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Ubuntu installation from live CD: Hangs after splash screen

Ubuntu 12.04.02 i386 live CD "Try without install" hangs at splash screen. I looked at output and it hanged after Stopping System V runlevel compatibility [ok] Then i tried 15.04 amd64 ...
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I want to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I want to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, can someone please show me every step for doing so. Please don't send links to videos, just type it for me please. I want to dual boot on one single ...
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Grub menu won't show on dual Boot

I tried dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine, and I know that I installed both operating systems on different partitions. Now, it only boots to Ubuntu, and it wont show me ...
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Go back to windows

How can I go back to Windows? I installed Ubuntu using wubi. Then I selected Ubuntu 14.04 as default os. Now I have to unistall it and install it from a cd or usb. The problem is that my pc starts ...
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windows keeps rebooting when starting

just two hours ago I turned off my Toshiba laptop and everything was fine. I turned it on again and tried to choose Windows from Grub (since I have dual booted Ubuntu with Windows). this happened to ...
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Problem with mono when run a windows application

mono myfile.exe System.DllNotFoundException: wininet.dll at (wrapper managed-to-native) Multiple_Website_Viewer.Form1:InternetSetOption (intptr,int,intptr,int) at ...
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How to get my raspberry pi to recognize my Ext4 formatted HDD

I'm trying to get my raspberry pi to function as a media center. Pretty much everything is working fine, but I can't seem to get it to recognize my ext4 formatted 1TB HDD. Whenever I go to ...
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I accidentally put grub on my hard drive MBR while trying to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I was trying to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive, but in the installer I accidentally chose to put grub on my internal hard drive MBR instead of the external hard drive's MBR. I don't really ...
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Transfer file to Ubuntu(15.04) to Windows(8.1) with a cross-over cable between two computers

I need transfer around 125 gb from my laptop(Ubuntu 15.04) to another one(Windows 8.1), but I don't have a removable hard disk. I have a UTP cable , but I dont know how transfer this files across the ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu installation which resides in windows partition

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop and after asking some questions on this same forum, decided to install it alongside windows. I had a free, but allocated partition and my intention was ...
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Rename Files To Be Windows Friendly

I am having difficulty trying to create a back up of my personal files on Ubuntu as I am installing windows on my laptop (the restore disk will likely wipe the ubuntu), and I am trying to move about ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but partitioned for it. I was wondering how to uninstall Ubuntu. Also, only 2 out of the 6 partitions have names. I have Windows 7, and also want to remove grub so that ...
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Can I upgrade windows 8.1 to 10 and not affect ubuntu?

I am very curious as to how it will affect bios settings. And how it will affect grub2. I have dual booted 15.04 with windows 8.1
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How to install ubuntu alongside windows? [duplicate]

I already have Windows 8.1 on my ultrabook, how do i install ubuntu alongside it? i do not have a spare usb drive nor does my laptop have an optical drive.
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how to : Reinstall Windows 7 [duplicate]

I installed linux ubuntu last month and everything got messed up . When I first tried it , everything works fine. It's fast and convenient so I decided to install it permanently but after permanently ...
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Dual booted Windows 8.1 and ubuntu. Deleted Ubuntu partition stuck with Gnu Grub version 2.02

I know similar things have been asked before, but they either apply to grub 1 or I am just too ignorant in the subject matter to follow the answers. I can't get ubuntu, bootloader, or windows recovery ...
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Program installed with no errors but won't run under wine

I have Ubuntu Mate 15.04 and I have successfully installed wine from the .deb package they provide. Then I have successfully (at least with no errors) installed a Windows program by right-clicking on ...
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Miracast on multiply screens from one source

I am having multiply LG tv's supporting Miracast - my question is if it is possible to 'stream' from the same pc (which supports Miracast) to all tv's at the same time? I can't seem to find any ...
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Default boot into Windows [duplicate]

There are many posts here about how to boot into Windows with Ubuntu installed, can't find any about my specific scenario... I have a ProLiant server running Ubuntu, and it's useful sometimes to be ...
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Upgrade dual boot windows [closed]

I currently have a dual boot of Windows 7 32 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 I'd like to upgrade windows to 64 bit. Is there any simple way to do that? Should I remove Windows completely from my computer and ...
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu, After Windows 10

I have a Windows 8.1 HP Pavilion model 2000. My younger brother decided to put Windows 10 on it, he didn't partition or back up the Windows 8.1 OS... I've tried reverting back to Win8.1 but can't. So ...
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FAIL: bootable ubuntu USB windows 8.1

The boot works fine on desktops so I know it is fine. But I need it on my laptop. I have disabled secure boot, and enabled legacy booting. My BIOS doesn't have aquick boot option to disable . I get ...
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Installing ubuntu os on a different drive than windows os during dual boot setup

I would like to know if ubuntu could be installed in other drive than C: ( which reads healthy, boot, page dump , ....) and other drivers which read as only primary drive. It is because I don't ...
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UEFI boot order depending if usb stick is plugged

I want to tryout Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Because I don't want to reinstall windows after this I installed it via DVD-ROM onto my usb 3.0 stick (64GB). This worked fine. The first thing when I restarted ...
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Running .reg files with wine

I am having trouble running .reg files with wine. I have tried a few solutions that other people have used but when I launch it return the following error: "There is no windows program configured to ...
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Ubuntu on XPS13 9333… Want to add Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

When I bought my XPS13 9333 I got angry with Windows, wiped it, and installed Ubuntu. My son now wants Windows for gaming (thanks Lego World!). I don't know my product key (but expect I can get it ...
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USB stick bootable on both Wintel and Mac hardware

I would like to create a bootable USB stick to use as a portable Ubuntu installation that I can bring with me and run on both Wintel and Mac hardware. Is it possible to create such an installation on ...
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Start Windows automatically unless a key is pressed, then start Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to disable the boot menu and still be able to start Ubuntu instead of Windows by holding a key down. Is this possible?
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Delete one of the OS via Ubuntu

I'm currently running on dual boot (win 7 and ubuntu). I'd like to know how to delete my Windows 7 OS using ubuntu
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I installed Ubuntu and when I try opening the setup utility it comes with GRUB

Okay. I used to have Windows 8. Then I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8. When I tried the setup utility on Windows it worked, but now it sends me to the GRUB menu. I tried installing zorin but GRUB ...
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Is there a way to make Windows Fastboot and Ubuntu work together?

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my laptop. The problem is, when I enable fastboot, I can't view Windows partitions from Linux When booting up I think grub does something so ...
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Xubuntu / Samba PC occasionally unreachable from Windows; works again when 'samba' package is reinstalled

I've configured a Xubuntu PC with Samba to allow file and folder sharing with Windows 7 PCs. The Xubuntu PC is almost always on. While it usually works when sharing files to and from each other, ...
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How to set up a domain network for 3 computers

I am fairly new to linux and so would like to get some information on setting up my home network. It will consist of three computers. The Ubuntu server, a desktop running Ubuntu, and a desktop ...
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scroll through terminal directory like windows command prompt

I'm relatively new to Linux, so forgive me if this is a silly question I know that in windows's command prompt, if you change directories, you can then autocomplete/scan files within that folder by ...
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Deleted partition didn't fix windows boot

Okay so I uninstalled Ubuntu. Deleted its partition and hit the wrong button before I fixed the windows boot loader. Now I am stuck at the grub terminal on boot. Is there any way to load windows from ...
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Installing Windows 8 after Ubuntu 14.04

I was using windows 8.1 and I was get bored of it and than i installed ubuntu on it. The mistake i done was that i erased windows 8 and then installed ubuntu and now I want to use multi-boot. I want ...
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GNU GRUB V. 2.02 The GateKeeper of the Windows Installer

I am attempting to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to replace the Ubuntu OS that I have currently installed on my Lenovo T410 ThinkPad. The steps I have taken are: Download windows ISO file ...
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how do I burn a Live CD onto a USB? [duplicate]

I got the LiveCD from Ubuntu.com and I only have a USB to work with, can I burn a Live CD onto a USB inside windows 8.1? (no disk tray installed, no budget to buy one with). Is it possible, if so, ...
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When Windows 10 comes out and I install it on PC will i need to reinstall ubuntu [duplicate]

When Windows 10 comes out (July 29th) I am going to update to it, but when I do will I have to reinstall ubuntu/grub for dual boot to work again? I have Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8 on my PC at the ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8.1 in a SSD

I have a 120Gb SSD and I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS and use Windows just for gaming. My question is: Is this partition table that I'm creating correct? http://i.imgur.com/NFQ4jZ9.jpg sda1 ...
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Access old NTFS partion to read files [duplicate]

I tried to access my old NTFS partion to read files only that are very important. It told me that it's hibernated and I can read the files only (which would be no problem for me). I searched on the ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't really need my 14.04 Ubuntu so I deleted the partition of it with an Ubuntu Live CD. Since grub was ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Second Hard Drive

I have 2 1tb hard drives on my computer with Windows 8 on the first hard drive and nothing on the other. I want to install Ubuntu 14 on the second hard drive. I've looked up some guides and they all ...
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can i have ubuntu on a phone that my co worker gave me [duplicate]

i have a phone that i have because my co worker gave me my phone when i worked with him at my job and it is a lil prepaid flip phone and i want to install ubuntu on it so can i use my regular charging ...
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can windows virus affect Linux machine through wine? [duplicate]

When we use wine on Linux PC windows Virus can affect folders of wine? I think may be not; But I still Confuse about that. What is accurate answer? Wine is emulator of windows then some question ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu.?

I have successfully dual booted ubuntu and windows on my sony vaio laptop. The thing is when i logout of ubuntu and restart the computer, then boot with windows, the next time i try to boot into ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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Virtualbox and networking

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box but am unable to see my NAS Drive. I have checked under network and can see the internet. I looked under network in Virtual Box and it is set to NAT.
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What does “HQ” from WineHQ mean? [closed]

This is just a curiousity, and I wasn't able to find it anywhere... Would it be "High Quality"? I also see that the going-to-be Mac OS Wine-like app DarlingHQ also has this HQ...