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Windows + Ubuntu dual boot not happening

This question might be a repeat of several other questions. But I have tried most of the solutions and beaten my head to understand the remaining. To no avail, however. So I basically have two ...
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Windows 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu

I bought a new laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu messed up Windows Bootloader (MBR)

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu to try to resolve a problem

I have a Lenovo L430. Mousepad and trackpoint don't work in W7. I was advised to try Ubuntu to see if the problem is in software or hardware. I have no experience with Ubuntu. Can I do a "dry run" or ...
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Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

Laptop is currently configured for dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows7, Windows7 was the original OS, Ubuntu 14.4 was added later. 500G harddrive has multiple partitions. VirtualBox was added under ...
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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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Can't boot windows 7 after reininstalling ubuntu 14.04

I had Windows 7 at first and i needed Ubuntu for some project , so dual booted windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and was working perfectly . Then ,got some issues with Ubuntu so reinstalled Ubuntu again . ...
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Dual boot: several Windows 7 loading entries in GRUB2 - should I delete any?

The system is Acer Extensa 2510G, and there's only one HDD. This is how the GRUB2 menu looks: Output of sudo update-grub2: The scripts themselves: Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi: search --fs-uuid ...
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What is next step? I can boot from CD bot not from disk [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu-14.04.2 on my HP elitebook 8440p laptop. I set it for dual boot with windows 7. I set up a 100GB partition for Ubuntu. The laptop has 8GB of RAM and intel core i7 processor. I ...
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Windows to Linux || /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I am a computer science major and I have been a Windows user since I was a toddler. However after doing a little research on Linux I was intrigued enough by its power and customization to give it a ...
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KVM Bridging - Network connection fails if I change Device model to VirtIO from rtl8139

I'm setting up my first VM and am using bridging to access my network. It's a Windows7 VM on Ubuntu 14.10. I read that changing to 'Device Model = VirtIO' in the definition of the VM will improve ...
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Lost all my user data afer formatting windows from a dualboot with ubuntu 11.10 [on hold]

I had my computer with a dualboot (windows 7-ubuntu 11.10) but I started having troubles with my windows partition so decided to format it, so I fromatted both ntfs partitions(the one that has all ...
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No Boot options [on hold]

I was trying to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB on my medieval Acer desktop, it currently has windows 7 ultimate. The boot settings only show the order of things to boot from; hard drive, LAN, ...
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How to protect essential Windows files on NTFS partition from edit/deletion in Ubuntu?

So I made a mistake yesterday, accidentally deleting essential Windows files when working in Ubuntu (namely NTUSER.DAT). Just quickly my system set-up: I have Windows 7 (NTFS partition) and Ubuntu ...
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How can I install Ubuntu over Windows 7? [duplicate]

How do I uninstall Windows 7 ultimate, and install Ubuntu 14.10 onto my system with 2GB of RAM?
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Ubuntu Linux + Windows 7 Dual Boot

when I was installing Linux I planned for a dual boot of Windows7 / Ubuntu. When I was installing Linux, I was choosing the partition for which to install Linux. I accidentally formatted the ...
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Error when trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi on windows 7 64 bit [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu using Wubi on Windows 7 64-bit I get an error message reading: Cannot install metalink and therefore iso I don't know what this means I'm fairly new to all this.
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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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Duo boot win7 and Ubuntu error

When I boot up I can access windows 7 easily and it works fine at the moment but when I select to boot Ubuntu this error appears http://imgur.com/cdx5w2p when I press esc Ubuntu boots but that error ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a second hard drive along side windows 7?

I've recently managed to install my old PC hard drive and have formatted it, now I want to install Ubuntu onto it but I don't want anything to happen to my windows 7 hard drive. I want to be able to ...
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Boot ubuntu but windows error appears

When I boot Ubuntu using the bootloader, it brings an error up to do with not being able to load Windows. Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu on GPT

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with GPT partition as one /dev/sda: Now I want to install windows 7 in a dual boot. I see this Ask-Ubuntu post How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? ...
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Dual booting kubuntu and windows 7 on two computers

I am new to linux, but loving the ride! Here is my goal and what I have to work with 1 laptop with a 120gb HDD 1 PC with a 120gb SSD, ~2tb between 2 HDDs and multiple external drives The latest ...
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Win 7 boot loop after Ubuntu 14.10 install (UEFI)

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside my Windows 7 installation. Unfortunately something seems to have broken and is now causing a boot loop for Windows 7: I can boot Ubuntu perfectly fine and I ...
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boot problem with Fedora and truecrypted Windows

I have 2 systems on 2 hard drives: truecrypted Windows and Fedora. When i try to press esc during password check from truecrypt nothing happens. In theory truecrypt bootloader should find Linux ...
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New to Ubuntu - Initial install - Partitioning

I am new to Ubuntu but not to Linux. I am installing the latest Ubuntu server on a HP Laptop (DV6) and it has Windows 7 taking up the entire disk. I should state that I want to install Ubuntu and also ...
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How should I install Ubuntu onto a new SSD drive with Windows 7 on my old hard drive?

So I am buying a new 250 GB SSD drive and caddy to replace my CD Drive with. The laptop that I am installing this on currently has only Windows 7 on it. I plan on keeping the current hard drive in it ...
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Problems installing rEFInd through windows after Ubuntu install

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and I can't figure out how to boot into Ubuntu. So now I'm trying to install rEFInd. Fallowing the instructions here I ran into a problem running the xcopy /E ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 Partition!

When I was installing Ubuntu, I wanted it alongside Windows 7 so I had access to both. In the installation process, Ubuntu said "No other operating system detected" or something like that, so I follow ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

After having some compatibility issues with some software on Ubuntu, I decided I should dual boot windows 7 so I can use that software. After booting from an Ubuntu live CD and partitioning off 100GB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer insists on running in UEFI mode

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 along side Ubuntu 14.04. I have managed to set this up successfully on my old laptop (which only uses Legacy BIOS) using an installation CD and EasyBCD. However when ...
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Can't install packages and problems with LILO boot [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu Server, following the instructions How to Install minimal Ubuntu on an old laptop Though Installation was successful, and I was presented with a bare-bones terminal OS, which ...
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Trying to Fix MBR [migrated]

I first decided that I wouldn't need Windows anymore, so I deleted it when I installed Ubuntu (I realized how wrong I was: no visual studio nor texnic center). Now I tried getting Windows back, so I ...
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messed up my boot/efi, couldn't boot into anything, now boot repair is not working either

i "accidentally" messed up the boot/efi folder when i was trying to replace it with one i had copied earlier(stupid I know) When i rebooted the computer i could not boot into ubuntu 14.04 nor windows ...
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Why is the connection setup only after Ubuntu pings Windows?

PC Lubuntu 14.04 -> Ip: 192.168.108.2 PC Windows 7 -> Ip: 192.168.108.3 This connection is wifi. On Windows: $ ping 192.168.108.2 Pinging 192.168.108.2 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from ...
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Creating a live Ubuntu USB that's bootable on a Mac Book Pro OS X

My boss has a Mac Book Pro (Yosemite) and something went wrong with the hard drive (boot sector issue possibly but not sure?). I want to create a live Ubuntu USB for him to attempt to pull files off ...
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Windows 7 connection to Samba drive does not refresh sometimes

System: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Samba 4.1.6 Client: Windows 7 I have a drive on Win 7 mapped to an Ubuntu Samba share. Sometimes when I create one or more new files in Ubuntu, I cannot see the new ...
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Synergy, Ubuntu 14 and Keyboard Error

I have Synergy server installed on my Windows PC, and client installed on my Ubuntu. Whenever I restart my client (Ubuntu) I receive a 'Keyboard failure - strike F1 to continue' - however in order to ...
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My computer won't boot off a Windows install DVD - it goes directly to Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu, but now I want to install Windows again. The problem is not in the installation of Windows, but that my PC won't boot off the DVD drive. The DVD drive is the first boot option in ...
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“No root system defined” while installing ubuntu on Virtual box

i continuously get the error "No root System defined" in the last installation step and it asks for partitioning but under the condition of erasing everything on the disk !!!
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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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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu14.04/WIN7 separate disks

posting this question after three days searching online and trying various things. I have two physical drives (each a 480GB SSD), one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with WIN7. I would like to get a choice ...
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Can I access windows 7 documents, pictures, music, etc while using Ubuntu on a dual boot machine?

I installed Ubuntu but kept my Windows 7 (dual boot machine). When I logged in the first time, into the Admin account, I could access all of my old Windows files (docs, music, pictures, etc). I then ...
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Connecting to windows 7, mount.cifs error(115)

I'm trying to share a "Share" folder located in my Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop with my Windows 7 computer through my local wireless using: sudo mount.cifs //WindowsPCname/Users ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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Can I have Windows on my laptop and Ubuntu on SSD?

I have a laptop with 500GB of HDD and Windows 7 installed. I also have virtual machine with Ubuntu installed, because I need Ubuntu for my school work, but it works way too slow. The idea is to ...
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Windows 7 can't view files after interacting with them on Ubuntu

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a second ext4 partition alongside my Windows 7 partition. The dual-boot works fine, and my Windows 7 behaves perfectly normal. In my Ubuntu, I've been using ...