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How to I use Androidx86 ubuntu dualboot?

I dualBooted androidx86 and ubuntu, and used the 40_custom file. So when i choose android kitkat from grub2 menu, it starts android, and it loads for ever in the page where the glossy android is ...
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Ubuntu Not starting on disk

I get a screen with a keyboard, dash, and stick figure at the bottom. After a few seconds , I get a black command line with a kernelpanic error. I have tried the DVD boot help install program and ...
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Unable to recognize and create partitions for Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I need help with my Ubuntu 14.04 installation alongside my existing Windows 7. Machine: Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 Problem: When I run the setup for 14.04 using the live USB and select "something else" ...
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I can't access my partitions

Just installed Ubuntu and I'm running it with Windows 8. When I'm trying accessing my partitions it tells me "unable to mount". What would be the cause or what should I do to be able access my data ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 was installed on wrong drive

Windows Vista is on my C: dive. while installing Ubuntu, somehow it installed on my other drive which is D: When I start the PC it does not recognize the D: drive after I am in Windows. Just shows C: ...
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HDD and USB drives refuses to boot, just sends me to Grub-Rescue

I have 2 Hard drives installed in my computer. On one hard drive, I had Ubuntu 14.04 and the other was a Windows 7 HDD. Today I had to delete the Ubuntu HDD. I did this from my Win7 Partition ...
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{SOLVED} Can't login to windows7 and ubuntu (dual boot)

it has been a week since i didn't restart my PC so i thought it would be a good idea to restart it while i was on windows. but when it restarts nothing happens. it shows mainboard screen then screen ...
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Making Windows Boot Loader the default instead of Grub 2

So basically before Ubuntu 13.04 I was running 12.10. I had Windows Boot Loader the default. If I chose to boot to Ubuntu, it would go into grub, but grub was set to 0 seconds so it would basically ...
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reinstall windows 7 (with ubuntu and windows7) [duplicate]

I have windows 7 already installed on my computer but I need to reinstall it. I have no data on my windows and I do not care if anything happens to the old windows, but I need to keep my ubuntu safe! ...
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Why is dd creating an enormous file when I try to create a backup disk image?

I've been trying to get CUDA to work on my system and in the process of messing with nvidia drivers I have broken ubuntu badly enough that I've had to reformat my drive partition multiple times. I've ...
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The disk contains an unclean file system error when accessing drive [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 8.1 in my computer. While using Ubuntu I couldn't access the drive and shows following error while opening the drives. Error mounting /dev/sda5 at ...
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Grub Won't Even Come Up after Upgrade to 14.04 Dual Boot Win8

I'm a bit of a noob, so bare with me here. I'm running a Toshiba Qosmio V1.32002. I have had a dual booted Win8/Ubuntu 13.10 traditionally, and I recently upgraded to 14.04. Now when I start my ...
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recent upgrade puts grub to rescue prompt

I woke up this morning to see the grub rescue prompt complaining about some highlight color being invalid. Apparently the upgrade to 14.04 was installed last night after I went to sleep. So I am ...
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Trying to install dual boot win8 & Ubuntu

how to merge efi with c? I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8, but after Ubuntu is installed, boot menu disappears & boot it boot into Windows 8?
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Changing the disk to partition when wanting to dual boot install

I am trying to install 14.04. The problem is quite simple: I get to the point where I must chose how much memory ubuntu should get. (The drag how much you want menu) The only drive I can chose from ...
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Windows 7 not showing up in boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu and upon bootup there is no GRUB, bootloader, or anything. I tried holding down Shift while booting, that brought up GRUB but it did not display Windows 7. I know that Windows ...
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How to manually partition a reinstall upgrade to a dual boot

I have a Windows XP /Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit dual boot system with partitions I created manually. /dev/sda 1 21GB Windows OS /dev/sda 2 5.2GB ntfs spare unused /dev/sda 3 300MB ext 3 for grub Extended ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

i am trying to dual boot my Sony Vaio With InsydeH20 Bios installed. I am using a USB stick for the install. First the installer doesn't see that I have Windows 7 installed on the hard drive. When I ...
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Can't write bytes: Broken Pipe error

I've looked around on these and other forums, and haven't found a solution that has worked. I have dual booted partitioned windows 7 and ubuntu for a couple of months now. When I boot up, it opens ...
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NTFS Freespace Issue: Disk Partitioning for Dual Boot System?

Am about to partition the 1GB HDD on my existing Win8 installation, in preparation for installing Kubuntu 14.04. Issue is that the Win8 partition program is saying that about half of the remaining ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 if I have dual boot with windows 7?

I have dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, and I would like to upgrade Ubuntu to 14.04 but still retain my windows 7, help! I have a DVD with the ubuntu 14.04 ISO
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After upgrade to 14.04 I cannot boot Ubuntu or even get Grub menu

Once I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1/Ubuntu dualboot, when trying to boot I just get a black screen rather than the familiar GRUB menu. As usual when I get any issue with booting up, I ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 broke Grub

I have a dual boot Ubuntu + Windows 8 on an UEFI system. Everything was ok until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10. Now what I get when I boot the pc is a grub rescue screen like this with the ...
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Disable Quickboot? Dual Boot 14.01 with Win8 on Dell Inspirion Laptop

I have an new Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop with an existing version of Win8 installed. Am trying to install 14.04 on it maintaining the current installation of Win8 as a dual boot. The Ubuntu UEFI wiki ...
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How can I create a dual boot, keeping in mind my pc boots to Ubuntu?

So I got 2 new 500GB hard drives and I installed Windows 7 first on the first hard drive and on the second I installed 12.04 ubuntu. Is there any software that I can use to make it easier to get a ...
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Dual Booting lubuntu 14.04 & Arch Linux

I want to install Lubuntu and Arch Linux on my netbook (HP Mini 110-1013TU Windows XP Home and Professional edition). Would there be any problems, such as drivers for the Intel GMA 950 graphics card ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

This is my first time trying to install ubuntu. I have a flash drive that will boot to the installation. But once I egg there it says it can't find an os on the computer. What do I do?
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Can't see grub menu at all! Shift doesn't work!

I changed my grub timeout to 0. And now I can't access Ubuntu at all! Any help? I have no access to Windows 7. Currently I am using a USB version of Ubuntu. Shift doesn't work either I tried every ...
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Retrieve data from Ubuntu

I had a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu(on two separate hard drives) that worked fine until I had to reinstall Windows 7. After the install I was unable to access the Ubuntu OS. I just need to know ...
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Accidentally removed windows when dual booting

I am not sure if this question is appropriate to be posted here but I have really no idea and I really need to fix this problem ASAP and I am so frustrated right now. I was dual booting windows 8.1 ...
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Ubuntu|Windows Dual boot on I3 powered Tablet?

After I started using Ubuntu on my laptop some Month ago, I'd love to use it on my tabled too. However, because of different reasons, I can't just trash the windows on my Tablet. So my question is: is ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Boot To Black Screen after updating Chromium?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for 64 bit systems on a dual boot custom computer with Windows 7. It was functioning normally for at least 3 days before I noticed that Youtube videos were flickering ...
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Windows 8 removes Grub as default boot manager

I have a Sony VAIO S series with Windows 8 preinstalled, and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a new partition. When the PC boots Grub is display, and I can choose between Windows 8 (didn't worked at the ...
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Setup problems ubuntu 14.04 wifi on macbookpro 13.3 w/ retina (dual boot)

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I'm not sure how to go about setting up my wifi. It doesn't detect any networks. I'm using a late-2013 13.3" macbookpro with retina display, so it doesn't ...
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Boot loader (grub) suddenly doesn't show, black screen on boot

I'm sure there's many similar questions, but I didn't find an answer anywhere. I'm on an Asus Zenbook UX32VD, Having windows 7 entirely on a 120gb SSD, and Ubuntu on a 24gb internal SSD (soldered to ...
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Not showing terminal in FAILSAFE mode

Pressing ALT CTRL F1 doesn't open the terminal when I'm trying to boot from my hard drive. There's just this black screen. When I do it from a LIVEUSB the terminal opens but executing the commands ...
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How to Re-Add Windows XP to grub menu after Ubuntu 11.10 Re-install

Basically, I messed up my partitions and decided to do a full re-install of both Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 (I know that 11.10 is outdated, but I was planning to do an update to 12.04 as soon as I ...
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Trouble installing grub on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently dual booted my Windows 8.1 system (HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC) to Ubuntu 14.04. According to the instructions on a question asked regarding grub installation , I installed "Boot Repair" ...
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Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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Boot-repair can't complete a repair under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my computer. The installation program wouldn't recognize my Windows 8.1 installation, but it could see the NTFS-partitions. I figured that I could make the ...
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windows doesnt boot up

I had windows XP professional installed and then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside XP. Ubuntu installation went just fine but the problem is, even though I can see the windows option in the boot ...
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What to do if Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect Windows 7 during installation

I am now facing a problem in installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside windows 7. Firstly here is my pc configuration: intel desktop board DB75EN, intel i-5 3450 processor, 1 TB Western Digital ...
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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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Bootproblems after second OS installation

My Problem: I had Windows 7 on my old HDD. Bought 120GB SSD to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dualboot. Disabled HDD. Windows installation -> create 60GB partition for WIN7, works. Next: ...
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Delete Ubuntu files after Windows installation

Yesterday, I installed Windows 64bit over Ubuntu because I had troubles with syncronising my devices. So today i will install Ubuntu as a Dualboot, I just want to make sure, that all Ubuntu files are ...
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I want to delete a partition

I want to dual boot windows 8 and linux so, i need to create a separate partition for linux. All i wanted on the new partition is 15gbs. My computer wont let me "shrink volume" to create the ...
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Installing (Dual Boot)

I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for installing Ubuntu (the latest version...14.something) so i have the dual boot option.I just want to make sure I do it right. ...
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What is the safe way to replace Ubuntu 12.04 (installed in dual-boot with W7) with OpenSUSE 13.1?

This question is related to: How can I remove Ubuntu from my dual-boot and replace it with another distribution? Laptop: DELL XPS L502X, 64-bit existing OS: Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 (in dual-boot) ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

I bought a computer with preinstalled Windows 8. 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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Is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu comparable to Windows 7 alone?

I like Ubuntu for its speed and security, but I play many Windows-only games that don't run very well (or at all) in WINE. I don't want to have a dual-boot setup either because it would be quite ...