "restart". after that there should have been a dual boot option or option ...
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How do I reinstall ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro 11,3 to avoid problems

I do a lot of scientific programming and data visualization. My intention is to have a Mac partition, an ubuntu partition, and a free partition should I choose to install Windows 7 later. It would ...
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Best Format For Partition

Which format should I use as a storage partition between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10? I've been trying to change the ownership and permissions and discovered in my research that NTFS partitions aren't ...
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No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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debian and ubuntu on the same machine

How can I install debian and ubuntu on the same machine, I mean multi-boot, i've tried to install debian after ubuntu and there were grub problems, also I don't know can two "different" linux systems ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 installed in Toshiba Portege laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, try to boot it using USB, I did download the .iso, I did put it into the USB. I'm using Toshiba Portege, forgot which one. When I'm open the BIOS with F2, I can't boot it ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on computers and sell them? [duplicate]

I want to sell second hand computers, I buy them cheap, upgrade them with parts from broken computers I get free and then sell them for a profit (not much, about 20-30 € profit). Now, I used to ...
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windows partition deletion and adding it to ubunu

hie,I have installed ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7. I'v deleted one of my windows drive (E:) through some app "disks" in ubuntu.But as i do 'create a new partition' with type chosen as ext4.It ...
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Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
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GNU GRUB black screen on boot [not a duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot, and it has been working just fine in the past. I was working with Windows 8.1 today and chose Restart after being done and it took me to a black screen ...