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TL;DR - any option is safe, option 1 being the easiest. When you created the virtual machine to install Ubuntu on, Virtualbox asked you to create a virtual drive. Unless you explicitly exposed your physical disks to your virtual machine (it's very unlikely you've done this accidentally), your virtual machine is constrained to that virtual disk (ATA VBOX ...


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Assuming that your Linux file system is on (hd0,1) If you want to list files in the partition try grub> ls (hd0,1)/ (It will only with the filesystem containing Linux) grub> set root=(hd0,1) Also check the name for your vmlinuz and initrd file. grub> linux /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 (sda1 will change according to your Linux filesystem) ...


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99% the answer would be "yes" - but not 100% sure. It's impossible to tell about ALL Asus computers, but really I've never seen a modern laptop being unable to run Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot. (Maybe I'm just lucky ;)) I recommend you to try Xubuntu or Lubuntu, they should run faster than Ubuntu.


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If you are already in the Ubuntu, you can change the boot order by using Grub Customizer. Just install it by typing this command in Ubuntu terminal: sudo apt-get install grub-customizer This Grub Customizer has a Graphical User Interface. Once you open the program in Ubuntu, there would be some option to set the computer boot order. ...


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lil late but i felt i would share this.. found myself in a similar position..u can use this to download your windows back from ms http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media


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Well, it looks like it is indeed a hardware issue, as you both mentioned heating up and also the fact that both systems started misbehaving again yesterday. What were you doing exactly when it heated up? (physical conditions, like where the laptop was whenever that happened)


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The best idea will be to use a boot repair disk, just download iso and burn it into USB drive, and it will do all the hard stuff itself for you :) more details at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair EDIT: if you need direct steps: Download http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/ burn it into USB using Universal USB installer (google ...


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This is generally the message given by certain stupid bioses that check the MBR for a partition with the boot flag and refuse to boot the MBR if they don't find one. Looking at your paste, you have the boot flag set on your linux partition, but it is a logical partition and the stupid bios only checks the primary partitions in the MBR. Use fdisk or gparted ...


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Different Ubuntu flavours are mostly Ubuntu with different desktop environments. To try different desktop environments it is not necessary to have separate Ubuntu installations. You can safely install several desktop environments on the same Ubuntu installation. To install a new desktop environment you can follows the instructions in this askUbuntu ...


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This is a bit of a long shot but it may work well enough. Apparently, it only needs to be run once. Please download this from my personal Dropbox. These are the files I compiled in connection with the forum thread I linked: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7436581/ideapad2.zip Drag and drop the file to the desktop of the Yoga. Right-click and select ...



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