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Dual-Boot not working

I installed Ubuntu 11.06 on Windows XP with no problems, but rebooting, it give no choice whether I want XP or Ubuntu, and it goes directly into Ubuntu. Tried re-installing, but it ignores the ...
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Chromebook and Ubuntu

I bought a samsung chromebook, first model, when it came out a year or so ago. I am starting to get into Linux (I loaded Ubuntu on my mac) but this is acting a little different. I followed the ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot install with windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 on C: drive and i want to install Ubuntu14.04 on D: drive and i will be extending D: drive with E: what i want to know is ,is it fine if i select install "Ubuntu alongside windows" ...
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GUI mode not loading

I have a HP ENVY 15z with Windows 8 pre-installed, and I've set part of the HDD for Linux, so I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in dualboot. Problem is, Ubuntu no longer boots, Windows boots just fine but ...
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Lenovo z510 hardware query

Here are the details of my Lenovo z510 machine: Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB) Operating system: Windows 8.1 64 Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and 13.10 (64 bit) along-side Windows 7 and windows 8 from USB

I use laptop Acer Aspire 4738. I try many solutions: First: I have Windows 7 - 64 bit, want install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso, use USB creat tools: ...
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Deleted Windows Boot files

I have a reasonably simple problem, but finding the answer proves quite difficult, so I hope you guys can help me. I had a system with three drives: one with Ubuntu, one with Windows and another one ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GRUB cannot see Windows 8.1, boot-repair fails

In my machine I have Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD and Windows 8.1 installed on an HDD, I can boot just fine into either if I select it's drive to boot from BIOS. This is inconvenient and I would like to be ...
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Problem when downloading ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to install 14.04 on my computer (dual boot). I am new to Linux and I really don't want to loose my windows OS. Any advise would be appreciated. I got this error message "no root file ...
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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Adding another Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu to my computer with the install DVD. I have 2 hard drives - (1) 500 GB with windows 7, and (1) 160 GB with nothing. I installed Ubuntu to a 40 GB partition on the secondary drive. ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 8 [duplicate]

So I've been looking around for an answer, and I can't seem to find anything resolved in terms of the problem I'm having. Here's the deal, I have an ASUS laptop that has Windows 8 preinstalled on it. ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside Win 7

I m trying to install Ubuntu on my hp laptop which he has Win 7. I followed the steps for installing but got some problems now, like I don't have the option to "install-alongside-windows ". Also I ...
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How to format unallocated space in ubuntu?

I was installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my laptop. I installed Ubuntu and during installation by mistake formatted my D drive. I installed ubuntu but now I have the remaining free unallocated ...
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Problem with partitions! [on hold]

SPANISH: Hola buenas:) El otro dia me decidi instalar elementary os una distribucion basada en linux,hice una particion desde windows entonces al instalar le dije de instalarla junto a windows os y ...
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Complications With Dual Boot Of Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI

I have been all over the entire askubuntu.com trying to find a solution to my present issue but none has brought any joy, so I gave up and just had to post this. I have an HP Envy M6 pre-installed ...
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want to recover windows partition & data after installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS

i was using windows 7 previously. Then i have tried to install UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. I have selected option "install ubuntu alongside window7". but after installation all drive disappeared. I have ...
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Windows is protecting himself

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. It is dualbooting alongside with windows 8. The computer is a VAIO SVE151G17M and they are booting from the EFI partition. Now the problem: When I start my ...
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Restore GRUB from Windows or from USB

I had a dual boot Win XP - Ubuntu. I deleted XP and I installed Win 7. Now, GRUB doesn't exist anymore. I made a live usb with ubuntu to repair grub, but usb doesn't boot(i used it in past to install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Failure on 2012 MBP - Missing Operating System

everyone. This is my first time posting on AskUbuntu, and I'm really hoping I can get some help. Background: I had a dual boot partition of OS X Mavericks and Windows 8 on my 2012 Macbook Pro. I've ...
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Adding an additional hdd to my PC in addition to SSD and external hdd

I've installed Win 7 on internal 128-gb SSD; Next I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on 1 TB external HDD with dual boot. Now I want to add one 1 TB internal HDD and install Ubuntu 14.04 on it with dual ...
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'Windows boot manager' option on Grub

I wanted to try ubuntu on my laptop without installing it, so I thought that installing the “ubuntu CD boot helper” would be useful; I installed it on windows 8 and, after that, everytime I turned the ...
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How do I dual-boot Elementary OS with Ubuntu 14.04? [on hold]

I don't know how to make partitions, so I need a little help. I can't find anything that uses 14.04 either, only 13 and 12.
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After installing ubuntu my pc still boots straight to windows 8.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 and everything went fine with the installation. I followed this guide ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Have read all the questions posted here, as well as tried for 3 days now

I'm really sorry to bother everyone. I almost always find my answer on these forums, but it's been 3 days now and I've read dozens of askUbuntu posts and tried all sorts of different things to no ...
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Dual boot drive question

I am about to install Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows 8. Currently I have 3 drives installed. Windows is currently installed on a 74GB raptor drive, and then I have a 300GB raptor drive, and a ...
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Linux User Group in Ventura County, CA [on hold]

(I hope this webpage allows me to ask this...) Anybody in Ventura County, CA (93010) can come if they want to, to the Linux User Group in Camarillo. Jsut contact me at troysweeney@programmer.net or ...
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my ubuntu is slow after boot problems, how can I repair it?

I have finally installed my ubuntu through wubi on dual boot with win 7, installed update and first problems shows, I had problem with booting so I use boot repair and then I have problem with ...
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Can I install Windows after Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about if Windows can be installed after Ubuntu like a Dual Boot thing... Please tell me if its possible.. without losing any Ubuntu files Anyway I'm a new to Ubuntu
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Dual Boot - no choice on boot, only Windows 8 booting

I've installed 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8, but there is no possibility to choose Ubuntu when it starts. Windows 8 is directly started. Can you help me ?
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Windows XP problems booting though GRUB

On my PC I've just installed Windows XP along Win 7, Lubuntu and Debian (Windows and Linux are on separate HDDs) after sorting out some boot issues I tried to load Windows though GRUB 2 (Debian ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I was trying to make a dual boot on my Acer Travelmate P253-MG with Windows 8 preinstalled... I tried using ubuntu 14.04 LTS cd and live usb using all totorial that a found on the internet but its not ...
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I don't understand this problem when I try to mount my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu 14.04, please help me mount it [duplicate]

I am a new user to Ubuntu Linux. My data which I saved using Windows in a separate data partition which is in the NTFS file system, is not mounting properly in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The error message ...
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Lost windows8 Partitions after attempting Ubuntu installation

I have a windows 8 machine on which tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 - While installing it did not detect Windows OS and asked me if I can erase the disk and install fresh Ubuntu...Rejected it and ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted off of dual boot alongside windows, can no longer login

Okay so one of my friends went ahead and deleted the Ubuntu partition in her dual boot (it booted alongside windows). Now she can't log in. She didn't send me any screen shots or anything so I have no ...
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Installing windowsxp alongside dual boot system already having ubuntu and windows 7

I already have a dual boot system with a grub boot loader. I want to install a windowsxp os. How do I modify grub boot loader after installing windows xp in a partition.... So that grub includes ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm pretty new to using Ubuntu and I've been trying to dual boot my computer with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I currently have windows 7 running on my laptop. My laptop is an HP envy 15t. When I go to dual ...
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Unable to get back Windows 7 partition entry in Grub2 Ubuntu 12.04

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system along with Windows 7, running perfectly. Then I upgraded to 14.04 and many things in many things went wrong so I decided to format just my Ubuntu partition ...
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Dual booting; Boot drive

I am about to buy a laptop with a 128GB msata (upgrade possible) and a 1TB hdd. My question is if i partition the msata 64/64 (win 8/ubuntu) and split the hdd in half as the storage for the 2 ...
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Is there any way to run executable programs on windows in ubuntu?

I have a dual boot system comprising of u untu 14.04 and windows. Now when I log into Ubuntu I have access to my windows files and folders as well. Some of the files like documents and images work ...
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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how to install other operation systems without live cd

recently i have problem that not letting me installing windows 7 or even windows xp on my laptop . it always end up with bsod . i try from dvd disk and pendisk . try to changes the iso source but ...
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Stuck on Grub Rescue

Ok, I know there are lots of answer on that topic, but I've been trying to get out of that for ages with no luck. What happened was that, I had an Ubuntu 14.04 in one partition and windows 7 in ...
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Stuck on GRUB repair in Ubuntu 13.10 Windows 8.1 dual boot

I am trying Ubuntu 13.10 Windows 8.1 dual boot. I'm done installing Ubuntu but stuck on boot repair. On booting from the boot repair disk, it shows two options in the boot menu: 1.EFI Device which is ...
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Cooperative running of Ubuntu and Windows

I have Windows 8.1 running on my laptop (i7, 16 GB RAM) and I am thinking about migrating to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I will still need Windows for years or even for ever as Windows is the working ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu Dual boot broken

I once had a working dual boot working on my computer. I had windows 7 and ubuntu running and I only had to select which system to start when starting my computer. After updating ubuntu though, the ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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How do i install dual boot on Computer from USB stick?

as the question says... My disc drive is broken and wont open at all so i want install/dual boot Windows8 and Ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick , how do i acomplish this?
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Recover deleted Windows Partitions after formatting it as ext4 for Ubuntu installation [on hold]

I just did a mistake by reformatting the whole Hard-Drive as Ext4 when trying to install Ubuntu on the PC along with my Windows 8. However, in the Ubuntu installation process, I reformatted the whole ...