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Downloading Ubuntu after downloading Windows 10 [duplicate]

I regrettably installed Windows 10 and would now like to install Ubuntu. However the download for desktop says it is only for Win 7 or earlier. Is there a link to download Ubuntu without having to ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after dual booting Windows 10 with Ubuntu 14.04.3

First off, i'm new to ask Ubuntu, so i'n sorry if i'm not following some formatting rule or something. Okay, so i have a desktop pc with a 1 TB hdd with Windows 10, and I ordered a 160 GB hdd and ...
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How to revert a dual boot (windows 8 & Ubuntu 15.04)

I want to reinstall ubuntu but with LTS so I can delete windows 8 and allocate my hard drive data to ubuntu
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Windows can't see a partition after i installed ubuntu

this is my first time installing linux, i'm completely new here. I installed ubuntu on top of Windows 10. I partitioned the drives as i installed ubuntu. Ubuntu can see and access all of them. But ...
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Windows 8 next to Xubuntu

Aye, I have already installed latest Xubuntu and it takes my whole disk. I want to install Windows 8 now next to it. Can I make Xubuntu partionion smaller to make space for Windows? How?
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Ubunu not detecting windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and updated to 10 for free. I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 15.04. I made a bootable USB stick. In installation process it shows that I have a Windows 8 OS and does not allow me ...
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Using Ubuntu and Windows 10

I have been using Windows 8 for quite some time now. Recently I upgraded it to Windows 10. I want to install Ubuntu as well in my computer. Could someone give me a step by step procedure I should ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS Crashes and freezes many times just after installation

Hello everyone and thanks for opening this thread; My computer works fine when I boot windows 8.1, but booting Ubuntu, I will surely face a system crash ( or freez), some times it takes one or two ...
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Why cannot allow/deny specific software in ufw Linux?

Why cannot allow specific software (like Firefox) to use internet but deny other software (link Chrome) that are using same port in ufw? In windows there is the feature, why ufw don't have that?
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Unable to access password protected folder on Windows share

I'm able to connect to the Windows share via both the GUI and command line - the share itself does not require credentials, but the folder I am trying to access is limited by username/pw. When I try ...
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does LVM installation erase windows which installed earlier

i installed Ubuntu in LVM installation and when i restart my computer there is no boot menu there is no windows 8. how can i fix this? and does Lvm installation erase windows 8?
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Transferring file via thumb drive fom Ubutu 14.04 LTS to Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to export my Bookmarks from chrome and firefox and my documents folder from 14.04 LTS to Windows 7
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How to use Windows screensavers in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'd like this screensaver http://download.cnet.com/The-Hitchhiker-s-Guide-to-the-Galaxy-Marvin-Screensaver/3000-2257_4-10384607.html to work on my computer. I'm not good with computers and I know very ...
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Error adding menuentry Windows 10 after reinstall Ubuntu

I've installed Windows 10 boot on /dev/sda1 but grub2 doesn't detect that as operating system. $ fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 ...
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someone please HELP! I can't boot into any OS [on hold]

I formatted an older version of Elementary OS Luna and tried to install the latest version Elementary OS Freya on that partition (sda5) but now whenever I boot into my computer it gives the error: ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya [migrated]

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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How to use the partition of Ubuntu when I have win 7 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu and Windows to run in the past. Windows has broken, so I have to reinstall Windows. I have 2 partitions for Ubuntu that I have installed. I've just installed Windows 7 into the rest of ...
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Why is grub still in my bios?

I installed Ubuntu before when I was using Windows 8.1. Now I have installed windows 10 after a removing ubuntu. I did a clean install of windows but still have grub in my bios. When i boot into it it ...
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How to actually boot Ubuntu once installed?

I've successfully installed onto a USB drive, I've booted from the USB drive and got a menu with 4 options; Try Ubuntu without installing. Install Ubuntu. OEM Install (For manufacturers). Can't ...
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How to get Ubuntu working from a USB?

I've followed the walkthrough on the Ubuntu website for installing and booting from a USB drive, however when booting I get the message: "The selected boot device failed. Press to Continue." As far ...
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Internet connection with Vmware player on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I have ubuntu 14.04.3 installed on vmware player with Windows 10 and I can't get an internet connection. I've tried recreating the vm several times but just can't get the internet connection to work. ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade reinstalled my Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 7 using Wubi about a year ago. I developed an Android application through Ubuntu and released an Android APK shortly after. Now I just updated some of my ...
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Software Support in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Do Ubuntu Support All the Software's Supported by Windows? i am a Designer So i use a lot of Adobe Software So i need to know whether Ubuntu Support All the Software or not my Specs: intel i3 Ram 4Gb ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu dual boot issues

I currently have Windows 10 Pro x64 installed (no upgrade because my PC is custom-built). Whenever I boot into the Ubuntu 14.04.2 live USB, it doesn't give me an option to install it alongside ...
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dual boot issue

I'm pretty noob on Linux so, sorry in advance. I installed ubuntu side of windows (just want to keep windows for games, shame I can't play them on ubuntu or I would remove windows forever I think) ...
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Can't run Ubuntu using USB stick on Windows 8.1

I have a USB drive (4gb) that I formatted to run Ubuntu on. I went to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows and got PenDriveLinux installed. The USB has 2.2gb ...
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Aborted Ubuntu installation on Dual-boot system

I am facing a problem with my laptop: Natively, I was using windows 8 as OS on my laptop, then wanted to change the OS to Ubuntu. During the Ubuntu installing process, I wrongly selected the drive ...
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Ubuntu changed 2 hard drives making them unrecognizeable to both ubuntu and windows after ubuntu uninstalled

The drives are still functional and pass all tests. MiniTool Partition wizard shows them and the partions but the label is "*:" for both HDs. Now neither Ubuntu nor Windows detect either hard drive. ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 windows network share

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed, and would like to be able to share the internal (or external or whatever) hard drives with Windows users on the network for cloud based storage. What services do I need ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows (legacy mode)

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My computer works only with Legacy mode (can't boot Windows when switched to UEFI). When I boot from usb with Ubuntu it says "This computer ...
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Triple boot Macbook into OS X, Windows or Ubuntu - is it possible in a stable manner? They seem to corrupt each other

I have a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) and want to run OS X, Windows and Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 using Bootcamp in the standard way recommended by Apple. I set Windows as the default in Bootcamp, but ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 - Win8.1 (Can't boot Windows when UEFI mode is turned on)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a second OS, but I'm stuck at the turn off secure boot step. I've found out that to disable secure boot I need to switch from Legacy mode to UEFI mode. But I can't ...
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Making Live USBs won't work on Windows

I am teaching a C++ class for high schoolers. The students bring their own computers, and to standardize things I'm making everyone boot from a LiveUSB of Ubuntu with persistence storage. I had ...
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Can I use a CD instead of a USB for boot-repair

Am I capable of using a CD instead of a USB for using boot-repair to fix my grub boot loader after upgrading to windows 10?
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Ubuntu and Windows boot trouble with work laptop…HELP

I'm pretty new to linux and have only had a little exposure to it. From what I've seen I really like it. What I've done is I have a laptop from my employer that I take with me on business trips. ...
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Is double-booting with Windows 7 viable with Ubuntu 14.04? Or does on have to be wiped, (Windows not pre-installed.)

My mom's old i5 Ultrabook's Hard Drive died a year ago and now I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu so I can run MS Office (I prefer it to LibreOffice.) And Steam. I also want to keep Ubuntu ...
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How to create a working windows xp usb stick in Ubuntu14.04? & how to dual boot with it [duplicate]

Hello,My dear friends.I need your help. I have windows xp iso file in my pc .I want to create a bootable usb stick for it and install windows xp along with Ubuntu ,but I don't know how.winusb software ...
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Why dependency problems in ubuntu [duplicate]

I never faced a dependency problem In Windows(I don't mean windows is better...) . Why can't ubuntu install some libraries without removing others libraries or previous versions of libraries?(this is ...
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Bootable USB for Windows and Linux Installation [duplicate]

I just got a new 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, and I want to be able to install the various flavors of Windows and Ubuntu from that flash drive. The Windows USB Tool only installs the different versions ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu dual boot with windows 10 as both are in same drive [duplicate]

I have inatalled ubuntu 14.04LTS dual boot with windows 10. Problem is that ubuntu and windows 10 is in the same drive. Please help me to uninstall ubuntu without loosing my windows.
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make samba share visible in Windows “Network”

tl;dr Shared files are accessible, but server isn't visible in Windows listing. I've got printers and some directories shared via Samba, but they do not appear in the listing when a Windows user ...
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where to place UNetbootin

I am in the process of downloading Ubuntu. I want it in a bootable flash drive. To do this I am told to add UNetbootin to make it Live. My present OS is Windows 10. Which UNetbootin should I use ...
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How to remotely control which OS Grub boots?

Consider the following dual-boot setup: Grub is installed to /dev/sda /dev/sda1 is mounted as /boot /dev/sda6 is mounted as / Windows 10 is installed to /dev/sdb2 As it stands now, Grub selects ...
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Grub2 is not being installed within installation of Ubuntun 14.04.3 and Win 10 set before

hope you can help a beginner. I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. After that I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 and successfully installed it; For that I made several partitions; One for Windows 10 ...
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Windows 10 update on dual boot, can't boot into ubuntu

I decided to update my windows 7 install to windows 10, after which my grub was lost. So I used an ubuntu live usb with boot-repair and it found my win10 install. But I no longer have the option to ...
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Which is better, running Linux on Windows or vice versa [closed]

 am thinking about buying the newly launched Lenovo P50 machine. What will be better, installing Windows as host machine and running Linux inside a virtual machine or other way round??? What are the ...
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Windows took my Grub [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my pc on one partition. Later, on the other partition I installed a Windows OS. Now, when I turn on my PC the are no boot options. GRUB is gone. I tried booting ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on win 10 PC

I want to install ubuntu on PC already running windows 10. I downloaded linux and made a bootable USB drive but on startup the system directly boots win 10. Also i dont get option for selecting my ...
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A question about softwares coming from a compleye newbie

I am almost sure that this will be flagged as a duplicate but I really need some organized answers. In Windows apps come in .exe type. Simple. In Ubuntu, I've seen 3 types. Apps I download from ...
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Dell Win 8.1 64bit Unbuntu 14 VirtualBox ACPI PCC Boot fail

On Win 8.1 pro with 64bit I5 3.1 GHZ Dell with terabyte of storage using VirtualBox 5.0 and Ubuntu 14 lts desktop iso image. When i start the instance created I receive ACPI PCC probe failure and ...