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Wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted

I just installed Ubuntu using WUBI. I followed this tutorial and when I select Ubuntu from Windows boot loader, it says wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted. Then Windows boot manager appears again. ...
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Mount Error on opening

I haven't used ubuntu for long time so I forgot most of command and how to fix issues. I have Dual boot , Windows 8 and ubuntu latest version I use ubuntu for my work and Windows for gaming and other ...
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Wubi install error ubuntu 14.04

So i tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 using wubi and the thing is that when it is done downloading the ISO it gives me a error saying "permission error" so i went and checked the log file and on one of ...
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How to install windows 7 in an extended partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few days back. As I was in a hurry I clicked on the LVM option. Now when i open GParted in the live cd, it shows that the SDA5 partition has only 16 mb of free space. So is ...
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Install Windows over Ubuntu

I've HP Pavailion G6 laptop which come preinstalled with Windows8,but I tried Ubuntu and fall in love with it.and removed Windows to get more room for Ubuntu. The real problem arise when I needed to ...
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No such partition. Grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu on one of the two of my hard drives. My other hard drive has Windows 7. When I booted from the Ubuntu hard drive but then it had an error and said "no such partiton. ". So I ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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Inall Ubuntu to a shink volume

I am using Windows 7, and I am going to install Ubuntu to D:\ drive. My Windows 7 is installed to C: drive. I shrinked a volume from D drive. What things I need to do to let Ubuntu install to that ...
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How to install Windows 7 in Dual Boot with Ubuntu (Ubuntu pre-installed)

I want to ask how can I install Windows 7 Home Premium in Dual Boot with pre-installed Ubuntu. I`ve never opened my laptop, so the Ubuntu Set-up is not made.
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I think I deleted Windows 7 when trying to install Ubuntu 11.10

What happened is I attempted to download and install the operating system Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer. I had planned to choose which operating system to boot, but there were a few options on the ...
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Ubuntu install deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Dual boot :Windows 7 partition deleted after Kubuntu 14.04 install…Weird!

I've bought two new SSD's in order to install Kubuntu on one and Win 7 on the other one. Before I had Linux Mint and Win7 together one just one SSD. So first I installed win7 as recommended, and then ...
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Accidentally Wiped out Hard Disk With Windows 8 while installing ubuntu 13.04, Is there any way to recover? [duplicate]

I brought my Dell Inspiron 15R (5521) laptop yesterday only, I tried to installing ubuntu 13.04 as I go along with installation (I selected first option for selecting disk) I think wiped out entire ...
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I installed linux and replace with window 7 ? how to recover drives data back [duplicate]

i just installed LINUX in my laptop.i had window 7 , i replace UBUNTU with window 7. the drives data(D:, E:) in window is not showing in LINUX. how to recover my drives data. i didn't use LINUX yet. ...
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Hard drive recovery after Windows partitions wiped by Ubuntu install

I had Ubuntu 13, 32 bit installed along side Windows 8, and was dual booting them from my Dell Inspiron laptop. I then used a USB with 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and used it to update my old Ubuntu. ...
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Grub rescue; “no such device” error happens Intermittently

I have three storage devices: ⠀/dev/sda/, an SSD with Windows 8 installed on it (NTFS) ⠀/dev/sdb/, an HDD with a single NTFS partition on it that is shared ⠀/dev/sdc/, an SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Something went wrong with my drive and it won't boot Ubuntu anymore. How do I fix this?

I was using Windows for a bit because I'm still seeing up all the programs on it following a hard drive failure. One thing Seagate said to do was run SeaTools. When I did, it didn't really say which ...
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Windows install after Ubuntu

saw the tutorials on here on how to do this but this is what I've come across. both windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 as of right now work just fine, I read I would have to fix grub and all that jazz but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not give resolution option that Vista gives

I have a dual boot machine with Windows Vista Home and Ubuntu 14.04 just recently installed. It has a GeForce 6100 nForce 405 internal graphics processor. In Vista I can set my monitor to 1280x720 ...
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Dual Booting Problems Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04 Separate Hard Drives

I have Windows 8.1 on one hard drive and Ubuntu 14.04 on a second hard drive (installed in a HP Desktop). My problem is that being a newbie I can not get Ubuntu to boot. I tried a few things (i.e. ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB (UEFI)

everyone. After having installed Ubuntu on my desktop Windows 7 won't run. There's a menuentry in the GRUB called "Windows 7" but when i press it nothing happens - the GRUB's menu just reappears. I ...
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Grub menu does not appear on screen, but both win 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 present and working

My first time at ask ubuntu, please let me know if you need some more details. Configuration: Lenovo Ideacenter k410 Intel pentium G2020 16 GB RAM Crucial MX100 256 Gb SSD Setup: I have an Ubuntu ...
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Make a bootable disc with both 64bit and 32bit versions? [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a disc to install Ubuntu that has the option of both the 32bit version and 64bit version?
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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Windows installation on top of Ubuntu [duplicate]

There seems to be a lot of questions on askubuntu and info on the web on how to install Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot, but everywhere Ubuntu is installed afterwards. I would like to install Windows ...
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How to delete grub entirely from grub rescue. Boot windows only

I had installed ubuntu (twice actually) onto the same drive. I wanted to 'try again' since one of them didn't install correctly and the other installed differently, but it worked. I was getting ...
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how can i boot ubuntu alongside windows 8.1

I just have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from the usb successfully on my Asus N46 running windows 8.1,but after I restart my laptop there is no Ubuntu in the boot and my laptop run into windows 8.1. how ...
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Failed to unmount partitions

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a pen drive. I have windows 7 installed already and want to keep that installation. I have a 3TB drive that has one 2TB partition on it, so the last 1TB is ...
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Missing hardrive on 14.04

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and the only previous experience I have with linux is on Android. Today I installed 14.04 alongside Windows Vista since it's a shared computer and my brother is ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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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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How to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 in dual boot with Windows 8 in Notebook ASUS R103B X102BA AMD A4 with UEFI Securety Boot [duplicate]

I would like to know how to setup BIOS UEFI in my Notebook ASUS R103B X102BA AMD A4 in order it can read Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed via Unetbootin in a pendrive USB. I want to install it in dual boot ...
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Dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Ubuntu with a dual boot mechanism. For some days i was unable to boot into Ubuntu. Windows 8 booted just fine. After some days when i switched my laptop ON, Ubuntu 14.04 booted up ...
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windows 8 cannot boot after installation of ubuntu 14.04

after installation of ubuntu 14.04 , my windows 8.1 fails to start and shows oxc000000001, I used boot repair system wich fixed my ubuntu and it is working now but windows 8.1 is not loading :(, ...
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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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Uninstall Windows 8.1 to run Ubuntu 14.04 as the single OS on my laptop?

From the beginning I had Windows 8.1 installed on my laptop. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows by shrinking a drive on Windows and installing Ubuntu by usb to the latter one. Now I want ...
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Use refind over gurb (grub starting after refind)

So im dual-booting Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04, both on a GPT partition type in a Gigabyte hybrid uefi (both were installed as uefi) When i choose windows, it boots correctly but when choosing ubuntu ...
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Recovery mode - Win7/Ubuntu dualboot

I have a dualboot Win7/Ubuntu that I set up with wubi. I forgot both my username and password. A quick google search revealed that what I wanted to do was get into recovery mode, however I mashed both ...
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Ubuntu stuck on as a uefi entry after doing efibootmgr

I have a Asus x550ca and I have dual booted it with windows. The problem is that I deleted the ubuntu partition and swap because I found ubuntu to be useless to me and there is a ubuntu entry in my ...
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EFI Boot loader problem for dualboot system with windows 8.1

I succesfully installed ubuntu 14.04 manually alongside windows 8.1 on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga. However I did not manage to fix the booting process. So here is what I tried so far: using ...
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No Grub and Can't Boot into Windows 8 After installing Ubuntu 12.10

First, I installed Windows 8 in my desktop PC. (Not pre-installed... I did it by myself). Then I booted the Ubuntu dvd in UEFI mode (Did the same with Windows 8) and installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. ...
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12.04>14.04 Upgrade leaks timestamp bug to windows partition- how best to report this?

I am unsure how to report this bug, as I don't know what facts are needed in a dual boot situation that affects both sides- one being windows. The laptop is an Toshiba running a dual core pentium. ...
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How to improve my disk partition?

I want to improve my disk partition. I get an exclamation point on one of the partitions and what is? Please explain me first and give a solution. and It does not affect me, but I would like to ...
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Dual boot 14.04 with Windows 7on second disk (sdb), BIOS loader

I have Windows 7 on a separate disk (sdb) as it came from the factory. To protect it I disconnected it while installing Ubuntu 14.04 on the sda disk. Then I connected the sdb drive and expected to see ...
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Cannot find Windows 8 option after dual booting with Ubuntu 12.04 in grub [duplicate]

I succeded in installing ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 but after that laptop booted to ubuntu w/o a grub selection .So I installed boot-repair to fi the problem just to find a grub menu without a ...
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14.04 LTS login window is hidden until mouse pointer is moved to the right

I've upgraded from dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / Windows 7 to dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Windows 7. Before the upgrade, when booting Ubuntu, the login window would appear as expected, waiting ...
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Lost OS after backup of data files to external disk

Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a Fujitsu laptop I was attempting to back up my Ubuntu data files only to a WD portable HDD. My previous backup files had disappeared from a straight copy and paste ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a new SSD

Hi guys I am going to install Ubuntu on a new Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD and I heard it wasn't as easy as it sounds. I already know how to put a new drive in my desktop, so the only thing I need help ...
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Live USB Boot Windows 8.1

So im trying to install ubuntu to dual boot windows 8.1 on my hp pavilion. It came pre installed with windows 8.1. Before i get started here please note: I have tried with legacy mode on/off I have ...
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Ubuntu is my Default OS, how do I install Windows 7

My default OS is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I realise now that need to run certain windows software that can not run in the Ubuntu environment. How can I install Windows 7, so that I have a dual boot? I have ...