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HELP! Grub Ubuntu 14.04 starts windows in safe mode menu only

im new user in Ubuntu, and english isnt my first language sorry if I dont explain myself in the best way. I need help with my Grub, first doesnt shown my Windows 10 Partition, so I try to fix it with ...
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Massive Wine lag with rll modern hardware

I am running a very powerful machine GTX 980ti from MSI I7 4970k 8gb of 2400mhz RAM Z97 motherboard and some 500gb harddrive i am running the lastest version of wine but yet, games lag a huge lot, i ...
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Error Updating Ubuntu 14.04 on new Install

I downloaded a new copy of Ubuntu 14.04.3 and burned the iso to a USB flash drive. I booted my computer, which was previously dual booted with Windows 10, and installed a new copy of Ubuntu over my ...
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ubunto dual boot on already installed windows 10(original)

i had windows 10 installed on my laptop originally when i bought it and after that i tried dual booting ubuntu with windows 10 and the try was successfull and the ubuntu operating system was dual ...
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Cant access a folder on windows

I have a folder named Matrix That contains some PDF files and some videos. I can access this folder easily via my ubuntu 15 But when I try to access it in windows I get The file or directory is ...
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How do I share my Window's internet with my Ubuntu laptop through Ethernet?

So, I'm really bothered by the fact I can't use my Ubuntu laptop to access the Internet at my house. On my Windows computer, i use my Android's connection through PDAnet, but Ubuntu doesn't appear to ...
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Gray Screen with VNC to Ubuntu 14.04

I setup vncserver on my Ubuntu 14.04 server, I used the following site: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-14-04 Now when I VNC into the ...
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Windows 10 Kubuntu dual boot, not recognized

Hi I'm new to dual booting and Ubuntu in general, I have a windows 10 PC that I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu Gnome and couldn't get it to install correctly because my stock hard drive had 7 ...
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Why wont BURG recognize my Windows OS?

I've installed the BURG customizer, but it only recognizes the Ubuntu Operating systems on the current partition. I've tried everything I can think of but haven't been able to get Burg to recognize my ...
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Virtualbox seamless mode not acting seamless

I am running windows 10 in Virtualbox seamless mode it was working but today when I turned it on it started acting like it was maximized scaled mode with no window border. It still says it is in ...
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Ubuntu installation

I need to install a parallel Ubuntu along with my Windows 8.1. When I tried to install Ubuntu from a bootalble USB, it shows that it didn't detect any OS on the computer, even though I have Windows on ...
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Making space for windows 7 next to Ubuntu

I'd like to install windows 7 next to my current OS (Ubuntu) So I have to make some space for it. I have 40 gigabytes of free memory but it seems I can't disconnect it from main disc. How can I do ...
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ubuntu 12.04 windows 10 dual boot

I dual booted my windows machine successfully with ubuntu 12.04 however then i deleted my partition and now all i see is the grub when the machine starts. I've tried everything from the boot-repair to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 KVM VM Windows 7 Update?

I am beginning my journey with Linux and Ubuntu. I've created a Windows 7 VM including the latest virtio-win driver installed for NIC (configured NAT), storage, and balloon. My Windows 7 VM can get ...
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Win apps on Ubuntu

Anyone have advice on running my Win 7 Quick Books and MS Outlook Email? WINE does not work, I'm thinking a Virtual Box will work.
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Stuck at grub2 command line (dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10)

I have a system on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 dual boot. The Windows I then later updated to Windows 10 (just by updating 8.1). Worked smoothly, with the Ubuntu(/grub?) OS ...
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Dual boot problem for windows 10

I am having Lenovo Z51-70 I want to install Ubuntu along side of my pre installed Windows 10, so I enable legacy mods instead of UEFI . now my Ubuntu works well but I am having problem for Windows ...
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Red Exclamation mark in Gparted on windows partition

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm learning how to use Android Studio, so I've been installing lots of data which has taken up all of my Linux partition, because of this I decided to resize my windows ...
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Ethernet connection not working on Ubuntu after booting into windows 10

I am fairly new to Linux, so bear with me. Whenever I boot into windows and then return to Linux, I lose my Internet connection. I do not have a wireless card, so this is by ethernet. This has ...
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Ubuntu install doesn't recognize SSD but Windows 7 do

I tried to install Ububntu 15.10 (amd64) on my workstation machine to a Kingston V300 SSD drive without success Motherboard is: MSI K9ND Speedster2 I cannot find AHCI option in the BIOS only RAID. ...
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Gnome resizing windows

Hi, I'm desperately trying to resize windows after I snap them to sides, but I'm not able to do so, since gnome does't show me the scale cursor. Also I wanted to know how can I activate corners to ...
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Recover XP boot after install

Okay so I installed alongside XP using the automatic setup option in the installer. Windows shows in grub but I only get a blinking cursor when I try to boot it. I ran boot-repair, (boot-info: ...
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Deleting ESP and DIAGS partitions - safe?

I have a question regarding ESP and DIAGS (OEM) partitions. See, my laptop is a Dell Inspiron 17 with a preinstalled Ubuntu. I installed Windows 10 but left the partitions mentioned above out of fear ...
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how to Connect Windows Server 2008 sp1 with stacion Ubuntu 14. 32 bit

I have little expereciencia in linux. My problem is: I have a Windows 2008 SP1 server, no domain server , basic . when I open the explorardor of ubuntu I see the whole network and server stations . ...
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How to read a Windows password-secured partition from Ubuntu?

From an Ubuntu LiveCD, I want to copy files on a password-secured windows partition. I can see all other Windows partitions with their respectable names in my file browser but not the secured one. Do ...
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Dual boot from Windows 10

I tried to boot Ubuntu from my Toshiba Windows 10 laptop, but it gives an error. I used the ubuntu bootloader and it gives the Windows Error Recovery error everytime it's booted with the DVD in the ...
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WinUSB installation ERROR: Exit code : 512

Tried installing Windows 10 on SD card (Tried using 2 ubuntu PCs and both have same error. I have made previous bootable sd cards successfully on those PCs), all files extracted to the SD card, ...
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Neither Ubuntu or Windows will load after installation (SOLVED)

EDIT: Fixed Windows by reinstalling GRUB with boot repair, now onto getting Ubuntu to dual boot. Installed Ubuntu through USB on same Windows computer (dual boot) because I was getting a bizarre ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 / ubuntu questions

First Attempt I screwed up windows would no longer load due to using an outdated guide easybcd. I have windows 10 already installed will using gparted and following this guide somewhat work? I am ...
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is vt-d essential for windows hosting on xen?

I was wondering if vt-d is essential for windows hosting on xen, or if vt-x is enough.
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Windows Phone problem with Lubuntu

I installed new OS to my computer "Lubuntu" and i needed to transfer some files from my Windows Phone to computer but i can't, when i connect it it shows this error Error intializing camera: -53: ...
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Dual Boot w/ Windows on Linux System

I have a system that already has a Lubuntu OS installed, and I'm wondering if and how I can install Windows 8 on the computer as a dual boot. I know that doing so would require me to somehow repair ...
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Windows can't see files on USB storage that were renamed in Ubuntu

I had files on my detachable hard drive that I put there in windows 7. Then I renamed some of them in ubuntu 14.04, and now if I plug the disk into a windows 7 computer it just doesn't see these ...
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CIFS and Samba drive mount nightmare

I've been raking my brains on how to mount a cifs share trying pretty much everything. It should work, but it doesn't!! I've tried this mount -t cifs //server-name/share-name /mnt/cifs -o ...
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Installed Windows 10 after installing 15.04, need dual boot back

Basically, my question (and my main mistake, it seems like) is that I installed Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu, and now I need Ubuntu back in the boot selection. Is that possible, or is the only ...
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Maas 1.7.6 and Windows 2012 deployment

I'm trying to deploy windows 2012 hyper-v with MAAS 1.7.6. I was able to build the windows image and upload the .tar.gz to MAAS. I can see the image under "Generated Images" Windows "Server 2012 R2" ...
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[1.230203]ACPI PPC Probe failed after using grub-repair

I installed two system in my PC, and there was a problem of grub when I installed ubuntu first time, and I should type: root=(hd0, msdos7) prefix=(hd0,msdos7)/boot/grub ... insmod normal normal I am ...
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How to Fix Ubuntu 15.04 - wubuilder.mbr error

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 using the wubi online installer, not the LiveCD or other installers. I self-partitioned a drive for Ubuntu in letter X:\ and labeled Ubuntu OS. I installed onto X:\, then ...
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How to dynamically allocate ram and CPU cores to a virtual machine?

I have been using gnome 3 with Ubuntu for a long while with a dual boot of windows for gaming. I have 4690k and a gtx 970. I have had many problems with Nvidia drivers including my favorite every time ...
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Samba not accessible from Windows 10

I'm not able access samba from a windows 10 machine which is having a mail user account.However,when i login with a local user account i'm able to access the samba share. I went ahead and captured ...
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Window switcher iteration order

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with defaults settings(work spaces are on). I have several windows of the same app opened. I can switch between them using ALT+` But the iteration order is a mess, I don't get it, ...
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Windows will not boot after installing Ubtuntu

Per the boot repair this is the link I was given: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12510272 I installed Ubuntu side by side with Windows, updated GRUB, and ran boot repair. I can still boot to Windows if I ...
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Unknown content of multiple partitions on main windows 10 drive

When installing Ubuntu on top of windows 10 I noticed 8 partitions /dev/sda1 - /dev/sda/8. I have never partitioned my disk before and it is showed in one shape when running Windows. In other posts ...
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How can I view shared folders from Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I am a complete Linux noob and I'm not too technically inclined. I have a Windows server 2012 essentials machine at home and normally connect to it using the Windows connector software. However, ...
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ubuntu reinstallation in dual boot with windows 10

I have installed windows 10 along with ubuntu 14.0.4 in dual boot, but I deleted 3 ubuntu partitions(swap area, ubuntu) to free space and created a partition of it, now I want to reinstall ubuntu, I ...
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Is it possible to wrap a Windows executable with Wine to make it portable

I have an old undocumented Windows commandline executable that I need to run on various Linux setups. Is it possible to prewrap the executable so it can be run without installing Wine on every ...
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My PC runs Windows 7 just fine, not ANY version of linux

My PC has 2.13 GHz Intel core processor, 3.5GB RAM. It runs Windows 7 just fine, but won't run past the GRUB menu when trying to boot up to Linux. Installation had no problems. I've tried Ubuntu ...
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Tried setting up dual booting, only recognises and allows me to run ubuntu and not my other os

I wanted to set up two OS's, so I followed a guide online on how to setup Ubuntu dual boot. I installed ubuntu alongside my other OS (Windows 10), but when I restarted and tried changing OS using GRUB ...
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Don't see Windows partition in GRUB menu

After I Installed Kubuntu 15.04 I used boot-repair to fix to be able to dual-boot but when I get to the grub menu I saw only Ubuntu I try boot-repair couple of times still the same result. Here is my ...
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[SOLVED]Can't close windows or move them, keyboard hotkeys don't work and task bars are invisible

This is super strange, my windows don't have the close, maximize and minimize buttons, I can't move them either, can't see my task bar and my upper bar, the one with the time and functionalities like ...