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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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2answers
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...
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0answers
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how to make partitions on ubuntu 12.04 while installing it

I have HP probook 445 g1 with factory installed ubuntu 12.04. I don't know how my pc didn't boot one day. So I planned to reinstall ubuntu 12.04. But unknowingly I installed 12.04.4 while I wanted to ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Triple boot with Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 [on hold]

I have dualboot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But I want add Linux Mint 17. I have downloaded Linux Mint 17 .iso file, burned it on DVD and runned it for testing. But ...
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0answers
18 views

mountall: fsck /boot [333] terminated with status 1

I am running a Ubuntu Precise 12.04.4 LTS vm on an ESXi. Suddenly, the boot up process started crashing with the following message: /dev/mapper/luxsrv--vg-boot: 251/249856 files (6.4% ...
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1answer
39 views

Getting back to Windows XP [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus eee pc 1001px Netbook over Windows XP, but now I really need to get back to a native bootable Windows XP. I have the Windows installation CD but the machine won't ...
0
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2answers
40 views

Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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24 views

Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
0
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1answer
21 views

Help booting from disk

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer, but I would like to get Windows back onto it. The only problem is that I can't boot from any CD/USB/SD, all I get is the GRUB boot menu, ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
0
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1answer
37 views

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
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2answers
87 views

Need help installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a complete Linux noob. I burned the latest Ubuntu ISO to a DVD and tried to install it from the disk. My original intention was to install it alongside my Windows, but somehow I ended up creating ...
0
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1answer
32 views

rEFIt menu not identifying os

I tried to set up a tri-boot system for my mac(OSX, Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1), but rEFIt is unable to identify Ubuntu and shows unknown os icon instead. It also shows multiple icons for Ubuntu and ...
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0answers
34 views

Deleted linux swap, now booting to grub rescue

I just deleted my linux swap from gparted and used that to extend my main linux partition. Now I just boot into grub rescue. It seems like a simple fix in fstab but I'm not sure. Here's my fstab # ...
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2answers
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Finish partition from Ubuntu 14.04

i was trying to make a partition on my 1TB drive for installing Ubuntu 14.04. I had to remove an older partition in order to do it from my old Elementary OS distro. As i was restarting my computer and ...
2
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1answer
71 views

Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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votes
1answer
66 views

Unetbootin wont boot Win 7 [closed]

I made a boot-able Windows 7 USB via UNetbbootin and when i go to boot up, it gets stuck at the UNetbootin boot menu and it cant find "Default" so it just keeps repeating the "Will boot automatically ...
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0answers
41 views

Why does my computer say “Missing Operating System” when computer restarts.

I have just recently decided to make the switch from OS X to Ubuntu after one of my friends let me play around with his computer. However, when I was trying to partition my hardrive so I could run ...
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24 views

Can't make partition on ubuntu to install windows 7 [duplicate]

I tried to boot windous 7 but i can't i want on my windows 7 dvd and run "setup.exe" with wine and after a few seconds is showed me that i need to make space. see screenshot: ...
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0answers
88 views

Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with “???” message after selecting drive

The Gist: I have been trying to erase my disk and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop as my sole operating system. I can boot "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" from a USB stick. During the graphical ...
6
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2answers
167 views

grub rescue -> no such partition [duplicate]

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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0answers
75 views

Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Windows 8.1 Update 1 Dual Boot

I downloaded the ubuntu 14.04 iso image file, I need to install it in a partition giving it at least 40GB (My HD is 1TB). Since I've never formatted this computer, it is subdivided in 6 partitions: ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Ubuntu partition problems

I was trying to install a new operating system today, and I have tried before, but ever since the 14.04 release of Ubuntu, I have not been able to install any more OS. So, I tried formatting the ...
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0answers
46 views

Grub doesn't run after installed Ubuntu 14.04 on external hdd

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my external 1TB HDD. I created a 5gb swap space, and a 45gb ext4 partition mounted on /. The problem is: When I am booting from my HDD, it does not show up grub ...
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2answers
28 views

Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
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2answers
68 views

Dual Boot cannot boot from windows, Power off in Ubuntu

I tried to dual boot ubuntu with windows 7 and failed miserably, now I cannot get back to windows7 and my computer constantly corrupts when running Ubuntu. I am trying to install ubuntu on my HP ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Make USB Bootable, but install ubuntu on hardrive

I remember something from my past(may be 10 years back). I have heard that we can boot an OS from floppy disk but the OS files will be in Hard disk. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't know whom to ask, ...
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3answers
142 views

New laptop, Windows 8.1, attempting dual install. Ubuntu installer doesn't 'see' existing OS

Though I've used Ubuntu for a few years, I'm new to installation. Previously I had help and now I'm doing it alone (moved across the world). Windows 8.1 came preinstalled on my new laptop (Toshiba ...
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2answers
357 views

Startup Disk Creator shows no free space on my USB stick

I am having a problem trying to use Startup Disk Creator with my 8GB USB stick. The USB stick has just been formatted, but Startup Disk Creator shows that there is no free space on the drive, although ...
0
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0answers
135 views

installation on Asus Zenbook UX301LA

I am afraid I messed up things pretty badly while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 on a brand new Asus Zenbook UX301LA. The situation is: I am pretty sure that I have destroyed Windows8 ...
0
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1answer
58 views

How to do a dual boot of two Ubuntu operating systems?

This problem is little bit different than other similar ones. I have a clone image of Ubuntu production system and plan to propagate it to two different partitions (e.g., /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2). How ...
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0answers
121 views

dual boot windows 8 with ubuntu 14.04 boot problem

Hello there I am new to Ubuntu. I have my laptop with windows 8 in 'C' drive and two hard drive partitions for storage (D - 272 GB , e - 300 GB). Then I install Ubuntu in 'D' drive. For this ...
0
votes
1answer
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Laptop won't boot after I deleted Ubuntu partition

I'd installed an Ubuntu distro alongside Windows 8 that I didn't like. I was going to replace it with standard Ubuntu, but it was having trouble, so I deleted the Ubuntu partition from Windows 8. I ...
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1answer
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No space for ubuntu to load

Help! I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with Windows 7, I was using Ubuntu and writing files from one drive to another, however I didnt realise that I would soon run out of disk space on my laptop hard ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect partition on Win7 (Warning: Can't have a partition outside the disk!) [duplicate]

I tried to look it up on the forum but I can't find a solution. I just got a PC laptop (I come from Mac…) installed Win7 and partition my hd in 3 parts, one for Win7, one unformatted for Ubuntu, and ...
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0answers
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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1answer
53 views

no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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0answers
28 views

BOOTMGR is missing upon replacing boot partition with tmpfs

I recently mounted tmpfs in the place of my boot partition of by windows 7. this made the 100Mb boot partition get added to swap but when i start windows 7 i get bootmgr is missing. I've tried ...
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0answers
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Grub rescueproblem unknown file system performed all the solutions before

My laptop is dual boot it has Ubuntu and windows 7. I wanted to extend C:drive on windows 7 so I used third part partition assistant for it but the partition assistant messed up and dragged the ...
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1answer
102 views

cant fix grub 2 and gparted shows unallocated disk

i have been dualbooting ubuntu 14.04 and windows xp, but some days ago, i saw on the grub 2 screen the partition windows rescue enviroment and i clicked it. after that, i saw the following: no such ...
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0answers
28 views

What happens if you use your windows Partition as a swap? [duplicate]

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I accidentally set my Windows 7 partition as a "swap" during my installation. Now when I boot my computer up, I can't access the windows boot. I'm wondering what ...
0
votes
2answers
275 views

How to fix dual-boot installation of Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Win7?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 Ultimate and completely messed up. I downloaded the file and burned a CD. Got confused with the partitioning because I wanted to install it in my ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Partition changes name after every reboot

The partition on my C:(main ssd used for dual booting windows and Ubuntu) drive gets a different name almost every time I reboot. I want to make the partitions name permanent so I can safely link to ...
0
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2answers
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GRUB doesnt detect my Windows Partiton

I recently mounted the tmpfs in /dev/sda1 where the windows partition was supposed to be at so since then i got a invalid signature when i clicked the windows in grub menu. later I used boot-repair ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Manual Hard Drive Partitioning Help Needed

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
0
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3answers
173 views

Boot Repair fails to recover grub after windows 7 installation

I'm trying to get a functional dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Home Premium. I began with a working Windows 7, then created a partition for Ubuntu. I thought I succeeded in installing Ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
486 views

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto external HDD

I'm having problems with installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Verbatim 1TB external drive. I tried all kinds of tutorials, partitioning but nothing seems to work. I did put the bootloader on sdc (hard ...
0
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1answer
81 views

Bricked my computer, is there any way to get it back?

I recently installed Ubuntu, but grabbed the 32-bit by accident so I went back to Windows, and was like better remove the Ubuntu files, so I deleted that partition. I downloaded the 64-bit version and ...