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windows loading instead of ubuntu

I have a windows 8.1 preview (upgraded from 8) on my system. I have one HDD or 1 TB, with one drive 228 GB for ubuntu. I downloaded 13.04 (64 bit) from ubuntu's site. used pendrivelinux to create a ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...
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How to do a fresh re-installation of Ubuntu safely on dual boot?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 installed on different partitions. I want to do a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 when it comes out. But for that I would have to remove Ubuntu 13.04. I want to ...
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Secure boot prevents loading of Windows 8 in Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop (x64) onto my Windows 8 machine. Ubuntu loads fine however, on the boot menu when I select boot Windows 8 it comes up with a series of errors: I also have ...
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Is there any easy way to get Ubuntu back after reinstalling windows 8?

Apparently I can't use the grub> root(hd...) trick from a LiveCD because GRUB can't find itself. It is on /dev/hdb5. There are 3 hard-drives. One has Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13, one has Ubuntu 12, and ...
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GRUB not showing on startup

I have a laptop dual booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13. When the computer boots, it goes straight to windows. The only way I can get to grub is to reboot windows into advanced boot mode with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 Dual boot UEFI Windows 8 Preinstalled CX21903W Ultrabook [duplicate]

Hi i have a problem trying to install ubuntu. The machine is a CX Ultrabook model CX.21903W Intel I5 with 500GB hard disk, 8 GB ram and 32 GB SSD. From Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 ...
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Can I run Ubuntu 12.04 concurrently with Windows 7? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop. Will i be able to install it without removing the windows 7 OS. I would like both of them.
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I cannot get to install Ubuntu

Every time I try to install Ubuntu I get errors. I get the same error: Invalid argument The versions which I've tried so far are: 11.04 12.04 13.04 I don't have CD's so I have mounted the ...
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I can't find my “WIndows 8” Partition

My girlfriend had her Dell Pre-Installed with Windows Vista when she bought it,then she upgraded it to Windows 7 and then 8.Since she wanted an Operating System which is fast and powerful i suggested ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, and W8 won't boot anymore

I've bought a Dell laptop with W8 pre-installed. I didn't like W8 much, so I wanted to try Ubuntu, but without uninstalling W8. So yesterday I installed Ubuntu, and it was extremely convoluted thanks ...
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Updating to Ubuntu Studio

I would like to install Ubuntu Studio on my computer which has currently a dual boot Ubuntu_13.04/Windows_7. Surfing in the internet I saw that it is possible to upgrade Ubuntu to Ubuntu Studio. The ...
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ubuntu alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

i just bought myself a new laptop that comes with windows 8 pre installed .. now i hate windows 8 .. i wanted to know ..if i uninstall windows 8 and install windows 7 ,will the UEFI thing go away ? i ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 With Win7 Dual-Boot

I had been using Ubuntu for a little while now and I must say very nice a few hardware compatibility issues but that's not why I am here. I have recently uninstalled Ubuntu because I did not feel safe ...
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Is Ubuntu Really This Much Slower Than Windows? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire One (2 gig memory, 113G disk available) from the www.ubuntu.com site using the Windows Installer option. It is even slower than Windows. I could make a sandwich ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu CD on UEFI new laptop (Toshiba Satellite L850)?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a new Laptop coming with Windows 8. I have read that only 64 bits are compatible with UEFI, so I tried the 32 bit and now the 64 bit. I disable the Secure Boot ...
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Install 12.10 on Macbook 6,1

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 besides MacOSX 10.6 on my Macbook 6,1. I found some instructions like here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook/TripleBoot But these are pretty old and I'm not ...
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I can't make my Windows 8 boot loader to run Ubuntu or even ask me which OS to run as dual boot!

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as secondary OS on my laptop. The primary OS I have is Windows 8. So I have partitioned drive where NTFS is for Windows 8 and other partition is EXT4 for ...
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Can't boot in Ubuntu after windows upgrade

After my lastest update for Ubuntu and Windows XP, I got a Grub error on booting the next day. ls lists the following (without () ): sd0 sd1, msdos sd2 sd5 sd6 When I tried to get into one with (...
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Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot on a small SSD

I'm thinking about buying a laptop with a setup like this: - 750 GB HDD - 32 GB SSD It comes preinstalled with windows 8. I would like to dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 with it on the SSD and I'm wondering ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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grub not showing when installed on a separate boot partition

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 using a different partition for the /boot (I don't know why exactly I did this, I remembered reading somewhere on the web about this). The thing is that after this ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted [duplicate]

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop. I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 along on separate partition. After a few days I mistakenly deleted the Ubuntu partition. Now I every time I start my laptop it don'...
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Ubuntu will NOT load, any method that I try

I tried windows installer, did not work. USB Drive, did not work. LiveLinuxUSB, nothing. CD-ROM, I got somewhere with this actually. By using the other three methods above, a colorful screen would ...
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Share home directory between Linux and Windows dual boot

This question is somewhat similar to How to use Windows Share has home directory, but in this case Windows is not running. I have installed a dual-boot configuration with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows. My ...
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GRUB disappeared after recent Ubuntu 12/Win7 install?

I recently installed Win7 and Ubuntu 12 on a new build. Installed windows first, as recommended, and then Ubuntu on the remaining unused drive space. Everything was working fine, grub allowed me to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation terminated due to fatal error

I am trying to do this since along time now, I have windows 7 on my hdd but the boot loader seems to not work since I had already tried installing ubuntu once. how do I get the boot menu back? also, I ...
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12.04 refuses to install with Windows 7

I have a desktop computer with windows 7 installed on it. Recently I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned the ISO image on a new blank DVD. After successfully burning DVD, I booted from the DAD. Ubuntu ...
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error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. Dual boot with SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” after install on SSD I am currently trying at get an dual boot computer work, where the Ubuntu 12.04 system is spread over two ...
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How to Install Linux Bootloader to root

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 but its bootloader should be installed to linux root and not to MBR because i want Windows 7, Mac OSX Lion and Ubuntu 11.10 with Chameleon Bootloader as default Loader.
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How can I uninstall and reinstall ubuntu from a dual boot system?

I have attempted to remove Ubuntu from a dual boot system (Windows XP, SP3) by deleting partitions, using both the Ubuntu install CD and GParted. Neither worked for me; instead, all I did was manage ...
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How can I get into Ubuntu 11.04 when there's no boot menu for it?

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.04 along with my existing Vista and I see no boot menu for it on start up. I Googled for it and got the answer that let me modify the grub file and then execute update-...
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Partitioning to enable dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu reinstall

I have decided to shrink my hdd by 30GB to facilitate a Win 7 and 11.04 dual boot. The 30GB partition will sort of be my permanent ubuntu partition. My question is when installing 11.04 on the 28th, ...
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Booting from a USB drive with an existing dual-boot environment

I have an Ubuntu 10.10 / Windows 7 dual boot environment. Occasionally, I want to boot directly off a USB stick or USB-connected portable HD and either by-pass the dual-boot GRUB loader or add a boot ...
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Unable to enter BIOS setup utility before grub bootloader appears

I have a Dell Inspiron 7537 with a Core i7 processor. I used to dual boot Windows and Linux, which was fine. However later, I ended up booting from Ubuntu 16.04, and making that the only OS installed ...
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How to set Ubuntu to boot first instead of windows 10? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 10, following the steps outlined in http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2015/11/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-alongside.html. However, when I boot my ...
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I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10

I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10, everything seemed fine untill the laptop restarted and I got the black command screen saying grub rescue. All ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Boot Repair is not working (No Boot Menu)

I installed Windows 8 first and then Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Ubuntu 14.04, there was no boot menu, so I booted a live USB and used recommended repairs on boot-repair but there is still no boot ...
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Can I uninstall ubuntu and install lubuntu without causing my dual boot system to go awry?

I love unity, but my system isn't up to par. My system often hangs up while coding, and it's very annoying. I was thinking of switching to a lighter DE. So, I installed budgie. But, the problem still ...
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how to know on which window drive(C,D,E), my ubuntu is installed [closed]

My ubuntu is installed on /dev/sda11 partition , but how to know on which window drive(C,D,E) , ubuntu is installed
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installing ubuntu and starting windows isn't in boot option

I didn't installing ubuntu alongside my windows7. I have windows7 installed in my ssd and ubuntu in another. Right before I install ubuntu, I unplugged all my other hdd. 1st because it the ubuntu ...
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error no such partition. Grub rescue mode [duplicate]

I want to remove the ubuntu operating system from my laptop so I formatted the ubuntu drive (previously had dual booting) But now I run in grub rescue mode. I checked the other forums and tried the ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 16.04 without damaging Windows 10 in a dual-boot?

I had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop before. Because there were some problems, I upgraded it to Ubuntu 15.10, unfortunately the upgrade didn't complete(even though Ubuntu can boot)....
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Windows 10 causes errors in Ubuntu when accessing NTFS drive [duplicate]

Ever since I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 I have been getting the following annoying error in Ubuntu after improperly shutting down windows 10. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/chase/...
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Can I shrink another drive apart from C to make space for Ubuntu installation?

My C drive has 100 GB space 50% of which is used. I have four different drives. (One physical HDD worth 1TB). Can I shrink A drive which is 263 GB and take out 30 GB space from it for /home and swap? ...
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Should I partition 256GB SSD to install Ubuntu?

I need to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu, but 256GB is really a small space to partition. Moreover, I have heard that partitioning SSD is not a good choice, tell me if I am wrong. I have read this on ...
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How to bypass or stop the very long run times of grub2/os-prober?

Whenever I upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 and there is a kernel upgrade, the update process takes a very long time when running (os-prober) and also generates the grub configuration multiple times. And for ...
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Operating system boot manager for Ubuntu 16.04

I am still new to Ubuntu, in the sense of how to go about installing and finding programs. I dually installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside my Windows 7 professional. I want to play with Ubuntu till i can ...
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Unable to mount second hard drive [duplicate]

I have a machine with two hard drives. One hard drive is dual-boot, and has both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 installed. The other hard drive is reserved for storage. Until recently, this storage hard ...