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Issue installing Ubuntu via USB

I'm a new to Linux operating systems and am having some problems installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 I am trying to install it on a HP laptop running Windows 8.1, I have created a separate partition of my hard ...
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Ubuntu wont dual-boot on a Lenovo G505s

I installed Ubuntu from a LiveCD next to Windows 7 in the following way: Windows had 3 primary partitions, so I had to create a 4th extended one, under which I created: 1 / partition 1 swap ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS Workstation Installer Doesn't Recognize Windows 7

I'm a new user evaluating Linux distros. I have a Dual Boot system (Windows 7 and Fedora 21). I would like to install Ubuntu into the partition currently occupied by Fedora (/dev/sda3). The Ubuntu ...
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Just installed Ubuntu and during boot am given a choice but unable to choose

i decided to try out this Linux thing, so i installed Ubuntu. Unfortunately after it completed the installation a final reboot happened after which i was prompted a choice for which OS i'd like to ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 failure to dual boot, missing GRUB menu

I've been dual booting Kubuntu and Windows 8.1 for some time now and just today I upgraded to 15.04 and it's been nothing but problems. Mainly, I can no longer boot into Kubuntu; I don't even get the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 along side Windows 8.1

I have a 120 GB SSD in my laptop, and it runs windows 8.1 (not preinstalled). I have countless times dual or triple-booted the laptop when I ran Windows 7. Now I want to dual-boot it with Win 8.1 and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Kubuntu Plasma Desktop not booting

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today. The Laptop booted fine. However, after that I also installed Kubuntu Plasma Desktop from the Ubuntu Software Center. On booting default “Ubuntu” I get a black blank ...
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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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Ubuntu recovery mode

I have dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my computer. So recently I accidentally removed some important packages from my ubuntu and now when I try to load Ubuntu from the GRUB list, it ...
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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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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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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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Windows 7 does not boot after I installed ubuntu on a second drive

I installed Ubuntu on a different drive to Windows 7, but after installing, Windows 7 disappeared on the boot screen, that is I don't have options to boot Windows 7, the computer start up directly to ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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14.04 crashes at select installation screen

I am new to Ubuntu, so thanks for the help! I am trying to perform a dual boot on my windows laptop, to add Ubuntu. I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 onto a USB and booted it up on my asus eee pc laptop. At ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...
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Is it possible to remove and reinstall Ubuntu without affecting Windows?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my system (dual boot), Everything was working fine until graphical interface of Ubuntu crashes after updating it to 14.04.2 (unity fails to start after ...
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unable to boot linux

I have installed linux on my brand new alienware area 51. When I start it up it loads directly into windows. If I press F12 for options Linux is nowhere to be found. I have tried using boot repair to ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu from a pre-installed Windows 8? [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked a lot of times, but I've been searching and I didn't find a solution. I have two partitions, a partition with Windows 8.1 and another partition with Ubuntu ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 desktop on Windows 7 Amd64

I downloaded the 14.04.02 iso, burnt a DVD, but when I try to boot the DVD I get the following error: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Please help. I am a novice ...
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Windows 8 Doesn't Appear in Grub

I am trying to get Windows 8 to appear under my Grub menu. Here's some background details: Boot Info Script: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10871014/ CPU: Intel 4790k MB: Asus Hero VII UEFI Bios GPU: EVA ...
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Add Windows 7 to boot menu

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS - system restore /dev/sda2 13 4674 37436416 ...
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problem dual-booting Windows with EFI and 2 hard disks

I've searched everywhere for answers to the problems I'm having, and can't find a solution. I hope someone here can help. I have a Thinkpad T420 with two hard disks. The first hard disk is internal ...
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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Partitions deleted, disk cleared, but boot info still there

I've been trying to set up my ThinkPad T420 to boot Windows 10 Technical Preview on disk 0 (/dev/sda) and Ubuntu on disk 1 (/dev/sdb). I've reinstalled many times, and now I'm having trouble booting ...
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Not enough space for upgrade error ( even though space is available)(14.10)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) alongside windows 7 (In a different partition). The partition ubuntu is installed is 60 GB in size. When I tried to upgrade to 15.04 version, I had an ...
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My Ubuntu installation did not result in a dual boot menu option

I thought that I was installing Ubuntu version 14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso properly on my laptop (created a bootable USB, checked it for errors and found none, and installed it followed the simplest ...
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Can't boot any live cd anymore

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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How to I get Ubuntu installation to recognize my Mac OS?

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.13. I installed 14.04.2 LTS on a USB and am able to boot into Ubuntu. I left 100 Gb of free space on my 1Tb Apple SSD for Ubuntu. When I go thru ...
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Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
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how to add win to boot menu

I have 2 hard drives, 1 wit win and 1 with ubuntu how to easly add win to boot menu? I've installed grub customizer, can it be done by that program?
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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Burg boot loader themes are not working

My Burg Boot Loader in Ubuntu 14.04 , isn't showing themes. I have Tried Installing Burg Many Times by different methods . but the themes are not working at all They are not shown up on burg-emu nor ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after changing motherboard

My computer was no longer booting, so I took the hard drives out and I put them in a different computer (i.e I swapped motherboards). I had a dual boot Windows Vista OS and Ubuntu 10.14 (I think). For ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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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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Dual booting machines

Is it possible to run a dual boot machine by installing Windows on one hard drive in the machine, and installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive inside the machine?
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Problem with installation with Windows 7

Trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows 7. Every time the installation gets to the point that it ejects the dvd and tells me to press enter, I press it and it restarts and Windows just starts ...
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Installation problem of ubuntu 14 - no GRUB menu [duplicate]

After completion of installation of Ubuntu 14.04 from a disk with option 'by erasing existing Ubuntu 12. and reinstall' I found the message that' system will stop' but it will not automatically ...
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How can I format the drive where ubuntu is installed without disturbing the bootloader?

I am using dual-boot. Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 13.04. Windows 7 is installed on drive C:\ while Ubuntu is installed on drive J:\. My HDD is 500GB. My laptop came with Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook

So, I recently bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and have I've tried everything to wipe Chrome Os off the SSD or to "Legacy Dual Boot" to run a full blown Linux Distro. So in my efforts to get a full ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10?

How can I create a bootable USB Stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10? I have tried using startup disk creator but it doesn't show windows os.
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I Have Downloaded Ubuntu. Now Want to Install Directly From HDD [duplicate]

Well my question is unique. Because I want to know how can I install Ubuntu from HDD or a USB while the answer provided within the link someone said is duplicate is actually on how one can install ...
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How can I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu?

I currently have Windows 7 on my computer and I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows safely. Could someone please provide clear instructions?
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Different linux OS on particular hdd [on hold]

Have Adaptec RAID controller. There're 4 hdds on it. Existed Centos 5.10 on: /dev/sda1 - /boot ext3 /dev/sda2 - LVM I decided to migrate to Centos 7 and installed It on: /dev/sdd1 - /boot XFS ...
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Ntfs partition not accesible in Ubuntu [duplicate]

newbie here..and here is my question : I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my pc alongside Windows 8.1. I have seperate partition for my music and movies and games. When try to acess this partition ...
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How to get back windows loader, or boot from ubuntu

Well, I have windows 7, I installed ubuntu using usb, but I missed up, so I deleted, But I loved ubuntu and I want it back. The first time when I had to boot from usb I had a nice windows boot ...
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error after creating partition

I have a duel boot pc windows7 and ubuntu 14.04. windows is installed in c:/ and ubuntu in on d:/. I had shrinked the volume of c:/ and created a partition named e:/. Then after restart I get the ...