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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system boots to black screen[using ati radeon hd 7340 video card]

So this is my third time installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8.1 system and my first time having any issues. Installation seemed to go fine but after the system restarted and tried to boot Ubuntu, it shows ...
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Need help installing windows after ubuntu

We Installed Windows XP on Acer aspire one and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit as dual-boot. we are unable to set up dual-boot and ended up wiping the whole HDD at the end. We managed to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

I bought a computer with Windows 8 Pre-Installed, but I didn't like Windows 8, so I decided to install Ubuntu as a second operating system. I'm absolutely new to Linux. I have been using Windows for ...
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Can anyone suggest a detailed installation process for Ubuntu on Windows 8.2?

I have never used Linux based OS and looking forward to use Ubuntu. I want guidance on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.2 as dual boot?
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Dual boot (14.10 and win8.1) and slow windows boot

On my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro) I got dual boot with Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and Windows 8.1. Before installing Ubuntu boot of windows was as fast as on ssd drive should be. After setting up dual boot ...
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Debian Wheezy ISO install breaks boot for Ubuntu distros

I installed a new Wheezy from an ISO flash drive. All seemed to go well until I tried to reboot. Wheezy had dropped my password, so I couldn't open it up, and my 2 Ubuntus (I believe it is 8 and 12) ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 in legacy mode along with Windows

I own a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 with Windows 8 pre-installed on it. However, I have successfully installed Windows 7 in the legacy mode and deleted Windows 8 from my system. I also want to install ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

I dual booted my HP Pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with Windows 8 pro) to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed Windows and Ubuntu in ...
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[[Solved]] Ubutu 12.04 new installation shut down problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new laptop DELL Inspiron 5743 with preinstall Ubuntu 12,04 because I want to have dual boot with Windows 7. First with Gparted I made 4 partitions and first ...
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In which drive do I install the bootloader for dualboot

I am trying to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1, so far I have shrunk the windows 8.1 partition so I can accomodate ubuntu in. The problem is that my laptop originally came with a standard 500gb ...
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Give me ONE reason why Windows 7 is better then ubuntu [on hold]

I have been using ubuntu ever since I touched a laptop and since windows 7 was SOOOOOOO famous, I tried it out in virtualbox and I came to the conclusion that it sucks... REASONS Command Prompt is ...
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Error: no such partition. Grub rescue> already format the hard disc

My lappy is fujitsu siemens bought it from my friend which already have ubuntu os . I want to install windows os . In that process i format all partition and delete which ever required.When it comes ...
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Installing 14.04 trusty

I am relatively new to ubuntu but nevertheless my problem is bizzare. Here is the situation: I had a triple boot system with Windows8, ubuntu 12.02 and kali linux, but I had bugs in Win and also ...
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how to access my windows xp files after installing ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows XP and now I am unable to boot in to Windows XP and boots straight in to Ubuntu?
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Is the Dell XPS 8500 Compatible with the latest version of Ubuntu?

Hello i am new Ubuntu user and i need some information.I would like to know if the Dell XPS 8500 hardware is compatible with the latest version of Ubuntu? I also need assistance with how to create a ...
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a duel boot Windows 8 + ubuntu 14.04 (EFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from ubuntu. I can see my grub only when I ...
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Will Ubuntu format my external hard drive?

I am using a Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive on my Microsoft Windows 7 laptop. Also, I am testing Ubuntu Desktop by running it from my flash drive. I am planning to later dual boot ...
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Dual Booting and “locking” hard drives

I don't think this question has been posted yet, but I'm planning on dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two drives, a solid state and a mechanical respectively. Is there a way to disable the SSD ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Making ubuntu take over windows space on mac

I have a macbook with triple boot OSX, Windows 7,and Ubuntu, which took me 2 weeks to make it work. I boot with the rEFInd and Grub2 boot menus and have now discovered I don't need Windows anymore. ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 (With UEFI) and I am unable to boot into Ubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, thus it has UEFI instead of BIOS. I have tried booting with secure boot and ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

I bought a new laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on it. After many an attempt and weeks of troubleshooting installation and booting problems, I finally found a solution for my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu (any version)

i have two dell laptops which run on windows8.1. I was able and installed Ubuntu dual-boot on both of the laptops in the past. I removed them and i need to install on one of them again recently.so i ...
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Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions? [on hold]

If I dual boot install both Ubuntu and Windows, is it safer to install them on two different hard drives than different partitions on the same hard drive? What risks may be involved? For example, ...
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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installer doesn't recognise Windows 8 partition on Toshiba C850 Laptop

I purchased a Toshiba C850 Laptop and I'm trying to install the 64 Bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, allowing me to dual boot. I burnt a Ubuntu 12.10 DVD, disabled Secure Boot on the ...
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Help with dual booting Windows 8.1 Professional and Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed a clean version of Windows 8.1 Professional on my Lenovo Y500 (with Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD). I have Windows all set up and running normally. I am trying to dual boot Windows ...
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Not able to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu in 'Legacy mode'

There,I tried dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 OS . Currently,I have windows 8.1 and it is running on 'Legacy mode'. I tried surfing for the installation process,But i couldn't find the solution ...
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Remove Ubuntu installed by wubi to install Ubuntu alongside Windows?

I currently have Windows 7 installed on a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed via Wubi. So when I boot up I have the option to load up either WIndows or Ubuntu. I am going to install just 14.04 on its ...
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dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 (partitioning scheme)

I would like to ask for help on dual booting because it's my first time to try dual booting and a novice on Ubuntu or any Linux distribution. I have 2 partitions on my hard disk: Windows 7 C:\ ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 — grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/

I have HP Pavillion 14-n009tu laptop (i-5, 4GB) with Windows-8 OS installed on it. I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot OS on Windows8. I have disabled fast boot and secure boot options ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 and windows 7 dual booting

I have a custom build game Rig that i daul botted with Ubuntu 14.10 and win7. i installed windows first, attempted to install ubuntu after but failed due to an error whiles running the ubuntu install ...
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How to boot from USB containing full ubuntu installation on a MacBook

I know this question has been answered earlier, but none of the answers were clear enough for a newbie in Ubuntu. So the problem is I have installed Ubuntu on a flash drive, using another flash drive, ...
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What are the fields in the “Format Partition” window in the Disks utility for, and what do I choose?

I use 14.04 and I have 2 physical partitions, one of 243Gb and another of rest of 500Gb. I want to format the partition of 243Gb using Disks (Open dash and type disks). This partition contains ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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How to add Windows 8 grub entry?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. But my PC directly boots into Ubuntu. That is why I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to ...
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Why does booting 12.10 dump me into GRUB? [on hold]

I used the Ubuntu Windows installer to dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and my already installed Windows 8. Ubuntu came up after the boot when the process was through with the installation. When I attempt to ...
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macbook 3.1 late '07 os10.5.8 & ubu 12.04.5 dual boot problems

so, hi guys.Here's the problem: @ first, optical drive on mac doesn't work, so booting from live cd is out of q. second, tried to boot from bootable usb iso img, says something along lines of firmware ...
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Ubuntu Blackscreen Post-Installation (nomodeset won't work)

Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, on my second ssd. In order to load the installer I have to run it with "nomodeset" in order to see it, but it seems to install everything properly. I restart ...
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Grub Bootloader installed twice while dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1

This is an odd situation: I bought a brand new hp desktop that came with windows 8.1 installed. I used the automatic option in the Ubuntu installer labeled "install alongside windows". It all ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu on Dual Boot with Windows 7 [closed]

I tried-Installing Ubuntu 12 with the help of a pendrive by PendriveLinux, which froze the screen during the installation and as a second try, I tried it with a Virtual Machine (VMWare) which yielded ...
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Uni wired connection does not work in dual boot ubuntu 14.04 (with Win8.1 installed on the same machine)

My wired Internet works perfectly on Windows (automatic settings from Windows). In Ubuntu, wired connection sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't, and it's also on the automatic settings. I read the ...
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Booting Problems

So, my computer decided to hate me and will not boot Linux Ubuntu but will boot Windows 7 (slowly compared to its usual, but it will). Maybe someone can help me? Begin: Running ...
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Install Ubuntu/Win8.1 dual boot with UEFI and 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 in my Acer V3-572G-75CA. The partition situation is the following: A. 600MB: recover partition B. 300MB: system EFI partition C. 914GB: ...
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Best way to set up my drives for Ubuntu

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (booting from a 256gb SSD and using a 1TB HDD for extra storage). I have an extra 500GB HDD sitting around that I was going to use for Ubuntu as dual boot but I ...
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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Dual boot - Ubuntu Live makes Grub disappear - Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have setup a dual boot (Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM) with the Grub menu having Windows as default, working just fine. However, every time I need to boot again from Ubuntu CD live, it messes ...