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where is my ubuntu 12.10?

i have 4 partitions. 1 system part of windows. 2 windows installed(7 x64). 3 i common drive for temp files. 4 my drive for my personal data. i downloaded ubuntu 12.10 x64 shrinked my windows ...
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Ubiquity doesn't see any partitions on the Disk

I want to install Xubuntu 12.10 on a system which has already Windows 7 on it. However, the Ubiquity installation program does not recognize any partitions on the system and shows it to me as empty. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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“Bootmgr is missing…” Upon reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install/running ubuntu on extarnal HDD with a windows laptop? Ill take you through the steps I did. Sorry if this question has already been resolved, I'm new to Ubuntu ...
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Can't boot Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP, and I played with it for a like an hour. When I wanted to go back to Windows, I chose the Windows option in the GRUB screen. It just gives a black ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 dual boot - boots directly to Windows 7

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my computer as second OS. I shrank the Windows partition and gave Ubuntu about 40Gb of space. After this I created a live USB having Ubuntu 12.04.1, and booted using the ...
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How to install ubuntu on a second hard drive with windows being on the first?

I have recently got a Alienware M17x R4 and since it has two hard drive bays i was thinking of putting my hard drive from my old laptop and installing Ubuntu on it without making any changes to the ...
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How to make Windows the default OS in grub menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? How to remove duplicate entries in Grub menu? How do I dual-boot Windows by default? I have Windows 7 ...
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Remove Ubuntu 11.10 from Dual Boot Windows XP without XP CD?

I installed Ubuntu on a old Windows XP computer using Dual Boot, i have no XP Cd and desperately need to remove it! EasyBCD does not work on windows XP, iF I just delete the Ubuntu partition all hell ...
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How to remove Wubi, without causing boot issues?

I have Windows 7 as my main host OS, and then i installed Wubi Ubuntu 11.04. Later to this i installed a partition Ubuntu 11.10 ( beta 2). So altogether i have Windows 7, 11.04 (Wubi) 11.10 beta 2 ...
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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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Install linux first before windows

Am i able to install ubuntu first and then install windows? I allocated ubuntu 15gb and im going to load the rest (900gb) for windows but will grub loader work? Or do i have to install windows first ...
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How do I scan my windows partition for viruses from Ubuntu?

I think I might have a virus on my windows partition and I want to scan it from Ubuntu. Is this possible? I would like a program that is free. clamAV I tried clamAV but I couldn't find a setting ...
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Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions? [closed]

If I dual boot install both Ubuntu and Windows, is it safer to install them on two different hard drives than different partitions on the same hard drive? What risks may be involved? For example, ...
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boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures

When I start my laptop, it takes as much as 7 tries to get past the place where the swap gets mounted; if anyone is looking over my shoulder then it becomes 15 tries! My laptop is a lenovo W520 with ...
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How to install grub on usb flash drive?

I was wondering if I could make an os-selecting-hardware-key or something like that. I'm currently using a dual boot system (ubuntu 10.10 + win7) and i want to use an usb drive to specify the OS I ...
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How to shrink Windows partition with unmovable files in dual boot installation [closed]

To install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I have to shrink Windows 7 partition C:. But due to some unmovable files, I cannot shrink as much as I plan by using Windows own shrinking tool. I guess many of ...
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Impossible installing Ubuntu 13.04 in UEFI mode with Windows 8 preinstalled

I know this is a dejavu but let me please explain my problem. When booting 13.04 installation media EFI mode get to a black screen with Grub version 2.00-l3ubuntu3 version appears after selecting ...
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nouveau driver issue when trying to boot ubuntu

i just installed ubuntu, and it says nouveau failed to idle channel 1 and 2. it also says nouveau playlist update failed. i believe this is a video card driver problem. what can i to to resolve this? ...
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NTFS Corruption: Files created in Linux corrupted when Windows Boots

I'm getting some file loss and corruption on my Win7/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot setup. I have a large shared NTFS partition. I have my Windows Docs/Music/etc. directories on that file and have the ...
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Can I keep BURG on a triple boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8?

Having installed windows 8 already on virtual machine, I thought I'd like to see how it actually is, as virtual machine was a bit laggy. Windows 8 can be installed like any other OS, and it supports ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall?

I have a working dual-boot setup (Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7) on my laptop. I got a 320GB HDD with partitions for /, /home, swap, winsys and a big windata partition. There's more than 250GB space occupied ...
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Can not boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on a separate partition, with mount point '/' and boot load information on Windows 7 drive (settings, prior to installing Ubuntu). When I start the system, ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu from the UEFI boot options? [duplicate]

I have a Gigabyte motherboard. GA-Z77X-UD3H to be specific. I recently installed Ubuntu and deleted it again, but it still shows up on the UEFI boot option even if I removed all hard drives connected ...
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Permanently mounting Windows' NTFS partition, fully enabled

I'm transforming a Windows 7 PC into a dual boot system with Ubuntu 10.10. Following other questions on this site, I've mounted my Windows drive by adding this to fstab UUID=blabla /windows ntfs ...
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Installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Can't boot into Windows

I have two internal hard drives; 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for storage. I decided to install Ubuntu on the secondary hard drive. One of the guides I used advised me to make a small boot partition in the ...
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Can I share MySql database files with Windows on dual boot?

I'd like to use in both Ubuntu and Windows (dual boot) my MySql database files residing on a NTFS partition. Will it work? Any gotchas?
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SD card doesn't work well under Ubuntu, but does well under Windows

I own a laptop with a built-in card reader. For the past year or so, I've been coping with a curious problem that seems more software related than hardware. I run a dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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How can I dual-boot a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 when both are installed separately on different physical drives?

How can I dual-boot a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 when both are installed separately on different physical drives? I have two hard drives. hd0 has a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 ...
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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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Black screen after select installing on a Dell Inspiron 14z

I'm trying to do a dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 14z notebook, but I always get a black screen after selecting Install Ubuntu. I've tried to add nomodeset and acpi_osi="Linux" to the boot options, ...
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Increasing Ubuntu (12.04) partition size

I'm running a dual-boot Windows XP/Ubuntu system, and I'd like to increase the size of the Ubuntu partition at the expense of the Windows partition. I've already shrunk the Windows partition, ...
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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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Best practice to keep a NTFS partition constantly mounted?

Hey all, I Dual-boot using a NTFS partition to house shared docs and some program files between Windows and Ubuntu. When this extra media partition isn't mounted automatically at startup it causes ...
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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 ...
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UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD)

UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD) Hello, I'm having trouble setting up a dual-boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8.1) in my ASUS K55VM laptop's hard drive disk (500 GB). I ...
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Lenovo Y500 Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 8: Stuck on Purple Screen

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo y500 with nvidia geforce 750M using uefi. What I've done so far Regular install with Ubuntu disc. (through legacy) Boot repair (recommended) (through ...
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Ubuntu in USB.. Boot from fixed HDD?

I am having Ubuntu 12.04 minimal installed on my USB pen-drive; which I use on several systems as portable OS. I was thinking to edit the boot parameters so that before the main Ubuntu OS is loaded, ...
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UEFI hardware and dual booting with windows

I've been struggling for 3 days trying to dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7. I want to use an SSD for my Ubuntu installation and an hdd for Windows. I realized that I have to install windows first ...
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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 Dual Boot GRUB options/problems

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 (which was factory installed). I have the options to turn off both UEFI and Secure Boot. The insall worked fine and I am able to use both operating ...
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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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Asus X202e VivoBook, dual boot. How to get around UEFI and have Win8 & Ubuntu?

I've gotten my hands on an Asus Vivobook X202e. I like it, handy to use, small, etc etc. Oh, it's the i3 core version. For school I still need Windows * sigh * for the .NET development. (I know, ...
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A glitch after Ubuntu Installation. Cannot boot Ubuntu

I am trying to create a dual boot of Ubuntu 10.10 with Windows 7. My hard disk allocation were as follows: Windows 7 NTFS 100 GB /boot EXT4 200 MB SWAP LINUX SWAP 4 GB / ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu on Lenovo PC's in UEFI mode

First my compliments for this post: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) It explains the dual boot installation very well. The post also says that ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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How to apply TRIM to an NTFS partition on an SSD drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. How can I apply TRIM to this partition?
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How do I add the unallocated space to my ubuntu installation after deleting the Windows XP Partition?

I just deleted the Windows XP partition in the Ubuntu Live CD because I don't use windows xp anymore, now I have this I want to add the remaining space to my ubuntu installation and make ubuntu boot ...
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How can I fix “The creation of swap space in partition #6 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sda) failed” while installing Ubuntu?

Edit: Updated my question with screenshots I have a 500 GB built-in hard disk. I have 3 primary partition. C: - 100GB - Primary Partition - Windows 7 installed D: - 150GB - Primary Partition E: - ...