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how to dual boot windows and Ubuntu, using an MSATA for the new OS (ubuntu)

my situation is as follows. I have a laptop, with windows 8.1 on a 240gb SSD. only 25gb are available. I want to install Linux Ubuntu. my laptop has a 16gb MSATA installed. I want to put Linux ...
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Remove Grub menu after Dual Booting

I had dual booted my Acer Aspire V with Ubuntu 14 recently to try it out. I followed guides online on how to remove it from my computer. First I deleted the Ubuntu partitions then used a flash drive ...
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Screenshots taken in ubuntu 14.04 LTS are not opening in windows 7

I have dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Screenshots taken in Ubuntu with default screenshot app do not work inside windows 7. I can't even open them with paint,windows photo viewer, PHOTOS, ...
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Windows + Ubuntu dual boot not happening

This question might be a repeat of several other questions. But I have tried most of the solutions and beaten my head to understand the remaining. To no avail, however. So I basically have two ...
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Noisy HDD in Ubuntu

I have dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04. I found that in Ubuntu in many cases,my HDD is noisy and my computer is freezing and really slow especially when I'm using JetBrains products (CLion, ...
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GRUB not showing Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 after Ubuntu 14.10 installation

I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Ubuntu 14.10 on my machine. After installing the last, the GRUB is not showing the first two Operation Systems. I have try to fix this using Boot Repair but the ...
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Question about moving Ubuntu partition guide step 6: grub-install -d

I've been following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MovingLinuxPartition and I have a question about step 6. It tells me to run sudo grub-install -d /media/<new partition ...
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problem dual-booting Windows with EFI and 2 hard disks

I've searched everywhere for answers to the problems I'm having, and can't find a solution. I hope someone here can help. I have a Thinkpad T420 with two hard disks. The first hard disk is internal ...
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Dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu error, can't install

I'm beginner with Linux, and I want to make Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1, so I've process like on this video. But when I restart my computer (with F12) on USB storage and that I want ...
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Will dual booting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu affect the future Windows 10 upgrade?

I currently have Windows 8.1 installed on my Lenovo Flex 2 15 laptop. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I want to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, however, I am concerned that it may ...
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Installing Bootloader on Seperate HDD [on hold]

I am trying to install LinuxMint on a seperate HDD while having 2 other HDDs in RAID 0 with windows 8.1. I was told to install the bootloader on the raid 0 HDD's but the windows RAID does not show for ...
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Ubuntu Error : “The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code”

I am trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 8.1. I get this error after I configure the "root", "home" and "swap" partitions. I am following this guide. Here is a picture of the error ...
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Windows 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu

I bought a new laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS Windows 7 ...
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How to install ubuntu mate 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in two partitions but I now want to remove one partition and replace it with ubuntu mate 14.04. But I dont know how to do that. Please help. Also I have some doubt over ...
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Gparted showing complete drive unallocated [migrated]

Current Environment Information: Dual Boot with Windows 7x64 and Linux Mint 16 I am currently trying to install Elementary OS instead of Linux Mint. Windows works fine but Mint boots fine but has ...
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How to set windows (8.1) boot manager as defualt

I would like to set the windows boot manager as the default boot manager instead of grub, could someone please help me out? I've been on google for a while and all i can find are instructions for ...
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Ubuntu messed up Windows Bootloader (MBR) [migrated]

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to ...
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During installation of Ubuntu it showed Warning! message What can i do for this [on hold]

I tried for Ubuntu 10.10 .... it shows warning ! the warning message seems :- /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table . However, it does not have a valid fake msdos ...
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Dual Boot | TRY (hd0,0)! EXT2

I am trying to Dual-boot my HP Pavilion G7 with Windows 7(or 8.1) and Ubuntu (installed first). However each time I go through the process I end up with nothing but a broken Ubuntu boot and a working ...
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WiFi Driver not found!

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on HP pavilion P045TX Dual booting with windows 8.1. WiFi drivers are not found. How do i install the drivers for the same. Please help me out!!.
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ubuntu dual boot problem

I recently bought a new laptop (z50 20354). it came with win 8.1 pre installed, i decided to dual boot it with ubuntu(14.04). i had to change my bios settings and did the following: changed OS ...
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Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

Laptop is currently configured for dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows7, Windows7 was the original OS, Ubuntu 14.4 was added later. 500G harddrive has multiple partitions. VirtualBox was added under ...
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I deleted ubuntu and now GRUB doesn't boot into windows anymore

I am aware that if you just delete ubuntu, your pc isn't going to work anymore. I followed this guide on how to repair the MBR but it won't work so now I'm doomed. it said to do: -bootrec /fixmbr ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 wants to install along windows 8 i don't have windows 8 i have 7

Like the title says. I boot from USB and it shows to install alongside of windows 8 the problem is I don't have windows 8 i have windows 7 Why is it telling me I have windows 8 install i only have ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after reininstalling ubuntu 14.04

I had Windows 7 at first and i needed Ubuntu for some project , so dual booted windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and was working perfectly . Then ,got some issues with Ubuntu so reinstalled Ubuntu again . ...
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Dual boot RHEL 7 with ubuntu 14.10 installed

I have an old machine with processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz with 64 OS support but does not supports VT and I am doing my RHCE certification in RHEL7 and I want to dual boot my ubuntu ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1

Yet another question on this topic. Sorry. I've bought a new HP Pavilion 15-p239sa with Windows 8.1 installed, and I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that after installation of ...
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Dual boot: several Windows 7 loading entries in GRUB2 - should I delete any?

The system is Acer Extensa 2510G, and there's only one HDD. This is how the GRUB2 menu looks: Output of sudo update-grub2: The scripts themselves: Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi: search --fs-uuid ...
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How do I remove the faulty version of Ubuntu from my PC?

I installed Ubuntu 14 on my PC, but it failed to recognise the keyboad, so was of no use. I therefore reinstalled Ubuntu, using the option to overwrite all files, but it appears to have created a ...
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Not able to boot to already installed Windows and Ubuntu in Hard drive

I am facing problems with OS booting of my laptop. I had a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. I generally work in Ubuntu and one day when I started my system Ubuntu wasn't booting up. It ...
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Are there some ways to run Windows and Linux in parallel in the same hardware? [on hold]

I am a software engineer (also a gamer) and I find myself using both Linux and windows extensively. Even at work I prefer developing in a Linux environment... However, I have always been hesitant ...
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Grub dont shows after windows 8.1 update [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed in dual boot with windows 8 with grub2 as boot manager. The problem arose when the updated windows 8 for windows 8.1, now grub is no longer displayed when starting ...
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What is next step? I can boot from CD bot not from disk [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu-14.04.2 on my HP elitebook 8440p laptop. I set it for dual boot with windows 7. I set up a 100GB partition for Ubuntu. The laptop has 8GB of RAM and intel core i7 processor. I ...
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Can I make my game run smooth by dual booting windows [on hold]

When I had windows installed I could run CS:GO on my laptop with medium to low settings. And it ran fine. Now, with ubuntu it doesn't. Will it run fine again if I dual boot windows?
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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Windows to Linux || /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I am a computer science major and I have been a Windows user since I was a toddler. However after doing a little research on Linux I was intrigued enough by its power and customization to give it a ...
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Issues dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on Lenovo z50-70

I've attempted unsuccessfully several times to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on my new laptop. Initially Ubuntu 14.04 did install, but I was unable to boot it, after trying various things. I ...
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How can I make Ubuntu not mount efi partition by default at startup?

I've a Asus laptop with windows 8.1 pre-installed, I've managed to install Ubuntu alongside it, and for some days it worked fine. Today, out-of-the-blue, Ubuntu just goes black screen and I'm back at ...
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Ubuntu installed alongside W8, W8 wont boot anymore, live usb isnt recognized

I think I might be screwed. I normally run preinstalled windows 8.1 on my Lenovo IdeaPad P400 touch, and I decided to try out dual booting Ubuntu 14.04, having never used Linux before. I edited the ...
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Lost all my user data afer formatting windows from a dualboot with ubuntu 11.10 [on hold]

I had my computer with a dualboot (windows 7-ubuntu 11.10) but I started having troubles with my windows partition so decided to format it, so I fromatted both ntfs partitions(the one that has all ...
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Ubuntu suddenly restarts and is unable to mount /boot/efi anymore

My problem is the following: I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my asus laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1, everything went great and I managed to have grub doing dual boot and I used both OS's for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow on Thinkpad X200 Ext4 and NTFS

I have a Thinkpad X200 that seems to load programs slowly, but operates fine once each application is up. The operating system is Ubuntu 14.04 (on a dual boot from Windows 7), and I've partitioned ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 installer does not recognize partitions when trying to install dual-boot alongside Windows 8.1

I'm trying to follow the guide by Luis Alvarado at Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) for installing Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI in dual boot with Windows 8.1. I ...
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Fastest/easiest way to install Ubuntu on Windows 8

I'm sorry if this is asked frequently but I have a problem, the computer I'm going to install Ubuntu is not mine and can only keep it for about 4-5 days, however I need Linux for homework. In the ...
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dual boot: windows 8.1 boot failur,stuck with grub screen

Dual boot are working fine till yesterday... until today, when i start my computer and start windows 8.1 from grub menu, windows 8.1 stuck with grub screen, no further progress. after boot repair, ...
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No OS select menu when starting up my HP laptop

I am new to Ubuntu and thought it looked better than Windows 8.1 I have installed Ubuntu onto my laptop but as soon as I had installed it, it restarted and went straight to Windows booting up. I did ...
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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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In Elemenary os, grub wont load anything but itself [closed]

I am running Elementary OS Freya as the only currently installed OS on my laptop, I have tried to install various operating system via USB and UNetbootin, however my grub for some reason just will not ...
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Windows, Ubuntu and Grub with multiple disks

I have a laptop with one built-in SSD of 128GB. I use an ultrabay SSD of 256GB instead of my CD/DVD player that I use from time to time. My plan is to have Windows as primary OS on the built-in SSD, ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot with preinstalled win 8.1 - How to install properly? [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8.1? Would it cause the removal of 8.1? I also heard something about UEFI and secureboot and such things that could cause problems. ...