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Installed ubuntu over windows vista..cant reinstall windows [closed]

I recently used the "compress hard drive" option within windows. i got the horid "boot mngr is compressed" after the restart. i tried booting my system back to windows vista but it doesnt read the cd ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck on loading screen. How can I save my data?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 since months, but from one day to another Ubuntu is not booting anymore. I installed it with Wubi under Windows Vista. How can I save the data I have on my Ubuntu? I tried ...
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Any way to keep Ubuntu settings when resizing partitions?

A few days ago I set up Ubuntu on my old Laptop. I used a Live CD with version 12.10 on it. I am new to Linux, but everything went fine. However, it would not let me split off a big partition from my ...
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Installing Ubuntu in C drive of windows, delete files from other drives?

I have 5 partitions of which c: is the windows partition which has nothing but windows installed. Other drives contain important files. So will installing ubuntu on C: drive and replacing windows, ...
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Problem in booting Windows Vista after repairing using a boot repair disk

Been using Vista and I recently installed Ubuntu 11 in a separate hard disk(in BIOS, this hard disk was set for the 'Boot from' option)..Apart from the partitions used for Ubuntu, there are 2 more ...
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Windows vista shows ISO file as ZIP! [closed]

When I download the ISO file, my system shows the file as a zip file and not as an ISO. I have tried to burn the file as an image to a DVD but my laptop will not bootup from the CD. Setting in the ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu from Windows Vista

I am trying to upgrade a Dell inspiron 1501 from Windows Vista to Ubuntu. I downloaded the appropriate .ISO file from the Ubuntu site, and used Universal_USB-Installer to create a bootable USB. ...
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How to Make Ubuntu look like Windows Vista?

Well for Starters, I do know that this sounds weird to want it to look like vista and not windows 7, but I just don't like how win7 looks, that's just me, you can not change me. I have searched on ...
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How to get windows back? Lubuntu?

I installed lubuntu and I don't like it. I did a clean install to lubuntu rather than making it dual. Now when I want to go back to Windows it won't work. I put the Windows Vista CD in and it won't ...
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Syncing deleted folders

Why is a deleted folder under "Ubuntu One" is not deleted in the cloud? I'm using Ubuntu One for Windows on 2 different computers.
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Hi. I'm a newbie who wants to try Ubuntu [closed]

As a total newbie on Linux, I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows Vista computer. Dual boot. How does it work, which options should I use? Installation size? My computer has 89 GB free. The ...
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Cant boot ubuntu grub wubi install

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 which was an Wubi install so I don’t have a LiveCD. Whenever I boot the computer it goes straight to GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.1. Is there a way that i ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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Formatting C:/ in Windows while ubuntu is installed in D:/

I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 through wubi installer in Windows Vista in D:\ a few months ago. I am able to dual boot to anyone OS. But, now I have a problem with the Windows so I want to format my C:\ ...
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Ubuntu is okay - Old Vista is still not loading after boot-repair

I have cleaned an old ubuntu - that caused my Grub loader to go crap. I have managed to put a new ubuntu instead of that - but my Vista is stil unaccessible. I have made boot-repair to run (but maybe ...
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Problems burning Ubuntu onto a CD - too big

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a CD, but I'm running into a problem; namely that my CD can only hold 702MB of data, yet the iso itself when I try to burn it becomes 736MB. What am I doing ...
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How do you mount an hd image made from ddrescue?

Today I used ddrescue to make an image of a failed hd. I stored this image on a separate partition on my 500 Gb hd. The partition is: sda8 and the filename is backup.img. The image was of an hd that ...
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How do I backup (clone) a full hd to a specific partition on a bigger hd?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I am trying to recover files off a failing HD that is 400GB. The drive I am trying to copy to is 500 GB but I have Ubuntu installed on the same drive. See the ...
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12.04 Install Stuck On 2 Out Of 5 Dots

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while on my old Windows Vista laptop. I have successfully installed it onto my Windows 7 computer with no problem. I couldn't find any info on this though but ...
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Dual-Boot with Vista?

I want to know how to dual boot my computer with ubuntu 12.04 and windows vista(step by step would be best) and also wanted to know if it would slow down my pc even more than it already is?
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wubildr.mbr error [duplicate]

My computer runs Vista Home Basic. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick using the Pendrive Linux installer at their website. It installed successfully, but whenever I reboot the computer to switch to ...
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No Ubuntu loading option and installation alongside Windows Vista

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (from a bootable USB) alongside my Windows Vista Ultimate operating system. Everything during installation went smoothly and at the end I got the message that Ubuntu is ...
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Vista to Ubuntu 12.04, no internet connectivity

I'm new to Linux. This is my first time downloading another operating system to anything. I was pleased when I saw Ubuntu's capabilities and downloaded the .iso at once to try the live CD. When trying ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Toshiba Sattelite after download interrupted

While trying to replace vista on my laptop with Ubuntu via a boot disk, someone unplugged the computer and the installation was interrupted. I tried shutting down the PC and restarting, but found that ...
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12.04 LTS won't boot. No boot option. Installed along side vista 64 ultimate

I installed 12.04 LTS on my computer that already had Vista 64 Ultimate. Installation said that reboot was necesarry to use the new installation. Well, it just boots right into vista without giving ...
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WUBI Ubuntu 12.04 boot, No kernel, GNU Grub, nothing works

Yesterday my Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) system was working completely fine. But today when I tried to boot I was brought to a GNU GRUB screen. Typing boot yields no kernel specified or something along those ...
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I have installed ubuntu alongside windows vista but Ubuntu won't run

I installed ubuntu on my pc alongside windows Vista When I choose to boot ubuntu the PC doesn't run. Can anyone help?
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Triple boot vista xp ubuntu

My partition table is pretty messed up from install/uninstall os and what I want to do now is to clear that and have vista/xp/ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive. I have create a new partition for xp ...
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Using a backup disk made in Windows Vista to reinstall programs an files in Ubuntu

I'm getting ready to transfer over to Ubuntu from Windows Vista. I was wondering if I could use a backup disc made in Windows Vista (using the default backup/restore program) to restore the files to ...
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I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, now my Windows Vista doesn't boot

I have a Windows Vista computer. And I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. But now, when I boot my device it doesn't ask me which OS I want to choose, instead it just boots in Ubuntu. Please help me! I ...
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Installed Ubuntu sucssessfully, but now won't boot

My windows Vista had some issues and would freeze after few minutes each time. So decided to install Ubuntu. First copied the ubuntu .iso file to a USB drive and tried to install - did not work . ...
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attempted WUBI install corrupted Vista

Tried to install WUBI through Google Chrome on my Vista machine. Got through the usual warning about running new software, selected "continue" and waited for a prompt about where to install WUBI. ...
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How do I completely remove Windows Vista after installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to I remove windows but keep Ubuntu? I don't like Windows Vista at all and wish to remove it
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I have Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista and I cannot reboot Windows Vista

I cannot get into Windows Vista .... I was working in Vista and then I restarted booted up Ubuntu and when I finished in Ubuntu I restarted this time in Vista and all I get is the microsoft box with ...
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Wifi stopped working in Windows Vista after using Ubuntu demo CD

After trying the Ubuntu 12.04 demo cd, wifi has stopped working on my Windows vista machine. Before demo cd, wifi worked fine inside Windows During demo CD (and every time I use it), WiFi works fine ...
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How do I switch between Ubuntu and Vista and how do I delete Ubuntu?

So I was wondering how do I switch between Windows Vista and Ubuntu? And also, if need to, how do I go about deleting Ubuntu?
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Triple boot Windows Vista, Ubuntu 11.10, Kubuntu 11.10

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 from Windows Vista using Wubi, on my secondary hard drive. I want to install Kubuntu 11.10 in addition to Windows and Ubuntu on this secondary hard drive. It has 1 ...
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What does Permission denied mean when I attempt to download Ubuntu as a Windows Vista program?

I am using a Dell Inspiron B130 with intel Pentium M and 32 bit Windows Vista. Is my equipment or system too old?
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Can I permanently mount a Windows Drive in Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automount NTFS partitions? I am new to Ubuntu. I have 2 internal HDDs in my PC. One with Ubuntu and the other has Windows Vista on it. I have all my music and ...
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No boot menu after installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell Windows Vista Home laptop computer?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a friends Dell Inspiron laptop. I normally boots up to Windows Vista Home Edition. As part of the install procedure I reduced the size of the largest ntfs partition ...
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Monitor color after installation under windows

I have installed the newest Ubuntu by wubi, and after then my monitor is not showing the colors correctly. It seems like it were 8 bit instead of 32. Since then I have uninstalled Ubuntu, and ...
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Windows Recovery and Dual Booting [closed]

After getting a new Toshiba Portege laptop I installed Ubuntu. At the time I was very naive and I didn't completely know what dual booting meant but now I regret the decision and I'm looking to dual ...
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Remove Windows Vista Partition So Ubuntu Fills Entire Hard Drive? [duplicate]

I created a partition for Ubuntu so I could dual-boot Windows Vista with it. However, Windows is no longer necessary and I want Ubuntu to take up the entire hard drive. I was wondering how to safely ...
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System resets when selecting “Install alongside Windows Vista”

I have a pretty weird problem with Ubuntu 11.10. I am using a Live CD of it to install it alongside Vista, but when I click on "Install alongside Windows Vista", it just resets. I've tried installing ...
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After installing Ubuntu my screen's frequency is out of range when I boot to Windows

Okay so I have Vista Home Basic 32 bit, and had recently installed Ubuntu 11.10, but I discovered when I tried to boot onto Vista, it said "Out of Range", I know that the message is talking about ...
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How to partition a disk for installing Ubuntu?

Currently I'm running Vista on my laptop but it's getting slower each day, so I decide to install an Ubuntu on my laptop, while for some reason I still need to keep the Vista. Right now I have two ...
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Install Ubuntu and erase Windows Vista for good [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I remove Windows Vista from my notebook and only install Ubuntu? I want install Ubuntu but I can't erase Windows Vista.... How to do it? I have an Acer Aspice 4930. ...
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Can I remove Windows Vista from my notebook and only install Ubuntu?

I would like to remove Windows Vista from my notebook which is currently running a dual boot Windows Vista + Ubuntu and use Ubuntu as the only OS. The notebook is unstable when running Windows Vista, ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 11.04 / Vista 32 with a RAID 0

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 several time using all the informations I could gather on the web. But I still fail to install it, and as my Vista partition contains very important informations I ...
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After using Ubuntu installer for Windows, the monitor button enters a p

I ran the Ubuntu installer for Windows (Wubi) and now my fn+f4 button does not work in Windows anymore. This is the button that is usually the monitor switcher (primary, secondary, mirror). This now ...