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Why does my computer only boot into Windows XP?

I installed Ubuntu from a usb, but when I rebooted my computer after the installer finished, my computer booted into Windows XP. I didn't see any menu for selecting the operating system during boot. ...
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Install alongside will break my computer? What option should I use?

I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot from a LiveCD, on a PC with Windows XP SP3 32 bit already installed. I understand that during the install, I'll be asked to choose from: 1) Install Ubuntu ...
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Wifi disconnects when Ethernet connected

I'm using a WiFi connection on Ubuntu 12 and connecting to XP directly via Ethernet cable. I've set the ipv4 settings of the Ubuntu wired connection to: share with other computers and restarted. ...
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GRUB error while trying to run fully installed Ubuntu 12.04 from SSD

Due to my laptop having a RAM problem, I removed its SSD(which contains an Ubuntu 12.04 installation, with my personal data) and attempted to boot it from my old P4 machine lying around. This P4 ...
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How do I connect a Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu 12.04 together over the network

How do I connect a Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu 12.04 together over the network. I used the networking wizard in Windows to create a networking setup. I am not sure I did it right, so maybe someone can ...
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What Ubuntu for Windows XP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 3 and want to install a newer version of Ubuntu. I have a Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM Which Ubuntu should I install?
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Will deleting stuff from the Ubuntu partition (directly) increase free space on a Windows XP partition?

My system has dual boot: windows xp and ubuntu. Accessing files and directories of windows xp from ubuntu is easy as well known. I deleted some files and directories in windows xp, let say in ...
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Need to wipe hard drive Ubuntu 12.10 to put Windows

My dad had a blank hard drive on which I installed Ubuntu because it was easier than getting windows. Some WiFi drivers will not install. My dad only uses it for email, Craiglist, and chat on ...
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Can not access to Internet on virtual XP

I' m using VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 to run virtual XP. I cannot access to Internet. I have read the How to let a VirtualBox guest (running Windows) access the Internet?, but it seems does not work. ...
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update-grub doesn't detects my XP instalation [closed]

I installed Windows XP, and I was missing GRUB. Booted to Ubuntu with a GRUB recovery disc.(I doesn't know it's name) Then, I ran sudo update-grub and this is the output: ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on Windows XP Professional

The message that I get is: C;\docu~1\user\locals~1\temp\wubi12.10rev273log By opening this text file, I read that some picture could not be loaded. What am I to do? Stay on Windows?
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ubi-partman failed with exit code 10 during 12.10 fresh install

ive been trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on my acer aspire one 534h,using an iso from the official site and a 16gb flash drive using unetbootin. my aa1 is running factory settings (xp). it will boot ...
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Why do I get no option to boot either Ubuntu or Windows after UBUNTU 12.1 installation for a dual boot (PC automatically loads windows xp sp3)?

I've just Installed Ubuntu 12.10. When asked to remove dvd to restart there was no boot option menu and PC started to load windows. Checkdisk ran and displayed multiple messages, eg. Deleting orphan ...
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Trying to install on XP and doesn't come up in boot menu

I installed Ubuntu inside Windows XP using the Wubi installer. But when I reboot and try to select Ubuntu, I cannot do so; when I press F12, it doesn't come up on the boot menu as a choice.
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How to add my Ubuntu 12.10 to my windows xp boot.ini file?

I have a primary 80GB HDD which is partitioned into 3 drives (Core, Data & Extended) with Windows Xp installed in the C drive (Core - With NTFS file system). I have a secondary 500GB HDD which is ...
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Can't see home media server on 12.04 lts [duplicate]

Fair warning, Im a beginner at Unbuntu. I am running my home media server off of my old Windows desktop with Windows XP using Serviio and all the devices in my house can see it (XBOX, PS3, Smart TVs, ...
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Want to uninstall Ubuntu but can not boot into Ubuntu, only windows

I installed Ubuntu onto an old work laptop a while ago and of course I love it, however I will have to hand this laptop back into work at sometime as it has become pretty old now, so I want to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my son's PC. Then I bought a copy of Windows XP and tried to install it, replacing one OS for another. I have followed the advice given in many other similar questions ...
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Installing ubuntu onto my 13 year old PC

I have a Windows XP Dell, from like 2000. I'm trying to completely install Ubuntu onto it, not run it from a CD, or USB. I want it to erase everything, now I tried the windows installer and it said I ...
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Freeze During a Restart on ASPIRE 4751Z [closed]

I notice this happen every time with my ACER ASPIRE 4751Z. Whenever I reboot from Ubuntu, the boot up freezes during "BIOS load". That means, the boot up menu isn't shown yet. I also have Windows XP ...
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Can't Install Guest Additions for WIndows XP x64 on Virtual Box [ I am running 12.10]

I have set up windows xp on virtual box on my laptop which is running Ubuntu 12.10. Now, I am trying to install guest additions on the vm. But, whenever I click it, it doesn't open the oracle window. ...
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How to make a Normal Installation on Windows XP? [closed]

I don't know if my question makes sense, but I am asking anyway if there is actually an answer. From what I have read, a regular install performs better when compared to Wubi install. My question is, ...
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error: no such partition grub rescue

I had a Windows XP on my 64GB IDE SSD. I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi, bit it did not worked: I could choose Ubuntu from the boot menu, but it did worked. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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When I boot I do not get asked which OS I want

I just installed Wubi on my computer which is running Windows XP. Everything went exactly like the official guide said it should, and I was told the installation was complete and to restart my ...
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Permissions fail to change, even using sudo nautilus

I've read a lot of threads here but still can't seem to make this work: I'm trying to share various folders (any folders whatsoever) on HDDs other than "File System" over the LAN using fresh install ...
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Is the Disk Image Installation Efficient Enough?

I was just wondering, is it efficient to have the entire Ubuntu file system on a Windows file. Currently I am using the option to directly boot from Ubuntu, as opposed to running it as an application ...
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Can I keep my files on Windows XP if I install Ubuntu side by side with it?

I want to install Ubuntu using the Windows installer on my old HP running Windows XP. If I do not delete XP (so I have to choose what OS I want each time I boot), will all the files and programs on XP ...
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How to dual-boot Windows XP & Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to boot Windows 7 after Grub overwrote the Windows bootsector When I install Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows XP, I encountered a choice for "Device for boot ...
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Migrating to full Ubuntu after dual installation on WinXP

I previously ran 12.04 alongside WinXP to see how it performed on my mom's older laptop. i also migrated her email to Thunderbird. If I now convert from dual WinXP/Ubuntu to only run Ubuntu will ...
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Can I get further details on “Application has crashed” message

More often than not, on booting to Kubuntu 12.04.01, I get a pop-up message "An application has crashed, now or in the past". I dismiss the message and everything seems fine. Occasionally when booting ...
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How to install window xp from ubuntu

How to install window xp from ubuntu ? is there is any way to install window xp from ubuntu my cd room is dead and my pc is old can't boot from usb
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Wubi on Win XP - it starts, unpacks, but then ends

I try to start Wubi on and older Win XP PC. It starts (seen in task manager), unpacks the (some?) files and then ends... Any idea how to start installation? Kind regards - Chris EDIT: Original post ...
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How to remove GRUB Rescue prompt after deleting Ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

I had a Windows 7 pc dual booting with Windows XP and then i got hold of Ubuntu 12.10 and I installed it alongside Windows 7 and after installing on boot i got GNU GRUB interfering in my bootloader ...
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Virtualbox: verr not supported [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual Box Won’t Accept .ISO To Install OS I'm installing windows XP on UBuntu 12.10 by virtual box. When I import iso file, it shows: What should I check?
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cannot view Windows XP in boot menu

I have windows Xp and Win 7 and ubuntu 12 installed in different partitions. but i am able to boot to ubuntu and windows 7 but cannot see windows XP partions in boot menu. please help me to add it in ...
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How can i remove Ubuntu 12.04 completly from my System? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I completely remove Ubuntu from my computer? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 after formatting my computer by removing win xp; now I want to install windows xp again but ...
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How can I fix my dual-boot machine that now fails to load Windows?

My start-up process: Start computer loads bios loads grub- now i can essentially make two choices load Ubuntu or load windows xp I choose to load Ubuntu and everything is fine I choose to load ...
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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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Can I make grub not show up despite multiple OS being present and continue directly to boot the default one?

Okay here is the situation - I have 1.Ubuntu (default) 2.Windows XP. I use XP only for android rooting and stuff and thus do not need it 90% of times. Now what I want should happen is, Grub ...
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How do I delete Windows after an Ubuntu install?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to my Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP installed. I now have a neat dual-boot system, but I want to get rid of the XP OS and keep Ubuntu as my only OS. How do I do ...
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How do I make Ubuntu look like Windows 98 or XP?

After Using LPS OS and feeling its very fast and simple.I got interested in transforming ubuntu into this kind of desktop feeling but I cannot find any article or tutorial on the Internet about it. ...
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virtual box reconnect error

I have been using ubuntu and virtual box mounted xp on it, I suddenly experienced this error when I tried to open the folders shared on Z: i have reinstalled guest additions but could not find a ...
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is it necessary to format windows XP OS to do partitioning for Ubuntu, and how do I do it properly to then install Ubuntu from disk

is it necessary to format windows XP OS to do partitioning for Ubuntu, and how do I do it properly to then install Ubuntu 10.10 from disk, and would it work from 10.10 to get 12.04 updates? Thank you ...
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Cannot dual Windows XP and Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and at the moment I am trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 to one of my machines. The machine is a Pentium 4 @ 3.06, 2Gb RAM, 200GB Hard Drive and a NVidia GeForce 8800 GT. A few days ago, ...
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How to get al the disk space for ubuntu 12.04

Recently I changed for Linux Ubuntu 12.04, I left Windows and I want now to get all my hard disk space, cause when I formatted my PC installing Ubuntu 12.04, I only gave Ubuntu 23.0 GB and now I'm ...
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How to install Side by Side Boot on Windows XP

I have looked at other questions but none seem to help my problem. I am trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu off a USB Stick Side by Side with Windows XP. I have it booted up but when I get ...
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Can't boot Windows Xp after intalling Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Here's the situation. I installed Ubuntu using the along side option. Everything went ok. When ...
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How to install Ubuntu from USB and not delete Windows XP

My computer currently runs on Win XP, and I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04. I downloaded the ISO file, booted a USB, and restarted my netbook. I selected the option to install Ubuntu along Windows ...
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installed ubuntu 12.04 ( alongside xp ) cant boot into ubuntu

so i installed ubuntu 12.04 32bit alongside xp sp2 ... chose the "something else" option and gave ubuntu a whole partition of 48GB .. ext4 type partition .. DID NOT give a swap space the installation ...
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Share files - Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 - one network - password not accepted

I ask this question in SuperUser but no one helps me. I hope to get more attention here. I have three computers connected in one network by modem. I want to share files in this network in the most ...