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Boot Windows 7 from separate drive

I have been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop for a year now. Today, I got Windows 7 and installed it on a separate drive with the Ubuntu drive removed. Now I can boot each OS by interrupting the ...
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Asus x200ma dual boot windows 8.1 and elementary OS. UEFI

I just downloaded Elementary OS Luna on a flash drive and booted it in windows using this tutorial https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=46FtBpv6Bjk . I made a 20 GB recovery for windows. A 4GB swap partition ...
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Windows 7 Pro/Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation issues

I wonder if someone can help me figure out why I can't set up a Windows 7 laptop for dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS? I have been trying for a couple of weeks now. The problem is seems to be that ...
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Is it usable to install ubuntu over laptop Dell Latitude E5420 already installed with Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 on Dell Latitude E5420 and I am interested to give a try to Ubuntu. So to use Ubuntu efficiently, whether would I need to remove Windows and then install Ubuntu or can install ...
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Ubuntu not booting on SSD

I have an SSD which I installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I installed Ubuntu I allocated 500 MB to /boot and the rest of the Ubuntu partition to /. The installation completed and now ...
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windows option missing after installing ubuntu

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have a HP Envy laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 I have created a Ubuntu bootable usb drive and installed Ubuntu successfully. After installation, I am ...
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Burg boot loader themes are not working

My Burg Boot Loader in Ubuntu 14.04 , isn't showing themes. I have Tried Installing Burg Many Times by different methods . but the themes are not working at all They are not shown up on burg-emu nor ...
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GParted - Recursive partition on /dev/sda

I am kind of a noob at Ubuntu/Linux, so please forgive any of my mistakes. So I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 which dual boots Windows 7 and Xubuntu. It used to have a partition for Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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1 MB “free space” partition is an EFI partition?

My computer already has two pre-installed OSes: Windows 7 and a customized Linux distro. Both are in UEFI mode. GRUB is already installed too. I'm trying to install Kubuntu 14.10 alongside these two ...
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Grub 2 detects incorrect partition for windows

Windows 7 is present on /dev/sda3, but grub 2 detects Windows 7 on /dev/sda1. How can I configure Grub 2 so that it will always point to /dev/sda3 for Windows 7, even if later on I do a sudo ...
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How to Partition my 1tb HDD into different partitions for use of dual boot plus one partition for the data?

Here is how my HDD looks like on Gparted, Partition | File System | Label | size | Flags /dev/sda1 | fat32 | DELLUTILITY | 350.00 MiB | diag /dev/sda2 | fat32 | ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu and opensuse?

Currently i am using Ubuntu 14.04. i tried openSUSE-13.2 in virtual box now i want to try dual-boot with ubuntu. I have created 100 GB free partition using gparted so how to dual boot ?
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How to install Windows 8 alongside pre-installed Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to know how to install windows 8 alongside already installed Ubuntu OS and what are partitioning scheme is best for this situation? I found alot of dual boot topics but they talk about ...
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Triple booting Chromium Os, Ubuntu 14.10, Windows 7

I have a lenovo L410, with windows 7 professional pre-installed. On this, I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.10. Now, I want to triple boot with chromium os, but as I have a lot of stuff, I dont want to ...
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How to replace Linux Mint by Kubuntu?

I have Linux Mint alongside Windows, I want to replace Linux Mint by Kubuntu alongside Windows[(i.e) without affecting Windows]. When I install Ubuntu I can see the option, Erase Linux Mint and ...
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Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu, Grub Problem

I'm a linux novice trying to get a windows/ubuntu dual boot working. I can access both OSs ok, but only by navigating through a series of strange BIOS menus for Ubuntu (Windows boots automatically). ...
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Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu: UEFI vs MBR clean install

I know that similar questions have been asked, and I've researched all over the net for a concise, clear answer to this, but I have not been able to find a suitable solution. I just built a new ...
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Disk Partition using disk utility on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Laptop which is running Ubuntu12.04 Lts. The ubuntu was pre installed in the sysytem. It has a 1 tb harddisk capacity. I want to have a dual boot installation . I want to install ...
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How to disable showing my Windows NTFS partion in Ubuntu [duplicate]

i'm dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and i allocate 4 NTFS partition for Windows and one Ext4 partition for Ubuntu, when Ubuntu start it show all of my NTFS partition as devices, i ...
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I updated ubuntu to 14.10 and now weird things are happening

So I update my computer from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. It finishes installing and I restart the computer and choose the option "ubuntu" it changed to a purple screen and stayed like that for ever. I ...
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Trying to dual boot ubuntu14.10 with windows10, last one not detected(semi-solved)

i have a laptop and im going to install ubuntu (i have experience, i have successful installed archlinux,ubuntu fedora,debian,xubuntu,kubuntu,manjaro etc etc) but installing 14.10 alongside w10 ...
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Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/9597237/ I have an Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting with Windows 8. I want to be able to switch back and forth, but that seems to be an iffy proposition. The Windows was installed ...
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Accessing Windows 8 Hibernated Partition over Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows-8. Ubuntu works well. Windows-8 is unaccessible because of MBR error. Then, i logged in to Ubuntu and tried to access windows partition (under C:, all of my ...
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Asus k200ma dso1t Ubuntu dual boot compatibility

I just ordered an Asus k200ma dso1t laptop and I want to dual boot it with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Can I do that? Does it work on all Asus computers?
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Lost+found folder still present even after reformatting partition - how to remove?

I'm trying to reorganize the partitions on the 2 HDDs that I have on my system. One of the partitions (ext4) is 883 GiB (according to gparted) and apparently has 14 GiBs used. However, if I mount ...
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Windows Invalidated after GParted partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer on a tiny 20 GB Partition. I decided this was far too small, so I used GParted, resized the partition to an 80 GB partition, and Reinstalled the GRUB ...
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Installing ubuntu and windows together? [duplicate]

i am using ubuntu 12.04 lts on dell vostro v3446 notebook and now am willing to install windows 7 together with ubuntu. Also seeking disk partition info. is it safe as per software and hardware ...
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How to start Unity3D Pro with Wine

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 Dual-boot with Windows 8.1 Pro and I have Unity Pro 4.5.5 on my Windows OS. I have the activated Unity on Windows and I tried to start it in Wine but it says "Error initializing ...
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adding windows 8 entry in grub

i have windows 8 in my hard disk and i installed Kali on a pen drive disk(not live). after installing i could not boot into windows i un-installed Kali but grub is still my boot loader and it does not ...
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grub rescue, can't boot from usb

I have ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. Suddenly I got the grub rescue screen. I tried grub rescue > ls command and it lists down (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos2) (hd1,msdos1) (hd1) when ...
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Ubuntu UEFI entry deleted. I need to restore or push another

I reinstalled Windows 8 yesterday. My mistake was deleting the EFI partition, so the entries for Ubuntu have gone. Now, I have lost Grub and my PC boot Windows automatically. There's any way to push ...
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Unable to automatically boot to grub

I am running ubuntu 14.10 in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, and I was having no trouble until I tried testing out TAILS and couldn't find it in grub, so I installed rEFInd. I later tried uninstalling it, ...
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Installing on a separate hard drive partition

I have two hard drives on my computer, one SSD with windows (C:) and another for storing documents (F:). I created a free space on F: to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Can you confirm my ...
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Cannot get Windows boot option after ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 after which I cant use my Windows 7 in HP 8540w. I don’t see any option for Windows. I did opt for something different while partition. I created 3 partitions for /home, Linux ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...
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Need to dual-boot Ubuntu with Yosemite

I initially followed this guide. I installed rEFInd. I booted from my USB, installed Ubuntu, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen with a blinking _ and nothing really happens. ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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How to install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 on Lenovo G505s Purple Screen Problem

Alright, I have been on every forum and website I can think of to fix this but with no success. My system specs are as follows: Lenovo G505s- AMD A10-5750M, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, AMD Radeon 8570M 2 GB, ...
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Root file system not defined

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation with 4 partitions in it. I want to install Ubuntu on the fourth partition which has a 300GB space. When I try to install from the usb, it gives option of ...
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Cannot unmount or resize partitions

I cannot unmount or resize the /dev/sda1 partition. The screenshot is attached. I just want to free up a couple hundred gigs to be able to install windows on so I have a dual boot. I was able to ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 tablet

I purchased three windows 8.1 Nextbook tablets on Black Friday. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my tablet but when I followed the steps from this link, Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (Or at least the ...
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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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How to add Windows 7 to grub menu

I have netbook with Windows 7 on the first partition (no 100 mb partition) and a second partition with Ubuntu 14.04 installed from pen drive. The boot manager grub I installed selecting the whole ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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How do I get clean boot after fresh side by side install? [duplicate]

I was running Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) OS on my Dell Dimension 9100. I attempted to load (side by side) Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop. The install appeared to work properly into a 19 GB partition. When ...
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Unable to install ubuntu on asus k53sm

I'm using an Asus K53sm laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed on it. I want to install Ubuntu on it as a dual boot, on a different partition. The problem is that the Ubuntu installer is unable to ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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How do I fix a COM32 Error?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu and it is a great operating system, don't get me wrong, but I want Windows 7. I saw that I can install it to a separate partition and I made the partition, but, ...
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Adding Win7 to Ubuntu through Ubuntu dual booting

I really need some step by step help here. I know I need to change the partitions of ubuntu to add my win7 boot up here. However, I have not been able to get this to work right. Problematic in that ...