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Installing Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

So I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to dual boot it with Windows 8.1 and so first I installed my Ubuntu in my laptop and it is installed successfully(I think) so it's working well now I have my Windows ...
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Failed to access Windows 8.1 NTFS partition from ubuntu 13.10, even after disable fast startup

I am using ubuntu 13.04 32 bit and Windows 8.1. When I try to mount Windows 8.1 NTFS Partition it is showing this error messageas below. Previously I was using windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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Advanced partition plan for triple boot Windows, Ubuntu, Arch

Currently I am running a Windows 7 / Ubuntu12.04 dual boot. But I would like to add some other linux distros like Arch and Slackware. Windows will be used only for gaming Ubuntu is for productivity ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu after installing Windows

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I installed Windows 7 on another partition but now on booting I cant see dual boot options and Windows 7 is loaded. How can I run Ubuntu now?
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GNU GRUB, Minimal BASH-like line editing screen displays before the usual GRUB screen when dual-booting Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1

I have read a couple of posts similar to this issue, but it seems many of them could not boot to Ubuntu after getting this screen due to a bad boot manager. It does not seem this is the case for this ...
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Internet slow on Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP i7 Laptop. It is dual-boot setup along with Windows 8. Ubuntu ----installed on--> SSD 32Gb Windows 8 ----installed on--> HDD Problem: Internet works much ...
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Windows 7 cannot start

I had recent problems installing Ubuntu in my pc, sharing the disk with Windows 7. Mouse and keyboard weren´t recognized during the installation in 64 bit. I partially solved the problem when I found ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Once ubuntu is installed, can I still update other operating systems?

Right now, I am a newbie almost ready to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my laptop soon, and have gone through most of the things I need to plan. Lately, I noticed that Microsoft is preparing ...
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Install grub2 to usb-drive in order to boot to hdd-installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 in UEFI mode

I've been trying to find a way to install grub2 to a usb drive, in such a way that I can boot a PC in UEFI mode into Ubuntu, without modifying the UEFI firmware settings in any way or replacing the ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing a second Linux OS?

I want to try Bodhi Linux (which is very close to Ubuntu) beside the already installed Lubuntu Quantual (which was in a dual boot with WinXP). So, I want a 3-boot: to chose between these three at ...
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Windows 7 does not boot correctly on a triple boot system with Windows 8(Consumer Preview), Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Currently on my laptop I have Win7, Win8(Consumer Preview), and Ubuntu 12.04. I am having a problem booting Win7 When I boot the computer the first screen I get is the GRUB boot manager screen which ...
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How to enable hiding grub menu on a dual-boot system?

With GRUB 2, you seem to be able to hide the startup menu (unless someone presses a certain button). But unfortunately grub disables this for multi-OS systems, I've looked up a few other pages. But ...
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Dual boot EFI error: “invalid arch independent ELF magic”

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a pc which already has Windows 7 I get this error: error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub rescue> So I used Supergrub boot disk to get into Ubuntu. And ...
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Dual booting on separate hard drives

I have windows XP professional installed on 1 hard drive and Ubuntu 10.10 on my second hard drive. On start up the computer completely skips the grub menu and boots straight into 10.10. I have tried ...
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How do I dual-boot with Debian?

I want to install Debian Unstable alongside Maverick but I don't want to lose my data. Also my CD drive is Broken.
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I cannot re-install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1

This question may seem repeated but I have other more issues. I installed 8.1 in my dell 5537 and dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04..I worked well..I installed with alongside windows option..It took ...
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Problem cloning root and home before doing an upgrade from Trusty to Utopic

I'm trying to copy root and home to other partitions on my notebook internal drive and then boot from them (root2 and home2). Once it works, it can be an (almost) live backup or I could upgrade from ...
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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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Install Ubuntu in UEFI mode (unable to boot from USB)

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R SE with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported). I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 8. I tried to follow all these instruction and these ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 in a different partition than Windows

I need help installing Ubuntu 13.04 to my computer. I have downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) and burned it to a DVD. I test drove the new distribution and it worked great, but installing it poses a ...
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Can I Install Ubuntu on a older laptop with a intel pentium processor (which doesn't have pae)?

I currently have Ubuntu 11.10, and I finally decided to upgrade. So I downloaded the .iso file from the site (Ubuntu 13.04, 32 bit), and put it on a 2gb thumb drive. I booted from the thumb drive, and ...
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What's the best way to add native-looking links to my NTFS data partition?

I have many documents, backups, movies, photos which I have in a Windows data partition (D: drive) that is on the same box as my Ubuntu installation. I want to be able to use this from Ubuntu, with ...
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How to make ubuntu understand a windows-style folder path as a folder on windows partition?

I have ubuntu and Win7 on dual boot. On windows, a use a program that is set to save things on a given windows folder (like "D:\some folder"). On ubuntu, I can run this exact same program (it's not a ...
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New 12.10 Install, Windows Not in Boot Menu

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new computer alongside my previous Windows 7 installation. Upon booting for the first time (post install) my boot menu only lists Ubuntu. I installed using a ...
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Unable to boot into windows after installing ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows on my machine and then installed Ubuntu 12.04 using USB. I was not getting the option to boot into windows, so I ran boot-repair but still I am not getting option to boot into windows. ...
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Samsung series 9 np900x4c-a03us Dual boot windows 7

how do i get USB install of 12.04 installed? how do i change the BIOS? how do i partition the disk for dual boot? Web instructions for USB ISO bootable image were confusing. Series 9 has new, ...
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Dual boot Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on HP Ultrabook ENVY-4 1002TX

I have purchased a HP Ultrabook ENVY-4 1002TX with 500GB HDD +32GB SSD. It came preinstalled with Windows 7. I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 through a USB stick. It boots up ok, but during ...
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Installer does not see windows trying to dual boot.

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows. What I boot off the install media and run the installer I get to the patition selection window and it tells me that there are no other operating ...
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Grub-Customizer (How to fix your dual-boot in case you miss the right boot option) [closed]

Have you ever installed Grub-Customizer? Yes, it's a nice tool for rearrange our boot system and gain some extra space in the discs. Very usefull though! But, as i recomende that you install this ...
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Help creating Custom Grub2 Entry for Parted Magic 2015 (Have working 2013)

I love parted magic, I want to be able to use the newest version. I got my custom entry from Help Ubuntu and tweaked it a bit to my system and made it simpler. It works with the version from the ...
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Can't boot after deleting EFI boot- and Windows-partition

I got an HP Split x2 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I deleted it, and installed Ubuntu. However, I was wanting to play a few games that didn't work too well on wine, so I created a NTFS partition and ...
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How to boot windows automatically? [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu (dual boot with windows). I want to boot windows automatically unless I manually choose ubuntu. I use grub and startupmanager (yes I know obsolete). I am running ubuntu ...
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Unable to access the Windows drive in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to open the E(called New Volume) drive of windows in Ubuntu 14.04 and it gives me this error message Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/nisarg/New Volume: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to install Windows and Ubuntu on the same machine? [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu on a machine having Windows OS.While installing Ubuntu I was not able to see all the partitions and I had to format the hard drive. Now the result is that I am having the ...
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bios_grub partition in the way of resizing Ubuntu partition

I tried to grow the ext4 partition by shrinking sda4 and then adding the unallocated partition to the ext4 partition, where Ubuntu lives. The selected partition, sda6 (see image), contains the ...
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Windows 8.1 repeatedly corrupts GRUB UEFI boot manager

I am trying to get a dual boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu Precise installation. My laptop is a Sony SVT1313Z9ES. It seems to have a buggy UEFI implementation that always looks for ...
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I'm curious about installing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu

So, I installed and have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a bout a year and a half now, and I am quite happy with it. My only problem is that a lot of games are not supported. I would use WINE for ...
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ubuntu installer is not detecting windows and existing partitions

while instlling ubuntu 12.04/13.04 the installer doesnt detect my partitions and my windows 7 OS, so I cant install them side by side. I create through windows tool the partition D but i cant see it. ...
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dual boot: Windows 8 session lost after Hibernate/Sleep

The problem I'm experiencing is losing the Windows 8 session after sleep/hibernate. When resuming the session I would expect to load directly into Windows, however the GRUB bootloader displays. At ...
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How do I boot to Windows 8 from Ubuntu 13.04 on a dual-boot EFI install? (No Grub) [duplicate]

So I just got a brand new Dell XPS 13 which comes preinstalled with Windows 8 Pro. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 and dual-boot. I made a bootable USB, booted up the Ubuntu installer and found that ...
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How to expnad size of root partition, and using Swap Partition

My computer have 500 GB hard drive, and partition table as following 367 MB - Windows 8 Loader 104 GB - Windows 8 332 GB - Personal Stuff 64 GB - extended from above partition previously it was ~400 ...
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Dual-booting Chrome OS and Ubuntu 13.04 on a PC

Is it possible to install Chrome OS and Ubuntu 13.04 on a x86 System (Core 2 Duo)?
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Installing Ubuntu on another Hard Drive Disk (F:)

I want to install Ubuntu side by side on my Windows XP.But instead of placing it on HDD C: drive, i want to place it on a slave HDD (which would be drive F:).I already tested on a virtual machine in ...
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Windows 8 doesn't allow Ubuntu start-up [duplicate]

Scenario Recently I build up my own desktop and decided to install as first OS Windows 8 (why did I do that...) as always I have both, Ubuntu and Windows, I though that installing Windows first would ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Dual boot UEFI Windows 8 Preinstalled ACER [duplicate]

I have read so many tutorials here on other places, but never see an instruction that is suitable for me. I have tried to boot secureboot in UEFI boot all seems fine in the installation, but after the ...
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Can't resize partition during installation

I want to dual boot windows 7/ubuntu. I have installed gparted, but I can't make a partion because I can't click on the option to resize. How do I work around this? Also. Tried putting windows 7 disc ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 /Windows7 dual boot with ssd and hdd - partitioning & setup

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and Win7 64 bit in dual boot. In few days I'm planing to use SSD 128GB and my current 500GB HDD to dual boot and have no idea how to set this up. There's lot of ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two SSDs with UEFI

I recently built a new system with (Asus)UEFI and two SSDs for boot drives, and an HDD for storage. I installed Windows on the first SSD through the UEFI, and it works fine, I've been using it for a ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu on Windows 7 from E:// drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? I am planning on installing Ubuntu 12 on top of Windows 7 as a dual-bootable system. I have completely emptied the ...