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1answer
37 views

ubuntu not shown as boot option when installed with windows 8

My laptop came pre installed with windows 7 and currently has windows 8.1 after upgradation. I installed Ubuntu on it from a usb drive by selecting a partition(not the side by side windows option). ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot problem

I have Asus X550C laptop which came with FreeDOS on it. I installed Windows 8.1 on it and then Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Then when I rebooted the system only Ubuntu was booting up. I updated grub using sudo ...
0
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0answers
11 views

How to add the entry for Windows 8 to grub [duplicate]

Thanks for your time. I have ubuntu 12.04, and reinstalled windows 8 for a few exclusive programs that work with products I have bought. I reinstalled grub-efi on my UEFI system. Everything works ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...
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0answers
18 views

Reverting the problem of unusable disk partition

While trying to install Ubuntu aside windows 8, I made a partition for my C drive and that is shown as unusable. How do i revert that? Now instead of 100 GB ,I'm able to use just 50 GB.
0
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0answers
37 views

Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
0
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3answers
81 views

Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Issues

I know tons of people have issues dual booting Linux with Windows 8 machines because of all the UEFI garbage. In fact, I had a similar issue last year. After installing Windows 8 next to Ubuntu, I ...
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votes
0answers
23 views

Dual boot menu not showing up (Windows 8 and elementary os) [closed]

I've installed elementary os on my Sony Vaio Pro alongside Windows by selecting the "Something Else". I have tried this guide (tried disabling secure boot too): ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Installing Ubuntu, I need a walkthrough for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop [duplicate]

Okay, so I followed some tutorials, but I could not get it to work still...... I just need a walkthrough or something for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop.
0
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0answers
33 views

Recived this error in grub after attempting to dual-boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

So I just received my laptop (Lenovo E545) yesterday and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8. I booted into the Ubuntu disc and selected install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It ...
1
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0answers
36 views

Dualboot with fast startup [duplicate]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. I know that if we try to use Ubuntu without disabling fast startup in Windows, the changes we made on the shared partition will get lost when we boot from Windows. ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot won't work [duplicate]

At first, Ubuntu ran fine for me after finally configuring my options to on my Windows 8 to run on non-EFI settings. However Windows would not boot. I used the boot-repair utility in hopes of fixing ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Installer hangs on “Detecting File Systems…”

I managed to completely screw up my system while trying to install Windows 8. I decided to reinstall and only format my / and /usr partition to keep my data. My installation is now hanging on ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Boot device not found after installation of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0.4

After earlier problems with a dual boot setup with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 I decided to start with a clean install of windows 8.1 and installed ubuntu after that. After the installation of Ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Windows 8.1 does not load while dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 07/19/2014

I am new to the Linux/Ubuntu world and I am interested in continuing, but from the beginning I am already having problems with dual booting a preinstalled Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

How to install Ubuntu in my Windows 8.1 (pre-installed genuine) computer?

I run Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion computer. I have not partitioned my hard-disk yet. I want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. Can anyone help me with step-by-step procedure?
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 issue

I have installed window 8.1 after cleaning my hard disk..and then installed ubuntu 14.04 with the help of ubuntu forum directions.. But after installing both, window 8.1 sometimes start and sometimes ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Can't see partitions and there is no windows 8 in grub

I had windows 8.1 on my laptop. I have installed Ubuntu 14 04 and then when I restarted the computer there was no grub. and an automatic Ubuntu loading. Then I tried boot-repair. After that there was ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Can't access Windows 8.1. in dual boot

Windows 8.1 pro was running on my PC. I booted Ubuntu 14.04. LTS for making dual boot. Everything was perfect while installing ubuntu but at the end when I restarted my comp it didn't ask me which OS ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Bios stuck on system start

When I press the power button to start my laptop stucks at black screen. To exit from this situation I have to wait about 10 sec to press CTRL + ALT + DEL and then my laptop reach at the grub ...
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votes
1answer
46 views

Black screen after accidentally deleting the `.Trash-1000` folder [closed]

I dualboot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 on my machine. I accidentally deleted the .Trash folder and all data inside. Booting back into Ubuntu I only get a black screen, but i can access to guest account ...
0
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0answers
40 views

No boot option after installing Ubuntu

I just got a new ASUS laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. When I installed Ubuntu, everything went smoothly but when I restarted it, it booted into Windows. I checked the boot options in the UEFI BIOS ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

Dual Boot Windows 8 - Ubuntu 14 : GPT destruction with GDISK, computer no more starts

I just bought a new ASUS computer with WINDOWS 8 pre-installed (so UEFI and secure boot activated) and it is no more working since I did a mistake with GDISK: I wanted to install UBUNTU alongside ...
0
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0answers
7 views

NTFS Partion still gets reset in Win8 after having changes done in Ubuntu

I already turned off the "Safe Boot" and "Fast startup" (described here). Still. I returned after several month of not using windows at all and my whole NTFS partion was completly reset to the status ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Windows boot option gone?

So I have had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu running side-by-side for the last couple of months, and both on separate hard drives. Today I turned on my computer and the option to boot into Windows was gone, ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Win8 won't open after instaling Lubuntu 14.04; infinite loop in GRUB

On my HP laptop with windows 8, I installed Lubuntu as a dual boot from a live CD. At first, I could only access grub through hitting F9-ubuntu, so I tried Boot Repair to no avail. Then I tried ...
1
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0answers
40 views

HP laptop Kubuntu/Win8 dual boot loader not working

I'm very new to Linux and this has been my first real experience with it aside from comp-sci classes. I've installed Lubuntu 14.04 alongside the stock Windows 8. To start, my laptop is an HP 2000 with ...
1
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2answers
80 views

Is disabing Secure Boot needed for Ubuntu 14.04 dual-boot with Windows 8 UEFI

I've read some guides on dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8, but all of the guides I have read are about older versions of Ubuntu. They recommend disabling Secure Boot because there is a bug in the ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Reading Windows 8.1 files from the Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried to do these steps: http://www.wikihow.com/Access-Windows-Files-in-Ubuntu but it didn't work. Then i read here that deleting the hiberfile.sys will help, but it didn’t also. Instead, when ...
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votes
2answers
48 views

I cannot boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I partitioned my Windows 8 hard drive and installed Ubuntu in one of the partitions. Now I can’t boot to Windows, in either legacy or UEFI mode. What has gone wrong?
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votes
0answers
20 views

Error while installing windows 8 along xubuntu on uefi [duplicate]

I was installing installing xubuntu when I accidentally deleted my pre-installed windows 8. To reinstall windows 8 I changed the boot mode to CSM (as windows doesnt show up in efi menu). On clicking ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Problems uninstalling Ubuntu/Grub on a Windows 8 Laptop

I have tried to uninstall Ubuntu on my dual-booted Windows 8 laptop and seem to be having issues with removing the GRUB startup thing. When it starts up, the GRUB "menu" just says, "GNU GRUB version ...
2
votes
4answers
556 views

Can't install Windows 8 on ubuntu PC [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install Windows 8 along side it. But I can't boot from any live Cd or pendrive. My laptop goes into network boot and says- insert proper boot device and press any ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Ubuntu not detecting my Windows Partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu [ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64] as Dual-boot in a my Windows 8.1 pro x64, through USB installation. But, ubuntu is not detecting the partitions which I've made for the ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

HP ProBook 4740s - Win8 OEM + Ubuntu 14.04

Is it even possible to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Win8 OEM on this laptop? When I set UEFI hybrid and disable SafeBoot I'am able to boot from DVD with Ubuntu, and install, but I haven't found a ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

14.04 does not find my windows 8 partition

I am trying to upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 and 14.04 does not find my windows 8 partition it only finds my 12.04.
1
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1answer
34 views

Will upgrading Windows 7 to 8 affect Ubuntu 10.04 (dual-boot)? [closed]

I have two operating systems windows 7(32bit) and ubuntu 10.04(32bit) (dual boot) in my PC. I want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8. But I don't know if this process may affect my Ubuntu 10.04. I ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

Cannot install Ubuntu along with Windows 8 in Sony Vaio

I have created a Live USB by following the steps provided in the Ubuntu page. But when I restart by pressing Shift key it asks me to choose an option. I select EFI USB, but then it starts Windows 8. ...
1
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0answers
102 views

DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Dualboot with Plop

So, I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 dual booted with windows 8. I don't like Ubuntu's boot loader, so I want to use plop instead. Just installing plop boot made it so I couldn't boot Ubuntu, and I had to ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Clarification on sharing NTFS and installing GRUB2 with Windows 8.1

I have a small amount of experience with installing Ubuntu (i.e. dual-booting on a Macbook and replacing Vista on an old HDD), but I am now planning on dual-booting my Asus laptop (currently running ...
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votes
0answers
80 views

Cannot access windows after re-installing ubuntu on dual boot pc [duplicate]

I need help recovering windows 8 on a computer after re-installing ubuntu 14.04. I started with a brand new Lenovo G710 that came with windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted to dual-boot with ubunu, so ...
0
votes
2answers
134 views

Restore Windows 8 GUI Bootloader

I recently installed Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Ubuntu 14.04 as a multi-boot on my pc with help from this page. Everything works great with the chainloading boot. I can boot into whichever OS ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Windows 8 not available in GRUB

I tried to install Ubuntu next to windows 8 (because I really don't like windows 8) but ubuntu lacks some of the things I need that I had on windows 8 for a class I am taking right now. Ubuntu is ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Recovery Partition in Windows 8 hogging space

Ok, I am trying Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu briefly when I had Win7 but that was many many years ago, and went by a lot easier. The issue I'm having is that Windows 8.1 has a ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Problems recovering Ubuntu OR Reinstalling Ubuntu alongside Win8

I am trying to get linux back running on my laptop that has Win8. It used to run before I upgraded to Win8.1 but now, whenever I choose Linux in the boot menu it just returns some messages saying ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

How to install Windows 7 in a PC running Ubuntu 14?

I moved to Ubuntu 14 and love everything about it, that is of course until I recently got a job. It has a strict Windows 7 eco system. they do everything there and I personally am saddened but I need ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Windows 8.1 partitions not detected while installing ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 8.1 installed on my HP Pavillion m6 with three disk drives of 100gb,300gb and 200gb. There is an unallocated space of 100gb i have seperated for linux installation. When I try ...