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Can't boot up xubuntu

I've been running a small personal server for my own needs for a couple of years on an old computer that I got for 2 chocolate bars from a friend. I installed xubuntu since the machine was old enough ...
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BIOS not recognizing hard disk, but Ubuntu does

I have a Hard disk, that worked yesterday but is no longer being recognized by BIOS. I think this is because I unplugged it while the computer was rebooting (I know this was stupid) and now I cant ...
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Computer wont finish booting after I install a third graphics card

I'm running xubuntu on this motherboard and three sapphire 7950 graphics cards. The computer boots and works fine when I have just two of them installed, but when I attach the third the computer stops ...
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Notebook doesn't detect boot devices [duplicate]

I want to install Xubuntu on my laptop (Asus U44SG) but it's BIOS doesn't seem to detect any device besides the hard drive. I've tried to burn the ISO on my USB with different softwares: ISO to ...
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EFI Dual-boot issue with Windows 7 and xubuntu 12.10

Thank you so much for reading. I'm pretty desperate for an answer at this moment. So anyways, I recently solved this issue allowing me to install xubuntu 12.10 correctly. This was a problem with the ...
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GRUB: ELF sectors outside core

I just recently installed Xubuntu 12.04. Instantly after installing it I updated all my packages, however one package, grub-pc, failed to install. I'm not sure what caused it to fail, but here is the ...
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Stop xubuntu launching loads of stuff at startup

I have an aging (and ailing) laptop running xubuntu. Often it locks up and i have to hard-reboot it, which isn't the problem i'm asking about here (i accept it as part of using an old laptop). The ...
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How come I get the error 'CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR' when trying to boot from Windows XP Professional SP2 CD?

Problem I tried to install Windows XP Pro SP2 over the current Xubuntu 10.04 install on my laptop using the original factory CD but got the error CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR First I will let you ...
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Hard Drive Won't Boot After OS Install

This is my step by step process on a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a brand new 320 HD: Turn on Laptop Insert Xubuntu 9.1 disc Boot to CD-rom After boot has finished, I install and instance of Xubuntu on ...
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Terminal window opens when Xubuntu starts…?

Whenever I start up my laptop with Xubuntu on it, a Terminal window opens and just sits in the taskbar - as though I opened it myself. Anyone know if there's some sort of list of applications which ...
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Xubuntu 9.10 LiveCD on USB fails with error can't open /dev/sr0: no medium found

Using Ubuntu's USB Startup Disk Creator (USB-creator-gtk), I created a LiveUSB from the Xubuntu 9.10 LiveCD. When booting, it stalls up with the Xubuntu mouse splash screen displayed. In attempting ...
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My xubuntu 9.04 laptop won't boot properly

What steps can I take to determine the cause of the failure? It's a dual boot system. I can boot into windows fine. I can boot Xubuntu using the recovery image though it is very very slow and it ...