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Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
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GRUB not responding to keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.4LTS on dual boot with Windows XP on my 7 year old desktop PC 2 months ago. Everything worked perfectly in both Ubuntu and XP until last week when I removed LibreOffice from ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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Can not boot into BIOS menu

I can not boot into Asus G75VX BIOS menu. I had two hard-drives and installed separately Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on them. I was unable to make dual boot through GRUB menu but was able to do that ...
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Lost Boot From USB/CD options

I recently installed Ubuntu, trying to put it in another partition and it overwrote my entire windows drive. I want to install windows 7 again now, however, I have no options in my boot menu now to ...
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1answer
104 views

bios_grub partition in the way of resizing Ubuntu partition

I tried to grow the ext4 partition by shrinking sda4 and then adding the unallocated partition to the ext4 partition, where Ubuntu lives. The selected partition, sda6 (see image), contains the ...
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PC won't boot from the first time

When i try to start my laptop all i see is a black screen (not even the window that show the Brand ...) and the power light is on . And i have to unplug the power ,then plug it again to make it ...
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2answers
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and the Ubuntu is installed on the HDD I got no errors after the installation and when I start up the computer it goes directly to windows 7 I'm assuming that ...
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How to enable secure boot

I am using windows 7 on my asus G73sw In the past I was able to install ubuntu 12.04lts and windows 7 via a dual boot system through grub. I recently had to reformat my windows OS and when I tried ...
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701 views

SSD not found in the BIOS boot order when an hdd is present

Thank you for reading my question, but thank you even more for answering! My setup is as followed: An Acer laptop using an SSD with Ubuntu installed in the deticated "hdd" SATA slot, and a HDD with ...
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Grub won't load unless I go into Bios first

Currently using 64bit version of 12.04 LTS. UEFI turned off (set to legacy); Secure Boot disabled and Fast Boot (in Win8) turned off and Boot Speed set to Normal. Changing AHCI to IDE doesn't make a ...
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Can I have one OS using Legacy (windows 7) and one os using UEFI (ubuntu)

I want to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu in UEFI and Windows in Legacy if I could avoid the grub menu and just switch BIOS settings when the other OS was needed.
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337 views

Cannot access BIOS after shifting to Legacy mode (Lenovo E330)

I shifted Windows 8 based laptop to boot in Bios Legacy mode just to be able to use a USB Key with a 32 bits Ubuntu saucy on it. Worked fine. I tried an install on a fresh GPT partition and it worked ...
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No boot menu after Win7/12.04 dualboot install. Already ran boot-repair unsuccessfully. Paste file included

I have installed Ubuntu12.04LTS alongside Windows7. After that, no boot options appeared. I ran Boot-Repair from live CD to no avail. The link given was http://paste.ubuntu.com/6541996/ Any ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not recognizing other OSs at boot

I have been using Ubuntu for 2 years now, but I have to switch to Windows for work. I replaced my Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1. I hated 8.1, so I moved back to Linux, but this time Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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1answer
626 views

Having Trouble adding UEFI entry using efibootmgr

I am trying to rename the boot label of ubuntu. In order to rename the label, I have to delete the entry and create it again. How ever efibootmgr seem to not recognize the correct partition here is ...
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How to fix my dual boot? [duplicate]

I recently updated to version 13.10 of Ubuntu, and it is very broken. I would like to do a clean install but when I do this, I would like to fix my dual boot issues. I am currently using a Sony Vaio ...
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0answers
660 views

I can't access Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Windows 8.1 onto my CyberpowerPC desktop and decided shortly thereafter to install Ubuntu 13.10 off of a USB flash drive. I cannot access Windows 8.1 anymore and no GRUB appears. The bios ...
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Problem while installing Ubuntu after BIOS update

I've used Ubuntu 12.04 till January 2013 side by side with Windows 8, then my HDD got burnt. I had to buy a new HDD. Before installing new HDD my technician updated my BIOS. After that I cannot ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu does not boot up on my PC, whether installed or from a Live CD/USB. Help?

My computer parts: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Rev1.1 Intel i5-3570k Geforce GTX 660/iGPU Corsair LP 8GB RAM A few days ago, after I had installed a new BIOS, my Ubuntu install just stopped booting. It ...
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1answer
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Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows

I just built my first PC, and I am definitely getting Windows 7(or 8) however I don't have the money to just go get Windows till next week. My question is do I need to have windows first? If I install ...
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667 views

Cant access BIOS or Windows after Ubuntu install

I have 2 drives in my laptop (Samsung NP530U4C), a 120GB SSD and a 25GB mSATA SSD. I have Windows 7 on the 120GB drive and after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on the mSATA I cant access Windows or get into ...
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1answer
80 views

Dual Boot with Two Different HDDs?

have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...
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0answers
469 views

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi, dual boot is not possible, keyboard is not recognized, and BIOS cannot be edited

I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 by running Wubi on Windows Vista (64-bit version). My motherboard is Asus P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n. After the installation is finished and I reboot the PC, Ubuntu is ...
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2answers
257 views

Dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04?

My question isn't actually about dual-booting them. I have a dual-boot set up and running perfectly. There is only one flaw I was looking for an answer to. Since I haven't had any success through ...
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2answers
139 views

60 sec delay between BIOS and GRUB screen

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 setup. Both are on the same SSD. When I installed Mint 13 a while ago it put Grub on there and I got this strange delay: after the BIOS finishes loading, a blinking ...
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1answer
387 views

How can I dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I've been trying to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on my Thinkpad T530, with no consistent success. I was able to burn the .iso image for 12.04 onto a DVD and then boot the DVD at startup, and ...
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1answer
201 views

Ubuntu installation in BIOS mode

I want to know what kind of installation is the best for me. I bought my computer with windows 7 preinstalled in it and I upgraded it to windows 8. It is in BIOS mode and I saw that i need to install ...
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356 views

How to boot LiveCD from grub shell

I had dualboot on my netbook Acer Aspire One P531h - Ubuntu and Windows XP. Ubuntu was there just for a temporary work so I needed to remove the partition today. I have used ms-sys from Ubuntu so I ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
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1answer
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My ubuntu partition was deleted and I can't boot from either a DVD or USB

It's my first time installing ubuntu. I have Windows 7 and 8 before in my laptop (Acer Aspire 4752z). After Ubuntu (12.04) installed in my laptop, the Windows boot loader didn't recognize my Ubuntu so ...
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1answer
155 views

Computer froze during Ubuntu install and now computer won't post and no BIOS

A few minutes ago I was installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 7 machine and it froze during the installation. I waited awhile then rebooted. Now the monitors never turn on and the BIOS never shows. It ...
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2answers
391 views

BIOS loader on EFI system

I have an unusual case. I'm not trying to partition drives or anything, I have separate physical drives for Windows and Linux. Being a new machine and all, I have UEFI. Last time I attempted to ...
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1answer
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Pc acting weird since dual-boot setup

I just came to think of something I've noticed recently when rebooting my PC. If I reboot my PC from within an OS, after installing software or something, it get's stuck on the absolute first screen ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu install removed BIOS option

Two days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a liveCD. for some reason, the installation changed or deleted the option to enter the BIOS screen, and also changed the boot options so the only OS the you ...
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0answers
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Dual boot on two hard drives : can't access secondary HD through BIOS

I installed Ubuntu today for the first time on a Dell desktop running Windows XP SP3. I opted to install on a second hard drive, following these instructions. When I reboot my computer, and enter the ...
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Install Alongside Windows or Something Else - Which should I use?

I have old notebook with BIOS (not EFI) installed with Windows 8 RTM, want to install Ubuntu 12.10 by booting to a LiveCD. Doing some research, I found method either to choose Something Else or ...
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2answers
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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2answers
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Attempting to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on Sony Vaio with Insyde H2O BIOS

My situation is the same that is addressed here Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios will not boot into GRUB EFI and here ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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1answer
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Samsung series 9 np900x4c-a03us Dual boot windows 7

how do i get USB install of 12.04 installed? how do i change the BIOS? how do i partition the disk for dual boot? Web instructions for USB ISO bootable image were confusing. Series 9 has new, ...
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Hybrid Graphics on Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

Alright, so here's the situation: I am using an ASUS UL80VT with two graphics cards: Integrated intel graphics and NVIDIA G210M I was running an Ubuntu 12.04 - Windows 7 dual boot (on separate ...
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409 views

Windows “Problem” after installing Ubuntu, what is it?

I saw Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and decided to install it. First I went to the BIOS, then selected Security> I / O interface Security> New interface card and set it to locked. This is the only way I ...
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199 views

BIOS issues since 11.04?

Ever since I upgraded to 11.04 I have the following issues on my dual boot (Windows 7) system: - When I reboot from Ubuntu, I will hear the BIOS beep twice and the BIOS will show a message that it ...
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2 hard drives / HD1: UBuntu HD2: Win7. best practice isolated os's for dual boot

is there any reason this wouldn't work or is a bad idea? in bios make the HD1 the default boot drive and installing ubuntu, and HD2 installing windows 7. Then if i prefer to boot into windows i just ...