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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)

I installed Windows 7, which ate Ubuntu's boot file. When starting up the computer, it now goes straight to Windows, without giving me the option of booting Ubuntu. How can I get Ubuntu back?
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Replacing Ubuntu with Windows Free? [on hold]

I was getting tired or ubuntu as of now. I am tired of being limited to most thing due to a specific version hes not been released. I was wondering was the a way to get Windows with an USB or CD. If ...
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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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I want to add Windows Server 2008 Domain to bind

We want to replace DNS Server which is currently Running in our Windows Server 2008 R2 to Ubuntu Server Bind9 Service. I have to somehow add or tell Ubuntu Bind to use example.local as our main ...
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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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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 ...
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
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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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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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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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How can i make kubutu acces my windows phone?

I did a fresh install of Kubuntu. I have nokia lumia 635. On ubuntu or windows works. It gives this error: enter image description here
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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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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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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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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...
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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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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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Windows games on Ubuntu [on hold]

I know, that this question is a duplicate, but all answer didn't give me enough information. I know it is possible to use PlayOnLinux and wine for Windows applications or steam for some native Linux ...
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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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Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls ...
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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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Samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 as PDC (samba3 NT4 domain) Windows machines lost trust after USN-2950-1 update

we have problem on some of our Windows 7 Pro/ Windows 8 Pro/ Windows 2008 Server machines which are in Samba3 Domain after yesterday USN-2950-1 update to 3.6.25 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS When the user ...
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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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Running Rise of Nations in Wine, works but display is not OK

I'm trying to run a Windows game, Rise of Nations, in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with wine 1.9.4. I followed this guide, the game ran, but it was unplayable. How can I get it to work like it's supposed to?
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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 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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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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Access windows file and drives in ubuntu

I m having problem with accessing windows file as well as my drives from ubuntu. i want to know how to solve this problem.
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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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If I uninstall windows 10 from my laptop to install Ubuntu will I beable to go back to windows 10 at a later time

I have an ASUS X555LAB it came with Windows 10 installed but did not come with any windows disk. I want to know if I completely wipe my HDD and install Ubuntu will I be able re-install windows 10 at a ...