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Problems dual-booting Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04

Completely new to Linux. I tried installing Ubuntu with Windows 10 choosing the installation option for Ubuntu to dual-boot alongside Windows Boot Manager. The installation ran smoothly and I ...
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Windows 10 update ruined by Windows/Ubuntu dual boot

I had a Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot set up on my laptop. An updater tried to install Windows 10 in the middle of the night and now when I start the laptop, I get the grub rescue prompt. I tried this ...
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Keyboard not working after installing Windows 8

I had Ubuntu on my Computer. I then installed Windows 8, after which I could not boot from Ubuntu. So I installed GRUB using Boot-repair from a Live USB. Now, when I boot and see GRUB, I can use my ...
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After installing Lubuntu in dual-boot with windows 10, I cannot access windows anymore

I installed the latest version of Lubuntu (which I also want to change to normal Ubuntu in the end) on a LENOVO ideapad (don't know how to get details on the laptop on lubuntu) but I cannot access ...
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Dual Boot Problem in UEFI Mode

I have a HP Probook 440 G2 and it is installed with Windows 8.1 in UEFI Mode. I used Rufus-2.1 software to boot Ubuntu in the USB in GPT Prtition Scheme and tried to install Ubuntu. The OS got ...
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Windows and Lubuntu

I used WUBI to install Lubuntu on a different Partition of my Windows installed Laptop. However after installation and subsequent restart, I do not get the option to choose the OS between Windows 7 ...
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lubuntu bootloader does not work properly

I am trying to install lubuntu on my older laptop. I have created a bootable CD and the install seems to go fine, but after I am prompted to remove the boot disk and restart, the computer boots ...
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Ubuntu killed Window volume. How to reinstall window from Ubuntu

Ubuntu killed Window partition Hey guys, I have this trouble. At first my Lap has Ubuntu and Window. But the grub has crashed and the best way to save it was backup data and reinstall OS. I chose to ...
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Too many Primary partitions (MBR) after installing Ubuntu

I am using a Sony (sve15118fnb) laptop. Recently I installed windows 10 and decided to dual boot it with Ubuntu. The disk uses MBR partition table, so the maximum number of primary partitions allowed ...
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Dual boot Lubuntu install not going well. (on old P4 w/ xp)

Have an unallocated partition, (Youtube vid), Have the 16.04iso on usb. Several different versions all crashed, or just didn't load from the usb. Can't write code, so if it's not fully auto-install, ...
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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 14.04.4 macbookpro11,5 install problem

I'm relatively new to Linux/Ubuntu (i.e. I mightn't understand overly detailed tech terms etc) and have come across the following problem: I tried to install Ubuntu on a new (Jan 2016) MBP 11,5 with ...
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Help Ubuntu and Windows won't shutdown

I've decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series. Now both OS's can't shut down properly. What is looks like is that all processes are killed during the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 dual-booted system gets stuck at loading initial ramdisk when I try to boot ubuntu

I'll start off by saying that I am not a very advanced Ubuntu user. This whole thing started when I was running Ubuntu and got a notification of a unfinished update, so I started the update. However, ...
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Why was I asked to create a password in order to disable secure boot on initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04?

On initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04, I checked off "Install third-party software" and, underneath it, I was prompted to check off another option which would allow the OS package to automatically ...
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How do I add a partition (specifically swap) to my raid0 laptop setup?

EDIT: yes, gparted was the (in hindsight obvious) answer I foolishly didn't create swap space when I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows on my Acer laptop with 2 SSDs preconfigured as raid0. Now I ...
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How to use a `dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb` drive?

Given: a sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb duplicate drive of the main boot drive. How does one safely, reliably : mount a dd duplicate drive as a second drive? setup the dd duplicate drive as ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 installed on MacBook won't shut down properly

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my MacBook using rEFIt, and the problem is now it won't shut down properly. Every time it reaches the very last part where it's about to power off and then just hangs. ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create this following setup, or if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my ...
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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 managed 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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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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Dual-boot OSx (El Capitan) and Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't work after updates

I follow this tutorial to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with my OSx. Initially, it worked. I could boot in both systems using the rEFInd interface. But after I installed updates and some software* on my ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing - Attempted to kill init ! exit code 0x00007f00

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual boot with windows 8. Yesterday I was installing hadoop on my system and suddenly Ubuntu stopped working. So I have to power it off directly by pressing and holding ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 Ubuntu 16.04

I have just received a Dell XPS 13 9350 and it is the Developer Edition with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled in it. I have deleted the default Ubuntu install and I have installed Windows 10. Now I have ...
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Ubuntu for Meizu Mx Pro 5 - Android Edition?

I own Meizu MX Pro 5, regular Android edition. Now that the MX Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is coming out, I wonder if I could install Ubuntu-Touch using dualboot on my MX Pro 5 - or at least install ...
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Dual boot issue with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 10 system. Installation was successful, but after rebooting the system, it is taking me directly to windows OS. GRUB menu is not getting loaded during the ...
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Can't format disc after attempted to install dual boot system

Briefly I installed windows and then when I tried to install Ubuntu on a separate partition it couldn't see the Windows partition. So I opened Windows but I had lost the use of my mouse and keyboard. ...
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Fail to install Ubuntu 15.10 - Internal error

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 as a dual-boot on my Windows 7 laptop, but I can't manage to. I am pretty sure the DVD is OK, since I used it to install it on my desktop (also dual-boot with ...
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What is the best configuration for dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on SSD

Currently I have a laptop Asus A43S with 8GB RAM, HDD 500GB, dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7). The HDD has 4 partitions. They are Windows 10 (162GB NTFS), Ubuntu (104GB ...
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Keyboard not working in GRUB menu

I recently dual-booted my windows 8.1 laptop with ubuntu 14.04. The GRUB was working fine once I set it up, but suddenly the keyboard seems disabled in GRUB and only boots into ubuntu now. How can I ...
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imac 5.1 late 2006 ubuntu installation

I have an iMac 5,1 (late 2006 model 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo running OS lion). I've installed refind and I am trying to install ubuntu linux 14.04.3 LTS (32bit version) from my USB. This is the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect Windows when trying to install from USB boot

I'm attempting to boot Ubuntu from a USB drive, but when I start the installation, it doesn't recognize that I have Windows 7 on my computer already, and thus doesn't let me choose "Install alongside ...
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Home folder name different than user name

I just started dual booting Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, and sharing the home partition which I labeled HOME. As this gets more and more exciting, I want to try out the different distros; but still keep ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode. grub rescue

I am using Windows 8.1 and linux as in dual boot. I have formatted drive using disk management in Windows 8.1drive unknowingly-- Once I restarted the system, I am getting error: no such partition ...
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update-grub fails /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of '/cow'

The HD of my computer (/dev/sda) has 3 partitions (/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sda3), each containing a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate (restored from a Clonezilla partition image). Using an Ubuntu ...
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Files created in Ubuntu are given permissions to “Everyone” in Windows by default

I switch between Ubuntu and Windows7 workstations. I created a new text file in Ubuntu with some passwords and logins. Saved the file on an external drive. Now in Windows when I select the file the ...
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Booting a Live USB ISO as an Alternate OS

I recently fixed a virus-laden Windows laptop for a teenage niece, but I am sure she will gum it up again. Unfortunately, she isn't ready to make the plunge to Ubuntu, but I thought an accessible live ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot (grub rescue - Unknown filesystem)

I turned up my PC like every day, but today doesn't boot normally. After the BIOS POST and the "Loading operative system...", it shows something like this: Error: Unknown filesystem grub rescue> ...
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GRUB not appearing after installing Ubuntu 15.04 on Windows 10 dual-boot

I have recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I tried to install Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot configuration. PROBLEM: The system directly boots into Windows without the GRUB screen appearing. ...
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No sound through analog speakers

Running Ubuntu dual-boot, previously with Win8.1, now Win10. Using Win10, hit "restart" and chose Ubuntu from grub (altered by me, Windows default). Analog sound through my external speakers doesn't ...
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Dual Boot Problem in Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Pro in Legacy Mode

I have a HP Probook 440 G2 Moded Version with Specification, 8gb ram, I5 Processor, 500 Hard Disk and its 64 Bit. When i first got it it was dual booted with Windows 8.1 pro and Ubuntu 14.02 LTS in ...
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Laptop boots to GRUB after removing ubuntu

I have attempted to uninstall ubuntu dual boot (8.1) using easybcd and by deleting the partitions of ubuntu. After I restart my computer this is shown: GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal ...
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Switch video drivers in dual boot environment

What is the easiest way to make ubuntu boot on both native computer with NVIDIA card installed and as a VMware guest. After installing nvidia-304 driver package I can't load it in VMware. It stuck in ...
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Replacing OSX with Ubuntu

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2012 with Windows 10 and OSX partitions and I am thinking about replacing OSX with Ubuntu. I am not interested in triple booting since I haven't used OSX since installing ...
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dual Ubuntu booting not showing

I installed Ubuntu 14 alongside Ubuntu 14. When I start the computer I have access only to the new installed version of Ubuntu. Why I do not see on the menu the other old Ubuntu ?
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Dual boot Win8 Bluetooth issues

For a while now I had been strugling with bluetooth issues on my dual-boot (14.04/Win8) machine. I have fixed the re-pairing issue with this tutorial. However, a second issue remains. Whenever I boot ...
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Installed 14.04, alongside Windows 7: no option to boot Windows on start

I prepared a bootable USB stick following the instructions given in "The official Ubuntu book". I chose to install Ubuntu 14.04 and I overwrote a previous 12.04 installation. I did not change any ...
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How can I make Windows go to sleep without causing problems after waking?

After installing Ubuntu in dual boot mode alongside Windows 10, Ubuntu isn't shown in the boot options when I boot up (HP firmware problem), but that doesn't bother me. What is really irritating is ...