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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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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 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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Change boot order for Wubi

I've setup Ubuntu via Wubi recently for a friend and he came back with a complaint: On reboots the Windows partition is always selected by default, figured this was just a need to update Grub but ...
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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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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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Windows Vista disappeared after installing Ubuntu10.10?

I had Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 160 GB HDD, 1GB RAM,INTEL DUAL CORE One of my friend told that UBUNTU is also a better OS and is an open source programme and u can use alternately both Ubuntu or ...
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How do I boot windows?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 wubi but am a bit unnerved by the fact that all of my windows files and settings are not visible to me and I can't figure out how to boot windows. Can someone help a guy out ...
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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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Installation stuck at copying files after booting

Used windows installer to install Ubuntu in a Toshiba Qosmio F50, using windows Vista. After rebooting, Ubuntu installation started but got stuck at roughly around 70% as it mentions "Almost finished ...
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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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WUBI installation can no longer boot, UUID disk not found [closed]

Yesterday my WUBI/Vista installation was working fine. I shut it down at the train station, all good then when I attempted to boot Ubuntu at home I got a message saying the UUID for root could not be ...
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Wubi won't boot after a kernel update [closed]

I use Windows Vista 32bit and have a Wubi install of the 10.10 RC. It worked great, until one day when I upgraded the kernel and rebooted. Now, whenever I select Ubuntu from the Windows boot menu, ...
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How to get a dual boot USB drive to work in Vista [closed]

Hey I managed with the help of a friend to get 10.04 onto a 2TB WD USB drive for dual boot but it doesn't want to work on my Vista loaded laptop. Is there a fix? i don't have the choice of erasing ...
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Ubuntu entry in Windows Vista still there, even after uninstall

OK, so the other day I had a disc that I had burned Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala to. So I though, "Hey! Why not dual boot my computer?" I inserted the disc into drive E, ran Wubi, installed it, and ...
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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 ...
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2 OS's at once on the same computer? [duplicate]

Is it possible to run Windows Vista on one hard drive and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other using the same computer?
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Dual boot problem; How to add Windows Vista on GRUB menu?

I have a Toshiba PSAARL - 03S004. I've installed my Window Vista on hard disk C, but there is no selection to boot into Window Vista on GRUB! I only can boot into Ubuntu server now! EDIT Result of ...
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which ubuntu instead of vista

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop which came with Windows Vista Home premium 32bit. I have been impressed today with a friends laptop running Ubuntu, am I able to run it on my laptop? Do I need to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu to replace Vista and thereby reboot my computer?

Ubuntu was recommended to me as a viable option to Vista. I am unable to boot up my computer and have no recovery media. I keep seeing 'BootMGR is missing' on the screen. If I were to download Ubuntu ...
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Reinstalling Windows Vista 64 Bit

I really like Ubuntu, but my family is used to Windows and I would like to dual boot it but accidentally did a full install and now I just have Ubuntu. Is there any way to me to get back Windows ...
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Can Windows boot from Ubuntu?

I am thinking about using two SSDs. Install each OS on one SSD. Then set the boot order to the Ubuntu one first. Then, is it possible to boot Windows from Ubuntu? This should be simple right? I will ...
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Vista wont boot after 12.04 install

I have Dell Inspiron 1525; installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and everything seemed well. Then did a reboot and tried to get into Vista - but I get a black screen with working cursor and nothing else. I ...
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How to make a partition Ubuntu can read?

I have Windows Vista and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along with it. I have three partitions on my hard-drive on Windows, but when I open the laptop through Ubuntu it only reads the first and second ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use wubi if I have a UEFI motherboard and Windows Vista?

Am I safe if I am not using Windows 8? Also, I built the computer myself, it was not a computer pre-built with Windows 8.
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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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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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Windows Vista/Ubuntu 11.04

I'd like to install Ubuntu 11.04 on an existing Windows Vista installation. However, if I see that Ubuntu doesn't fit my needs, I'd like to have the option to remove Ubuntu and reinstall Windows Vista ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to turn the .ISO file into a .exe file?

I've downloaded Trusty (14.04) and it's an .iso file. I knew what I had to do, I got a thingy to mount the image (Slysoft to be precise) and mounted the .iso and up came the Ubuntu thing running ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a blank dvd/cd/disk problems

I would like to install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer alongside windows Vista. I downloaded the ISO file from the Ubuntu website. Then I formatted my empty / blank disc, and ...
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How I do View C Drive?

I Run 12.04 LTS on a HP Pavillion Notebook with 250GB GB HDD. I recently found an emutlaor and noticed something weird. I had a Z: Drive and C: Drive. The C: Drive is the same as it was in windows. My ...