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Maintaining multiple Linux distros - boot and grub partitions

Here is my GParted view of /dev/sda The unallocated blocks were once another Ubuntu distribution - I will resize my other partitions to consume them soon. /dev/sda2 holds my Debian installation's ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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Unable to mount hard disk even after disabling fast boot

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with Windows 10 preview build. I have two hard disks, one on which Ubuntu and Windows are installed and the other containing all the data. I am not able to ...
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ubuntu boot to initramfs/busybox

I have an Alienware 17 R2. I installed it with 2 SSD and 1 HDD. I have windows 8.1 and install ubuntu 14.04. The disk list is: Disk 0: HDD Vol 1: Data Disk 1: SSD Vol 2: Ubuntu Disk ...
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Installing GRUB2 on Intel RAID1 volume fails to boot

I've come here as a kind of last resort, hopefully someone will be able to help me. I work for a company which sells POS systems, recently we started using the HP RP5 5810 PC as the heart of our ...
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How to partition for Windows/Ubuntu dual boot on same SSD

I have a 500GB SSD in which i would like to have both Windows and Ubuntu. My plan is to have something similar to this: Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 Uefi boot an efi partition (created by windows ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting and no partitions found after i installed ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu. I was using windows 8.1 and wanted to install ubntu 14.04lts.To do this i had 4partitions C,D(Dbase),E(Study),F(Media),I and a free space of 26GB.By using universalusb installer,i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing Red Hat 6 Enterprise Linux to do Dual Boot

My biggest issue is having Ubuntu recognize RHEL as an Operating System. I initially installed RHEL first and then tried Ubuntu. When installing Ubuntu, I wouldn't get the statement that says, " we ...
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Linux based incremental disk image

I use dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. I have a Windows NTFS drive, Linux root, Linux Home, and a shared NTFS between my Linux and windows. I have plan to take disk clone backup from both my Windows OS and ...
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Need help merging unallocated partition to primary partitions

I triple-booted and realized I did not want Mac OS X anymore. So I simply deleted it's partition. But now I am trying to move half of the unallocated to windows and half of it to Ubuntu. I am having a ...
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partition problem as installing windows 7 or 8 after ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu already installed and I want to install Windows but it says "we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one" here is my partition table tell me what is wrong Any ...
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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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Safely move (and extend) Ubuntu Partition

So I know this question has probably been asked before but I am having trouble finding an answer specific to my problem and I really dont want to ruin my machine and have to reinstall both operating ...
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Dual boot Win 8/Ubuntu 15.04

I have two HDD, one has my Windows 8.1 install on it. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on the second HDD by creating a UFEI bootable USB and installing it that way, there was no option to "install along side ...
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Dual Boot: W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on same Drive or it's better with 2 Drives

I have 2 Drives: 500GB SSD and 512GB HDD. Currently I have installed Ubuntu on a different partition of the SSD. Windows is installed on the SSD too. And I managed to mess up my boot. Anyway, I has ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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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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Grub menu not showing after installing ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with windows

I have a lenovo g50-80 windows 8.1 is preinstalled in uefi mode. I changed the mode to legacy mode then installed ubuntu 15.04. but even after installing it boot menu was not coming. Then I changed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual boot problem with windows 7

I have a problem switching back to my windows 7. I have a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04 LTS as main and windows 7 the other. I tried running some codes today such as sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Installing Ubuntu after failed installation with flash drive (no disk drive)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (version does not matter to me) alongside my Windows Vista Operating System. My laptop does NOT have a disk drive, so I have to use the bootable flash drive option. ...
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ASUS Zenbook BIOS only boot

Scratching my head here on this one... Brand new Asus Zenbook UX305FA, came with Win 8 installed--upgraded to Win8.1, then to Win 10 prelim; dual boot with Ubuntu 15.10; I've had absolutley no ...
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Cursor is not moving in my ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot system)

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 using wubi software. During booting when I click on ubuntu, I can't see my user account, instead it is asking for password for Guest account. and ...
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Incredibly slow boot time with ssd [on hold]

I got a 120 gb Adata SSD about a month ago. I gave it a clean Ubuntu install and its average boot time was about 8 seconds from post. After a week of a stable OS, I attempted to dual boot with Kali ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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2 windows loaders after grub2 repair

I have recently reinstalled w7 and had ubuntu 12.04 lts installed on it,w7 installation deleted the grub2 loader,after that i found solution to use boot-repair from live-cd session, BUT......now i ...
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how to remove other linux os and stay with ubuntu only

I have latest ubuntu 15.4. I wanted to try fedora so I installed it afterwards and got dual boot. Now I want to remove fedora and stay with only ubuntu. How do I completely remove fedora and ...
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How to choose which OS to start in dual boot with Touch Screen and no physical keyboard?

I (now) own an HP Slate 2(b2a28ut) which it's a fancy piece of technological art. It does look like a tablet itself and it acts like an Android Tablet because of its Capacitive Touch Screen, but it is ...
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GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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Can't Dual Boot into Windows 7 after Intalling Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

Usually before I load into an OS, I get the option menu to select Windows 7 or Recovery mode(I have thinkpadx220); Then I used Unetbootin, which appeared as the third option. After installing Ubuntu ...
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grub2 not working, showing purple screen after selecting ubuntu or windows

grub2 wont boot anytithing, it just shows purple screen after i select windows or ubuntu but when i install grub legacy ubuntu works perfectly but i cant add windows 8 to grub legacy. Any help is ...
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Can't Boot Ubuntu 14.04 after software updates

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 into my per-installed windows 8 computer and uses dual-booting for a wile with out any problem. Three days ago Ubuntu flagged me with some software updates and I let to ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Error Booting to Windows after removing Ubuntu

I wanted to remove Ubuntu to reorganize my hard disk, I deleted Ubuntu partition then I run this command in Windows repair "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" but when my Laptop boots it shows a screen says ...
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Help creating Custom Grub2 Entry for Parted Magic 2015 (Have working 2013)

I love parted magic, I want to be able to use the newest version. I got my custom entry from Help Ubuntu and tweaked it a bit to my system and made it simpler. It works with the version from the ...
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Ubuntu can't detect wifi networks on macbookpro 13.3

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I'm not sure how to go about setting up my wifi. It doesn't detect any networks. I'm using a late-2013 13.3" macbookpro with retina display, so it doesn't ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows Vista (Wubi) and use it as a dual boot. However while in the process of installing I turned the touch pad off. And after installation the touchpad is not ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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How to add windows 8 to Grub 2 [duplicate]

Ok, my computer has windows 8 preinstalled, i wanted to have dual-boot so i tried to add ubuntu in the easyBCD, now i cant boot to windows and in grub2 only ubuntu appears. I ran the boot repair and ...
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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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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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Problem with Multiboot and Grub

Sry for my Bad English, I am from Germany:D My Problem is that my Grub bootloader had a problem a few days ago,I couldn't change the options with Grub Customizer or anything. It says that a file is ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
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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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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu (Elementary Freya) [on hold]

I wanted to try out Linux so I installed Elementary OS Freya (which is apparently an Ubuntu fork) following these instructions, but I lost the ability to boot into Windows now as it doesn't show up in ...
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Ubuntu Ultimate Question [on hold]

Hello Everyone I just Installed Ubuntu Ultimate4.3 on my computer the problem I have with it is that the windows are black and with small dark text it is very hard for me to see what the text says, I ...
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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 gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...