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Sony Duo 11 dual boot issue

I have done everything that i have read and cannot get this to work. I want to install ubuntu along with 8.1. I have it already installed on a partition. Issue is i cannot get my computer to boot ...
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Re-installing ubuntu to format my dual-boot system configuration?

I decided to try out the new windows 8 (then 8.1) when buying a new computer to be able to run microsoft software cleanly. I still installed ubuntu as a dual-boot system (splitting my drive's space ...
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Is it possible to install Linux as a standalone OS with a UEFI system that came preinstalled with Windows 8?

I've tried installing Ubuntu several times as a standalone OS on my Toshiba Portege z935 which has a UEFI Bios and came pre-installed with windows 8 and it does not work. Is it really only possible to ...
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Can't boot into UBUNTU, after Yosemite install

I have posted on here as a last resort as I have searched for a solution and haven't been able to find one. I recently installed OS X Yosemite on my mac. Since then I have not been able to gain ...
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Installing Ubuntu by formatting windows XP and using it along with windows 7

I have already installed windows xp and 7 (duplicate). xp got corrupted and 7 is caught by some spyware/malware. I have successfully downloaded Ubuntu and i want to install it on the place of xp (by ...
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grub rescue> unknown command “kernel”

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop, everything worked fine, but today I got this message: error: hd0 out of disk. grub rescue> This happened to me before, and usually I solved it with ...
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Windows 8.1 not coming up in boot options?

So I made a 200gb partition out of my 2tb HDD for ubuntu 14.04.1 and followed ALL the instructions listed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU Yet when I reboot I only get the ...
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Dualboot OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04

I want to know how to dual boot OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04
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Ubuntu attempt to read or write outside of disk, entering rescue mode

Ubuntu 12 and now Ubuntu 14.10 do not boot, they drop out into grub rescue saying "error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd1'. I had no problems a couple of years ago with v10 but thought ...
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rEFInd on dual boot with windows 8.1 on UEFI

After a fair bit of trouble I got linux (actually its mint - hope I'm not breaking the rules) installed alongside windows 8.1. When I switch on the laptop (Dell XPS 15 9530) I get a grub manager with ...
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Dual boot problem with Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 - Only Ubuntu boots

I install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1 after install ubuntu I reset system so system boot in ubuntu directly and I can not boot in win 8.1 :( How I can repair boot for having two options ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual boot, can't choose windows 8.1

http://paste.ubuntu.com/8732930/ So I have the following setup 1TB Seagate HDD -sda 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD -sdb I had Three partitions on the HDD One for OS, another for Games and last for ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14 with windows 8 dual boot

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 alongside windows 8. I followed a tutorial from youtube, but I never get the option of Install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 and when I go to somethings else I did not ...
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Cannot find ubuntu on grub after installation

So I want to have dual boot in my laptop that already has Windows 8. Installation was successful, but Windows 8 didn't appear on grub. it had some error with /endentire. With some work around that I ...
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Dual boot xubuntu 12.04 installation error

I tried installing Xubuntu 12.04 in my laptop that already had a Windows 7 installed. I chose the option of "Something else" from the install options and proceeded to the partition-selection screen. I ...
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Linux Mint and Windows 10 Technical Preview [on hold]

So I have download the .iso for windows 10 technical preview, and am wondering, since my system is 100% linux, is there a way to add a windows install? My hard drive is 2TB, and I partitioned 600GB ...
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Grub Won't Boot Windows 10 [on hold]

I had a dual booting system with Linux mint and windows 7. When I heard about the windows 10 technical preview, I wanted to test it out. It installed fine, and I like it. I used it for a while, then ...
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It would appear I've ruined my 1 tb hard drive, please help

So I had Ubuntu installed on my first hard drive which was ssd, that install worked and everything was fine. I decided to move it to my second hard drive, sdb, and I put it at the end. It was like ...
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LMDE alongside Ubuntu?

I have previously installed Ubuntu 14.04 on its own, but I would like to Dual-Boot Linux Mint Debian Edition alongside it, I thought I'd ask here, because Ubuntu is my 1st OS installed, and I would ...
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GNU GRUB Minimal, BASH-like line editing is supported

I have been trying so hard to install biolinux8 alongside windows 8, on a dell inspiron 7000s. I have a problem with the grub and when I try to boot ubuntu I have the following error: "gnu grub ...
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No Operating system Detected [duplicate]

i am having lenovo g505s laptop with windows7(not preloaded),i want to install ubuntu alongside with windows 7, but it is not showing install alongside option, how do i get that? it is not detecting ...
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Windows Invalidation after Installing Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7

I am having an error on my laptop when I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. Everything was fine, but one month after I installed Ubuntu using the Install Alongside Windows option, I started receiving ...
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Dual boot choice

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my second HDD (Where my first has Win8) and can't figure out how to make it so when I boot my computer, it asks me whetehr I want to go into Windows or Ubuntu. How ...
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Adding SDD to dual boot environment to make tri-boot

Edit: To clarify based on comments below, I have installed Windows onto a new disk and now I want to be able to boot from that disk using the Grub installed on a different disk. Do I need to change ...
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why my ubuntu 14.04 live DVD not allowing me to install ,it reboots repetedly?

i am trying to install ubunt 14.04 LTS with win 7 .I first made the free partition space in windows through hd manager .after that when i choose the option of something else it detects the drive but ...
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How can I view the total disk space taken up by all operating systems?

I have a dual boot system with windows and Ubuntu (trusty). Now, when I am in Ubuntu, I can see the disk space I have, which is 25.7 GB. It also tells me that I have 1.8 GiB of memory.Is this the ...
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Centos, ubuntu, and windows

I recently partitioned my hardrive to install ubuntu alongside windows. I then went to install centos over ubuntu. After this second installiation, even after specifying where centos should be ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows on two separate hard drives

I have just installed Ubuntu on a hard disk and windows 8.1 on another hard disk. How to make dual boot when pc starts ? As I have mentioned, they are not on different partitions, they are on ...
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Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Bootloader

I feel like this has been asked, but I'm still confused. I have windows 7 installed on a SSD. I want to dual boot linux with it so I partitioned 60gigs of space for the root, home, and swap. I booted ...
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dual boot option menu is not showing on startup

I use sony vaio laptop with windows 8 pre installed. I installed kali linux in uefi mode alongside with windows 8. After installation it restarted and showed the dual boot option. I choose windows 8 ...
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More entries in GRUB2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 32bit on an external HDD (Samsung M3 Portable, 500GB) and want to add other entries for various diagnostic software (UBCD, bitdefender antivirus...) to GRUB on the same disk. Is it ...
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How to change default OS at startup

I installed Ubuntu 14.01 in Drive E and windows 10.1(preview version) in Drive C, but at start up windows is boot up automatically , their is no option for choosing the OS. So how can change the OS ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 is not displayed in grub menu after dual boot installation

I have installed ubuntu 14.10 on the my laptop with windows 7 already existing. The grub menu now is not displaying the option to load ubuntu. It just shows only windows 7. I tried with boot-repair ...
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Is this partition scheme suitable for Ubuntu 14.04?

Before I really start getting into Ubuntu, I would like to know if my current partition scheme is suitable. I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on a 750GB HDD drive. When installing Ubuntu, ...
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Cant boot win7. Boot loader installed on SSD

I have 500gb hdd and 32gb SSD on my ASUS laptop UX32V On HDD there was WIN7 On SSD I just have installed Ubuntu (/,/home,/swap and boot partition) After all I realized that I have made a bad choice ...
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Problem booting Kubuntu

So I installed Kubuntu the day before yesterday but when I start my laptop it boots right into Windows. This is how I installed Kubuntu: I downloaded the Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 release from the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1/Ubuntu on RAID/Single drive system

I have a PC over an AMD platform with the following configuration: AMD Athlon II X4 630, ASRock 990FX Extreme4, 8GB RAM, GeForce 8800GS, 2x500GB Hard disks on RAID0 configuration (1TB) with Windows ...
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Split encrypted Ubuntu installation into multiple encrypted partitions

I run a standard Ubuntu installation with LVM-Luks-based encryption which was set up by the installer. Now I would like to split this installation up since I want to use my home with another Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu on Laptop without affecting windows bootloader

Ok. I am a Linux user but I purchased a laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed... LAPTOP INFOS: Lenovo G50 64-bit Intel i5 processor 4GB of RAM Supports USB 3.0 I wanna install Ubuntu 14.10 on a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - changed boot sequence but still booting to Ubuntu when I want Windows 7

I have ubuntu 14.04 but want to boot up to use Windows 7 using a disc. I've restarted several times, altering at BIOS the boot sequence to CD but it still keeps booting to Ubuntu. Once logged in , ...
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grub missing; boot repair disk unable to correct

I was dual booting with LXLE and windows 7 .The system ran fine till 4-5 month. However yesterday windows 7 was missing from grub. I went into windows recovery environment and ran fixmbr and fixboot ...
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Can't install Ubuntu or any distro after failed install.

I tried to install Ubuntu once and while figuring out partitions, something went wrong and the installation failed. I'm not sure what happened but it made my second hard drive, the one I tried to ...
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Is it better to install ubuntu on a computer with win 8 pre loaded or win 7?

The reason I ask this is because I feel that there is a sort of new option in the bios menu [fast boot?] that makes the os harder to set up and run less smooth. I need some opinions as to which makes ...
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Swap Space Allocation Problem

I have a single 160 GB physical hard drive. I have Windows 8.1 installed on 100 GB (Local Disk C:). I left the remaining 60 GB as unallocated space for Ubuntu installation. Now, the problem is that ...
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Lenovo v570 DualBoot | Booting in insecure mode

I wan't to install Ubuntu 14.1 with Windows 7 * Windows Ultimate x64 * GPT HDD * Laptop : Lenovo v570 * no UEFI settings in BIOS When i try to boot from USB i have error: "Booting in insecure ...
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How to enable boot manager on the slave HDD of my desktop machine?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the slave HDD of my desktop machine and I don't know how to enable boot manager. The system boots automatically on Ubuntu.
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I Cannot load ubuntu with windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. But today when I turned on my PC it showed an error regarding GRUB RESCUE. So I solved it referring to a site. The site told the following steps: If you ...
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Bootloader Win7 / Xubuntu / Win10

I have problems with my bootloader. At first I installed Windows 7 and after that I installed Xubuntu to have the right bootloader to boot both OS. But now I wanted to try Windows 10 preview as a 3th ...
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Dual-boot windows 8 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 on Lenovo Y500

I've spend almost two days trying to get this to work. I've read multiple tutorials and this is one of them. no matter what I do I always end up in windows. should I give up on this or is there a ...
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How to remove BURG and restore GRUB?

I installed the BURG bootloader today in order to give my boot up screen some style. However, when I choose Ubuntu from the list it freezes on a screen with a bunch of code. Thankfully, I am still ...