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Dual Boot | TRY (hd0,0)! EXT2

I am trying to Dual-boot my HP Pavilion G7 with Windows 7(or 8.1) and Ubuntu (installed first). However each time I go through the process I end up with nothing but a broken Ubuntu boot and a working ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 wants to install along windows 8 i don't have windows 8 i have 7

Like the title says. I boot from USB and it shows to install alongside of windows 8 the problem is I don't have windows 8 i have windows 7 Why is it telling me I have windows 8 install i only have ...
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Ubuntu can't access the internet

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC and I tried installing my 3G modem USB stick but that didn't work. After days of unending trials and Google searches, I finally found out I could run a Virtual Machine ...
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How can I reset my computer to factory settings? [duplicate]

How can I reset my computer to factory settings? Just like I pulled it out of the box. I want Windows back. If you need more details, I will say them. I don't have much experience with this. I want a ...
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Re-Install Windows 7 , Keeping exisiting Linux Mint [on hold]

I am currently running a multi boot system which I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview version then loaded Linux Mint to make it a good working multi boot system. All are running good except that ...
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Altering files kept on Windows through Ubuntu?

My laptop which had Windows 7 on it crashed today. Being unable to access any file kept within, I found about the LiveCD. So I created a LiveUSB with Ubuntu in it, and managed to access my Windows ...
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Is It Safe to Delete My External HDD's Files/Folders That Are Hidden in Windows?

Is it safe to delete the Windows files and folders without having ANY repercussions? I do plan on using the external drive on Windows based computers here and there, but will use it on my Ubuntu based ...
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Are there some ways to run Windows and Linux in parallel in the same hardware? [on hold]

I am a software engineer (also a gamer) and I find myself using both Linux and windows extensively. Even at work I prefer developing in a Linux environment... However, I have always been hesitant ...
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Grub dont shows after windows 8.1 update [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed in dual boot with windows 8 with grub2 as boot manager. The problem arose when the updated windows 8 for windows 8.1, now grub is no longer displayed when starting ...
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Windows server, ubuntu server, windows client and ubuntu client problem

Problem 1 - If my windows client requests an address from my Linux server its successful but I lose connection to the windows domain. A new network is created. Problem 2 - If my ubuntu client gets a ...
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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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.exe compatibility layer?

Is there a piece of software that will let me run .exe files as soon as I install the program, without having to go through a complicated process like Wine or PlayOnLinux makes me do? I would like to ...
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dual boot: windows 8.1 boot failur,stuck with grub screen

Dual boot are working fine till yesterday... until today, when i start my computer and start windows 8.1 from grub menu, windows 8.1 stuck with grub screen, no further progress. after boot repair, ...
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How to migrate ASP.net website from Windows Azure server to Linux? [duplicate]

I'm planning to migrate an ASP.net website from windows azure server to another host with Linux system. i know there is a way to do it but i'm not sure how? what are the pro's and cons for this? I've ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and install elementary (freya stable) alongside windows? [on hold]

I already had a dual boot system with ubuntu and windows 8.1. (I'm really new to all this). I wanted to replace my ubuntu 14.04 with elementary freya. So i deleted the ubuntu and "installed freya ...
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Netgear WiFi Adapter not picking up wifi on channel 12 or 13

I changed OS from Windows 8 to Ubuntu and was using a Netgear WIFI adapter for my windows machine. I is a WNDA3100 v2 adapter supporting 802.11b/g/n and 5GHz. I used ndiswrapper and Wine to install ...
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Grub unaccessible after windows 10 and ubuntu 14 install

I would like to be able to dual boot on windows 10 and Ubuntu 14. First, I tried to install windows 10 after Ubuntu 14. I was not able to dual boot after that. I know that this is not the best way in ...
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Networking Ubuntu 14.10 to Windows 8.1

I'm running a dual-boot Ubuntu 14.10 on a Windows 8.1 Asus laptop and am trying to connect to my Windows 8.1 Asus desktop via my home network. I can see the desktop Asus from Ubuntu and know the ...
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Can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I have this notebook: Notebook Kelyx Pcw20 Amd C70 Dual Core 14 1tb 8gb I can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Before I started I shrank the C: drive in order to have some unallocated space. ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS using the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" option. Ubuntu boots and works fine but when I try to boot into Windows 8 it freezes into a purple screen. My laptop is ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 after Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I need Windows 10, however I already have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my system, and as far as I know it will break grub. Is there any way to avoid this, and if not, what can I do before or after ...
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Dual Boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC with MBR 1TB disk which already has Windows 7 installed on C drive. I created a 25 GB partition for Ubuntu so expect it to show up under 'Installation ...
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$PATH in Ubuntu and Windows

What are the differences both conceptual and practical in the use of the $PATH enviromental variable in Ubuntu and in Windows ? I searched quite a bit but only found partial information. thanks
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Trying to install windows 7 [closed]

I'm running Mint 17.1, and I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a disk without keeping Mint but every time I boot it just loads Mint. I've checked the boot order and CD/DVD drive is already on top, ...
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create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am Linux user and currently there is no Windows* PC s available to me . I just want to experience the Windows 8 I have a Windows 8 Image/files I have a running Ubuntu PC I have an 8 GB USB disk I ...
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Upgrade to 15.04

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.10, together with Windows 8 as a dual-boot. I installed Ubuntu first, then Windows, so Ubuntu is my "main OS". When on 23 April 15.04 will be released, will my current ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox - Have internet access through host but can't see shared folder on host

I have a shared folder setup but it doesn't map in the Ubuntu VM nor can I browse to the Windows network as it doesn't allow me to authenticate using my known Windows user/PW. I have the Ubuntu VM ...
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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Ubuntu wont load wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

So, i used Pendrivelinus.com's usb installer to create a LiveUSB, but my computer wouldn't recognize. So, i used Wubi, now my computer can see Ubuntu, but every time i try to load it, i get an error ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot From Grub2 After Installing Windows 8.1 And Using Boot Repair Black Screen [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu and wiped my hard drive and I liked it, But I wanted to install Windows 8.1 so I did in a separate partition, then the problem happened. I wasn't able to access Grub2 because of ...
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How to install from two .ISO images? [duplicate]

I mount the first one, run the Setup (it's a Windows program), and when it asks for DISC 2, I try to unmount the ISO, but it says it can't be unmounted because it's busy, which is obvious. In Windows, ...
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Windows vista to Ubuntu Desktop [duplicate]

I have a Windows Vista PC and I want ubuntu on it. I have a partition for Ubuntu. How would i launch Ubuntu in that partition (boot in that partition) so it wont affect the Windows os? Then, how ...
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Do Windows mice work with Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to buy a mouse for my PC, but as I was searching I saw in the product details that it had to have Windows as the OS. I have a Ubuntu/Windows duel boot and I was wondering if mice for Windows ...
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recovering files from windows backup

I am attempting to transfer files from my old Windows 7 computer to a new Computer that is running ubuntu 14.04. I have been backing up my files on my Windows box to an second sata HD. What I would ...
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How to make a bootable USB for Windows 10?

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview. I have downloaded its .iso file. Now I want to make a flash drive bootable. How can I do that? I already have tried these 2 options. Making a ...
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Installation of ubuntu on MBR HDD

I have got Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I want to install ubuntu on my laptop for my coding classes, but when ever i try installing it it just reboots and starts again in the boot menu. Later, i asked ...
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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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Windows 7 deleted itself when installing Linux; How can I recover lost documents?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14 using a USB drive to my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 deleted itself. I was able to find the Windows 7 bootloader, but when I run that from the boot option screen nothing ...
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playing a playlist created in windows

I had created a playlist in windows 8 which was in .wpl format. I later converted it to .m3u format. But i am not being able to play from either of the two on my ubuntu 14.04 which is on the same ...
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Separate booting Ubuntu and Windows

I'm a Linux newb. I have one hard drive with Windows 7 and another blank hard drive. I had installed Linux on the second hard drive with the Windows 7 HDD detached. My Linux drive booted fine while ...
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How to safely go from dual boot Ubuntu/Win8 to single boot Win8? [duplicate]

So I had a Win8 laptop which I turned into a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu creature. Now I want to go back to solo Win8 and I want to make sure I don't screw up the boot manager things. Currently it uses GRUB ...
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Cant get back to windows after uninstalling ubuntu

I have a surface pro 3 so I thought about dual booting it with Ubuntu, every thing went fine but I didn't like it because it had some bugs and I couldn't get the type cover to work so I decided to ...
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Workgroup Ubuntu/Windows

Since a couple of days I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS on my HP Probook 450 G2. I have set everything up to my needs, but there is just one thing that i can't seem to fix. I want to setup my ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 installed

So you've probably seen this all before, but I have searched around a can't find a fix anywhere. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a 10GB partition of my SSD, said SSD has a much larger partition with ...
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Theoretical question: removing the wrong entry with efibootmgr?

Efibootmgr lists Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, as well as two other things that say UEFI (I'll update this with better info later, I'm on mobile). If I were to accidentally remove windows or the ...
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How do I stop GNU GRUB from booting and select the Windows Boot Manager option by default?

I've decided to uninstall Ubuntu due to various incompatibilities. I tried going in to my BIOS but that option is not there. It says Ubuntu on my hard drive.
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I deleted the Ubuntu partition and extended the Windows 8 one?

Now when I try to start my computer I get GNU GRUB minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. How do Ifix my computer so I can run Windows again? So I've found I can press F11 to load the boot menu. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10. CD ejects after clicking install Ubuntu alongside Windows

I don't have access to the BIOS because my laptop monitor is broken. I put the ISO on the DVD and verified the MD5 was correct. I am trying to set up a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu. HP ...
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Is it possible to update Ubuntu 14.04 Wubi to 14.10 without having to reinstall? [duplicate]

I know that Wubi is buggy, dead, etc. However, I do not have a spare partition space lying around, ready to use on the computer (running Windows 7, using BIOS not UEFI, was bought way before Win8 was ...
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I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 but I have a problem

I am trying to install Windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I went through some answered questions and basically got the idea how to do it from here. First step is as follows: First, you have ...