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Chainloading MBR and UEFI using “Boot from first HDD option”

I have a laptop booted with UEFI: Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu. For the sake of curiosity, I wanted to ask: What will happen if I boot a live MBR+BIOS Ubuntu and select "Boot from first HDD" in the Grub? ...
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Create and Use Virtual Disk

Is there any tool for Ubuntu for creating and using Virtual Disks? Like the built in VHD files in Windows? I'm not looking for VirtualBox or VMWare (for whatever reason). i look for a simple tool ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu Dual-Boot

I assume that this very same question has been asked a number of times, but the more I read about the topic, the more confused I became, to the point that I'm having to ask y'all such a stupid and ...
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Install 16.04 on dell xps 13

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell xps 13 9350 as well. I have followed the step from this link: Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside Windows 8/10 in dual boot. But I don't see the screen ...
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when i connect windows phone lumia 625 via usb, nothing happens, no unable to mount the device option, nothing, what should i do ?

Earlier i used to get the notification of unable to mount however after creating a new rule as follows: 21 down vote These are my steps to connect the Nokia Lumia 920 (WP8): Add the MTP file ...
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How do I connect a windows machine to a Linux machine to play Minecraft with my daughter?

I have a pc with windows 7 and a laptop with ubuntu 14.04 and I'm using an ethernet cable. I can't get file sharing, networking, anything at all working except the little icon that says I'm connected ...
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How to fully delete Ubuntu and make portable USB with WIndows and install it [duplicate]

I've spent my whole day trying to create a bootable USB stick with Windows on Ubuntu 14 and install Windows. I have tried almost all ways described here and on the other websites, but my USB stick ...
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Edit “Kernal Boot Parameter” from windows to install Linux

Trying to install Linux on a new think pad and getting the error: Intel_pstate: HWP enabled Then it stops loading. It seems I need to edit the boot parameter but all instructions I can find are ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox in Windows? [duplicate]

Please make your answers super complete. As in from the download links to a ready to use state. :)
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Is there a way to download Ubuntu straight from Windows?

For some reason the LiveUSB I got over here seems to be laughing at me and it won't let me install Ubuntu, so is there a way to install it straight from Windows to an external hard drive?
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BURG doesn't identify Windows 10 but GRUB2 finds windows 10

Well, I really hated GRUB2 's UI. So I thought of moving to BURG. I'm using Windows 10 with Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali-Linux Triple-boot. i installed BURG though https://insanelyi.com/topic/22925-grub-...
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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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Popcorn Time stopped working on Ubuntu

Before several weeks desktop software PopcornTime stop to work with API. Every time when I try to list a movies I got message (the link is down) "The remote movies API failed to respond, please ...
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How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest?

How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest? We trying to avoid having the Windows Sever 2008 AD domain controller host DNS at all. We want to use Ubuntu Server with ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows with one USB flash drive

I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows installation. My laptop has no CD drive, and I have only one USB flash stick, which is 32GB. In all installation tutorials I've seen, it is highly ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, though installation was successful

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Pavilion H8-1228 computer via USB flash drive. Installation was a success. My computer still starts Windows, but there is no way to boot to Ubuntu. I tried hitting ...
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Sharing folder issue between window 7 and ubuntu 14.04

We have around 5 Ubuntu installed pc in our office and 1 windows 7 PC. There is a sharing folder in windows 7 pc which can be read/write from every Ubuntu PC. Everything was going fine until last week....
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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 or any version of Ubuntu with Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have just purchased a new laptop (an Acer Aspire E51-531) with Windows 10. As I have with my last few laptops (various models), I tried to install Ubuntu in new partition and have a dual mode ...
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Can I safely shrink my Windows partition and expand my Ubuntu partition, and can I make the final transition to Ubuntu only in this way?

I had Windows 7 and shrunk the partition, creating a new one (plus swap) for Ubuntu, then I installed Ubuntu. I am enjoying it so much I'm considering using it a lot more than I expected. The problem ...
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Not able to boot into WIN 8 after 16.04 installation

I had installed Ubuntu Studio 16.04 alongside windows 8. But now my boot menu shows options only for Ubuntu. While installing, Ubuntu has not asked to select the partition to be installed in. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 install: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed (Dualboot, Windows, UEFI)

I have got a MSI Notebook with 2 SSD and one HDD inside. I installed Windows on SSD one and Ubuntu on SSD two. The HDD is for some data. After that, I could not boot Ubuntu - Windows 8.1 started every ...
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Windows minecraft on Ubuntu

I've got a Minecraft version for Windows, which runs with an .exe file. I've tried to make it run with java directly and it didn't an Ubuntu message appears "Fatal: Read Error: Could not read or parse ...
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Windows Deployment Services PXE Boot Ubuntu

Currently, I am using Windows Deployment Services for deployments of operating systems to devices within my home and recently I had a troublesome device that I was attempting to PXE Boot to determine ...
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Removing the folder $Windows.BT

In my dual-boot system I have Windows 8.1 installed (next to Ubuntu 14.04.1). Now I want to remove the folder $Windows.BT in my Windows system (due to being too large, and I do not want to update to ...
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How can i share a partition (without win locking it on hibernite)

I know ubuntu can mount my win(ntfs) drives. My problem is that i always Hibernate my win (& linux), and windows locks all NTFS drives when i hibernate it. And I know i can mount locked win drives ...
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Very slow KVM in Ubuntu 12.04

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and KVM, my CPU is Core i5 3.3 GHz and I have 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. I run Windows 7 in KVM and it's extremely slow. My co-worker use Debian on the same PC configuration and can ...
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Restore Windows loader after deleting partition

I am just install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1, but while installing i deleted Windows reserved partition. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode, but i not sure, that windows installed in UEFI. ...
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Windows does not load, installed in a separated HHD

I have a laptop with two hard disks: SSD with installed Ubuntu 16.04 in the standard disk slot HHD with installed Windows 10 in the optical drive slot When bot disks are present I can't boot ...
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Download Packages and Dependencies on Windows 8.1, then move and install them on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on an ancient PC. Its fantastic, but I don't have any sort of internet connection at home. I was wondering if It would be possible to download a package and its ...
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Is there are way to read from a windows storage space from Ubuntu?

I have a windows storage space setup on my windows 10 instalation. The storage space includes only a single NTFS drive (sdb) and the drive is only used for storing media, windows is installed on a ...
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What is the correct proxy for apt-get?

apt-get can't locate any packages, most probably as I am behind a corporate firewall and need to configure a proxy. My windows machine is functioning correctly. Is it possible to determine the correct ...
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Change partition size from Windows

I've got Ubuntu installed along with Windows 7. I want to make Ubuntu's partition bigger since now it's my main OS. I lost the USB stick I used to install it, so I'm wondering if it is possible to ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after installing ubuntu

While i was installing ubuntu to dual-boot with windows 7 ulitmate i accidentaly changed my nfts /:D partittion ot ext4 and now when i try to boot windows 7 it stays in windows logo. I will be glad ...
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Dual boot windows 10 ubuntu 16.04

Long story short , i inserted a windows 10 bootable USB deleted all partitions previously were installed , did this in command prompt : diskpart select disk 0 clean then installed a windows 10 on ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7

I'm unable to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7. The installation is successful according to the installer. After manual partitioning, the computer is just booting to Windows. After choosing ...
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installing a windows driver on ubuntu

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and I am new to using it. I am trying to connect my computer to my printer but the driver for the printer is for windows, and the disc will not load. Can anyone ...
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Installing dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on separate disks

I have a new computer. It has a 128GB SSD with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. It also has a 1TB HDD. I would like to install Ubuntu on a partition (say 100GB) on the HDD for a dual-boot. I would like ...
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RTL8723BE no module loaded after reboot

When I'm trying to install windows driver for RTL8723BE on Lenovo IdeaPad100 wlan0 disappeared. I fixed it with this: http://askubuntu.com/a/593015/531813 but after reboot I must type: sudo ...
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Dual booting (Ubuntu over Windows) directly to Windows 10

Problem Case: Dual booting with Ubuntu (efi/gpt scheme) over Windows (efi/gpt scheme) and My HP pavilion is booting directly to Windows 10. Details: Previously installed Windows 10 with UEFI, fast ...
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Increase disk storage [duplicate]

I can not shrink the boot drive i.e. C anymore, in order to reuse that space for the ubuntu partition which I have installed on dual boot. I want to know how to shrink the F partition and merge that ...
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Unable to ping hostname only IP address

I'm trying to connect to my linux server via the hostname for Samba. I'm have been able to access it with no problem then all of a sudden it stopped working. Here is what is happening. This is what I ...
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Dualboot (Ubuntu 15.10, Win 10) hibernating issue (Ubuntu->hibernate->win->Ubuntu)

I recently decided to dualboot my Win 10 Laptop (Legacy BIOS). At first i used Linux Mint however i changed to Ubuntu 15.04 (and upgraded to 15.10 afterwards) because of several issues, Ubuntu solved ...
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How to install and run Windows XP / Vista in KVM headless server?

I have a Headless Ubuntu 11.10 Server running with KMV installed. I was able to install and run several VMs with the vmbuilder. However, now I want to install and run several Windows (XP & Win7) ...
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How to make my camera on my MAC work in virtual box [duplicate]

I have a built in webcam on my Macbook Pro. I have a virtual box running Windows and also another running ubuntu on it. How can I get my built in camera to work in my Windows or Ubuntu VM? No, it is ...
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Install Windows 7 from Ubuntu on USB Drive

I don't have cd burner, so I want to install W7 on my 2nd computer via an USB-Drive. I just copied the files from the iso but it won't boot. So I installed ms-sys and did a ms-sys -7 /dev/sdb but it ...
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Unallocated space not recognized [duplicate]

Trying to install Linux alongside a long-standing Windows installation: Unallocated space not recognized by the installer not even by gparted
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Problem Booting

I have two hard drives 1TB and 250GB. I installed windows on the 1TB drive and I installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on 250GB drive. My problem is it is not asking which OS to boot. Is there any thing ...
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Unable to download from software centre

I am unable to install anything from the Ubuntu Software Center. After clicking on any application it just shows "available from the Universe source". What should I do to rectify it ? I am using ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 fail to start: “Recovery your PC needs to be repaired”

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 along with my Windows 10 installation. I first changed the boot order on my BIOS as follow: CDrom Windows Boot manager Then, I chose to install Ubuntu in a "Dual Boot" ...
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Can I install ubuntu without disturbing any files, without dual boot?

I have been googling for a while, and what I read says ubuntu deletes the files on the partition I install it. I want to install it on the c drive, but i don't want to lose its current contents. Is ...