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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, log to a black screen

I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Grub menu does not permit to choose Window 8.1

I've faced the issue of dual OS booting from the single HDD ( using BIOS desktop ),Ubuntu boots promptly ignoring "->" keys strikes - Is it an improper installation or BIOS causation I wonder? ...
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Can I install Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04?

I've accidentally deleted Windows 8.1 when doing an attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04. But my grub does show me Windows (UEFI). When i put in my DVD, install disc for Windows 8.1, it doesn't react to ...
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Dual boot problem with Windows XP

My computeres run Windows XP at the moment. I have tried an installation of Ubuntu on one machine but have experience considerable problems with booting after installation of Ubuntu - the dual boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 partition [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit alongside Windows 8.1 64-bit for several hours, but i can't seem to find the solution to actually installing it without removing my Windows 8.1 from the ...
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Wifi doesn't turn on

I have a HP Elitebook6930p and windows7 installed in it. I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTE along side windows and my wifi was working just fine until then both in ubuntu and windows 7. After I restarted ...
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can't install ubuntu along with windows 8.1 [duplicate]

respected person I have an laptop hp pavilion g6-2312 ax,runs windows 8.1(uefi boot loader) actually wanted to install ubuntu along with windows 8.1 and came to know that ubuntu runs on mbr and don't ...
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“your system is running in low graphics mode issue”

i dual booted my windows 8 pc with ubuntu 13.10. when i select ubuntu from boot menu then i got an error message saying that "your system is running in low graphics mode".i am using hp pavilion ...
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Lost Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 8.1 install at 2nd partition

Greetings to everybody, not sure if anyone had the same issue previously, but could not find any similar (or i wasnt that patient to search :) and in that matter i apologize if am making duplicate ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu on Raid system with UEFI Windows 10

Details of Raid: Type: Hardware RAID 0 (Stripe) Member Hard Drives: 1) SSD 70GB 2) HDD 160GB 3) HDD 250GB Size: 180GB I see.... However I made this specific setup because as you can see I had ...
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How to dual boot fresh install windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with a BIOS?

I'm currently installing windows 8.1 on my laptop to take up the whole partition. While that's being set up I want to see how I can dual boot ubuntu 14.04 LTS with it. My computer has a BIOS so UEFI ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 windows 7 dual boot problem

Initially, I have installed windows 7 Ultimate on my lenovo laptop. Later, I did install Ubuntu 14.04. It shows the dual boot option when booting. But if I select the Windows loader option then it ...
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Issues installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 PC but works on other Windows 8 laptop

I downloaded the iso and created a liveUSB with Universal USB Installer. When I boot to the device, I have a choice to boot from USB: Sandisk 2GB or UEFI: Sandisk 2GB. I have the same result with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot Resolution Broken (Only 2 resolutions to choose from)

Recently I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with my Windows 7 64b Home Prem. Here is my specs: AMD FX 6300 6 Core clocked at 3.5/6GHz nVidia GeForce EVGA GTX 750ti 2GB w/ ACX Cooling 1TB HDD (500GB ...
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How can I get grub2 to boot a different option only on the next boot?

I am setting up a dual booting headless linux / windows machine. I mostly want the machine to always boot up to Ubuntu, except for occasionally when I need to test something in windows. I've ...
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I screwed up a dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 14.04.1) so bad that no OS will load and I had to buy Windows again [duplicate]

So heres what happened: I had Windows 7, partitioned so that 64GB of unallocated space would be used to install Ubuntu side by side Windows 7. My live CD booted up and gave me the error message: Could ...
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Ubuntu partition sizes

Today I bought a Lenovo G510 Laptop (4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive) and need install both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have some questions regarding this. What OS should I install first ? What are the ...
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Windows 8.1 wont boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 (2 drives separate drives)

I have windows 8.1 64bit on my ssd and I installed ubuntu 14.04 64bit on a second hard drive. The PC boots the drive that is first in boot order. Thats the only way to choose OS. What can i do to make ...
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Ubuntu and Windows common files

I am currently thinking about installing dual boot ubuntu and windows 8.1 And I have like 190GB Music file. Is there anyway that I can access both from ubuntu or windows to the music files without ...
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32-bit ubuntu 14.04 on 64-bit system (dual boot)

I have a W7 64-bit laptop w/ external monitors. Wanted a clean W7 reinstall, and wanted to add ubuntu 14.04 to make it dual boot machine to try it out. I thought it might be dicey but doable myself. ...
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Dual Boot-Microsoft Word

I have windows 7 alongside with Ubuntu 14.04, but my windows is not working anymore(blue screen of death). What I want to do, is to open and use microsoft word from my ubuntu. Is that any close to ...
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Closed laptop lid during installation, black screen

I tried to perform an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 using a LiveUSB. I selected a 17GB disk to install Ubuntu on. The disk was empty according to Windows, and ...
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How to remove Grub from Surface Pro MBR?

I have tried fixboot and fixmbr, both say "the operation completed sucessfully" however whenever I boot the surface, the logo flashes and than I am directed to grub's command prompt and the only way ...
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Laptop doesn't boot, fails loading the GRUB bootloader!

I-m facing a very annoiyng issue with my laptop that has a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Since I don't know why the GRUB bootloader stopped to work and the laptop can't load. I'm ...
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How to install and launch grub-customizer through the GUI?

I have always been a windows user. Thought I would try kubuntu to see how I liked it. I would like to make windows my default, so I downloaded grub-customizer to reset the boot. I really do not ...
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Uninstall ubuntu on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu (14.04) on my Windows 8.1 (4 Go RAM, 64 bits) by means of a bootable USB. After having partitioned the HDD, the installation was successful. However, I had an issue to boot into ...
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Creating swaps in extended partition

I have the following Disk partition setup- http://imgur.com/rz2HvMb I want to do the following- delete partitions sda1, sda2 and sda4 but keep sda3. create extended partition in place of sda4 and ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my laptop. I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 over it so i can boot into any of these. I have the iso file for windows 8.1.
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Can I have my software on a different partition than the base installation?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 alongside an existing Windows 8.1 installation (following the guide on Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)). ...
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Crashing while making boot partition

I'm try to install Ubuntu 14.10 next to the Windows 7. I use something else methode and create: ex4 /boot(500 MB) swap area (2048 MB) ex4 / (19000MB) But when I try to install Ubuntu, it crashes ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu… now only have Windows

I've had Ubuntu 12.04 for about a year now, resisted upgrading because everything works fine. Finally I gave in because I noticed many Windows applications on Wine just aren't working anymore. I ...
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Fix grub with dual boot on different drives

I have windows 7 installed on C drive and Ubuntu 14.04 on another one. When I boot I got into grub rescue. Luckily I've found the solution ( somewhere on stackoverflow) to "mount" drive manually by ...
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Installed ubuntu alongside Windows 8, interface is very small

Here is a picture of the problem: http://imgur.com/ID2NKnG I have had this problem before on windows after I had it plugged into the TV via HDMI. When I unplugged it the same thing happened (where ...
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How to uninstall dualboot Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 dualboot

So I used This Tutorial to install dualboot. I stopped at step 7 because everything was fine. Now I want to have it become just a normal Windows 8.1 machine. I have a USB recovery drive that I took as ...
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I reinstalled Ubuntu, and I can't see my windows 8.1 anymore, where is my Windows files? [duplicate]

Previously I unsuccessfully installed Ubuntu at the end of installation it told me that could install bootloader. So I loaded windows from my USB drive and decided to reinstall Ubuntu with out any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Problem with windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1 in my PC and want's to install Ubuntu with it. When i run the setup and boot to that point where it ask for different options, i choose Install inside windows 8.1. It said reboot is ...
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Reinstallation of GRUB fails

I have installed W7 as a second OS with dual boot on my notebook which was already running Ubuntu 14.10. W7 was installed on the HDD. For Ubuntu the /home and /usr/share are installed on the HDD and ...
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Install Ubuntu in dual boot on an encrypted partition

I'm totally new to Linux and I'm trying to achieve something, but I don't know if my plans are okay. I would like to have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu in dual boot. Windows is on my RAIDed SSDs, and I ...
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Is it possible to resize/move root and encrypted home partitions in Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data? [duplicate]

There seems to be quite a few pages on how to re-partition a hard-drive without lead to loss of data. There are also pages that state that it is not possible with encrypted drives, and other stating ...
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Passing Disc space from Linux to Windows

I have to OS installed: ubuntu 14.04 LTS and MS Windows 7 Pro. Linux system: 1) System Partition 50GB, 30GB free 2) Home Partition 100GB, 60 GB Free 3) Swap Partition 8GB Windows 7: 1) There is ...
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Can't boot after deleting EFI boot- and Windows-partition

I got an HP Split x2 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I deleted it, and installed Ubuntu. However, I was wanting to play a few games that didn't work too well on wine, so I created a NTFS partition and ...
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Swap partition not working

Ubuntu gives me an error on boot saying it can't find my Swap partition. I ran free -m and this was the result. It says I don't have any swap memory. I can't post any images but these were the ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found - also Windows7 dual boot failure after second install!

Installation is on an MSI-7680 MB, with i7-2660 processor, 8G, and 1 TB disk. Procedure followed is per instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows using the ...
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Turning 3 Ubuntu installations and one windows7 installation to one Ubuntu installation and one windows7 installation

I currently have 3 Ubuntu installations (one 32 bit 14.04, one 32 bit 14.10 and a 64 bit 14.10) and a windows7 installed on my system. I want just one windows7 installation and one 64 bit 14.10 ...
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Ubuntu is not detected after installing with Windows 7

I had Windows 7 installed on my laptop initially. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the option of "separate partition". Installation was successful but when system restarts, it doesn't detect ...
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Unable to copy files from Windows partition into Lubuntu

I'm running Lubunto OS right now, navigated to the Windows 7 partition using the file manager, navigated further into the wallpaper folder in the Windows partition, copied a wallpaper file. Next, I ...
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OS selection screen not showing on startup

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a separate hard disk twice. First time I put the boot loader on sdb but it goes straight to Windows 8.1 on startup. So I installed the second time with boot loader on sda ...
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Extended Partition (Partition 4) does not start on physical sector boundary for a dual boot system

I have recently installed both windows and linux (64 bits). Upon typing sudo fdisk -l I get the out put below. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...
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Make Linux and Windows share localhost (webserver) files and database

I'd like to have ubuntu and windows share my htdocs and mysql databases for local development. This isn't a web-facing site, just for personal development use. Is there a way to do this? Is this a ...
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Install Ubuntu Single Boot (Without Windows)

I'm a scientist who must use Linux, because this OS is free (open source), and I want change from Windows to Ubuntu. The problem is, how make my PC (Laptop) just have one OS (Linux) without Windows ...