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fix error: no such partition. grub rescue WITHOUT cd drive

I'm trying to completely remove UBuntu from my Asus Eee PC 1015PEM because I'm giving it to a relative. I thought it would be as simple as deleting the partition it was stored on using Windows Disk ...
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Win7 nor Ubuntu 14.10 will not boot after installing Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu the computer now just boots to a black screen. I booted to the Live USB stick and attempted a boot-repair and they said to paste this link for help ...
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Triple Boot Yosemite Bootcamp Ubunutu 14.04.2 Blank Screen

Installed Ubuntu to MacBook 2009 running Yosemite and using rEFInd. I managed to get Ubuntu to boot successfully once, straight after install. However, after a few minutes it locks up. Upon reboot, I ...
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Ubuntu install crashes using Live-USB made in Win7

I'm having some troubles installing Ubuntu from a Live-USB, it keeps crashing duing installation. Here is some back ground information: My current PC has Win7 installed and that is what I'm using to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting allocated partition on windows 8.1 laptop

I've brought new Lenovo Z5070 laptop with preinstalled FreeDOS. Afterward, I've installed Windows 8.1 on it with Legacy BIOS enabled. I have to use Ubuntu in dual boot with it. I've shrink my C: ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTSon window vista but I can't find it and I don't the option to choose [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on windows vista and after i restart it, there is only one operation system is showing and no option to choose for Ubuntu, but when i reinstall it again it showing me that in ...
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Ubuntu Partition deleted and got i386 file not found error

My query might be looking similar to others which are already posted here and in other forums. But i didn't see exact problem what i am facing. Here we go, My mistakes: Tried to install windows ...
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Sound and wifi card not seen by XP when dual booting ubuntu/XP

So I bought this old INTEL R52 which had XP sp3. All working well (sound, wifi, all). I install Ubunu, but I think I didn't leave enough space to let XP run properly. Re-installed XP, can boot either ...
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No Windows Boot Option In Ubuntu

So I recently installed Ubuntu, but I didn't give it enough space. It started acting weird, so I restarted the computer. Afterwards, it just had a black screen after it started up. I tried the Windows ...
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ATAPI incompatible is coming

I am using the windows 7 OS. And I want to install the UBUNTU. My primary CD drive is not working and I am trying with external cd drive (USB) compatible. But when I am trying to install "Primary ...
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Configure the boot menu in a dual boot system through Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that once I turn on the PC the boot menu is completely messed up. Sometimes it appears the typical black menu and sometimes it ...
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UEFI dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire V15 notebook (model V3-572G-76EM) which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. My goal is to be able to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. However, I am stymied at this ...
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Error:invalid arch independent ELF magic-Setting up X socket directory

I installed linux in a very hacky way: / on an SD card /boot/efi on a USB stick /boot on the same usb stick I have windows 8. I installed rEFInd. It detected ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside windows 8, now windows 8 won't boot at all

I tried Boot repair, rEFInd, and almost every other option that was presented in these questions that were already answered, but Windows 8 won't boot at all. When I select Windows 8 upon booting, it ...
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Dual boot issue “Reboot and select proper device”

took a look around could not locate similar issue. I amtrying to dual boot Ubuntu (latest) with Windows 7. I followed these instructions. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot They are ...
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Adding a new user using grub in dual-boot

I am recently using Ubuntu 12.04 and I also use a computer that is dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7. In my Ubuntu session, I wanted to add a user without logging in and I used this method to ...
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Mac Air Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Yosemite (10.10)

I've successfully installed Ubuntu following these steps. After installing updates and the driver for Nvidia 320M, every time I try to boot Ubuntu I get stuck in a black screen for infinity and ...
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Windows 7 entries missing in Grub

Windows 7 load loading installed Ubuntu 14.04 install with dual boot,tried with boot-repair but still its shows up boot Manager is missing after restart for windows 7, could you please help
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No boot device found press any key to reboot machine - dual boot Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows OS in UEFI and Ubuntu in Legacy. After some time I got an error when I tried to boot in Ubuntu. error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ grub rescue> I solved this ...
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Can't dual boot: No OS was found

I'm trying to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1. I've created a bootable usb using both unetbootin and isotousb. When I boot from usb it says "An OS wasn't found. Try ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive?

After being away from Linux based machines for a long time, I've recently come into possession of an ASUS X551MA running an Intel Celeron N2830 @ 2.16 with 4 GB of RAM and a 500GM HD. I decided that I ...
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Installation inside Windows 7 fails [duplicate]

As with many others, it appears, I'm running into a fatal problem with installing Ubuntu from DVD alongside Windows 7 - black screen, disk eject, no messages, no noises, no smoke coming out of the ...
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Ubuntu can't mount my NTFS external hard drive with Windows installed on it [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive with Windows 8 installed on it. Ubuntu cannot mount this drive. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb5': Operation not permittedThe NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please ...
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ext4 partition lost after windows installation.How to recover it?

My disk had two partitions one was an extended partition containing my root and swap space and the other was an ext4 partition. Recently I installed windows 8.1 on it by shrinking the ext4 partition ...
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My windows 8.1 is installed through legacy (I can't use UEFI) what are the steps to dual booting with Ubuntu?

All the guides I have seen involve UEFI, however my Windows 8.1 has been downloaded in Legacy mode. How exactly do I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have set a 100GB empty partition. I have downloaded ...
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Moving space from windows partition to Home directory

I Have Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted and I want to take some space from my Windows partition and move it to my Home directory, Can I do this without deleting my home Directory and making a new ...
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triple boot to Windows without loosing xubuntu and kali linux [duplicate]

I am using a Lenovo laptop I removed Windows and using Xubuntu xfce and Kali Linux on my system for many years. I have enough free space on my disk to reinstall Windows. Since I don't have Windows ...
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No permission to copy files (live CD)

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu and a solution I have come accross requires me to do some copying and pasting to get grub to appear. (My problem is that grub never shows up). Here are ...
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A few questions about flashdrive ubuntu [duplicate]

What is the main difference between having ubuntu downloaded on the computer and using a flashdrive to boot it on a computer? Can I still save things to the flashdrive like files or is it like a ...
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How to re-size partitions without space directly in font of them?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 7. The problem is that when I first installed Ubuntu I didn't really expect it to become my main operating system so I gave it small partitions naively ...
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Delete all Ubuntu partitions and reinstall again

I have messes up ubuntu twice, and reinstalled it again after that. THis has created two ubuntu partions on my drive. Is it safe to remove all these partitions from windows, and then reinstall using a ...
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Hide Grub including text “Grub loading”

There are some tutorials for hiding GRUB Menu out there. But: When the computer is booting it still reads "Grub loading" then boots to OS. If I press the shift key while Grub loading the menu appears. ...
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Issues with GRUB and Windows

I recently upgrade my 60GB SSD to a 500GB SSD. I installed Windows 8.1 clean on the SSD and everything was fine and dandy. Then for fun, since I am a huge fan of Ubuntu (currently installed on my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 dual boot

I built a computer with Windows 7 about a year ago and I just tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a second hard drive. My Windows hard drive is 3tb and Ubuntu is 1tb. When I attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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SSD not showing in grub after dual boot

I followed this guide a link! because I have two hard drives, win 7 on SSD, and ubuntu on hdd. I can manually choose to boot into either just fine, but I would like to be able to see my SSD in the ...
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Copy system to new fresh install

I want to wipe my entire hard drive and install a fresh dual-boot Windows7/Ubuntu system, but want to put the entire Ubuntu system as it is now back onto it. The install is located at /dev/sda10. I ...
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Unalbe to access windows 8.1 partitions in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Unable to access Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/prabhjeet/Important: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda7" ...
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Network connectivity problem

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 7. I recently upgraded win 7 to windows 8.1. But, it wasn't working properly so I made a fresh windows 7 install. Windows is working fine but ubuntu is ...
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SOLVED Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD. Fedora/ Windows 7 dual boot PC

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an external hard drive. I've seen many posts about doing so and that's not my reason for posting here. On my PC I already have Korora (it's based on Fedora for ...
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Attempted dual boot Ubuntu on two separate drives

Is there anybody out there that can give me the straight answer of how to set up ubuntu 14.04.02 on a separate drive in my home built tower in which I've already installed windows 8.1 Pro on a ...
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Flashing cursor on system boot

today I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu using a usb stick. I had Windows 7 running normally when I installed Ubuntu. I created a primary-swap and logical-ext4 ( / ) partitions for ...
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Add new OS to GRUB2 with Ubuntu

After removing windows from my computer, I decided to have a dual boot Ubuntu-FreeBSD, I installed then FreeBSD who created his partition in the free space of my computer. The problem is that after ...
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Upgrading 12.04. on ancient mac book ('07)?

I just succeeded to install 12.04 alongside OSX 10.5.8 on an old MacBook. It was a very long & winding road. At some point, I also tried to install 12.10, without success at all., stuck at tux ...
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my mousepad stops working while trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows installed laptop

i am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows installed lenovo laptop.but i cant see my mouse pointer and this prevents me from installation.i gave a try for the arrow keys and after pressing ...
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ubuntu download to bootable dvd

Bootable Ubuntu disk when i open to see the content of the iso burned to the dvd, I see the folders and subfolder files. I have an old linux fedora boot up disk from 2006 which gives me a boot up ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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Running Ubuntu from a external hard drive?

I currently have a chrome book that I would like to run Unbuntu with for some extra functionality. I would like to also have the option to use Chrome OS as well. I was wondering if I could load Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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Trouble after first boot GRUB in command line [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my PC. Alongside windows 8. After the install, I restarted my PC. And booted into Ubuntu and met GRUB. I don’t know how to get to Ubuntu from there.