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Ubuntu installed successfully but not booting

I have installed Ubuntu on my lappy alongside with Windows7 on DriveE (windows is in DriveC). when installing ubuntu it didn't ask any thing it ask only whether you want to install alongside with ...
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How to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 on HP pavilion 14-b010TX [duplicate]

I've used Ubuntu on my old Compaq V26633TN for a few years, but it's wearing out after 9 years use. I've bought a replacement HP Pavilion 14-b010TX (CD58PA) with factory installed Windows 8 and mSATA ...
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New Ubuntu installation is too slow

I downloaded Ubuntu because my windows XP Pro computer crashed. It was not recoverable because the computer was given to me without backup disks. It is a Cisnet with a MSI motherboard Pentium 4 with ...
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unable to find windows files using unbuntu [duplicate]

I'm using a samsung rv520 i3. Windows 7 crashed and fails to load past the initial windows logo screen. I am now using unbuntu 12.10 form a usb I'm trying to find files i had saved on windows before ...
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Unknown filesystem. grub rescue: file not found

I have 320GB HDD messed with Ububtu 10.04 and Windows Developers preview. I formated Windows partition and deleted the Linux boot folder from the disk, I thought it may help me to install newer ...
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virtual directory to ubuntu on windows?

Is it possible to create a virtual directory in windows that links to a directory on an Ubuntu 12.10 server? If so, how? I'd like to do it this way because it slows me down to constantly save & ...
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A newbie moving from Windows 7 to Ubuntu for the first time. What if I decide to uninstall Ubuntu?

I'm currently downloading the Windows Installer. I'm using Windows 7 but want to multiboot Ubuntu. I want to ask a simple thing. If I ever decide to uninstall Ubuntu, does my Windows 7 system may go ...
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Ubuntu OS selection screen

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot with windows 7 from USB ( not from wubi.exe) whenever I boot my system I was taken to the Ubuntu OS selection screen which shows ( selection for Ubuntu ...
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Using linux/ubuntu to combat windows flash drive malware?

I had asked this question on ITSecurity @ Stack Exchange also. There may not be may linux distro users in ITSec, but obviously there are many here. So, I think that it might be appropriate to put that ...
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How to distribute internet speed equally

Hi i am using adsl on my internet cafe and is there any way that i can distribute internet speed equally in all computers, is there any program for linux (Ubuntu) and Windows as well control and ...
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How can i run ubuntu alongside windows 8 if my comouter have a bootlocker?

My computer has a bootlocker I have tried to bypass it but if i did, windows wouldn't boot anymore. Advices?
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How to get back to windows after install Ubuntu in the same partition?

I have two partition on my system. On one partition, I keep my data, and on other I install my OS. By mistake, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the drive I had installed Windows. Now I need to get back ...
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How to boot from Live-USB?

I've followed every step on: "Create a USB stick on Windows" but after it says everything is succesful, I open Wubi, which is opened in arabic. I understand some of it, and continue to choose the ...
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What is the Ubuntu installation going to do to my Windows files…?

I am installing Ubuntu 12.10 in Windows with Wubi and I want to know if it's going to COPY my Windows files and place them in Ubuntu, or MOVE them to Ubuntu, or leave the Windows files so I start with ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 UEFI Installation with Windows 8 acer apsire [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Aspire at work. I need to keep the original Windows 8 and would like to have Ubuntu running alongside it. So far I've only been able to get the Ubuntu ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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How to use old Windows 7 install in Ubuntu?

I have decieded to convert my Windows 7 laptop to Ubuntu. I virtualized the Windows 7 install and I thought I read that there is a way to launch the apps that are in my Windows 7 VHD inside Ubuntu ...
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How can I restore the swap drive used by ubuntu, back to windows 7?

I just installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop (which has windows 7) but I used my second data drive as a swap for Ubuntu. How can I restore this swap drive back so it can be accessed by Windows 7 again? ...
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Remove osx partition

I triple boot OSx, Windows 8, and Ubuntu on an Imac. I rarely use the OSx and only boot into Windows to play some video games on occasion. my question is what is the process for removing OSx and ...
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Ubuntu on Oracle VM VirtualBox running SLOWLY

So I am super new, not only to ubuntu, but also to VirtualBox. I have Linux/Unix experience, though I would not call it particularly strong experience. I have recently installed ubuntu using ...
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Can I force window to open on top of other windows when opened by keyboard shortcut?

I use SpaceFM as my primary file manager on Ubuntu. I typically open folder directly by keyboard shortcuts, so, e.g. Ctrl+Super+W opens my Work folder. Specifically, I use execute the command spacefm ...
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Best way to encrypt file on Ubuntu but readable on a Windows machine? [duplicate]

What would be the best way to encrypt a file in Ubuntu 12.04 but in a way that could be read by a Windows 8 user? Would creating a Truecrypt volume work if I just sent the truecrypt file over? Any ...
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Bootup error: grub rescue> unknown file system

Previously, my system had Windows 7 on it. I wanted to try Ubuntu so I created a new 30GB partition in the H: drive in Windows 7 and installed Ubuntu in that (but the partition didn't show up in ...
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When I install on USB stick, will it replace Windows 7?

I want Ubuntu really bad on my USB stick but I am afraid to install it, because I wonder if it will replace Windows.
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Using Ubuntu, how do i connect to a windows share on my Windows Server 2008

I'm switching from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.10,,, In Windows, to access my server, all I have to do is open credential manager and add my servername, username, and password,,, and it works, I have ...
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Ubuntu in Windows 8

Do I need to install a specific version of Ubuntu to run it alongside my Windows 8? I've downloaded the typical version.
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Windows XP will not boot after installing Ubuntu

I followed the installation directions for Ubuntu to windows XP. After install was complete the computer would not reboot. Andy suggestions?
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu in order to install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I can't work out how to do it. When I try to use my Windows installation disk, it won't even show a setup menu. I installed Ubuntu via a USB stick, and it is the only OS on my hard drive.
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ubuntu won't boot

So my configuration is such that my windows 7 is installed on a msata ssd drive and I am trying to install ubuntu on my regular sata hdd. Overall the windows installer copies the files but ubuntu ...
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External drive not recognized

I have a 500gb external drive that I used for Windows storage. Later, I partitioned it and made an Ubuntu partition. Now, when I connect the HDD on Windows, it is not able to recognize it, but Ubuntu ...
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killed windows, trying to recover data through ubuntu

windows got corrupted during a update, i am trying to access the data on the HDD to back it up to restore windows. the HDD is mounted already, but when i try and acces the HDD, it does not show any ...
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EFI Dual-boot issue with Windows 7 and xubuntu 12.10

Thank you so much for reading. I'm pretty desperate for an answer at this moment. So anyways, I recently solved this issue allowing me to install xubuntu 12.10 correctly. This was a problem with the ...
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If I repair my Windows XP installation, will it damage the dual-boot setup I have with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP SP2 alongside Ubuntu 12.04 (for legacy compatibility), but after some failed Windows updates I think my only option is to perform a Windows repair. If I do that, will (or ...
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How do I install Windows on a computer with Grub?

I previously installed Ubuntu and I wanted to install windows vista via the repair disc included with the laptop. Booted up the computer with the disc in, nothing. I already set the boot order, so ...
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How to make Ubuntu backups readable on Windows

I want to backup my files in Ubuntu 12.04 to an external drive in a way that they are accessible from my wife's computer which is not Ubuntu, it's Windows. How do I do that? I don't want any ...
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What flavour of ubuntu (32-bit/64-bit) do I get when I install using Windows Installer

I've installed Ubuntu on my 64-bit system using windows installer. What version I might've got??
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How to partition while installing Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have 320 GB hard disk. I want to create like Windows partitions like C drive for OS install. and D,E for store other files. I try this already. but that is partitioned as like USB flash drives. ...
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
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Windows not booting, need help!

I have a HP Pavillion G6 with Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.10. After installing Ubuntu, Ubuntu didn´t startup, becauase Windows started up. So I did a repair with boot repair, but now Ubuntu is starting ...
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Cannot sync Ubuntu One client in Windows 8

Getting information, please wait... I keep getting the above in Windows 8 (64 bit) in the Ubuntu one client. I have a problem with syncing in my Windows UbuntuOne client. I've searched about ...
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How to fix Ubuntu installation error with wubi? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows installer in my system, partition E. I just cut Ubuntu and paste into another location and after that, Ubuntu is not working. Whenever I try to install, it ...
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How to install Ubuntu and eliminate Windows? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10, but when I turn on the PC, I can choose between Win 7 or Ubuntu. How do I install Ubuntu substituting completely Windows?.
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Headphone jack disabled in windows, after using Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Alienware M15x-R1 and love it, but whenever I properly shut down or reboot from within Ubuntu, when I access Windows my headphone jack doesn't work, it reads headphones ...
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Fix BOOTMGR from Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer and decided to go to Windows XP. I inserted the reinstall CD and it just says: BOOTMGR Missing, click CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart. The same thing happens with ...
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How can I recover my old windows 7 after Ubuntu installation?

My OS is/was Windows 7, and I installed Ubuntu to lean a bit about Linux systems. After the installation I booted the computer and found I had no Windows access and I fear I have lost all my Windows ...
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GRUB missing after removing drive with Ubuntu

My work laptop is an HP EliteBook with one hard drive in it. On that hard drive is a encryption program that boots up called "safeboot", you enter your username and password and then Windows boots ...
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How can i install Ubuntu (NOT WUBI!) without delete Windows [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu without Wubi...BUT i am afraid to delete Windows. Pls help. PS: sorry for my bad english i am from Germany.
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How to make a proper Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual-boot using the Metro Bootloader? [duplicate]

I'm the owner of a UEFI PC and I would like to make a new setup of windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 both in x64. I' don't know if that's possible, I've made some searches, I've followed some tutorials like ...
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How to install winexe on Ubuntu?

I don't seem to find a working tutorial on how to install winexe, which is a program that allows for execution of commands on a Windows machine remotely from a Linux machine. None of the tutorials ...
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Attempt to install Ubuntu 12.10 from Windows but get GRUB instead

I have a Ubuntu ISO that I have just downloaded from ubuntu.com and used the Windows Installer (Wubi) to install Ubuntu, but when it boots, instead of Ubuntu I get some GRUB ... something. I have ...