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Dual-booting help

I installed Ubuntu on a drive that has Windows 7 on it as well. Now I need to get back to Windows, but because they're on the same drive, booting from that drive takes me to Ubuntu. I can't find any ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, need to reinstall W7

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and W7. However there is a problem with W7 and when I try and boot into it I just get a blue screen of death, every time. So I need to reinstall W7. What is the ...
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How to switch remotly from Ubuntu and Windows 7 and viceversa?

i'm looking around, if anyone have a suggestion on how to switch from Ubuntu and windows 7 (and viceversa) while working remotely. Actually, i'm using the windows loader (BCD) on MBR, and i have 2 ...
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Maximum Duration for dual boot (8.1 and 14.04)

I have just bought a Lenovo i7 Laptop with 500 GB hard I have installed Windows 8.1 on Partition#1 of 360 GB and the remaining 95 GB is Empty I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. how long will it operate ...
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grub rescue giving unknown file system for all partitions

I have a lenovo g580 with windows 8 installed along with Ubuntu 13.04. I was using dual boot without any problems for one year. About a week ago my ubuntu stopped booting and instead I get booted to ...
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Zorin Core 9.1 (Ubuntu derivative)/Windows Vista Dual Boot failure, constantly redirects me to boot selection [on hold]

Today i attempted to install Zorin 9.1 alongside Windows Vista, and manually configured the partition table, i had about 311 giga bytes at the time with a dev/sda1 and dev/sda2, i reduced dev/sda 1 ...
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Does not see Win7

Im trying to install Ubuntu on a machine currently running Win7, Ubuntu is telling me that there is no operating system currently installed, then asks me how I want to partition the drive. I've done ...
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windows 8.1 crash after restart

I have installed dual boot wind8.1 with ubuntu 14.04. when I turn on the computer from a complete shut down status, everything is alright and I can access both win 8.1 and ubuntu from grub. but when I ...
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Neverending issues with grub (ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS with Win8 dual boot)

This is the most frustrating issue I have ever run into using Ubuntu and Windows in the same machine. I have an ASUS K46CB, 6GB RAM and preinstalled Windows 8.1 64-bits. I have successfully ...
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Restore GRUB after wrinting MBR with EasyBCD

I had dual boot system with Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04. For some reason I had to reinstall Linux so I booted in Windows and removed grub by reinstalling MBR from EasyBCD. I then reformatted and reinstalled ...
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Can't Reboot into Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu

I am newb in Ubuntu. Currently I am using an Acer V11 laptop with a pre-intalled Windows 8.1. I follow some guideline ...
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Recover windows partition in Mint [on hold]

Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to ...
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No Windows Option on Boot

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows but at first didn't have a boot option menu. So, I installed bootrepair and ran it. This succeeded in granting me a GRUB boot option menu, but Windows isn't ...
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Trying to Add Oracle Solaris (SunOS) OS 11.2 as a Dual Boot under Grub2 [migrated]

I was Trying to install Oracle Solaris (SunOS) 11.2 as a Dual Boot under Grub2. I followed the Grub2 instructions for Adding an ISO and I get the following Grub Entry for the Solaris ISO -- ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 dual boot fails after distribution upgrade - no GRUB menu! [duplicate]

I have been successfully using both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C50 since May 2014. After performing a "Distribution Upgrade" via the update manager GUI this morning the ...
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Windows 7 as second OS [on hold]

I know there are many similar questions but I couldn't find any good answeres on my subject. so I am trying to install Windows 7 as second OS but without a bootable DVD. Still legal I guess, have my ...
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Dual Boot Win7 Ubuntu 13; stopped seeing Win7 after working OK

I have a new PC which I set up some months ago with Win 7 and Ubuntu 12 dual booting, all of which appeared to work effectively as intended. I last closed it down in March. I don't remember which OS ...
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Type the password…endless waiting [on hold]

I installed ubuntu 11.10 last night and installed today VLC Media Player and some other apps and it worked fine until I searched for drivers and activated some of them.They required restart and after ...
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Make Win7 Bootable After Ubuntu/Kubuntu Install

I had a Win7 install on a raid array (sda...) and added a second drive (sdf) for installing Linux. Installed Ubuntu initially using a Grub boot loader (no problem, Win7 still bootable), but then ...
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Failed ubuntu-windows8 dual boot: Is uninstalling ubuntu the answer?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-472G with windows 8.1 So after installing ubuntu, something went wrong and I could not boot into windows8.1 and I cannot access my files in any drive except for my ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 with Windows 8.1 x64 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have some questions around this: How can I install Ubuntu, so I keep the pre-installed Windows? In case I ...
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Computer won't wake up after suspend

Okay so I have had this problem with several versions of linux two primarily being xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 lts, But I have also experienced the issue with Cent OS 7. I have several issues with ...
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Ubuntu boots to grub terminal

I have a dual boot laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP. I Normally use Ubuntu, and I hadn't gone to windows in a long time, so I wanted to test it. After I was done, I restarted the laptop to get ...
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How to install on Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15D

i would like to know how to instsll install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 D that have Windows 8 based on UEFI firmwares and have hidden partitions for recovery, so i saw a lot of YouTube ...
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problem in creating free space for root, swap and home

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I'm done with the partition part where, I've created a free space of 50GB for root, swap and home directories. I'm using liveusb to install ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot .exe - Windows 7 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu some time ago, maybe a year, and it easily installed next to Windows 7. All I did was download Ubuntu and run the software, it then took me to a partition screen and let me make a ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 with Win 7 on a RAID 0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual-boot with my windows 7 in a RAID 0 array of 2 120gb SSDs, but I'm having some problems. I had to reinstall Windows 7 and created a partition for it, with the ...
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data loss on crash during ubuntu upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on dual boot pc

While Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I had a crash. When I try to boot from ubuntu (I have dual boot -ubuntu vista 7- Sony Vaio laptop) I get the following messages: target filesystem doesn't have ...
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Ubuntu partition “unallocated” and Win7 BSODs

I've successfully used Boot Repair to get out of booting binds in the past, but this time I'm stuck and was directed by Boot Repair to share the following web address in a trusted forum such as this: ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 and 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 triple boot. I already had windows 7 and 8 before installing Ubuntu. Now I am unable to boot either of them. On startup Ubuntu is getting started directly without any ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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Some issues on ASUS X550LC (dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8)

I have dual boot (UBUNTU 14.04 and WINDOWS 8) on my ASUS X550LC. Windows is working fine. But I have found some issues when I am running Ubuntu. Bluetooth is not working. Brightness is going 100% ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 not in boot menu

I cannot access Windows 8, but the files are all there. It just does not appear in the boot menu. I tried to dual boot. I did not use the run along side Windows 8 when installing, I used "something ...
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NTFS mount problem

I was unable to mount two of the partitions mainly due to fast boot up feature of windows 8 , but by mistake without checking the mounted partitions, I removed windows via OS- unistaller . Now cannot ...
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Install Ubuntu and share folder with windows 8 [duplicate]

My wife just bought a laptop with window$ 8 preinstalled on it. For her studies she needs windows but she wants Ubuntu as well because win 8 sucks. How can I install ubuntu in dual boot and share a ...
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Trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 and not having any luck…404 error occurs [duplicate]

This is a long winded question so bear with me! I am trying to upgrade my 12.10 Quental Ubuntu to the 14.04 version. This has led to a problem within my system not being able to update. For ...
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Growing Partition Ubuntu

At 1st, I had a Windows machine. I thought Ubuntu sounded neat to dual boot with, and so it was. Now I want to put more than 60 GB towards Ubuntu. More like 200 GB. Is there any way I can do that ...
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Can you please provide step-by-step guide to dualbooting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've currently got only Ubuntu installed but I'd like to dualboot it with windows 8.1. I've got the installation discs for both so that's not a problem. Yesterday I had win 8.1 and I followed a ...
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200GB drive is lost after installing Deepin

I installed Deepin on my laptop which already has windows 7 and ubuntu 12.1 on it. After the installation the whole 200GB drive is lost then I uninstalled Deepin.Well I was just trying to install new ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on sony vaio

I managed to install Ubuntu in a sony vaio laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and updated to Windows 8.1. After I finished the process, I experienced the same behavior than "landroni" (How to fix ...
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authentication key error

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 lts i386 from community website I did nt get any problem while installing it but now to update or to install any other application it is asking me authentication key but I ve ...
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I can't open my hard drives [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu two days ago along with windows 8 but I found two problems the first is that ubuntu give me an error when I try to open any of the hard drives rather than the one which I installed ...
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How To Remove Ubuntu Without The Ubuntu Partition [duplicate]

I would like to remove my Ubuntu which is dual-booting with windows 7. I don't remember how I installed it, but the Ubuntu partition does not appear on the Disk Management. (Have a SYSTEM partition ...
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Root preferences

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my hard drive I have discovered that 350 GB of my 500 GB drive is used up. How do I remove the unneeded files and where did they come from? Files ...
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Dual-boot suddenly not showing grub menu

I have a Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 dual-boot which I have been using for some time without issue. While booted into Windows, my computer froze (for reasons unknown, just completely locked up 100%), so ...
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Upgrade to14.04 LTS caused WIN 7 and dual boot to not work

I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04; It ended up breaking my dual boot. Long story short; I did a restore/recovery of WIN7. Now I have no dual boot, just WIN7. Assuming 14.04 LTS is intact "hiding" ...
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Grub Rescue after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

Current status: Cannot boot from HD at all (dualboot with win7) Cannot boot from USB either (12.04 and win7), goes to boot: prompt, do not know what to do here, wants a kernel name, same for both ...
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Increase size of root / ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I wanted to increase the size of my root / and /home in ubuntu. Currently my disk map looks like following : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda9 14G 9.2G 3.8G 71% / ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7

I have had my windows 7 installed for about a year in a raid 0. I shrunk the raid to be able to install Ubuntu beside windows 7 but every time I set up the partitions I get the error shown in the ...