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RAID1 “conflicting device node” message on startup

I'm dual booting Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome Classic). I have RAID1 set up (on Asus Z87-A motherboard) with Win partition, Ubuntu partition, and NTFS partition for data. On Ubuntu startup, I see ...
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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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System very slow except while running Smartmontools selftest

I am quite new to Ubuntu. I have a L430 Lenovo with i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 , 4GB Ram, dual boot with Windows 7. HDD 500 GB TOSHIBA MK5061GSY. Every 10/15 seconds the HDD light turns on for 2-3 ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week I've just about manged to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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Ubuntu UEFI Windows 8.1 Dual Boot

I have installed Win8 and Ubuntu side by side before in the past and had issues with booting which were fixed perfectly the first time using boot-repair. This time, I installed Win8.1 and Ubuntu with ...
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Kernel Panic While installing Ubuntu 12.04 from burnt CD

I'm having problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit on my laptop. I once had it installed on my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, but LightDM got weird so I was forced to erase the ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot breaks keyboard in WIndows 7

I have a HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC. Main OS is WIndows 7 pro. I tried to install Ubuntu (from Windows with dual boot) several times and the result is the same. Ubuntu works fine but there is a ...
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Will upgrading to windows 10 affect my dual boot?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I would like my Ubuntu to be untouched. How do I go about it?
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How to install ubuntu along with pre-installed window 7 home premium (UEFI) in sony vaio sve14a15fn

I really tried alot to install ubuntu alongside with my preinstalled window 7. also, read many articles posted on internet regarding dual window installation. But nothing is working for me. So, I need ...
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First installation like a breeze - reinstallation nothing but woes

I own a MSI GS60 that has Intel Graphics and an nVidia GTX 860M graphic cards, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it without any problems. I totally loved it. Then I had the idea ...
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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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Symlinks dont work after restarts— then restarting nautilus fixes it

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to folders in a partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Symlink problems with OSX dual-boot

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to files in a shared partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Windows 10 and Grub not working properly

I recently decided to test Winodows 10 on my HP dv6 laptop with Ubuntu 14 installed. I was able to get Windows up and running without any problems but getting Ubuntu and Windows to boot properly has ...
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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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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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How to boot encrypted windows partition

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on a dedicated partition in my work machine. The Windows partition is encrypted with Symantec full disk encryption, and is not recognized by Ubuntu as Windows (and does ...
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How to boot Windows 8 installed in legacy mode using GRUB in EFI mode?

This question is linked to this: How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB? But I can't access windows anymore, so I can't run bcdboot. Here's my partition tables: ...
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liveCD Doesn't See Unallocated Space In My Hard Disk

First time here, hoping to get some help. I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer. I have Windows 7 installed and shrunk my main partition to leave a roughly 250 Gb gap (Unallocated). ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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after Kubuntu crash all settings lost

After I forgot to stick in the power supply of my laptop the fresh installed kubuntu 14.04 system crashed and after rebooting all settings were gone. For example there is no shutdown or restart button ...
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Slow boot/resume from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 on my laptop and have been enjoying it a lot. I realized some day that I wanted to give more space for my root and home partitions (they ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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Boot Ubunto automatically

I have a HP laptop running Windows 8.1. It currently automatically boots up into Windows 8.1, so to load Ubuntu I have to press the ESC on startup key to go into boot options so I can access Ubuntu. ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on sony vaio

I managed to install Ubuntu in a sony vaio laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and updated to Windows 8.1. After I finished the process, I experienced the same behavior than "landroni" (How to fix ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am unable to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The only options from the boot CD are options 2 and 3, to erase all data or the partitions. Option 1 is grayed out, which is what ...
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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...
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screen is displaying wrong colors after dual booting 14.04

I have a Dell inspiron 17r which has an Intel hd graphics 4400 GPU dual booted with Ubuntu and Windows 8. When I first tried Ubuntu without installing my screen was green instead of the usually ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 error

I installed Wubi a little while ago to try out Ubuntu and I really like it so I decided to make a partition and install 13.10 fully. When I booted from my USB with 13.10 and tried installing it using ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 13.10 wifi problems

My dual boot W7 & Ubuntu 13.10 system with ASUS PCE-N15 wireless card (on channel 1) will connect to Verizon Mifi 2200 while in W7 but not in Ubuntu. Software requests password but after entering ...
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Need help to solve shutdown issue in Ubuntu 13.10 with dual boot

I want to have dual boot in my laptop but I face some improper shut down. Here is what all I did. Day 1: Installed Ubuntu 13.10 Everything worked like charm except Display's Brightness. Fixed ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 acer V3-571G with Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to dual boot my acer which came with windows 8 pre-installed. I tried using the tutorial here doing it the simple way but when I load Ubuntu from my transcended flash drive it says that ...
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WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
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TabletPC: OS selection in GRUB using volume and Windows buttons

I've bought an Acer P3-171 tablet and installed Ubuntu Precise Pangolin alongside with Windows on it. Unfortunately, I only can choose the OS to boot using an external hardware keyboard. I am a ...
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Broken chainloader after cloning drive

I have a multiboot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 13.04. I use Grub 2 to boot from the MBR to a chainloader in the Ubuntu partition, and the chainloader gives me the option of booting to XP or ...
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Dual Partion windows not working ?

I originally set up Ubuntu "along side" widows(Vista) and realized it was done though wubi after I tried to set up a VB and didn't have enough room. I then repartitioned the HD and did a stand alone ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a Samsung NP300EC5 running Windows 8.1 after disabling "Secure Boot" After installation no Windows items appeared in grub menu. I ran BootRepair, that told me "everything ...
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Dual Boot System: Windows 8 starts up with black screen if started from GRUB

i don't even know if this problem has anything to do with GRUB or Ubuntu. It could be just a hardware problem. my problem started after i installed my new graphics card (Radeon HD7970). Everything ...
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Windows 8 overwrites boot with Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Sony VAIO S series with Windows 8 preinstalled and then I installed Ubuntu 12.10 partition. The first time I was booting the Grub appeared, and I was able to choose between Windows 8 and ...
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Removing Ubuntu, Please Help

I had the wubi.exe in my 16gb usb drive. When attempting to install it, I mistakenly selected my USB drive as my installation drive. After installing, I formatted my USB drive, meaning the uninstaller ...
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Problems installing 12.04 alongside Windows 8

I have a Lenovo Y400 notebook, and I hate Windows 8. So, I tried to install and dual-boot Ubuntu. I immediately ran into problems. First of all, 13.10 won't boot. Unfortunately, I haven't tried it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at “Where are You?” during install

I am trying to dual-boot a brand-spanking new rebuilt computer. I bought (2) 128GB Samsung 840 pro SSDs with the intent of installing Windows 8 (new) on one and Ubuntu on the other... with a 500gb ...
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Ubuntu can only hibernate once?

System: Lenovo Y500 running Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 For some reason, I can only hibernate 1 time after (re)booting up the system. If I hibernate after the first time, the system goes ...
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How to fix GRUB on dualboot with Windows7 and Ubuntu?

I am a relatively recent user of Linux. I had several releases of Ubuntu installed on my laptop working in dual-boot and never had any issues. Recently, I installed openSUSE because I thought it ...
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Dual Boot installation error “no root file system is defined” for 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 using WUBI.exe from within windows 7. All goes well but when it restarts and installation proceeds it gives and error "No root file system defined". I have tried ...
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ntfs error after installing ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HD, where windows7 is my old OS..I have set up a 50gb partition for installing Ubuntu. The partition is NTFS format. After installation Ubuntu is starting well, but ...
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Dual boot 12.04 and XP

I installed 12.04 alongside XP and when I restart it says ubuntu is not there and ONLY choice I have is XP without booting from CD for demo, I reinstalled thinking I missed somthing but no luck. What ...