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It is quite easy, just boot the 14.04 installation media, choose install, select the linux partitions and mark format in the parttition manager.


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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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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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Ok, I think I've figured it out. I just followed the instructions on the screen that Boot-Repair prints after it's finished (I tried to post an image but don't have enough reputation). Anyway, I first tried changing the boot order and that didn't work (the only option it showed in the BIOS for HDD boot was Windows EFI boot). So, I tried the typing the ...


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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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