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I can't get rid of grub

I have been using a USB installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I had the computer boot into the Ubuntu USB first to avoid having to go into the BIOS every time I rebooted. Well, my dumb butt didn't ...
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Ubuntu does not boot / cant add PPA

Its couple of days I DELETED my windows and tried to check Ubuntu out. It worked well until today that I started my laptop, seeing the error message "...Operating system not found..." I loaded the ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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Items cannot be installed or removed in 12.04 over 10.4

There is a similar question already posted, but none of the responses are working for me. So I am reposting my question with the new information. I just installed ubuntu 12.04lts over 10.4lts. It ...
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Dual Boot System - No Grub Menu

My laptop boots straight to Windows 8.1 without showing me the grub menu. When i run the boot repair tool through the live usb version of ubuntu it tells me there were errors and returns this log. ...
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Dual-boot problems with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Linux and I had a bad inspiration to try a quick Ubuntu installation without reading properly about it first. I found a tutorial and have installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Gateway ...
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Installed Driver for Evga GTX 970. Can't log in to Ubuntu

Hello everyone linux noob here. Basically I installed the driver from apt get. Restarted my computer, and now when I log in. I get stuck in a loop,the screen shows some funny colours and sends me back ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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Ubuntu Boot Problem Boot-repair boot

When I start my laptop the following error appears "Operation System not found" When U use the Boot-Repair utility from my USB stick, I use the Terminal to put the commands but nothing happens. I ...
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How do I repair / reconfigure a broken Perl package when apt and dpkg both depend on Perl?

Recent system updates resulted in errors including this: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Fcntl.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Fcntl module) (for which I submitted bug ...
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how to repair grub with dual boot windows 8.1

My Thinkpad runs windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.4 on dual boot. But when I tried puppy linux via a bootable USB stick my Ubuntu does not show up. It just starts windows 8.1. Any solutions? My BIOS is ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7, though the NTFS partition is accessible

I have a dual boot laptop (Ubuntu 12.04.4/Windows 7) with a failing hard disk. S.M.A.R.T. current pending sector count has started to rise and the system takes a few minutes to boot in both Ubuntu and ...
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I am not able to install anything as I get always the message 'The list of sources could not be read' (it seems to be a problem on line 3)

I dont really understand much about ububntu and I am not able to repair, neither update ubuntu.. and not even load a windows USB to change OS. I have tried to do several things and for instance when ...
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How to repair log files

Accidentally I delete /var/log folder My question is now can I recreate that folder again (and to work) I have some issues on apache, and I can't see any logs because the /var/log folder don't exist ...
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Login does not work because of a broken /home directory

By mistake, as admin (having invoked gksu nautilus), I renamed my /home/USER_NAME_HERE" folder to NEW_FOLDER_NAME and (not aware of the stupid thing I was doing at the moment, attempted to) moved it ...
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Unbootable system, and I have 200GB of important files on it that I can't read even from a Live USB

I'm not sure what the problem is, so bear with me! I've been using ubuntu 12.10 solely for a few months and getting along ok with it. I originally partitioned my 1tb hdd, with ubuntu on one side ...
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External Hard Drive is not recognized

I have a new 1 GB external hard drive which I was trying to partition with Gparted. Evidently I did something wrong and now it does not show up in My Computer or in Ubuntu. How can I repair it?
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Linux boot option is gone

I installed linux and it booted and rebooted just fine then i booted back into windows and ran a partitioning wizard and told it to repair bootmbr trying to get windows to recognize ubuntu but now ...
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Windows or ubuntu wont boot after boot-repair

Pre-installed Windows 7 then installed ubuntu 12.04 using live CD. Ubuntu did not boot so used boot-repair to fix this problem but it did not work. Now it directly boots to BIOS.
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Booting from a Windows XP CD when Ubuntu is installed

I had Windows XP installed on my computer. Then I installed Ubuntu, and I was able to boot either to Windows or to Ubuntu using Grub. But one day when my computer was running Windows XP, there was ...
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How can I repair my LUKS / ext4 file system?

my computer was running the whole night and my only open windows where IntelliJ IDEA and Google Chrome. Today my file system seems completely corrupted. Linux Mint can't read any files and folders ...
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How do I repair a bad startup script?

In Ubuntu 14.10, I followed this answer to autostart synergyc on boot, but, it caused my computer to boot into low graphics mode. See askubuntu.com/a/196853/15811 So how do I remove / repair a bad ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot screen

Today I tried to install Ubuntu on my Dell xps 8700 with windows 8 pre-installed so I changed my boot order to boot from the cd in the installer I chose to delete all and just have Ubuntu all was ...
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New software can't be installed

I installed ubuntu like an hour ago. I tried so many things to get Steam running that I think I broke ubuntu. In Ubuntu Software Center I get the message that new Software can be installed. I can ...
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install ubuntu along with ubuntu instead of reinstall ubuntu

I'm trying to repair my Ubuntu 14.04 using a usb. But I could not find an re installation option there. Instead of that install ubuntu along with ubuntu 14.04 appears.I'm bit confused here. I don't ...
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Is it possible to create a bootable image of the current system and use it repair my system later?

I am trying to create a "rescue USB" of sorts. The plan is to back up (or clone) a current image of system (including all the packages and software that I have installed) on a 16 GB or a 32 GB USB ...
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My PC switched off unexpectedly. It boots but doesn't open any application or dash

My PC switched off unexpectedly - now it boots but shows only the desktop icons.No dash displays and even the task bar...I tried opening terminal to repair it but when I press ctrl+alt+t, the ...
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Boot repair failed, help?

I've had Ubuntu for a few weeks now, but yesterday Ubuntu stopped working, and i have no idea why. Instead of going to the dual boot menu like usual it went straight to windows. I tried using a live ...
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Linux, boot safe mode - repair broken packages not working?

Xubuntu 12.04 Application windows started to open only partly functional/broken? Some do not display fully, are not able to minimise, expand or close (missing these buttons) and are visually flat - ...
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Recovery Menu Problems

Running operations from Recovery Menu in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working. When I press enter on clean ("Try to make free space"), it runs to 62% sometimes then freezes, 31% other times, then freezes, 98% ...
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Help with OS Issue Ubuntu 14.02

My OS has started Hiccuping since it came back from a system resume after I loaded Blender application into Ubuntu. It seems to only affect the video, but it is irritating and also my Systems ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7

I cannot boot into windows 7 after trying to dual boot. Here's my BootInfo Summary from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1392920 I'd appreciate some help in trying to get back into Windows. ...