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Creating Windows Partition and Dual Boot from Stand Alone Ubuntu 14.04

Ok after a few days of searching with no luck, not even help from the volunteers at boot-repair techs. I've decided to post on here and youtube. Here's my situation: Acer Aspire V5-122P 1.0 Ghz AMD A4 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive with data on it

So I've got 2 hard drives, a 128GB SSD, on which Windows 7 is installed, and a standard 1TB hard drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu. The SSD has only got about 4GB of space left, and I don't really ...
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having trouble installing ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7 (64 bit)

I'm currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7 (64 bit) but when I followed through the wizard it didn't give me the option to install alongside windows. I then went back into ...
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Possible to backup contents of boot partition, format it and copy contents back to it?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on an iMac (mid 2010 model). The iMac already has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it which I intend to keep. So basically I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...
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Having Dual-Boot problems Try (hd0,0) EXT2 [on hold]

I recently dual-boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 (First program), and windows 7 works perfectly but when I use EasyBCD to load ubuntu it says Try (hd0,0) EXT2. How can I fix this ? Thanks.
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Windows7 nor ubuntu loading after successful install of ubuntu

So.. I have had a lot and lot of problems installing ubuntu and it seems its not over yet.. First of all I had problems that it didnt detect my operating system. Which it did in the end. Then it ...
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Can't start computer [on hold]

I know this isn't the right place to ask this, sorry about that. But I had a dual boot machine with Windows and Mac OSX on separate hard drives... But I think from memory Windows had to be installed ...
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Restoring Grub Launcher After Windows 10

I went ahead and installed windows 10 on my windows 8 and Ubuntu dual boot PC. All went smooth and Windows 10 works perfectly however the computer automatically boots to Windows and the grub launcher ...
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New to Linux, want to try to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu but having trouble installing both [duplicate]

kinda new here to this forum but I recently got my new PC up and running and I've wanted to try to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, I've never tried Linux on a computer but I tried after a friend ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

as a preface - my only experience with Ubuntu is playing around on VM's, so I apologize in advance for any naivety. I've just updated my Yoga 2 Pro from Windows 8.1 to 10, and am trying to install ...
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change grub2 boot menu names

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Windows 7 computer, and I would like to know how to change the names of the menu options so it will just say "Windows 7" instead of "Windows 7 (loader) (on ...
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Unable to re-install Ubuntu 14.04LTS dual boot from USB. Minimal bash-like line problem

Yesterday I formatted the Windows F drive where Ubuntu 14.04 was installed (from a USB) because of some problem. Now when I am re-installing the same version of Ubuntu by the same USB, I could not ...
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Grub does not load in dual-boot, instead auto-boots windows 10

Though secure boot is disabled, grub does not load during startup. Instead, the computer automatically goes to windows 10. To clarify, this was a new computer that was upgraded to windows 10 and ...
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Windows 7 doesn't boot; no device, invalid sig

Booting to Windows 7 has worked in the past. I don't know what changed. When I select the Windows 7 menu item, I receive the errors: no device invalid signature 468CEF828CEF6ABF Note that I've ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 14.4 from usb on dell inspirton 15 3537

So I recently installed windows 10 on my computer. Before that I had a dual boot windows 7/ubuntu 14.4. Now I wanted to boot ubuntu from a usb. I created a live usb using unetbootin. After that I ...
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How do I dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04.2?

I doing a clean install so I will be removing everything from my HDD, I have created bootable usb for both the OS, I am currently running windows 8.1 only but want to dual boot both the above stated ...
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Boot error probably about Hard Drive

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this post but I need solid help on this since I've been having this problem with this hard drive frequently. Please refer to these screenshots for a ...
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Boot-Repair made Dual Boot System unusable

After an Update to Ubuntu 14.04, the system no longer started and showed the grub rescue prompt. I was able to start from CD by pressing F10 at the beginning to select the boot medium. Then I was able ...
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while booting system msg:“(initramfs)unable to find a medium containing a live file system” [duplicate]

i have tried to dual boot my system with window 8 and _ubuntu_14.04- (pre-emphasized textinstalled).as i inserted disk of window 8 and there comes a option of language, after selecting language option ...
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Installing Ubuntu in external hard-drive [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 15 on external drive for dual booting with win 7. My computer can only read the first partition of an external drive so am thinking first partition should be one that both ...
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Mac OS X and Ubuntu Dual Boot without USB or disc?

I am currently following this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I ahve downloaded rEFInd and I'm at the step where it wants me to insert a USB ...
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Messy GRUB after upgrade to windows 10

I was a bit unconfortable with GRUB when upgrading to windows 10. First of all, before upgrading I was dual booting Ubuntu/Windows 7. For the reason everybody know, we have two lines (sda1 and sda 2) ...
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Help with botched 14.04 LTS dual boot install/Auto-boot grub fails to get into windows 8.1

First-time poster here, sorry if the title isn't written well(suggestions welcome) System specs(if helpful): AMD 750k processor Asrock FM2A55M-HD+ mobo Seagate 1TB SSHD(hd0) WD 320GB HDD(hd1) 8gb ...
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Security of dual boot with W XP [on hold]

2 Questions: Concerned about no antivirus for XP. Is my router firewall enough security so I don't get a virus? Or do I need additional protection like virtualbox or dual boot? I don't want to kill ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a second hard drive [on hold]

I am wanting to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and Linux Mint 17.2. I have a custom built PC, that I built with 2 hard drives (500 GB w/ Ubuntu 14.04 and a 250 GB that will have Linux Mint on it) and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 USB installation drive not recognized during boot(Dell Latitude D630)

Ubuntu 14.04 USB flash drive isn't recognized during boot. I have had a bunch of hardware failures this week and I am down to a hybrid image laptop harddrive with mint 12 installed on it to boot as ...
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Lenovo z510 ubuntu + windows [duplicate]

I need to install ubuntu on my windows 8.1 and I need so I can load at startup or windose laptop or Ubuntu, so I tried it already seems to me it is not correctly installed, and download it into my ...
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GRUB is not letting me switch to Windows 8. Dual boot process. Ubuntu 15.04

So today I just tried to do a Dual Boot with my Windows 8 desktop computer. I followed these instructions At the start, I made a 200Gb partition from my 1TB hard drive. I booted Ubuntu 15.04 by ...
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Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know if when I install Ubuntu and keep Windows I can Delete windows later. My English is not the best one, so I´ll be grateful is you use easy words.
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu on External HD, Switching Boot Order on Windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10. Smashing. Since there are some privacy things I don't like about Windows 10, I wanted to install Ubuntu as well for a sort of Dual-Boot setup to learn ...
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Dual boot not working (unable to load Windows) on ubuntu

I am new to linux(ubuntu) and have installed it while following different blog posts and stuff to keep my Windows installed and I hope it is. I selected Something else option while installing but now ...
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How to fix/diagnose this problem: outlook.com does not load in Linux (all browsers)?

Same machine. If boot with Windows 7, outlook.com loads, any browser, I use Firefox most of the time. If boot with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits), outlook.com does not load, blank page, no error ...
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No audio with newest model HP Spectre x360 (4101-dx)

I dual-booted Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 10. There is a known issue with the audio in linux on this computer: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1441852 The older models that ...
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time problem in dual boot in windows 7 while ubuntu 14.04 shows correct time

i am using dual boot..windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04.earlier i hav a time problem in both ubuntu and windows but in ubuntu i did UTC=no in edit /etc/default/rcS.after this ubuntu shows correct time while ...
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Cannot delete partition in GParted

I created a new partition (/dev/sda4) in GParted which was going to be for Ubuntu, alongside Windows7 (/dev/sda3). When I clicked apply all operations I cancelled it half way through and the partition ...
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How to partition hard drive for ubuntu?

All the help/tutorials out there tell me that I should get an option to partition the hard drive for me. This didn't happen and so I'm using the 'try ubuntu without installing' option and using ...
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Have localhost with dual boot (Windows/Ubuntu) share htdocs & mysql databases with XAMPP

I just got a new machine with dual boot Ubuntu+Windows 8.1 and set up a localhost using XAMPP in a way that allows me to edit and preview the files on both OSes (so htdocs and mysql databases have to ...
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How to add Kali linux as third Os (to triple boot) over Ubuntu and Win8 [on hold]

Currently im having a dual boot PC. i installed ubuntu 'alongside' windows 8 and now im using its grub for swap. Now i want to install Kali linux as third OS and i want to make a triple boot with ...
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Will upgrading to windows 10 affect my dual boot?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I would like my Ubuntu to be untouched. How do I go about it?
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub and boot-repair doesn't help

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my partitioned laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub no longer appeared on boot so I ran boot-repair from an Ubuntu liveUSB. This didn't ...
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Ubuntu installations

I have win 8.1 preinstalled.I installed ubuntu in a drive.but during the booting it is not asking which os is to boot and autometically win is booting.please help me.I am using hp laptop with ...
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How to create a separate /boot partition after installation when dual booting?

I dual boot Arch Linux and Ubuntu. I have the following partition setup: Here sda1 is where Ubuntu is installed, Arch on sda2. New Partition #2 is the proposed /boot. sda4 is a common home for both ...
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Facing problem in dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 with window 8.1 on my leptop of lenovo G500 BIOS based

I buy a laptop of Lenovo G500(4GB ram, 500GB HDD and quick heal total security licence antivirus) of BIOS mode. I install window 8.1 crack version and i want to install Ubuntu as dual boot. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Solving Grub Rescue! Error: no such partition

This problem was due to resizing my windows partition. #I some how solved this problem by doing set root=(hd0,msdos3) prefix=(hd0,msdos3)/boot/grub insmode normal normal but the problem is ...
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ubuntu no longer starting in secure mode

I had a working dual boot system, Kubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 - after an update 3-4 weeks ago, Ubuntu wont boot when secure mode is enabled. I get an error message "Invalid Signature Detected. Check ...
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USB 3.0 PCI-e card not working

I looked around but I couldn't really find a fix for this. I have this pci-e card, it works perfectly fine in Windows 8.1 (which I am dual booting with Ubuntu 15.04 -both are 64bit-). However in ...
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Windows 7 wont boot from grub

Just installed ubuntu mate on my machine at work, as a dual boot. (was planning on keeping windows, as i have to occasionally write c#) although I'm a Linux user. Grub will boot into ubuntu fine but ...