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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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Cannot get windows 8 to boot after ubuntu 12.10 install (different hdds)

I just took the plunge into Linux, with Ubuntu 12.10. Not knowing if I would like Ubuntu enough for it to become my main OS, I installed it alongside of my existing OS, windows 8. When installing ...
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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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Macbook Pro Ubuntu install freezes after grub menu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (also tried 14.04.1 LTS) on my 2009 Macbook Pro 5,2. I have installed rEFInd, I have made a bootable USB as instructed on the Ubuntu site. I can get to the grub ...
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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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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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How can I get Ubuntu and Windows XP to dual boot? (solved)

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP Home. Everything appeared to be progressing normally and I was prompted to eject the CD and reboot. The result was: error: no such device: ...
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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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Mouse and Keyboard will not work Windows 7 Dual Boot

My mouse and keyboard work fine in Ubuntu, as well as grub. However, when I boot into Windows 7, I cannot get past the login screen because the mouse and keyboard do not work. The lack of light on my ...
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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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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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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 ...
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I cannot install 12.04

I have Windows 7 installed on my machine with 297GB HDD. When I tried to install Ubuntu with WUBI, there's a black screen saying use (hd 0,0) cannot install wubi. After restarting the computer, the ...
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ASUS laptop won't reboot on Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot after running Windows

I shrunk my HDD and installed Ubuntu 12.04. Everything worked great, but if I reboot and run Windows and reboot, all I get is the "ASUS" screen and a cursor int the top left corner for a few seconds ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Ubuntu Does Not Boot

Just a little info on my computer: I have the early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" with Intel HD 3000 graphics. On my internal HDD, I have OSX and a small partition of Windows 7 that I dual boot with. I have an ...
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...
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Mount a NTFS drive with Junction point

My desktop has 3 physical hard drives and I dual boot between Win7 and Kubuntu 14.04. I have a 250G drive with Windows on it, a 200GB drive for Linux and a 1TB drive for data. When I set the ...
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grub2: sysmte restart after menu (nvidia, crypt)

I got a ThinkPad T410i if I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 grub is showing up but if I select any Ubuntu boot option the system does a reboot. First search brought up to add nomodeset because of the nvidia ...
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Managed to install Ubuntu alongside Windows7 with Gparted; now can't get back into Windows

I hoped to make a dual-boot install of Ubuntu (from USB w/ Ubuntu 14.10-desktop-amd64.iso) next to Windows 7, but dual-boot option was not presented. I chose "something else", shrunk Windows, created ...
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Update GRUB with encrypted LVM on second volume/drive?

On one machine I have an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sda that I can boot into. On the same machine is a second drive with an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sdb (that ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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How to move home partition to different start point?

I have tried moving/resizing partitions before and have ended up on many occasions breaking the installation (somehow). I do android ROM building, so I need to resize my home partition, but my layout ...
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GNU GRUB, Minimal BASH-like line editing screen displays before the usual GRUB screen when dual-booting Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1

I have read a couple of posts similar to this issue, but it seems many of them could not boot to Ubuntu after getting this screen due to a bad boot manager. It does not seem this is the case for this ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize existing partitions

History of my laptop: Acer E1-572 with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I then dual booted with ubuntu without any problems. Then I came across a booting problem which I resolved by reinstalling ubuntu over ...
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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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Battery not detected, /proc/acpibattery empty even it is present

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it is fully up-to-date. But the battery of my laptop is never detected. There is no battery icon on the top bar, the /proc/acpi/battery is empty. I've tried to remove the ...
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Triple Booting Mac, Windows, Ubuntu on Mac with Windows Already installed with bootcamp

So on my macbook I have OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Windows 7 Professional, and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I already have a bootable USB drive, and already installed refind. The problem is ...