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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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When Windows 10 comes out and I install it on PC will i need to reinstall ubuntu

When Windows 10 comes out (July 29th) I am going to update to it, but when I do will I have to reinstall ubuntu/grub for dual boot to work again? I have Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8 on my PC at the ...
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How to ssh from windows to my ubuntu machine in the local network

When I'm trying to ssh to my local ubuntu server from the gitbash on my windows machine Im getting this error: $ ssh 192.168.1.11 ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.11 port 22: Bad file number Other ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8.1 in a SSD

I have a 120Gb SSD and I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS and use Windows just for gaming. My question is: Is this partition table that I'm creating correct? http://i.imgur.com/NFQ4jZ9.jpg sda1 ...
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No dual boot menu

I formatted all of my disk and installed Ubuntu on my computer. I immediately partitioned, from an Ubuntu live CD, my hard drive, creating an NTFS partition for for Windows. After successfully doing ...
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Can't install windows 7 , it gives “no device drivers found” message [on hold]

I'm using ubuntu 14 and I've been trying to install win7 but every time I try to install it , it gives a message saying "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains ...
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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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How to reinstall Windows 8 after accidentally wiping it off my HDD [on hold]

So about half an hour ago I decided to try out Ubuntu and in the process of doing so, my hard drive got wiped. My Windows 8 installation, and all the files with it are gone. Since my laptop came ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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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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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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Won't dual boot---goes straight to Ubuntu

I have a Windows 7 computer. This is what I did: Using Windows Disk Management, shrunk the available hard drive producing a partition more than large enough for Ubuntu. Changed the boot order in ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows CE 6.0 EzBook PC (ez-72a)

I recently inherited a cheap EzBook PC and decided it might be fun to throw Ubuntu on it. I have a USB all setup but for the life of me can't get it to boot from USB! I've looked online and can't seem ...
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Access old NTFS partion to read files [duplicate]

I tried to access my old NTFS partion to read files only that are very important. It told me that it's hibernated and I can read the files only (which would be no problem for me). I searched on the ...
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GRUB doesn't detect Windows an second hard drive

I helped a friend of mine dual-boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional. I put WIndows 7 on a 80GB hard drive and put Xubuntu on a 1TB drive. I booted into Xubuntu and ran update-grub, but it ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't really need my 14.04 Ubuntu so I deleted the partition of it with an Ubuntu Live CD. Since grub was ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Installing Bootloader/Grub2 on USD with Ubuntu on HDD

I have a Lenovo y510p system with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. It has UEFI with secure boot and I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.2. I am not a too tech savvy person and want to look at ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Second Hard Drive

I have 2 1tb hard drives on my computer with Windows 8 on the first hard drive and nothing on the other. I want to install Ubuntu 14 on the second hard drive. I've looked up some guides and they all ...
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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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can i have ubuntu on a phone that my co worker gave me [duplicate]

i have a phone that i have because my co worker gave me my phone when i worked with him at my job and it is a lil prepaid flip phone and i want to install ubuntu on it so can i use my regular charging ...
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How do I get Ubuntu terminal prompt in Windows 7 with VMware Player

I installed VMware Player on my Windows 7 PC. Now I downloaded ubuntu (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso) software from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . I installed ubuntu via the instruction at ...
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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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can windows virus affect Linux machine through wine? [duplicate]

When we use wine on Linux PC windows Virus can affect folders of wine? I think may be not; But I still Confuse about that. What is accurate answer? Wine is emulator of windows then some question ...
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GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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Virtualbox and networking

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box but am unable to see my NAS Drive. I have checked under network and can see the internet. I looked under network in Virtual Box and it is set to NAT.
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Switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

My current PC is running on Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.80GHz with 2GB RAM. I run Windows 7 32-bit on this configuration, but the PC shuts down sometimes due to over heating. Also, the CPU is always ...
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Can you use Ubuntu installation CD instead of Windows on Windows Automatic Recover?

My PC has been thrown into an Automatic Recovery loop, and nothing is working. The only option I have is to repair using a media disc, but I do not have one for Windows. If I select this option and ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu.?

I have successfully dual booted ubuntu and windows on my sony vaio laptop. The thing is when i logout of ubuntu and restart the computer, then boot with windows, the next time i try to boot into ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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ubuntu 13.10 won't install it just reboot the pc when terying to install

im having a problem in installing any version of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 or inside it, it seems that the only solution is to format my pc but I don't like to do that. When booting from the usb ...
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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Bootable pendrive for Windows 10 Technical Preview

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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What does “HQ” from WineHQ mean? [closed]

This is just a curiousity, and I wasn't able to find it anywhere... Would it be "High Quality"? I also see that the going-to-be Mac OS Wine-like app DarlingHQ also has this HQ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Why is Samba Access from Windows So Slow?

I have set up a file server using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. The purpose is to serve several network drives to Windows users that have heretofore been served by numerous NAS drives. I have Samba set up ...
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ubuntu install wubi?

first, sorry about my poor english. i have win 8.1 pre installed. i have tried to install ubuntu on another disk, i make another and gave him 30GB . then i download ubuntu 14 amd64 and Universal USB ...
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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Unable to boot CD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and uninstalled Windows some time ago; However, i want to re-install Windows again and burned a copy to a CD (DVD+R) using write to disc pop-up right-click menu on the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't appear on network discovery when connected over Ethernet

I am trying and failing to establish a wired network between a PC running Windows 8.1 and another running Ubuntu 14.04. Both the computers are connected to a the same LAN via a Switch. While I am ...
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Is there a windows installer (wubi) for Ubuntu 15.04?

Is there a windows installer (WUBI) for Ubuntu 15.04? I found one on the installation CD but it says that's its for Ubuntu 14.04.
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How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu on my laptop. Now I want install Windows 7 in a dual-boot. How can I do this? I can't lose my Ubuntu files, and I'm afraid that I might break GRUB.
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Instal Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 7

Unable Install Ubuntu with windows 7. I tried many times to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7. The instllation is completed successfully in every attempt but i can't boot to ubuntu. I install ...
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Grub-Bootmenu not showing up after triple-boot install (Ubuntu + 2xWindows10)

I first installed Windows10 (x32) on my Laptop, and then I installed Ubuntu. As it didn't ask me to boot into Windows10, and just booted to Ubuntu, I launched Grub-Boot-Repair and set up the boot. ...
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Make Ubuntu 14.04 NumPad behave like Windows

I'm using an external keyboard with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual-booting Windows 8.1, although that may be irrelevant to the question. With the NumLock switched on, I can type numbers by default and I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 black window border

I just updated to ubuntu 15.04 and all my windows have a black border. Is there a way to fix this?
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my computer back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?