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14.04: VMware Workstation + dual boot

I've successfully dual-booted Win 8.1 + Ubuntu 14.04. What I'd like to do at this point is run my Ubuntu partition in Workstation. I successfully booted the login screen, but after logging in the ...
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32/64-bit shared persistence LiveUSB possible?

Along the lines of this earlier question, I'm wondering if it's possible to create a LiveUSB that has both 32-bit & 64-bit Ubuntu installed, sharing the same (oversized) persistence partition. In ...
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Network disappears from list, disconnects, others remain

and Ubuntu, with my first question. I have Ubuntu installed on three machines alongside Win7, so they are all dual boot. I have encountered a WiFi connection problem on one, a Compaq CQ62. The unit ...
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partition size for Linux

I have got 1 TB of HDD and 4 GB of RAM and I want to install Linux alongside Windows. What is the best partition size to make for linux.
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Dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (doesn't detect partitions)

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2014 model). It came with pre-installed Win8, and I upgraded it to Win8.1. I am trying to dual-boot it with Ubuntu 14.04, and every time I load it from the USB and try to ...
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Ubuntu taking too much time to boot

When I check the processes while booting using this command: dmesg > ~/dmesg.txt it shows delay here: [ 46.534002] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready [ 895.868866] ...
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Cloning Ubuntu and creating dual boot?

I want to experiment with Ubuntu and see if upgrading to V14 will cause me any issues with my installed software. Through the LiveCD I have used GParted to successfully resize my filesystem ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu as a dual boot from inside Windows 8.1?

I know that it is possible using Unetbootin for windows up to Windows 7, however they mention nothing of Windows 8 or 8.1 support. On top of that, I seem unable to use a USB flash drive to install it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS refuses to believe that my hardware clock isn't UTC

I am running a dual-boot with Windows 7 and my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS thinks that my BIOS clock is UTC, regardless of having changed my /etc/default/rcS line to not assume that my bios clock is UTC (I am ...
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Switching an already installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Legacy to UEFI Boot mode

I have a new Acer Aspire V3-572 with a pre-installed Windows 8.1. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows in UEFI boot mode, however, the systems gives me the following message "System ...
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ubuntu 13 with windows 8 and updating ubunu it disappears from booting list

I have been working with ubunu 13 about a year and its dual boot with windows 8 And a message appeared that ubuntu needs updates and i accepted the updates and its started updating after finishing ...
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Damaged GRUB 2 in my laptop

I have a genuine Windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop. I installed the Ubuntu in UEFI mode, using a live CD, but now the GRUB doesnt show, hence,not allowing me to boot to windows if I want to. It ...
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Not able to boot windows 7 with dual operating system of windows 7 and ubuntu

As I've installed ubuntu in my pc which is having windows 7 as operating system after installing ubuntu completely I was been able to boot windows 7 couple of times but then after I faced the problem ...
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ubuntu14.04 alongside windows8

4 days ago i installed ubuntu14.04 alongside windows8,it was successful but after opening it "system in low graphics mode error" was shown so i did whole installation of php in recovery mode ...
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How to install windows on a partition of a secondary hard drive?

I have two hard drives, one of which (sda) is a 30 GiB SSD, the other (sdb) is a 930 GiB HDD. I have some unallocated space at the end of sdb that I want to install windows to. Here is a picture ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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hi…i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager…now [duplicate]

i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager...now i get error:no such partition grub rescue> i used the following video ...
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Unable to Dual Boot Windows 8 ( 64bit ) and ubuntu 12.04

I bought new Asus Laptop with DOS and installed windows 8.1 64bit and then i installed Ubuntu 12.04 but as with other os my boot options does not show windows 8 and ubuntu Then i tried EasyBCD now ...
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How to restore Windows 8.1 boot after installing Ubuntu on flash drive

System: Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 8.1 using secure boot and UEFI. Boot Info Summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8340337/ I installed Ubuntu on a USB flash drive using the Live CD version. My goal ...
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Boot problem Ubuntu-Win7

I am new to Ubuntu, my only limited experience with Linux so far had been with PuppyLinux on EeePC and another laptop with a dead HDD. I tried to install Ubuntu alongside my existing Windows 7 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a USB but unable to login [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a bootable USB drive which I had created using the startup disk creator in ubuntu. Windows 7 was already installed on this PC so I chose the "install side by side" ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...
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Itermittent Loss of Wireless 14.04 dual boot on Mac

I'm very new to Ubuntu, but very excited to start learning it. First, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 currently on a mid 2011 MacbookPro on a dual-boot. Most of the questions I'm finding on here are ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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Install grub in separate boot partition (dual boot)

I have both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on UEFI mode (of course, dual boot). I have used bcdedit under windows 8.1 to set grub 2 as the default boot loader: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path ...
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ubuntu -grub rescue for no real reason?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a brand new EXTERNAL hard drive. I loaded it up with a booted flash drive, then went through the install process, dividing the drive in half (450GB for ubuntu), 10 gb ...
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Will there be an update to Ubuntu for enabling it to easily install alongside Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

Will there be an update to Ubuntu for enabling it to easily install alongside Windows 8.1? I have seen the various options to play with the restrictions made by UEFI and install Ubuntu through the ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows8

I install windows 8 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but when I boot from usb (Live ubuntu)cann't see my partion and when I use Gparted the whole space is free.(the type of windows ...
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How to move GRUB installation to a different partition? [on hold]

I have a laptop for work. I originally had Windows 7 on it then I installed Linux Mint 17 to dual boot. During my installation of Mint 17 I accidentally installed GRUB on the wrong partition (sda2). ...
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How Can I Get GRUB to Work After Restoring Deleted EFI Partition?

First time posting here for help. So Friday night I was playing around with GParted and accidentally deleted several partitions. One of the was an unnamed. After doing this, I restarted and I was ...
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Unable to detect file system [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 beside windows 7 but each one on a partition i can access windows partition but i cannot access 3rd partition ( /dev/sda3 ) ntfs type and gparted say : file system: unknown ...
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Audio jack not working with dual boot

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 then after one or two login audio jack was not working in windows but work in ubntu and after some time it stops working in both th OS. So i finally upgrade to ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to install windows7 on Ubuntu14.04?

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REPEATED QUESTION AS THE QUESTION SIMILAR TO THIS HAVE ALL FAILED TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM. I have tried to install windows 7 on ubuntu-14.04 with a live USB stick, but I ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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Grub dont work with dualboot windows 8

I have window 8 installed, and installed in a second partition Ubuntu 14.04. The installation went ok, but on startup Grub don`t work. Window start just like before the installation. Other place ...
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Cant start Windows OS after Ubuntu installation crash

I recently bought a new ASUS Zenbook UX301 series with windows 8. I then updated to Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu before, and have had it installed through VirtualBox on my macbook for over a year ...
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Grub Rescue. Cannot reach boot configuration. Does not boot from USB

So I think I may have messed up pretty badly. Yesterday I deleted the partition that had Zorin OS installed on it. Little did I realize that doing that does not fully remove it. To make sure I had it ...
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Solved - Failure to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04

I was trying to upgrade to 14.04, everything vent fine without errors but after reboot the system has crashed. I am getting this error message: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid ...
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Ubuntu Installer 14.04 shuts down while installing

I have a problem that seems to be going unanswered. I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 64-Bit installer and flashed it to a disk. I installed this on a home-built computer with no problems. So I decided ...
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“error: unknown filesystem” after install

Originally, I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside windows, but I came across a problem when rebooting (unknown file system). I tried to simplify problem and installed only ubuntu, wiping out ...
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I need help with installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside to Windows 8 [duplicate]

I bought a new Lenovo B350 with Windows 8 pre-installed. Should I continue with the windows setup and then just download 14.04 from the Ubuntu website? I tried just booting a 14.04 DVD and it did ...
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Ubuntu failing to install on seperate HDD, blank screen, flashing cursor

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop ISO and burned it to a bootable cd and have made a bootable usb drive using both Universal USB Installer and Unetbootin. I have tried mutliple ways to attempt ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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Can't Boot into either Windows or Ubuntu

History I first installed Windows 8.1 and left around 60GBs Unallocated. Then I tried installing Ubuntu with a USB, but the partition table I had made did not show up. I then tweaked some settings in ...
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Can't get GRUB menu to work after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and had it set up for a dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 8. Everything worked fine until I decided to try reinstalling it with the root partition on an SSD ...
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Duel Partition Install Boot Problem

Unfortunately I got in over my head with installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 as a duel partition. Right now I am unable to boot from the HDD. After reading up on the topic here I managed to run ...
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Windows wont boot when external HDD not connected, how can I fix this?

My current system is Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center. I wanted to try Ubuntu 14.04, and therefore I installed Ubuntu on an External HDD. (I followed some steps that I found on the internet) After ...
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Install Ubuntu on a SSD alongside Windows on a HDD

Currently on my notebook I have Windows and Ubuntu in dual boot on the same HDD, with the following partitions: HDD: Windows OS (very rarely used) Ubuntu root partition (/) Swap Ubuntu home ...