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How to remove Ubuntu 11.10 after it is installed alongside Windows [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7. Now I want to uninstall Ubuntu, but I want my Windows 7 to be safe, i.e. intact with applications and documents in Windows. I have not used Wubi, ...
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203 views

Grub2 menu problems with dualboot w7-ubuntu 11.10

I'm starting up with Linux and having loads of issues. Already tried to find answers here, but can't make anything out of them. I installed Ubuntu (64 bit version) on a partition of my W7 HHD and ...
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150 views

Mess with installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 after upgrading

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu 11.10 as a second OS on my PC. Primary OS is Win 7. As I'm running Win 7 on a SSD, I had to move Ubuntu to another harddrive. The installation actually worked and I ...
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0answers
462 views

internet sharing over wifi between ubuntu 11.10 and windows7

So i have looked up a lot of forums for these solution but haven't really found one that works. I have a laptop running ubuntu 11.10 connected to the ethernet cord at home and i want to share the ...
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1answer
52 views

What's wrong with my grub configuration?

I have one hard drive with 2 partitions. I had Windows XP and Windows Seven installed. I've deleted Seven partition and installed Ubuntu 11.10 on it. But when I turn on the computer and the grub menu ...
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0answers
113 views

How can I save my existing Ubuntu Wubi installation when I re-install Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can re-use Ubuntu which was installed via Wubi on Windows 7? I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 inside Windows 7 (C: drive) using Wubi. I want to re-install Windows 7, ...
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1answer
230 views

Dual booting windows and Ubuntu. Windows 7 wont load!

I decided to dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 and windows 7, after i restarted it I did not get the choice between Windows and Ubuntu. So I downloaded Startup manager and realized that windows was not on it. so ...
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1answer
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How to connect to internet through VM's internet connection?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a wimax connection(UH-235). I connect the device through USB. The connection must be DHCP(assigned by the service provider). Problem is, the driver+connection manager ...
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4answers
726 views

Windows 7 and 11.10 side by side from scratch what am I doing wrong?

I have tried everything I can think of at this point and I'm at a total loss. I have a 2TB drive I want to install Windows 7 and 11.10 (both are 64 bit) side by side, but once I install Windows it ...
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3answers
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Easy BCD Help: Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 11.10 — “Add new Entry” for Ubuntu

I first had Ubuntu 11.10 installed on a single partition on my 750GB hard drive. I then partitioned the hard drive to 500GB (for Ubuntu) in ext4 format (what it already was from the clean install of ...
2
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3answers
7k views

Dual Boot Default Question (W7 & Ubuntu) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I just installed Ubuntu 11. on my computer but the default is Ubuntu. How do I change it so that ...
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1answer
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No Grub menu after installing 11.10 64b on top of Windows 7 home Pro 64b

I've installed -correctly- Ubuntu 11.10 64b on top of Windows 7 Home Pro 64b but the Grub menu is not showing on laptop boot. The laptop is a Samsung rv420. I ran a tool called boot-repair but didn't ...
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2answers
1k views

Unable to connect to Windows Ad-Hoc from 11.10

I am a newbie to Ubuntu, and loving it except for this AdHoc issue which has been bugging me for a month. I have found numerous posts on the issue with no real solutions, so let me be a bit more ...
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4answers
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No Internet Connection - ubuntu 11.10

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 recently. After the first bootup the computer freezes so I have to force-quit my computer. Then I turned on my computer after that. I tried connecting to the internet. My ...
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1answer
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Tried Everything, Ubuntu CD won't boot

After wubi didn't work (error: prefix not found), I decided to perform a native Ubuntu install. Before that I changed and checked my BIOS already. First I downloaded an 11.10 iso from ubuntu.com and ...
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1answer
714 views

How to completely remove Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi installer, but I couldnt boot to it. So I uninstalled it on the Control Panel. Then I tried the full installation wherein it boots to the Ubuntu environment. After ...
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3answers
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Problems dual-booting back into Windows 7

Okay, so I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I've searched and found solutions related to my problem but none that have so far directly worked. After figuring out how to free up space to make a partition ...
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2answers
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How do I access my music and documents from Windows7 on Ubuntu?

How do I access my Windows7 music library on Ubuntu 11.10? I have just installed Ubuntu and I wish to copy my music library from iTunes to the banshee media player, I'll gladly give more details if ...
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2answers
5k views

Can't boot Ubuntu 11.10 after installing alongside Windows 7? [closed]

I'm really not good with computers. I recently got a new one with Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu on my old computer and used it with no problem. I decided to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on my ...
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6answers
3k views

Unable to install Win XP nor Win 7 after installing Ubuntu 11.10

I'll try to make this scenario as clear as possible. Laptop Specs HP dv6-2189la: 500 HDD 4GB Ram Intel i7 Personal Specs - Linux newbie running for the first time. Quite confused :( I had ...
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2answers
466 views

I need some suggestions for my system, about Speeding Up Ubuntu

My computer (Sony Vaio VPCF22S1E) has Inter Core i7 (2GHz) processor, 8GB RAM (details) . There are 2 operation systems on my PC . Windows 7 and Ubuntu. My computer's performance was great, a few ...
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1answer
50 views

dual boot truble

I am having trouble setting up a dual boot. I can make ubuntu work, or I can make windows work I can't get them to dule boot. I had windows installed on a new computer, partitioned the drive and ...
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344 views

How can I access Windows 7 files/folders from Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why I can't access partition on which I have installed it? I installed Samba but I could not get it working. Is there another program or way to access them? Can ...
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu Install 11.10 doesn't recognize Windows 7 installation with new HDD [closed]

Replaced my crashed HDD with a Seagate 2TB Sata (bought from a company who pulled it from a working computer, OS unknown) and did a fresh install of Windows 7. Windows shows 100MB boot partition ...
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1answer
750 views

How to use gparted to resize hdd?

I installed Gparted as I used to in 7.10 and was going to resize my partion when I saw that I can't resize my Ubuntu OS partion. I used to do it in 7.10 to dual-boot with Windows. But I'm locked out ...
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0answers
566 views

Can't change GRUB 2 default OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I want to change Windows 7 to my default OS because it has all the programs I want, but I can't get GRUB ...
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1answer
1k views

I cant install ubuntu properly on my dell inspiron 15R (N5110)

The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R (Queen) it comes with windows 7 and I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a different partition, yet, the problen is as follows: The system has 3 primary partitions ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows can't access linux made folders in external hdd

I have an external hdd with 3 partitions - 2 ntfs and 1 fat32 file systems. In linux I made folder in one of ntfs partitions, downloaded some stuff, and wanted to access through Win7; but windows ...
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2answers
27k views

How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation?

I purchased a PC six months ago for work related tasks. I do 95% of my work on Ubuntu (web development). Now, I want to install Windows on another partition to play a few games on my relax time. Which ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Can't boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu 11.10, I can't boot into Windows 7. I have a new Asus laptop and after installing Ubuntu 11.10, whenever i start my laptop, I get the dual boot menu (it's heading is: GNU GRUB ...
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2answers
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Customizing gnome layout in Ubuntu 11.10

I recently upgraded my 11.04 to 11.10 and Unity took me by surprise. I quickly switched to 'GNOME' through the login screen, but I'm faced with some difficulties customizing it. Right click doesn't do ...
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0answers
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is there a theme for ubuntu 11.10 which look like windows-7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an Ubuntu theme available to make it look like Windows 7? first of all it is n not a dup of Is there an Ubuntu theme available to make it look like Windows 7? ...
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1answer
632 views

Grub2 unable to find other OSes

I have Windows 7 installed on another internal harddrive. I installed Grub2 but its not recognizing any other OS other than Ubuntu. Does anyone know how to make it scan for OSes or add an OS manually? ...
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0answers
561 views

Migrating wubi to a real partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I have three partitions, /dev/sda1 File System: NTFS Mount Point: /media/System Reserved Size: 100 MiB Free: 42.88 MiB ...
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2answers
736 views

Will installing Ubuntu harm my computer?

I installed Ubuntu using wubi on hp dv6-6135dx. When I boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen. The wireless light turns blue after a while, meaning Ubuntu has loaded the driver, but the screen ...
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1answer
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How to change files permissions from a different hard drive?

I installed yesterday ubuntu 11.10 on my 80GB hard drive and i can't change files permissions on my second hard drive. How to fix this? ps: i have dual-boot with win7 mount: /dev/sda5 on / type ...
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4answers
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“grub rescue” prompt after using hp recovery manager to reinstall Windows 7

I used hp recovery manager to install Windows 7. I previously had Ubuntu 11.10 installed. Now when I boot I get a grub rescue prompt and error:unknown filesystem. Does anyone know how to fix this? ...
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2answers
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How to Install Ubuntu with MBR?

Hello all, I have a very good question and I hope you can help me: As you know there 2 or maybe 3 ways to install Ubuntu, the 2 ways that I know are: Bootable Installation Ubuntu CD/DVD Ubuntu Wubi ...
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Automatically mount NTFS drive when I login

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows7 dual boot with Ubuntu as my primary OS. Every time I need to access a document I need to mount the respective drive, though this is not at all tiresome, still, is ...
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281 views

Undo 11.10 install alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Ubuntu 11.10 from Dual Boot Windows XP without XP CD? I have 11.10 installed on a desktop now. I wanted to install on my Toshiba L300 laptop alongside Windows 7 ...
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How to make Windows boot first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I want to know how to make Windows the default boot OS in Ubuntu 11.10, how to make Windows boot first on ...
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1answer
3k views

Why does update-grub not find ubuntu 11.10?

I've recently installed Ubuntu onto my laptop. With the intention of dual booting with Windows 7. On installation Grub wasn't loading, the computer continued to boot straight into windows. I loaded ...
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3answers
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How do I change the OS name in the Boot menu?

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi (windows installer) and when i boot my computer it gives me the option of windows 7 home premium and Ubuntu. I want to change the name of Ubuntu to Windows 7 ...
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2answers
426 views

Cannot boot Win7 after updating to ubuntu 11.10

I had a dual boot setup on my system, with ubuntu 11.04 and Win7. Yesterday I updated ubuntu to 11.10. Now , I cannot seem to be able to load Win7 , I do see an entry for it on the boot menu. I select ...
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446 views

How to change desktop background to the next/brev background image with mouse right cick menu depending on wallch program?

I want a script or a tool to change the desktop background using mouse right click menu on the desktop to find in the menu Next and Previous buttons for the next and past background, but depending on ...
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3answers
4k views

What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. What is the easiest method to ...
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1answer
960 views

Resized windows partition in windows,and got to grub rescue commandline instead of grub when rebooting

I dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. I ran out of space in my linux partition, so I hopped over to the windows partition after unsuccessfully resizing the linux partition with gparted. I was using ...
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2answers
325 views

Grub windows 7 loop

I installed Ubuntu 11.10. I install it on the same harddrive as my Windows 7. When I installing, I created a new partition in a free space that I created. In the creat partition box at the bottom, I ...
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1answer
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How do I use the same drive partition for both windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10 documents folders?

I'm running a dual boot of both Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7. I have two hard drives, and three partitions: Windows 7 on a dedicated SSD, Ubuntu on the second hard drive, first partition, and then a ...
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2answers
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Replacing Fedora 15 with Ubuntu 11.10

I am new to the Linux world and have been experimenting with a Windows 7/ Fedora 15 dual boot system, and now I would like to remove Fedora and install Ubuntu 11 instead. Can anyone tell me the ...