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Problem while Dual booting windows 8 pro with Ubuntu 13.10

I have a HP Pavilion-15-n004tx laptop. It supports UEFI. However when i installed Windows 8 on it, i disabled the UEFI and installed the Windows in Legacy BIOS mode. I wanted to dual boot it with ...
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Completely messed up grub/efi/gpt dual boot

I seem to have almost entirely screwed up my machine. I was attempting to install an ubuntu liveusb to my external hdd, but in the process I messed up my internal setup. The external one works ;) ...
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1answer
94 views

Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8

I'm attempting to dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already had Win8 installed and have Ubuntu installed, and when booting I am given the option to boot either Win8 or Ubuntu, but when I click ...
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0answers
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unable to run windows and ubuntu in single mode

To start from beginning, I brought a Laptop with pre-installed windows 8. later updated to 8.1 . But i love ubuntu very much. previously, i tried installing earlier versions of ubuntu. It had problem ...
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1answer
169 views

dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working [duplicate]

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: ...
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0answers
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Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
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2answers
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UEFI install UBUNTU 14.04 Along Windows 8 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I have a preinstalled windows 8.1 with secure boot on. i installed ubuntu 14.04 in uefi after which it showed the boot menu for first time, then i booted into windows and then when i started the pc ...
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1answer
84 views

14.04 not detecting windows 8

First time I get ubuntu to load up without having to change secure boot, uefi, but it doesn't detect my preinstalled windows 8 on the hard drive. The option to install alongside windows isn't ...
0
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1answer
97 views

Kubuntu 14.04: i686 version to run on Win8 64bit laptop?

Am existing Kubuntu user. I am about to install Kubuntu 14.04 on a new(ish) Dell Inspirion 17 7000. Its currently running Windows 8.0 64bit, so I presume its in UEFI mode. I'd like to keep Win8 on it ...
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0answers
41 views

GRUB menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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1answer
33 views

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot Problems?

How do I get drivers for my Compaq CQ45 laptop, I need lan drivers and i have already fixed wifi on both partitions. Also how do I get the options to select ubuntu and W7, it automatically boots to ...
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1answer
78 views

dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [closed]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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1answer
55 views

Installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on Samsung series 5

I want to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04.4 LTS on my samsung NP300-E5X-S02IN laptop but I have heard a lot about the bricking problems in samsung laptops (probably because of problems in UEFI boot ...
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1answer
33 views

Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
0
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1answer
142 views

Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
0
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0answers
76 views

Errors after installing UEFI Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot with Windows 8 64-bit

This is a possible duplicate question, but I wanted to ask for more opinions to proceed further, because I am not exactly a linux-guru, just an average user. I have a new ASUS x550LA notebook with ...
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0answers
155 views

cant install ubuntu on new asus g series laptop

I can't seem to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.10 on my new Asus G750JM-DS71 gaming laptop. I've been using Linux and Ubuntu for my professional work for years and I've never run into such a ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I read all other posts related with this topic.but i didn't get correct answer.My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx.i tried to install linux os from USB after i got it.it wasn't work.so i founded some ways ...
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1answer
86 views

Impossible to install Ubuntu alongside windows - no solution found

So here's the deal : I can't install Ubuntu alongside windows 8, the option doesn't show. Now before you redirect me to some other answer, please keep reading as I've done my own research and already ...
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0answers
46 views

grub rescue mode, “ error file /boot /grub/i386-pc/norma.mod not found” [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop ENVY m6, with 8 Gb of RAM and a 750 Gb HDD. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and I installed Ubuntu 13.04. It worked fine but after upgrading Ubuntu to 13.10 my laptop fails ...
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1answer
35 views

How do I reinstall ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro 11,3 to avoid problems

I do a lot of scientific programming and data visualization. My intention is to have a Mac partition, an ubuntu partition, and a free partition should I choose to install Windows 7 later. It would ...
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2answers
71 views

No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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1answer
53 views

update-grub always removing windows EFI entry

My laptop (Vaio SVS1312C5E) always seems to start the Microsoft/... entry in the EFI partition if it exists. I can make ubuntu boot by mounting the EFI partition and renaming the Microsoft/ folder to ...
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1answer
98 views

Acer aspire V3-571 UEFI and fast boot issues

I have windows 8.1, and I want to give ubuntu a go. I started looking at a few dual boot guides and tried disabling fast boot and switching to legacy BIOS. When looking for fastboot setting, i went ...
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39 views

gpt partitions for windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot on 4TB HDD (UEFI MB)

I have an empty HDD with 4TB capacity. I am trying to create the gpt partitions using GParted so I can install windows 7 and ubuntu. What I want is to be able to utilize the entire 4TB space. I want ...
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1answer
55 views

Ubuntu 12.04 no longer boots on Toshiba Satellite after Windows upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5372, which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I succeeded to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it (intending to dual-boot), but the UEFI refused to recognize it and went to ...
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1answer
235 views

UEFI and “reserved bios boot area”

I purchased an new notebook wich 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 ...
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1answer
74 views

Ubuntu 12.04 boot-repair gets in infinite loop

I am attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1, but I am unable to run a LiveUSB without turning on legacy mode first. In legacy mode I was able to install. I planned to fix the legacy ...
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0answers
50 views

Dual Boot enabling and desabling secure boot

I had windows 8.1 in the SSD of my notebook with UEFI. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in the HD. After rebooting, the PC went directly to windows. I boot into the live cd of ubuntu and executed ...
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1answer
93 views

How to get Ubuntu installer to sense Windows 8.1 as an OS [duplicate]

When I go to install Ubuntu so I can dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite C55 the Ubuntu installer does not sense My pre-installed windows 8. I referred to these guides: UEFI ...
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2answers
131 views

Can't boot to Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

First of all, I know a lot of people has asked this question, but after revising a lot of questions, I didn't find my answer so I ask here because I'm desesperated and I need a solution... Here's my ...
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2answers
140 views

System BIOS doesn't show Ubuntu as boot option after installation?

After trying and failing many times to create a bootable USB, I finally managed to create one using Universal USB Installer from PenDriveLinux.com. I created a bootable USB with Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit ...
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1answer
62 views

Windows 8 missing from GRUB menu

I have windows 8 preinstalled on my laptop. Initially I installed Ubuntu 12 LTS but I coudnt boot it with UEFI enabled, on using boot-repair it told me that this version of ubuntu is not supported by ...
0
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1answer
44 views

What will happen with ubuntu if I reinstall windows 8.1

The title pretty much sums up the question. I'm using windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04 in dualboot and now something in windows 8.1 broke and by the looks of it I may have to refresh/reinstall it. ...
0
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1answer
35 views

grub EFI bootup order

I have two versions of Linux installed in different partitions on a 2013 iMac and I'm using rEFInd to perform the initial booting, which then starts up the grub EFI binary that lives on a dedicated ...
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1answer
42 views

How do I remove or reinstall Ubuntu in Windows 8 UEFI dual when Ubuntu is set as default?

NOTE: It is a UEFI dual boot with Windows 8 AND Ubuntu GRUB is set as default bootman. I am looking to do a reinstall of Ubuntu since I accidentally apt-get removed system packages. I cannot drop to ...
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1answer
108 views

Would Ubuntu 13.10 work on unallocated space with Windows 8.1?

I've not been able to find this answer anywhere else. Are you able to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on unallocated space? I did this with Windows 7, but I had to cover all of those ...
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320 views

Install Ubuntu along Windows 8 with UEFI (can't get to installation screen)

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8 for three days now. I have a simple notebook with no CD/DVD drive, so I am using a USB stick for it and I used the recommended usb boot creator ...
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0answers
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error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub rescue [duplicate]

info Can anybody see what the problem is? To partition a new laptop which had windows 8. Think I do not have a partition for the boot but not sure. Used boot recovery cd and boot repair. Could it ...
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0answers
180 views

Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 - getting efi disk read error

I am new to this dual booting and Linux thing. At first I got pre-installed Windows 8 Laptop with UEFI thing ( I heard its mess for dual booting ) I wanted to try Linux and its pretty cool :) I ...
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2answers
82 views

Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
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1answer
55 views

How to boot windows 8 with ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new at ubuntu i have a Sony notebook whit pre. Installed windows 8, and ubuntu studio 13.10, and can only boot ubuntu i put up the grub to sda3, and mount the windows 8 partition to boot whit g ...
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0answers
32 views

Enable Ubuntu with uefi

Warning: complete noob here. Okay, so I bought a laptop (Dell) with Windows 8 preinstalled. Now it's on 8.1 and after a LOT of reading, I have installed ubuntu 13.10 by 1) creating a live usb, 2) ...
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1answer
88 views

Dual Boot Problems Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre- installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot i get following error. error: unknown command ´drivemap'error: invalid EFI filepath I ...
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0answers
19 views

Occasional lockup after boot

Firstly I apologise if this is a duplicate of another question - I have seen many on a similar theme but not with these exact symptoms: dual-boot machine ( HP Envy ) running Ubuntu 13.1 64-bit ( ...
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1answer
71 views

Windows 8 crashed after ubuntu 12.04

Windows 8: I had windows 8 on my laptop - lenovo G500 essential, 1TB hard disk. I shrinked C drive and obtained 435GB as unallocated space. BIOS: I disabled secure boot and enabled uefi. Installing ...
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2answers
56 views

Skipping rEFInd menu after Option+Command+P+R and going straight to grub

I used Option+Command+P+R to try and fix a sleep issue in OSX. From there I'm a little confused about what happened but I ended up in a mac recovery mode (offering to reinstall OSX), which I tried to ...
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207 views

How to fix “smpboot: Booting Node 0, processors #1” - will coreboot or UEFI help?

I am running a dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 13.10 on a HP dv7t-4100 PC, with grub2 reinstalled through boot-repair in Linux. Occasionally I cannot boot into Linux - and even have trouble in Windows. ...
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2answers
108 views

How to reinstall Ubuntu with UEFI in a correct way?

I decided to migrate from Ubuntu 13.10 to 12.04 LTS, so I have downloaded .iso image and wrote it to my USB-stick. During the installation, on a stage of partitioning hard drive, I met one problem. I ...
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1answer
129 views

Dual Booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Win 8 problems [closed]

Before I begin : I have read many of the questions and solutions available here and on other sites to no avail. I hope I am not asking a duplicate question, but I am an admitted Linux novice. My ...