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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot Problems?

How do I get drivers for my Compaq CQ45 laptop, I need lan drivers and i have already fixed wifi on both partitions. Also how do I get the options to select ubuntu and W7, it automatically boots to ...
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Installing Ubuntu in shrinked unallocated space

I have installed UBUNTU in my laptop and now I want to install ubuntu in my PC also but there are four partition in my windows so I can't use install ubuntu alongside option. So my plan is to shrink ...
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Black screen after choosing to Install Ubuntu

So I am very new to Ubuntu. I have only tried it on some of my friend's computers. I decided that I wanted to give it a try to download it. I installed it onto a flash drive and changed the boot order ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04 be uninstalled on a dual-boot (Windows 7) machine without the Windows OS disc? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB via the Pen Drive Linux Installer. At this time, my only use for this OS is to complete homework assignments for a college class on programming/systems development. I ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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windows installer download problem [on hold]

hello iam unable to download the windows installer completely and I run on a 32 bit machine .It starts downloading however after sometime it doesnot proceed.so please help me walk through
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Windows 8 netbook will not recognize Ubuntu USB load error (Initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I’m attempting to boot Ubuntu 12.04 to my Gateway LT series Touch netbook. It’s loaded with Windows 8. The computer is not letting me download or even try Ubuntu via USB on this computer. I start ...
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Windows 8 w/ Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Hello I've been having a GRUB Problem with Windows and Ubuntu. The problem is that GRUB Isn't booting up Windows 8 (Not 8.1). Since when installed Ubuntu on here I'm not able to boot up to Windows 8 ...
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dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [on hold]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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Boot repair problems?

I have a windows 8 laptop (Compaq CQ45) I uninstalled 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. But know I installed windows 7. I cant get it on start-up to ask me what I would like to do. How can ...
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install ubuntu 12.04 on hp 15-d038ca

I just bought a HP 15 D038CA with Windows 8.1 I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boots) I follow step by step the guide found at ...
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Notebook with dual-boot [Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04] fails to boot into either of them

I own a Dell Inspiron 14 with Windows 7. These days,I format my notebook and install Ubuntu 12.04 and remove Windows. The system works without any problem. Due to my University, I had to reinstall ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 install doesn't detect Windows 7 partition

I'm fairly new to the Ubuntu scene (and Linux in general). I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 13.10 in a dual-boot with Windows 7, but every time I try to start the installation it doesn't ...
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Choosing which hard drive to boot from [on hold]

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
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Ubuntu installation. No hard disk found

When installing Ubuntu, it is showing at least 5.9gb space required but i have lot of free space. I tried many things, but none of it solved my problem. So, i tried installing fedora then it showed no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes with no proof of heavy system usage [on hold]

One of my friends is on Canonical's Quality Assurance team and he got me a copy of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (the final beta or Release Candidate) before the release. I've been using Ubuntu on LiveUSB since ...
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How to make dual boot Install of Ubuntu and Trisquel in same hard disk? [on hold]

I want to Install Ubuntu and Trisquel side by side in same hard disk; but the installer not allowed it. How can it make possible ?
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What's the best way to reinstall Ubuntu on a partition already used for Ubuntu, but seemingly empty?

On my dual boot computer (XP/Ubuntu) with a 500gb drive, I recently had someone remove a virus from Windows XP. Although I asked him to leave the Ubuntu partition as it is, the partition seems still ...
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Cannot boot from hard drive or access Bios after win 7 deletion

I have a problem with my Asus laptop. Here is my situation: I have windows 7 installed when I bought the laptop. Then I installed win 8 dual boot with Ubuntu on a logical drive (extended from C ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on Samsung series 5

I want to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04.4 LTS on my samsung NP300-E5X-S02IN laptop but I have heard a lot about the bricking problems in samsung laptops (probably because of problems in UEFI boot ...
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migrate windows 7 installed in virtualbo to drive partition for mainboot [on hold]

ok so i just installed Ubuntu on a new pc build and for some strange reason i couldn't get the copy of windows installed properly .... usb boot / blank disc / drivedroid i mean nothing was working. so ...
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Using GRUB Customizer to hide boot menu fails

This is a pretty urgent question. I need to hide the GRUB2 Bootloader (default is XP and Ubuntu 14.10 LTS the 2nd option since it's a dual-boot.) But no matter however I try to configure it, it ...
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Invalid EFI File Dualboot windows 8 and ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu with windows 8 and now I am getting errors as: Invalid EFI File.. Please help me solving this problem. I tried to repair using boot repair but am getting an error there ...
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If I cannot download U to a stick or disc, can I download and run from desktop? [on hold]

I have downloaded to the desktop. It is an iso file, which may or may not be readable by my 'puter. If I click on it to open, will it load itself? I want it to run alongside IE8, so I can get rid of ...
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Windows 8 entry in grub not working

I Was using Ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8 till i decided to give 14.04 a try. I used the live USB to install 14.04 in place of 13.10 keeping my windows partitions intact. After the installation grub ...
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Problem with installation. Atleast 5.9gb free space required

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows with a bootable disc. However, it doesn't check the "at least 5.9gb free space" and I cannot click the "continue" button. What I did: I kept 20gb of ...
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Computer is totally useless now

Okay, I tried turning on my other computer this morning, And got the following error message. Error no such device edddc179-e42e-4666-8ff3-00566a57908a Entering rescue node grub rescue > - is ...
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Can i recompile kernel in dualboot environment?

I need to fix a value hid-ids.h and compile kernel so that my device will work. But i'm on dualboot with windows 8. If this goes wrong can it damage grub or will this just affect my ubuntu ...
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What is the best alternative: Remove and resize, or wipe out all and perform a fresh install? [on hold]

Ok, I have a Compaq CQ2009F with dual boot, Lubuntu/Windows XP. I want to remove the Windows partition, but in view of all I have consulted on the web regarding the "remove/resize" subject ...
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Unknown Error while installing Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I'm trying to install today's build (Apr 13th) of Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with an existing Windows 8.1 partition on my laptop (Samsung NP770Z5E). Once created the Ubuntu usb bootable drive and ...
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Grub Boot-Loader Not Getting Repaired

I am getting no screen for selection of which OS to boot. I installed windows 8 over Ubuntu 13.10. In Boot-Repair i selected Recommended repair but later the repair failed and it gave me this URL ...
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Is it possible to shrink/enlarge/edit Ubuntu partition/filesystem on a Nexus4 dual boot system?

I have just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 device, using this procedure, in dual boot mode (Android 4.4.2 + U.Touch). Then I was trying to install some packages (prerequisites for another ...
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SOLVED Problems on FAKERAID [on hold]

I am trying to create a fakeraid (raid level 1) with dual boot for windows and ubuntu. I create the raid on the BIOS and I want to activate it using dmraid. But dmraid shows me this error: dmraid ...
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Unable to mount location & my Existing OS windows 8 can not boot

When I try to access one drive, named OS from computer it display the below error: Unable to mount location Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. ...
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Will I have any trouble dual-booting an HP 250 G1

I was considering buying an HP 250 G1 laptop. I'd like to keep the copy of Windows 8.1 that comes installed on it, but dual boot with Ubuntu. I've been given the impression that the UEFI might give ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 USB [on hold]

Just like this mans problem: Why can't I boot from my windows 7 usb device? (usb install) Originally the computer was shipped with Windows 8. I removed it and installed Ubuntu with intentions to ...
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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...
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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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I need to skip the Grub menu on a dual-boot system [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, but I share the computer with my family who use Windows 7, so I want to skip the GRUB menu and allow to boot to Windows automatically, and to enter the GRUB only if I ...
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Upgrading to new version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

i recently have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then i notice that Ubuntu will release newer LTS version very soon. I have dual boot between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7, but what if i upgrading my ...
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How can I get my XP/UBUNTU 12.04 dual boot to shut down or suspend/ wake up properly?

Freshly installed onto a IBM Thinkcentre:(though there has been an update) restarts on shut down and wakes up from suspend with a brief whoosh of the fan and a blank screen. Things got a bit mixed up ...
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How to remove Windows 7 now I've installed Ubuntu?

Look to this link for image: I want to remove Windows 7 because now I have Ubuntu, what should I do now? Which partition is which? Thank you so much, this is the last step of sorting this out ...
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Is it safe to install the boot loader on /dev/sda, and install Ubuntu on /dev/sdb?

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my computer. The Windows 7 OS is installed on the SSD. If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on the HDD, but select the SSD as the boot loader location, and since Ubuntu ...
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Why ubuntu is mixing my HDD's saying sda1 is the same as sdb6

So i have this problem which i really don't know what to do with it, but it's making me alot of problems.The problem is not only locked to sda1 and sdb6 partitions it can change from boot to boot. ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu on Mac, stuck in GRUB

I realise there are threads out there for this issue already, however I have tried those solutions to no avail. I am a Linux newbie trying to dual boot into Kubuntu/Ubuntu on my MacBook Air (Intel), ...
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no root file system is defined after dualbooting [on hold]

I have windows8.1 on my Dell studio with four partitions, then I dual booted ubuntu 13.04 by installing wubi.exe in a folder from my C drive. Downloading and installation gone right but when I booted ...
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i can't download ubuntu dual boot on galaxy nexus

When I try to install Ubuntu Dual Boot on my Galaxy Nexus, I get this error message when it starts to download: Please help, I would like to download ubuntu phone on my galaxy nexus
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Dual Boot Sabayon Ubuntu, Ubuntu already installed

I know this question has been asked quite often but the only solutions I could find were the ones to first install sabayon and then Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed and have quite an unnormal ...
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Keyboard not working after installing Windows 8

I had Ubuntu on my Computer. I then installed Windows 8, after which I could not boot from Ubuntu. So I installed GRUB using Boot-repair from a Live USB. Now, when I boot and see GRUB, I can use my ...