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Burg boot loader themes are not working

My Burg Boot Loader in Ubuntu 14.04 , isn't showing themes. I have Tried Installing Burg Many Times by different methods . but the themes are not working at all They are not shown up on burg-emu nor ...
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GParted - Recursive partition on /dev/sda

I am kind of a noob at Ubuntu/Linux, so please forgive any of my mistakes. So I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 which dual boots Windows 7 and Xubuntu. It used to have a partition for Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Grub 2 detects incorrect partition for windows

Windows 7 is present on /dev/sda3, but grub 2 detects Windows 7 on /dev/sda1. How can I configure Grub 2 so that it will always point to /dev/sda3 for Windows 7, even if later on I do a sudo ...
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How to Partition my 1tb HDD into different partitions for use of dual boot plus one partition for the data?

Here is how my HDD looks like on Gparted, Partition | File System | Label | size | Flags /dev/sda1 | fat32 | DELLUTILITY | 350.00 MiB | diag /dev/sda2 | fat32 | ...
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How to install Windows 8 alongside pre-installed Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to know how to install windows 8 alongside already installed Ubuntu OS and what are partitioning scheme is best for this situation? I found alot of dual boot topics but they talk about ...
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How to replace Linux Mint by Kubuntu?

I have Linux Mint alongside Windows, I want to replace Linux Mint by Kubuntu alongside Windows[(i.e) without affecting Windows]. When I install Ubuntu I can see the option, Erase Linux Mint and ...
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Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu, Grub Problem

I'm a linux novice trying to get a windows/ubuntu dual boot working. I can access both OSs ok, but only by navigating through a series of strange BIOS menus for Ubuntu (Windows boots automatically). ...
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Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu: UEFI vs MBR clean install

I know that similar questions have been asked, and I've researched all over the net for a concise, clear answer to this, but I have not been able to find a suitable solution. I just built a new ...
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Disk Partition using disk utility on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Laptop which is running Ubuntu12.04 Lts. The ubuntu was pre installed in the sysytem. It has a 1 tb harddisk capacity. I want to have a dual boot installation . I want to install ...
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I updated ubuntu to 14.10 and now weird things are happening

So I update my computer from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. It finishes installing and I restart the computer and choose the option "ubuntu" it changed to a purple screen and stayed like that for ever. I ...
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Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/9597237/ I have an Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting with Windows 8. I want to be able to switch back and forth, but that seems to be an iffy proposition. The Windows was installed ...
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Windows Invalidated after GParted partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer on a tiny 20 GB Partition. I decided this was far too small, so I used GParted, resized the partition to an 80 GB partition, and Reinstalled the GRUB ...
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How to start Unity3D Pro with Wine

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 Dual-boot with Windows 8.1 Pro and I have Unity Pro 4.5.5 on my Windows OS. I have the activated Unity on Windows and I tried to start it in Wine but it says "Error initializing ...
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Ubuntu UEFI entry deleted. I need to restore or push another

I reinstalled Windows 8 yesterday. My mistake was deleting the EFI partition, so the entries for Ubuntu have gone. Now, I have lost Grub and my PC boot Windows automatically. There's any way to push ...
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Unable to automatically boot to grub

I am running ubuntu 14.10 in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, and I was having no trouble until I tried testing out TAILS and couldn't find it in grub, so I installed rEFInd. I later tried uninstalling it, ...
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Cannot get Windows boot option after ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 after which I cant use my Windows 7 in HP 8540w. I don’t see any option for Windows. I did opt for something different while partition. I created 3 partitions for /home, Linux ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...
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Need to dual-boot Ubuntu with Yosemite

I initially followed this guide. I installed rEFInd. I booted from my USB, installed Ubuntu, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen with a blinking _ and nothing really happens. ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 on Lenovo G505s Purple Screen Problem

Alright, I have been on every forum and website I can think of to fix this but with no success. My system specs are as follows: Lenovo G505s- AMD A10-5750M, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, AMD Radeon 8570M 2 GB, ...
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Root file system not defined

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation with 4 partitions in it. I want to install Ubuntu on the fourth partition which has a 300GB space. When I try to install from the usb, it gives option of ...
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Cannot unmount or resize partitions

I cannot unmount or resize the /dev/sda1 partition. The screenshot is attached. I just want to free up a couple hundred gigs to be able to install windows on so I have a dual boot. I was able to ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 tablet

I purchased three windows 8.1 Nextbook tablets on Black Friday. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my tablet but when I followed the steps from this link, Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (Or at least the ...
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How to add Windows 7 to grub menu

I have netbook with Windows 7 on the first partition (no 100 mb partition) and a second partition with Ubuntu 14.04 installed from pen drive. The boot manager grub I installed selecting the whole ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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Unable to install ubuntu on asus k53sm

I'm using an Asus K53sm laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed on it. I want to install Ubuntu on it as a dual boot, on a different partition. The problem is that the Ubuntu installer is unable to ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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Adding Win7 to Ubuntu through Ubuntu dual booting

I really need some step by step help here. I know I need to change the partitions of ubuntu to add my win7 boot up here. However, I have not been able to get this to work right. Problematic in that ...
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how to encrypt a dual booted Ubuntu and win7 system

I am very new to Linux and I wanted to encrypt my newly installed Ubuntu system. Only issue is that I have a dual booted system with Win7, and when I tried to install the Ubuntu alongside with win7 it ...
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No sound from external speakers and partial sound from headphones, dual boot. windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 installed recently both my external speakers do not work and headphones partially work when running Ubuntu or windows. They used to work well but all of a sudden I ...
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Ubuntu can't read hard drive after booting in windows 8

I have a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows 8 system. My secondary hard drive I keep all my data, and I booted into windows, changed one file, shut down, booted back into Ubuntu, and now I can't access ...
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Is there anything special I would need to do to install 12.04 alongside 14.10?

I have 14.10 installed on my laptop. I want to install 12.04 as well on a small partition just in case something happens to the 14.10 I'll still have a working computer. Is there anything special I ...
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No such device grub rescue, tried many solution

I have tried to bootrepair, which gave me error this: sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda1 grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.10 supported with Windows 8.1 preinstalled? [duplicate]

I have tried many times to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my Notebook of FUJITSU LIFEBOOK UH55/M.But it's always turned out something to be wrong, and it's just the Boot questions. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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No option to boot windows after installing ubuntu

I already have windows installed and I just installed Ubuntu and I was expecting that it will ask me which OS to boot after startup but it didn't. I refer the link but didn't work Windows 7 not ...
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rEFInd bootloader not loading by default

I'm in the process of hacking my Surface Pro 3 with Ubuntu. The Surface is a UEFI x64 system that uses Secure Boot. At this point I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows, booting through GRUB2 with ...
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file (no USB, DVD)?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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LUbuntu OS and the drive on which it was installed both MISSING!

I have 2 hard drives on my machine. One 500GB(master drive) and one 40GB(slave drive). I originally had Windows 7 installed on my first drive(i.e. 500GB drive). I am planning to install LUbuntu ...
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Return Chromium OS install to Ubuntu?

I'm new to this site (though I've lurked and used a lot of answers on here before) and I have a question that no amount of Googling around seems to be able to answer. So, I recently installed ...
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Already dual booting windows and ubuntu but want to install latest ubuntu on another hard drive [duplicate]

so currently I'm already dual booting windows and ubuntu. I've bought a new hard drive where I want to install the latest ubuntu but I want to keep my current setup whilst I make the transition to my ...
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(Boot Problem) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

So I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message (in the title) came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It ...
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Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I know that this question is asked a lot already, but i want to ask on more detail. I got a notebook which has 1 Solid-state Drive and 1 Hard-drive I got Ubuntu on Solid-state Drive. Can I install ...
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VHD Native Boot via windows 8 boot loader

ok so ive just finished my last class for the semester and in the next few days after my certification test i plan to reformat my pc. i will be installing windows 8 via a .VHD native boot. i will be ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a Vista machine?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Vista machine. I would really love to have my machine back to just Windows. I tried using the Recovery cd (well, okay, it wasn't the cd it was the Recovery Image on ...
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Lubuntu, rEFInd and Windows 8 Bootloader

I have a VAIO and I installed Lubuntu in UEFI mode. The VAIO also comes up with Windows 8.1 The next thing I know, the VAIO only boot into Windows 8. Every time I try the Boot into another OS option ...
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Installation problem at partition step

Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from a live CD (which I purchased) alongside Windows XP. The CD boots up fine, and the "try Ubuntu" option works great (albeit slow) from the CD. When I click on ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo y510p?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu (64bit) onto my Lenovo y510p. I partitioned 150GB of space, created a UEFI boot device with my flash drive, and was able to load into a live version of Ubuntu. My ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu next to my Windows 8.1 OS

So i tried to install Ubuntu on my HP Envy 17 following the steps showed on this link: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html the problem i got is: the ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu 14.04?

Does anyone know how to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows Server 2012? I already installed Server 2012 and left a free partition to install Ubuntu. When you boot the Ubuntu installation you do ...
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Dual Boot EFI Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu

Grub 2 works fine with the Ubuntu entry, but I'm missing the Windows 8 entry. Windows 8 is on /dev/sdb with 2 partitions (sdb1, sdb2), Ubuntu is on /dev/sda. http://paste.ubuntu.com/9442112/ Any ...