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Nor Ubuntu or windows are booting

I was installing Ubuntu in a partition created directly from the installer, using the CD method, after the step when one set up the partitions of the hard drive, the installation crashed. After that I ...
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Mounting My Windows Drive [duplicate]

If you would be so kind to explain and answer my dilemma, I'd be grateful of all of you. Here is the error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/System: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "...
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Switching from Windows 7 to Ubuntu and need help

First I want to say welcome to the community and I humbly ask for your expertise. 1.I want to fully overwrite Windows with Ubuntu. Is it as simple as just downloading over it? 2.should I use 32bit ...
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Boot problem ubuntu and windows7 [duplicate]

I install ubuntu12.10 than I install windows 7 and now I have access only at windows :( i didn't find any solution for this... can you help me please? thanks
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Installing windows again… [duplicate]

So here's my story. I had windows Vista on my laptop, but as we all know, vista is terrible. So I installed ubuntu (and let the wubi installer delete windows completely). Now, after all this time, I '...
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Ubuntu on external HDD accessed from mac and windows

I have an external 2T HDD, an iMac intel, a windows laptop and a router (Airport Extreme). I'd like to install ubuntu on the ext HDD and have access to it either from the iMac or windows machine (...
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Partition in my laptop [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a partition in my laptop and run Ubuntu and Windows 8 side by side. and if it is then what should i do to make a partition in my laptop
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After installing Ubuntu I no longer have the option to start Windows 7 Professional [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time. I followed the steps for partitioning and root directories as recommended. However, when I partitioned the /dev/sda1 was green and the disk did not ...
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problems with reinstalling windows vista [closed]

I want to dual boot (windows vista and Ubuntu) and i only have Ubuntu now, i also have an installation CD for windows vista, which i can start through PlayOnLinux. My problem is that it says the ...
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How do I hide GRUB entries?

I recently followed this guide to dual-booting OEM Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and now I've got an awful GRUB menu full of redundant entries. All I want are two entries: one for Ubuntu, and one for Windows. ...
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13.04 PPTP VNP to Windows Server but NO Internet

I am currently running on an Ubuntu 13.04 environment. I am able to connect just fine to my Office VPN, the only problem I am having now is I don't have internet access once I am connected. There is ...
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Alternative to software for Windows phone

i just installed Ubuntu 12.10 LTS on my computer. However I have one problem. I use a Nokia Lumia 610 phone and therefore the OS is Windows Phone. In order to transfer songs, pictures etc. usually ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 via the Windows installer

Hello, *If I install Ubuntu 13.04 using the windows installer, will it overwrite my windows?* I am asking this because I like the freedom of Ubuntu, but I want Windows just in case thanks :)
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Printing from Ubuntu to Windows printer

I have a Windows Vista machine downstairs with 2 printers hooked up to it (it's currently not possible to connect them to my ubuntu machine). I have printer sharing enabled as well as discovery ...
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getting rid of preinstalled software

I want to use my old netbook for a few very simple purposes, mainly accounting - spreadsheet documents and going online to get numbers. I have another computer for gaming, movies and all other bell ...
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Software availability

I've been using Ubuntu for the past year or so, and I swear, I have turned into the biggest Ubuntu Fanboy in the world, I absolutely love everything about Ubuntu except for this one little thing. ...
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Missing operating system message after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Initially, I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 running on the same system.(dual boot). And I wanted to install Ubuntu for my work. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned it on a disk and installed it. While ...
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GoG on Linux installation Procedure

I wanted to install GoG on Linux ( http://gogonlinux.com/ ) and as I went through the install process (which is for Ubuntu12.04) and the result is that I have all the files built by python, but no ...
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Can I install Linux on a external hard drive and then use it to delete the existing linux on my computer

The question is a bit weird but can I put linux on a external hard drive and then run my pc of that and then delete the linux partition on my laptop. I want to install windows but the booting with the ...
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Wine fails to start Foxit Reader

When I tried to install Foxit Reader through wine, I got the following error pop-up window. Can anybody helps to debug this error? The program Foxit Reader.exe has encountered a serious problem ...
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I am not able to view mp3 files on my sansa clip player that were previously loaded using windows

I have added the file .is_audio_player and still no luck. Any Suggestions? In Ubuntu 12.04, when I connect mp3 player, the home folder opens and I can see files that I have added to the player since ...
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Creating multiple password protected shares in Samba [duplicate]

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto a small home server build, and now I'm in a situation I can't quite figure out. I have 2x2TB hard drives (not in RAID) that I'm using for backups. ...
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New Ubuntu/Linux user have some questions

I'm a new Linux/Ubuntu user came from Windows environment trying to figure my way into Linux and planning to make a full transition when i feel ready, and have some basic questions to make things ...
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Why can't Ubuntu find any hard disks or volumes during installation?

I decided to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer. But when I try to install Ubuntu 13.04, my installation says I don't have atleast 5.3 GB disk space. In "Try ubuntu", I checked disks ...
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how do install windows 8 in ubuntu?

I want to install windows 8 alongside Ubuntu (my default and only operating system), but i am not sure how. can someone explain? can I virtualize windows 8 or is there another way. I want windows 8 ...
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Windows xp does't let me chose ubuntu using an USB [duplicate]

I have downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 in a pen-drive, but when I restart the computer, it doesn't let mi choose.
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Is there anyway to run Ubuntu only when a cd is in my computer

I am fairly new to modern linux. I would like to know if its possible to put Ubuntu on a cd or dvd then load it on my computer. However I want it so if i take out the cd/dvd from the drive it will ...
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Unable to ping Ubuntu from Windows

I'm using wireless router for internet access and local wireless network. When I ping from Ubuntu to Windows XP over a wireless LAN, it works using either IP or hostname of the Windows device. But ...
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Dual boot stuck on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently dual booted my old Windows xp with Ubuntu 12 using the iso burned to a CD (wubi). The installation worked like a dream but after rebooting I found there was no way of getting back to XP. ...
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How to replace EasyPeasy partition with Lubuntu [duplicate]

I have acer netbook with dual boot, window 7 and Easy Peasy . I want to replace EasyPeasy partition with Lubuntu so that I have dual boot of window 7 and lubuntu. Please let me know how can do it.
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How to access previous ubuntu wubi installation

I installed ubuntu/wubi nearly a year ago on my windows 8 pc. It has been sitting on a separate partition untouched since then. I am trying to access it again as I'd like to use Ubuntu now. I cannot ...
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Blood Bowl Not Working

Blood Bowl (a windows game) is not working on computer (which runs ubuntu) even though I am running blood bowl using wine. It runs however it does not create a window. You can here the music playing ...
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Want to use windows and Ubuntu in single Partition

I've Windows 8 in my PC, and want to Install Ubuntu 13 within same partition is it possible to use both the OS in single Partition
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New Install and Gaming Issues

I'm totally new to linux, but I've basically had enough with using windows. A recent HDD failure has prompted me to take this as a good time to switch (my new setup will be a 250GB SSD and 1TB HDD for ...
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Changed GRUB settings now can't load Ubuntu

I changed the timer setting on GRUB to 0 seconds, this was accidental. Now my computer boots straight into Windows 8 as this was my default GRUB option. Since the GRUB menu no longer appears (as the ...
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Differences between standard keyboard layout in windows and linux?

I'm want to switch from using mostly osx to using mostly linux (for everything unix) and windows (unfortunately, because of work, I need to be effective using excel/outlook and various other apps in ...
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Executable Windows permission on Samba

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (though I've had this same problem on 12.10) and am running Samba with some shares set up so I can run some Windows tools (.exes) directly from the shares. Every Windows ...
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Where can I download Ubuntu for laptops? [duplicate]

I have an HP DV4 Laptop and can't find the Ubuntu download. I want to remove my Microsoft Windows 7 OS instalation. I tried looking for the download, but can't find it. Can someone please help me?
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Windows Sleep wakes in ubuntu

Im new here, and im having an issue. Im using Windows 7 sideloaded with Ubuntu. The issue is, whenever i put my pc to sleep in the windows OS, it wakes up in ubuntu on the login screen. I dont know ...
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How do I replace Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've got an old Windows machine that I want to replace with Ubuntu. I dont want to have Windows on the machine any more. How do I make that happend?
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Win7 host, Ubuntu 13.04 guest: VirtualBox 4.2.14 seamless mode loses Ubuntu launcher

I have Windows 7 as host running VirtualBox 4.2.14 with Ubuntu 13.04 as guest OS. All works fine in window or full screen. But if I try seamless mode, I lose the launcher on the left hand side. In ...
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Radio Mobile on Ubuntu

Does anyone have experience setting up Radio Mobile, on Wine, in Ubuntu? There is such little data online, I am really hoping some could help me with the installation on Wine. I tried to use the ...
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How to mount a Windows share using Deja-Dup and a NAS Device configured by a WinXP machine?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my main laptop and my old machine runs Win XP. The Win XP machine configures a Buffalo LS-XL65F Network Attached Storage device. I'm having a problem with ...
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recover Windows

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC using USB drive. After intalling Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 I went and opened the app "Disks" and clicked on the 1st Disk Drive and then on the right side I clicked on ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.04 but automatically loads Windows, doesn't let me choose

I installed Ubuntu without a problem, but when I turn on the computer it automatically loads Windows without asking which one I want to load. I have an Acer Aspire V5-531 running Windows 7 Home ...
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same partition : access windows files from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have win and ubuntu on the same partition. Mount does not work since the drive is already in use, is there any way to get around it ?
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Uninstall Ubuntu 12.04, Install Windows 7 (legal copy) [duplicate]

Alright so I bought my laptop, and I didn't realize that It had Ubuntu on it. Honestly I've been having a hard time with this OS. Always looking for tutos and stuff.. So I decided to Dualboot with ...
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If I uninstall Windows will Ubuntu be uninstalled?

I have a problem with my Windows XP SP3, it shows blue screen in normal mode and in safe mode (both). So, I decided to uninstall Windows XP SP3 and re-install again. But I am confused. Will it ...
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replace ubuntu with windows 7 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 right now and i would like to go back to windows. I have a windows 7 iso and tried booting it from the usb but it brought up a command screen and i had no idea what to do ...
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Need to create a backup server to backup some windows files

I need to create a backup server to backup some windows files (.xls, .doc and etc...). It will be backup 10 windows pc (xp/7) every half hour. Those files will be on a few directories on those ...