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Need help with DIsk Space

I Dual booted Ubuntu (Alongside windows 7) with a thumb drive, so I cant take off Ubuntu, but when I installed it I choose the Default Disk Space for windows and Ubuntu, but I need more for Ubuntu, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with windows 7 on one hard drive

I'm a linux newbie, I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 together with my current windows 7 setup. So I burned a DVD with the .iso file and booted into it, started the install process and from what I ...
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error loading windows partition

I have dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7. I hibernate my windows 7 and started using ubuntu. Now my Windows 7 not starting it's just hang. Ubuntu is working but when try to mount partition where ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see my partitions, neither wubi nor usb stick. What to do?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu next to my Windows 8.1, but there are some errors I get. I opened wubi Ubuntu Demo Mode and tried to install from there, but when I get to partition table of the hard ...
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no boot device found error

I have both Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. Dual boot used to work fine, but recently I have been getting this weird error no boot device found. I tried boot repair using USB live Ubuntu, but it ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Lenovo Y410p [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying this computer and doing a dual boot with Linux and Windows 8. In all of the forums that I have read I found out that its hard to do. If anyone can please tell how to install ...
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Accidentally wiped my hard drive during installation

Hello and thank you for any help. I have a Lenovo Yoga 11s and I wanted to try out using Ubuntu on it. I have used Linux a little bit in the past, but I would still consider myself a complete novice ...
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Help on dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on HP Mini 200?

I'm new to these forums so no hate please guys... All I am trying to do is dualboot the latest Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my fairly new HP Mini 200. I am using this video: ...
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Reboot and starting issues

I installed Ubuntu correctly and it did everything, but after startup it showed the background picture (No icons at all though) for about 20-30 minutes, then it showed "ubuntu" for 20-30 minutes, then ...
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dual booting windows 8 laptop with ubuntu [on hold]

I am using lenovo z510 series which was shipped with windows 8.1. In order to dual boot it, I had disabled secure boot and fast startup, and I also created partition for Ubuntu. Then I launched the ...
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GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows

I tried to repaid grub via Boot-Repaid and these are the results: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7894957/ Currently I have two Ubuntus listed (but they boot into the same system) and the Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer does not detect Windows on drive, missing “Install alongside” option [duplicate]

Firstly some information about my computer. I just have a C: drive and a D: drive. My C: drive just has a bunch of programs and my D: drive has all my work. I am running windows 7 and I'm trying to ...
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Reinstallation troubles [duplicate]

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 and mainly use windows 7. I don't know what partitioning is and I don't know how ubuntu was originally installed on my computer. All I know is that the 14.04 is very ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting after once I boot into windows

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dell inspiron n5010. Dual boot is working fine. I tried to get boot options for Windows 7 and Ubuntu and I am able to boot into both OS. But there is one ...
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can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 7 with USB boot method [on hold]

Actually I want to install ubuntu new version OS alongside with my windows 7 Operating System.So I tried to install Ubuntu OS with the help of watching online videos.When I am trying to follow one ...
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How to make a portable Kubuntu on external drive (GPT) on UEFI computer?

The problem: after installation Kubuntu on external SSD (Transcend ESD400 512Gb) on UEFI computer I can't use it on another one. I made some attempts but all of them were unsuccessful. My computer: ...
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Unable to boot from USB

I'm trying to install Lubuntu as a dual boot, but I can't boot from my USB. I went into BIOS and changed the order, but the order just resets when I restart my computer even if I save the changes in ...
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Grub error on boot

I'm using Windows 8.1 on my lenovo laptop and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot OS. Unfortunately I deleted the ubuntu partition in Windows Disk management. When I reboot it is showing this error: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problem With Windows 7 boot menu

I have asked a question previously here, regarding installing Ubuntu inside Windows 7. But the answer was Ubuntu install inside option is having various errors. So I decided to install Ubuntu along ...
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Create virtual USB Drive from Partition to run Live CD

I'm trying to install android_x86 on a separate partition that was created before installing 14.04. Just for testing experimental reasons, I created a 32gig partition to use as a virtual usb per to ...
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Update to 12.04 blows away dual boot loader

I have a 32 bit 12.04 partition and a 64 bit 14.04 partition on this system. Been running both for several weeks with no problem - wanted to test all the oddball stuff I've accumulated to make sure ...
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Getting back to Ubuntu from Chrome on Pixel chromebook

I installed Ubuntu via crouton on my Pixel but now after turning computer off I can't figure out how to get back to Ubuntu. I tried ctrl-alt-shift and back but it isn't working now. Bill
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I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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how do I dual boot ubuntu and chromium os on the same hard drive extracted from vmware virtual disk?

I have a chromium OS installation in a vmware virtual machine that I want to move to a partition on my PC and dual boot it with two Ubuntu installations on the same disk. How would I go about this and ...
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How to install on and boot from external SSD on UEFI?

I need an external SSD with Kubuntu to boot on different computers. So I created LiveCD, booted from it, plugged external SSD. With the help of GParted I converted the SSD to GPT and created ...
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How can I make a Triple boot

Currently I am using a dual boot with Windows7 and Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I would like to try Windows8. Not because I like it, but more and more people are using it. I have created a partition where I ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from overwriting grub bootloader after update?

Is there any way I can stop Ubuntu from overwriting bootloader? It happens after updating (I suppose) system's kernel. I want to stay with my other linux distro bootloader without having to change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting problem

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 using USB Flash drive along with Windows 7. For that I've created 100 GB empty drive for installing it. After I had done with it was showing a GRUB menu showing ...
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Installing Ubuntu dual boot on Acer Aspire E1 522 Notebook

A few weeks ago I bought an Acer Aspire E1 522 Notebook with an AMD A6 quad-core processor. I wanted to install a dual boot with Ubuntu, but the Ubuntu installer did not give me the option to "Install ...
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How to extend/increase ubuntu disk space on a dual boot win7/ubuntu 12.4 [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot on my 320 GB laptop. I have three partitions. 200 GB - Window's 7 is installed in it. 100 GB - NTFS partition (un used). 20 GB - Ubuntu ...
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Unusable space when creating Ubuntu partitions

I 'm installing Ubuntu with a USB stick in a Windows machine. When creating partitions I can only create / partition and /swap partition. I'm unable create the /home partition from rest free space as ...
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HI,I ran into a booting problem

So I wanted to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I followed this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7gWIkAY7s The problem I got was, after I restarted pc when prompted by Ubuntu installer. I ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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14.04 does not boot after otherwise successful dual boot with windows 8.1

Have ASUS X551M Notebook PC. Boots Windows 8.1 Want to dual boot Ubuntu. Need clarification on Bios setup. What does "BIOS" add boot option really want when it says it wants a format of ...
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ubuntu not shown as boot option when installed with windows 8

My laptop came pre installed with windows 7 and currently has windows 8.1 after upgradation. I installed Ubuntu on it from a usb drive by selecting a partition(not the side by side windows option). ...
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Deleted Ubuntu, can't boot anything

The Ubuntu (14.04) partition was deleted, and now I can't boot Windows. (It was dual booting 8.1) I've tried everything. I can't boot through CD, or the HDD hard drive. I've reset the BIOS settings, ...
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How to correctly restore factory condition on ACER laptop? [on hold]

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (dual-boot). Ubuntu is great but Windows is showing some problems: I'd like to just restore Windows as it was the first day without touching my ubuntu ...
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HOW TO uninstall ubuntu safely [duplicate]

I currently have Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 (on my Dell Inspiron 14z pre-installed Windows 8 with Secure Boot nand UEFI mode). I had installed 12.04 LTS as a requirement for a project ...
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Issue regarding Swap in Ubuntu 14.04

As on my way of Ubuntu Installation, I have encountered an issue regarding swap area. I have selected the root area and i was trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows Disk partition everything was ...
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am unable to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The only options from the boot CD are options 2 and 3, to erase all data or the partitions. Option 1 is grayed out, which is what ...
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Can I replace elementary OS with Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS in Local disk(C:) and elementary OS (Ubuntu-based OS) as my secondary on some other partition. So I'm dual booting Windows & elementary. I want to remove ...
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hidden ubuntu in my C drive which does not show or boot [on hold]

I had windows 7 and windows 8 installed on my 32 bit computer. I installed ubuntu 9.1 using bootable CD side by side to my windows 7 in C drive. It was installed and asked for restart. When I ...
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Can not boot any system after trying to install Ubuntu

I got a dell laptop (dell inspiron 1420) with windows vista by default. I wanted to install linux ubuntu on it: I burned the iso file to a 16GB flash memory I booted the laptop from this flash ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
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I have dual boot 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS, how do i remove 12.04 lts?

I had 12.04 LTS and did a dual boot with 14.04 LTS in case something went wrong with upgrading. It seems to be working fine with either version, so to remove 12.04 leaving just 14.04 LTS should I ...
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So I built a new rig and put ubuntu 14 64bit on it as only Os, i have 2 xfx radeon 6870 cards in

one is dual dis and the other is not I have the Cd for the non dual dis but I have no idea how to install the drivers, im sooo noob to ubuntu but i rly like it... I want to dual boot windows also ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 on different partitions

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both on different partitions. I know I have to install Windows first and then Ubuntu, but there are always chances of getting an error in grub. Once I ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot problem

I have Asus X550C laptop which came with FreeDOS on it. I installed Windows 8.1 on it and then Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Then when I rebooted the system only Ubuntu was booting up. I updated grub using sudo ...
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How to add the entry for Windows 8 to grub [duplicate]

Thanks for your time. I have ubuntu 12.04, and reinstalled windows 8 for a few exclusive programs that work with products I have bought. I reinstalled grub-efi on my UEFI system. Everything works ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...