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Trouble Deleting a Partition Containing Grub

Update: I have resolved one of my problems myself, but still need help to delete a partition. I left the original post intact in case someone has a similar issue and can quickly reference this post. ...
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Install Ubuntu in UEFI mode (unable to boot from USB)

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R SE with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported). I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 8. I tried to follow all these instruction and these ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04(Current OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 64-bit laptop. I had Windows 8.1 on it. While installing Ubuntu 13.04, I accidentally selected the option to erase everything on the disk and install Ubuntu, and as a ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu but I can't get grub menu or Windows bootloader to work

I have a hp envy dv6, bought it with a Windows 8, then updated to 8.1. I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu and I have been trying to make this work for a week now, and still no good results. I ...
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Install Win 7 on SSD while retaining Ubuntu dual boot on HDD

I have just bought a 120gb SSD for my computer. I currently run a 1tb HDD with dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want install Win 7 onto my new SSD (rather than cloning and migrating, which I think ...
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Acer Aspire E15 will not dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Acer Aspire E15. The PC has a 500 Gigabyte HDD. During the installation it divided the HDD into separate partitions. However every time I turn on the PC it goes ...
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I am unable to see Windows 8 partition

I've installed Windows 8 on my Pavilion g6 laptop. Secure boot is disabled. I am able to boot from Ubuntu but unable to see the Windows 8 partition. I am able to see the whole HDD as available ...
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Boot repair fails to repair my dual boot (ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8)

Usually when I start my laptop, grub starts and allows me to boot either ubuntu or windows. However, after a windows update yesterday, windows is started automatically and selecting ubuntu in the ...
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Add Windows while keeping Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu 14.04.1; and I want to install Vista to dual-boot. Made a 100 GB partition for Vista and formatted it to NTFS with Gparted. But Vista refuses to install because there is "no space" I ...
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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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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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No Windows Option on Lubuntu Dual Boot on Surface Pro 3

I installed Lubuntu alongside a preexisting windows 8.1 install on my Surface Pro 3. Lubuntu was installed fine - but when I boot up - I dont see an option to boot into Windows. ...
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How to get OS selection screen?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode), while restarting OS selection window is not displayed. Every time I need to ...
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Partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110

I would like to ask about partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110 with Windows7 Starter. I want to make a dualboot in it together with Ubuntu 14.04. But the thing is, it already have 4 partitions and it ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongwith Windows 7

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 and now only 1 operating system ie Ubuntu in working I want to use Windows also what should I do.
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Ubuntu installation on UEFI system - grub console after boot

After a short (but bloody) battle I was finally able to install Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 13 (the 2015 one). After rebooting all I can see is the grub console. Typing exit pops up the Windows system that ...
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a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows 7 laptop after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have a dell inspiron N5010 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with windows in another partition. After restarting my laptop it is showing 'windows 7(loader)' but an error is occurred while ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 779G

As it says in the title, I am trying to dual boot 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 Lts. I am starting my first big boy job as a software analyst and as you can guess they primarily use linux platforms. I ...
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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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Unable to mount NTFS hard drive partition “The disk contains an unclean file system”

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on new SSD - the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sdd) failed

I'm a linux noob trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to a new 120 gb Kingston SSD. I'm aware there are other questions relating to this but I cannot find anything useful. Apologies if I have overlooked an ...
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using /home/user/music on two different Ubuntu installs on the same machine

I like playing around with the newest daily builds, different DE and stuff, yet need a solid (LTS) fallback to rely on, so I have two installs on the same machine... I know it wouldn't be a wise ...
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Keep grub over windows

I resized a windows partition using gparted which moved the start of that partition and windows stopped working. I can repair it using windows disc but then it would put the windows boot loader on ...
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How to find a graphics driver that works (faulty with nouveau & nvidia)?

I'm unable to access my Ubuntu 14.04 or Win XP partitions. When I try to log in to Ubuntu sometimes I get to the password point and my mouse stops working, or I get a black screen before that and ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my Laptop already running windows 8.1 [duplicate]

i followed the steps word by word even searched google for a solution but nothing. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 the problem is I've tried to disable the Fast-boot and UEFI Settings ...
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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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How to install ubuntu on windows8 pc dual boot?got some error while doing it?

Got some problem while booting ..it shows error premeture end of file casper/.. installation is done by USB device. somebody help me to makeover this error as i want Ubuntu for an urgent use
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Ubuntu LiveUSB doesn't recognize my Windows 8 installation

I have a laptop with UEFI (secure boot disabled) with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 along side Windows 8 on my primary hard drive, which uses GPT. I am only presented with ...
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Partitions. is it safe to move partition containing /boot?

I am running dualboot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04) and I would like to make more space for my Ubuntu partition. I am doing it from a live cd through gparted. I was about to resize my windows ...
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/usr/bin no longer in path after booting into windows 7

I have a dual booted windows 7 / ubuntu 14.04 computer. Everything in ubuntu worked fine until I booted into windows and then switched back to ubuntu. Now when I try to login it keeps sending me ...
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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 install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu on my laptop. Now I want install Windows 7 in a dual-boot. How can I do this? I can't lose my Ubuntu files, and I'm afraid that I might break GRUB.
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Grub Customizer inconsistent with actual boot menu

Background: Initially, I created a small partition on a hard drive to try Ubuntu as an alternative to the previously installed Windows XP. After finding Ubuntu useful and running into space problems ...
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Cannot boot to ubuntu (dual-booted with Win8)

I made an attempt to install Ubuntu today from a DVD. It worked well for about an hour, when I was working in the tty's, getting things updated, etc. I closed the my computer's lid and upon ...
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Windows 7 or 8 for dual boot with linux? [on hold]

Hy! I'm not the type of guy who ask questions but now i'm pretty angry and way to tired to start searching 2 hours for a simple information. The problem is simple: I was, until this night using ...
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Cant Install Ubuntu 14.04.02

Can boot into it fine, but when I get to the step where I'd choose what partition to install it on, /dev/sda shows up completely empty. I was intending to dualboot, running fixparts outputs this: ...
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Security concerns while dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu

In light of recent intrusive additions to ESEA's client I have completely reformatted my computer and re-installed Windows alongside Ubuntu. Here's my setup: 1 SSD fully dedicated to Windows 8.1 1 ...
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Enabling Fast Boot [on hold]

I already looked at the Why disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 when having dual booting? article, so I understand why fast boot is turned off in most cases. I noticed after dual booting my ASUS laptop ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 along Win7 - Windows was not detected and probably got overwritten

Background information: I've a Lenovo u510, which comes with pre-installed windows 8 with their "new" UEFI boot system as you know. I need Ubuntu to run ROS for fun in my spare time and I need ...
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Instal Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 7

Unable Install Ubuntu with windows 7. I tried many times to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7. The instllation is completed successfully in every attempt but i can't boot to ubuntu. I install ...
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Grub-Bootmenu not showing up after triple-boot install (Ubuntu + 2xWindows10)

I first installed Windows10 (x32) on my Laptop, and then I installed Ubuntu. As it didn't ask me to boot into Windows10, and just booted to Ubuntu, I launched Grub-Boot-Repair and set up the boot. ...
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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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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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How to encrypt dual-booted Xubuntu?

I'm running a dual-booted Windows and Xubuntu system. I need full partition encryption, but only on the Xubuntu side. Is it possible to set it up without loosing any data? Which method is the safest ...
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Unable to mount Windows partition - fast boot is already off - still get the problem [duplicate]

i have installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu on my new computer, and get the following error when i try to mount the device. I already googled and turned all the hibernation / fastboot options off, but i ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 and grub is not showing windows 7 [duplicate]

tried grub update and boot-repair but none working. this is the link which boot repair gave me http://paste.ubuntu.com/10923998/
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Two copies of Ubuntu loader detected by Boot Manager

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my system. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04, and ran Boot Repair in order to make the GRUB the default loader. However, it failed to achieve what I wanted, ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 LTS from Windows 7 and 12.10 dual boot

I have a dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10LTS on my laptop. I want to upgrade to 14.04LTS ( Or any other newer LTS version). My question are: Do I have to backup my data in windows 7? (I ...
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How to automount NTFS partitions ?

I have two NTFS partitions, and I don't want to mount them everytime I start Ubuntu. How can I do this ? Is there a tool or a code to use? If so, is it safe to automount? specially when they are ...