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Ubuntu wont load wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

So, i used Pendrivelinus.com's usb installer to create a LiveUSB, but my computer wouldn't recognize. So, i used Wubi, now my computer can see Ubuntu, but every time i try to load it, i get an error ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot From Grub2 After Installing Windows 8.1 And Using Boot Repair Black Screen [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu and wiped my hard drive and I liked it, But I wanted to install Windows 8.1 so I did in a separate partition, then the problem happened. I wasn't able to access Grub2 because of ...
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How to install from two .ISO images? [duplicate]

I mount the first one, run the Setup (it's a Windows program), and when it asks for DISC 2, I try to unmount the ISO, but it says it can't be unmounted because it's busy, which is obvious. In Windows, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - CIFS mount via fstab very slow. 10x faster connecting in GUI

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine as a VM on an ESXi 5.5 server. I have two different CIFS mounts, one on a Windows 2008 R2 server and one on a Windows 2012 R2 server. I have the mounts set in ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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How to create Windows / Linux bootable USB on Ubuntu [GUI style] [duplicate]

Since some laptops doesn't have an optical device and it is faster and easier to create bootable USB than DVD (especially if something go wrong) I have decided to post this question. Answers should be ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 installed

So you've probably seen this all before, but I have searched around a can't find a fix anywhere. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a 10GB partition of my SSD, said SSD has a much larger partition with ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu yesterday alongside Windows 7 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to Ubuntu without giving me an OS ...
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Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls ...
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Windows vista to Ubuntu Desktop [duplicate]

I have a Windows Vista PC and I want ubuntu on it. I have a partition for Ubuntu. How would i launch Ubuntu in that partition (boot in that partition) so it wont affect the Windows os? Then, how ...
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Do Windows mice work with Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to buy a mouse for my PC, but as I was searching I saw in the product details that it had to have Windows as the OS. I have a Ubuntu/Windows duel boot and I was wondering if mice for Windows ...
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I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 but I have a problem

I am trying to install Windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I went through some answered questions and basically got the idea how to do it from here. First step is as follows: First, you have ...
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recovering files from windows backup

I am attempting to transfer files from my old Windows 7 computer to a new Computer that is running ubuntu 14.04. I have been backing up my files on my Windows box to an second sata HD. What I would ...
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
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How to make a bootable USB for Windows 10?

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview. I have downloaded its .iso file. Now I want to make a flash drive bootable. How can I do that? I already have tried these 2 options. Making a ...
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Installation of ubuntu on MBR HDD

I have got Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I want to install ubuntu on my laptop for my coding classes, but when ever i try installing it it just reboots and starts again in the boot menu. Later, i asked ...
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Theoretical question: removing the wrong entry with efibootmgr?

Efibootmgr lists Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, as well as two other things that say UEFI (I'll update this with better info later, I'm on mobile). If I were to accidentally remove windows or the ...
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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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Repartitioning Linux for Windows

I have Linux installed on my computer, but I need Windows for some things that I can't do with Wine, so I wanted to use a dual boot. I haven't done this before, but I just installed Linux so I don't ...
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Windows 7 deleted itself when installing Linux; How can I recover lost documents?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14 using a USB drive to my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 deleted itself. I was able to find the Windows 7 bootloader, but when I run that from the boot option screen nothing ...
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playing a playlist created in windows

I had created a playlist in windows 8 which was in .wpl format. I later converted it to .m3u format. But i am not being able to play from either of the two on my ubuntu 14.04 which is on the same ...
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Separate booting Ubuntu and Windows

I'm a Linux newb. I have one hard drive with Windows 7 and another blank hard drive. I had installed Linux on the second hard drive with the Windows 7 HDD detached. My Linux drive booted fine while ...
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Cant get back to windows after uninstalling ubuntu

I have a surface pro 3 so I thought about dual booting it with Ubuntu, every thing went fine but I didn't like it because it had some bugs and I couldn't get the type cover to work so I decided to ...
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How to safely go from dual boot Ubuntu/Win8 to single boot Win8? [duplicate]

So I had a Win8 laptop which I turned into a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu creature. Now I want to go back to solo Win8 and I want to make sure I don't screw up the boot manager things. Currently it uses GRUB ...
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How do I stop GNU GRUB from booting and select the Windows Boot Manager option by default?

I've decided to uninstall Ubuntu due to various incompatibilities. I tried going in to my BIOS but that option is not there. It says Ubuntu on my hard drive.
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I deleted the Ubuntu partition and extended the Windows 8 one?

Now when I try to start my computer I get GNU GRUB minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. How do Ifix my computer so I can run Windows again? So I've found I can press F11 to load the boot menu. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10. CD ejects after clicking install Ubuntu alongside Windows

I don't have access to the BIOS because my laptop monitor is broken. I put the ISO on the DVD and verified the MD5 was correct. I am trying to set up a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu. HP ...
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Is it possible to update Ubuntu 14.04 Wubi to 14.10 without having to reinstall? [duplicate]

I know that Wubi is buggy, dead, etc. However, I do not have a spare partition space lying around, ready to use on the computer (running Windows 7, using BIOS not UEFI, was bought way before Win8 was ...
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How to reduce the size of my Ubuntu main partition to be able to install a new OS in dual-boot [duplicate]

I would like to install windows on my system on which I have installed Ubuntu already.I went through a couple of previous answers but I understand that the first thing is to create a partition on the ...
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Audio sync through LAN

I have home server which is pc with 2gb ram. I've got www server and mpd which alows me to controll music playback from any device but thing that I want to have is to synchronize sound from laptop ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I'm an absolute Linux newbie, I've never used it before. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard drive with Windows 8.1. When I choose a Windows 8 Loader in the Grub Loader screen, nothing ...
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Encrypt USB stick and be able to mount it everywhere

I wonder if there's any way to encrypt the data in my USB stick with a password and be able to access to it once I plug the USB on any computer with Windows/Linux. I've been trying with VeraCrypt but ...
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Triple boot problem

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace its hard drive with a faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I ...
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adding linux client to windows active directory domain [duplicate]

We have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as client in virtual manager. I have to join it in a network with a system running Windows server 2008. How can I join a Windows Active Directory?
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How to recover deleted files and Windows? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu I found that I carelessly chose deleting all files in setup, so Windows and all files are gone. Is it possible to restore the files in Linux?
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Trying to make a Windows 7 USB with UNetBootin, getting error “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

Pretty much what it says on the tin. I looked around a bit, someone told me to press "Tab" to see a list of options, this is what it yielded. Verifying DMI Pool Data .................... Failed to ...
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

I had a school project to dual boot a virtual machine. The project went great! However, I liked ubuntu so much I wanted to dual boot my pc as home. When I was setting up ubuntu I erased the windows ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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i dual booted 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1 on laptop with 4 gb ram..it now shows 2gb in either operating system

I dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with Windows 8.1 on a laptop with 4 GB ram... I noticed that my computer was much slower after the dual boot, so I checked the ram in Ubuntu and it showed 2 GB... and ...
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How to make all file shares without passwords?

New to ubuntu. I'm trying to access it from windows. Shares I created from the desktop worked fine but trying to share my ext hdd using the same method didn't work. I researched it and found you need ...
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(SOLVED) If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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ntfs-3g Failed to decompress file

For years the logs of my Ubuntu systems sharing drives with a Windows installation have been routinely flooding logs with: Mar 17 11:00:50 kemosabi ntfs-3g[483]: ntfs_attr_pread error reading ...
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Poor font rendering PDF-XChange Viewer running Wine

I cannot find a solution for the problem I had. I had to use a program like PDF XChange Viewer to get an annotation interface for my work, as it stands the above program is the most stable I have ...
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How do I burn the Windows 10 ISO to a USB?

I did the dd method and it worked but I'm not sure that's all you have to do because it is Windows and may not have GRUB and I'm not sure so I'm asking the experts haha. WINUSB DID NOT WORK BECAUSE ...
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How to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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Grub boot probelm

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my first HDD (500GB) with a second drive(1TB) as a backup (500GB), and the rest(500GB) non allocated. I needed to run a windows based only program for school so ...
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Performance difference NTFS Linux and NTFS Windows

I need to format a disk to install Windows 8 on it (single boot). I cannot do it from Windows (I have only Ubuntu for now). So my questions are: Will the disk formatted to NTFS with Ubuntu be slower ...