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dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: ...
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Unable to locate package linux

Started boot-repair on live-usb, removed grub, and then was instructed to write in terminal "sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda5" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux" but I get Reading package ...
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ubuntu 14.04 loads to purple screen. nomodeset wont work

I have a lenovo g505s graphics card is Amd radeon hd 8550g with windows 8.1 pre installed (not my favorite os). I disabled secure boot, changed uefi to legacy mode. Then I loaded and successfully ...
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Can't boot in Windows and can't run boot-repair after update to ubuntu 14.04

After update to 14.04 I can't boot in Windows 8 and in GRUB I have only 3 options instead of 7 I had previously. Also I tried to repair boot but I can't. Running: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 broke grub - now boots straight to Windows 8

Upgraded from a functioning dual-boot Window 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Before today at startup I option to choose Ubuntu or Windows8.1. The default was Ubuntu, and if I waited a few seconds ...
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Can't access my drive

Previously I installed ubuntu and gave 20gb space to home. I had dual boot with win7 and due to some reasons I had to reinsatall both win 7 and ubuntu. Previously it was working fine but after the ...
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No option to choose between Ubuntu or Windows at startup; tried many suggestions already

Yesterday I used a live cd to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer already loaded with Windows 8. The Ubuntu install did NOT recognize any operating system on the computer, so I chose "something else" ...
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Removing partition by reinstalling Ubuntu

My laptop was running on Windows XP. Then I decided to try Ubuntu. (It's fast and sleek, btw) I chose the dual-boot option. Days later, I decided to fully commit to the latter. At first, I tried to ...
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ubuntu dual boot does not boot windows anymore

Problem: i can't boot both Ubuntu and Windows. Description: I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit and Windows 7 64bit on my Lenovo Y500 with UEFI Legacy Support mode enabled and did update-grub ...
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Install without losing files

I use windows XP and currently have 3 partitions C:(40GB max) D:(90GB max) E:(10GB max) All use NTFS file system. I want to install Ubuntu just as a secondary OS using Wubi. The problem I am ...
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How do I fix ubuntu graphical errors and unable to see current partitions?

Ok, my main problem, is that I can't install Ubuntu on my machine. I have opened the installer and it seems to think my hard drive is blank, but it actually has windows 7 installed on a 750+ gigabyte ...
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Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
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I'm installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.04 But ubuntu 13.04 not boot up in my dell inspiron 15 3521 [on hold]

I bought new dell inspiron 15 3521 laptop 1 months ago with ubuntu os. And i erased ubuntu and i putted windows 8.1 on my lap. After again i installed ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop.. But now only windows ...
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Why does Ubuntu hang on the splash screen while installation?

I recently built a computer and installed Windows 8.1 on it. My eventual goal was to make it dual-boot with 14.04. I had some trouble getting the USB to boot, but I got it sorted and ran through the ...
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UEFI install UBUNTU 14.04 Along Windows 8 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I have a preinstalled windows 8.1 with secure boot on. i installed ubuntu 14.04 in uefi after which it showed the boot menu for first time, then i booted into windows and then when i started the pc ...
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Ubuntu v14.04 looks too slow

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my PC. E5500 Dual core 2.8Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM, GT610 1GB Graphic card, 80 GB Hard Disk (for Ubuntu), 500GB Hard disk (Windows 8) Everything is slow. I mean when ...
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14.04 not detecting windows 8

First time I get ubuntu to load up without having to change secure boot, uefi, but it doesn't detect my preinstalled windows 8 on the hard drive. The option to install alongside windows isn't ...
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Double HDD for double Ubuntu-Windows installation

I'm Oscar from Colombia. I'm apologize if my English is not enough good, but I'll try my best. I am an enthusiastic user of Ubuntu (not exactly an expert), so I like to learn anithing that I could, ...
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Disk partitions for Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual boot

I had Windows 7 previously. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and installed it (from USB). Actually, I created a separate 40GB disk partition for Ubuntu. But nowhere during the ...
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Question about manual partitioning for Dual boot system

I recently bought a new laptop, and I am trying to dual boot my system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. My installer doesn't recognize the windows 8 partition on my hard drive, so it doesn't give me the ...
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Dual Boot accident: Advice

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 and I believe I hosed my ability to boot to W7 by incorrectly selecting partition 1, labeled "system reserved" as my bootload partition when it should have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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Mount error while installing Ubuntu near Windows

Sorry if there is same question, but I haven't found answer. Problem is with partitioning ( may be) while installing Ubuntu 14.04 near Win8. I have this hdd structure: /dev/sda: --sda1 - efi section ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 with dual boot Win8. I broke grub

So I'm new at this. It's the second time I messed up the bootloader. I upgraded from ubuntu 13 to 14 and when I boot the PC it shows: error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found grub ...
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Move Grub from Windows drive to Ubuntu drive

I have previously installed Grub to my windows drive instead of my Ubuntu drive. I have two physical drives sda & sdb. This has gone un-noticed for a long time because BIOS has automatically ...
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Installing grub2 in efi-mode in usb flash drive

I've two different OS, which one is ubuntu. I'm using a PC, NOT a Mac. I use Chimera bootloader that don't find Ubuntu. So, i'd like to install grub 2 in EFI-mode on flash-drive USB. In this way, i ...
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recent upgrade puts grub to rescue prompt

I woke up this morning to see the grub rescue prompt complaining about some highlight color being invalid. Apparently the upgrade to 14.04 was installed last night after I went to sleep. So I am ...
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What is the recommended disk partition for kubuntu 14.04 manual install and dual boot with Windows 8.1 64 bit?

My computer has 6GB RAM and Windows 8.1 64 bit. I try to install kubuntu 14.04 64 bit by manual disk partition. My current disk has 283GB Free Space. (parted) print free Model: ATA WDC ...
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Unable to access Internal hdd using Ubuntu 14, says unable to mount volume

dual booting windows 8 & ubuntu 14, I can access my Internal drives from Win 8 but cannot access them from ubuntu 14. says unable to mount!
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer not detecting Windows 7

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 Trust Tahr and created a bootable USB stick with the .iso image on it. When I choose the USB stick as the boot device it takes me to the Ubuntu installer GUI. ...
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remove 12.04 which installed by wubi and install 14.04

I have windows seven also I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. I haven't had any problem with my 12.04. Now I downloaded 14.04 32 bit and I make my flash boot able with this guide also I uninstall my ...
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Trusty Tahr upgrade problem

I want to upgrade from saucy to Trusty Tahr.I made a bootable DVD of Trusty.But when I boot from the DVD the installation gives me these options A dual boot win7 and ubuntu 13.10 detected. 1.Remove ...
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Elementary OS will only boot into demo version from USB, won't install the full version [on hold]

I previously had Linux Mint Petra and Windows 7 installed on my Asus UX31a. This worked fine until I ran into some Wi-fi issues after messing around with NetworkManager. I decided since I didn't have ...
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Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
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Laptop wont' boot up after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop runs Windows 7 and I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my usb drive. And my boot loader is on usb drive. But after I update to Ubuntu 14.04, I can't boot to Windows, it said 'error : no such device ...
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Installing Problem

Today I installed a fresh and clean windows 8.1 pro in legacy mode and the problem is when I am trying to install Ubuntu latest version (14.04) or any other version of Ubuntu, I get an option u have ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04.4 installer not seeing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 64 bit on a Lenovo G500s machine. I have tried installing both 13.10 and 12.04.4 and I am having the same problem with both versions. When I get to the installation ...
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Kubuntu 14.04: i686 version to run on Win8 64bit laptop?

Am existing Kubuntu user. I am about to install Kubuntu 14.04 on a new(ish) Dell Inspirion 17 7000. Its currently running Windows 8.0 64bit, so I presume its in UEFI mode. I'd like to keep Win8 on it ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 broke Grub

I have a dual boot Ubuntu + Windows 8 on an UEFI system. Everything was ok until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10. Now what I get when I boot the pc is a grub rescue screen like this with the ...
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Windows Boot Loader doesn't work after upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10 (Windows 8.1 Dual Boot)

I was already running 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 with no problems at all. I upgraded to 14.04 LTS yesterday through software updater yesterday and now the Windows boot loader on the Grub menu ...
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Installing BURG: ppa not working

I'm trying to install BURG to substiture Grub, on Ubuntu 14.04 (I need dual boot with Windows 7) I've tried to install burg-manager, to install burg from there. It seems all ok, it doesn't give ...
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GRUB menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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14.04 - grub rescue: no such device

I have decided to retry installing Ubuntu when 14.04 came out... and I doomed my computer again. I have Windows 7 installed, and I followed this guide to dual boot. After installation, I see the GRUB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get Windows 8 to show up

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7271888/ So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on what used to be Ubuntu 12.04. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. I haven't been able to access Ubuntu 12.04 since Windows 8.1 did some ...
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OSX Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10

First off, I am almost new to Linux and this is my first time installing as a dual boot. So I followed the ubuntu walk-through but used the rEFInd tool. It seems to be working ok but its not as nice ...
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Read Error and grub rescue

My Dell inspiron 7420 laptop had windows7(home preimium) and ubuntu 13.04 gnome i386 dual boot, and since 4 months i started getting this Read error on boot up or sometimes even error no such ...
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how to multiboot Ubuntu 14.04LTS, Windows 7 Ultimate & Windows 8.1 Pro

i am fairly new to the Ubuntu community so please kindly excuse my imprecisity, lack of knowledge or unawareness regarding the very specifics firstly, to begin off, my Laptop came factory preinstalled ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade safe for dual boot?

Is it safe to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 if its setup on dual boot with windows? I recently upgraded windows 8 to 8.1 with ubuntu 13.10 on dual boot and now the performance seems degraded and ...
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dual booting windows 8 with ubuntu 13

Please I need help urgently. After using boot-repiar, I created a boot info summary, here is the link http://paste.ubuntu.com/7270145/