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Installing Windows 10 alongside with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am asking this question to start a discussion about the possibilities of installing Windows 10 alongside with a currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and to share the experiences that can be useful to ...
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Mac OS X and Ubuntu Dual Boot without USB or disc?

I am currently following this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I ahve downloaded rEFIt and I'm at the step where it wants me to insert a USB ...
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Messy GRUB after upgrade to windows 10

I was a bit unconfortable with GRUB when upgrading to windows 10. First of all, before upgrading I was dual booting Ubuntu/Windows 7. For the reason everybody know, we have two lines (sda1 and sda 2) ...
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Help with botched 14.04 LTS dual boot install/Auto-boot grub fails to get into windows 8.1

First-time poster here, sorry if the title isn't written well(suggestions welcome) System specs(if helpful): AMD 750k processor Asrock FM2A55M-HD+ mobo Seagate 1TB SSHD(hd0) WD 320GB HDD(hd1) 8gb ...
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Security of dual boot with W XP [on hold]

2 Questions: Concerned about no antivirus for XP. Is my router firewall enough security so I don't get a virus? Or do I need additional protection like virtualbox or dual boot? I don't want to kill ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a second hard drive [on hold]

I am wanting to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and Linux Mint 17.2. I have a custom built PC, that I built with 2 hard drives (500 GB w/ Ubuntu 14.04 and a 250 GB that will have Linux Mint on it) and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 USB installation drive not recognized during boot(Dell Latitude D630)

Ubuntu 14.04 USB flash drive isn't recognized during boot. I have had a bunch of hardware failures this week and I am down to a hybrid image laptop harddrive with mint 12 installed on it to boot as ...
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Lenovo z510 ubuntu + windows [duplicate]

I need to install ubuntu on my windows 8.1 and I need so I can load at startup or windose laptop or Ubuntu, so I tried it already seems to me it is not correctly installed, and download it into my ...
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GRUB is not letting me switch to Windows 8. Dual boot process. Ubuntu 15.04

So today I just tried to do a Dual Boot with my Windows 8 desktop computer. I followed these instructions At the start, I made a 200Gb partition from my 1TB hard drive. I booted Ubuntu 15.04 by ...
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Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know if when I install Ubuntu and keep Windows I can Delete windows later. My English is not the best one, so I´ll be grateful is you use easy words.
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu on External HD, Switching Boot Order on Windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10. Smashing. Since there are some privacy things I don't like about Windows 10, I wanted to install Ubuntu as well for a sort of Dual-Boot setup to learn ...
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Dual boot not working (unable to load Windows) on ubuntu

I am new to linux(ubuntu) and have installed it while following different blog posts and stuff to keep my Windows installed and I hope it is. I selected Something else option while installing but now ...
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How to fix/diagnose this problem: outlook.com does not load in Linux (all browsers)?

Same machine. If boot with Windows 7, outlook.com loads, any browser, I use Firefox most of the time. If boot with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits), outlook.com does not load, blank page, no error ...
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No audio with newest model HP Spectre x360 (4101-dx)

I dual-booted Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 10. There is a known issue with the audio in linux on this computer: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1441852 The older models that ...
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time problem in dual boot in windows 7 while ubuntu 14.04 shows correct time

i am using dual boot..windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04.earlier i hav a time problem in both ubuntu and windows but in ubuntu i did UTC=no in edit /etc/default/rcS.after this ubuntu shows correct time while ...
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Cannot delete partition in GParted

I created a new partition (/dev/sda4) in GParted which was going to be for Ubuntu, alongside Windows7 (/dev/sda3). When I clicked apply all operations I cancelled it half way through and the partition ...
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How to partition hard drive for ubuntu?

All the help/tutorials out there tell me that I should get an option to partition the hard drive for me. This didn't happen and so I'm using the 'try ubuntu without installing' option and using ...
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Have localhost with dual boot (Windows/Ubuntu) share htdocs & mysql databases with XAMPP

I just got a new machine with dual boot Ubuntu+Windows 8.1 and set up a localhost using XAMPP in a way that allows me to edit and preview the files on both OSes (so htdocs and mysql databases have to ...
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How to add Kali linux as third Os (to triple boot) over Ubuntu and Win8 [on hold]

Currently im having a dual boot PC. i installed ubuntu 'alongside' windows 8 and now im using its grub for swap. Now i want to install Kali linux as third OS and i want to make a triple boot with ...
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Will upgrading to windows 10 affect my dual boot?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I would like my Ubuntu to be untouched. How do I go about it?
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub and boot-repair doesn't help

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my partitioned laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub no longer appeared on boot so I ran boot-repair from an Ubuntu liveUSB. This didn't ...
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Ubuntu installations

I have win 8.1 preinstalled.I installed ubuntu in a drive.but during the booting it is not asking which os is to boot and autometically win is booting.please help me.I am using hp laptop with ...
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How to create a separate /boot partition after installation when dual booting?

I dual boot Arch Linux and Ubuntu. I have the following partition setup: Here sda1 is where Ubuntu is installed, Arch on sda2. New Partition #2 is the proposed /boot. sda4 is a common home for both ...
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Facing problem in dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 with window 8.1 on my leptop of lenovo G500 BIOS based

I buy a laptop of Lenovo G500(4GB ram, 500GB HDD and quick heal total security licence antivirus) of BIOS mode. I install window 8.1 crack version and i want to install Ubuntu as dual boot. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Solving Grub Rescue! Error: no such partition

This problem was due to resizing my windows partition. #I some how solved this problem by doing set root=(hd0,msdos3) prefix=(hd0,msdos3)/boot/grub insmode normal normal but the problem is ...
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ubuntu no longer starting in secure mode

I had a working dual boot system, Kubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 - after an update 3-4 weeks ago, Ubuntu wont boot when secure mode is enabled. I get an error message "Invalid Signature Detected. Check ...
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USB 3.0 PCI-e card not working

I looked around but I couldn't really find a fix for this. I have this pci-e card, it works perfectly fine in Windows 8.1 (which I am dual booting with Ubuntu 15.04 -both are 64bit-). However in ...
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Windows 7 wont boot from grub

Just installed ubuntu mate on my machine at work, as a dual boot. (was planning on keeping windows, as i have to occasionally write c#) although I'm a Linux user. Grub will boot into ubuntu fine but ...
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Installing Ubuntu woes (2x SSD in RAID 0 & 1x HDD)

I have unsuccessfully been attempting to install Ubuntu over the last few days. The only thing I have accomplished was corrupting my windows installation and having to recover it. What I know: I ...
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Dual boot windows 8 - ubuntu ; upgrading to windows 10

I decided to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 10. During the installation process, the computer rebooted and I got into the grub console, without having my usual menu. I was able to proceed to the ...
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Do I need to reformat? Win 8 > Dual Boot > Ubuntu

I currently am running Windows 8, and want to set up a dual boot with Ubuntu, but I don't want to have to reformat and lose all my Windows files and settings. How do I go about setting up my first ...
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How to dual boot with 15.04 and Windows 10?

I already have a dual boot going on with Windows 8. I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10, but I wasn't sure if it would screw up my dual boot somehow.
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GRUB wont recognize ubuntu

I just have installed ubuntu and than red hat linux enterprise after it and now my GRUB menu just shows Red Hat and when I insert Ubuntu disc and try to install it it says Ubuntu is already installed ...
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Uninstall ubuntu 14 using windows 7 recivery dsk

I am novice to ubuntu. I had dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu on separate partitions. Somehow I managed to corrupt my windows 7 and started to run system recovery using recovery disk. The recovery ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition

Lubuntu view: Windows view: I want to expand my current Lubuntu partition to use up all the free space left. However, Lubuntu doesn't differ between the real Windows partition and free space. ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 Ubuntu14.04 problem

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find a solution that worked for me. I recently got a new laptop with Windows 8.1. I added an SSD and installed Windows 8.1 on that ...
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how to install window with Ubuntu already installed. dual boot

i have Ubuntu installed in my laptop and now i want to installed windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu. I am trying to installed windows using a Boot-able USB drive but it is not shown in boot manager. please ...
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“Error: Invalid signature” when configuring dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10

After installing the Windows 10 upgrade on my laptop, it ruined the grub boot manager, and I could only boot in windows 10. I fixed the boot manager using a live cd with the boot-repair tool, but it ...
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fail to load - grub rescue>

I had dualboot with windows and linux, I tried to change size of windows C: volume and after reboot, it doesn't load ends with grub rescue shell. If I trun on UEFI boot in BIOS it ends with "No ...
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Internet problem in Ubuntu 14.04.2

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 8 and I'm having problems with the internet connection in Ubuntu. In Windows 8 works perfectly fine but in Ubuntu it doesn't. Well, I'm a noob in ...
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On a dual boot computer, will it harm Ubuntu installation if I upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10?

I currently dual boot my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. Now I want to give Windows 10 a try, considering the positive reviews it has been garnering. But I don't want to mess my existing ...
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How do I make my computer automatically boot into Windows instead of Ubuntu?

I have dual-OS's on my computer and when I turn it on it will automatically boot into Ubuntu. I am only able to get into Windows if I manually make a selection in what I think is grub (I am new to ...
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grub rescue cant be done

I have a new laptop with Windows 8 on it. I made a new partition and installed Ubuntu on it. For some reason I deleted the Ubuntu partition. Now upon restart I have the grub rescue screen. I've ...
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Windows 10 upgrade lead into grub rescue

I was dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu on my desktop, and today is the day they gave out free Windows 10 upgrades. How exciting! I got the update, and it was installing, and I left to go take ...
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Dual boot with windows 10 (upgrade from Win 8.1 OEM)

I have dual booted my laptop with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. Windows came as a OEM with the laptop so I didn't delete it as I paid for it and I am not using it though. I want to know if I do the ...
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How to install Windows 10 alongside with ubuntu 14.04

I just wanted to ask is it possible to install window 10 beta alongside with ubuntu 14.04 or there will be some problem(boot related). If its possible will the procedure be exactly same as installing ...
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UEFI and “reserved bios boot area”

I purchased a new notebook, which has a pre-installed Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1). Configuration: UEFI Secure Boot SSD + HDD I downloaded Kubuntu 13.10, prepared a bootable USB stick and ...