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Problem Dual Booting from grub into Windows 7

I am fairly new to linux I have a friend who is helping me out quite a bit and wanted me to come here to search for the next solution. I wiped my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 and loaded an OEM ...
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Can't Make Partition Larger 4GB [duplicate]

I am trying to setup dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.2. Right now I am using Windows 7. I have already burned the ISO file for Ubuntu onto a DVD. The problem is that I can't shrink my C ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.02

WiFi hardware not recognized and not on from first screens. No dual boot choice presented. No way to start Ubuntu. Help please
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no kernel loaded

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, which already had Windows 8.1 installed. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu but when I restart my laptop it boots to GRUB recovery: GNU GRUB version 1.97 beta 4 [Minimal ...
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Login Screen Crashes and enter without password in 14.04LTS?

I am using ubuntu14.04LTS in dual boot mode with window8.1. I have set the password for both, and in ubuntu whenever prompt for password it crashes. It wont allow me to put even the mouse_pointer ...
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GRUB Rescue - Cannot use insmod, msdos3 does not appear and bootable CD is not working. Please help

First, I must confess that I know almost nothing about Ubuntu, GRUB, GNOME, or anything else to do with Linux. I've been using Windows for as long as I can remember, so my experience with Ubuntu spans ...
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“Unknown filesystem” before creating a dual-boot system

I deleted and formatted my hard drive into two partitions one ext4 for Ubuntu 14.04 and one ntfs for Windows 8.1. Before I only had Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to begin by installing first Windows and then ...
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Laptop boots straight into Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have installed Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, but I have a problem, I can't boot into Windows because when I reboot or shutdown my laptop no POST or BIOS are displayed. I can't enter BIOS or ...
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No boot device found - boot repair

My HP laptop is not able to find a boot device at startup. I've looked at other threads to find a solution but non have been able to help so far. Some background info; I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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How to fix time error after dual booted Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1?

I recently dual booted my laptop in ubuntu 15.04 with Win 8.1. But every time when I open windows it shows a different time!!! windows time zone windows time is set to UTC, and Ubuntu time is also ...
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Boot problem after deleting dual boot Ubuntu with Windows

I had a dual boot installation (Ubuntu 14 LTS and Windows 8.1). Then I wiped the hard drive partition that Ubuntu was installed on. After that the grub bootloader was still there when I turned my ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Dual Boot on a 64 Bit Laptop with 4 GB RAM

I have a Sony Vaio, 64 bit laptop with 4 GB RAM. Before installing windows, I created portions as 50GB NTFS for Windows 7, 200GB NTFS & rest unpartioned for Ubuntu. Installed Windows 7, which went ...
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Just installed Ubuntu and during boot am given a choice but unable to choose

i decided to try out this Linux thing, so i installed Ubuntu. Unfortunately after it completed the installation a final reboot happened after which i was prompted a choice for which OS i'd like to ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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Is it possible to remove and reinstall Ubuntu without affecting Windows?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my system (dual boot), Everything was working fine until graphical interface of Ubuntu crashes after updating it to 14.04.2 (unity fails to start after ...
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unable to boot linux

I have installed linux on my brand new alienware area 51. When I start it up it loads directly into windows. If I press F12 for options Linux is nowhere to be found. I have tried using boot repair to ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu from a pre-installed Windows 8? [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked a lot of times, but I've been searching and I didn't find a solution. I have two partitions, a partition with Windows 8.1 and another partition with Ubuntu ...
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14.04 crashes at select installation screen

I am new to Ubuntu, so thanks for the help! I am trying to perform a dual boot on my windows laptop, to add Ubuntu. I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 onto a USB and booted it up on my asus eee pc laptop. At ...
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My Ubuntu installation did not result in a dual boot menu option

I thought that I was installing Ubuntu version 14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso properly on my laptop (created a bootable USB, checked it for errors and found none, and installed it followed the simplest ...
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Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
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Can't boot any live cd anymore [on hold]

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after changing motherboard

My computer was no longer booting, so I took the hard drives out and I put them in a different computer (i.e I swapped motherboards). I had a dual boot Windows Vista OS and Ubuntu 10.14 (I think). For ...
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Windows 8 Doesn't Appear in Grub

I am trying to get Windows 8 to appear under my Grub menu. Here's some background details: Boot Info Script: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10871014/ CPU: Intel 4790k MB: Asus Hero VII UEFI Bios GPU: EVA ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 desktop on Windows 7 Amd64 [duplicate]

I downloaded the 14.04.02 iso, burnt a DVD, but when I try to boot the DVD I get the following error: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Please help. I am a novice ...
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Installation problem of ubuntu 14 - no GRUB menu [duplicate]

After completion of installation of Ubuntu 14.04 from a disk with option 'by erasing existing Ubuntu 12. and reinstall' I found the message that' system will stop' but it will not automatically ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook

So, I recently bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and have I've tried everything to wipe Chrome Os off the SSD or to "Legacy Dual Boot" to run a full blown Linux Distro. So in my efforts to get a full ...
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Dual booting machines

Is it possible to run a dual boot machine by installing Windows on one hard drive in the machine, and installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive inside the machine?
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error after creating partition

I have a duel boot pc windows7 and ubuntu 14.04. windows is installed in c:/ and ubuntu in on d:/. I had shrinked the volume of c:/ and created a partition named e:/. Then after restart I get the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 showing as external device, not separate OS beside Win8

I recently did an update of Windows 8, and since then my toshiba satpro will only boot into Windows, and Ubuntu shows as an external drive in the restart menu. I have tried using easybcd to change ...
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14.04.2 Installer detects partitions, but not other OSes [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my SSD. I've just installed Windows and I'm not too far in to wipe or modify if necessary. The ubuntu 14.04.2 installer detects my ...
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Using Wubi to install directly into a blank partition?

My intention is to shrink my current windows partition to make a new fresh partition into which I can install Ubunutu. I currently don't have access to anything that I could use to create a bootable ...
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post install boot error

After installing Ubuntu 14.0 (3 or 4, not sure) as dual boot with Win 8.1, the selection offers both but when Ubuntu is selected, the ubuntu\winboot\wubldr.mbr file cannot be found. That file, ...
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how to dual boot windows and Ubuntu, using an MSATA for the new OS (ubuntu)

my situation is as follows. I have a laptop, with windows 8.1 on a 240gb SSD. only 25gb are available. I want to install Linux Ubuntu. my laptop has a 16gb MSATA installed. I want to put Linux ...
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Windows + Ubuntu dual boot not happening

This question might be a repeat of several other questions. But I have tried most of the solutions and beaten my head to understand the remaining. To no avail, however. So I basically have two ...
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Noisy HDD in Ubuntu

I have dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04. I found that in Ubuntu in many cases,my HDD is noisy and my computer is freezing and really slow especially when I'm using JetBrains products (CLion, ...
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Question about moving Ubuntu partition guide step 6: grub-install -d

I've been following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MovingLinuxPartition and I have a question about step 6. It tells me to run sudo grub-install -d /media/<new partition ...
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Dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu error, can't install

I'm beginner with Linux, and I want to make Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1, so I've process like on this video. But when I restart my computer (with F12) on USB storage and that I want ...
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How to install ubuntu mate 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in two partitions but I now want to remove one partition and replace it with ubuntu mate 14.04. But I dont know how to do that. Please help. Also I have some doubt over ...
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How to set windows (8.1) boot manager as defualt

I would like to set the windows boot manager as the default boot manager instead of grub, could someone please help me out? I've been on google for a while and all i can find are instructions for ...
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Dual Boot | TRY (hd0,0)! EXT2

I am trying to Dual-boot my HP Pavilion G7 with Windows 7(or 8.1) and Ubuntu (installed first). However each time I go through the process I end up with nothing but a broken Ubuntu boot and a working ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 wants to install along windows 8 i don't have windows 8 i have 7

Like the title says. I boot from USB and it shows to install alongside of windows 8 the problem is I don't have windows 8 i have windows 7 Why is it telling me I have windows 8 install i only have ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after reininstalling ubuntu 14.04

I had Windows 7 at first and i needed Ubuntu for some project , so dual booted windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and was working perfectly . Then ,got some issues with Ubuntu so reinstalled Ubuntu again . ...
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Dual boot RHEL 7 with ubuntu 14.10 installed

I have an old machine with processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz with 64 OS support but does not supports VT and I am doing my RHCE certification in RHEL7 and I want to dual boot my ubuntu ...
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Not able to boot to already installed Windows and Ubuntu in Hard drive

I am facing problems with OS booting of my laptop. I had a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. I generally work in Ubuntu and one day when I started my system Ubuntu wasn't booting up. It ...
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Grub dont shows after windows 8.1 update [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed in dual boot with windows 8 with grub2 as boot manager. The problem arose when the updated windows 8 for windows 8.1, now grub is no longer displayed when starting ...
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What is next step? I can boot from CD bot not from disk [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu-14.04.2 on my HP elitebook 8440p laptop. I set it for dual boot with windows 7. I set up a 100GB partition for Ubuntu. The laptop has 8GB of RAM and intel core i7 processor. I ...
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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Windows to Linux || /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I am a computer science major and I have been a Windows user since I was a toddler. However after doing a little research on Linux I was intrigued enough by its power and customization to give it a ...
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Issues dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on Lenovo z50-70

I've attempted unsuccessfully several times to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on my new laptop. Initially Ubuntu 14.04 did install, but I was unable to boot it, after trying various things. I ...