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Boot Ubuntu From VHD

sorry if the question had already been answered, and sorry for my poor english; i'm not a native speaker. Well, i have a problem. i want to be able to use Ubuntu in a virtual machine from a VHD, and ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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Can't boot from cd/usb- already have dual boot setup

I've got an HP g6 that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I've got it set up for dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I haven't had any problems with that, however, I can't boot from usb/cd. I'm familiar ...
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Problem in Grub Mod

I have made in creating a partition to install Windows 8.1, but I forgot that a hard disk can contain only 4 partitions, however when I created and when I start my PC screen put me error: no such ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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Can't able to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS inside windows 7

Whenever I install Ubuntu its shows me the option install Ubuntu inside windows 7 but when I choose to install inside Windows 7 it automatically restarts. My HDD is Basic.
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How to boot Windows 8 installed in legacy mode using GRUB in EFI mode?

This question is linked to this: How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB? But I can't access windows anymore, so I can't run bcdboot. Here's my partition tables: ...
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I have ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, i want to dual boot windows 8.1 alogside it

I previously had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my pc, later i dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04, then i later accidentally removed my windows, currently my pc boots from UEFI , where i still have ...
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Can I keep my Ubuntu distro running if I replace Fedora with Arch in my dual-boot setup?

This is less of an Ubuntu question and more of a dual-booting question but I didn't find a better forum so I will post here. Currently, I am running Ubuntu 15.04 Beta and Fedora 21 in a dual-boot ...
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Boot-Repair - No repair recommended

I see a lot of questions on this topic, perhaps if I was more experienced I would be able to see a solution to my problem. I am running a dual boot with Windows XP + Ubuntu 14.04 for about 6 months ...
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Error while opening a different partition in ubuntu [duplicate]

I had done a dual boot by installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 in a NTFS partition. I made another separate NTFS partition for accessing files in both Ubuntu and Windows. Initially it worked normal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 8: WiFi stops working spontaneously

I'm having a problem connecting to the internet.. I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Y50-70, dual boot with the pre-installed Windows 8 OS I had. I used this guide. Everything works perfectly, ...
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Dual boot Toshiba laptop with pre-installed Window 8 [duplicate]

I have Toshiba laptop which is pre-installed with Windows 8. Is it possible to dual boot my system with Ubuntu without any negative effects to my laptop?
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My laptop not showing dual boot [duplicate]

Im using dell vostro 3546. Just before i was install successfully ubuntu. Before it has windows8.1. Now i did restart my laptop and doesnt showing dual boot and it showing only ubuntu. I donot know ...
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How can I install ubuntu 14.4.2 alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

Everytime want to install the Ubuntu it doesnot see the partitions I have, so it want to format the whole disk while I want it to run alongside windows.
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Transferring fotos from windows to ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 14.10 and I would like to transfer my fotos from Windows7 to ubuntu? How can I achieve it?
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Norton on dual boot machine

Before investing, would like to know if installing Norton internet security and antivirus on a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows machine is likely to give me any grief on the Linux side? Moving away from XP ...
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Not able to boot Ubuntu from USB

I installed Windows after installing Ubuntu, so I had to fix GRUB. To do that, I used a tool called "GRUB4DOS". After trying out a few switches, I let it be, since I did not understand how it works. ...
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Installing 14.10 on Windows 8.1 alongside

This will be hard to describe. I have made a bootable thumbdrive for Ubuntu 14.10. When I got to the menu there was no option to install it alongside my existent Windows 8.1, only the "Try without ...
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Symbolic link to Windows partition breaks at restart [duplicate]

I have a dual boot between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I can access my Windows partition from Nautilus as if it were a device, so I can make a sym links in my Ubuntu environment that point to ...
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Legacy mode, Grub can't load win8 even it's in grub list

I don't think I can handle daul-boot in UEFI mode, so I delete efi floder in Win8 iso as Microsoft suggests to install win8 in legacy mode. Then turn to install Ubuntu. I create some unallocated space ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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(SOLVED) If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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Problems with partitions installing net verison Ubuntu alongside Win 7 Home Prem

I'm stuck installing Ubuntu 14.04 with the partition part of the install. I am downloading and using the net install since I can't burn DVDs, so I just downloaded the mini.iso and burned it to disc ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.10 Dual Boot on Windows 8 Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop Touchscreen!

Help! Try'n my best to get away from Windows OS...purchased a Dell Inspiron 3000 Series touch screen yadda yadda...boot from CD is Ok. But that's about as far as I can get. Doesn't make it to the ...
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dual booted Ubuntu everything works except it boots to grub2 command line

So I recently installed ubuntu as a second operating system on my computer, and everything is working smoothly except for this one issue. When I first boot up my computer it goes to a black screen ...
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Error message when trying to install from USB

I have an old Lenovo laptop which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I "factory reset" it and installed Ubuntu but then decided I wanted to switch to Zorin instead. I followed this article and deleted ...
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Can't Boot Window7 at grub2 menu

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same partition as windows 7. I shrunk the win7 partition expecting that that will allow me to install Ubuntu ( which it did ). When I start up my computer it ...
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BOOTMGR missing [on hold]

I had a dualboot Ubuntu + Windows 7 and I decided to delete Windows 7. I deleted Windows 7 with the help of gparted, then restarted the PC and everything was good. Next time I turn my PC on i got the ...
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Boot repair disk shows nothing under “Grub location”

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 broke my Ubuntu boot, and boot repair disk failed to fix this. After receiving some comments to my previous ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partion, stuck on grub2

I deleted my Ubuntu partition, and tried to boot a recovery drive, but I just get grub. Grub also says "unknown filesystem" for all partitions. Is there a way to bypass grub? I'm using Windows 8.1, ...
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Using Universal USB Installer on a VHD to Dualboot

I'm looking to multi-boot (I have Windows 8.1, and 10 Technical preview on dual-boot), and I'd like to do so with a VHD rather than a USB or a disc. That's mainly because I don't have any USB device I ...
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Installing Windows7 after Ubuntu 14.04, other recommendations not working

I know this questions has been asked hundreds if not thousands of times, and I've actually successfully done this before, but I've tried several things on this system, and nothing has worked yet. ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Win7 (Multiple Partitions)

Alright so I took a linux class (using fedora 13- bleh) in 2013 and I miss running linux. I basically want to install ubuntu on my main machine alongside Windows 7 (with UEFI enabled). This ubuntu ...
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Full switch from windows to ubuntu?

Recently I partitioned my hard drive an allocated 60 GB of space to an Ubuntu dual-boot. However, I realized I've spent the majority of my time on Ubuntu and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu ...
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Resize2fs: The filesystem is already blocks long. Nothing to do!

I'm trying to resize my root partition of Ubuntu 14.04. Referring to the answer here:How to extend my root (/) partition?, I did the following: Boot from live usb Shrink a volume using Gparted, ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7

I have read tutorial after tutorial and seen almost ever questions answered on here about how to dual boot ubuntu with windows, and nothing is helping. I partitioned my hard drive in windows. I made ...
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I have so many problems: [on hold]

So I have Windows 8.1 and when trying to install Ubuntu dual boot via a USB it could not recognize that I had windows so I read in forums that I had to go back and create a partition on my disk, which ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present error on startup

The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present shows on startup but ubuntu starts normally. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot along with windows 7 using a ...
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Bluetooth is being locked by Windows 8

My Bluetooth was working fine, but after switching to Windows 8 and switching back to Ubuntu again it doesn't seem to work anymore. What can I do to fix this problem?
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Installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1 and also want to install Ubuntu as dual-boot?. Should I install Windows 8.1 on a separate partition and Ubuntu on another partition? Is there any problem like file distortion in ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu 14'04 files show errors“ file incomplete” and other errors

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and burned a DVD and a USB stick. When I try to dual install with the DVD, my Windows 7 PC doesn’t recognize it and when with USB, it gives onlt a menu saying ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 dual boot with Windows 7

Based on the results shown below, I believe that my next step would be to shrink the C/: volume from within Win7 and install Ubuntu in the free space. Any thoughts? ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted ...
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“NTFS5: No wubildr” on reboot after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual-boot with Windows 7 using the live USB method. The computer has a NVIDIA GeForce 210 graphics card. After Ubuntu installed it prompts me to reboot, after ...
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Dual booting OpenSUSE and Ubuntu

I'd like to install OpenSUSE 13.2 on my computer alongside Ubuntu 14.10. All the guides I've found are outdated. I have 3 partitions on my disk: / (formatted as ext4), /home (ext4), and swap. Is dual ...
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What is the recommened way to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two HD? [duplicate]

I am building a computer and have a 1 TB hard drive and a 250GB SSD. I would like to install both OS on the SSD and have them both be able to access the HD. Would it work to install both on the SSD ...
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Boot repair disk failed to repair boot after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I am no longer able to boot into Ubuntu. It says "unknown filesystem" and gives me a prompt for Grub repair. ...
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not able to boot any OS Windows or Ubuntu

My system is Samsung laptop with a 128GB samsung ssd I've installed Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows from live USB. After restart, My system does not boot to any of the OS. I did a boot-repair from ...
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Boot Menu not functoning properly

My computer is currently dual booted with ubuntu and windows 8.1. When I turn on my computer my boot menu displays three options: "Ubuntu","Ubuntu Advanced Options", and "Windows Recovery ...