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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly to win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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Cannot boot 15.04 from Grub2 on UEFI

Here is how my system is set up (GPT partitioning): First 32 GB: Windows 10 Professional x64 partitions and EFI FAT partition Next 24 GB: Ubuntu 15.04 x64 root ext4 partition Next 8 GB: swap Rest of ...
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dualboot doesn't recognize windows 7

I would like to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu and have reserved 2 partitions for that purpose. But when I boot de Ubuntu LiveDVD, it doesn't recognize Windows and wants to install Ubuntu on the ...
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Dual Boot on Lenovo yoga 2 13

I recently installed ubuntu on a lenovo yoga 2 13 alongside the pre-installed windows 8(updated to 10). Both OS works fine, the only problem is I have to switch between lagacy(for ubuntu) and UEFI(for ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 different from 14.04?

Do I need to change any steps in dual booting it? With windows 8.1 that is. (UEFI) I intend on doing it automatically rather than manually creating partitions.
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Installation Problem, HP Envy 15

This is my first system with UEFI.... Laptop name: HP Envy 15 Notebook PC (with Touchscreen).... OS installed: Windows 10, self installed .... Processor: Intel i7-5500U @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) .... Ram: 8 ...
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windows 10 not booting after Grub2 upgrade

I have two hard drive, with 3 OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10. Ubuntu 14.04 is on one drive, while Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 10 are on the second HD. [I also have some old small hd that i ...
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dual boot / mac10.10 & ubuntu14.04.3 with SWAP and shared data partition

The 128GB SSD on my macbook air (mid 2011) crashed. I'm getting a new SSD frow OWC with 480GB. Should be installed tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to grow back towards Ubuntu, ...
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I get several “broken file” errors when creating my boot stick

While creating my boot stick I get 199 separate errors during the ISO extracting process that all say data error in (insert file name here) file is broken then it sticks on 99% of the ISO extraction ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Oracle virtual box windows 8 fail to locate files

I have downloaded windows 8 ISO file from their offical website: Widnows 8 download Then i have set the following settings on my new virtual drive: As you can see ive added it to the disk: ...
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How to handle GRUB configuration on a multi booted system?

I just finished changing the boot order for GRUB2. I have three operating systems installed on the computer. I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux 15.04 and Mint Linux 17.2. I followed Marve's answer here: ...
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Restore EFI from Windows after Windows 10 upgade broke boot list?

I updated to Windows 10 late July, and it deleted all of the boot entries on my computer. I was able to find the correct Windows boot efi file, and added the option to boot, but I could not find the ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Dual boot ubunuty/windows 10 partition on Dell xps 13

I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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Triple boot - change of motherboard

I am (was) running an oldish system with a Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 motherboard, an AMD athlon processor and traditional BIOS. I have a triple boot system on a 1TB hard disk: Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.10 and ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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How do I boot back to Ubuntu? (Booting from Windows to Ubuntu)

I installed Ubuntu some days ago, running alongside with Windows 10 (dual booting, I guess it's called). I booted Ubuntu from a USB flash drive, and after pressing F12 at PC startup (Windows Booting ...
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ReArrange multiple disk drives and partitions

Looking for some advice... Here's the situation as it exists. I have multiple drives I've added and switched around over a few years, and it's (past) time to straighten everything out and get it ...
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Can I Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit) in hp compaq 6910p Notebook?

I am using windows xp in my hp compaq 6910p notebook. I want to migrate myself from windows to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. My notebook ram is 3GB (and virtual ram is 10GB for C drive where windows ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub and boot-repair doesn't help

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my partitioned laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub no longer appeared on boot so I ran boot-repair from an Ubuntu liveUSB. This didn't ...
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I left Windows 10 fast boot on

I am using windows 10 and I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 (will update later) from a thumb drive.I disabled secure boot from bios,but left fastboot on.Now I'm installing ubuntu.Can this cause any ...
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problem with dual boot

I installed ubuntu 14 in another partition in my hard disk ,I am already using win7 in it but after installing win 7 in not booting and in the booting page only ubuntu and free dos is showing please ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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Busybox initrmf disk by UUID not found ubuntu 14.04

I am aware there are few more questions about this problem, but this is slightly different. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on a dual boot Samsung laptop. This setup has been working ...
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Reinstall GRUB to partition?

Recently my BCD corrupted, so I reinitialised it from a LiveUSB, and added my Ubuntu partition back to it. Unfortunately the kernel isn't loading, so I thought to reinstall GRUB. The results below ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 installation prerequisite

I have a 1st generation Gigabyte Corei3 H55 desktop computer with 2 GB of RAM. I have used it with Windows. Now I have switched to Ubuntu 14.04. I am unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 from USB ...
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deleted linux mint from win 8.1 dual boot and cannot reinstall linux [on hold]

Until yesterday i had a dual boot of windows 8.1 with linux mint 17.2 Rafaella Cinnamon x64bit.Via the terminal i deleted something that i shouldn't and then when i rebooted the pc ,linux stuck at the ...
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Ubuntu does not appear in Grub, Boot Repair goes on indefinitely

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit) in my desktop alongside Windows 7 using unetbootin by making separate partitions for / and /home. Installation went fine, but after restarting the Grub menu showed ...
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Restore Windows boot option

I've added ssd and installed Ubuntu on it on my laptop. Now I'm using hdd with Win7 on it and ssd with Ubuntu. I used command: sudo update-grub To add menu where I can select what OS to boot. After ...
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dual boot with windows 7

I want to install windows 7 as the second system because, in main system already exist ubuntu with some large files and lib for kernel development for android while if reinstall take a long time ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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How to change btrfs partition label/uuid?

I upgraded to a new harddisk by using dd to copy the partition. As the old disk is still in place, the computer seems to randomly boot one or another. To fix this I thought, changing the UUID/LABEL of ...
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Dual Boot formatting partition to ntfs

I just formatted my PC and decided to install a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS following this answer I set the partitions. But somehow in the last step I couldn't format the partition ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 10 dual boot problem GRUB

I have just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. However, every single time I select windows 10 from the grub menu, the windows 8 loading screen comes on first then it changes and boots ...
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Cannot dual-boot windows 10

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop under the default installation settings, which I believed should have allowed me to dual-boot with her Windows 10 installation. Ubuntu is working fine, but when I tried ...
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Asus TF700t Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot

I want to dual boot my transformer infinity. I like android, but as an IT student it cannot do everything I need homework wise, besides pocket Minecraft sucks. So I want to have my cake and eat it ...
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Dual Boot fully encrypted Ubuntu with windows 10

I trying to be able to add Ubuntu to my Windows 10 laptop. I would also like for Ubuntu to be fully encrypted. My understanding is that I cannot encrypt both OSs on the same hard dive even with ...
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Deleting an a ubuntu and windows 8 dual boot and replacing with only ubuntu

I already have windows 8 and ubuntu 15.04 (dual boot) but I want to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS edition and make it my one and only os.I saw an option during the ubuntu 15.04 installation to remove ...
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weird dual boot start issue

so my pc is bust, replacement parts on the way, and im on my laptop. my laptop dual boots ubuntu and windows. so i want into windows, but when i select it via grub, it throws this error. windows ...
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Dual booting Windows and Ubuntu Partition

I upgraded my pc from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Now I want to install ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 10. I loaded into ubuntu installer and chose something else. The problem is I have 3 partitions ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Installation Broke Windows 10 Boot

I installed Windows 10 Educational edition today on the first of three partitions on a Toshiba Satellite and then proceeded to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 to the second of the 3 partitions. Ubuntu will ...
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Why cannot Ubuntu 12.04 detect windows 7 (dual boot)

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 7. I only have one hard drive (1TB), and I first installed window 7 on one partition. Now there are about 500GB unlocated space on the disk, ...
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How to add CD/DVD to boot sequence

I have a macbook pro that dual boots Ubuntu and OS X. When I enter grub on ubuntu with a bootable CD inserted, I don't get an option to load from the CD drive. How can I allow Ubuntu to start to boot ...
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how to remove the only OS ubuntu14, install win8.1

dual win8.1 and ubuntu 14 used well, then I delete the ubuntu partition on disk managerment of win8.1. reboot it. then appears grub and can't enter BIOS, maybe is related to uefi. I accidently choose ...
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Burg + UEFI + Win 8 multiboot

Intro: After some trail and error I've managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on my Win 8 preinstalled Lenovo Ideapad Y500. So far I've had two problems: Grub detected the windows 8 install as a ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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Windows 7 goes back to GRUB after Ubuntu 14.04.2 64bit alongside install

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 ,my Win 7 partition shows up correctly in the GRUB menu, but when I select it I get a screen that displays "Windows is loading files" with a progress bar, then I get a ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 dual boot problem where Windows 8 doesn't boot

I will brief about the problem, that how it started. I purchased a Sony VAIO (SVE15133CNW) laptop on May-2013, with pre-installed Windows 8 After couple of days I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot recognize my windows nor my hard drive which my windows is installed on

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and was working fine with windows 7 along side it. Then I wanted to get rid of Ubuntu so I deleted the partition that Ubuntu was installed on in windows. (There were two ...