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1answer
21 views

Disk partitions for Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual boot

I had Windows 7 previously. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and installed it (from USB). Actually, I created a separate 40GB disk partition for Ubuntu. But nowhere during the ...
0
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2answers
200 views

Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
0
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1answer
237 views

14.04 - grub rescue: no such device

I have decided to retry installing Ubuntu when 14.04 came out... and I doomed my computer again. I have Windows 7 installed, and I followed this guide to dual boot. After installation, I see the GRUB ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Read Error and grub rescue

My Dell inspiron 7420 laptop had windows7(home preimium) and ubuntu 13.04 gnome i386 dual boot, and since 4 months i started getting this Read error on boot up or sometimes even error no such ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Ubuntu 12.04.4 dual-boot menu missing

i shrinked my E: drive and made a free space, i choosed "install ubuntu alongside windows 7", it installed on the free space, installing finsished but i dont have the grub menu, but ubuntu is ...
0
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1answer
28 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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0answers
12 views

Can Ubuntu 12.04 be uninstalled on a dual-boot (Windows 7) machine without the Windows OS disc? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB via the Pen Drive Linux Installer. At this time, my only use for this OS is to complete homework assignments for a college class on programming/systems development. I ...
1
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2answers
32 views

Boot repair problems?

I have a windows 8 laptop (Compaq CQ45) I uninstalled 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. But know I installed windows 7. I cant get it on start-up to ask me what I would like to do. How can ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Choosing which hard drive to boot from [on hold]

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
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0answers
15 views

Cannot boot from hard drive or access Bios after win 7 deletion

I have a problem with my Asus laptop. Here is my situation: I have windows 7 installed when I bought the laptop. Then I installed win 8 dual boot with Ubuntu on a logical drive (extended from C ...
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0answers
6 views

migrate windows 7 installed in virtualbo to drive partition for mainboot [on hold]

ok so i just installed Ubuntu on a new pc build and for some strange reason i couldn't get the copy of windows installed properly .... usb boot / blank disc / drivedroid i mean nothing was working. so ...
0
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0answers
21 views

I need to skip the Grub menu on a dual-boot system [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, but I share the computer with my family who use Windows 7, so I want to skip the GRUB menu and allow to boot to Windows automatically, and to enter the GRUB only if I ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Is it safe to install the boot loader on /dev/sda, and install Ubuntu on /dev/sdb?

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my computer. The Windows 7 OS is installed on the SSD. If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on the HDD, but select the SSD as the boot loader location, and since Ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Urgent! Grub error: no such device [closed]

I've been using Windows on my new computer for about 3 days, and now I decided to install Ubuntu. Now, I keep seeing the no such device error when trying to boot it up. I made a dumb decision and ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Help. installed ubuntu and now my computer won't boot. says can't find device

Computer is Dell Inspiron n5110 with i5 processor 320gb drive 200gb second drive 4gb ram and windows 7. Install was side by side but now I can't boot either. I get Grub Rescue prompt (whatever that ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Ubuntu Dual Boot

Is it safe to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung NC-110 netbook from a liveUSB, or does it have UEFI problems? I'd like to install Ubuntu alongside my current Windows 7 OS, but I googled "problems dual ...
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votes
0answers
23 views

Not showing choice of operating system at startup (12.04) - Ukranian [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and updates (without any problems) using a flash drive (USB Live), I can not understand how to run this version. (Previously) I had two OS's: Ubuntu and Win7. Now I have ...
0
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0answers
56 views

Lost windows boot option after running boot repair

I've just installed Trusty alongside Windows 7. I'd added a 50 GB ext4 partition on sda3 and 36 GB swap on sda4. An Ubuntu boot option didn't show up, so I downloaded and ran boot repair, installing ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Lenovo y580, Windows 7 and Ubuntu (i Hope so…)

I love Ubuntu so I wanted to have one on my laptop. I have Lenovo Y580 with Core i3-3310m version. I have Windows 7 (for my work, unfortunetly) but I also wanted to have Ubuntu. My first attempt to go ...
0
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1answer
69 views

Serious installation problems

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop installer, extracted it and ran the wubi.exe as an administrator. An error window opened, saying: "The ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Can't boot win7 after installing ubuntu 12.04 how can i restore my win7?

I use flash disk to install my ubuntu 12.04 under win7 system, however i made a stupid mistake when I later know that I cant choose install ubuntu alongside with win7 (should choose advanced mode), ...
1
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2answers
168 views

Windows is not load from GRUB

So I installed ubuntu. And a little time it continues - i could to load windows from grub, and all was right. But something happened and now when I choose Windows 7 x64 on my grub list It says that ...
0
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1answer
69 views

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer does not recognize Windows 7

I have been struggling with this for about 10 days with no luck. So after numerous installs of both OSs I now feel I need some help. I know there are many versions of this question posted already but ...
0
votes
2answers
60 views

Install Ubuntu on Second Internal Drive fully seperate from Windows

Let's say I have Drive C:, and Drive D:. Drive C: has Windows 7 on it, and Drive D: is currently completely empty. I would like to install Ubuntu on Drive D: without adding a bootloader/GRUB to the ...
9
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2answers
97 views

Is it possible to hibernate Ubuntu and run secondary OS?

Is it possible to: hibernate Ubuntu, run secondary OS (say Windows 7), shut down secondary OS, resume hibernated Ubuntu, or not? Ubuntu should (AFAIK) hibernate to SWAP partition, which is not ...
0
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2answers
32 views

windows partition deletion and adding it to ubunu

hie,I have installed ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7. I'v deleted one of my windows drive (E:) through some app "disks" in ubuntu.But as i do 'create a new partition' with type chosen as ext4.It ...
1
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0answers
66 views

How to add ubuntu 13.10 to windows boot manager when easyBCD will not work?

Basically I am having difficulty adding Ubuntu to my windows boot manager. I have downloaded easyBCD and followed the steps to add it yet it insists that the files are not there. Here are the steps ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Ubuntu install option “Install alongside Windows 7” is missing

I have installed Windows 7 and now I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. While doing the installation, after some steps I am not getting the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option in the ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Ubuntu not seeing Windows 7 in bootloader

While I was installing Ubuntu I unplugged my Windows 7 HDD so I wouldn't accidentally partition it. I installed Ubuntu, shut off my computer, plugged back the HDD, rebooted (and using the BIOS boot ...
1
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2answers
84 views

No os detected after Ubuntu install

New to linux and trying to set up everything. So i had Win 7 before, i made a partition for win, it created smaller one for its data, around 100 mb. And a partition for linux that I will use later. So ...
1
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0answers
19 views

How to prevent my Windows on the other HDD from being added to the boot menu when doing update-grub?

It seems that when sometimes I do apt-get upgrade, update-grub is automatically invoked. My problem is that I have two HDDs on my laptop/PC. Ubuntu, as well as a 64-bit Windows 8.1, is installed on ...
1
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2answers
34 views

Opening Ubuntu partition in Windows 7

I'm curious, is it possible to be logged on to my windows 7 partition, then from there also use Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, say through a window or something along those lines? Because I have all of ...
0
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5answers
58 views

Unable to boot into Windows after deleting Window entry in boot menu.

I installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. After a reboot, my computer booted into Windows 7. I used EasyBCD to add an Ubuntu boot menu entry, and after rebooting there were 2 choices for me: Windows and ...
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4answers
59 views

After boot-repair “Please install an operating system on your hard disk”

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7. Because I could only boot Windows 7 I started Ubuntu live again from the DVD and ran boot repair. Now the Computer is not able to boot anything. The ...
0
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0answers
37 views

I got ubuntu 13.10 just the way I like, how can I dual boot windows 7 without messing with ubuntu? [duplicate]

So I guess I need to set up a "dual boot" but when I do my research on google, all I get is how to install Ubuntu on windows. I already have ubuntu 13.10. I love it. I'm going to be using it for 90% ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB

I intially had Windows XP. Later I got Windows 7 and after that Ubuntu 13.04. Then i thought of getting rid of XP part. So I used the DiskPart utility and deleted that partition. But when i tried to ...
1
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0answers
18 views

Can't Install to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and windows 7, says “Restart to continue”

I can't install ubuntu because it says "restart to continue" on the selection "Install Ubuntu inside FreeDOS". How do you solve this kind of problem? AFAIK that should be "Install Ubuntu alongside ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

How to remove Ubuntu partition from Windows 7? Which partition is it? [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here: How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?, and I've used the advice that was posted. However, I still can't figure out which of ...
0
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1answer
102 views

Install of Ubuntu 13.10

I am running an HP Pavilion dv7 laptop with 2 hard drives (sda, sdb). I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on sdb, at present I have Windows 7 64bit booting on sda. My question is: If I install 13.10 ...
0
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0answers
54 views

Dual Boot problem with windows 7 64bit and ubuntu 12.04.4 32bit

I've tried to install ubuntu 12.04.4 on my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit preinstalled Sony Vaio S Series laptop (VPCS116FH). The problem is my laptop reboot when i choose "install ubuntu alongside with ...
2
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0answers
61 views

Ubuntu 12.04.4 boot problem with Windows 7 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 on a separate partition with Windows 7 as my Primary OS (installed first) I let Ubuntu do the distribution of the partition under the "Install Side-by-side" option When ...
0
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0answers
16 views

How can I wirte the GNU GRUB boot CD in Hard Disk

I could not have dual boot in my hard disk. when I fix the hard disk for dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu using EasyBCD dont boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when I fix the hard disk for dual boot Ubuntu / Windows ...
0
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0answers
41 views

Dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu without bootable USB or CD

I want to dual boot my system. I have already installed windows 7 on my computer. Now I want to install ubuntu as the second OS of my system. I know the procedure to do it using a bootable USB or a cd ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Booting a real physical Win7 installation as Xen guest

So far I have achieved booting a physical installation of Win7 on internal hdd from Ubuntu USB HDD in both KVM and VB/VMware virtual machines using raw disk access. Windows runs without any amendments ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Ubuntu can't see my Windows 7 ! and the Disk Drive is UNALLOCATED?

I have a Fujitsu laptop and I can't install Ubuntu because Ubuntu cannot find the Partitions of my Disk Drive! It said "UNALLOCATED" of my Disk Drive "500 GB", and no partition appears. But I actually ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

I updated from 13.04 to 13.10, and now Ubuntu won't boot at all

I think something must have gone wrong with the update process from 13.04 to 13.10, as I now have duplicate entries for each option in my boot menu when I turn on my computer. When I attempt to boot ...
0
votes
2answers
98 views

Windows 7 Install USB won't boot after installing Ubuntu

I have replaced Windows 8 with Ubuntu 13.10 and now I am trying to install Windows 7 from a USB but it won't boot. When I choose to boot from my USB it gives an error: This is not a bootable device. ...
0
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3answers
42 views

Wondering if I could use Ubuntu Server as a backup server for my windows?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu as a WindowsDualBoot and the WindowsDualBoot guide says that I need to do a backup. I was thinking of using the Ubuntu Server as a backup hosting but I'm not so sure. I ...
1
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0answers
82 views

Windows 7 hangs at grub's purple screen when dual booting

I have installed a new laptop (Lenovo Z510) for dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 64 bit. After several trials it now works, but I have a strange effect. I always enter the Grub purple screen ...
0
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1answer
79 views

Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual-boot with shared data partition

I have a laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on an Intel Core i5 processor. The laptop has 4 GB RAM and a 640 GB hard drive. I would like to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration such ...