Page 3 - Forum discussion tagged with Ubuntu.
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    Booting from recovery partitions made EASY

    Do you have corrupted partitions, and want to do a factory reinstall from your recovery partition, but are finding it nearly impossible to access it? I was having problems installing a fresh copy of windows even with a product key, and even with a few command prompt bypasses during installs...
  2. M

    Acer Aspire 5050 now has Ubuntu as only OS, which I can't use. I want to install win xp or 7, yet don't know how to use GParte

    Want to wipe Ubuntu and install windows again but have no idea concerning GParted or other Linux cmnds. Acer Aspire 5050 help plz?
  3. T

    black screen inspiron

    screen black after dropping. sometimes everything is fine and I can see the system. Working in Ubuntu
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    Did I just think of something awesome? Tegra k1 possibilities...

    So I have been searching around for a device that can Skype while I am away at work seven days at a time but still be able to play steam games. Anything worth a damn seems to start near $800+ dollars for a 1080p display with decent graphics card. But, I started searching. I think I may have...
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    Install windows 8 over Ubuntu

    I have a laptop that is currently running Ubuntu, but i wanna change it to Windows 8. Is it possible to just install Windows 8 over Ubuntu? In which case Ubuntu will be deleted and Windows will be the default OS. So I don't wanna dual-boot it or anything.
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    Old Laptop - Shutting down issues

    I am having a little bit of trouble, I have an old Dell Studio here which currently has Windows 7 installed on it. I have opened it up in the past and looked at the components inside for the fun and cleared the dust out of the fan. Currently I managed to install Ubuntu onto it, how ever I have...
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    Installing Windows on a Ubuntu 12.04 laptop

    I have got a laptop issued from from college, with Ubuntu 12.04 as the OS. As i am not finding myself comfortable with it i want to use Windows as the OS. I have to return back the laptop after 3 years to the college in the original condition, so i cannot uninstall the pre-installed Ubuntu from...
  8. R

    Can't boot laptop from disk

    I'm trying to install XUbuntu on an old laptop of mine in the hopes that it will get rid of the problems it has. Long story short, it blue screens ALOT and no one knows why. Either way, when I choose to boot from the CD Drive, it just shows a black screen with a flashing cursor up in the top...
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    Loading Windows 8.1 Pro on a ubuntu 12.4 laptop

    I have purchased windows 8.1 Pro without the CD Media and it wont download on my dell mini due to screen resolution issue the
  10. R

    Surface Pro 3 and Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    I am strongly considering getting a Surface Pro 3. However, the past two years I have increasingly become fond of Linux, and been messing around with Ubuntu and then Linux Mint. While I don't mind Windows 8, but Linux is where I'm more comfortable now and feel like I can do more. I'm hoping my...
  11. S

    Install different OS on my smartphone

    I am exploring the option of installing a different OS (like Ubuntu or something else) on my smartphone - Samsung Note 2 having Android OS. 1. What are the pros and cons of installing a different OS on a phone? 2. Is it possible to have a dual boot like in PC's?
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    Accessing sata drive from ubuntu with SATA to USB adapter only gives brief connection to HDD

    Hi all, I'd like to ask for some help. I'm trying to use my linux computer to get my files off of a hardrive which may or may not be damaged. I'm new to Unix based OS as of the past few months have been getting experience from a project at work, however skill set is limited. I'm going to try...
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    Dell Error 2000-0146

    Hi i accidentally dropped my machine (Dell N5050) and now it wont boot. I ran the diagnostics i I got this error code 2000 0146. I used Ubuntu to retrieve few of imp data. Now windows wont start even, i cannot reach to safe windows.i cannot install new windows (it shows no drive). Now even...
  14. M

    Reinstalling ubuntu once we installed windows 7/8 in dell vostro 2520 ubuntu laptop

    I want to know whether reinstall of ubuntu in Dell vostro 2520 ubuntu laptop which is formatted to windows 7/8. I also want to know whether this laptop supports dual boot
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    HELP: How To Install Ubuntu On Acer C720 Chromebook

    Hi everyone, I just purchased an Acer C720 chromebook for my kid and he wants to play Minecraft and Roblox on it, as well as surfing the web and accessing Youtube. I understand that I need to install Ubuntu on the machine in other to play the above games. Could you advise on which...
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    Does running a dual boot limit security?

    Hello, I am thinking about running Ubuntu along with Windows 7 as a dual boot machine. I want to use Ubuntu as a banking computer and other important things. I want to use Windows 7 for everything else. Before I do this, I was wondering, will my Ubuntu files and passwords still be secure or...
  17. KaiserPhantasma

    Migrating to Ubuntu (from windows) and I have some inquiries

    Planning to go to linux OS (ubuntu distro) as this is what most claim as "easy transition" from windows to the linux operating system however I'm not sure if my laptop (an acer aspire 7730G) is compatible as I checked acers driver support and linux isn't listed at all :( and I was hoping someone...
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    Novatium Forstar Mini Laptop Problem

    I have a Novatium Forstar Laptop with inbuilt Ubuntu OS installed. I have formatted all the partitions & reinstalled Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit in it. But after installing Win 7 I am unable to open or work on the OS. Whenever i start it shows "starting" message on the screen. I can't even access the...
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    How to install windows 8 on ubuntu Linux 12.04

    Hi Friends, I have purchased a dell labtop Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it.I want to install Win 8 on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I don't want to uninstall Ubuntu.How to do , pls guide me.
  20. babyleans

    neither windows nor ubuntu loading

    Hi guys. My name is levi and my hard drive has a problem. I have both windows and ubuntu installed on my laptop's hard drive. One day i switched off my laptop and now when i switch it back on it loads up to the grub menu but when i click on windows it doesn't load. It gets stuck at the black...
  21. William Norberg

    Old laptop fun?

    I have an "old" laptop with 1 gb ram, intel atom n570 with integrated gma 3150 and a 250gb harddrive. is there anything fun that i could do with it? (its running ubuntu right now)
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    What does changing router settings from "Mixed Mode" in Network Manager to " Wireless B/G only" affect?

    I am having some issues with my desktop connection on Ubuntu 14.04. Out of all of my devices in my household, including Windows 7 that is on a separate partition on this same machine, Ubuntu is the only problem child. My Wifi signal fluctuates and sometimes drops. I'm now at the point where it...
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    Laptop Dropped/HDD Problem

    Hi everyone, A few hours ago I accidentially dropped my laptop from my desk shelf to the floor. The distance is about 60-70cm. Cpu, motherboard ram and graphics card seem to be working fine. I watched a whole 2-hours movie without a single problem. However I'm having some trouble with my hard...
  24. Oggie7797

    Compatibility question regarding RAM

    Let me start with im on a budget. I need the mobility of a laptop so thats why im not bothering with a desktop and i dont have the money to buy an $800 asus so my best bet for the time being is to add some RAM into my old Inspiron 1720. According to Crucial the max RAM is 4gb...
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    Upgrading Hard Drive

    I have a 750GB 5400RPM hard drive in my computer. I ran hdparm in Ubuntu last night, and my hard drive speed clocked in at around 94 mb/s. Is that very good? If not, could you guys recommend a better hard drive for my laptop? I really wouldn't like to spend over $100 if possible. Any help would...
  26. S

    keyboard lights up but doesn't work

    My hard drive crashed so I took my laptop apart just for fun and then found another hard drive to use. I have it all back together, installed ubuntu and it's running fine, the only problem is the keyboard doesn't work. the light in the caps lock and wireless key light up, but the buttons don't...
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    Installing Ubuntu Problems

    I am trying to install Ubuntu but when i get to determining what root drive i am putting it on it tells me. "No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu." When i click "Change" to switch it Ubuntu locks up on me and i can't do anything. Is there a way to fix...
  28. A

    android on ubuntu

    is there anyway to make my UBUNTU 12.04 recognise my samsung galaxy device? i need to root my phone, but i just cannot install the samsung driver for kingo root to work. I'm a n00b, so please don't judge me. All help will be highly appreciated :D
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    satellite l850d won't boot from usb,even bios is set to boot from usb

    I have ubuntu 12.04 installed,I am trying to boot into zorin os 8 on a usb stick.bios is set to boot from usb but it doesn't it goes straight into ubuntu and loads .It works great on my acer.don't know what else to do.Please help?
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    vaio currently running ubuntu cant reinstall windows 8

    Vaio taken over by ubuntu windows 8 backup disc unable to find device drives to reinstall win 8.
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    HELP! Trying different Operating systems and now. No bios, just turns on, Toshiba icon then blank.

    Any Ideas would be very much appreciated! Toshiba Satellite p855 s5102 w/ 1 TB SSHD List of events- I had windows 8.1 but clean installed Ubuntu 13.10, tried to Duel Boot Linux mint 16(fail). Clean install with Windows 8.1 and 4xx GB unallocated partition(assumed it went fine). Attempt to...
  32. A

    Splitting hard disk on ubuntu

    Hi I just bought a new dell laptop with preinstalled ubuntu.It has 500 gb HDD.I want to install windows alongside ubuntu.To do this i tried splitting partition (493 gb ext4)using disk utility tool but it gives error "daemon is bein inhibited"
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    Ubuntu: Gave up waiting for root device

    Upon booting Ubuntu 12.04 I received a black screen stating "Gave up waiting for root device", and dropped into a Busy Box shell. I tried another cold boot and eventually managed to boot back into Ubuntu, but everything had a major lag. After several unsuccessful attempts to boot again, I...
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    Ik heb ubuntu 13.10 gedownlaod maar kan hem niet openen

    Ik hen Ubuntu 13.10 gedownload doch kan hem niet openen. ik heb altijd met window XP gewerkt, doch daar deze niet meer ondersteund wordt hebben ze me aangeraden om met Ubuntu te starten. Deze zou sneller beter en zonder virussen werken. Ik ben maar een beginneling en vraag of iemand mij kan...
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    hp chromebook 14 running hearthstone via crouton

    my specs include, 2 GB ram, 16 GB ssd, intel celeron 2955U equipped hp chromebook 14 and installed Ubuntu using Crouton. With the details out of the way; I seem to have a lot of trouble running Hearthstone (Blizzard's new TCG) on the system. To my knwoledge the game's minimum requirement is...
  36. A

    restore an acer back to windows 7 after the OS was changed to ubuntu

    My boyfriend gave me his old acer laptop. It had originally had windows 7 n it but he changed the OS to linux ubuntu. I do not know where to find the partitions and there is no recovery disc from the windows 7. What are my options?
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    which one is good.

    Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop (4th Gen Ci5/ 6GB/ 1TB/ Ubuntu/ 2GB Graph) Or Asus X550LC-XX039D Laptop (4th Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 750GB/ DOS/2GB Graph) I am really confused with these. Which should i buy? I only care Good graphics card, display, build quality.
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    is Lenovo G505s good for ubuntu studio

    I live in India and I want to do music mixing and video editing (kind of light movie making). Is the Lenovo G505s good for running ubuntu studio 13.10? LINK...
  39. G

    Laptop won't boot without pluging into the charger.

    First thing first, my laptop is 3 years old and I understand that a battery replacement may be in order. Today I tried to boot the laptop and it won't boot without the connecting the charger, windows says that my battery needs replacement and continuously beeps to show low battery. BUT when I...
  40. T

    linux on a chromebook?

    is it possible to put linux (Ubuntu, tails, etc) on a chromebook? If possible do you think the 16 gb of storage that is standard on most chromebooks will be enough? It will be for just surfing the web and word documents. Thanks
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    BisonCam NB Pro

    I bought a notebook with a pre-installed Ubuntu Linux13.04 and since I'm not used to Ubuntu, I installed Win7 (and for me to do that, I deleted the 2 partitions to have an unallocated space which I formatted to install Win7 successfully). After installing Win7, I'm trying to use my Bisoncam NB...
  42. prasadkothavale

    Can i install windows 8 on Dell Vostro 2520 UBUNTU variant ?

    Going to buy ubuntu variants of Dell Vostro 2520 (http://www.flipkart.com/dell-vostro-2520-laptop-3rd-gen-ci3-4gb-500gb-ubuntu/p/itmdhjvpfgz7ferf?pid=COMDHJVNHHPUY9JS) as it is much more cheaper than windows...
  43. mktoater

    Can I run a virtual OS with the OS that is installed on my HDD?

    I'm not sure where to put this thread, but here it goes. I have a few machines that I have double- and triple-booted -- various versions of Windows, OSX and linux. So I was wondering if I could use a Virtual machine and run the OS that is already installed on the harddrive while on another OS...
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    Which is better Celeron or Pentium?

    I need to buy a new laptop, and i found two feasible options: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-X201E-DH01-11-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B009F1I16K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378251745&sr=8-2&keywords=asus+ubuntu and...
  45. voodooking

    Ubuntu or Windows for computer rescue

    Hey guys, I have a Seagate 1 tb hard drive. I want to create the ultimate rescue disk for repairing computers. People keep telling me that Ubuntu is great for this type of stuff. OK, I can learn a new system I guess. Is it really better and why? Is it just not as complex? IDK
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    Will the new ubuntu edge be able to run most android apps?

    link here - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge It says they're integrating ubuntu and android, but some apps, like google chrome for one, aren't compatible with my current phone. I don't know much about this sort of stuff, so just wondering if any of you will have any idea? Cheers
  47. S

    root permission disable

    From Linux From Scratch build a minimal system for running my application. but struck on disabling root permission. Need my minimal lfs as ubuntu. when ubuntu boots login-screen displays when we enter username and password it will redirect to Desktop from ter when we open a terminal it will...
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    Is there a laptop for to fit this?

    :bounce:Hello Tom's, This is my first post, so excuse my ignorance and be gentle 1. Budget: ~$1000 strictly <1500 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 13" - 15" 3. What screen resolution do you want? I'd like 1920x1080, but 1600x900 is fine, and even 1366x768 for...
  49. B

    How to fix a disk read error? -(tried reinstalling Ubuntu)

    Hello. I have an acer 5732z and I would like to get it running. Is there something with the HDD? (320 gig wd) or maybe ram? Ubuntu will not install, so I think the HDD, but I am not positive. You can also send questions or answers to genesisgecko@gmail.com
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    recovery file wont open

    I have Asus eee pc and because the win7 starter is working real slow i am changing to ubuntu netbook remix. i Read from forums it is the best ubuntu for weak minilaptop. Anyways, to be able to run ubuntu on this, i need to make my usb bootable. I was following one manual to make it, but then i...
  51. Z

    Ubuntu Mobile OS: Carriers Don't Want to Recreate Fragmentation of Android

    Mobile platform launching early 2014 instead of proposed October release this year. Ubuntu Mobile OS: Carriers Don't Want to Recreate Fragmentation of Android : Read more
  52. jaguarman

    How to use Ubuntu cd I made?

    Hi i have a lenovo b570 and i am getting the error message containing the same info as this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] op-booting At the end, the maker of the thread states: I know the post is older, but for anyone searching for a solution: i had the same prob, easily...
  53. jaguarman

    How to use Ubuntu?

    Hi i have a lenovo b570 and i am getting the error message containing the same info as this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/345508-31-lenovo-b570-laptop-booting At the end, the maker of the thread states: I know the post is older, but for anyone searching for a solution: i had the...
  54. S

    Looking for a new gaming laptop.

    I'm looking for a new laptop. I want a 15 inch laptop, under $1500, with graphics at or above a GTX660m. I'd consider a laptop with a GT 650m, but.... It CAN'T have optimus. I'll be running linux (Ubuntu) on it, so I don't want to have to fight with Bumblebee just to use my nvidia card. I've...
  55. M

    Dell 1310 bluetooth not enabled in ubuntu

    i have a dell 1310 laptop however its blue tooth is not enabled in Ubuntu and is not working
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    Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

    I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. - Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) - Main purpose - web & mobile app development - It seems XPS 13 ( only pre-installed Ubuntu - project sputnik) is Ubuntu certified and XPS 14 is...
  57. C

    Can i install more than one bootable program in a flash drive

    i was wondering is it possible to install more than one bootable program for example ubuntu and backtrack5,3 in a single flash drive
  58. N

    New to C++

    Hello everyone I just started getting into C++ programming. I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and using the Vim text editor from the Terminal. Currently I am following a guide, that starts with the most basic of writing code. I was just hoping if anyone could give me any pointers when it comes to...
  59. S

    Help diagnosing problem with laptop

    Hey guys, so a friend of my dads have me a laptop to check out. he doesnt know whats wrong, and i was not able to revive it either. i originally thought it was a bad hard drive, so i went to boot ubuntu off a usb to see if it would work. the computer passes the post screen, and i get to the...
  60. S

    How do i make vedio by c++ in code blocks in ubuntu

    please help me out of this problem